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 comes on Thursdays .

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 making a little bit of this  'n that.

Family Legos

Thursday, June 22  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, Wednesdays & Fridays

Family Story Times will continue in June for the Summer Session. Starting Tuesdays, June 6th at 10:00 AM and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. We will continue through the third week of August. Join Miss Kate for stories, finger-plays, songs and games. Story Time will be held in the Children's Room during the Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer months. We  will be outside side when weather permits.There will be craft kits for you to take home.

Story Walk

What would the world be like without trees? A girl in Kenya named Wangari Maathi didn't want to find out. This is her story "Wangari's Trees of Peace" by Jeanette Winter. Please read it and come to our town's celebration of Arbor Day on Saturday, April 29 from 9:30-10:00 for experiments and 10:00-11:30 for tree seedling giveaway. Supplies are limited.

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).

3rd Grade Book Club

The third grade book Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting is June 6th at:  

4:15 PM. We are reading "Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat" by Lynne Jonell. Yikes! Rats!