Ventress Memorial Library


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Children's Services

 

 

Looking forward to visiting us?

The children's room is open for browsing when ever the library is open

We can't wait to see you!

 

Please be aware that while we are open and excited to see you, there are limited materials in the children's room. Toys are not available. We will have coloring items for children as well as a few study tables. 

If you are looking for some fun new items for playing with at home, please ask us about our educational and unplugged backpacks!

 

What's new?

September

 

 

 We are always happy to put books on hold for you! Please don't hesitate to reach out and give us a call! 

(781) 834-5535

The Children's Department is happy to unveil our september calendar! We are sarting all of our monthly programs and events in September! 

You can print a copy of our September calendar HERE!

*Registration for all programs and events will open on August 29th*

Wondering what’s going on at the children’s room?  Check out and  like on our new Ventress Kids Facebook page, where we are posting all of our programs and event kits, and as always follow us on Instagram and Twitter

Upcoming September Events and Programs

 

~~~~Upcoming September Events~~~~

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day with us! We will be celebrating on Saturday, September 18th, in person, rain or shine! Register on our events page for more information and your spot!

Pirate Day

 


Scooby Doo Day!

Registration is required for this fun movie and craft program!

12-1pm Saturday, September 25th

Scooby Doo Day


 

iVox logo

We are excited to offer iVOX books that move!

iVOX is a children’s book app for ages 3-8, which delights and engages curious young minds with the latest in storytelling technology. Children can follow along with the story while interacting with characters and scenes—immersing them in the narrative like never before.
Whether as a motivational tool for young readers or simply to add a bit more magic to the reading experience, iVOX is a learning tool that benefits children of all ages.
Available for both iOS and Android, iVOX is an extension of the trusted and popular VOX Books brand. Simply download the app, select a book and tap on the cover to bring favorite stories to life.

Follow the prompts after installing the app to access all of the fun books that are offered! 

Please be aware that you will need your library card number and pin to access our account.

iVOX (& VOX too!) have recently won two awards.

 

NAPP awards logo

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Summer reading has started strong!

If you have not registered yet, that is OK, registration continues until July 13th! Stop by the library to register your child and get their stuffed animal adoption bag! So much fun can is around the corner with a stuffed friend to read to!

 

July is such an exciting month here at the Ventress Memorial Library! Throughout July the entire library is celebrating the magical fairy folk of Marshfiled! Register today for the Fantastic Fairy Program or come to the library to find our fairy friend. She will be flying to a different spot in the library every day, so come by and find her! Each person who finds her gets a small prize. Our fairy also needs a name, when you see her you can put a vote for her name on your card and drop it in the flower vase. At the end of august, when we choose the winning fairy houses we will also choose a name for our fairy!

 

fantastic fairy house flyer

Follow our Fantastic Fairy House event on facebook for daily info and fun!

 

Also happening in July...

July 8th

video game day July 8th

 

July 13th

Geekiness day

 

July 17th

emoji day

Follow our Fantastic Fairy House event on facebook for daily info and fun!


Summer Reading is coming!!

Tails and Tails infographic

 

Join us for Summer Reading!

Registration begins in person on June 28th from 2-6pm

We won't be having our usual party, but we will have some fun with music and dancing, animal adoption and of course, what could be more fun than visiting the library and seeing all your favorite librarians? Stop by for our kick off and enjoy the fun atmosphere. If you can't make it in to see us on June 28th that's OK, registration will be open until July 13th! Stop by or join virtually on Beanstack!

This year, each time your registered child finishes a challenge sheet and turns it into Miss Wendy or Miss Jen, they get to chose from our cool cart of prize books! The more sheets they fill in the more prize books they get! They also get automatically registered for our end of summer reading prize bags!

**We ask that if you register for Summer Reading you do so either in person or virtually for the entire summer.**

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. 

We can't wait to see you!

Tails & Tales info sheet

June!!

June is PRIDE month! We will be celebrating our support for our LGBTQIA+ friends and family with fantastic book displays and a weekly Pride Pioneer of the week every Friday throughout June! 

As usual we will be celebrating some other fun days through the month, take a peek to see what some of them are!

 

American Girl Doll donation flyer

The Ventress Children’s room is looking for gently used American Girl Doll donations. We are hoping to create something wonderful, but we need your help! Do you or any one you know have a gently used American Girl Doll that is not being used anymore? We would love to talk to you about a donation. Please call Miss Wendy or Miss Jen at (781) 834-5535 for donation information.

The Ventress Children’s room is looking for gently used Magna Tile donations. We are hoping to create something wonderful, but we need your help! Do you or any one you know have a gently used Magna Tiles that are not being used anymore? We would love to talk to you about a donation. Please call Miss Wendy or Miss Jen at (781) 834-5535 for donation information.

Upcoming Fun!

June 3rd

Stop by the library for this grab and go, no registration kit!

Donut Day flyer

 

June 8th

Stop by the library for this grab and go, no registration kit!

Best Friends Day flyer

June 19th

Juneteenth!

The library is closed on June 19th in observance of juneteenth, but before or after you are welcome to come by and get an info sheet about this important day!

Juneteenth Flyer

 

June 21st

Stop by the library for this grab and go, no registration kit!

Celebrate summer flyer


May!!

May is Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month, we will be celebrating that by highlighting a different Pacific Island every Friday. 

We will also be celebrating some fun days during May

May 3rd

Stop by the library for this grab and go craft kit!

NO registration necessary

National Paranormal Day

 

May 4th 

Stop by the library for this grab and go craft kit!

NO registration necessary

May the 4th

 

 

May 15th

Stop by the library for this grab and go craft kit!

NO registration necessary

National Chocolate Chip Day

 

 

May 19th

Stop by the library for this grab and go craft kit!

NO registration necessary

Pet Rocks

 

May 24th

Stop by the library for this grab and go craft kit!

NO registration necessary

Tiara Day

 


April!

April starts off with National Library week! Check out all our fun library infor on the Have Some Fun page.

Then stay tuned for Poetry fun, because April is National Poetry month! 

Lastly, starting April 13 you can register for all of our fun April Vacation kits and events!

 

April 17

Bat appreciation day flyer

 

April 20th

Teddy Bear's Picnic day flyer

 

April 21

Herring Run Day

 

April 22

Dinner Time Trivia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

March is Women's History Month!

Click HERE to see our weekly posting of important women throughout history who have made the world a special place! Learn about each these people with us, and also follow the links to our catalog where you can place titles on hold to continue learning about each of our featured friends!


February is Black History Month!

Click HERE to see our weekly posting of important people throughout history who have made our country a more diverse and special place! Learn about each these people with us, and also follow the links to our catalog where you can place titles on hold to continue learning about each of our featured friends!


We collected 57 pairs of pajamas!!!

Way to go Marshfield!!!

The Boston Bruin's PJ Drive Is happening again this year! 

With the generosity  of over 100 groups last year, this program was able to provide thousands of children with brand new pajamas. 

Donations of brand new children's and teen pajamas can be left in a tightly knotted plastic bag in the box in the library foyer! Monday- Saturday, donations can also be left in the book drop if the doors to the library are locked. If you have questions please email wgardner-breindel@ocln.org 
 

Bruin's PJ drive


 

 

Registration begins FEBRUARY 1st for these exciting events and kits!

Terrific Tea party day flyer

Tuesday February 16th! Join us for an at home tea party! Register for your kit here! Each kit comes with special treats and recipes for the perfect at home tea party! Keep an eye on the website and our social media on February 16th for playlists and pictures while Miss Wendy and Miss Jen enjoy our terrific tea party here at the library too!

Are you looking forward to our Terrific Tea Themed kit and your at home tea party?

Click here a super cute video of some dogs enjoying a tea party!

Click here for some cute DIY ideas from Youtube

Here is another great tea party video!

 


Flat animal sleepover flyer

Wednesday, February 17th we will be hosting a Flat Animal Sleepover… What is a flat animal sleepover you ask? Good question, this is your chance to see your favorite pet or stuffed animal enjoy a sleepover at the library! Send an image of your pet or your favorite stuffed animal to vmlchild@gmail.com and we will add them to the group of 'flat friends' who will be reading and playing at the library all night long!  During the sleepover, we will post pictures on our social media and website so you can see what your flat pets and stuffed animals are doing while they're here! To join this fun flat sleepover, send your picture to the above email address by February 15th!

Flat pets are ready image!


 

Ticket to Ride Day flyer

Thursday February 18th is Ticket to Ride day! Register here for your train themed kit! Each kit includes some fun train items.Keep an eye on the website and our social media on February 16th for playlists and  Youtube links for some over the top awesom train rides through amazing countries! make sure your little engineer joins us for some fun! 

 

Looking forward to Train day?

 

Here's a great video we discovered about Steam trains!

Are you excited about Ticket to Ride day? If you're anything like us, you have a bunch of old boxes lying around... Take a look at some of these great ideas to turn your old boxes into trains! 

Did sombody ask for Train Facts? We found them! Join us in learning some cool things about trains with Nat Geo Kids!


American Girl doll logo

The Ventress Children’s room is looking for gently used American Girl Doll donations. We are hoping to create something wonderful, but we need your help! Do you or any one you know have a gently used American Girl Doll that is not being used anymore? We would love to talk to you about a donation. Please call Miss Wendy or Miss Jen at (781) 834-5535 for donation information.

 


Keep your eye on our programs tab for info about upcoming and current programs!

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The Children’s Department of the Ventress Memorial Library serves children ages 0-12, as well as caregivers and teachers. Our resources and programs serve to encourage literacy, spark creativity, and instill a love of lifelong learning. 

If you need help selecting books, please call us during our curbside pickup hours or check out our Children's Goodreads account for lists of our favorite books!