Friday, April 14, 2017

April Vacation Week Activities

We have an exciting week of activities planned in the Youth Services Department for April vacation including a special puppet show, a visit from the Seacoast Science Center and a special showing of the original Disney "Beauty & the Beast" cartoon movie in the Storytime Room.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited to attend these free events.  No registration required.

Tuesday, April 25 
10:30 AM
Save A Seal with the Seacoast Science Center
Meeting Room
Seals come on to the beach to rest and soak up the sun. But what happens when a seal is in distress and in need of rescue? Children will learn all about the common species of the Gulf of Maine, find out how the SSC Marine Mammal Rescue Team responds to seals on the beach, and perform a mock rescue. Children will earn “seal of approval” after learning how to protect marine mammals that haul out on the shore.

Wednesday, April 26
10:30 AM
Puppet Show with Carol & Crew
Meeting Room
Join us on the 26th during our regular preschool storytime hour for a special puppet show with Hampton Falls Children's Librarian and experienced puppeteer, Carol Sanborn.  Afterwards, hang out in our children's area and put on your own show using our puppet theater!
Friday, April 28
1:30 PM
Friday Family Film - "Beauty & the Beast" 
Original Disney cartoon movie
in the Storytime Room
Join us for popcorn and a movie in the storytime room!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Welcome to Seabrook Library's new Blogger spot!  We are so excited to welcome our new Children's & YA Librarian, Miss Gretyl.  Miss Gretyl joined the staff in January and has been busy putting together an exciting calendar of events!  Starting Feb. 9 students in grades K-4 can stop by every Thursday afternoon for LEGO Club beginning at 3:30 p.m.  Two afterschool storytimes are scheduled for Monday, February 6 and Monday, February 13 designed for children of all ages who like stories, songs and crafts.  And Friday is for Fun & Games with drop-in crafts and board games for children and adults to enjoy together.

Miss Paula will continue to run our Exploration Station storytimes every Wednesday morning starting with Baby Lapsit at 9:30 a.m., a Meet & Greet at 10 a.m. and Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m.

We hope you will stop by and meet Miss Gretyl who is always excited to hear about your favorite books, games and movies and to offer recommendations for new, fun, reads.  Here is a little bit about her.

Name:  Miss Gretyl
Hair Color:  Red
Height: Pretty tall 
Pets:  Camie, the calico cat
Favorite Color(s):  Yellow and Blue
Favorite Animal(s):  Sheep, otters, birds
Favorite Food(s):  Cookies and ice cream 
Favorite Sport:  Baseball
Some Favorite Book(s):  Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Favorite things to do besides read:  Be outside (camping, hiking, swimming, skiing), spend time with family and friends, learn new things (right now I am learning how to knit), play games, watch the Boston Red Sox.
In a previous life:  I was a newspaper reporter and got to do some really cool things - like fly in an aerobatic airplane with one of the world's best stunt pilots.  Here I am upside-down in the middle of a barrel roll over Hampton Beach in 2011!

 

Check out Seabrook Library in the news:  Thank you to the Newburyport Daily News for stopping by for our LEGO Build-It event earlier this month. (P.S.  Miss Gretyl can usually be seen with a big smile on her face - but is not particularly photogenic!)

We are also interested in hearing from you!  Do you have an idea for a fun, new program?  Is there a new book that you just NEED to have - let us know and we will do our best to get it for you!