Children's Room

Materials for Birth-6th Grade and Parents/Caretakers
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

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Event Keeper is here!
Starting in January, you can sign up for events by clicking this link:
 
Click the month below to view the calendar.

 

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July

 

Summer Reading Opening Day: June 29, 2024

You can register early on READsquared, but logging won't begin until June 29.

 


Book Boxes!

Every other month sign up here to receive a box of surprises and 2 books.

You must sign up each time you would like to receive a book box the week before the pick up date.

To sign up, simply fill out the Book Box form.

Next pick up dates: August 14, October 9, December 11.
 

 


Our Collection:

We offer materials for children up through grade 6 (grade 7+ continues in our Teen section).

Our Fiction Section includes Board books, Picture Books, Easy Readers, Early Chapter Books, Graphic Novels, and Chapter Books. 

Children can also explore our non-fiction books and dvds, as well as movies, VOX books and audiobooks with a wide selection of options curated just for them! 

We have a section that includes books on Parenting, Home Education and Bibliotherapy (picture books and non-fiction that help facilitate conversations with young children).

 

Education Kits

 Each kit is curated around a theme and includes books, activities and other resources.These are great for at home learners, teachers, or just an afternoon of educational fun!

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Book Bundles 

Great for Teachers, Home Educators or anyone who would like to have a selection of books curated for their little one.

Fill out the form to let the Librarian know what topic(s) you're looking for and let us do the leg work for you. Please allow 2 full business days to complete your request and we will call you when it's ready for pick up.

 

 

 

 


Drop in Activities:

Coloring pages and our craft station are available every day.

Our Play-Doh station is set up and waiting for your imagination!

Puzzles, games and seasonal Dramatic Play themes!

Discovery Zone

For use in the Library. Come explore Magnatiles, Ozobot, STEAM kit, and preserved bugs!

Coding Zone!

Our Coding Zone is now open. Each activity is compatible with our iPad which can be checked out for "in Library use". We have Dinosaurs, travel, numbers, and spelling with activities that are geared toward different age/skill levels. *Funded by Shurtleff Children's Services, Inc.

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For Parents:

Welcome Baby Bags!

For new and Expectant parents. Stop by the Circulation Desk to recieve a small gift and some helpful info about early literacy. Just show your library card OR sign up for a new one! 

Pathways for Parents Facebook page:  

Pathways for Parents is administered by the Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Through direct services and or referrals, they help guide parents, educate children, and support families with children, prenatal through age 8. You can also visit their website here.

It Takes a Village:

Free postpartum and early parenting support for families in Western Massachusetts

Bedtime Math 

A wonderful (and free) online resource to use with your kids. From Wee ones to Big Kids, this can be fun and educational for the whole family!


For Children:

Seussville :

All things Seuss! Great for Pre-K to Grade 2, with resources for parents and educators.

National Geographic Kids :

Lots of fun games, activites and fun facts for kids.

San Diego Zoo Live Cameras:

Visit the Burrowing Owl, the penguins, the Polar Bears and more!

PBS Kids:

Lots of fun games for music, science, spanish and more!

Coding.org:

Learn to code using free dance games and mine craft tutorials.

A Sailor's Life for me!

This award-winning website and iPad app offers games, downloadable crafts, and other activities about the history of USS Constitution, her crew, and the War of 1812.

Explore.org Live cams: Bears

See Bears in Alaska, living their best life! Explore other Live animal cams like Owls, Orcas and more! 


MCBA Winner 2024

FRIZZY by Calribel A. Ortega

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Caldecott Winner 2024

BIG by Vashti Harrison

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Newberry Winner 2024

THE EYES AND THE IMPOSSIBLE by Dave Eggers

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Coretta Scott King Illustration Winner 2024

AN AMERICAN STORY by Kwame Alexander

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