Children’s Programs

Read about all our many free programs for children held weekly or monthly. We offer programs from infancy through sixth grade!

 

OCTOBER 2021 PROGRAMS

Story Time Yoga with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, October 5th, 10:30 am
Secret Garden, Abbot Public Library
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Join Lindsey for Story Time Yoga in the garden. Lindsey will combine stretching, breathing, songs, poses, and relaxation. Kids will act out the story through yoga poses and stretches. We will end class with a savasana and bubbles (using a bubble machine or/and bubble wands) in the garden.  Please bring along a picnic blanket and a bubble wand, if possible. 

All ages welcome, however the program is geared towards ages 18 months through 4 years. Space is limited, so please call the Children’s Room staff at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 to register. Don’t forget to bring a small blanket or mat. This program is in-person and will be held outdoors in the library’s Secret Garden or in the Meeting Room if weather is inclement. We will be adhering to current social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 safety protocols – please note that masks are now required. Visit Lindsey’s website at www.littlefrogdowndog.com.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Story Time A-Go-Go
Wednesdays, October 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 10:30 am
Outside in the Library’s Secret Garden
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Children are invited to view our weekly Wednesday Story Time A-Go-Go program in the Secret Garden with stories and movement led by early childhood educator Debbie Leibowitz. Story Time A-Go-Go is a program for children from toddlers – ages 4 and up! It is designed to help children make fun, active connections between stories and movement. If the weather is inclement, the story time will be in the library’s Meeting Room. Registration is required, so please call (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 to register.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Storyteller Judith Black with Sustainable Marblehead in Honor of Indigenous People’s Day
Wednesday October 6th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Children in 1st through 5th grades are invited to a storytelling event with Sustainable Marblehead in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Come and hear indigenous “trickster” tales from award-winning professional storyteller Judith Black, followed by a related craft activity. Learn more about Judith at http://storiesalive.com. Registration is required – call the Children’s Room at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237.

 

Make-It, Take-It Craft Afternoons
Thursdays, October 7th and 21st, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Children of all ages are invited to come in and complete a craft to take home and socialize. This is a drop-in program.

 

Books & Brushes with Ms. Marcia
Thursday, October 14th, 3:30 pm
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Children in first and second grade are invited to join Miss Marcia and listen to a story on a seasonal theme, enjoy a snack, and create a related art project. We will sometimes use messy paints, so dress for mess! Registration is required. Please call the Children’s Room to register at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217.

 

Music with Dara
Friday, October 15th, 10:30 am
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Join Dara for a monthly musical program you can enjoy in our garden! With keyboard, felt board, finger puppets, and other engaging visual props, Dara incorporates old favorites and new songs, finger plays, rhythmic activities, creative movement, and instrumental playing. Please bring a shaker of some sort and a scarf. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression and FUN!

The program is ideal for children ages 2-5 years old. Dara VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been teaching at local preschools and performs at libraries, parties, school programs, and special events.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines (masks and social distancing are required), this program is registration only and is limited in space to 20 children. Please call the Children’s Room to register at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217.  

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Miss Bonnie’s Music Class
Monday, October 18th, 10:30 am
For Children Ages 0-5
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Miss Bonnie’s Music Class is a music therapy-based curriculum for kids! Children will explore rhythm, pitch, dynamics, and other aspects of musicality using a variety of instruments. Bonnie earned a Bachelor’s in Music from New York University and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Music Therapy with an emphasis on child development at Lesley University. The goal of this class is to engage children in singing, dancing, and playing while providing the groundwork for cognitive development, fine motor skills, and language. Follow Miss Bonnie on Instagram @MissBonnieMusic and join the fun!

This program is for ages 0-5 years. Caregivers must attend and registration is required. Please call the Children’s Room staff at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 to register.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Story Time and a Craft with Jan
Tuesday, October 19th, 10:30 am
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Children ages 2-5 are welcome to come listen to a story by Jan and do a craft planned around a theme. Caregivers must attend and registration is required. Please call the Children’s Room staff at (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 to register.

 

Halloween Party
Friday, October 29th, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Halloween with the library! We have created some spooky snacks, creepy crafts, ghoulish games, and Halloween-themed stories for kids of all ages. Wear your costume or come as you are. All ages are welcome!

 


 

SEPTEMBER 2021 PROGRAMS

Story Time A-Go-Go
Wednesdays, September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 10:30 am
Outside in the Library’s Secret Garden
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Children are invited to our weekly Wednesday Story Time A-Go-Go program in the Secret Garden with stories and movement led by early childhood educator Debbie Leibowitz. Story Time A-Go-Go is a program for children from toddlers – ages 4 and up! It is designed to help children make fun, active connections between stories and movement. If the weather is inclement, the story time will be in the library Meeting Room. Registration is required, so please call 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 to register.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Make-It, Take-It Craft Afternoons
Thursdays, September 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Children of all ages are invited to socialize and complete a craft to take home. This is a drop-in program.

 

Story Time Yoga with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, September 7th, 10:30 am
Outside in the Library’s Secret Garden
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Join Lindsey for Story Time Yoga in the garden. Lindsey will combine stretching, breathing, songs, poses, and relaxation. Kids will act out the story through yoga poses and stretches. We will end class with a savasana and bubbles (using a bubble machine and/or bubble wands) in the garden. Please bring along a picnic blanket and a bubble wand, if possible.

All ages are welcome; however the program is geared towards ages 18 months through 4 years. Space is limited, so please call the Children’s Room staff at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 to register. Don’t forget to bring a small blanket or mat. This program is in-person and will be held outdoors in the library’s Secret Garden or in the Meeting Room if weather is inclement. Masks and social distancing are encouraged but not required. Visit Lindsey’s website at www.littlefrogdowndog.com.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Miss Bonnie’s Music Class
Monday, September 13th, 10:30 am
For Children Ages 0-5
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Miss Bonnie’s Music Class is a music therapy-based curriculum for kids! Children will explore rhythm, pitch, dynamics, and other aspects of musicality using a variety of instruments. Bonnie earned a Bachelor’s in Music from New York University and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Music Therapy with an emphasis on child development at Lesley University. The goal of this class is to engage children in singing, dancing, and playing while providing the groundwork for cognitive development, fine motor skills, and language. Follow Miss Bonnie on Instagram @MissBonnieMusic and join the fun!

This program is for ages 0-5 years. Caregivers must attend and registration is required. Please call the Children’s Room staff at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 to register.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Story Time and a Craft
Tuesday, September 14th, 10:30 am
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Children ages 2-5 are welcome to come listen to a story by Jan and do a craft planned around a theme. Caregivers must attend and registration is required. Please call the Children’s Room staff at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 to register.

 

Music with Dara
Friday, September 17th, 10:30 am
Outside in the Library’s Secret Garden
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Join Dara for a monthly musical program you can enjoy in our garden! With keyboard, felt board, finger puppets, and other engaging visual props, Dara incorporates old favorites and new songs, finger plays, rhythmic activities, creative movement, and instrumental playing. Please bring a shaker of some sort and a scarf. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression and FUN!

The program is ideal for children ages 2-5 years old. Dara VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been performing at libraries and teaching at local preschools and performs at libraries, parties, school programs, and special events.

Masks and social distancing are encouraged. This program is registration-only and is limited in space to 20 children. Please call the Children’s Room to register at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Story Time and a Craft with Our New Library Director!
Monday, September 20th, 10:30 am
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Children ages 2-5 are invited to a special story time and craft and a chance for parents and caregivers to meet our new director, Kimberly Grad. She is eager to have this casual visit with our families. Registration is required. Please call the Children’s Room to register at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217.

 

Books & Brushes
Thursday, September 23rd, 3:30 pm
Registration Required – call the Children’s Room at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237

Children in first and second grade are invited to join Miss Marcia and listen to a story on a seasonal theme, enjoy a snack, and create a related art project. We will sometimes use messy paints, so dress for mess! Registration is required. Please call the Children’s Room to register at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217.

 

FOCUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Friday, September 24th – Thursday, September 30th

Join us as we focus on awareness and impact of wild weather through programs and curated displays. Visit: https://www.climatecrew.org/ for more information on community response to climate change.

 

Animal Adventures Program
Tuesday, September 28th, 3:30 pm

What do animals do in extreme weather? Children of all ages are invited to visit with an alligator, a snake, and more from Animal Adventures, Family Zoo & Rescue Center. Handlers and animal specialists will explain how animals shelter and eat while coping with extreme weather. The presenters will demonstrate how to interact with the animals kindly and safely during the program.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.

 

Wild Weather Bookmarks to Make and Display in the Children’s Room
Thursday, September 30th, 3:30 pm

Children of all ages are invited to peruse our display of extreme weather books on display and then create bookmarks for our window. Pick a wild weather event and draw and decorate one side of a 8” x 2” bookmark. Children can put their name and age on the other side. All the makings are provided and we will display all the bookmarks in the window of our room.

Our new Library Director, Kimberly Grad, will be on hand to help with the craft and visit with parents, children, and caregivers.

 

Displays on Extreme Weather and Climate Change
Friday, September 24th – Thursday, September 30th
Throughout the library

Find information on climate change and the worldwide impact of extreme weather.