Children’s Blog

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

Congratulations Summer Readers!

If you achieved your goal please stop by the Children's Room to get your log stamped and claim your bonus prize if you haven't already! Well done everyone!!

One Library's Trash...

Today during our craft program we turned trash into treasure! Check out some of the super awesome creations the kids came up with! For more on how we came up with the idea come see us in the children's room or check out one of the many cool books on crafting with recyclables!

trash treasures craft program

Cookies in the Library?

That's right, our friend and fellow librarian Christi Showman Farrar visited us yesterday and taught us all how to make and decorate Dino-mite cookies! Check out some of the kids working hard!

decorating cookies



Yum! The finished product...


The New Reading Rocks Books have Arrived!!

Calling all rising Winchester 4th and 5th graders... the new Reading Rocks books have arrived! Please remember the limit is two per reader and they are not renewable. Happy reading!!

You can download the new list here.

new reading rocks



Firefighter Josh Returns!!

Back by popular demand! Firefighter Josh returned to the Children's Room yesterday to a very enthusiastic crowd! Many of our young friends came dressed in their own firefighter gear! Firefighter Josh read one of our favorites, Curious George at the Fire Station, talked about fire safety and showed everyone his special Fire Suit. He also brought everyone a special red Fire Hat! Thank you again Firefighter Josh! We are so grateful to have such wonderful community helpers here in Winchester! If you attended the program please stop by the Children's Room to sign a thank you card for our friend Firefighter Josh!

ff Josh Story

firefighter gear