Welcome to Our "Children's Happenings" Blog!

Greetings! We are so glad you are visiting our blog. Stop by often to see the most recent postings about programs, book lists, and other happenings in the Children's Department. And don't miss our silly online polls and riddles.

We just added a link to our newest blog, "1 in 110" an Autism spectrum guide for families. You can click to the link on the this page or just click the following link:

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You can also contact us by telephone at 978-970-4122 or by e-mail at mlojref@mvlc.org.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Quick Question Results

Here are the results for last week's Quick Question -
This summer I am dreaming about:

A Trip - 9
The Beach - 7
The Pool - 3
The Amusement Park - 3
Camp - 1
School - 1

Don't forget to check out this week's question to the left of this post!

Summer Reading Kick Off Event was a Success!

We had a magical evening at the Summer Reading Kick Off Event with our special guest, Mr. Tommy James.  We learned about the magic of reading and saw some AMAZING magic tricks.  The magician made the Velveteen Rabbit turn into a real bunny, made flowers appear from thin air to create our own Secret Garden, and Charlotte the spider from Charlotte's Web spun a very special message for the audience: READ!  

Children can sign up for the 2012 Summer Reading programs at the Children's Reference Desk.  This week we are having our annual 4th of July celebration.  If you have any questions about the Summer Reading programs, please don't hesitate to call or ask for us in the Youth Services Department.    

Dream Big: READ!

Friday, June 22, 2012

4th of July Celebration

Calling all you Yankee Doodles! Come join us for our annual 
4th of July celebration! We'll share stories, play games, and make a souvenir.
For children Kindergarten and older.  Sign up required.
Wednesday, June 27th at 10:30 AM.
Reserve your spot by calling 978-674-1529.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Graphic Novels

 Come check out our new graphic novels at the Children's Reference Desk!   Please make sure to ask at the desk for a staff member to unlock the graphic novel cases.

Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu series by Greg Farshtey
The Last Council (Amulet Book 4) by Kazu Kibuishi
Mad and Chad series by Stephen McCranie
Quest for the Spark Book Two by Tom Sniegoski
Star Wars Graphic Novel series
      Boba Fett and the Ship of Fear
      Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands
      Deadly Hands of Shon-Ju
      Hero of the Confederacy
Avatar the Last Airbender: The Promise Part One by Gene Luen Yang

Early Readers
A Day in the the Office of Doctor Bugspit by Elise Gravel
Adopt a Glurb by Elise Gravel
Patrick in a Teddy Bear Picnic and Other Stories by Geoffrey Hayes
Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson
Kitty & Dino by Sara Richard
Zig and Wiki in the Cow by Nadja Spiegelman

Chi's Sweet Home series (Volumes 5-8) by Konami Kanata
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl series by Shigekatsu Ihara
Pillar of the Wind (Vermonia Volume 6) by Yoyo

School Stories
A Very Babymouse Christmas by Jennifer Holm
Squish: The Power of the Parasite by Jennifer Holm

Iron Man and Thor: God Complex Part 1 by Dan Abnett
Cyclops: The Bicycle Thief, Or How Cyclops got his Groove Back by Lee Black
Fashion Kitty and the B.O.Y.S. (Ball of Yellow String) by Charise Mericle Harper 
Spider-Man: Tangled Web by Paul Tobin
Spider-Man: Friendly Neighborhood by Paul Tobin
Captain America: Man Out of Time Part 1-3 by Waid Molina

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Thank you for joining us for our June LEGO Club meeting!  Our next session will begin on Monday, July 16th through August 6th @ 10:30 A.M.  Click here for more information on Summer Reading Programming.

*Please note that LEGO Club will not be meeting on June 23rd.  This date was mistakenly put on the old LEGO Club flyers.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Weekly Quick Questions

Each week, during Summer Reading, we will ask a fun Quick Question.  You can answer in person at the library or here online.  The Quick Question is posted on the left of this page.  Let your voice be heard and vote for your favorite answer!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Super Special Kids

Calling all Special Needs kids and their families! Come join us for a super time. We’ll share stories, sing songs, move and groove and do other fun things. At the end of the session there will be time for families to visit and a snack will be provided. If your child has food allergies or food sensitivities we encourage you to bring his own preferred snack. Siblings are always welcome. Meeting Dates: Wednesday, July 18th and Tuesday, August 14th at 4 PM. If you have questions please contact Molly Hancock, Coordinator of Youth Services at 978-674-1527 or at mhancock@mvlc.org.