Children’s Programs

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

 

MAY 2017 PROGRAMS

**Most of our school-year programs in the Children’s Room will finish at the end of May. The annual Summer Reading Program, special events and summer drop-in activities will begin when school gets out for the summer.**

 

Stories & Songs with Spencer
Tuesdays, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd, 10:15 am

Stories & Songs with Spencer is designed around stories and songs for ages 2-5. Spencer Garfield, involved in family outreach at Temple Emmanu-El, performs this fun, upbeat, and interactive program weekly. Come listen to Spencer Garfield read stories and perform playful music for little ones on his guitar. Registration is helpful, but not required.

 

Preschool and Toddler Story Time
Wednesdays, May 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, 10:15 am

Children ages 2-4 are invited to our weekly story time on Wednesdays at 10:15 am. In addition to interactive stories, there may be crafts, yoga movement, finger plays, rhymes, or other activities to supplement the story themes. Registration is helpful, but not required.

 

Music & Toy Exploration Playtime
Friday, May 5th, Drop-in between 10:00 am – Noon

Children ages 1-3 are invited to come and explore our musical noise-makers and various toys anytime between 10:00 am and Noon on May 5th. Caregivers must accompany children.

 

Books and Brushes Club
Tuesdays, May 9th and 23rd, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Children in first and second grade are invited to listen to a story and/or fact book on a seasonal theme, have a snack, and create a related art project. We will get messy, so dress for mess! This month we will have two sessions available. Registration is required so we have enough of everything we need!

 

Itsy Bitsy Babies and Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Friday, May 12th, 10:00 am

This is a story/ playgroup program for children from 3 months to 24 months. The meetings will be held on the second Friday of each month. This month’s meeting will be Friday, May 12th, at 10:00 am. Designed to provide socialization and songs, the half-hour playgroup is limited in size, so registration is required.

The program is sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant in collaboration with Francine Sudak, teacher with the Lynn Public Schools, and the Abbot Public Library.

 

Monday Night Children’s Chess Club
Monday, May 15th
Beginning Players: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Advanced Players: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players ages 7 and up (second grade and up) a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights in the Children’s Room each week. Sessions are back-to-back as follows: Beginning Players: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Advanced Players: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. *Registration is required*

 

Monday Night Children’s Chess Club Tournament
Monday, May 22th, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday Night Chess Club will be wrapping up the class meetings for this year with a final tournament May 22nd, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The tournament is open to anyone, but registration for the tournament is required. Come, compete, and perhaps win a trophy!

 

Music with Dara
Friday, May 19th, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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 instrument playing. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression and FUN! Ideal for the 2- to 5-year-old. Dara VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been performing at libraries and teaching at local preschools for over 20 years.

 

Unplugged Games & Lego Fun
Wednesday, May 24th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Board games, puzzles, and Legos are available from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Children ages 6 and up are welcome to drop in after school and enjoy some “unplugged” fun.

 

Yoga Story Time
Friday, May 26th, 10:30 am

Come join Lindsey Kravitz for a fun yoga story time with songs, books, poses, and quiet time. The program is 30 minutes and geared to kids 0-3 with caregivers. Mini mats are provided.

 

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*Please enjoy our little cafe tables and chairs, right outside our Children’s Room, for adults and kids to have a snack and a chat while visiting the library!*


 

APRIL 2017 PROGRAMS

Monday Night Children’s Chess Club
Mondays, April 3rd, 10th, and 24th
Beginning Players: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Advanced Players: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn chess from a master! From learning the movement of each piece to tactics and strategy, this program will give beginners and experienced players ages 7 and up (second grade and up) a new appreciation and love of the game. Senior chess master Mikhail Perelsteyn will be teaching on Monday nights in the Children’s Room each week. Sessions are back-to-back as follows: Beginning Players: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Advanced Players: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. *Registration is required*

 

Stories & Songs with Spencer
Tuesdays, April 4th, 18th, and 25th, 10:15 am

Stories & Songs with Spencer is designed around stories and songs for ages 2-5. Spencer Garfield, involved in family outreach at Temple Emmanu-El, performs this fun, upbeat, and interactive program weekly. Come listen to Spencer Garfield read stories and play playful music for little ones on his guitar.

 

Preschool and Toddler Story Time
Wednesdays, April 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, 10:15 am

Children ages 2-4 are invited to our weekly story time on Wednesdays at 10:15 am. In addition to interactive stories, there may be crafts, yoga movement, finger plays, rhymes, or other activities to supplement the story themes. Registration is helpful, but not required.

 

Itsy Bitsy Babies and Terrific Toddlers Playgroup
Friday, April 7th, 10:00 am

This is a story/ playgroup program for children from 3 months to 24 months. The meetings are usually held on the second Friday of each month, but this month’s meeting will be Friday, April 7th at 10:00 am. Designed to provide socialization and songs, the half-hour playgroup is limited in size, so registration is required.

The program is sponsored by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant in collaboration with Francine Sudak, teacher with the Lynn Public Schools, and the Abbot Public Library.

 

Yoga Story Time
Friday, April 14th, 10:15 am

Come join Lindsey Kravitz for a fun yoga story time with songs, books, poses, and quiet time. The program is 30 minutes and geared to kids 0-3 with caregivers. Mini mats are provided.

 

Books and Brushes Club
Tuesday, April 18th, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Children in first and second grade are invited to listen to a story and/or fact book on a seasonal theme, have a snack, and create a related art project. We will get messy, so dress for mess! Registration is required so we have enough of everything we need!

 

Music with Dara
Friday, April 21st, 10:30 am – 11:00 am

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 instrument playing. Lots of clapping, marching, singing, creative expression and FUN! Ideal for the 2- to 5-year-old. Dara VanRemoortel is an early childhood music specialist who has been performing at libraries and teaching at local preschools for over 20 years.

 

Unplugged Games & Lego Fun
Wednesday, April 26th, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come and build a monster out of our library Legos! Or play “unplugged” games from 3:30 pm – 4:40 pm. Children in ages 6 and up are welcome to drop in afterschool and enjoy free-building to a monthly theme and board games for creative fun.

 

Music & Toy Exploration Playtime
Friday, April 28th, Drop-in between 10:00 am and Noon

Children ages 1-3 are invited to come and explore our musical noise-makers and various toys anytime between 10:00 am and Noon on April 28th. Caregivers must accompany children.

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*We now have little cafe tables and chairs right outside our Children’s Room so that adults and kids can have a snack and a chat while visiting the library!*