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Board Game Night: For teens/tweens in grades 6 to 12. Come to the Teen Room at the Reuben Hoar Library for a drop-in game night! Bring your friends and grab a game from our recently expanded collection. (D&D players always welcome!) This event will be held regularly on alternating Thursdays. This month join us on 1/26, 6:00-7:30pm in the YA room. No registration required, just come have fun!
For Teens/Tweens in grades 6-12: Come grab a free cup of hot cocoa in the YA room on Tuesdays from 2 to 6pm, and while you're here check out what else the library has to offer! (This program was recommended by the Teen Advisory Board!)
Transparent Language Online
The library offers Transparent Language Online, free with your library card! Choose from over 100 languages and learn at your own pace. Start something new or brush up on rusty language skills. For our younger patrons, KidSpeak activities are available in six languages.
Click here to access this fantastic resource!
- Monday: 10 am - 4 pm
- Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
- Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
- Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
- Friday: 10 am - 4pm
- Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
- Monday - July 4, 2022 (Independence Day)
- Monday - September 5, 2022 (Labor Day)
- Monday - October 10, 2022 (Indigenous People's Day)
- Wednesday - November 23, 2022 (Close at 4pm)
- Thursday - November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day)
- Saturday - December 24, 2022 (Christmas Eve)
- Monday - December 26, 2022 (Christmas)
- Monday - January 2, 2023 (New Years)
- Monday - February 20, 2023 (Presidents' Day)
- Monday - April 17, 2023 (Patriots' Day)
- Monday - May 29, 2023 (Memorial Day)
- Monday - June 19, 2023 (Juneteenth)
Upcoming Programs in the Children's Room
Story Times in
P. J. Story Time with Mrs. Sill
Wednesday at 6:30 PM
Children's Room/Drop In
"Littles and Letters" Story Times
with Mrs. Haduch
March 1st: Letter "T"
March 8th: Letter"U"
March 15th: Letter "V"
March 22nd: Letter "W"
(No class on the 29th)
at 11:00 AM in Sturtz Room
This is a story time intended for pre-school children.
We will be doing a letter a week, using stories, songs and crafts for each letter.
Please register online for this story time.
Toddler Story Time
with Jen Hamilton
March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th at 10:30
(No class on the 31st)
in Sturtz Room
For children ages 18 months to 36 months.
Please sign up for this popular class as space is limited.
We have a special Facebook Page for our Children's posts and story times.
Ask to join this private page: RHL Children's Page.
Past story time programs can be found on that Facebook page
which we recorded from October 2020 to May 2021.
Lego Club for ages 6 and up
March 22nd at 3:00-4:30
Come in and play with our thousands of Legos!
Sign up online, please.
Third Grade Book Club
March 9th at 4:30-5:15
Join Miss Jennifer for a fun-filled, action-packed book club! The book for March's meeting is
The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer.
We will have a fun discussion, play games, do a book-related craft and have a snack!
Copies of the book will be behind the circulation desk and you can pick them up beginning February 9!
Just tell the librarians at the desk that you need a copy of the 3rd grade book club book.
Graphic Novel Book Club
This is a group of kids in grades 3 and up who love reading graphic novels.
The book series that we will read is: Investi Gators by John Patrick Green.
There are 6 in the series and you can read any of them. Please bring the book with you to the class. Mrs. Haduch will request a few of the first one and they will be at the front desk.
Please sign up so that we know who is joining this group.
We are happy to announce
that after 2 1/2 years,
we are offering our Babygarten program again!
We will have a Winter Session
Class dates will be:
February 2 and 9
and March 2, 9,16 and 23
at 10:30 in the Sturtz Room
for babies from birth to 18 months.
Please sign up online for this popular class.
Babygarten is a program that brings caregivers and babies together for an hour of stimulating experiences
intended to nurture the bond between caregiver and child,
and to increase the caregiver's awareness of their child's development.
Babygarten's primary focus is the healthy development of infants aged 0-18 months old
with an emphasis on language enrichment and pre-literacy skills.
The program includes nursery rhymes and songs, book sharing, parenting information,
a developmental craft, and a free-play period when babies play and caregivers can talk.
Space is limited to 12 babies every week so please sign up for the classes
that you are able to attend. We will have a wait list.
It will run for six weeks at 10:30 in the Sturtz Room.
Movement and Books
The five-class schedule will be:
March 14, 21 and 28; April 4 and 11.
This will meet at 10:30 in the Sturtz Room at the RHL.
Join Miss Sarah from L'Ecole de Ballet for a children's story time, paired with a dance & movement activity.
Each week we will read a story and then translate it into movement. We will include fundamental activities of creative dance as well, including body awareness, space awareness, music awareness, finger play activities, and other activities to develop children's creativity.
Ballets are simple stories told through movement, and this class will explore that concept.
This program is designed for preschoolers.
Please sign up online as there are a limited number of places available.
Second Grade Book Club
3:00 to 3:45
Murray Conference Room
We will be reading "Time Jumpers, Stealing the Sword" by Wendy Mass.
This is the first in the series of 4. You can read the book to yourself, or someone can read them to you.
The books are available at the RHL or can be requested from MVLC.
Mrs. Haduch will order some copies from other libraries and have them at the front desk to be picked up in the weeks before our meeting.
Please bring the book with you to our book club meeting.
Sign up online as space is limited.
Our Winter Reading Program was very successful!
We had 195 children sign up
and they read for a total of 1,267 hours!
The 9 prize winners were very happy
and the scavenger hunts were a lot of fun!
Stay tuned for June 19th when the Summer Reading Program will begin!
Sign up for "Busy Bees Play Time" at the RHL!
Our first session will be held on Monday, March 13th from 10:00-11:30 in the Sturtz Room.
We have toys and a nice warm room!
Just add young children!
What more do you need to have a fun play time?
All preschool aged children are invited with their caregivers to come and play in the RHL Sturtz Room!
It will be a nice time to meet other parents while your children are as busy as bees!
Please sign up online for this new event.
Massachusetts Children's Book Award
You will be voting in April for your favorite!
Isla to Island by Castellanos
Twins by Johnson & Wright
Black Brother Black Brother by Parker-Rhodes
I Survived The Nazi Invasion, 1944: A Graphic Novel by Tarshis & Sarraseca
Blackbird Girls by Blankman
Lemons by Savage
P.S. I Miss You by Petro-Roy
Arlo Finch and the Valley of Fire by August
A Wolf Called Wander by Parry
The List of Things That Will Not Change by Stead
Yummy: A History of Desserts by Elliot
Alone by Freeman
Amari and the Night Brothers by Alston
Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by Baptist
Prairie Lotus by Park
Roll with It by Sumner
Too Bright To See by Lukoff
Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Cuevas
CeCe Rios and the Desert of Souls by Rivera
Ancestor Approved by Smith
Simon B Rhymin by Reed
Float by Martin
Marley Dias Gets it Done by Dias
Dragon Egg Princess by Oh
History Smashers: Plagues and Pandemics by Messner & Koch
We have copies here in the Children's Room just in case you need to read that last one!
They are located right as you come into the Children's Room, on the RIGHT.
Massachusetts Children’s Book Award honors books that promote reading for pleasure
among students in grades four through six. Read any five books and you will be able to vote for your favorite in April 2023.
The Massachusetts Children's Book Award is sponsored by Salem State University
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