Please note – Due to Covid-19 concerns, all programming and events at the Wareham Free Library have been cancelled until further notice. As an alternative, we post our children’s story time videos and book talk every Wednesday.

Weekly Virtual Children’s Story Time

Archived Videos/Activities

This week’s theme: Mother’s Day

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day (on Sun, May 9) for this week’s Virtual Story Time! Miss Marcia reads, “A Special Day for Mommy,” by Dan Andreasen.

In today’s second Children’s Virtual Story Time segment, Miss Marcia shows us how to sign, “I love you mom,” and gives step-by-step instructions on how to make a hand print paper bag flower craft for Mother’s Day.

For today’s Children’s and Young Adult Book Talk, Miss Marcia highlights, “Show Me A Sign,” a historical-fiction novel about the deaf community in the early 1800s on Martha’s Vineyard. This novel is recommended for fourth through seventh graders.

Weekly Craft Activity For Kids
See instructions for making Flower Pot Paper Bag craft mark in second video above at 55 second mark or click here

Coloring Pages
Mother’s Day Duck with Duckling Coloring Page (PDF)
Superhero Mom Mother’s Day Coloring Page (PDF)
May Flowers Mother’s Day Coloring Page (PDF)
Hugging Sloth’s Mother’s Day Coloring Page(PDF)
Elephant with Heart Mother’s Day Coloring Page (PDF)

This week for kids
Link – 58 Easy Mothers Day Craft Ideas (From Country Living)
Link – 25+ Mothers Day Easy Crafts – Includes hand print Mother’s Day card ideas (From Easy, Peasy and Fun)
Link Picture Books Celebrating Motherly Love (From the Scholastic)
Link History of Mother’s Day (From the History 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?’