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: African American History Month

Miss Marcia celebrates African American History Month by reading “These Hands” by Margaret H. Mason and illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Miss Marcia brings us together by using ASL to sing “The More We Get Together,” and shows us a fun STEM traffic light craft kids can do at home.

Watch Miss Marcia as she does a book talk for the picture book “Ruth and the Green Book” by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and chapter book “Clean Getaway” by Nic Stone.

Activities For Kids
Construction Paper Traffic Light Craft (See instructions at 1:45 mark in second video above or click here)
Traffic Light Coloring Page (PDF)
Diverse Hands Shaking Coloring Page (PDF)

Martin Luther King Themed Word Search(PDF)

This week for kids
Link to Learn More About the Green Book (From Encyclopedia Britannica – For Kids)
Link to Read About Biographies of Famous African Americans (From Ducksters)
Link with 32 books to Read During Black History Month Selected By Black Authors (Includes interview with Kwame Alexander (From The Today Show)
Link  20 Fun Ways To Celebrate Black History Month (Crafts/Books/Videos) (From Being Reese)

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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?’