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Returned items will remain on your record up to 1 week while they are in quarantine. 

 

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Adults, Teen Mania (Grades 6-12), Imagination Station (K – Grade 5), and Pre-K

Virtual Imagination Station (Grades K-5)

Grab & Go Kits

       

Grab & Go Kits for ages preschool through grade 5 @ your library! The packs include a new book with activities for your family to enjoy. New kits will be available weekly. To request a kit: call: 508-885-7513 x2 or email: rslibraryma@gmail.com.

Fun On-line Puzzles for Kids and Families

On-line puzzles created by Miss Amy. See all “Spencer MA Library”  kids puzzles.

 Puzzle # 1

 Puzzle #2

 Puzzle #3

 

Design your own kids puzzleClick the link. Then, at the top, right of the page, sign in, or sign up for your free account.  Make your puzzle and share it with your friends and family and us!

Virtual Book Scavenger Hunt

Happy Winter Everyone,
We’ve missed creating in-person scavenger hunts for you in the children’s department.
Here is the next best thing–A virtual scavenger hunt that’s fun for the whole family!
**If you don’t have the book yourself, feel free to search our virtual catalog for ideas.

Virtual Book Scavenger Hunt
(Winter version)

Join us for our Winter 2020 home scavenger hunt!
Search your shelves and your memory
for books that fit the following criteria.

Send us your results at rslibraryma.org!

Find a book with the word “winter” within its pages. _________
A book that takes place during the winter. __________
A character who does not like winter or the cold. ___________________
A cookbook that features recipes with soups or hot drinks. ______________
A nonfiction book about animals or plants during the winter. ________
A book that is about a winter holiday. ______
A book that features a scene that takes place around the hearth or fireplace. ____
A nonfiction book about a winter sport. _____________
A book by an author who lives in a warm winter place. ______
An adventure book. _________________

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: A place to play games and learn about NASA.

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

DK Findout: Fun information on lots of subjects!

Nickelodeon:  Find all your favorite Nick shows, videos and games.

Sesame Street: contains coloring pages, make-your-own story and games, featuring big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and friends!

Funology: Filled with magic tricks, secret codes, wacky facts, games, recipes, art and science!

Past Children’s Programs Slideshows

Unattended Child Policy

The responsibility for the safety of children in the library rests with the parent/caregiver: not with library personnel. Children 10 years of age or younger must be accompanied 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).

POSTPONED Until Further Notice

Imagination Station (Grades K-5)

Imagination Station meets Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm and is held October through 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.

 

Toddler Story Hour

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!

Community Connections Wachusett CFCE

Mondays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am  
Parent/Child Playgroup

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!

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Music & Movement

Thursday (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

Toddlers and preschoolers, and their caregivers are welcome to this sensory buffet! Experiment with all sorts of messy fun! 

Cozy Corner

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

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!

 

CHILDREN’S BOOK SALE

There is an on-going Children’s Book Sale located outside the Children’s Room.