The Children's Room at the Gleason Public Library offers regular special programs and events throughout the year. These include Sing-Alongs, Performers, and Special Guests. The larger annual events include the Great Pumpkin Spectacle in late October and the Summer Reading Program (late June - early August). Performances and programs are funded by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library, the Cultural Council, and special grants or donations to the Library.
Click here for information on book clubs for grades 1 through 4.
Young readers have an opportunity to read aloud to Peanut, a 4 year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at the Gleason Public Library. New readers can find it reassuring to read aloud to a dog, who is of course, non-judgmental. Peanuts and his person are a certified therapy team with Dog B.O.N.E.S. This is a Massachusetts based organization with approximately 300 volunteer teams who visit schools, hospitals and libraries.
Peanuts will in the Children's Room at the Gleason Library from 4:00 until 5:00 on Thursday, May 23. Call now to reserve your 15 minute slot. We can supply reading material or you can bring your own. Call the Children’s Room at 978-369-4898 to register or for more information.
...And stay tuned for our Summer Reading events!
Calling all Carlisle kids! Do you have a special collection that you would like to share with your friends and the other patrons of the library? Thanks to the Friends of the Gleason Public Library, we now own a large display case that we want YOU to use.
Sign up at the Children's desk to fill the case with your special treasures for two weeks. After two weeks, your display comes down and the next one goes up.
Our current exhibit:
Roman Caggiano's Star Wars, Chima, and Ninjago Legos
So what do you collect? Your display can be anything you want - Pokemon cards, special toys, something you have made, artwork, coins, stamps, memories from a trip - it's entirely up to you. Call the library at 978-369-4898 if you have any questions. Start getting that collection together, and stop by the Children's desk to make your reservation.