Online Registration for our 2014 Fall Storytimes
2014 Teen Summer Reading Program
Free Fun Fridays! 67 MUSEUMS & CULTURAL VENUES OPEN FOR FREE ON FRIDAYS ALL SUMMER
Read to Your Bunny
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books). TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
Collection of online streaming audio books!
The engaging way to link fact and fiction!
For Remote Access: CLICK HERE! (You must have a Clapp Memorial Library card to access remotely)
On-line Registration a short tutorial (Internet access is available @ the Library!)
Calendar of Events
Paws to Read
Massachusetts Children’s Book Award 2011
Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award
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Blue Star Equiculture pictures of "Read to Feed Horses in Need"
The Clapp Memorial Library believes that the Early Years are the Learning Years.
The first five years of a child's life are the most crucial for cognitive development. Scientific studies have shown that the cognitive abilities of young children raised in an environment rich in sensory experiences are significantly enhanced showing a positive correlation with future academic achievement.
The Clapp Memorial Library has just the right programs and resources needed to help you create such a learning environment in your home. While your child explores the riches of the Library you can find help and suggestions for all areas of parenting and teaching in our Parent/Teacher Collection. We have a friendly and knowledgeable staff who are always thereto offer courteous, congenial assistance. You and your child can choose from among thousands of:
Books Videos DVD's Music CD's CD ROMS
Audiotapes Magazines Theme Kits Internet Access
In addition, the Clapp Memorial Library offers a variety of regularly scheduled Children's Programs as well as a number of popular special programs and work shops featuring talented performers and knowledgeable guest speakers. Among such programs are morning and evening music programs for young children, parent work shops, programs for child care providers, and infant massage classes. Visit the Library and read The Sentinel often to see what's being offered.
Programs for Preschoolers
Our storytimes feature age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays and art activities.
Registration is required. Participation is determined by lottery. Please check with the
Library often to see when registration for the next Storytimes sessions are being held.
Baby time 3 -12 mos. Monday 9:15am
Firststeps 12-24 mos. Monday 10.00am
Toddler Time 2 years Tuesday 9:30am
Thursday Preschool 3-5 years Thursday 9:30am (During the Summer, the ages are 3 - 4 ~ look for a special program for 5 year olds)
Storytimes Registration Guidelines
Book Groups: The following is an example of our various book groups for children ~ days/times/ages are all subject to change ~ please contact Jennifer Whitehead to find out what groups are happening this fall (413-323-0417, ex. 3).
Click here to see the various groups.
Equation for Success and Happiness
1 book + 1 Listening Child + 1 Reading Adult =
a Lifetime of Knowledge
Read daily, any where, anytime. It will quickly become a habit.
Have books in the living room, bedroom, bathroom, playroom, car, diaper bag..............
Choose books that interest you and your child. Be enthusiastic! Change your voice, act silly or sad, have fun!
Ask you child open-ended questions and encourage discussion.
Take a break if your child gets restless or read aloud as your child plays.
Keep reading aloud even after your child learns to read.
Children learn to speak by being spoken to,
children learn to read by being read to.
Have you read to your child today?
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