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sproutingmelodieslogoFamily Sprouting Melodies
(For families with children ages 5 and under)

Thursday, September 10th at 1pm: It’s back by popular demand, and even better! Family Sprouts gathers kids and families together here at  The Newbury Town Library once a month, and provides opportunities for children of different ages to learn and interact together. Each session includes active music making designed to elicit different responses from the children based on their cognitive, social and physical skills. Online registration is required.

minecraftThursdays from 3:30-5p (Sept. 10-Oct. 15)
“Can you teleport me?” “How do I fly?” “I need a sword!” “What are you building?” These exclamations are the sounds of a room full of kids playing Minecraft. Welcome to our Minecraft Club! Every Thursday afternoon from 3:30-5pm, children ages 7-11 will get together on our library’s laptops to snack and play one of the world’s hottest video games. Both new and experienced players are invited to attend. This program is limited to 12 as we have a limited number of laptops and Minecraft licenses. Please indicate when you register if your child will be bringing his/her own laptop or will be using a library laptop (we have 6 available for borrowing). Registration is required.

librarybabiesLibrary Babies (Babies to age 1-1/2!)
Fridays from 10:30-11am (Sept. 11-Oct. 16)
Designed for the youngest library users and their parents or caregivers, Library Babies program offer participants the opportunity to share time together at the library. During the program, babies and their grownups will be exposed to language, books and playful activities in a positive and supportive atmosphere. Library Babies programs are a great way to introduce young children to the library, to begin a lifetime of regular library visits and to help children develop into lifelong library users. We invite you to play and listen to nursery rhymes and stories! Registration is required.

Simply Sweet Storytime
(Ages 3-5, siblings welcome!)

Fridays from 11-11:45am
(Sept. 11-Oct. 16)

Simply Sweet Storytimes offer an opportunity for children to hear stories from classic children’s literature as well as new additions to our collection. The children are able to practice developmental skills, such as listening and taking turns, in a warm and welcoming environment, as well as to meet new people and maybe make a friend (children and parents/caregivers alike!). After we sing a song and share a story or two, we’ll use our fine motor skills to create a simple craft. Registration is required. * Immediately following Storytime is Lunch Bunch – bring your lunch and join us!

lunchbunchLunch Bunch (Ages 3-5, siblings welcome!)
Fridays at 11:45am (Sept. 11-Oct. 16)
Bring your lunch to LUNCH BUNCH! Storytime functions as a way for your children to learn valuable socialization skills, and Lunch Bunch facilitates the development of these social skills even more, while providing the children with a little more time to be together after story time. In addition to your lunch, feel free to bring a picnic blanket because (weather permitting) we will picnic under the big tree by the playground and back garden! In case of rain or inclement weather, we will have lunch in the craft room in the children’s section of the library. No registration required.

knexK’Nex Building Workshop
Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10:30am – 12pm (ages 7-10)
Are you familiar with the K’Nex systems ? Similar to LEGOs, they offer children the opportunity to design and create….whatever! Budding builders are invited to explore the possibilities during this monthly program! Space is available for 8 children aged 7-11. Registration is required.

Laughs & Crafts (4-8th graders): Steampunk Robots!
Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 4:30-5:30pm – What is Steampunk? The term itself actually comes from science fiction novels, although it now can refer to style, art, and even video games. It’s a retro-looking style that has to do with visually blending old and new, leaving somewhat heavily on the Victorian age for the “old.” What’s a Steampunk Robot? Come to Laughs & Crafts to find out and build one! And if you have any spare parts you would like to use in making your robot, please bring them along 🙂  Registration is required.


Friday, Sept. 25th at 1pm: CINDERELLA (PG) * Feel free to come in costume!
DVD_CINDERELLANothing to do after school on a Friday half day? Come to the library for a movie! On Triton School District Half-Days (Professional Days), The Newbury Town Library will be showing movies at 1pm. Popcorn and water will be served. Movies will be rated G or PG, and posted before the movie day. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register to let us know you’re coming 🙂

To help determine if this movie is appropriate for your child, check out, a wonderful resource for books, movies, video games and more. Movie dates for the 2015/2016 school year are listed below. Movie titles will be announced as they are known.

Do-drop-in Playtime Sessions (Ages 0-4, siblings welcome)
Wednesdays from 10:30a-12p

Do drop in on Wednesday mornings for some playtime in the big room. We’ll have all our toys pulled out, ready for some serious playtime! No registration required.

SENSORY BINS for Toddlers and Pre-k!sensorybin_play
By request – ask us at the children’s desk! Sensory bins offer toddler and preschool aged children the opportunity to practice fine motor skills through touch, as well as counting, sorting, pattern-making, and matching. In addition to providing open-ended, creative fun for the child, playing with sensory bins provides a base for learning math. Plus, feeling textures, temperatures, vibration and more on the skin is all part of tactile sensory input and learning. Check it out and let us know what you think!