The G.A.R. Memorial Library

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The G.A.R. Memorial Library

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Check out all the new info on our Kids' Pages.  Check back often for activities and homework help, favorite books and kid-friendly web sites. Any child 5 or older who live in West Newbury may get their own library card. Please bring a parent or caregiver with a letter of permission from a parent.

Read to Lulu

Reading to Lulu

Come read to Lulu.

Lulu is an Australian/Shepard mix

She is a certified by the "Pets and People Foundation"

Lulu is a wonderful listener and she ready to be your friend. Check the website for Lulu's day and time.


Craft Kits

Every week with Family Story Time I make craft kits to supplement the week's theme. You are always welcome to request a kit and try it out. Supplies maybe limited. Let's try making some butterflies!  I make 40 or 50 craft kits every week!

Family Legos

Monday, August 22 4:00-5:00PM     Families Welcome

It's back! We supply the Legos and you bring your imagination. Create something wonderful and it will go on display for a month. Come show what you can do.

Family Story Time Tuesdays

Family Story Times continue for the summer session. Starting Tuesdays, June 28th at 10:00 AM. We will continue through the second week of August. Join Miss Kate for stories, fingerplays, songs and games We will have a mystery guest. Bring a blanket or try one our chairs. Story time will be held outside in back of the Children's Room when the weather permits. I will have craft kits for you to take home.

Story Walk

Another month, another StoryWalk.This month's book is "Farewell to Shady Glade" by Bill Peet. Bill Peet was an illustrator for Walt Disney Studios. He wrote and illustrated many books and this is a good one. It is too long for our StoryWalk signs so I started by the Library door. Start reading there and continue along the Children's Room and beyond. Read it and let me know if you like it too.

Summer Reading Program 

Beyond the Beaten Path

Tuesday, June 21-Friday, August 12th

Ages 5-11

        Read a book. Enter it on either the Library's online form or the paper form available at the Library.

Your first book read serves as your registration. If you use just a paper form Miss Kate will have to register you.

Each entry will entitle you to a raffle ticket for the Grand Prize which will be drawn on August 15th,

Children aged 5- grade 6 can also sign up for the Topsfield Fair "Read & Win " prize packet.

 You must read and record 7 books and turn it into the Library by August 5th.

Read to Me Program   Ages Infant - 5

Come to the Library and get a reading log. Color in each circle after each book read to you( or use a sticker).

When you have finished your sheet bring it to the Library and receive a small prize.