Picture of Sue SmithWe miss you!

We have lots of virtual and live programs going on even though we are not hosting them in person yet. Please visit the Library Calendar to see what's coming up, and how to register. And visit our Children Room's Facebook Page where many of the programs are being held.


Learn about the Children's Summer Reading Program Here!

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Arteca Karate Academy
Virtual Zoom Class with Master Jared ~ Friday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m.  

Have you ever wanted to try a karate class? Here is your chance! Master Jared will provide a Zoom class geared towards children between the ages of 5 and 10 in the comfort of your own home! Follow this link to access the class on Zoom. Please keep this email as reference for the Zoom ID and Password as well. (ID: 850 8220 9475, Password: 792662)

Virtual Summer Programs

Ongoing Through August 15
The last day to log books for the Summer Reading Program is August 15. Winners will be announced the following week by phone and at that time winners will be able to select a gift card from a list of local stores. 
Play Beaman Bingo
Ongoing Through August 15

Complete the Bingo Card for a chance to win extra prizes at the end of the summer! The Bingo card has clickable links to help you fill in your board. Have fun!

Weekly Scavenger Hunts
Ongoing Through August 15
Visit the Beaman Library Children’s Room Facebook Page on Tuesday mornings to download a new template each week and challenge yourself to find everything on the list!
Attention All Budding Authors
Ongoing Through August 15

Imagine Your Story: Submit a fairy tale or fantasy story of your own creation. Send your story to ssmith@cwmars.org and at the end of summer reading, Ms. Sue will compile all the stories into a “book” of Beaman Fairy Tales. We will give you a copy of the "book" and various scrapbooking materials to design your own cover! Submissions must be no longer than one single-sided type-written page!

Make It, Take It Kits
Wednesday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
**while supplies last**

We will make 2 easy craft activities for kids to make over the month of August. All you need to do is pick up the pre-made craft kit from the Newton Street vestibule. Please take only one kit per child. 

Easy Peasy Crafts
Wednesday, August 5 & 19 at 11:00 a.m.

Join Ms. Karen on Facebook to make a simple craft. Each craft video is recorded and available for access at your convenience on our Children's Room Facebook Page!

Virtual Books and Brownies 
Wednesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m.

This program is for our Early Readers (those reading Red and Green level library books). We no longer eat brownies, but I am sure you have a scrumptious book to share with us. Remember, just tell us a little about the book - don’t spoil the ending! Please email ssmith@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before this program to receive a Zoom code and password for entry that will work each month.

Mug Meal Magic
Wednesday, August 12 & 26 at 11:00 a.m.Stack of 4 different colored tea cups.Make easy, kid-friendly recipes that can be microwaved in a coffee mug! Watch these fun videos on the Children's Room Facebook Page

Virtual Books and Buddies
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

This Zoom program is for upper level readers (those reading Yellow and YA library books). Meet with your library friends, share books that you have enjoyed and play some online games. Please email Ms. Sue at ssmith@cwmars.org for the Zoom code and password at least 24 hours before this program.

Making donations to the Summer Reading Program

Summer is the most exciting time for our younger patrons. Every summer kids see the array of various prizes that our generous patrons have donated and the kids read extensively in hopes of winning their coveted prize. Now that we are in a "new normal" situation, sadly, we will not be lining our bookshelves with these various prizes and filling out the tickets for chances to win. Instead, this will all be done via a google doc which will keep track of the reading history of the children. At the end of the summer, we have chosen to draw names of the kids that read and then the children will receive a gift certificate to a local store of their choice. Highest readers will be receiving special recognition for their accomplishments and a larger gift card. That said, we are requesting people that wish to make donations, to donate to the Friends of the Beaman Library through PayPal.

With sincere thanks,

Sue Smith
Head of Children’s Services








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