Singing and Signing at Storytime

2016-03-23 15:11:09 kristen

Vicki Marsh and Wendy Manninen of Optimistic Voices, along with children from La Petite Chorale, joined three of Diana’s Friday storytimes in January, February, and March.  They entertained large, delighted crowds of children, families, local preschools, and senior centers.  Everyone loved singing favorite classic songs and learning signs, and it was a wonderful opportunity for the generations to come together and have a great time.  Funding for these wildly popular events was provided by the Constance T. Rhinelander Children’s Fund (January) and the Gloucester Cultural Council (February and March).

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Fall Fun

2015-09-02 19:55:08 christy

Fall Fun
This fall the Children’s Library has lots of fun programs planned for all ages. On September 26 join us for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a special program for children and families. Get a library card, play wonderland games and attend a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, beginning at 10 am.
Topsfield Fair
Now that summer reading has ended, come in and pick up your Topsfield Fair packets by September 9.

We’ve started our fall storytime schedule. Toddler Time for ages 1-3 is on Wednesdays from 10-11am; and Pre-school Storytime for ages 2-4 is scheduled for Thursdays from 10-11am.

We have a monthly Science Club for children in grades two and above. Children ages six and older can register for the monthly Lego Club. Sign up for these clubs beginning September 1, 2015.

Dads and Donuts
Dads and Donuts begins Saturday, October 3 at 10 am. This monthly program features stories, songs and activities for children and dads (grandparents and moms welcome, too), as well as refreshments.
Book Club
Join the monthly After-School Book Club. Contact Justine Vitale for more information.

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Every Hero Has a Story!

2015-06-25 19:48:55 lisa

This summer at the library the fun begins on Thursday, July 9 with The Lady Pirate, a musical marionette show performed by Charlotte Dore and Rosalita’s Puppets. Rick Roth and his fabulous snakes of New England and the World will visit us on Saturday, July 18.

Don’t miss the Star Wars Symposium on Saturday, August 1! On Wednesday, August 5 we visit the Sea Pocket Aquarium for a tour and craft, so register and come along for a fun morning at Maritime Gloucester. On August 6 and 10 we’re celebrating Percy Jackson and the Olympians with activities and fun. Dana Perkins, Marvel Comics artist, will visit the library on August 7 for a workshop – learn how to draw Marvel comics characters! On August 12 Critters and Creatures is coming with Animal Heroes and Villains. Can you guess which one is the hero?

We’re also having Super Hero Science on July 21 and August 4, Lego Club on July 27 and August 11, so don’t forget to register early. Super Hero crafts happens on July 23.

Don’t forget to sign up for summer reading rewards from the Sawyer Free Library and the Topsfield Fair. Have a great summer, and we’ll see you at the library!



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Summer Reading Wrap-Up!

2014-08-21 20:25:37 lisa

Thank you to all our patrons who participated in our Fizz Boom Read and Topsfield Fair Summer Reading Programs.  We are pleased to announce that the Topsfield Fair Packets have arrived and will be available for pickup until Monday September 8th!  Unclaimed packets will be returned to Topsfield Fair after this date.   If you have made a poster for the Poster Contest, please drop it off to the Children’s Library by Monday August 25th.  Posters become property of the fair and will not be returned.  This year, the Topsfield Fair runs from October 3rd to October 14th.  For more information, please visit

Our Fizz Boom Summer Reading Program is also winding down.   If you have been collecting Fizz Boom Read Book Bucks and have completed your 5 library visits, please stop by and pick out your free book!

Please remember to check our Events Calendar regularly for upcoming Fall and Winter programs!




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Pinto Bella Hula Hoops

2014-07-21 17:50:27 lisa

Tuesday, July 22nd @ 2 PM

Learn about the history and benefits of Hula Hooping as owner Pinto Bella demonstrates how it’s done.  Then it’s time to try it yourself!  With organized games and team work, you’ll see just how fun and energizing Hula Hooping can be!  For children in grades K-5.  All are welcome.  No registration required.

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