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Snakey Storytime Craft at the Fox Library: yet more proof that googly eyes make everything amazing!  

Snakey Storytime Craft at the Fox Library: yet more proof that googly eyes make everything amazing!  

Click here for a peek at one of the best spring-themed children’s books around, And Then It’s Spring, written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead.  Then celebrate spring by checking it out from the Robbins or Fox and enjoying it with a nice picnic lunch in the park!

Library Holiday Hours and Spring Vacation Week Schedule

This Friday, 4/18, the Robbins and Fox Libraries will close at noon for Good Friday.  The Robbins Library will be open on Saturday, 4/19, but will be closed on Sunday, 4/20 for Easter and Monday, 4/21 for Patriots Day.

Next week (4/22 - 4/26) is also school vacation week, which means that we will not be holding Storytime or Singalong at either library.  However, we have some exciting programs, including: 

  • Tuesday, 4/22, 2:00 p.m.: Recycling Drop-In Craft at Robbins: Help us celebrate Earth Day by making crafts with recyclables.  Ages 5-11, Drop-in.
  • Wednesday, 4/23, 4:30 p.m.: Fox and Branch Family Concert at the Fox Branch Library: Sing, dance, and try your hand at the washboard and other musical instruments with the beloved Fox and Branch Band!  All ages, pick up free ticket at 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 4/24, 2:30 p.m.: Lego and Board Game Afternoon at Fox: Come create with our supply of Legos and/or try out some new board games.  Ages 3 and up, Drop-in.
  • Friday, 4/25, 2:00 p.m.: K’nex Extravaganza at Robbins: Come create with our supply of K’nex or play with some of our board games.  Ages 3 and up.  Drop-in.
  • Saturday, 4/26, 10:00 a.m.: Singalong with the Music Man at Robbins: Enjoy an interactive blend of Ed the Music Man’s original and traditional children’s songs.  All ages, pick up free ticket at 9:30 a.m.

We hope to see you at one of these fun programs!

Did you know April is National Poetry Month?  The Children’s Room is celebrating poetry all month long with our POET-tree!  A special thank you to all the kids who have written and hung poems on the tree.

Did you know April is National Poetry Month?  The Children’s Room is celebrating poetry all month long with our POET-tree!  A special thank you to all the kids who have written and hung poems on the tree.

Have you heard that Mo Willems released a new Pigeon book on April 1?  Check out Pigeon Needs a Bath today!

Have you heard that Mo Willems released a new Pigeon book on April 1?  Check out Pigeon Needs a Bath today!

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Happy Spring, everyone!

Happy Spring, everyone!

9 Childhood Classics You Should Reread As An Adult

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The Real Superheroes

Check out this great tidbit from today’s Horn Book Online.

The Real Superheroes, by Elisa Gershowitz

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Shared reading has made my child a Frog and Toad and George and Martha  fan. Preschool has made him a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan. (Remember them, ’80s kids? They’re back.) In the absence of action figures, he uses his Lego animals as Ninja Turtles. The other day he was playing superheroes: “Here’s Donatello, and Michelangelo, and Leonardo, and Raphael. And Arnold Lobel… And George Marshall…” Music to my ears.

http://www.hbook.com/2014/03/blogs/out-of-the-box/real-superheroes/#_

happy monday!

happy monday!

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Our latest batch of lost toys… Do you see any that are yours? Pick them up at the Robbins Library circulation desk.

Our latest batch of lost toys… Do you see any that are yours? Pick them up at the Robbins Library circulation desk.