New parents (of babies 0-12 months old) and expectant parents are invited join to us for our first Community Baby Shower! Hear about local family resources, participate in an introductory baby story time, create a keepsake for your baby, and meet new families. We hope to see you there! Please register online, in the Children’s Room, at the Reference desk, or by calling 978-921-6062.
College essays stalling? Don’t panic! Sign up for the Writing Rescue’s College Essay Help Sessions where you can find your voice, promote yourself, and avoid common mistakes. Bring your Chromebook or laptop, at least an initial draft of an essay (or beyond), and prompts from individual colleges. Barbara Rose of Writing Rescue is an Ivy grad and writing professional.
Children, in grades 1-5, who are struggling with reading are invited to read with Coco! Certified reading therapy dog Coco, and her owner Randi, will visit the library twice a month to help children practice reading and gain confidence. Six 10 minute slots (3 per day) will be available for children to read aloud to Coco one-on-one. Children may bring their own book or use a library book.
Registration is required for Bark and Read, a program that boost the confidence of young readers with Christine Christoforo and her dogs, Cayenne and Rue, who have been trained by Therapy Dogs International. Registration is required for 15 time slots with the dog. Stop by the Children's Room or call us at 978-412-8713 to sign up. This program is best for tentative readers and/or children who might be uncomfortable with dogs.
This month is Game Month at the library! Let's play! Various card and board games will be provided along with snacks and water. Feel free to bring in your favorite games for us to try out together. This event is free and for TEENS (6th through 12th grade) only. Registration is not required.
Come to the Children’s Room for a LEGO Family Build. We’ll provide the LEGOs; you provide the family and the building ideas. Bring your smart phone or camera to snap some photos of your creations as we will build, then take it all apart!
Join us & the Gloucester Clean City Commission to learn how to turn a t-shirt into a tote bag! Bring a shirt you would like to turn into a bag or use one provided. All supplies will be provided at this free event and all kids will take home their finished product! Registration required. Kids 8-12. Call or register for a spot online.
Join us after school for pumpkin decorating! We will provide all of the supplies you need to turn your pumpkin into a marvelous work of art! We will not be carving and we ask that you please BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN. Designed for children of all ages and no registration necessary.