Blog: Children’s Program

The category for Children’s programs that will be featured on the Children’s Collection page.

Book Bunch – Book Club for 2nd & 3rd Graders

Beginning October 20, this book club for 2nd and 3rd graders will meet monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00pm for 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 2-3 weeks before the club meeting.

Preschool Storytime (age 3+) starts Oct. 6

Storytime for preschoolers (age 3 and older) will be offered weekly on a drop-in basis on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning October 6. 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 Thursdays 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.)

StoryWalk®: Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark

This month’s StoryWalk® features the wonderful picture book Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark. “This is a book about how childlike curiousity can transform ordinary days into extraordinary adventures.” You are invited to walk around the library building and enjoy this 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, September 29, 10:30 a.m.

Join Mayor Gary Christenson for a special storytime on Thursday, September 29, at 10 :30 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).

 

Camp MPL Merit Badge Challenge

Are you wondering what to do with the Summer Reading Passport that you got at the Ice Cream Social? Well, we have officially launched out Camp MPL Merit Badge Challenge, so wonder no more. Here are the basics…
 
Collect 5 stickers for attending programs, reading books, doing challenges. Once you have 5 stickers you qualify for a merit badge to be handed out at the End of Summer Picnic on August 11th from 2-4pm (sign up required).
 
And for an added incentive for grown up readers, everyone who qualifies for a merit badge will also be entered into a raffle to win a Camp MPL tote bag.

Introducing a New Series: MPL Kid’s Corner

Raising little readers can be a challenge, especially when there are so many things competing for your family’s attention. There are millions of books on the shelves, online games, new educational tools, and resources that are helpful but are difficult to find and preview. Because of this, the MPL staff are putting together a weekly resource for busy families called: MPL Kid’s Corner.

It premieres on Facebook and Instagram and it will highlight the many books and resources available to families with readers 0-12 years old, that are trying to promote a love of literacy and curiosity in their children.  The easiest way to catch this content, is to follow either our Facebook or Instagram page (why not both?) You can also check our pages Thursday mornings at 10 am. We promise to keep the content fresh and interesting and mostly on time. 😉

This week’s post highlights our ebook resource: Tumble Books Library. TumbleBooks animate children’s books as a way to promote language acquisition and a joy of reading. They regularly update content with new titles, many books that you can find at the library, but with additional resources that help little readers learn to follow along and read on their own. You can watch the video here that introduces TumbleBooks and details how to get started. (Don’t forget you’ll need your library card # and library pin # for any library provided eResource.)

And keep an eye out for our new content weekly!

 

Check out our latest information about World Book Kids!

Here is a list of book recommendations for kids of many ages!

Check out Comics Plus

Try Creativebug!

Got Crafty Kids?

When you visit the library, don’t forget to check at the Information Desk to see if there are any “take-and-make” craft kits being offered. There’s usually some craft available that kids can take home and which will only require a few basic items like scissors and a glue stick in order to create the finished product. Questions? Call the Children’s Room direct at 781-388-0803.

Malden Public Library is officially a NASA@ My Library partner!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Malden Public Library has been selected to be part of NASA@ My Library, a nationwide science-technology programming initiative.

Get ready for some STEAM and NASA programs, everyone! This program is focused on getting the youth into STEAM programs related to space, but we will have live and online events for patrons of all ages!

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