Aug 31, 2011

Seabrook's Early History

On Thursday, October 13th the Historical Society of Seabrook will be presenting a slide program on Seabrook's Early History. The program starts at 6:30pm and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

GED -Prep

GED Prep classes are starting up again at Seabrook Library. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm starting September 14th. Additional information at the library.

Aug 19, 2011

Story Times Start Soon!

If you'd like to sign up for a story time, choose the appropriate one and call me or email me your child's name and age, and your name and phone number.

Story Times will run Sept. 12 through Oct. 21 at the Seabrook Library. The following sessions are scheduled:

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 introduce 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 select their own library materials.
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 select their own materials. They will also have a craft at the end.

There will be a different theme each week, from apples to Halloween, etc. Our space is limited, so please call to sign up—these limits exist not only because of space but also so that each child will have the best Story Time experience possible. Call 474-2044 or email to sign up.

Aug 17, 2011

New Magazine!

We now have Family Fun magazine! Come check it out on the children's magazine rack--we have June/July, August and September right now.

Aug 12, 2011

Thank you!

On behalf of the Seabrook Library, I would like to thank those who made our summer reading program a success. Since I am the sole children’s librarian, it is only the generosity of all of these people and companies that has made a reality out of what I planned.

Some made formal donations and provided programs, others simply jumped in to help wherever they could. Many companies made donations: Wal-Mart, Shaw’s and Bob’s Discount Furniture have assisted us financially for several years now. Topsfield Fair provided prizes this year and last year. New donors, Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey, Southwick’s Zoo, Franklin Zoo and Great American Country Store provided prizes as well. That’s Very Fun provided beautiful cakes for our parties. Seabrook Station increased their regular generous donation to sponsor the entertainment for our final party.

The individuals who graciously agreed to my requests for programs were Marie Fe Simmons, Rajae Taib and Yi Ning Frost. Kim Kelly helped with all three and at other times as well. Laura Litcofsky has volunteered continually behind the scenes. So many other people have leaped in on request or simply because they saw a need: Nicolas Batista, Brandie Gaffney, Sally Johnson, Brandon LePere, Ana Manfredonia, Gina McGinness, Sheryl Peabody, Mikki Phillips, Jennifer Price, Debbie Simonelli, Jackie Snow, and I know there were more who I didn't see or who my faulty brain is not bringing up.

Thank you all; I appreciate your help more than I can say.
Lisa Michaud, Children’s Librarian

Aug 5, 2011

The LAST Week for Kids--End of "One World, Many Stories"

Monday at 3:30--Movie Time! Come enjoy a short Russian movie (no, it's not in Russian or subtitled) with free popcorn.

Tuesday at 4:00--Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Bring your second-favorite stuffed animal to the library (please do NOT bring the one animal you can't go to sleep without!). We'll read a story or two, then you'll make a nametag for your stuffed friend and wave goodbye. The animals will sleep in the library (and play and read and...) and you will be able to pick them up on Wednesday at the Final Party along with a book of their adventures.

Wednesday at 3:30--Final Party with Toe Jam Puppet Band! This is it: the end of "One World, Many Stories"! Please bring your reading logs in the day before so that I can have prizes ready for the party. Feel free to bring non-participants--there will be treats and fun for everyone. Toe Jam Puppet Band is a really funny, really active, really crazy set of "Big Kids" who will throw things, shout things, play with puppets, sing, and much more!

Friday at 11:00--If the weather is nice, we'll do a Story Walk over at the Rec Center. Come take a nice slow walk and hear a story too :)

If anyone is able to help with the Final Party, I will need treat and juice servers, free book hander-outers, and certificate hander-outers. This is the fun stuff :) If you'd like to help, email or call or visit me.