Children’s Programs & Services
The Manchester Public Library’s Children’s Room serves infants through middle school children and their caregivers.
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The Library offers two story times for children:
Mother Goose StoryTime: for infants through 2 years of age, 20 minute program of rhymes, instruments, simple books.
Preschool StoryTime: for 3-5 year old children, 40 minute program of stories and simple craft.
Time and schedule varies throughout the year, please check the calendar of events.
The library offers reading groups for children:
Readers of the RoundTable : for students in grades 6-10 and a parent.
Rockin’ Readers: for students in grades 4 & 5.
Classic Kids: for students in grades K-2.
Poetry Aloud Here
Poetry for all ages, offered quarterly. Contact Sara Collins for details. 978-526-2016.
Computer for ages 5-12.
Homework Center hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 3-5 PM, following Memorial School’s calendar. The Library reserves the iMac work station for students. Free printing, CD burning, and flash drives available. Teachers, please send class assignments so that the library can have the appropriate material on hand. Phone 526-7711 , fax: 526-2018, E-mail: Manchester at mvlc.org. The Homework Center was funded through a LSTA grant in 2001.
Teachers may borrow books for classroom use for 6 weeks, no renewal necessary. Use your personal library card or your school’s institutional library card. Be sure to alert the librarian when checking out.
Summer activities include book clubs, crafts, and special events which center around a theme. The theme for the coming summer is announced during National Library Week in April.
Summer Reading Program
The Children’s Librarian works closely with the Memorial School Media Specialist to create a Suggested Reading List for students entering grades K-6 in the fall. The 2012 summer reading theme is “Dream Big, Read.”
Mother Goose Asks Why
Mother Goose Asks Why was funded through a LSTA grant in 2003.