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Fred’s Collage Challenge
By September 29
Fred the turtle wants you to create a collage to hang on the Children’s Room wall! Check Fred’s Blog for details at www.framinghamkids.wordpress.com


Fizz! Boom! Read!

This year’s summer reading adventure is coming to a library near you!!—

Signups begin Saturday, June 21!
Fizz, Boom, Read!

When you sign up at either branch, you’ll get a packet that explains: our ever popular guessing jar and trivia contests (with prizes), how to win a prize at the end of the summer as well as receive a free t-shirt, and how to keep track of your reading online if you’re spending the summer away.

This year, get your name up on our wall of reading fame— no special lists, no restrictions on what you read.

(paid for by the Framingham Cultural Council and Friends of the Framingham Library as well as our t-shirt sponsors)  

Middle Schools eBook Summer Reading Page


  Main Library Special Events

Weekly Storytimes: Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, some school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.
- Ages 2–3½: Wednesdays 10:15–10:45am - OR - Thursdays 10:15–10:45am.
- Ages 3½–5: Wednesdays 1:15–2:00pm.

Friday FlickDrop-in Baby Lapsit
Saturdays August 2 and 16, and Fridays August 8 and 22, 10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
Fridays September 5 and 19, and Saturdays September 13 and 27, 10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
Come sing and play and with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time! Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success.

Friday Flick—The Nut Job, Rated PG for mild action and rude humor
Friday August 22, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All Ages at parents’ discretion.

Follow the travails of Surly, a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend, Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions but unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure!  

Brincadeira e Contos em Português!
Sábado, 23 de Agosto, 11h, J Program Room, Idades 3-6.

Venha brincar, cantar, e ouvir contos em Português com BrincadeiraTia Catarina!  

Batman Visit
Saturday September 6, 10:00am-10:45am, Costin Room, Ages 3 and up.

Special guest appearance by the Caped Crusader himself, BATMAN! Bring your cameras and get a picture of yourself with Batman and make your own Bat-Craft.

Elsa Sing-A-Long
Saturday September 6, 11:00am-12:00pm, Costin Room, Ages 3 and up.
Come to a Frozen Sing-along with special guest, Elsa and also make a craft. If you would like a picture of yourself with Elsa, please bring your camera along.

Brincadeira e Contos em Português!
Sábado, 20 de Setembro, 11h, J Program Room, Idades 3-6.

Venha brincar, cantar, e ouvir contos em Português com Tia Catarina!

Make an EntranceBook Bingo
Wednesday September 24, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft or Costin Room, Ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo and pick up some books to take home and enjoy over your mini-break.  

Open Lego Build
Thursday September 25, 2:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 5 and up.

Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOS. Plus, look through our new LEGO idea books to make something super exciting! Leave your name with the creation and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month!  

Scrabble Club
Friday September 26, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Play the original “Words with Friends!” Join us and enjoy playing Scrabble in person with new friends!  

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    McAuliffe Branch Special Events

Weekly Storytimes
Mondays 10:00-10:20am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 2-4, Drop-in  

Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime
Tuesdays 10:00am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 0-2 with an adult.

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Drop-in Craft
Saturday September 20, 10:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, All Ages.

Create an autumn craft and browse our wide selection of fall books!  

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    Preschool Storyhours

Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and the occasional thematic craft time.

Main Library, 49 Lexington Street
508-532-5570 x4336

2 to 3 1/2 Year Old Storytimes
J Program Room

Wednesdays 10:15-10:45am or Thursdays 10:15-10:45am
3 1/2 to 5 Year Old Storytimes
J Program Room

Wednesdays 1:15-2:00pm

McAuliffe Branch, corner of Nicholas and Water Streets
508-532-5636

2 to 4 Year Old Storytime
Mondays 10:00-10:20am
Drop-In Baby Lapsit Storytime
0-2 years old with an adult
Tuesdays 10:00am 
Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time! Parents can network while babies pick up phonemic awareness, one of the foundations for successfully learning to read. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

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Framingham FAB (Family Advisory Board)
The Library is interested in starting a Family Advisory Board to help us plan and schedule programming and services through the Children’s Department that will be entertaining, educational and/or useful to, as well as popular with, library members of all ages. We may discuss a different topic every month such as using social media in programs, getting ready for Kindergarten, brain building in preschoolers and elementary students, what you are looking for in school vacation week programs, programs in other languages, etc. We’d like to make Framingham FAB. Please contact Lucy Loveridge, lloveridge@minlib.net, with your best times for getting together. 

Need homework help?
Come to the Homework Center at the Framingham Public Library!

Monday through Thursday 3:00pm to 5:0
0pm
- Dedicated computers
- Free tutoring servicesIMLS
- Research resources
- Homework supplies

We provide free tutoring and homework help for all Framingham middle and high school students! Our tutors are matched with individual students for ongoing academic support.

Come for help with homework assignments, school reports and projects (individual and group.) We have computers, a color printer and any supplies that you need to achieve academic success (including snacks!)

No appointment needed, Just drop by the Young Adult Center!
Questions? Contact Judy Gatlin at jgatlin@minlib.net
The Homework Center is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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