Children’s

Children’s Summer 2019 Programs

 Past Children’s Programs Slideshows


Weird Stories & Folklore of Spencer Bus Tour

All ages are invited Tuesday, October 29th!  The bus tour will stop at various locations in Spencer.  Tour guides, Mary Baker-Wood and Carolyn Bain, will share weird stories and folklore of Spencer on this entertaining bus tour.  The TWO bus tours will be held from 4:00 pm—5:00 pm and from 5:00 pm—6:00 pm.  Signup for ONE tour, either the 4:00 pm or the 5:00 pm.  The bus will leave from the American Legion Post 138 (175 Main St #138, Street, Spencer).  Parking is in the rear of the building.  Come in to hear the weird stories of the legion and enjoy a snack. The bar will be open.  Sign up by visiting, calling the library  (508) 885-7513 ext. 1, at the American Legion or here .  Sponsored by the Richard Sugden Library and the American Legion Post 138, Spencer.


Fall Programs Have Begun!

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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Tune In Togethermusic preschool

meets Thursday, October 3rd (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.

Thursdays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Read, Build, Playread build play

meets the Thursday, October 10th and October 24th.  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!

Icky Sticky

meets Thursday, October 17th.  Toddlers and preschoolers, and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory buffet! Experiment with all sorts of messy fun! 

Halloween Fun

Thursday, October 31st Toddlers and preschoolers, and their caregivers are welcome to this creative play!

Cozy Cornercozy corner

meets the THIRD 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!

CFCE programs will also be held on the FIFTH Thursday of the month from 10:00 am – 11:00 am!


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.


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.


Teens (Grades 6-9) Teens Kinect

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


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

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+.

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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!