Childrens Blog

Submitted by: YCouser on 12/06/2016 - 2:35pm
7th Annual Turkey Shoot a Success! THANK YOU MERRIMACK! We had a record turnout of attendees at the Friends of the Merrimack Public Library’s 7th Annual Turkey Shoot: Night of Raffles and Fun, Friday, November 18 at Wasserman Park. Over 170 folks packed our new venue - the Function Hall at Wasserman Park - to listen to live music from local rockabilly band, Roll the Dice, purchase wine or beer from our local bartenders, In the Mix, and bid on...
Submitted by: YCouser on 11/03/2016 - 3:54pm
November is National Novel Writing Month, an international phenomenon during which authors (or budding authors) challenge themselves to write a 50,000-word first draft of a novel.(Kids and teens can set their own word counts) Participants can create an account on www.nanowrimo.org  and register their novel, friend other writing “buddies” and...
Submitted by: YCouser on 09/02/2016 - 7:54pm
Time for a shameless plug: September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Be sure to add registering for a library card to your back-to-school shopping list. We just dropped our son off at college this week, and you know what I'm the most envious about?  That he's going to school in Boston, which gives him access to the Boston Public...
Submitted by: ESennott on 04/26/2016 - 4:12pm
I have a librarian confession: This past winter, I was experiencing a slump in my love of reading. With an autumn and winter of binging titles for reviews and book committees, I was starting to look at my TBR pile with dread (TBR = "to be read"). And more and more instead of picking up a book before bed, I was turning on Netflix and rewatching Parks and Recreation for the 700th time because I felt utterly brain-dead! I KNOW! A librarian choosing...
Submitted by: ESennott on 03/21/2016 - 11:02am
Earlier this year, the Newbery and Caldecott award ceremony rounded out Book Award season by honoring the best books in children and teen literature. Here's what made the cut! Be sure to check them out! You can place a hold on the titles you want by clicking on the title, which will take you to our catalog. National Book Award for Young People:Awarded annually in November, this ceremony by the American Booksellers Association...
Submitted by: ESennott on 12/01/2015 - 1:24pm
Star Wars frenzy started a long time ago (in a galaxy not so far away), but the ante has definitely been upped now that the release of The Force Awakens is mere days away.  Luckily there is no dirth of books and media for fans of all ages.  Here's a quick round up of reads to hold you over in the gaps between marathon viewings and opening nights, including some books outside the Lucasverse sure to satisfy. All are available either at...
Submitted by: ESennott on 11/25/2015 - 3:33pm
The Children's Room utilizes recyclables for many of its crafts.  While we can't take everything, we do collect the following materials on a regular basis: 1. 2-liter soda bottles (with and without caps) 2. Small and large round oatmeal containers (with lids)  3. Plastic or foam egg cartons 4. cardboard tubes Please drop these items (empty and cleaned) to the Children's staff on your next visit. And thank you for your donation!
Submitted by: ESennott on 09/24/2015 - 11:06am
Tutors: Are you a tutor looking for a space to work with your students?  You're in luck:  On select weekdays, the Library invites tutors to use the Klumpp Meeting Room for Tutor Time.  Tutor Time generally runs from 3 PM - 5 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, provided we do not need the space for other library events.  We recommend tutors check our online calendar or call the library ahead to ensure the room is available.  ...
Submitted by: ESennott on 09/24/2015 - 10:37am
The library's weekly storytimes run in 10-12 week sessions, with breaks around the winter holidays, late spring, and late summer. Our current fall session will run now until Thanksgiving 2015. Below is a description of the different storytimes we offer for various age groups. No weekly storytimes require registration, just drop-in at your convenience! Preschool Storytime - for ages 3+ A 45 minute school-readiness class with a...