Dec 22, 2011

Sign Up For Story Times! Jan. 10-Feb. 17

Toddlers (1-2 year olds): Tuesdays at 10:30am. Songs, fingerplays, stories, then play time while the parents chat.

2s and 3s With Parents (2-3 year olds): Thursdays at 11:00am. Songs, stories and fingerplays, then a craft. Please dress for paint, glue and mess!

3s and 4s On Their Own (3-4 year olds): Fridays at 11:00am. Songs, stories and fingerplays, then a craft. Please dress for a mess! Adults must remain in the library.

4-6s On Their Own (4-6 year olds): Wednesdays at 3:30pm. Songs, stories and fingerplays, then a craft. Please dress for messy crafts. Adults must remain in the library.

Please call 474-2044 or email

to sign up

Dec 20, 2011

new reference - EPA Fuel Economy Guide

Located in the reference section is the New Fuel Ecomony Guide from the EPA.  This guide features updated fuel economy data for all new model cars, SUV, and light trucks.  There is also a link to the website, under our Website of Interest Tab.

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Dec 8, 2011

Dec. 12-16 for Kids

Monday, Dec. 12 at 3:30: Lego Builders--The Christmas Edition. Come build something for Santa to deliver, to ride in, to live at.... You'll have 50 minutes to build and 10 minutes to show it off and get your picture taken.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1-5: Drop In Christmas Craft--Cinnamon Dough Ornaments. This is the best-smelling craft ever! Mix your dough, cut out shapes and take them home to dry.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6pm: Polar Express Story Time! Old Time Radio star Don Bagley returns to read wonderful Christmas stories while you enjoy Starbucks hot chocolate. After the stories, children will receive a bell, a stocking and a book.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 3:30pm: Family Christmas Movie Time. Watch your favorite Christmas specials (a double feature if they're short!) with friends while eating popcorn and drinking hot chocolate.

Dec 5, 2011

The Library for Kids: Dec. 6-9

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1-5pm: Drop In Christmas Craft. Stop by the library any time between 1 and 5 to make a Christmas ornament or gift or decoration. Take it home and set it out or hide it til Christmas!

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6pm: Family Christmas Story Time. Stories about Santa, reindeer, elves, presents, surprises, family... Wear your jammies and bring your family--this is an all ages drop in story time that will end with a craft. (even if you're wearing jammies, you MUST wear shoes)

Thursday, Dec. 8, 3:30pm: Family Christmas Movie. Come watch your favorite Christmas specials on the big screen with your friends while you eat popcorn and drink hot chocolate. If they're short, it'll be a double feature!

Dec 1, 2011

Great Stone Face and Christmas!

4th, 5th and 6th graders are invited to the library for hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, and great books! Diary of a Wimpy Kid prizes will be given for book reviews. We'll also be reading scripts and casting for book trailers, so bring your ideas of how to turn one of the GSF books into a mini-movie.

Monday, Dec. 5, 6-7pm

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Nov 30, 2011

Library Club for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Graders: Christmas!

1st, 2nd and 3rd graders are invited to: A fun Christmas story or two will be followed by a gift-box making challenge: make a Santa, an elf, a reindeer, a monster... Take it home and give it to an unsuspecting friend!

Monday, Dec. 5, 3:30-4:30pm

Nov 25, 2011

Ladybug Books and Treats: Nov. 30 at 3:30

Ten GREAT picture books have been nominated for an award, but YOU have to choose the winner! Listen to some of them and look through the others while you eat ladybug treats. Then children in kindergarten and 1-3 grades will vote for the winner! This event is open to all ages, but only children in those grades may vote.
Results will be announced in early December after statewide voting ends.

Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 3:30pm

Ladybug Books:

City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems and John J. Muth
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson and Marcellus Hall
Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys by Bob Raczka and Peter H. Reynolds
Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows and Kurt Cyrus
In the Wild by David Elliott and Holly Meade
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian and Tim Bowers
One by Kathryn Otoshi
Rubia and the Three Osos by Susan Middleton Elya and Melissa Sweet
Ugly Pie by Lisa Wheeler and Heather Solomon

Nov 8, 2011

Great Stone Face Book Trailers

Here are book trailers for the current Great Stone Face list. I am not endorsing these or saying that they're wonderful and completely accurate--just that they're here! If you find more, please email me at and I'll add them!
If you want to make your own trailer, please tell me! I have a Flip camera and would be thrilled to film your return for being allowed to post it for other kids to see :)

Adventures of Nanny Piggins

Big Nate In a Class By Himself


Crowfield Curse

Emily’s Fortune

Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester

Fast and the furriest

Frozen in Time

Ghost Dog Secrets

Guinea Dog

Museum of Thieves

Out of my mind

Saving Zasha

The Shadows

Strange Case of Origami Yoda

A Tale Dark and Grimm

We the Children

Nov 7, 2011

Lego Builders

Do you like Legos and building with friends? Join us for 50 minutes of building (anything you'd like!) and 10 minutes to show it off and get your picture taken.

Thursday, Nov. 10 at 3:30pm in the Seabrook Library Meeting Room

Oct 26, 2011

Story Time Stuff

Well, after the Halloween Party mob, the library is still standing--but I apparently misplaced my brain. Story times start up again next week! Eeek! But before I get into that, there's a special program for little kids.

Friday, Oct. 28 at 11am--No Nightmares Story Time for Little Monsters. Halloween-themed, but not even a little bit scary. And of course, a craft afterwards. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Ok, now into the big long drone about regular Story Times. First off: PLEASE SIGN UP. If anyone asks you about story times, tell them to SIGN UP. Just call 474-2044 or email I need to know how many crafts to prepare and it's important that each child has a seat at the table.

Story Times will run Nov. 1-25 but NO STORY TIMES ON NOV. 11 or 24--If your group is either of those days, please feel free to join the next closest age group's storytime instead for that week.

Tuesday, 10:30am. Toddlers: 1-2 year olds.
Wednesday, 3:30pm. 4-6s On Their Own: 4-6 year olds.
Thursday, 11:00am. 2s and 3s With Parents: 2-3 year olds.
Friday, 11:00am. 3s and 4s On Their Own: 3-4 year olds.

Each Story Time is different: The Toddlers group will have mostly songs and fingerplays or rhymes, with a very simple book, maybe two. Then the little ones will play while the grown-ups have coffee and tea and a little time to socialize. The 2s and 3s With Parents Story Time is slightly more advanced, with some songs and fingerplays, but we’ll also read picture books and ask a few simple questions. Instead of play time, this group will make a small craft at the end. 3s and 4s On Their Own will follow the same format, but while they’re in story time, their parents will have a chance to find their own library books or just relax. The 4-6s On Their Own group will have a couple songs or fingerplays, but most of the time will be spent reading and talking about the stories while their parents have a chance to find their own things or relax. They will also have a craft at the end.

There. I think that about covers it. See our Facebook page or click on the little pictures beside the blog for Halloween party pictures!

Great Stone Face and Turkeys!

Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6pm--Great Stone Face and Turkeys!

4th, 5th and 6th graders--come talk about the new Great Stone Face books. Have you read any of them? What did you think: junk or treasure? Diary of a Wimpy Kid prizes will be given for book reviews. You'll also get to make and eat a flock of turkeys :)

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