Love talking about books? So do we! Join Rebecca and Heidi via Zoom as we share what we’ve been reading (both on our own and in our book clubs) and suggest books that you might enjoy.
A Zoom link will be posted here a few minutes before the event.
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.
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.
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:
Here are sites relating to reading:
Check out these games to help make reading fun:
Science websites for interactive learning:
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:
Don’t forget to keep the A in STEAM! Here are some ways to spark creativity:
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Kids 12 and under are invited to wear their costumes and visit the Children’s Room on Thursday, October 31, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm to receive a treat! Our library is #7 on Malden’s Trick or Treat Treasure Map.
For more details and information about getting the Treasure Map, visit the event page at the Chamber of Commerce website.
On Wednesday, May 4, at 3:00 p.m., Creature Teachers will introduce children to several real animals from the rainforest! Learn interesting facts about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for ages 4-10.
This FREE program is funded by the Friends of the Malden Public Library.
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.