Blog: Author: Rebecca Smith

Worm Storytime & Gardening Activity – Tuesday, June 28, 3pm

Kari Percival, Malden artist and author, will read from her new picture book, How to Say Hello to a Worm, and then offer a special gardening activity on the library front lawn. This free program is appropriate for young children (ages 2-5).  For the activity, families should bring a container in which to plant their garden. Suitable containers can be an empty 32-ounce yogurt container (with lid) or an empty plastic half-gallon milk jug or an empty 2-liter soda bottle or a similar-sized flower pot.

Letterboxing & Local Hikes – Wednesday, June 29, 7pm

Learn aboutthe fun and adventurous hobby known as letterboxing: what materials are needed and how to carve a rubber stamp.

Find out about the many nearby parks where you can enjoy hiking in nature as well as searching for letterboxes (Middlesex Fells, Breakheart Reservation, Lynn Woods, Harold Parker State Forest, etc.).

 Appropriate for families with children ages 6-10+.

StoryWalk®: The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley

This month’s StoryWalk® features the marvelous picture book The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley. You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this entertaining story on days when there is no threat of rain or gusty winds.
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.
Our recent StoryWalk® programs are supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Mayor Storytime, Thursday, May 26, 11 a.m.

Join Mayor Gary Christenson for a special storytime on Thursday, May 26, at 11 :00 a.m.  The Mayor will read aloud from some fun new picture books and be available to answer any questions that children might have about what a mayor does. This program is recommended for ages 3-5+. Preschool groups are welcome (just call the Children’s Room in advance).

 

Pumpernickel Puppets: Wednesday, April 20, 3:00pm

On Wednesday, April 20, at 3:00 pm, Pumpernickel Puppets will perform “Sir George and the Dragon,” a show that is appropriate for ages 3-8. Puppeteer John McDonough will also demonstrate how different puppets work and how kids can make their own puppets and put on shows at home. Don’t miss this fun and entertaining family event!

This program is funded by the Anna Yaghjian Fund.

New StoryWalk®: Daniel’s Good Day

Our new StoryWalk® features the wonderful and heartwarming picture book, Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer. You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this fun picture book for the next few weeks on days without rain and blustery winds.
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.
Our recent StoryWalk® programs are supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.