Kids

Summer Reading is coming soon!


 IPAD! Available for use in Children’s Room! 


 CFCE Programs Through MAY 2107

The following FREE pre-school programs are provided on Thursdays by the Wachusett, Spencer, Leicester, North & East Brookfield Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Grant.

Friends circle

Meet Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 in the Richard Sugden Library, Spencer, Community Room. 

Questions? Contact the CFCE at 508-885-2934 or email wachusettcpc@hotmail.com

music preschool

Tune in Together Free Parent /Child Event with Ms.Caica will be held at the Richard Sugden Library on the FIRST Thursday of each month from 11:00 am-Noon. This program is funded through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care.

Icky Sticky

Icky Sticky Playtime Pre-school Sensory Play Activities; Fun with Goop, Slime, Sand, Water, Dough etc€¦ will be held at the Richard Sugden Library on the SECOND Thursday of each month, from 10:30am €“- 11:30am. This program is funded through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care.

cozy corner

Cozy Corner: A place to READ, SHARE & GROW will be held at the Richard Sugden Library on the THIRD Thursday of each month, from 10:30am – 11:30am. Free books for each family participating. This program is funded through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care.

read build play

Read, Build, Play!  (Full S.T.E. A.M. AHEAD Series) Will be held at the Richard Sugden Library on the FOURTH Thursday of each month, from 10:30am €“- 11:30am. Bringing play to story time and engineering to life. This program includes stories, music and play activities with a variety of construction materials. This program is funded through a grant from the Department of Early Education and Care.


Full Steam Ahead at the Richard Sugden Library!

Steam Logo

Watch our slideshow and get information on the STEAM program! Check out our Full Steam Ahead, pre-k hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, & math programs.  Pre-k hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, & math programs. It’s all free! Can’t make it to the events?  Come to the library to experience our indoor and outdoor discovery zone! Something new to try every time you come!  This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (16.75.03).Steam Grant attribution


STEAM SCIENCE KITS

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Check out one of our science kits today! Part of the LSTA grant funds were used to make up these exciting kits so that your preschooler can have fun exploring different STEAM topics at home.  The kits include several books, DVD’s or CD’s, activities and manipulatives. They circulate for three weeks. Themes kits available so far are : Electricity, Motion, Sound and Magnets. Nature, Color, and Water kits are coming soon! The kits must be picked up and returned to the Richard Sugden Library’s Children’s Room.
Steam Grant attribution


 Pre-School Programs

Pre-School Story Hour runs from mid-September to Mid-May.

Toddler Story Hours are held Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:50 am.
Pre-K Story Hours are held Tuesdays from 11:00-12:00.

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Pre-school programs are held mid-September to mid-June on Thursdays for 1 hour starting at 10:30 or 11:00 am at the Richard Sugden Library.


Paws and Pages

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FIRST Thursday of each month from 4:00-4:45 

Paws and Pages encourages children to become better readers by sharing a book with trained therapy dogs.  This program is made possible by the generosity of trainer, Barbara Laborde and her canine helper.  Reserve a time slot by calling 508-885-7513, emailing rslibraryma@gmail.com, or in person at the children’s desk beforehand or the day of the program.


UNATTENDED CHILD POLICY

Child 2014The responsibility for the safety of children in the library rests with the parent/caregiver and not with the library personnel€¦ Children 10 years of age or younger must be attended by a parent or adult caregiver while in the library. The parent or caregiver must be in the immediate vicinity of and in visual contact with the child.(See Librarian for the complete policy.)


CHILDREN’S BOOK SALE

Book with Door   There is an on-going Children’s Book Sale, in the Children’s Room.


 WEB LINKS

ABC Mouse com

Age of Learning’s award winning online curriculum includes 5000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities for ages 2-7+.

question mark psychadelicDK FIND OUT  See, learn, and explore almost everything!

homeworkB. J. PINCHBECK’S HOMEWORK HELPER  contains more than 700 links which include homework-help, puzzle making, fun sites and more for students, parents, and teachers,  Created by the folks at Discovery Communications.

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FACT MONSTER HOMEWORK HELPER  contains information about, search tips, homework topics listed by subject area, improving study, speaking and listening, note-taking skills and improving writing techniques.

slimeNICK.COM  Check out Nickelodeon for kids music, games, web lab and more.

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SESAME STREET 
contains coloring pages, make-your-own story and games, featuring big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and friends!

laughterFUNOLOGY.COM  is filled with magic tricks, secret codes, wacky facts, games, recipes, art and science!