Thursday, June 24, 2010

Attention Lowell School!

If you go to Lowell School, here are a few helpful links to get you through your summer reading requirements:

Description and requirements from Lowell School

Lexile Frameworks "Find a Book." This will help you find titles in your lexile range and will check a specific book's lexile number.

Novelist--This is a library database that helps you find books based on your interests and includes searching for lexile-scored books, but be aware you need to do an "advanced search" to find books based on lexile numbers. You'll need your library card to sign in from home.

Before you come to the library to choose your books make sure you remember your lexile number!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

School's Out!

Before we get started on the summer reading, you'll probably want a bit of a break. Here's your chance! Stop by Thursday, 6/24 at 2 pm for a matinee showing of Shrek on the big screen in the Watertown Savings Bank Room.

Friday, June 18, 2010

How is our garden growing?

Our garden is coming along swimmingly, but we'll surely need your help to keep it beautiful. Sign up starting Monday, 6/21, to help us weed, water, and harvest on Friday mornings through out the summer.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Book Bingo! Monday, 6/21 @ 4pm

If you know how to play BINGO then you can play book BINGO! We put a slight twist on the classic game using titles of popular children’s books instead of numbers. Fun and prizes are promised. No registration.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Go Green--Summer Reading 2010

It is the question of the ages: what is going on with Summer Reading? Well, here is the answer...

Summer Reading 2010: Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, August 20.

How does it work?
You do the reading, we’ll help you along. Beginning Tuesday, July 6th. stop by the Children’s Department to pick up your reading log. This will help you track your reading, and it will also show you how hard you work over the summer!


For every hour that you log, you can enter your name into a prize raffle for a chance to win prizes to various local shops. The more you read the better your chances are of winning one of the prizes.

Guessing Jar and Trivia
For a little extra fun the guessing jar and trivia are back. Every week it is something different and you can only put in your guesses if you’re here, so be sure to come in and take a shot at another prize!

Make sure you come and check in with your librarians. We always love hearing what you’re reading and it helps us when you let us know what you like and don’t like. In return we’ll have some cool swag for you to choose from.

We are booked solid—if you’re bored this summer, then you haven’t been to the library. We have events Monday through Friday during the seven-week Summer Reading Program, and you’ll find all of the details on the following pages. Most events are drop-in, but a few require registration so make sure you check first. We can’t wait to see you!

If you give a kid a challenge then she’s going to want a party to go with it...
Not that we want to get ahead of ourselves, but you’re going to work hard this
summer — let’s celebrate! On Friday, August 20th. we’re celebrating with an ice cream party and we’ll announce the winners of our raffle drawings.

Programming Schedule

Drop-in Open Craft (10am-12pm) Pre K-2nd. grade
Eco-friendly crafts from recycled and found objects. No registration.
7/12 Octopus; 7/19 Tulips; 7/26 Snakes; 8/2 Butterflies; 8/9 Mosaic Jar; 8/16 Hats

PJ Movie Night (6pm)
A family night out at the movies without the price. Showing classics and new releases on the big screen at the library. We’re trying to get the newest releases to you, so check in with us to see what’s showing each week. No registration.

Toddler Music for kids 5 and under (11am)
7/6 Kids N Harmony; 7/13 Tempo Time; 7/20 Ed Morgan; 7/27 Tempo Time;
8/3 Cheryl Melody; 8/10 Debbie & Friends; 8/17 Ed Morgan. No registration.

Special Performance (2pm) Grades K-5. No registration.
7/7 Science Magic with the Museum of Science (demo of science behind classic magic tricks)
7/14 Vic & Sticks: Recycled Rhythm (music)
7/21 Curious Creatures (live animals)
7/28 City Stage Folk Tales East & West (storytelling)
8/4 Secret World of Bubbles (The science of bubbles)
8/11 Didgeridoo Down Under (Australian music demonstration and performance)
8/18 Nappy’s Puppets (shadow puppet show)

Go Tween (4pm) 3rd.-5th. grades only REGISTRATION REQUIRED
7/8 Terrarium
7/15 Writing workshop with local author Mitali Perkins
7/22 Ice Cream
7/29- Bottle Cap Art
8/5-Textiles 4 U: notebooks out of recycled materials 8/12-Bugology
8/19-Re-purposed Tshirt Totes.
Registration starts June 21st.

Garden Club (10am) All ages
For the first time ever the library is growing a vegetable garden. Help keep it green by watering, weeding, and harvesting with us. Registration starts June 21st.

Gaming (2:30-4:30pm) K-5th. grade. No registration.
Whether you are a techie looking for some friendly Wii or Playstation competition or you like an old fashioned board game, we have something for you. And, there will be snacks! We’ll wrap it up on August 20th with an ice cream party!

So there you have it—there’s something for everyone. Mark it down in pen; it is going to be a fun summer!

PJ Movie Night tonight @ 6pm

Bring a snack, a blanket, and your jammies to watch the first Toy Story before the new one comes out later this week!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Shrinky Dinks!


and end up small!

Calling all 3rd-5th graders, we're doing shrinky dinks on Wednesday at 4pm. If you aren't there you're missing out. Space is filling up, so sign up today!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Some June Highlights

Garden Club-Thursday, 6/3 @ 4pm. Registration Required.
Did you know the library has a garden? We do! Now that the spring flowers have wilted we’re ready to start the summer vegetable garden and we want you to help! We’ll be planting vegetables and need some extra hands. If you can’t make it today, don’t worry, we’ll be gardening weekly throughout the summer so keep your eye on the calendar.

Tween Craft: Shrinky Dinks- Tuesday, 6/8. Registration Required.

They start out big and end up small. Grades 3-5 only, please.

PJ Movie Night: Toy Story- Monday, 6/14 @ 6pm. All Ages. No Registration.
Bring a blanket, snack and relax in your pajamas while enjoying movie time on the big screen in the library.(Rated G. 81 minutes.)

Book Bingo: Monday, 6/21 @ 4 pm. Pre K-2nd grades. No registration.

If you know how to play BINGO then you can play book BINGO! We put a slight twist on the classic game using titles of popular children’s books instead of numbers. Fun and prizes are promised.