Fall Children’s Programs at the Mattapoisett Library

Family Storytime – Children of all ages are welcome to family storytime to be held on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 am beginning September 26. This eight-week series does not require registration, so drop in and join the fun.

Read to Breton – Lenore Everett and her certified therapy dog, Breton, will be back this fall to read with children. Sign up in the Children’s Department for individual 15-minute appointments during which children can practice their reading skills. All ages welcome.

Junior Friends of the Library – Students in grades 5 through 8 are invited to join the Junior Friends, a lively group that meets on the second Friday of each month at 3 pm to plan projects and events, to help the library staff, and to have fun. Stop by the Children’s Department for more information. The next meeting will be held September 7.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten – Families with children ages birth to kindergarten are encouraged to sign up for the library’s new program that fosters family bonding, school readiness, and early literacy. Read 4 books a week with your child, and you will have read 1000 books in 5 years! The library staff will provide each family with a free book tote, reading log sheets, and more information. Earn prizes and free books for each 100 books read together.

Story Walk – A back-to-school title for those new to elementary school is now on display around the library grounds. Follow each page to read the story, and let the staff know how you liked it!

Chess Instruction – Chess coach Jim Kegle is available every Wednesday between 5 pm and 7 pm to provide individual chess instruction to children of all ages. From beginner to advanced, children are coached in chess strategies and gamesmanship. Sign up at the Children’s Circulation Desk for a half-hour session. Free of charge to all.

Halloween Fun Coming Soon – It’s not too early to mark your calendar for some fun Halloween films to be shown at the library for children. On Saturday, October 27, younger children are invited to enjoy “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at 11 am. Older children are invited to view “Coraline” at 1:30 pm. Free popcorn will be available at both movies.

Need Reading Ideas? Many book lists have been prepared by the library staff for children of all ages. Many types of books and interests are arranged by subject and reading level. Lists are available throughout the children’s room in various displays. Please stop in and speak with the library staff for more reading suggestions.

Visit the Children’s Department online at www.mattapoisettlibrary.org/children.asp

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