Children’s Summer 2019 Programs

 Past Children’s Programs Slideshows

Spencer Alien Sightings
Selfie Challenge

Can you find me this week? Hint: I’ll be flying from  this Main Street Business next Monday! Watching all the cars stopping at the light has been exhausting.  The alien is 4″ round x 3″ tall.  Join in the fun. Find the alien. Take a selfie.  Post it to the Facebook page: Richard Sugden Library Spencer MA, or use the hashtag #SpencerAlienSightings

This week’s clue: He’s looking for his birth certificate.

Signup for Summer Reading Programs/Emails




Pre-K /Toddler        Grades 1-5       Teens Grades 6-8)  Adults

This Summer the Children’s Room will have drop-in crafts available. Join us every week for drop-in crafts and activities.  What will it be this week?  Come find out!  Crafts and activities are available on Mondays & Thursdays from 10:30-6:30, and Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10:30 am – 4:30 am.

Pre-School Programs 

Toddler Story Hour

Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 10:45 am.

Every story time has stories, songs, and movement and ends with either a craft or activity.  Toddlers (aged 18 – 35 months by September 1, 2018) and their caregivers are invited to come and have some fun!  You can register ahead of time or on the day you come.  (See schedule below.)

Pre-K Story Hour

Tuesdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Preschool Story Hour is held for all preschoolers aged 3 years (by September 1, 2018) and up.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate in the program with their child. (Younger siblings are welcome to lap sit with their caregivers if they can or they are welcome to join you in the adjoining children’s room if they cannot.  Crafts will be reserved for Preschoolers). Every story time has stories, songs, and movement and ends with either a craft or activity.  You can register ahead of time or on the day you come.

Summer Toddler & Pre-school Weekly Themes

July 30 Shape Robot Pictures

August 6  Play-doh Space Ships

August 13  Ice Cream & Dance Party

Imagination Station (Grades K-5)

Imagination Station meets Wednesdays from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

Imagination Station Summer Weekly Themes

July 31  Cosmic “Stained Glass” Suncatchers

August 7  Dance Party

August 14  Museum of Science presents Night Sky!  The Night Sky planetarium program will be held in the Spencer Town Hall. Kids entering Grades K-12 and their families are invited to see this amazing view of the night sky and learn some cool facts too!  Registration is required for this program.  Sign up for only one time slot (either 2:30-3:00, OR 3:15-3:45).  This program is made possible by a grant from the Museum of Science.

August 15 Summer Reading Finale Stephen the Magician! Join us for our summer reading finale from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pmWe will start the finale with ice cream and end with a program by Stephen the Magician.  Stephen the Magician will wow us with magic and animals.  This program is open to anyone entering Grades K-5.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Spencer Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

“A Universe of Stories” is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Kindergarten Readiness

Wednesday Aug 21st from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Spencer Residents are invited to the Kindergarten Readiness program with Renee Coro. Come join the music and activities while gathering Kindergarten Readiness information as well.  Meets in the community room for those entering Kindergarten and their caregivers.  Sponsored by Community Connections. A grant program funded by the Department of Early Education and Care. Must be a Spencer resident to attend.

Summer Reading Book Group

Attention in-coming SIXTH graders: Are you flipping out about reading the required summer reading book?  Does it sound boooooring? Come to the library and read it with us instead!  Read Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen over 6 weeks at the library. Participate the way that fits you best.  Do you want to read aloud, follow along silently, participate in discussions, or just listen?  It all works!  You decide how you learn best. It counts towards summer reading beads! Plus, there’s snacks! 

Meets Thursdays from 2:45-3:45.  Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019.  Pre-registration is required.  Come to the library to sign-up or call 508-885-7513 ext. 2

IPAD! Available for use in Children’s Room! 

Discount Museum Passes

The Richard Sugden Library has reduced price passes to the Ecotarium, Old SturbridgeVillage, Massachusetts State Parks (free), Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and the USS Constitution Museum (free).


Child 2014The responsibility for the safety of children in the library rests with the parent/caregiver and not with the library personnel€¦ Children 10 years of age or younger must be attended by a parent or adult caregiver while in the library. The parent or caregiver must be in the immediate vicinity of and in visual contact with the child.(See Librarian for the complete policy.)


Book with Door   There is an on-going Children’s Book Sale, in the Children’s Room.


NASA Kids Club

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Age of Learning’s award winning online curriculum includes 5000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities for ages 2-7+.

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homeworkB. J. PINCHBECK’S HOMEWORK HELPER  contains more than 700 links which include homework-help, puzzle making, fun sites and more for students, parents, and teachers,  Created by the folks at Discovery Communications.

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FACT MONSTER HOMEWORK HELPER  contains information about, search tips, homework topics listed by subject area, improving study, speaking and listening, note-taking skills and improving writing techniques.

slimeNICK.COM  Check out Nickelodeon for kids music, games, web lab and more.

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contains coloring pages, make-your-own story and games, featuring big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster and friends!

laughterFUNOLOGY.COM  is filled with magic tricks, secret codes, wacky facts, games, recipes, art and science!