Blog: Author: Rebecca Smith

The Book Squad – book club for 4th & 5th graders

Beginning November 2, this book club for 4th and 5th graders will meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 4:00pm for about 45 minutes. The program will include an informal book discussion, some snacks, and a book-related activity when appropriate. Sign up at the Children’s Room desk or by calling the Children’s Room at 781.388.0803. Regular attendance is encouraged. Pick up the book from the Children’s Room desk before the club meeting.

December 7 selection:  How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Crowell

January 4 selection:  Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

Book Bunch – book club for 2nd & 3rd graders

Beginning October 19, this book club for 2nd and 3rd graders will meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00pm for 50 minutes. The program will include an informal book discussion, some snacks, and a book-related activity when appropriate. Sign up at the Children’s Room desk or by calling the Children’s Room at 781.388.0803. Regular attendance is encouraged. Pick up the book from the Children’s Room desk 2-3 weeks before the club meeting.

 

October 19 selection:  Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman

November 16 selection:  The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

December 21 selection:  The Creature of the Pines by Adam Gidwitz

January 18 selection: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

February 15 selection:  Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli

March 21 selection:  Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski

April 18 selection:  Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke

May 16 selection:  Selection to come

Firefighter Storytime: Thursday, October 19, 10:30 a.m.

Young children are invited to join us for this special drop-in storytime program on Thursday, October 19, at 10:30 a.m. Malden Firefighter Sara Finn will read aloud a picture book and talk about fire safety and what firefighters do. No registration required. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Preschool groups are welcome, but please call 781-388-0803 in advance.

Preschool Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Storytime for preschoolers (age 3 and older) will be offered weekly on a drop-in basis on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning September 21. Each hour-long program will feature several picture books, songs and rhymes, and a simple craft. No need to register! Just come to the Children’s Room on Thursday and arrive by 10:30 a.m.

(Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate preschool groups in the post-storytime craft activity, but groups are welcome to attend the picture book portion at the beginning of the program.)