Family Adventures in Reading
Fridays, July 13, 20, 27 & August  3, 10, 17 from 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.


Enjoy fantastic picture books and take them home to keep!
 
FAIR is a free 6-week family literacy program for kids aged 6-10 and their families. Includes book reading and discussion, art project, and healthy snack. Sharon 4th Grade teacher Deanne Ross will facilitate this year’s FAIR program.  The theme is immigration.

Registration required.

Family Adventures in Reading is supported by Mass Humanities, whose grants inspire considered thought, conversation, and action through the humanities. See more about what Mass Humanities does here: http://masshumanities.org/
 

Family Movie: Sherlock Gnomes (2018) 
Tuesday, August 21 at 5:30 PM

When garden decor starts going missing, Gnomeo and Juliet ask Sherlock Gnomes to take the case. This colorful crew of lawn ornaments must traverse London to save their fellow decorations from being smashed. PG. 86 minutes. 




 



Art Club for Kids, Ages 6-18
Fun and challenging art projects. Youth under 10 must attend with an adult. 
 
Monday, August 20 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Every Monday in the fall from 3:30-4:30 p.m.


 

Read to a Dog
Children and teens (ages 5-18) may sign up online for a 15 minute session to read with Sophie, a 3-year old Boxer. Sponsored by Pets & People Foundation.
 
Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18. 




 


Toto the Tornado Kitten: Author and Kitten Visit
Monday, September 24 at 4:00 p.m.

Massachusetts author Jonathan Hall will read the true story of Toto, a kitten who survived a tornado and was later adopted by Hall. After the book reading, children will get the opportunity to meet Toto. Ages 4-12. 

 



Massachusetts Children's Book Award Nominees 2018-2019
Sponsored by Salem State University

http://massachusettschildrensbookaward.blogspot.com/

 
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
A Boy Called Bat by by Elana Arnold
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon 
Framed: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery by James Ponti
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues by Matt Travares
A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog 
by Adam Gidwitza
It Ain’t So Awful by Firoozeh Falafel Dumas
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan
Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
One Last Word by Nikki Grimes
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life by Jon Chad
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale
Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker
What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk