Children's Room

Children's Room Entry
 
WELCOME!
 

There is lots to enjoy in the Children's Room.

We have books, puzzles, playdough, activity blocks, and an arts and crafts table.

Come see what's NEW!

Our Children's Librarians, Molly and Dayna, are here to help you find what you're looking for.

Summer Reading begins June 25!

Click the picture for more information.

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Education Kits

 Each kit is curated around a theme and includes books, activites and other resources.

These are great for at home learners, teachers, or just an afternoon of educational fun!

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

(click the link above to learn more)

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Book Boxes!

Book Box  - Sign up here to recieve a box of fun treats as well as 2 books the librarian will select for you based on your interests.


July Events

Some events in July: Registration is
Required, unless otherwise stated.You can view and print our calendar here.
 
7/7 @10:30am 
Pre-K Storytime
 
7/12 @10:30am
1-5 year olds
 
7/12 @1:00pm
All ages welcome.
 
7/19 @10:30am
2-5 year olds
 
7/20 @1:00pm
Ages 5 and up 
 
7/21 @10:30am 
PreK Storytime
 
7/27 @1:30pm
For Ages 8-12
 
7/29 @10:30am
All Ages
 

August Events

More Information coming soon.
 
8/2 @10:30am 
Outdoor Story Yoga
 
8/4 @10:30am 
Pre-K Storytime
 
8/5 @1:00pm
 
8/12 @10:00am
Sounds of Reading w/ Renee Coro
 
8/17 @1:30pm
Adventures in Art
 
8/18 @ 10:30am
Pre-K Storytime
 
8/29-8/30
Take and Make available

 


Sunny's Reccomendations:

Every month our resident Gnome Sunny has some books to share with you that he thinks are pretty special. Stop in to visit him, and see what books he wants to share with you this month!

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What's New?

Mango Languages - a fun way for all ages to learn a new language. Click the link to learn more. Then download the app to start learning for free!

Creation Station - click to learn more about our creation Station avaible for creative minds to use in the library.

Book Bundles - Great for Teachers, Home Educators or anyone who would like to have a selection of books curated for their little one. Simply fill out the form and allow our children's librarian 1-2 business days to fulfill your request. 

Available June 15th:

Discovery Zone Kits: For use in the Library. 


Drop in Activities:

Coloring pages and our craft station are availble every day.

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

Puzzles, games and more! 

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Parent Resources:

To Sign up for Children's room Emails click here.

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.

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!

Kids Infobits :

The perfect educational resource for young learners. content-rich, easy-to-use digital and age-appropriate, and curriculum-related content.

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Fun and Free! for Kids:

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.


Book Awards:

MCBA Winne 2022

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THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot is the story of Roz, a newly manufactured robot who becomes a castaway on an island with no human inhabitants when the ship transporting her sinks during a hurricane. The other crates holding the robot cargo are destroyed, but Roz remains the sole survivor.

Caldecott Winner 2022

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WATERCRESS by Andrea Wang, illustrated by Jason Chin

A little girl traveling through Ohio in an old car helps her family collect muddy, snail-covered watercress from a ditch in the wild before learning the story of her immigrant heritage and how foraging for fresh food helps her loved ones stay together.

Newberry Winner 2022

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THE LAST CUENTISTA by Donna Barba Higuera

“Habâia una vez…There lived a girl named Petra Peäna, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra’s world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children–among them Petra and her family–have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race. Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet–and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity’s past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard–or purged them altogether. Petra alone now carries the stories of our past, and with them, any hope for our future. Can she make them live again?”

Coretta Scott King Winner 2022

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UNSPEAKABLE: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

“Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation’s history”.


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, and Chapter Books. 

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

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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).

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