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.
We are happy to offer book clubs during the school year for children in grades 1-2 and 3-4, thanks in part to support from a private grant. We offer a 1st and 2nd grade fiction book club, a 1st and 2nd grade non-fiction book club and a 3rd and 4th grade book club. Upcoming meetings are listed below; you can call the library or email for more information - email Marty (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on 1st and 2nd grade book clubs, and Tahleen (email@example.com) about book club for 3rd and 4th graders.
Story Times are ongoing for ages 0-6 years old. Story times consist of age-appropriate stories, rhymes, and fingerplays. Crafts are included in the programs for ages 3-6. Registration for fall, winter and spring sessions is required.
Participation in a library story time program is a great way to introduce new books to your child, help them foster a love of reading, and give them a chance to make new friends. Story times encourage literacy skills and language development. The development of early literacy skills is important for reading success when a child enters school. Story time is fun and interactive with stories, finger plays and crafts.
Hey kids, do you have a fun or interesting collection that you would like to display? Nature objects? Key chains? Legos? Favorite books?
We would love to display your collection in our display case funded by the Friends of the Gleason Library. Displays change every about every two weeks to show different collections. Just drop by the Children’s room or call 978-369-4894 to register.
Claire Beckley's Hornet's Nests and Guinea Fowl Feathers