Children’s

Children’s Summer 2019 Programs

 Past Children’s Programs Slideshows


Springfield Symphony Orchestra presents:

A Musical Petting Zoo!

Thursday, November 21st from 5:30-6:30, Grades K-5 and their families are invited. After an introduction to the instruments, participants get a chance to bow a violin, blow a horn or tap out a rhythm on a drum. Here’s your chance to try an instrument in a judgment-free zone that encourages exploration and excitement!


Imagination Station (Grades K-5)

Imagination Station meets Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm and is held October 1, 2019 until mid-May.


Crafternoons with Ms. Diane! (GradesK-5)

What will you create this week?  What materials will you use?  Whether you use paint, paper, glue, chalk, markers, crayons, yarn, ribbons, wallpaper, you name it— it is bound to be filled with creativity.  Bring your curiosity and your ideas.  We’ll provide the supplies!  Open to anyone in Grades K-5 from 4:00-4:45 on Wednesdays!


Paws To Pages

LAST Thursday of each month  from 4:00-4:45 pm. Paws and Pages encourages children to become better readers by sharing a book with trained therapy dogs. This program is possible because of a generous volunteer and her canine helper.


Toddler Story HourToddler Reading

Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:45 am.
Looking for a fun activity to do with your toddler? Come to toddler story hour and meet other parents, enjoy songs, movements, stories, and a craft with your toddler! This group is geared for toddlers and their caregivers age 18 months-35 months by September 1st. Caregivers must remain in the room with their toddler and pre-registration is required. Register by calling or visiting the library. Note: The first 15 toddlers and their caregivers to arrive will be allowed into class that day. If we are full, try again next week.

Pre-K Story Hour

Tuesdays from 11:00-12:00.

Sign up for Pre-K story hour and enjoy songs, movements, stories, and a craft! This group is geared for Pre-K children ages 3 years by September 1st. Caregivers must remain on the same floor as their child and pre-registration is required. Register by calling or visiting the library.  Note: The first 15 Pre-K children to arrive will be allowed into class that day. If we are full, try again next week. We’d love to have you attend!


Cordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) Programs

CFCE is a grant program funded by the Department of Early Education & Care. Visit CFCE at wachusettcfce.com

Parent/Child Playgroup

Mondays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am  

Parent-Child Playgroup is designed to expose youngsters to activities and social behaviors that develop early literacy skills and strengthen language development, all while playing with other children that range in age from birth to 4.5 years! No program September 23rd.

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Thursdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Music & Movementmusic preschool

meets Thursday, November 7th (from 10:00 am – 10:45 am). Toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to attend this music & movement program, led by music educator, Deb Hudgens.

Icky Sticky

meets Thursday, November 21st.  Toddlers and preschoolers, and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory buffet! Experiment with all sorts of messy fun!


Community Connnections Programs to be held other months:

Cozy Cornercozy corner

meets the Thursday of the month.  Toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to attend this hour long relaxing program, as you get to snuggle up and listen to a few stories then wiggle your way into a song and dance, shaking your sillies out in between each book shared!

Read, Build, Play

read build play

meets the Thursday of the month.  Toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome to attend this hour long creative program.  All activities relate to STEM: science, technology, engineering and math!  Come have fun and learn while creating!  Children expand their problem-solving skills, while developing social skills with kids their own age as they build!  Designing majestic block castles, intricate pipe systems, fairy-tale tree houses, magnetic robot towers, a busy train station, and LEGO fortresses!


 WEB LINKS

Grammar Blast 

Answer 10 questions and earn up to 100 game points. To play just choose a quiz below. Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5.

Typing Club

Learn typing for free!

NASA Kids Club

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! 


Parents / Caregivers

IPAD! Available for use in Children’s Room! 


Discount Museum Passes

The Richard Sugden Library has reduced price passes to the Ecotarium, Old SturbridgeVillage, Massachusetts State Parks (free), Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and the USS Constitution Museum (free).


Teens (Grades 6-9) Teens Kinect

Check out the Teen Page for information on programs and more!


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.


Borrow a Hot Spot (Free WiFi device)

The Library Hot Spot is a small, easy-to-use mobile device that allows you to connect Wi-Fi enabled devices like laptops, tablets, and smartphones to the internet for free.  The Hot Spot can be used at home, in a car, at the park…

Borrowers must be 18+ years with a library card in good standing. They go out for 2 weeks with no renewal. For more information click here.