Kids & Families

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:
Science in the Kitchen_Mar 2021
SCIENCE IN THE KITCHEN!

Every Thursday in March
4:00-4:45pm
Presented via Zoom

On Thursday in March, Essex Free and Brownell Libraries will host Joanne Heidkamp, Registered Dietitian with Hannafords Suppermarkets, for SCIENCE IN THE KITCHEN!  Participants will explore scientific principles while making bread, cheese and salad.  Recommended for kids in grades 1-5 with a caregiver.

Each weekly session is a "standalone" program, so you may attend as many sessions as you like!

This program is provided via Zoom on the following dates:

Thursday, March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

Please register for the program HERE, and call the library with any questions.
Essex Winter Storywalks February 2021
ESSEX WINTER STORYWALKS®
Sand Hill Park & Pearl Street Park

Essex Free Library, in partnership with EssexRec, present two ESSEX WINTER STORYWALKS®, now installed at Sand Hill Park and Pearl Street Park!  You can enjoy The Wish Tree, by Kyo Maclear at Sand Hill Park, 208 Sand Hill Road, and The SheepOver by Jennifer Churchman and John Churchman at Pearl Street Park, 183 Pearl Street.  Each storywalk begins near the parking lot, with clearly numbered posts. Grab your snow boots and enjoy these wintry reading adventures with Essex Free Library and EssexRec!
Winter Storywalk at Essex Free Library - "Mae Among the Stars"
WINT​ER STORYWALK® AT ESSEX FREE LIBRARY

​In honor of Black History Month, we have created a new Winter Storywalk® along the front fence of the library garden!  Take a hike in the snow (don't forget your boots and snow pants!), and read all about Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space.  Feel free to play in the snow after enjoying the story.  Maybe build a snow astronaut?! 

This Winter Storywalk® will remain in the library garden through the end of February, weather-allowing! Stop by any time to enjoy.

Kids in the Kitchen_Feb 2020_website
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN:  WATCH & LEARN!

Every Thursday in February
4:00-4:45pm
Presented via Zoom

On Thursdays in February, Essex Free and Brownell Libraries will host Joanne Heidkamp, Registered Dietitian with Hannaford Supermakets to get KIDS IN THE KITCHEN!  Joanne will teach participants how to make a new recipe each week, and will pass on some kitchen know-how.

Recommended for kids in grades 1 - 5 with a caregiver.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please register for this program HERE, and call the library with any questions.
ONGOING PROGRAMS:
Logo - Monday Storytime
MONDAY STORYTIME
Posted every Monday to Facebook and YouTube!
Children and caregivers are invited to tune in each Monday for a recorded story and rhyme.  Appropriate for all ages.

Watch the latest Monday Storytime below!
Logo - Craft Day
WEEKLY CRAFT DAYS
Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am
No reservations required!
Stop by the library vestibule every Wednesday and Friday from 10am to pick up a free, grab-n-go craft kit!  New kits are available every week.  Wednesday craft kits are accompanied by an instructional video or PDF posted to Facebook and YouTube, while the Friday craft kits come with an instructional image.  Appropriate for preschoolers and older.

Click the image below for access to the craft instructions for this week's craft!
Paper_Airplane_craft_Feb2021
Logo - Friday Storytime
FRIDAY STORYTIME
Posted to Facebook and YouTube every Friday!
Children and caregivers are invited to tune in each Friday for a recorded story and rhyme.  Appropriate for all ages.

Watch our latest Friday Storytime below!
Logo - Learning at Home
LEARNING AT HOME WITH MISS NOREEN
Every second Wednesday of the month
Posted to Facebook and YouTube
Tune in every second Wednesday of the month to watch and learn with Miss Noreen!  This recorded program is specifically designed for those households with children learning from home this year, and includes stories and music, along with learning something new!

Watch the latest Learning At Home video below!
Logo - The Kids Room Monthly Newsletter
THE KIDS ROOM
Essex Free Library's Youth Services Newsletter
Published the first week of each month
The Kids Room is Essex Free Library's monthly newsletter, detailing all that is happening for kids and families at the library!  Subscribe to the newsletter here, and click here to read the latest edition of The Kids Room.