Blog: Children’s Program

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

Nature Journaling with Clare Walker Leslie

 

Whether sitting by the Pine Banks’ Pond, exploring the heights of Waitt’s Mount, or digging in the Malden Community Garden we have so much nature to explore here in Malden. Illustrator and Nature Educator Clare Walker Leslie (http://www.clarewalkerleslie.com/) will be at the Malden Public Library on Monday June 27th from 3-5pm presenting “How to Setup and Keep a Seasonal Nature Journal.” Participants will be encouraged to use words and drawings to deepen their understanding of the natural world with emphasis on drawing to learn more than learning to draw. This event will start inside and, weather permitting, move outside to the Library’s lawn.

 

 

 

This event is open to all ages 10+, teens, and adults. No previous art experience required. Pencils and paper will be available but participants are welcome to bring their own drawing tools.

This program, sponsored by the Friends of the Malden Public Library, is free and open to the public. The Malden Public Library is located at 36 Salem St., Malden, MA 02148. To learn more about our 2022 Summer Reading Programing, email us at info@maldenpubliclibrary.org .

 

Register below, call us at (781) 324-0218, or stop by the Information desk.

 

 

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.

 

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!

@STARLibraries @AmericanLibraryAssociation #STEMinLib

Universal Class offers 500 Courses – including Parenting Skills

Good parenting skills are something we learn, not something we are born with. Universal Class offers over 500 online continuing education courses, including parenting skills such as basic parenting, behavior management, positive parenting techniques, early childhood development, and many more.  Check out Universal Class at https://maldenpubliclibrary.org/elibrary/page/4/