Events

TimberNook: A local Nature Program for Children

TimberNook is an outdoor program for children. We are a service of Extra Step Pediatric Therapies, open to ALL children. We focus on the need for children to have child-led free play while immersed in the beautiful Conant Woods in Carlisle.

We are offering several programs this fall including:
*Wednesday half-day programs for children aged 7-12 (To coincide with the Wednesday short-day school schedule)
*Preschool aged drop off programs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings
*Parent and toddler programs on Wednesday and Friday Mornings
*Custom Programs for groups of 10 or more
*Scholarships are available

For further information visit our web page: https://www.timbernook.com/provider/timbernook-middlesex-county/

or our Facebook page (you MIGHT see some faces you know): https://www.facebook.com/Timbernook-Middlesex-County-113816546822973

Further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at: amanda.timbernook@gmail.com

Read to Luna the Dog Live! Fall 2021 Sessions

The Concord Free Public Library invites children to “Read to Luna the Dog Live!” on the Main Library Lawn the third Wednesday of each month between 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The upcoming dates to read to Luna are Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, and Dec 15. When the weather gets cooler or if there is rain, Luna will meet with readers inside the Main Library.

Luna is a certified therapy dog through Pets and People Foundation. Did you know that reading to dogs boosts reading skills and emotional and social skills for children?

This event is for children ages 5 and up. Children are invited to register for their own individual 15 minute session with Luna. Register in advance: https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/events-calendar

For more information about Library programs and services, call 978-318-3301 (Main Branch) or 978-318-3350 (Fowler Branch), sign up for our e-Newsletter, or visit us online at concordlibrary.org. Engage with us by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Parent PreSchool Program (Ages 2-3)

This program is two classes in one: It’s a preschool class for the children, and a discussion group for Moms and Dads in another room.

The preschool morning is filled with fun activities for our little ones with a special project and snack time when Candace reads stories, followed by outside or gym play. The morning ends with an interactive parent and child singing time.

The parent group is facilitated by Julie and parents enjoy coffee and refreshments while discussing issues relating to the joys and challenges of raising a two year old. Parents take turns helping in the classroom and sharing their child’s first school experience.

*Ages are as of September 2021. Class runs through Dec. 3.

Parent-Toddler Program Ages 1-2

This program for parents and their children, ages 12-24 months*, is a fun-filled play group experience. Children enjoy playing and exploring with toddler toys. While the children play in the same room, parents participate in a discussion about parenting one year olds. The class includes a snack time, outdoor or gym play, and a fun interactive singing time. Class runs for seven weeks, Oct. 14-Dec. 9.

*Ages are as of September 2021.

Virtual Children’s Author Talk with Lucia Van Bebber

The Concord Free Public Library is excited to host a virtual author talk with children’s author Lucia Van Bebber on Wednesday, October 6 at 2pm on Zoom. Learn more about how she writes stories for children in the hope of inspiring them to learn more about wildlife and wildlife conservation. Lucia’s goal is to help educate young minds in order to save animals that are now on the endangered species list and are on the verge of extinction.

Lucia started The LVB Project to promote education about wildlife as well as wildlife conservation and the protection of animals in all countries. A portion of all proceeds received through the sale of all Life of Kai books and products on the LVB Project website will go to organizations that help protect endangered or abused animals.

Lucia currently lives in Gaborone, Botswana where she continues her passion of wildlife photography and writing children’s adventure books.

For more information about Library programs and services, call 978-318-3301 (Main Branch) or 978-318-3350 (Fowler Branch), sign up for our e-Newsletter, or visit us online at concordlibrary.org. Engage with us by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.