With April’s showers (hopefully!) behind us and May’s flowers in full bloom, Storytime is now meeting solely in the Garden! Along with our Winter coats, we’ve packed away the need to register. Since we’re outside, everyone is welcome to attend.
Officially, Storytimes will continue to meet inside at the Queset House throughout the rainy month of April. Because Spring has officially sprung, however, we know we can count on some sunny days! This means that the location for Storytime will be weather-dependent each day. On mornings when we get those infamous April showers, we’ll be meeting inside.
Storytimes will continue to meet inside at the Queset House until the weather improves. As we stay cozy inside for these next few weeks, please be aware of our latest guidelines:
Now that we're a couple of months into winter storytimes, we are really getting into our routines! We're still looking ahead to lovely weather and to moving back outside, but in the meantime, please remember these guidelines:
Space is limited and registration is required. Registration will open two weeks before the first storytime of the month. You will be registered for that storytime for the entire month. Registration is now open for all February storytimes.
There's nothing better than working together!
Last month, we put out a huge sticker mosaic in Youth Services for everyone to work on. It took up our entire central work table, and everyone who came in had the opportunity to add a sticker (or 10!). Each square on the page had a letter, and each sticker color corresponded with a particular letter. If you worked on it at all in the past month, you know that it wasn't easily identifiable up close, but now that it's done and hanging in our window, it's been revealed!
Do you like hot cocoa, snuggly kittens, new friends, and dragonfruit? OF COURSE you do! How about frozen boogers, being told "no", stinky ghost burps, and even stinkier durian fruit? Maybe not so much? We don't blame you. But hey, don't knock it 'til you try reading about it...
The books we talked about during December's Book Share program for kids in grades K-3 feature all of the above! Missed the meeting? Keep reading for fun new book recommendations.
Winter is coming! As the weather gets colder, storytimes must move inside. We’ll continue to run our weekly storytimes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30 AM, but there will be a few changes.
As of January 3, 2022, the following guidelines will be in place for all storytimes:
Space is limited and registration is recommended. Registration will open two weeks before the first storytime of the month. You will be registered for that storytime for the entire month. Registration is now open for all January storytimes.
Halloween sure is a spoooooky time! But don't be scared that you've missed out on our new kids' MCBA book club!
Have you been seeing signs for the MCBA book club? Maybe you’ve found our book display in Youth Services, or noticed those stickers on some book spines. Maybe you even saw our video about the book club! Wondering what it’s all about? Here are 5 things to know about MCBA!
1. What is MCBA?
MCBA stands for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Award. Each year, a committee nominates 20 books for kids to vote as the best book this year.