Children’s Programs

VIRTUAL OCTOBER 2020 PROGRAMS

 

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

 

Songs with Spencer
Thursdays, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 10:30 am

Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s 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 each week on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel.

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

 

Music with Dara
Fridays, October 2nd and 16th, 10:30 am
Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Join Dara online for a weekly 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 on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel.

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

 

Story Time Yoga with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, October 6th, 10:30 am
Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s 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 pre-school children, along with their caregivers. Watch the video on October 6th on the Abbot Public Library’s 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
Wednesdays, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 10:30 am
Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Children are invited to view our weekly 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 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 each week on the Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel.

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

 


 

VIRTUAL SEPTEMBER 2020 PROGRAM

To access the Abbot Public Library’s children’s programs, please visit the YouTube channel here

 

Yoga Story Time with Lindsey Kravitz
Tuesday, September 1st, 10:30 am
Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s 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 accompanied by their caregivers. Watch the video on September 1st on the new Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel!

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

 

Story Time A-Go-Go
Wednesdays, September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, and 30th, 10:30 am
Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Children are invited to view our weekly 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 class 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 each week on the new Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel!

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

 

Songs with Spencer
Thursdays, September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th, 10:30 am
Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s 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 each week on the new Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel!

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

 

Music with Dara
Fridays, September 4th and 18th, 10:30 am
Accessible on Abbot Public Library’s YouTube Channel

Join Dara online for a bi-weekly 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 instrument 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 every other week on the new Abbot Public Library YouTube Channel!

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


CURBSIDE PICKUP: HOURS AND SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS

Abbot Public Library currently offers a no-contact curbside pickup service, by appointment only. Curbside Pickup Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm and Saturdays from 9:30 am – Noon & 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Please note that the Curbside Service is constantly being updated to better serve you, so please always read the instructions carefully, both here and on the online registration, to stay current with procedures.

Here’s how the process works:

  1. You will be able to place holds through your online account at evergreen.noblenet.orgIf you are having difficulty placing holds online, please contact the library at (781) 631-1481 during Curbside Service Hours (see above) or email us at mar@noblenet.org. If you need to register for a library card, please fill out this online form and a staff member will be in contact with you.
  2. Items that are available in Marblehead will be pulled within 48 hours of their request. Due to delays in interlibrary delivery service, some items will take longer to become available.
  3. When your holds are ready, you will receive a notification, via text, email, or phone call, according to your preference, from the library. To change your notification settings go to Account Preferences > Notification Preferences on your online account.
  4. Once you have received a notice that your items are available, please schedule an appointment to pick up your items. Appointments can be scheduled on Mondays through Fridays between 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm, or on Saturdays from 9:30 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. We ask that you wait until the library has notified you that your requested items are available before scheduling a pickup appointment.
    1. Call the library at (781) 631-1481 during service hours to schedule a pickup time.
    2. Register online with our new software, courtesy of the Friends of Abbot Library! If you receive email notifications, simply click on the registration link in your notice to be brought to our events calendar, or you can visit the library’s website and click on the “Curbside Pick-Up” button. On the registration calendar, choose the time slot that works best for you and hit “Register.” Please read the instructions carefully (they are subject to change) and fill out the registration form as completely as possible. Once you have submitted the form, you will receive an email confirming your appointment time. Should you need to cancel your appointment, it’s as easy as clicking on the cancellation link in your confirmation email.
  5. Please come to the library at your appointment time, to receive your items. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols during pickup, as a safety measure to benefit all. Items will be in paper bags labelled with your last name, on a cart by the rear entrance, through the parking lot. Since this is a no-contact service, staff will not be outside. Items will already be checked out to you in advance and have a due date slip, so feel free to grab your bag and go!

Please only return items to a book return, located in front of the library on Pleasant Street, or near the rear entrance by the Maverick Street parking lot.

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We are delighted to be able to offer curbside pickup service, as a way for patrons to borrow tangible items again! Please continue to check our websiteFacebook page, or the Abbot Public Library Blog for updates to curbside pickup or returns procedures and hours. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented time for library services, and we look forward to serving you!