Blog: Author: Rebecca Smith

StoryWalk® for May: I Am Human by Susan Verde

Our new StoryWalk® features one of the wonderful “I Am” books by Susan Verde:  I Am Human: A Book of Empathy.  You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this special picture book on the following dates (weather permitting, of course–precipitation and winds of 13+ mph can be a challenge):
Friday, May 7 – 10:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday, May 8 – 10:30am – 4:00pm
Monday, May 10 – 10:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday, May 11 -10:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday, May 12 -10:30am – 6:30pm
Thursday, May 13 – 10:30am – 5:30pm  (we hope)
Thursday, May 20 – 10:30am – 5:30pm
More dates to come!
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children—and adults!—to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll along the walkway, you’re directed to the next page in the story.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Join us for Virtual Preschool Story Time!

Young children (ages 3-5) are invited to join us on Zoom for story times, which feature several picture books, songs, and rhymes and last for about 30 minutes. To receive the Zoom link for each story time, please complete the registration form (anytime up until 15 minutes before the program is set to begin).

Story times will take place on the following days:

Tuesday, March 2, 11:00 a.m. –

Tuesday, March 16, 11:00 a.m. – Spring! – Registrants can request a cluster of forsythia cuttings so that children can watch the leaves and blooms emerge over the coming week.

Tuesday, March 30, 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday,  April 13, 11:00 a.m

Tuesday,  April 27, 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 11, 11:00 a.m.


Song & Rhyme Time: At-Home

For those young children and caregivers who have been missing Song & Rhyme Time programs at our library, our Children’s Librarian, Ms. Rebecca, has made several short videos to help families enjoy a bit of the program at home. We miss you and look forward to being able to offer these programs again in person at the library! Stay healthy and safe.

Song & Rhyme Time – Part 1

Song & Rhyme Time – Part 2

Song & Rhyme Time – Part 3


For those who would like a bit more variety, here are some similar kinds of at-home Mother Goose videos being offered by other libraries.

Online Learning for Kids!

There are wonderful interactive websites so that your children can practice skills and keep learning while they are home from school. We will keep adding to this page as we discover more opportunities.


Here is a variety of sites offering math activities for different grade levels:

60+ Awesome Websites for Teaching and Learning Math

Here are sites relating to reading:

11 Free Reading Websites

Free Reading Program


Check out these games to help make reading fun:


Science websites for interactive learning:

From Edheads to Wonderville

Adventures in Chemistry  Resources, activities, videos, games for elementary and high school students (free through March 31)


Are you missing storytime? Here are some videos featuring special readers of entertaining books:

Storyline Online


Don’t forget to keep the A in STEAM! Here are some ways to spark creativity:

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems



Diane Edgecomb, Award-winning Storyteller

On Thursday, July 16, at 3:00 p.m., Diane Edgecomb will tell marvelous stories about “Superheroes Around the World.” People in all countries tell folktales about superheroes with amazing powers! Celebrate our common love of story by coming to hear these exciting and engaging multicultural tales. Recommended for children, ages 4-11.

This program is supported by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.