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Youth Services Department

The Youth Services Department of the Whittemore Library aims to support you and your family through every stage of childhood literacy. From your first toddler story time, through children’s crafts, book groups and young adult writing workshops, we aim to provide the support you need through a broad and balanced collection, creative programming and excellent service.

Ask at the Circulation Desk for information about library cards for children and young adults, programs and services. We’ll offer advice about books and library materials for all ages, and provide assistance in selecting appropriate resources for your children.

For more information about our regular programming, special events and services, follow the department on Facebook and via our online magazine and get to know us when you are in the building – we want to help.


June 2017 at a glance
 
Tuesdays at 10:30 am: Story time for 2-3 year olds. Registration is required.
Wednesdays at 10:30 am: Story time for 3-5 year olds. No registration required.
Thursdays at 9:30 am: Busy Bees for babies and toddlers 6 months and above. Registration is required. (No busy bees June 15 or 22 )
Thursdays at 10 am: Bee Playful for under 3s. (No Bee Playful June 15 or 22)
Thursdays at 4 pm: Young Writers for grades 8 and above.
Fridays at 10:30 am: All welcome story time. No registration required.
Tuesday, June 6 from 5:30 pm: Anime Club for ages 10 and above. Come watch an anime movie and have some fun with friends. Please call to register.
Saturday, June 10 from 10 am-2 pm: The Whittemore Library’s 2nd annual mini-golf fundraiser, “Putting for Programs”, will be held during opening hours on June 10. Families are invited to donate $5 per person and play an 18 hole round of mini-golf inside the library. Games, prizes and refreshments will also be offered. The event is generously sponsored by The Eastern Company.
Tuesday, June 13 from 2:45 – 4:45 pm: Drop in Father’s Day theme craft with Ms. Paris for ages 3 – 10. No registration req’d.
Wednesday, June 14 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm: Ms. Diana invites teens and tweens aged 10 and above to a drop in Teen Crafty Afternoon.
Saturday, June 17 at 11 am: Mad Science returns to the library for a special Harry Potter themed program. Take a magical journey with a mad scientist and discover the untold secrets of Hogwarts! Registration and tickets are required for the family program. Recommended for children from grades 2 and above.
Tuesday, June 20 from 4:15 – 5 pm: Viking the library dog will be visiting the department to hear young readers who need a patient listener. Please call to register, spaces are limited.
Tuesday, June 20 from 5:30 pm: Anime Club for ages 10 and above. Come watch an anime movie and have some fun with friends. Please call to register.
Wednesday, June 21 from 4 pm: Matt’s Tech Club: STEM activities for kids ages 8 – 12 with Matt. Please call to register
Tuesday, June 27 from 2:45 – 4: 45 pm: Seasonal Drop in Crafternoon with Ms. Paris for ages 3 – 10. No registration req’d.


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