Blog: Author: Rebecca Smith

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

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.)

Wingmasters–North American Birds of Prey: Thursday, August 10, 3pm

On Thursday, August 10, at 3:00 p.m., Wingmasters will present its educational program, North American Birds of Prey, which features a variety of real birds of prey and provides lots of interesting information about these magnificent raptors. (Please note: because of the nature of the program, the room needs to be calm and quiet, so this program is not appropriate for children younger than 6.)

For ages 6-11. This FREE program is sponsored by Preotle, Lane & Associates.

Tie-Dye for Kids: Aug. 2, Wednesday, 3 sessions (2:30, 3:00, 3:30)

Don’t miss the tie-dying fun, starting at 2:30pm on Wednesday, August 2! Kids will be able to choose their own colors and tie-dye pattern to create their own personally-designed t-shirt. Sign-up is required:  call the Children’s Room at 781-388-0803 to reserve a spot in one of the sessions and let us know child’s t-shirt size! There will be three sessions to choose from:  2:30, 3:00, and 3:30pm. (The process can get messy, so be sure to wear clothes that won’t mind a possible stain.) This tie-dying activity is appropriate for kids ages 4-10 and will take place on the front lawn of the library.

This program is funded by Preotle, Lane & Associates, Ltd.