Diversity Book List
Children love reading books that reflect families and people similar to theirs as well as learning about people and families who are different.
Click here for the book list that was created in collaboration with the Melrose Public Schools, the Roosevelt School Parent Teacher Organization, and the Melrose Public Library for children grades K-5, their families, and teachers.
Dr. Margaret Adams, Assistant Superintendent, Melrose Public Schools
Andrea Razi-Thomas, Arlington High School Social Worker/Roosevelt PTO parent
Marianne Stanton, Melrose Public Library
The Children’s Room at the Melrose Public Library is proud to present the 2017 Fall Pre-School Story Time Schedule! Click here for more information.
*New this fall! Registration is required for all Pre-School programs. You may register your child the morning of each class beginning at 8 a.m.
We’re pleased to inform Melrose residents we’ve subscribed to a great online science resource that you and your family can access from home! ScienceFlix™ is an online resource that focuses on engaging subject-area science content for students spanning grades 4-9. Each of the ScienceFlix units will help hone literacy skills while bolstering understanding of crucial subjects relating to science, technology, and engineering. ScienceFlix units are further supported with a deep and dynamic reservoir of related multimedia including videos, interactive media, images, and more.
Students can access ScienceFlix anywhere there is an Internet connection –it’s like having access to the library’s collection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! ScienceFlix covers 30 areas of scientific study and each unit offers:
- Videos to build background knowledge and introduce vocabulary
- Anchor articles to build content knowledge
- Articles written at three reading levels to ensure comprehension
- A read aloud feature to support struggling readers and ELL students
- News stories with study guides
- Careers section to inspire budding scientists
- Editorially vetted and safe weblinks for further learning
Access ScienceFlix by logging in with your library card number here!
We would like to thank to the Trustees of the Melrose Public Library for generously sponsoring this database as part our Science is Everywhere program this year!
The 2016 Winter/Spring Schedule preschool Storytime schedule is now available!
Story Time Schedule
The Staff of the Children’s Room plans each story program for each specific age group. Please attend the program that falls within the age of your child.
Check out our fall storytime schedule at:
New this fall! All storytime programs will require registration. Parents will be able to register their child the morning of each class beginning at 8 a.m. on the Library’s Events and Programs Calendar at http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?x=3&jx=rmp&sm