Please note – Due to Covid-19 concerns, all programming and events at the Wareham Free Library have been cancelled until further notice. 

Weekly Virtual Children’s Story Time

Archived Videos/Activities

This week’s theme: Thanksgiving & Giving Thanks

Miss Marcia gets us in the mood for Thanksgiving with a read of  “Run, Turkey, Run” by Diane Mayr and illustrated by Laura Rader.

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn the ASL symbol for turkey, hear some Thanksgiving-themed songs, and learn about a few fun activities children can do over the break.

In today’s book talk Miss Marcia highlights “The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower” by PJ Lynch and “Two Bad Pilgrims” by Kathryn Lasky.

Activities For Kids
Tom Turkey Coloring Page Activity (PDF) (Instructions around 1:30 minute mark of craft video above)
Tom Turkey Coloring Page Feathers (PDF)
Gratitude Scavenger Hunt Activity (PDF)
Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Page (PDF)
Smiling Turkey Coloring Page (PDF)


This week for kids
Link to 14 Turkey Fun Facts (From Smithsonian)
Link to Plimoth-Pawtuxet Plantation
Link to You’re The Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving (An interactive children’s game exploring the life of a Wampanoag Indian before the first Thanksgiving)
Link to Fun Thanksgiving Desserts for Kids (From Food Network)
Link to Giving Thanks From Around the World (From the Travel Channel)

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From the Wareham Public Schools

For Elementary School Students  Video of Sylvia the Puppet Learns Remotely (by Mary Wilson)

For Elementary School Students – Video of Sally the Puppet Talking About Going Back To School (by Mary Wilson)

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Chess Club

Due to Covid-19 concerns, the chess club meetings have been cancelled until further notice. For more information, contact reference/outreach librarian Steven Miller at 508-295-2343 x1012.

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Links for Children/Teens

Reading Rockets – Literacy resources for parents, teachers and kids of all ages
Red Fish Soup – Games and activities that are fun and recreational. Great for pre-literate toddlers!
PBS Kids! – Watch full episodes of your favorite PBS shows, explore music, art and play games with all your favorite characters.
Children’s Book-A-Day Almanac – Anita Silvey’s online almanac of recommended books.  A relevant children’s book is featured for each day of the year.
Teen Book Finder App – Find your next read using the YASLA app
Novelist – Great source for ‘What do I read next?’