Children’s News: June 2017

Taft Library Children’s News- June 2017

Many thanks to Girl Scout Troop 64504 for sprucing up the library grounds by planting beautiful flowers that were donated by the Mendon Greenhouse.   Thank you girls for beatifying around our front sign! We really appreciate it.

Young Scientists

Join us for a FREE six-week enrichment series facilitated by STEM Beginnings. Children, ages 3-5, with a parent/caregiver will learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time, challenges and simple experiments. Siblings are welcome. Registration is required through the library (see below) and class size is limited to 12 children.

Location: Taft Library, 29 North Avenue, Mendon

Dates: Wednesdays June 7, 14

Time:   10:30 – 11:30

Registration: Email, in person or by phone at 508-473-3259

Book Clubs

Ages 6-9: Our next book will be The Legend of Diamond Lou by Doreen Cronin. We will meet on Thursday, May 25th at 5pm.

Ages 8-12 Book Club: The next book will be Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. We will meet for a book talk and refreshments on Thursday, June 8th at 5pm.

If you are interested in joining the Book Clubs, please stop by or give us a jingle at 508-473-3259. Please ask for Tara Windsor.  Registration is required and books are available at the children’s desk.

Yoga for Kids

The Mendon Taft library will be holding an open house with Kidding Around Yoga Instructor, Kelly O’Grady on Thursday, June 15th from 6-7pm.This open house is a great opportunity for our upcoming summer/fall sessions for children. Ages 4-10 are welcome. Call or stop in the library to register.

Circus Coloring Contest

Stop by the library and pick up a coloring sheet for your chance to win tickets to the Kelly Miller Circus! Upon return of you coloring sheet you will be entered into a drawing to win one of three prizes.

The drawing will take place on June 21st!  The circus returns to Mendon on June 27th & 28th.   Thank you to the Mendon Lions Club for including the library in the circus festivities.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is here!!!   To register for this year’s program just log on to Taft’s website at on June 13th and locate the link to register or stop in the library and we can help you through the process.   Once registered you can stop in the library and sign up for the different programs we will be having over the summer.

June Events:

Thursday, June 22nd at 4:30pm: 

Kickoff event featuring Science Tellers! Join us at the library for an afternoon of fun and celebration of Summer Reading! All are welcome and no registration is required.

Tuesday, June 27th:

10:15am: Bilingual Story & Craft Time facilitated by Christine Brown. Registration is required.

1pm: Story & Craft Time: No registration is required.

Wednesday, June 28th:

10:30am & 1pm: Ready, Set….Drop!  Get ready to build for the 2nd Annual Egg Drop Challenge! Registration is required and limited.

Thursday, June 29th:

3pm- 6pm Giant Game Day!! Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of all your favorite games.  No registration required.

3:30pm: Lego Club: Join us for a story and building fun! No registration needed!

5pm: Lego Challenge: Ready to be challenged? If you dare, stop by and see if you can complete today’s building challenge.  No registration needed!