New Launchpads Have Arrived!
The Children's Room recently purchased 10 launchpads using grant funds awarded by the West Boylston Cultural Council. The launchpads were selected for their inspiration toward the Arts in hopes that our youngest patrons will be inspired to write, draw, and be more creative as they learn! Visit the Children's Room to browse the newly expanded collection and select titles you would like to borrow!

Upcoming Programming in December

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December 1 through 17 
Bring your letters for Santa to the Children’s Room and we will make sure that your letter arrives in Santa’s mailbox before Christmas. We have heard that Santa writes back to those children who leave their address on their letters!

Visit From Santa - Virtual
Saturday, December 4 between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
We must continue to protect Santa from Covid-19. Once again, we will have Santa visit virtually. He wants to hear all about your Christmas wishes. Please email with 'Santa' in the subject line to reserve a moment with Santa.

Owl with green branchesFelting Workshop - Virtual
Tuesday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom for an evening of felting! Participants will follow along with Rachel Benson as she demonstrates how to create a clutch of baby owls using the items included in our felting kits. The result will be a darling decoration to enjoy year round! Please email no later than December 1 if you would like to participate in this program. Each participant will be asked to contribute $10 towards the cost of the felting kits. For children in grades 5 and up.

Holiday Story Time - Virtual
Tuesday, December 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Slide into your winter pajamas, grab some hot chocolate, and join us for a live story time on our Beaman Library Children's Room Facebook page. Listen to stories celebrating the start of winter and holiday stories from the comfort of your home!

3D Paper Crafts
Tuesday, December 28 - Thursday, December 30
Sign up for a craft-a-day this week. We will have three- dimensional paper crafts with instructions available for pick up. Please send an email by December 21 to ssmith@cwmars with ‘Crafts’ in the subject line to reserve all of your kits. These kits will be available for pick up on Tuesday, December 28. You will need glue, paint, and markers available at home to complete each craft.

Make a Snow Globe Snow globe with snowman and tree
Tuesday, December 28 at 2:00 p.m.
This is a snow globe kit for school-aged children. Please send an email to with ‘Snow Globe’ in the subject line by December 21 to reserve your kit!

Create a Winter Wreath
Wednesday, December 29
To participate in this program, please send an email to by December 15 with ‘Wreath’ in the subject line. If you had already signed up for the fall wreath (which was postponed) you do not need to send a new email as you are already on our list. Kits will be ready for pick up on December 29.

Christmas S.T.E.A.M. Experiments
Thursday, December 30
Reserve your kit with three experiments to perform at home by sending an email to with 'Christmas S.T.E.A.M.' in the subject line by December 24.

Upcoming Programming in January

Multicolored fireworksHappy Noon Year
Saturday, January 1
Sign up for a Noon Year party kit and link to celebrate the new year when it happens in Thailand! Please send an email to with 'Noon Year' in the subject line by December 24 to reserve your kit! Materials will be available on Wednesday and Thursday, December 29 and 30, for pick up.

Winter Birds and Build a Bird Feeder Program
Wednesday, January 12
Reserve your kit to learn all about our winter birds and make a simple bird feeder. To participate, send an email to with 'Birds' in the subject line by January 5.

Snowman Card Craft
Wednesday, January 26
Make two card crafts - one to keep and one to send to a person who may need a little sunshine in their life! We will make a kit with all the supplies to create the cute cards. All you will need are scissors and glue. To reserve your materials, please send an email by January 19 to with 'Snowman' in the subject line.

Ongoing Programming

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

Weekly Programming:

Mother Goose on the Loose with Crafts: Every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. This program is for children from birth through 18 months of age.

Celebrate Diversity Story Time: Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. on Beaman Library Children's Room Facebook page.

Books and Blankies: Every Thursday at 10:15 a.m. For children ages 18 months-3 years and their caregivers.

Books and Blankies - Seniors: Every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. For children ages 4 - 5 years and their caregivers.

Friday First Chapters: Every Friday at 4:00 p.m. listen to the first chapters of four library books on Beaman Library's Children’s Room Facebook page.

Coordinated Family and Community Education grant presents Stay and Play: This is a program for toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers that runs in six week sessions on Wednesdays. Please contact Lisa at for more information, including location details.

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Books and Buddies: First Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This program is for kids who 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 Older Reader Edition: First Thursday of every 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!

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Your Beaman Library card now provides access to ASLdeafined, a program that teaches American Sign Language. Access over 300 lessons, a video dictionary of over 15,000 words, and other tools and resources to boost your learning. You can track your progress with ASLdeafined's progress chart and see how far you’ve come. This is a great tool for new parents communicating with their young children, parents/children who have an interest in learning this skill, and interacting with the deaf community.

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