For Children

May Children’s News

Story & Craft Time:

All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

5/2 1pm & 5/3 10:30am: Bugs

5/9 1pm: Gardens & Flowers

5/16 1pm: Anything Goes!

5/23 10:30am & 1pm: Sweets & other tasty treats

*Please note there will not be Story Time on May 30th.

Itty Bitty Story Time

Itty Bitty Story time is designed for our youngest patrons: birth to 3 years old. This program includes stories, songs, musical instruments, and a whole lot more to keep the little ones engaged and entertained!  This program is a great way to introduce the young child in your life to the library.

Itty Bitty Story time takes place on Tuesday mornings from 9:45am to 10:15am. Join us for a lot of fun!!  No registration is required.

*Please note there will not be Itty Bitty Story Time on May 30th.

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.

Tutors with TAILS

The Tutors with Tails program is for any child that needs a little practice reading. Each child will be paired up with a dog and will read to them for 15 minutes.

The program is designed to help increase reading fluency and build the child’s confidence in their reading ability. The dogs provide a non-judgmental safe environment for the children to practice their reading.

Registration is now open for our Thursday, June 1st session.  The program will be held from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

There are only 12 spots available.

Register today!!

KIDS CULTURE CLUB

Art around the world! Get your passport ready and join us as we travel the world through art!

We will learn about the globe, “travel around the world”, and get to know art and stories of different countries. Then children can create their own masterpieces to take home each week. This course is not result oriented. It will be a relaxed, friendly and fun atmosphere with enriching experiences for both children and caregivers.

This six week session is fully funded by the Mendon Cultural Council (THANK YOU!). Culture Club is created and directed by local artist Christin Barnett.

Registration is required. The program will run from Tuesday, April 4th- Tuesday, May 16th   at 10:30am.  Perfect for preschoolers!

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 on May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 14

Time:   10:30 – 11:30

Registration: Email taftskids@mendonma.gov, in person or by phone at 508-473-3259

Sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership (YFCP), a grant program funded by the MA Department of Early Education & Care and administered by the YMCA of Central Massachusetts. For more info visit www.theyfcp.org and www.stembeginnings.com or call YFCP at 508-865-5920.