Here’s what’s in store for young people at the library at 2 N. Main St. for the rest of December and into January: 

 December events in the Children’s Room:

Dads and Donuts on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. for ages 2-5. A story time targeting dads and children ages 2-5 (although all are welcome). After stories, songs, rhymes and a craft, share coffee, juice, and donuts. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

 

January events in the Children's Room:

 

Mes Petits Amis on Monday, Jan. 7 at 9:30 a.m. for preschoolers and their families – a new program introducing the French language using rhymes, songs and simple stories. It's like Wiggle Words but in French (with some English thrown in). Pick up a token for each attendee.

Reading with Annie on Tuesdays, Jan. 8 and 22 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for children able to read on their own. Annie is a therapy dog who loves to be read to. The sessions are 15 minutes long and only the child who is reading is allowed in the room with Annie and her handler. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar.

Junior Green Gatherings for ages 4-7 on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Learn more about nature and gardening through a book and related activities. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar. A collaboration of the Andover Jr. Garden Club and MHL Children’s Room.

Make It Take It Tuesday for ages 3 and up and an adult, on Tuesdays, Jan. 22 and 29 from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Join us for a new drop-in craft program. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

Other events:

Preschool Music with Peter Sheridan on Friday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m.

Legomania on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 2 p.m. for ages 5 and up. This program is for children ages 5 and up who love to build with LEGOs.  Each child will build on their own base, and then share their creation with the group before putting it on display in the Children's Room. Register online.

Stories @ The Center on Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m.

Noon Year’s Eve on Monday, Dec. 31 at 11:30 a.m. for ages 5-7. Register at www.mhl.org/calendar.

 

 In-Be-Tweens Programs are for Grades 4 and 5. Space is limited. Registration required.

Celebrate Winter Craft on Monday, Jan. 14 at 3:45 p.m.

Make a Snowman Card on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.

Night Readers on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. for ages 9-12 and an adult. This month’s selection is Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder. Request and read the book beforehand. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar.

Thinking Thursday on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3:45 p.m. for ages 5-8. Share a story, do simple experiments and create a craft to take home. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar.

Dads and Donuts on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. for ages 2-5. A story time targeting dads and children ages 2-5 (although all are welcome). After stories, songs, rhymes and a craft, share coffee, juice, and donuts. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

Family Yoga on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m. For walkers to age 5 with an adult and kids ages 6-11. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar. Offered by Stand Tall Family Yoga.

The Snowy Nap on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 1:30-2:00 p.m. for ages 4 and 5 with an adult. Join Miss Kim for a reading of Jan Brett’s newest book, followed by a fun activity. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar.

All events are sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. For more information, visit www.mhl.org, or call 978-623-8440. All programs are held at Memorial Hall Library.

 

 

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