Children’s Blog

Mad Science Crafts!

On Thursday we hosted an awesome, exciting and inventive craft program! The kids had a great time making robot necklaces, mad scientist goggles and much, much more!

Kidstock: Jack & Jill and the Beanstalk

The ever-inventive Kidstock Theater brought their humorous mashup of fairy tales to the library this week. As always, the show required a lot of participation from the audience and was a big hit. And, of course, everyone lived happily ever after.

Kidstock will be returning on August 15 with their production of "The Princess and the Peanut Butter."

Fizz, Fizz, Wizard with Ed the Wizard!

Ed the Wizard was here yesterday! He brought a great program full of fun, magic and science! He even wrote a book (and generously donated a copy to us!) about how the kids could perform his tricks and experiments at home! Come check out the book in the Children's Room!


A good time was had by all!

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off with the Whalemobile!

We kicked off our Summer Reading Program in style with a visit from the Whalemobile! Our friend Cynde brought Nile the 43-foot inflatable whale to Town Hall and taught us all about different kinds of whales. We even got to go inside Nile!



Everyone had a great time!

5th Grade School Visits

This week, we visited the 5th grade classes at Lincoln and Ambrose Elementary schools. This is always a fun event for us. Not only do we get to recommend our favorite new books to the kids, we also get to hear about their favorite books. You can download a PDF of our Recommended Summer Reading for Graduating 5th Graders and see the kids' choices below. 

Thanks, everybody!


 (CH) = Children's Room, (YA) = Young Adult


Rules Lord, Cynthia (CH and YA)
City of Orphans Avi   (CH)
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi   (CH)
The Penderwicks (series) Birdsall, Jeanne (CH)
Storm Mountain Birdseye, Tom (CH)
Mousenet Breitrose, Prudence  (CH)
The Sisters Grimm (serie)s  Buckley, Michael (CH)
Because of Mr. Terupt  Buyea, Rob (CH)
Land of Stories: The WIshing Spell Colfer, Chris (CH)
Artemis Fowl  Colfer, Eoin (CH)
The Spiderwick Chronicles DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black (CH)
Gollywhopper Games Feldman, Jody (CH)
The Saturday Boy Fleming, David (CH)
The Girl Who Could Fly Forester, Victoria  (CH)
Redwall (series)  Jacques, Brian (CH)
Buddy (Dog Diaries #2) Klimo, Kate (CH)
A Wrinkle in Time  L'Engle, Madeleine (CH)
Where the Mountains Meet the Moon Lin, Grace (CH)
Number the Stars Lowry, Lois (CH)
The Giver Lowry, Lois  (CH)
Cyberia Lynch, Chris (CH)
Wanderville McClure, Wendy (CH)
Keeper of the Lost Cities Messenger, Shannon (CH)
An Elephant in the Garden Morpurgo, Michael (CH)
Five Kingdoms (series) Mull, Brandon (CH)
Fablehaven Mull, Brandon (CH)
Charlie Bone (series) Nimmo, Jenny (CH)
Liesl and Po

Liz Buchanan

Liz Buchanan brought a little sunshine to a dreary weather day in Winchester today. There was lots of dancing, lots of singing, and lots of smiles.

If you missed her this time, she'll be back this summer on August 5th.