Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

November 15, 2012

Column: Cornucopia of Children's Room events at library

Memorial Hall Library
The Andover Townsman

---- — The Children’s Room of Memorial Hall Library invites families to fall into books and programs in November.

November is Family Literacy Month and staff has planned programs for infants through age 12. Most programs require advanced registration and have limited participation so please check the online calendar for sign up information at mhl.org/eventcalendar. Here are some of the free program offerings.

All Ages Family Event: Puppet Storytime

In celebration of Family Literacy Month and the importance of reading, join Puppeteer Nicola McEldowney for a performance of the classic tale The story of Ferdinand by author Munro Leaf.

This show is free so join us Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. Please register online.

School age programs: Awesome Authors

The library is chock full of books written by many talented authors.

You have the power to decide which authors are not only talented but also... “awesome!”

Join us for a new program called Awesome Authors where we will share stories and activities from childrens’ authors you may or may not know.

Awesome Authors will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m., and is for children between the ages of 6 and 7. Please register online.

Dad and Daughter Book Club

This book club is especially for dads and daughters (ages 8 to 10). Each session will include a discussion of a book with a strong female character, to be read before the meeting, and possibly an activity related to the book. This month’s selection is The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz.

Please register online, request the book and read it before attending the session.

Our November session will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.

Preschool program: Around the World in 30 minutes

We will explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. Whether you are a native speaker who would like to meet other parents in the community who raise their children bilingually, or you would like to expose your child to different languages and cultures at an early age, join us for this fun event.

This program is for birth to age 5 with an adult. Join us on Friday Nov. 30 at 9:30 a.m.

For more information on these and other programs, or to register visit the online calendar at mhl.org/eventcalendar, or call the Children’s Room at 978-623-8401 Ext39 .

Visit the kids web site for a complete listing of all kids programs at mhl.org/kids/programs.htm. Programs are held at Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St. in Andover.