Children’s Outdoor Story Time

Children’s Librarian Marcia Hickey has announced that Children’s Story Time and Garden Time will resume outdoors, starting on Tuesday, July 20.

Each story time will begin with garden time at 9 AM, followed by story time at 9:30 AM. Children have the opportunity to hear a themed story and participate in making a craft.

This program will continue to take place on Tuesdays through August 17. Story time and garden time will only take place weather permitting.

Tails and Tails Padlet – Information, Helpful Links and Scavenger Hunt

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Weekly Virtual Children’s Story Time Archives


You can check out our archive of children’s virtual story time videos that ran from June 17, 2020 through June 2, 2021. We produced 50 weeks worth of videos with a story time, children’s activities, and a booktalk.

Click here to view the children’s virtual story time videos.

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Bright By Text

We’ve partnered with the United Way of Greater New Bedford to encourage caregivers with children prenatally through age eight to sign up for Bright by Text. This includes parents, parents-to-be, grandparents, babysitters, aunties, uncles, neighbors, friends, teachers and more. 

The truth is there are many great resources for parents and caregivers, but when you have little ones, finding the time to research can be challenging. Thankfully, local information on resources

and events is a text away with messages targeted to your child’s age with fun easy activities, positive parenting tips, info on physical development and more. 

To sign up, simply text the word “Great” to 274448, to receive two to four short text messages a week. You’ll get a link to a page with more detail, short videos and links to resources. This service is provided free of charge by the United Way and their partners.

For more information about Bright by Text, click here.

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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?’