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Carlisle, MA 01741

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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.

Click here for story times .


Sparky's Puppets

Sparky's Puppets: Tales of Sea and Shore

The Gleason Public Library will celebrate April school vacation by presenting Sparky's puppets "Tales of Sea and Shore" at the First Religious Society, on Thursday, April 24th at 10:30 a.m. Help the pirate and his parrot solve clues that lead to the discovery of buried treasure—a chest full of gold, jewels and stories that take place at the seaside.

The featured tale "Why the Sea is so Salty" is about an elf that lives in a secret underground home. He gives the poor man a magic mill that can make anything in the world..if you know the magic password! Other tales will complete the program including "The Fisherman and His Wife", a story about a magic talking fish that can make wishes come true.

This program is funded by the Carlisle Cultural Council, a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information; call the library at 978-369-4898.

Family Movie
Tuesday, April 22, 3 p.m.

Join us for a vacation week family movie! We will be showing one of the most popular animated movies of last year, complete with a princess, a queen, and a talking snowman. Rated PG; 102 minutes.


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 have 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:
Rocks & Shells by Phebe
Rocks & Shells by Phebe Richardson

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.



Pumpkin Spectacle