Kids and Teens
An entire wing of our library is dedicated to young readers.Beginning readers have a space that invites their interaction with a variety of materials...puzzles, tracks and trains,stuffed toys, and of course BOOKS! Furniture in this space is specifically scaled to their size and needs. In addition we have a computer specifically for children's use for word processing and games. Children are welcomed into the wing by the life size figure of Corduroy who is dressed for the season. The wing is also home to a beautiful collection of Beatrix Potter figurines and our Victorian Dollhouse is just around the corner. On Tuesdays our children's room is open for Drop-In Story time in the morning. In the summer we offer the Library Puppies Reading Program. Separate areas are designated for Chapter Books and YA materials. These areas are furnished with traditional chairs and tables that encourage reading and study, as well as cooperative activities. Game nights, movie nights and Teen Book Clubs are popular options.
Summer Programs 2023
This summer we welcomed young readers to enjoy stories and activities throughout July and August. On alternate weeks they had an opportunity to read with the trained dogs provided by Hearts and Paws Comfort Dogs. We so enjoy having so many young visitors to our library in the summer. And from the looks on their faces, they enjoyed being here as well! We thank all the volunteers who gave their time to make this happen.
Recent Children's Events
We had a fun visit with all the second graders from Ezra H. Baker School. Classes came to visit our library, hear stories, create art work,and check books out on their library cards. It was a great day and we hope to see many of the children revisit when Mr. Depin comes again at the end of March for his "read around town" at all the Dennis Libraries. We are so proud to be part of the Dennis Library System!
Read Around Town
with Principal Depin, Ezra Baker Innovative School
On Wednesday evening,March 25th children and their families enjoyed an evening of stories read by Kevin Depin, Principal of Ezra Baker Innovative School. Mr. Depin traveled to the Dennis Libraries to read and acquaint the children and their families to the libraries and their various resources. It was a great evening for all of us! Thank you Mr. Depin. We always look forward to seeing you!
Summer Programs for Young Readers
Rabbits and turtles and snakes...
We recently enjoyed some special visitors from the Thorton Burgess Society Nature Center. Families got a chance to hear stories about the animals, hold them and and learn about them. They also had an opportunity to look at a variety of items to better understand how animals see, feel and sound. Thanks to Mary Beers who accompanied our animal visitors, and her knowledge of animals and children, a great time for everyone!
Beatrix Potter Display
While you're visiting our library this month for all the activities please take the time to visit our Beatrix Potter display in the children's room. A permanent fixture in the library, this impressive collection was given in memory of Joseph Crowell in 1970. The background was hand painted to compliment the characters. We are so happy to bring attention to this unique and cherished display.