NEW Program! Create Your Own Adventure Read Aloud Book Club
On the last Tuesday of every month we will have a Choose Your Own Adventure Club on Zoom. This is open to anyone who enjoys reading and hearing a good chapter book and choosing what path the book leads you!
Each participant will receive an Adventure Passport. For each session you attend you will receive an adventure stamp. Once you complete all nine sessions, you will return your passport to the Library, we will sign them, and send them back to the Choose Your Own Adventure publisher. You will receive a package with a brand new CYOA book of your choice, stickers, pens, and bookmarks. If you miss a session, all you need to do is check out the book, read it, and send a brief report about the book to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you the badge. There will also be some companion activity suggestions to go along with the monthly story.
Meetings will be held at 4 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:
November 3, November 24, December 29, January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27 and May 25
Because we are starting a month behind, we will fit an extra session in during one of the vacation weeks! Let’s just have some fun with this group!
If you would like to attend, please email email@example.com to schedule a time to pick up your passport and receive your Zoom meeting link.
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.
Read and Bead is Back!
Read library books to receive a chain to put your choice of beads on. Print out the Read and Bead directions and tally sheet and fill in your sheet as directed. Call the Children’s Room at 508-835-3711 and press 3 to arrange for a time to choose your bead. For every five colored beads accrued, you can pick a more decorative bead (metallic, glow-in-the-dark, solar color changing). When the necklace is filled, you can pick your own dog tag to finish it off! Then you can start again designing a new chain!!
Upcoming Virtual Programming in October
Celebrate Frog and Toad’s 50th Anniversary
Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 a.m.
HarperCollins Publishers has created a package of materials with which we can celebrate 50 years of friendship between Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel. Please sign up for this activity and we will give you a kit filled with Frog and Toad printouts that you can work on as you listen to a Frog and Toad story read by the author himself! Email Ms. Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org and add 'Frog and Toad' to the subject line by September 26 so that we make the right number of kits to take home!
Books and Buddies:
The Early Reader Edition
Formerly Books and Brownies
Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Join Ms. Sue to share the books you have been reading over the last month, but please don’t share the ending. This is a great way for kids to find new reading material, explore a different genre, and virtually hang out with their library friends. This is for kids who are just learning to read books and are reading early chapter books (books from our red and green sections). Please contact Ms. Sue at email@example.com at least 24 hours in advance of this program to receive a Zoom code and password that will let you enter all of the Books and Buddies programs.
Books and Buddies:
The Older Reader Edition
Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m.
With school back in session, we will meet to discuss books that we have enjoyed over the previous month and maybe play a quick game with your library buddies. This is for patrons who are reading longer chapter books from our yellow and YA sections. Email Ms. Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance of this program to receive a Zoom code and password that will let you enter all of the Books and Buddies programs.
Tuesday, October 20, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Please send an email to email@example.com by October 10 to reserve your kit with 'Pumpkin Decorating Kit' in the subject line. Sadly, we will not be able to hold our annual Pumpkin Decorating Event this year BUT Ms. Sue is going to make up kits full of the supplies you need to make your own designer pumpkin. There will be bags filled with a variety of art supplies to bring home. All you need is glue and a pumpkin! The bags will be sealed so it will be like a fun grab bag - you get what you get and you don’t get upset! When you finish the project, please email Ms. Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture of the cool pumpkin being held by a cool kid! Ms. Sue will post your pictures on our Beaman Library Children’s Room Facebook page! Enter 'Pumpkin Decorating' in the subject line of the email. Thank you to the Friends of Beaman Library for sponsoring this activity!
Books and Blankies
Begins November 5 at 10:15 a.m
Continues every Thursday for 6 weeks
Get ready for some virtual fun with your toddler. This program is suitable for kids ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. We will do a lot of singing, dancing, rhyming, reading and instrument play during this program. It helps develop critical language skills and excites a love of literature in these early years. Email email@example.com to register and receive a Zoom meeting code and password for the entire six week session. Please enter 'Books and Blankies' in the subject line of the email.
Books and Blankies - Senior Edition
Begins November 5 at 11:15 a.m.
Continues every Thursday for 6 weeks
This Books and Blankies class is for children who are 4 years of age and not yet eligible for kindergarten. We will do some similar activities that they have experienced in the previous classes with a more direct focus on pre-reading skills. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive a Zoom meeting code and password for this six week session. Please enter 'Books and Blankies - Senior' in the subject line of the email.