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Pre-K /Toddler        Grades 1-5       Teens Grades 6-8)  Adults


This Summer, beginning June 24, 2019 the Children’s Room will have drop-in crafts available. Join us every week for drop-in crafts and activities.  What will it be this week?  Come find out!  Crafts and activities are available on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30-6:30, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:30 am – 4:30 am.

Toddler and Pre-K

Summer Reading Kickoff Event

All toddlers, pre-K kids, and their caregivers are invited to our summer reading story hour kick off event on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 10:30 am – 11:15 am.  Deb Hudgins will provide an amazing music and movement program!  Come laugh, sing, and dance!  This program is sponsored by Cornerstone Bank.


Summer Reading kick-off Grades K-5

Lindsay’s Puppet Pals will be held Thursday, July 11th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Come see Lindsay and her pals as she shares stories and adventures with all who attend!  This program is open to anyone entering grades K-5 and is held in the Community Room.


Summer Reading Book Groups

Attention in-coming FIFTH graders: Does reading the required summer reading book fill you with dread?  Does it sound boooooring? Come to the library and read it with us instead!  Read Hound dog True by Linda Urban over 6 weeks at the library. Participate the way that fits you best.  Do you want to read aloud, follow along silently, participate in discussions, or just listen?  It all works!  You decide how you learn best. It counts towards summer reading beads! Plus, there’s snacks! It won’t be boring, and that’s Hound Dog True!  Meets Mondays from 5:45-6:45.  Our first meeting will be held on Monday Jul 8, 2019.  Pre-registration is required.  Come to the library to sign-up or call 508-885-7513 ext. 2.

Attention in-coming SIXTH graders: Are you flipping out about reading the required summer reading book?  Does it sound boooooring? Come to the library and read it with us instead!  Read Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen over 6 weeks at the library. Participate the way that fits you best.  Do you want to read aloud, follow along silently, participate in discussions, or just listen?  It all works!  You decide how you learn best. It counts towards summer reading beads! Plus, there’s snacks! 

Meets Thursdays from 2:45-3:45.  Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019.  Pre-registration is required.  Come to the library to sign-up or call 508-885-7513 ext. 2

Attention in-coming SEVENTH graders: Does reading the required summer reading book fill you with dread?  Does it sound boooooring? Come to the library and read it with us instead!  Read A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park over 6 weeks at the library. Participate the way that fits you best.  Do you want to read aloud, follow along silently, participate in discussions, or just listen?  It all works!  You decide how you learn best. It counts towards summer reading beads! Plus, there’s snacks! 

Meets Tuesdays from 1:45-2:45.  Our first meeting is Tuesday, July 9, 2019.  Pre-registration is required.  Come to the library to sign-up or call 508-885-7513 ext. 2.

Attention in-coming EIGHTH graders: Does reading the required summer reading book fill you with dread?  Does it sound boooooring? Come to the library and read it with us instead!  Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck over 6 weeks at the library. Participate the way that fits you best.  Do you want to read aloud, follow along silently, participate in discussions, or just listen?  It all works!  You decide how you learn best. It counts towards summer reading beads! Plus, there’s snacks! 

Meets Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45.  Our first meeting is Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  Pre-registration is required.  Come to the library to sign-up or call 508-885-7513 ext. 2.


Pre-School Programs 

Toddler Story Hour

Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 10:45 am.

Every story time has stories, songs, and movement and ends with either a craft or activity.  Toddlers (aged 18 – 35 months by September 1, 2018) and their caregivers are invited to come and have some fun!  You can register ahead of time or on the day you come.  (See schedule below.)

Pre-K Story Hour

Tuesdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Preschool Story Hour is held for all preschoolers aged 3 years (by September 1, 2018) and up.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate in the program with their child. (Younger siblings are welcome to lap sit with their caregivers if they can or they are welcome to join you in the adjoining children’s room if they cannot.  Crafts will be reserved for Preschoolers). Every story time has stories, songs, and movement and ends with either a craft or activity.  You can register ahead of time or on the day you come.

Summer Toddler & Pre-school Weekly Themes

July 16  Blow Paint Aliens

July 23  Night Sky Chalk Drawings

July 30 Shape Robot Pictures

August 6  Play-doh Space Ships

August 13  Ice Cream & Dance Party


Imagination Station (Grades K-5)

Imagination Station meets Wednesdays from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

Imagination Station Summer Weekly Themes

July 10  Fly a Rocket

July 17  Walking on the Moon is a music program with Julie StepanekThis program is sponsored by the Friends of the Richard Sugden Library and Cornerstone Bank.

July 24  Galaxy Kaleidoscopes

July 31  Cosmic “Stained Glass” Suncatchers

August 7  Dance Party

August 14  Museum of Science presents Night Sky!  The Night Sky planetarium program will be held in the Spencer Town Hall. Kids entering Grades K-12 and their families are invited to see this amazing view of the night sky and learn some cool facts too!  Registration is required for this program.  Sign up for only one time slot (either 2:30-3:00, OR 3:15-3:45).  This program is made possible by a grant from the Museum of Science.

August 15 Summer Reading Finale Stephen the Magician! Join us for our summer reading finale from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pmWe will start the finale with ice cream and end with a program by Stephen the Magician.  Stephen the Magician will wow us with magic and animals.  This program is open to anyone entering Grades K-5.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Spencer Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

“A Universe of Stories” is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


Kindergarten Readiness

Wednesday Aug 21st from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Spencer Residents are invited to the Kindergarten Readiness program with Renee Coro. Come join the music and activities while gathering Kindergarten Readiness information as well.  Meets in the community room for those entering Kindergarten and their caregivers.  Sponsored by Community Connections. A grant program funded by the Department of Early Education and Care. Must be a Spencer resident to attend.


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).


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

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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.

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

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