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MassBook Awards Must-Read Picture Books for 2015

book jacketsA new category! In previous years all books for children and teens were lumped together, but in 2015, for the first time, the Massachusetts Center for the Book has just published a list of must-read picture books that were either written by a Massachusetts author or that had subject matter related to this great state. Here is the list with links so you can reserve your next favorite right now!

Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre

"Rain is coming. You can feel it in the air." With rhythmic language and beautiful photography, Raindrops Roll begins with descriptions of the various signs of impending rain. Insects look for shelter under leaves and inside pods, while a bird enjoys the shower from a comfy perch.

Phoenix Book Club: Oversize Books

For May this year we took a little break and read picture books - for big kids! 

Oversize Books

April Vacation Activities @your library

Looking for something fun for kids and close to home this week? We've got plenty going on during this school vacation!

You can find musicals, storytimes, shipwrecks, lego and more at the Main Library and branches this week. No registration required for any of these programs!

Phoenix Book Club - Poetry

We read poetry this April to celebrate National Poetry Month. 


Phoenix Book Club - Historical Fiction: WWII

For March this year we went back in time with historical fiction set during World War II. 

Historical Fiction: WWII

Mad Science in March

Learn all about minerals or simple machines this Saturday at our Mad Science programs! 

  • Ages 3-5: Mineral Mania
    Program starts at 9:30 a.m.
    Tickets are available starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Children's desk
  • Ages 6-10: Mad Machines

February Vacation Events

Snowed in and looking for more to do with your kids this week? Check out our vacation week activities at the library!

LEGO Building @ The Wollaston Branch
Wednesday, 2/18 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Recommended for ages 5+
Drop by and build something new from our bin of LEGO bricks! Sorry, all pieces must be returned by the end of the program. 

Preschool Discovery: Space

Bring your preschooler to the Wollaston Branch to learn a little about outer space! No, we can't take off in a real space ship or visit the International Space Station. We can't touch a comet or travel to Jupiter. But we can still look up at the sky at night and we can still learn about outer space.

We'll be doing some space activities at this month's Preschool Discovery but there are things we can't do at the library that you can do at home! 

2015 ALA Youth Media Award Winners

Every year the American Library Association gives out a number of awards for excellent children's books.

Award winners for younger readers:


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