Children, in grades 1-5, who are struggling with reading are invited to read with Coco! Certified reading therapy dog Coco, and her owner Randi, will visit the library twice a month to help children practice reading and gain confidence. Six 10 minute slots (3 per day) will be available for children to read aloud to Coco one-on-one. Children may bring their own book or use a library book.
The Little House: Her Story features the work of beloved children's book author & illustrator and founder of the Folly Cove Designers Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968). In addition to Burton's drawings, book illustrations and prints, an artfully-created scale model of her "Little House," which was fabricated in Japan for an exhibition held at the Gallery A4 in Tokyo last year, will also be on display in the gallery.
Dads & Donuts is a story time designed especially for dads and children ages 3-5, but siblings are always welcome. This weekend storytime is a great opportunity for dads and their little ones to hear some fun stories. Donuts and drinks provided.
Come to Sawyer Free Library for a fun afternoon where kids can talk and share their experiences in the kitchen. Register and check out a copy of the Around the World Cookbook by Abigail Dodge, let the library know which recipe you will make at home and the bring the dish to the library to share and discuss!
Spend some time with your child reading with Reading Buddy, Zyla the Therapy Dog. Zyla is a beautiful and gentle collie who loves stories of all kinds, so come read to her. These sessions are great for building reading skills and helping readers of all levels gain confidence.
Celebrate local author, illustrator and artist Virginia Lee Burton with story time, playing and art making at Sawyer Free Library. Listen to the story of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel , create your own art and then climb aboard and explore a cool construction vehicle! This is a great hands-on learning experience for children ages 2 and up!
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be offering workshops for children and adults to kick-off the new Cape Ann Reads initiative. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum and is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are required.
Enjoy the spirit of the season and take home the fragrance of the forest. We will read The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown. Then we will visit the forest to identify a variety of evergreens by their shape, needles, cones, and fragrance.
SalemRecycles is hosting their annual textile recycling event! Clean out your closets the green way - drop off USABLE and UNUSABLE textiles at SalemRecycles' fifth annual Clothing and Textile Recycling Drive. Look for the Goodwill truck in Riley Plaza (212 Washington Street, Salem). Usable items will be sold in Goodwill stores; unusable items will be recycled into new products.
SalemRecycles is hosting their semi-annual book and media swap. If you have items to drop off [videos, CDs, DVDs and books], you may do so on Saturday when you arrive or the Friday before between 5:30-7 pm. Volunteers will be available to help unload. No swap is needed in order to attend; participants can choose to donate materials, take materials or do both.
Thursday, December 13
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