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Tuesday June 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kindergarten Prep Classes  
    Contact: Children's Services Department   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Kindergarten PrepLooking for an alternative to preschool?  This program supports parents in their roles as their child's first and most influential teachers.  During this 7-week workshop, we will introduce you and your child to library resources, provide opportunities for social play and skill development, and teach you a variety of fun math, reading, and writing activities that you can do with your child at home to help prepare them for school.

This workshop is for kids entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 who will not attend preschool.

Registration is required.  To register, please call the Children's Services Department.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM A Get Ready for Kindergarten Program  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

The YMCA Family & Community Partnership

invites your family to a FREE "Get Ready

for Kindergarten" event for children entering

Kindergarten in September 2017.  The "D.W. Counts

Down to Kindergarten" traveling play performed by City Stage Co. starts @ 10:30, followed by a performance

by Mr. Kim of Appletree Arts @ 11:00.  A book giveaway is also included!  

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop in Legos  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Stop and create with friends!  Complete a challenge-of-the

day or browse through our collection of Lego idea books to

build your own.  This program supports STEAM (Science, Technology,

Engineering, Arts & Math) learning.

For kids in grades K thru 5.  No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   
Mother Goose on the LooseA special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills.
 
For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver.
 
No registration required.
            
    Location: Meeting Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Kindness Rocks!  
    Contact: Children's Services Department   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Inspire others with acts of kindness this

summer !  Paint an assortment of rocks, write words

of kindness on them, and build our library rock garden

outside.  People are invited to take a rock and leave one

in its place.  This program is for kids ages 8 - 12.

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN 2 WEEKS PRIOR

    Location: Children's Program Room
   3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to Finnegan  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Finnegan the Dog

 

Sign up to read to our very special “read” dog!

Finnegan is trained to sit with your child and listen to them read.  This kind of support from lovable puppies

can foster your child’s self-confidence, build reading skills, and it’s just plain fun!

Choose a 15-minute time slot by clicking on the Register button below.

Because of greatly increased interest in this program, we ask that only children who are reading independently register.  Call the library to inquire about time for our younger patrons who cannot read on their own.  Thank you!

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Night  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun movie!  Feel free to come

in your jammies and bring a blanket to relax

on while you watch!  All ages are welcome.

Please give us a call for the movie

title.


Thursday June 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Music Mashup (please note the time change)  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THE SUMEMR!!

An engaging and interactive program developed for families with children ages 2 through 5.  

We will use instruments, scarves, and other toys while we read, dance to music, and make some noise!

No registration required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Brownies & Board Games  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Fill the afternoon slump with board games and your

bellies with brownies!  We have a wide assortment of 

games to play, or bring your own.  Be sure to invite a 

friend along.  For families with children ages 6 - 12.

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN 2 WEEKS PRIOR

    Location: Children's Program Room

Friday June 30, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time (please note time change)  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplay

as we build your child's early literacy skills.

For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult!  

No registration required.

    Location: Meeting Room

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   
Mother Goose on the LooseA special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills.
 
For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver.
 
No registration required.
            
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Night  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun movie!  Feel free to come

in your jammies and bring a blanket to relax

on while you watch!  All ages are welcome.

Please give us a call for the movie

title.


Thursday July 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Music Mashup (please note the time change)  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THE SUMEMR!!

An engaging and interactive program developed for families with children ages 2 through 5.  

We will use instruments, scarves, and other toys while we read, dance to music, and make some noise!

No registration required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room

Friday July 7, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplay

as we build your child's early literacy skills.

For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult!  

No registration required.

    Location: Meeting Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafternoon  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Drop by the Children's Room

and make the craft of the day!

We will have all the fun materials

you will need!  All ages are welcome.


Monday July 10, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM STEM Towers  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Explore engineering as we complete building

challenges:  build the tallest newpaper tower, 

try your hand at giant Jenga, and more!

For kids ages 8 - 12.  Registration will begin

2 weeks prior to event.


Tuesday July 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kindergarten Prep Classes  
    Contact: Children's Services Department   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Kindergarten PrepLooking for an alternative to preschool?  This program supports parents in their roles as their child's first and most influential teachers.  During this 7-week workshop, we will introduce you and your child to library resources, provide opportunities for social play and skill development, and teach you a variety of fun math, reading, and writing activities that you can do with your child at home to help prepare them for school.

This workshop is for kids entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 who will not attend preschool.

Registration is required.  To register, please call the Children's Services Department.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   
Mother Goose on the LooseA special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills.
 
For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver.
 
No registration required.
            
    Location: Meeting Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Brown-Bag-It Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Bring your lunch to the library for a

picnic and stories!  We'll eat outside

on the grass, weather-permitting, so

be sure to bring some blankets!  New books will 

be featured and read by Miss Katrina :)

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN 2 WEEKS PRIOR.

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Night  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun movie!  Feel free to come

in your jammies and bring a blanket to relax

on while you watch!  All ages are welcome.

Please give us a call for the movie

title.


Thursday July 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Music Mashup (please note the time change)  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THE SUMEMR!!

An engaging and interactive program developed for families with children ages 2 through 5.  

We will use instruments, scarves, and other toys while we read, dance to music, and make some noise!

No registration required.

 

    Location: Meeting Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch with Your School Librarians  
    Contact: Children's Services Staff   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

The Northboro school librarians- Ms. Kellner, Ms. Giancola, Ms. Remillard, and Ms. King  are coming for lunch!  Bring your box or bag lunch and come hang out with your library teacher.  Talk about what you're reading, do some Reader's Theater, and enjoy the company of good friends!

Registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Friday July 14, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time @ Assabet Park on Rt. 135  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplay

as we build your child's early literacy skills.

For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult!  

No registration required.  Today's Toddler Time will take place @ Assabet Park!

    Location: Meeting Room

Monday July 17, 2017
   7:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Wear your pj's, bring your favorite stuffy and

come listen to some stories before bedtime!

Families are welcome :)


Tuesday July 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kindergarten Prep Classes  
    Contact: Children's Services Department   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Kindergarten PrepLooking for an alternative to preschool?  This program supports parents in their roles as their child's first and most influential teachers.  During this 7-week workshop, we will introduce you and your child to library resources, provide opportunities for social play and skill development, and teach you a variety of fun math, reading, and writing activities that you can do with your child at home to help prepare them for school.

This workshop is for kids entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 who will not attend preschool.

Registration is required.  To register, please call the Children's Services Department.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Drop in Legos  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Stop and create with friends!  Complete a challenge-of-the

day or browse through our collection of Lego idea books to

build your own.  This program supports STEAM (Science, Technology,

Engineering, Arts & Math) learning.

For kids in grades K thru 5.  No registration necessary.

 

    Location: Children's Program Room

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   
Mother Goose on the LooseA special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills.
 
For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver.
 
No registration required.
            
    Location: Meeting Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories & Songs to Build a Better World with Davis Bates  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Hear how the bear missed the train, how coyote got

his howl, and about the bravery of a rainbow-colored

parrot.  Be prepared to sing, move and dance!

Families are welcome!

   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Night  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun movie!  Feel free to come

in your jammies and bring a blanket to relax

on while you watch!  All ages are welcome.

Please give us a call for the movie

title.


Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Young Scientists - presented by the YMCA Community Partnership  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

In this free workshop, children will learn

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

concepts through hands-on activities, storytime, challenges

and simple experiments.

 Registration is required for each session and will open 2 weeks prior to the session date

                                 For children ages 3 - 5 with their caregiver (siblings are welcome).

    Location: Children's Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fantastic Beasts  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Explore the Wizarding World and its fantastic

beasts through the lens of an American muggle 

(aka No-Maj).  Trivia, art, and fun snacks will happen

today!  For kids ages 8 - 12.  Registration will begin

two weeks prior to this event.


Friday July 21, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplay

as we build your child's early literacy skills.

For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult!  

No registration required.

    Location: Meeting Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafternoon  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Drop by the Children's Room

and make the craft of the day!

We will have all the fun materials

you will need!  All ages are welcome.


Monday July 24, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Kindness Rocks!  
    Contact: Children's Services Department   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Inspire others with acts of kindness this

summer !  Paint an assortment of rocks, write words

of kindness on them, and build our library rock garden

outside.  People are invited to take a rock and leave one

in its place.  This program is for kids ages 8 - 12.

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN 2 WEEKS PRIOR

    Location: Children's Program Room

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kindergarten Prep Classes  
    Contact: Children's Services Department   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Kindergarten PrepLooking for an alternative to preschool?  This program supports parents in their roles as their child's first and most influential teachers.  During this 7-week workshop, we will introduce you and your child to library resources, provide opportunities for social play and skill development, and teach you a variety of fun math, reading, and writing activities that you can do with your child at home to help prepare them for school.

This workshop is for kids entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 who will not attend preschool.

Registration is required.  To register, please call the Children's Services Department.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Crafternoon  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Drop by the Children's Room

and make the craft of the day!

We will have all the fun materials

you will need!  All ages are welcome.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mini-Golf in the Stacks  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Mini-golf in the stacks is not your

typical golfing experience!  Wind your way

through a 9-hole mini-golf course in the

Children's Room.  Fun for families.  A tee time

is required and will be open for registration on July 11th.


Wednesday July 26, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Mother Goose on the Loose  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   
Mother Goose on the LooseA special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills.
 
For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver.
 
No registration required.
            
    Location: Meeting Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Night  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Join us for a fun movie!  Feel free to come

in your jammies and bring a blanket to relax

on while you watch!  All ages are welcome.

Please give us a call for the movie

title.


Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM UFUND's Start U Reading Program with Winnie the Pooh  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Join us for UFUND's Start U Reading program

with Winnie the Pooh!  There will be stories and a photo

op with Winnie.  Come meet the most loveable bear this summer!

For families.


Friday July 28, 2017
   9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM Toddler Time @ Assabet Park on Rt. 135  
    Contact: Katrina   508-393-5025 x.4   kireland@cwmars.org
   

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplay

as we build your child's early literacy skills.

For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult!  

No registration required.  Today's Toddler Time will take place @ Assabet Park!

    Location: Meeting Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Brown-Bag-It Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Bring your lunch to the library for a

picnic and stories!  We'll eat outside

on the grass, weather-permitting, so

be sure to bring some blankets!  New books will 

be featured and read by Miss Katrina :)

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN 2 WEEKS PRIOR.


Monday July 31, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Museum of Science: Blizzards!  
    Contact: Children's Room Staff   5083935025   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Engineer a tree house to withstand high winds,

and save skiers from a wild mountain avalanche.

With two exciting activities, this hands-on

workshop gives kids a chance to plan, build and test

their designs against the forces of nature.  For

kids ages 6-12.  Registration will begin 2 weeks prior to this event.


Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kindergarten Prep Classes  
    Contact: Children's Services Department   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Kindergarten PrepLooking for an alternative to preschool?  This program supports parents in their roles as their child's first and most influential teachers.  During this 7-week workshop, we will introduce you and your child to library resources, provide opportunities for social play and skill development, and teach you a variety of fun math, reading, and writing activities that you can do with your child at home to help prepare them for school.

This workshop is for kids entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 who will not attend preschool.

Registration is required.  To register, please call the Children's Services Department.

    Location: Children's Program Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Tower Hill Botanical Garden-Trash to Treasure Bird House  
    Contact: Children's Services Department   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Come craft bird houses using upcycled milk cartons!

The importance of recycling, rethinking and reusing everyday objects will be discussed,

as well as what type of birds you may find in your yard!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED    FOR AGES 7-12

    Location: Children's Program Room

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kindergarten Prep Classes  
    Contact: Children's Services Department   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Kindergarten PrepLooking for an alternative to preschool?  This program supports parents in their roles as their child's first and most influential teachers.  During this 7-week workshop, we will introduce you and your child to library resources, provide opportunities for social play and skill development, and teach you a variety of fun math, reading, and writing activities that you can do with your child at home to help prepare them for school.

This workshop is for kids entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 who will not attend preschool.

Registration is required.  To register, please call the Children's Services Department.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kindergarten Prep Classes  
    Contact: Children's Services Department   508-393-5025 x.4   childrens@northboroughlibrary.org
   

Kindergarten PrepLooking for an alternative to preschool?  This program supports parents in their roles as their child's first and most influential teachers.  During this 7-week workshop, we will introduce you and your child to library resources, provide opportunities for social play and skill development, and teach you a variety of fun math, reading, and writing activities that you can do with your child at home to help prepare them for school.

This workshop is for kids entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018 who will not attend preschool.

Registration is required.  To register, please call the Children's Services Department.

    Location: Children's Program Room

Thursday August 31, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Minecraft Club  
    Contact: Bonny Krantz   508-393-5025 ext. 7   bkrantz@cwmars.org
   

Join our growing club! You are not required to have your own Minecraft account to participate. This club is for all students in grades 6-12.  Registration is required, space is limited.  All club meetings will take place in the Computer Lab. Due to the popularity of this program and the limited space it is very important that you let us know ASAP if you can no longer attend.

    Location: Computer Lab

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