Children’s Room Summer Programs 2020
Children’s Summer Reading Club ONLINE for 2020
June 22nd-August 14th
Children of all ages may participate in the library’s brand new ONLINE summer reading club! Readers earn virtual badges for their time spent reading. All participants earn a fun prize just for registering – stop by the library when it is safe to do so, to collect. Fun activities will be held online during the summer. Screen-free activity suggestion packs will be available weekly, when contactless pick up begins.
Pre-readers can register ONLINE for our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program!
Registration for Summer Reading begins the week of June 22nd and continues all summer long. Register here: https://melrosepubliclibrary.beanstack.org/
“Imagine Your Story” is sponsored by Melrose Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Friends of the Melrose Public Library.
Virtual Summer Reading Kick Off – Alastair Moock Family Concert!
Monday, June 22nd 10:30—11:15 AM
Join Melrose musician Alastair Moock for a virtual family concert to celebrate our summer reading 2020 kick off! This concert will be broadcast on the Melrose Public Library Facebook page at 10:30AM, and made available on MMTV and the Melrose Public Library YouTube channel.
VIRTUAL Diapers, Feeding, and Sleep – Oh My!
Wednesdays July 8th – July 29th 10:30—11:30 AM
“Diapers, Feeding and Sleep – Oh My!” is a social group for new parents (for parents of babies up to 9 months old).
Having a baby in the best of times is not easy, but during a pandemic it is exponentially harder! Join children’s room staff and other new parents to give and receive support, and begin building a parent community. Following some brief early literacy-based activities, parents are invited to stay and connect with each other in a supportive environment. This group will meet via Zoom. Please register via the library calendar – the meeting link will be sent out via email one day before the program date.
Music, Movement and More!
Fridays June 26th – August 7th 10:30AM
Join us every Friday morning June 26th – August 7th for virtual family activities, suitable for preschool ages and up. Events include Rock-A-Bye Beats, a yoga-themed story time and even a Zoom dance party! See the library calendar for details and registration.
Mondays June 22nd – August 10th 5PM
Every Monday from June 22nd to August 10th join library staff for “Folktales Aloud“! Each week we will read aloud a folktale, fairy tale or fable from around the world. Be warned: while fairytales often have a happy ending, other folk tales and fables may not! These recordings will be made available on our Facebook page and YouTube channel at 5PM each Monday evening. Suitable for grades K-5.
Try Something New Tuesdays!
Tuesdays June 30th – August 11th
Every Tuesday from June 30th to August 11th we invite you to try something new with us! Tutorials include bicycle safety, Kung Fu, cartoon illustration, mindfulness and more! These programs will be delivered online, please see the library calendar for full details and to register. The link will be emailed to registrants the day before the event.
Bookworms! Book Group for 2nd & 3rd Graders
Tuesday, July 14th
Join our book group for 2nd & 3rd graders. Come and discuss what you’ve been reading during the summer with other book lovers! This program will be delivered via zoom, please see the library calendar for full details and to register. The zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day before the event.
Snack Pack! Book Group for 4th and 5th Graders
Thursday June 25th 3PM
Calling all book lovers in the 4th & 5th grade! You are invited to participate in the library’s monthly book discussion group. Children entering 4th grade in the fall are invited to participate. This month is BYOB: Bring Your Own Book! Read a “new to you” book of your choice or re-read an old favorite. We will chat about the books and play some literary games! After the June date, Snack Pack will resume in the Fall. This program will be delivered via zoom, please see the library calendar for full details and to register. The zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day before the event.
Summer Reading Club Finale Concert – Matt Heaton
Join us for a virtual concert to celebrate the end of Summer Reading 2020! This finale concert with the ever-popular musician Matt Heaton will be broadcast on the Melrose Public Library Facebook page at 10:30AM, and made available on MMTV and the Melrose Public Library YouTube channel.
Remember to regularly check our Facebook page and website for updates as restrictions due to the pandemic are adjusted.
Contactless pick up starts July 7th!
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