New Books in the Children's Room
Programs and Events
-like to work with others
-like to perform
-are in Grade 5, 6, 7 or 8
you can sign up to be a Halloween Player for a performance on Saturday, October 28th at 10:00 a.m. (Performers should arrive by 9:45 a.m.).
To participate, you must come to the library for at least two of three rehearsals on Friday afternoons, October 13, 20 and 27th, 3-4:45 p.m. and be here for our performance on October 28. (Students may arrive at rehearsal as late as 3:40 depending on school buses and schedules, but should let the Children's Department know ahead of time.)
To register, fill out a form at the Children's desk, or call 978-929-6655 option 4.
READ TO MOLLY OR KILLIAN
Registration begins September 6 for young readers to make 15 minute appointments to read aloud to Molly, a 4 year old Labradoodle, or Killian, a 3 year old Irish Setter. Both have gone to school to be therapy dogs, so they are perfect listeners. Molly and Killian and their people are members of the Pets and People Foundation.
Molly is at the library on Mondays from 4:15 to 5:15 pm and Killian comes on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. To make an appointment, contact the Children's Room at 978 929-6655 option 4.
Drop-In Storytimes, Thursdays at 10:00, for ages ages 3 and older
Sept. 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21
Due to staff changes there is no PJ Storytime schedule now. The new dates will be released soon.
MUSIC FOR CHILDREN
‘Sing and Dance with the Music Man’ will be offered on Mondays October 2, and October 16 at 3:30 p.m. Ed Morgan, known in the greater Boston area as ‘The Music Man,’ has delighted kids and grown-ups alike with his interactive blend of original and traditional children’s songs for over 10 years. Join the fun with this singing and dancing session for kids ages 1-99!
This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries.
- Britannica Learning Zone (early childhood)
- Britannica Library: Children (a multimedia encyclopedia for younger students)
- Britannica School Edition (with an Elementary school learning level option)
- KidsInfoBits (for students K-5)