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December Activities

 

 Children's Art: What Can You Do With a Dot?

Tuesday December 20th from 3:30  to 5 PM

 

The art of New-Impressionists George Seurat and Paul Signac will be explored. Participants will use these artists' inspiration to create in multi-colored clay. For kids in grades 1-6. Registration required.

Contact: Corrie Chiknas   603-898-7064   cchiknas@kelleylibrary.org

 

We have a new Reading Dog - Macs

His Debut is Monday, December 5th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM

 

Macs, a loveable cockapoo, is a Reading Education Assistance Dog or “R.E.A.D. Dog.” Often, students find it intimidating to read in front of classmates, but love to read to a non-judgmental, calming dog.  A reading program, involving a dog as a listener, has the potential to change that fear.  Dog owner, Blaire McCarthy of Windham, has completed training and Macs is a Registered Reading Dog.  We are grateful for Mrs. McCarthy’s offering of her time and her dog, Macs.  If you think your child would enjoy reading with Macs, or sitting for awhile to get to know him.  Children of all reading levels are encouraged to try one of our reading dates!  Bring your own book or read one of ours! Please register for one of four 15 minute sessions.  He will be back monthly.

Contact: Natalie Ducharme 898-7064. nducharme@kelleylibrary.org

 

Children's Room Contest

We've got a new American Girl Doll in our collection! She is a Truly Me doll and needs a name and a story. Kids ages 6-10 have the chance to name her & tell us about her! Fill out an entry form in the Children's Room by Nov. 30th. You can choose her name, her favorite things, and what she likes to do in her free time. There is a prize for the winner! 

 

    

Did you know that the Stone Zoo has a wonderful Holiday Display called ZooLights, beginning November 25th?

ZooLights promises to dazzle visitors of all ages. Enter a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Stroll through festively decorated Yukon Creek, home to bald eagles, Canada lynx and reindeer. Have photos taken with Santa or his reindeer.  

For more information -  http://www.zoonewengland.org/engage/zoolights

April Activities

     

 

 

April is Wimpy Kid Month

Create a cover for the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. Give it to a children’s Staff member and we will hang it up in the library. Librarians vote April 26th.  Celebrate with more fun at http://www.wimpykid.com/wimpykidmonth/

 

Marshmallow Madness

Drop-in Craft during April Vacation Week

(April 25th-28th)

 

Join us any time during April Vacation Week for Marshmallow Mosaics! These were really fun last year, so we thought we’d bring them back! Kids of any age can participate in creating art with mini marshmallows – we just ask that kids age 8 and under are directly monitored by their grownup! There will be several giant images to cover in candy. No sign up needed – swing on by the Creation Station!

 

 

    

 

Drive in Movie is Back!

Thursday April 27th from 2:00 PM

Just right for kids 4-9 and their grownups!

 

Join us as kids decorate their own 'car' to sit in to watch a movie and eat a snack. Each child will need to bring a box that is big enough for them to sit in. Registration is required, and will start April 20th.

Contact: Laura Stevens 603-898-7064 or lstevens@kelleylibrary.org

 

 

 Exploring Art: What Can You Do With a Face or a Body?

Wednesday May 16th at 3:30 

For kids in grades  1-6

Explore the art of Pablo Picasso  Discover your inner creative while making a mixed up face or body. 

Registration required. Contact: Corrie Chiknas   603-898-7064  or cchiknas@kelleylibrary.org

 

**Remember to reserve museum passes early.  April vacation is a very popular week.  All you need is your library card for discounted passes to the New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Children’s Museum, Childrens Museum of NH, SEE Science Center and more.

April Activities

     

 

 

April is Wimpy Kid Month

Create a cover for the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. Give it to a children’s Staff member and we will hang it up in the library. Librarians vote April 26th.  Celebrate with more fun at http://www.wimpykid.com/wimpykidmonth/

 

Marshmallow Madness

Drop-in Craft during April Vacation Week

(April 25th-28th)

 

Join us any time during April Vacation Week for Marshmallow Mosaics! These were really fun last year, so we thought we’d bring them back! Kids of any age can participate in creating art with mini marshmallows – we just ask that kids age 8 and under are directly monitored by their grownup! There will be several giant images to cover in candy. No sign up needed – swing on by the Creation Station!

 

 

    

 

Drive in Movie is Back!

Thursday April 27th from 2:00 PM

Just right for kids 4-9 and their grownups!

 

Join us as kids decorate their own 'car' to sit in to watch a movie and eat a snack. Each child will need to bring a box that is big enough for them to sit in. Registration is required, and will start April 20th.

Contact: Laura Stevens 603-898-7064 or lstevens@kelleylibrary.org

 

 

 Exploring Art: What Can You Do With a Face or a Body?

Wednesday May 16th at 3:30 

For kids in grades  1-6

Explore the art of Pablo Picasso  Discover your inner creative while making a mixed up face or body. 

Registration required. Contact: Corrie Chiknas   603-898-7064  or cchiknas@kelleylibrary.org

 

**Remember to reserve museum passes early.  April vacation is a very popular week.  All you need is your library card for discounted passes to the New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Children’s Museum, Childrens Museum of NH, SEE Science Center and more.

November Activities

 

November we will have an Author Visit Children’s Program.

Luis Paints the World - Story and Art

November 4th at 4:00 pm 

For children 6-11 who have friends and family in the military. Author Terry Farish will read her book & create art with kids.

Registration is required.  

 

Voices of Salems Veterans 

November 9th at  6:30 PM

  • History comes alive with WWII uniforms, medals & memorabilia
  • Discover the lives of those listed on Salem’s veterans marker map
  • Thank veterans for their service
  • Explore our local heroes history with our new online digital collection
  • Light refreshments will be served

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Exploring Art: What can you do with a circle?

Tuesday November 15th at 3:30 PM

For kids in grades 1-6.

Discover and explore  the art of  French Artist Robert Delaunay and his love of pure shape and color. Make your own Delaunay inspired creation.

Registration required.

January Activities

Lego Club

Ages 6-11 Tuesdays 4-4:45

Feb. 14th & 28th    March 14th & 28th

This session of Lego Club will be more free form than in the past. Children will have a different theme each meeting and will be encouraged to build on that theme with books as inspiration to guide them!

Registration begins Feb. 1st at the Childrens Room Desk

 

 

Princess Storytime​

Saturday, February 18th  from 11:30 - noon! 

  Boys and Girls ages 3-8

Join us for stories, a sweet treat, and a craft with our special guest, Miss Gate City Outstanding Teen!  

Dress in your royal best for this special event! 

Registration is required and begins February 6th at the Childrens Room Desk.

 

 

Exploring Art: What Can You Do With a String?

Tuesday, February 21 from 3:30-5:00 pm

For kids in grades 1-6

 

Explore the art of Huichel Nierikas. Participants will use Nierikas' nature images as inspiration to create their own.

Registration required.

 

Thank you all who participated in the American Girl Contest.  Her name is Rosie Grace Theylen.  A few of her favorite things are color-orange, Food- Spaghetti, Subject – Art, Animal – gecko.  Here hobbies are sculpting, painting and experiments.  She has a dog named Ali.   Rose will be available for checkout soon.!!

March Activities

 

 Exploring Art: What Can You Do With Tissue Paper?

Tuesday March 21st at 3:30 

For kids in grades  1-6

The art of Louis Comfort Tiffany will be explored. Participants will use this artists’ images as inspiration to create their own.

Registration required. Contact: Corrie Chiknas   603-898-7064  or cchiknas@kelleylibrary.org

 

 Exploring Art: What Can You Do With a Dot?

Tuesday April 18th at 3:30 

For kids in grades  1-6

The Pueblo Pottery clay art of Maria Martinez and her husband Julian will be explored. Participants will use these artists' inspiration to create Native American inspired pottery..  

Registration required. Contact: Corrie Chiknas   603-898-7064  or cchiknas@kelleylibrary.org

 

Macs the Reading Dog visits every month.

He loves being read to. Sign up in the Chldren’s Room

 

 

Stop in and checkout out our displays

 

   What’s Green and “Read” 

 

 Be a Trail Blazer  - “If you only read what everyone else reads, you’ll only know what everyone else knows” – Anonymous

 

   Read Something Different!!!