Children’s Blog

Let Children Enjoy Reading

"Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading. Stop them reading what they enjoy or give them worthy-but-dull books that you like—the 21st-century equivalents of Victorian ‘improving’ literature—you’ll wind up with a generation convinced that reading is uncool and, worse, unpleasant."

--Neil Gaiman, Newbery Medal author of The Graveyard Book

Welcome Winchester Teachers presentation

Storytime Mustache Craft

Check out the cool mustaches we made in Preschool Storytime. We were inspired by the excellently funny books Baby Mustache by Bridget Heos (illustrated by Joy Ang) and Mustache by Mac Barnett (illustrated by Kevin Cornell).

Stop, Drop and Roll! It's Fire Safety Month!

To kick off fire safety month our friend Firefighter Josh visited us again and taught us yet another very important lesson! Stop, Drop and Roll!

First he read a book called Stop Drop and Roll by Margery Cuyler and then he gave us a demonstration before teaching our Junior Firefighters how to correctly stop, drop and roll. Finally be showed us his fire safety equipment, answered questions from the kids (and parents!) and gave everyone their own Junior Firefighter badge. Thank you again Firefighter Josh!


stop drop and roll


In Flight with the Museum of Science!

Yesterday we had a visit from the Museum of Science! They brought all kinds of tools and toys to help us understand how objects are able to fly! Thank you to Winchester Town Hall for letting us borrow the auditorium!


The Buzz on Bees!

Bees in the library! Yes! This Saturday we had a visit from The Barefoot Bee beekeepers. They brought real, live bees (see below for a picture of the portable hive), tools they use to work with the bees and also explained just how important bees are to our everyday life! It was quite a learning experience! For more information on bees stop by the Children's Room and check out a book today!

 traveling beehive