So you want to go on a treasure hunt, do ye?
Then you’ll have to follow the clues! During the month of February, the Children’s Department is hosting a Bookeneers Treasure Hunt. Children pick up a treasure map with the first clue printed on it, which leads them to the location of the next clue! As each clue is figured out (6 total) they get closer and closer to the pirate treasure! Best of all, they can take a piece of the pirate treasure home.
Sounds like fun? Then stop by anytime in the Children’s Department to pick up a map and start your search!
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We have a fun February lined up! The theme of the month: PIRATES! Join us all month long for our pirate programs and drop-in anytime for our Bookeneers Treasure Hunt!
All February: Bookeneers Treasure Hunt
Grab a Treasure Map from the Children’s Desk for the first clue about where we’ve buried our treasure! Figure out and follow the clues to receive a fantastic pirate prize. Runs the whole month of February while supplies last.
Saturday, February 2nd at 1pm: Pirate Party Palooza (FULL)
Dress in your pirate best and join the crew for some pirate fun. A pirate storytime will be followed by games, a
make your own pirate hat craft, and other surprises. Pre-registration required for limited space and supplies.
Ages 4-10. Call or visit the Children’s Department at 401-846-1573 to register.
Wednesday, February 6th at 11am: Preschool Pirates
Ahoy and avast! Little buccaneers are invited for a Pirate Storytime and Craft session where we’ll make our own treasure maps and receive pieces of 8. No registration required. Ages 3 and up.
Saturday, February 9th at 1pm: Year of the Snake! Chinese New Year Stories and Craft
2013 is the Year of the Snake. Celebrate the start of the new year with stories and a paper lantern craft. Ages 4 and up. Registration required. Call or visit the Children’s Department at 401-846-1573 to register.
Thursday, February 14th at 4pm: Valentine’s Day Craft and Sweet Treats Party
Will you be our Valentine? Join us as we read a Valentine’s story and make a variety of crafts to take home to their Valentine’s! Sweet treats provided. Registration required for limited space and supplies. Ages 3 and up. Call or visit the Children’s Department at 401-846-1573 to register.
Tuesday, February 19th at 2pm: Super Cold Science for Kids
Presented by the Boston Museum of Science.
Amazing things happen when matter changes temperature. With the help of a Museum educator and an intensely cold liquid, participants experience the remarkable changes in size, form, and behavior that occur when a variety of objects and substances are super-cooled. No registration required. Grades 1-12. 30 minute show.
Thursday, February 21st at 1pm: “The Toe Jam Pirate Show”
Arrrgh! Dance piratey jigs with the Toe Jam crew like, ‘The Skull & Crossbones Square Dance,’ and a line dance called ‘Pirates
Arrr Funky,’ where the kids become dancing Lobsters & Seagulls & even dancing Sharks! Come andsee cuddle fish cuddle, porpoises find their purposes and live mermaids dressed up before your eyes. All landlubbers are invited! So climb aboard, and if ya’ feel so inclined, come dressed like a Pirate, or a Mermaid or as your favorite Sea Creature and we’ll have a Piratey Celebration! Arrrgh!
Funtime Storytime is a drop-in 30 minute program for ages 3-5. No registration needed! These storytimes consist of age-appropriate stories, songs, and rhymes. Storytimes are followed by a playtime! Meets on Mondays at 11am on February 11th and 25th. No storytime on the 18th; closed for President’s Day.
Register your child for age-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, and snacks or a simple craft. Ages 4-5. Registration is required. FREE. This 4 week session meets on Tuesdays at 11am on February 26th, and March 5th, 12th, and 19th.
Toddler Time is a special storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a parent or caregiver. Storytimes consist of age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes, with a simple craft or snack. Registration is required. FREE. This 4 week session meets on Wednesdays at 11am on February 27th, March 6th, 13th, and 20th.
Babytime Playgroup is an informal, drop-in playgroup for babies from ages birth-24 months. Enjoy socializing with other parents and babies while playing with specially selected age-appropriate toys and board books. The library will provide toys, early literacy resources, and parenting materials for you and your child to enjoy in a warm and supportive environment with other parents and caregivers. Meets on Fridays from 10am – 11am.
Some Helpful Storytime and Program Guidelines:
- Please call ahead if you know you won’t be able to make it to a program you registered for – we often have waiting lists of people we can then call and invite to the program!
- We begin each program right on time, and you do not want to miss any fun – so get here early!
- Visit the restroom before the program begins to avoid accidents and distractions…
- If your child isn’t in the mood for storytime, is crying, or being disruptive, you can always leave early and try again another day.
- Parents, please listen to the stories. If your child sees you talking to other people during the storytime, they are going to model their behavior after you!
- For toddler storytimes, parents are encouraged to sit with children to model listening and the fingerplays with their children.
- Enjoy yourselves! Each program is designed to introduce kids to the pleasures of reading, movement, and storytelling.
Tuesday, February 12th at 4:00pm: Paper Mache (FULL)
Prepare to get your hands a little dirty as we use paste and paper to create our very own paper mache creations. Ages 5 and up. Must pre-register for limited class size and supplies. Visit or call the Children’s Department at 846-1573 to register. Free.
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