Here’s what’s in store for young people at the library at 2 N. Main St. during the month of June:
Debut Author Naomi Milliner presents Super Jake & the King of Chaos
On Wednesday, June 12 at 4 pm, author Naomi Milliner will share her first book, a novel for grades 3-7. "When life revolves around stressed-out parents and ER visits for his special needs little brother Jake, eleven-year-old Ethan escapes to a world of top hats, trick decks, andmagic wands. When he hears of a junior magic competition where the top prize is to meet and perform with his hero, Magnus the Magnificent, Ethan is determined to do whatever he needs to get there--and to win." Naomi Milliner will share her journey on becoming an author, as well as life with the real Super Jake. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar. Book signing will follow the presentation.
June events in the Children’s Room:
Reading with Annie on Tuesdays, June 18 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.
Jr. Green Gatherings for ages 4-8 on Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. Learn more about nature and gardening through a book and related activities. Space is limited. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar. A collaboration of the Andover Garden Club and MHL Children’s Room.
Family Yoga Session for kids up to age 11 (walkers to age 5 with an adult) on Thursdays, June 20 and 27, and July 11 and 18, from 4-4:30 p.m. A lively form of yoga that involves child-friendly poses, games, stories, songs and mini relaxation to end the class. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar the number of children and adults attending. Sign up for all four weeks in the session or for individual classes.
Around the World in 30 minutes for birth-5 and an adult, on Friday, June 21 at 9:30 a.m. Explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. For native speakers and those who want to expose their child to different languages and cultures at an early age. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.
Musical Mornings with Peter Sheridan on Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. A children's musician for 20 years, Peter performs at many libraries, day-care centers and schools. He plays guitar, accordion, harmonica and other instruments and uses puppets and books in his program. No registration needed.
Star Readers on Monday, June 24 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for ages 8-12. A book discussion club to keep kids reading all year long. This month’s selection is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar and request and read the book beforehand.
Dads and Donuts on Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. for ages 2-5. A story time for preschoolers and their families. After stories and a craft, share coffee, juice and donuts. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.
Play Away on Saturday, June 29 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for preschoolers to age 5. Preschoolers to age 5 can "play" at different stations with activities related to a theme and books. Join us as we get ready for summer. Space is limited so please register the child's name and one adult at https://mhl.org/calendar.
Program funding is provided by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Join the Friends at www.mhl.org/friends. For more information, visit www.mhl.org, or call 978-623-8440. All programs are held at Memorial Hall Library.