Noon Year's Eve

image courtesy of flickr user Meaghan Mountford
image courtesy of flickr user Meaghan Mountford

Thursday, December 31st at 11:30am

Join us as we countdown to 12 o'clock - a time when your little one can stay up! There will be festive crafts and dancing as we count down to noon.

All Ages. Open.

Come on Everybody Winter Storytime

Come On, Everybody! Storytime in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room
Come On, Everybody! Storytime in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room

Mondays in December and January at 10 a.m.

Our registered storytimes ended on Friday, December 4th. Keep the storytime fun going this winter 2015 with an additional open storytime (no registration required), Come on Everybody, every Monday in December. Join us for songs, fingerplays, and a short book video.

All Ages. 

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Animals Had a Great Time!

Sleep tight friends!
Sleep tight friends!

Thank you all for coming to the Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Wednesday! 

All the animals had a wild time. See their photos here! And don't forget to come pick up your lovey!

Best Kids Books of 2015

The lists are coming out now, fast and furious! Check out the following to see what media including the New York Times and School Library Journal think are the best.

Nonfiction

Picture Books

Middle Grade Fiction

 

Winter Crafts

Image courtesy of Arlington Public Library
Image courtesy of Arlington Public Library

Thursday, December 3 at 4 p.m.

Join us as we make winter inspired crafts. Ages 3 and up. Open to all.

Read. Watch. Discuss. : The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Image courtesy of Narnia.com
Image courtesy of Narnia.com

Wednesday, December 2 at 3 p.m.

Watch and discuss a book turned into a movie. Enjoy the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which is based on C.S. Lewis' book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The film will be followed by a discussion of the book. The film is rated PG, running time 145 minutes. Ages 8 and up. Open to all (no registration necessary).

Watch the trailer here.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.  

When Tragedy Happens - How to Talk with Kids

Photo courtesy of Flickr user iStock_000011923856Medium
Photo courtesy of Flickr user iStock_000011923856Medium

It is often difficult to know what to say to children when tragedies occur, especially when we are trying to make sense of the world's events ourselves. 

Below are resources that can help you discern how best to communicate with your family. 

Explaining the News to Our Kids - Common Sense Media 

Helping Children Cope: Tips for Talking about Tragedy - Mayo Clinic

Talking with Kids about News: How to Help Kids Feel Safe After Tragedy - PBS Kids

Parent Resources:Tragic Events - The Fred Rogers Company 

Caregiver Appreciation Day

Join us to celebrate some of the most important work of all - caring for our community's children! 

When: Wednesday, December 9th at 10 a.m. (after Toddler Tales)

What: coffee, gift bags, a raffle, library resources, and a party!

Who: Caregivers, nannies, babysitters, au pairs, grandparents...anyone caring for children and babies in our community

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