The G.A.R. Memorial Library

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The G.A.R. Memorial Library

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Check out all the new info on our Kids' Pages.  Check back often for activities and homework help, favorite books and kid-friendly web sites. Any child 5 or older who live in West Newbury may get their own library card. Please bring a parent or caregiver with a letter of permission from a parent.

Read to Lulu, Digby and Tucker

-Come read to Lulu or Digby or Tucker!

What's better than 1  Therapy Dog? 3 Of course.

Lulu is an Australian/Shepard mix

She is a certified by the "Pets and People Foundation"

Lulu is a wonderful listener and she ready to be your friend. Lulu comes to see us on Tuesdays.

Digby will be visiting us in the winter

Tucker lives next door and visits us often

We are very lucky..

Then call us at 978-363-1105 or come in and choose a time.


Craft Kits

Every week with Family Story Time I make craft kits to supplement the week's theme. You are always welcome to request a kit and try it out. This week we are making some winter decorations.

Family Legos

 Tuesday,November 28  4:00-5:00 PM. Families welcome

 We supply the Legos and you bring your imagination. Create something wonderful and it will go on display for a month. Come show what you can do.

Family Story Time Tuesdays, & Fridays

Family Story Times will begin again on September 26th and 29th. Choose either Tuesdays at 10:00 AM or Fridays at 10:00 AM. We will continue through the 28th of November.. Join Miss Kate for stories, finger-plays, songs, games and free play. Story Time will be held in the Children's Room during the Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer months. We  will be outside side when weather and grass mowing permit.There will be craft kits for you to take home.


Story Walk

"Fry Bread: a Native American Family Story" by Kevin Noble Millard

We finally have a new story for you to enjoy. Come and read "Fry Bread" . When I grew up we always had an evening meal together. We shared our days - the good, the bad and the funny. It's a busy world out there.Sharing food and stories make it a good place. Read this book and let me know your favorite recipe.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Reading Program 

Join this ultimate literacy program designed for our littlest listeners. Love Books? Love Libraries? Love Reading? Share those loves with your children. The goal is to read 1,000 books to your child before kindergarten. It's so simple. Come to the Library, sign up and get your sheet. You can record each book read by coloring in the circles. When you are done - come to the Library and turn in your sheet. Get a sticker and claim your prize. There are some fun prizes! Start reading and claim your first one! For ages infant - 5 years. (Yes, if you have to read a book over and over again it counts each time).

Fun with Family & Community Connection

Music Monday  10:30-11:30

Storytime Craft Thursdays 10:30-11:30


Pokemon Club

Pokémon Club   -  Join us  on the first Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM.  We'll have fun showing off our Ppokemon Cards, talk Pokemon and try a Pokemon craft. No sigm up. Please drop in Ages 6-12









Fall Programming

Music, Stories & Crafts with the FFC

Music Monday  10:30-11:30 AM

Join Miss Brianna from Family Community Connection every Monday morning and have fun with music.

This is a chance to increase language and literacy through rhymes, repetitive movement and routine.

Meant for ages 0-6 but everyone is welcome.


Storytime Crafts  Thursdays 10:30-11:30

Join Miss Kailey from Family Community Connection for a fun Storytime.

Listen to a story and make a craft. Social skills, communication, literacy and fine motor control.

Put your creativity to the test. Best for ages 3-6 but all ages welcome