Personalized Beaman Book Bundles!

Until life goes back to normal, we are here to help you! By filling out this form, we can create a book bundle or recommended reading list just for you! You will be notified when the bundle is ready for you to pick up via our contactless pickup service! Please allow several days for your bundle or reading list to be prepared.

Upcoming Programming in June

Arteca’s Karate Academy Class - Outdoors
Friday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Join Master Jared for a 45-minute karate class. Master Jared is donating his time to the Library to provide kids between ages 5 and 8 an opportunity to learn some karate. He is an excellent teacher of the art and you will have a lot of fun, too! Please sign up by sending an email to ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Karate' in the subject line by June 11. Spots are limited! Weather permitting


SUMMER READING BEGINS

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Summer 2021: Tails and Tales for Kids
Tuesday, June 22 - Tuesday, August 10
Begin logging your library books and activities! To get started, create your account in Beanstack and register for the Summer 2021: Tails and Tales for Kids challenge. There are descriptions of the prizes in Beanstack and you can divide up your virtual “tickets” any way you choose! Stop in the Library to get a bookmark and new books to read. It is also the start of our weekly Take It, Make It Tuesdays. Craft kits will be available in our Newton Street vestibule on a first-come, first-served basis. However, if you intend to participate weekly, please send an email to ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Take It, Make It Tuesdays' in the subject line to reserve a weekly bag!

If you are unfamiliar with Beanstack, watch this tutorial to learn how to create a Beanstack account and enroll in the different reading challenges.

lion reading booksSummer Reading Kick-Off with Ed Popielarczyk: Flea Circus Master, Magician & Balloon Artist - Outdoors
Wednesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m.
We are so excited to have Ed here for a summer kick-off program. Thank you to the West Boylston Cultural Council for providing us with the funding to host this program for families! To reserve your place, please send an email to ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Flea Circus' in the subject line. Weather permitting

Play Beaman BINGO for Additional Prizes
Ongoing Throughout Summer Reading
Print the BINGO game board here or from the Beaman Library Children's Room Facebook page. The board will have a variety of books to read based on the Tails and Tales summer reading theme. Complete the board with a BINGO in any direction, bring it into the Library and we will add your name to a special drawing. The more you read, the better your chances of winning!

Dragon Tails
Ongoing Throughout Summer Reading
Throughout summer reading earn a paper chain slip for every book you read. While at the Library, you will staple the chain together. At the end of each week, we will connect the chains to make the dragon's tail. How long of a tail will the dragon have when summer reading is over?? Do you think we can hang that tail from one wall of the Children’s Room to the other??

Monkey Munch
Ongoing Throughout Summer Reading
Help the monkey climb the banana tree! Each week we will move the monkey up the trunk of the tree. Will he reach the top before summer reading ends? Only by reading can you determine how high he climbs! The family that has read the most by the end of the summer will receive a gift as a thank you from the monkey for making sure he gets fed! Parents, if you read, you will help the monkey climb too!


S.T.E.M. Big, Bad Wolf Kit
Wednesday, June 30
Can build a house that the big, bad wolf cannot blow down? We will provide a “lab” kit for you to record your thoughts, make a diagram of what the structure will look like, craft dough to form a piglet, and materials to build with. Let's see what kind of engineers you can be! To reserve a kit, send an email to ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Wolf' in the subject line!

Upcoming Programming in July

Pete the Cat and the VERY GROOVY Event! - OutdoorsCat silhouette
Friday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Pete the Cat is a such a cooooool cat! Join us on our front lawn for groovy stories, groovy music, and a groovy craft! Send an email to ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Groovy' in the subject line if you wish to attend. Rain date: Friday, July 23 

Beaman Annual Pet Show - Outdoors
Wednesday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual pet show in front of the Library! We will judge your well-behaved pet, live or your stuffy, and determine a winner. All pets will be awarded a ribbon for participating!! Registration for this event is $1.00. Proceeds will be donated to the Worcester Animal Rescue League. A special thank you to Maggie’s Foods for Pets for sponsoring this event! Rain date: Wednesday, July 21

Tall Tales Grab and Go Kit
Tuesday, July 20
A tall tale is an exaggerated story with characters doing extraordinary things! We will have kits for you to take home to create your own tall tale and craft! If you wish, you can let us borrow your story to put up in the Library so that others can enjoy your imaginative writing. To participate, please send an email to ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Tall Tales' in the subject line to reserve your kit!

Flying High Dogs - Outdoors at Central Park in Clinton
Thursday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m.
We are partnering with Bigelow Free Public Library in Clinton to co-host this fantastic program. You will see dogs perform agility feats and frisbee catching. It is being held in Central Park across from Bigelow Library, so please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Please send an email to ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Flying High Dogs' in the subject line to reserve your spot! Weather permitting

Upcoming Programming in August

Teddy Bear Picnic and Stuffy Clinic - Outdoors
Wednesday, August 4 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us on the Library's front lawn for this fun event. Bring your favorite teddy or stuffed animal, a bagged lunch and blanket to hear some fun stories, music and have your special love checked over by a vet tech to be sure they are well! Sign up by sending an email to ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Teddy' in the subject line. You will leave with a craft kit to make at home. Rain date: Friday, August 6 tortoise and hare reading books

Animal Trivia Game Night for Families - Outdoors
Thursday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Bring a seat and play animal trivia on the Library lawn! We will hear multiple choice questions and your family can discuss what answer is correct. At the end of the game, we will see which family is the winner. Unbelievably small prizes will be awarded to the winners! Send an email to ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Animal Trivia' in the subject line. Weather permitting

Summer Reading Finale: Davis Bates & Roger Tincknell Concert & Frozen Ice - Outdoors
Thursday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell will provide a fun concert to close out our summer program. Thank you to the West Boylston Cultural Council for granting us funds for this family concert! If you would like to attend, send an email to ssmith@cwmars.org before August 6 with 'Frozen Ice' in the subject line. Thank you to the Friends of the Beaman Library for sponsoring the frozen ice! Weather permitting

Learn about Rabbits - Outdoors
August Date and Time TBA
Elizabeth Scalera will be sharing her experiences raising rabbits. Elizabeth has been very active in 4-H and has won several ribbons at local fairs. She will bring some rabbits for us to enjoy. Please send an email to ssmith@cwmars.org with 'Rabbit' in the subject line if you wish to attend this program. Weather permitting

Ongoing Programming

Please contact the Children's Room for more information: Call 508-835-3711 x 3 or email Ms. Sue at ssmith@cwmars.org.

Weekly Programming:

Take It, Make It Craft Kits: Every Tuesday during the Summer Reading Program. If you wish to reserve a kit, please send an email to ssmith@cwmars.org at the start of summer reading; otherwise, it will be while supplies last. A HUGE thank you to Webster First Credit Union for sponsoring these crafts!

Celebrate Diversity Story Time: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. on Beaman Library Children’s Room Facebook page

Tails and Tales Story Time: Every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn. Bring a blanket and listen to stories. Weather permitting 

First Chapters: Fridays at 4:00 p.m. on Beaman Library Children’s Room Facebook page

Monthly Programming:

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First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This program is for kids that are beginning to read chapter books. Share what you have been reading with your library friends and check out some new books!

Books and Buddies: The Older Reader Edition
First Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This program is for kids reading more difficult chapter books (yellow section). Tell us a little about what you have enjoyed reading over the last month!

Choose Your Own Adventure Club
Last Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. We will read one C.Y.O.A. book together each month and decide how we want the story to end!

Event Calendar

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