February school break is approaching and with the winter weather still in swing, it can be easy to run out of ideas for activities to fill the days. Luckily, our local libraries offer lots of wonderful events and are a great resource for kids to have fun and continue their learning away from school. Libraries are not just for finding books to read, there are also crafting events, storytimes, musical events, and more. Here are a few special events happening locally this month at libraries in Franklin County, Massachusetts.
The Wheeler Public Library in Orange hosts Preschool Read and Craft on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15 am. A story is read out loud, along with singing, movement, and an easy craft. This activity is best for children aged 3 to 5.
On Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 am, the Dickinson Memorial Library in Northfield hosts a library play hour upstairs in the Children’s Room. Join Deb Wood for storytime and fun activities for kids ages 0 to 5. Families can also enjoy a walk along the Library Trail StoryWalk.
Dickinson Memorial Library also hosts Kids' Fridays from 2 to 3 pm on the Fridays when Northfield Elementary School has early release. Each Friday is a different activity such as legos, movies, books, and more. Find out what the next activity will be on their event calendar.
Preschoolers are welcome at The Carnegie Library on Wednesdays from 10 to 10:45 am for Story Time. This program is designed to jump-start early literacy. Bring your preschooler to enjoy snacks, crafts, stories, and songs.
The Sunderland Public Library has several exciting events coming up, including some for Februrary School Vacation Week. On Saturday, February 18th and Saturday, February 25th from 10:30 to 11:30 am, the library is hosting the LEGO Maritime Festival and Competition. All ages are invited to build and enter their LEGO ship in the annual USS Constitution Museum's Lego Ship Shape Competition.
Also, on Saturday, February 18th is the Winter Minecraft Online Event, hosted by the library, but you can join from home! Register for the event and you'll receive a link to join this event for teens and tweens from 1 to 3 pm.
Finally, get outside with the Sunderland Public Library and Advenutre East for the Winter Ecology Walk on Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 12 pm. You'll explore the wild world and learn about winter track and sign and how plant life adapts to darker days and colder temperatures. All ages are welcome, but space is limited so be sure to register.
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