Children’s Programs

APRIL 2021 PROGRAMS

To access the Abbot Public Library’s virtual children’s programs, please visit the Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel.

 

Music, Movement, and More with MaryBeth Maes
Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) of the North Shore Program
Mondays, April 5th and 19th, 10:30 am

Please Note: Abbot Public Library is CLOSED for all services on Monday, April 19th for Patriots’ Day

MaryBeth Maes performs “Music, Movement, and More,” as Music and Movement Facilitator with the CFCE of the North Shore. MaryBeth uses children’s favorite’s and her own original children’s songs to engage toddlers in moving and dancing, (gross motor skills), memorization, counting, rhyming, spelling, colors, singing, and more.  Her videos through music teach children how to follow instructions, and encourage parents to join in and help the littlest ones. She keeps her programs upbeat and fun. 

Children from birth to five years old are invited to this interactive program of songs, stories, and dancing. The video will be posted on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel.

This program is funded by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools to serve families on the North Shore.

 

Story Time Yoga with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, April 6th
, 10:30 am
Accessible on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

Come join Lindsey Kravitz for a fun online yoga story time with songs, books, poses, and quiet time. The program is 30 minutes and works well for babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children, along with their caregivers. Watch the video on April 6th on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel! You can visit Lindsey’s website at www.littlefrogdowndog.com

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

 

Story Time A-Go-Go
Wednesday, April 14th
, 10:30 am
Accessible on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

Children are invited to view our monthly Wednesday Story Time A-Go-Go program online 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. The videos will be posted monthly on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

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

 

Music with Dara
Friday, April 16th
, 10:30 am
Accessible on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

Join Dara online for a monthly musical video program you can enjoy from home! 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. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression, and fun! The program is ideal for kids ages 2-5 years old. Dara VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been performing at libraries and teaching at local preschools for over 20 years. The videos will be posted monthly on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel.

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

 

Songs with Spencer
Tuesday, April 20th
, 10:30 am
Accessible on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

Come join us online for Songs with Spencer! You’ll hear many old favorites, a story or two, and some brand new tunes never heard before! Each performance includes a segment on social & emotional development, with the help of our beloved orange monster friend, Bowie. We’re so excited to make music for you all – get ready to sing and dance along! The videos will be posted monthly on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel

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

 

Food Explorers Program
Wednesday, April 21st, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Outside in the Library’s Secret Garden

How do a few tiny seeds become the fruits and vegetables we love to eat? What do birds, butterflies, and bees have to do with our favorite foods? And how can the scraps from our plates help us grow more food? Find out the answers to these questions and more during Food Explorers, the Abbot Public Library’s newest STEM program for kids! Follow your food as it goes from seed to compost and farm to table. Each session will include stories and activities, as well as a take-home craft or simple science experiment to help us explore and connect to the food we eat. Join us in April as we kick off with a very special seed- and garden-themed story time in the Library’s Secret Garden to celebrate Earth Day!

This monthly program is best suited for children in kindergarten through second grade. Pre-registration is required as space is limited — to register please call the Children’s Room at (781)631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237.

This program is in-person and will be held outdoors. We will be adhering to current social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 safety protocols. Please dress for the weather, and note that masks are required for all participants and caregivers. In case of rain, the event will be held the following Wednesday, April 28th. 

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

 

Starting a Seed Library (Library Sprouts)
Beginning Thursday, April 22
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Available for Curbside Pickup – call the Children’s Room at 781-631-1481, Ext. 217 to inquire about available seeds

Kids who are interested in starting their own garden, indoors or out, can take out seeds from the library starting this month. Choose a type of seed, up to three different kinds, and get up to five seeds of each kind. Seeds will be put in a small labelled bag inside the curbside bags or can be picked up on browsing day. Planting guidelines will be included. 

Later in the summer, kids can gather seeds produced from their plants or from friends and donate them to the Children’s Room seed collection. The result will be that eventually, we will have a revolving children’s library of seeds from local gardens.