Thursday, November 30, 2017

Reading is Snow Much Fun


Things are getting festive here at Seabrook Library as we prepare for our annual Polar Express Storytime on Wednesday, December 13.  Join us at 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. for hot cocoa and a special storytime with Don Bagley of Old Time Radio!
 
A white bearded man in flannel reads a picture book to an audience of adults and children with a lit Christmas tree to his right and a lamp on a table to his left.
We expect the storytime will re-kindle your love with this beautiful story, so we have partnered with the Seabrook PTO to also show the film "Polar Express" the following Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.  Popcorn will be served.




Although our weekly programming wraps up for the year the first week in December, there will be lots happening!  Everyone is invited to participate in our Festival of Trees by creating a tree out of household materials to display in the library.  We hope you will visit the library to learn more.





We will also be offering a special Make-It Take-It craft station throughout the month of December, and will host a Hot Chocolate Bar for holiday shoppers on Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.






We will be open during the week of school vacation and families are invited to stop by to make a craft, play games and enjoy new books together!





In the meantime, we'd love to hear from you about your favorite books and programs of 2017, and what you are looking forward to in the new year!  Feel free to post below or email Miss Gretyl at gmacalaster@sealib.org.

Weekly programming will resume the second week of 2018!  See you soon!

Monday, November 13, 2017

November Fun at Seabrook Library

It is hard to believe the holidays are nearly upon us as we wrap up our Fall programming at Seabrook Library.

  • Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join us each Monday evening this month for a different activity.  On Monday, November 13 join us for some "Mad Gaming" in the Storytime Room with Wii gaming, board gaming and pizza!  Also, help us decide which movie to show during Movie Monday on November 20th.  Then, finish out the month with our NEW Comics Club!  Bring your favorite graphic novel to talk about.  Activities and snacks are also part of this fun new program!
  • For our younger patrons storytimes continue for babies on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. (ages 0-2), and for preschool aged children on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

All programs will wrap up the first week of December, and resume around the second week of January.

Also, mark your calendar for our special Polar Express Storytime on Wednesday, December 13 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.  This wonderful event is fun for the whole family with winter tales, hot cocoa and small gifts for the children!


Questions?  Contact Miss Gretyl by calling 603-474-2044 or by emailing gmacalaster@sealib.org.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Get Ready for Fall Programming!


We hope everyone is having a fantastic first full week back at school!  Here at the library we have been wrapping up our successful Summer Reading Program and getting ready for Fall! 

Weekly programs for the Fall include:
  • Tuesdays, 10 AM
    • Baby Lapsit (for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers)
  • Wednesdays, 10:30 AM
    • Read, Play, Create (preschool storytime designed for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers)
  • Thursdays, 4 PM (for students in grades K-5, drop-in program)
    •  LEGO CLUB
NEW!
  • Wednesdays, 4 PM
    • Craft Club (for students entering grades 3-5.  The first month will focus on Knitting)
STAY TUNED!
  • New YA Programming being announced soon, including
    • Monday, September 25
      • Teen Book Club (for students ages 13 and up.  This month's book is "Optimists Die First".  Copies are available to borrow at the library.)
SPECIAL EVENT

On Monday, September 18 at 6 PM Seabrook Library will host an information night for parents curious about Homeschooling.  This event will feature panels of parents and students who will talk about their experiences, as well as a Curriculum Fair where parents can explore some of the different options available for homeschooling.


Questions?  Contact Miss Gretyl at gmacalaster@sealib.org or call 603-474-2044

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Fun at Seabrook Library

Our Summer Reading Program has come to an end and we are now putting our efforts into planning fun, new programs for Fall!  In the meantime, join us this month for movies, a celebration of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Party, 3-D Design workshops and a Solar Eclipse Viewing party on August 21!



Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Reading Program Finale


After five amazing weeks our Summer Reading Program comes to an end today with a two-part finale!  Join us at the library at 4 p.m. for a performance from storyteller Simon Brooks.  Children who completed the Summer Reading Program can also pick up their certificates and prizes and everyone can enjoy cupcakes!






Students entering grades 5-7 are invited to join us at the Seabrook Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Summer Mixer featuring roller skating, gaga ball, face painting and more!








Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Summer Reading Program so successful including our amazing sponsors, Kennebunk Savings Bank, the Rotary Club of Hampton, Hodgies Too, Topsfield Fair, Water Country and the Portland Sea Dogs.

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Teen Book Group

We are so excited to announce our first Teen Book Group at Seabrook Library being led by our newest staff member, Amanda Plante!  The first discussion will be held on August 7 at 6 p.m.  This month's book is Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.  See the flyer for more information and visit the library to pick up a copy of the book today!





Fun Continues at Seabrook Library

Our Summer Reading Program is going strong. Today begins the penultimate week of the program which means only TWO more chances to win the raffle for Water Country tickets by showing your reading logs to a librarian. We are excited to report that over 13,000 minutes have been read in the library so far this summer!



We have also been celebrating summer with special storytimes, a visit from the Boston Bruins mascot, Blades, and Community Builder storytimes with town departments.

This week, join us for Touch-A-Truck on Thursday, July 20 at 3:30 p.m. Trucks from the Seabrook Police, Fire and Public Works departments will be here for children to explore!


Also, students entering grades 3-5 can join us for STEM & A Story on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.  This week's theme is "What's in the Box?"



Mark your calendar for our SRP Finale next week with Storyteller Simon Brooks on July 28



Looking for tips to get your child engaged with reading? Check out this New York Times Books article on "How to Raise a Reader".