Programs & Resources for Kids

September Programs & Resources

 

Story Time!

Storytimes are on hiatus until Tuesday, 9/21. We will return at that time with a brand new format—stay tuned!

 

Opportunities to Create

Free September Take-And-Make 

Please stop by the library to pick up our September craft kit. This month you will make a rainbow magnet out of popsicle sticks and cotton balls.  

Events and programs are sponsored by The Friends of the Rockport Library. 

 

 

Creativebug: Looking to make some cool crafts? Check out Creativebug! Here are some fun things you can make to spruce up your back-to-school wardrobe, your school supplies, or just learn to draw some really cool manga! All you need is your library card!

Join us for hybrid programming this Fall, when we offer in-person and virtual options for classes, events, and programs!

 

In Person Programs: Please note: Masks are required for all attendees for all in-person events and programs. This program may shift to a virtual format at any time if circumstances prohibit meeting in person.  

 

  1. Let’s Draw Dinosaurs!, Brenner Room, Rockport Public Library, 9/22, Wednesday, 4-5:30pm

Follow along with Pop up Art School as you draw six kinds of dinosaurs. The instructor will show you step-by-step how to draw, using clear instructions and basic shapes. Have fun while you draw, with our dinosaur trivia questions!

2. Rescue Readers Program, Virtual, Wednesday, 9/29, 4-5pm: Want to help local shelter animals that are waiting for their furever homes? Join the Rockport Public Library and Cape Ann Animal Aid for “Rescue Readers”, a monthly program where you can sign up to read to cats, kittens, dogs, or puppies that are waiting to be adopted. This is a great opportunity for you to practice (or even show off!) your reading skills, and to help socialize and acclimate these amazing animals to human voices. By the end of the session, you might even make a new fur friend!  Please note: All sessions will take place via Zoom and readers who sign up will be assigned 15 minute time slots between 4 and 5pm on the day the program takes place.  

 

Virtual Programs:

  1. Let’s Draw Dinosaurs!, Virtual, 9/23, Thursday, 4-5pm: Follow along with Pop up Art School as you draw six kinds of dinosaurs. The instructor will show you step-by-step how to draw, using clear instructions and basic shapes. Have fun while you draw, with our dinosaur trivia questions!
  1. Rescue Readers Program, Virtual, Thursday, 9/30, 4-5pm: Want to help local shelter animals that are waiting for their furever homes? Join the Rockport Public Library and Cape Ann Animal Aid for “Rescue Readers”, a monthly program where you can sign up to read to cats, kittens, dogs, or puppies that are waiting to be adopted. This is a great opportunity for you to practice (or even show off!) your reading skills, and to help socialize and acclimate these amazing animals to human voices. By the end of the session, you might even make a new fur friend!  Please note: All sessions will take place via Zoom and readers who sign up will be assigned 15 minute time slots between 4 and 5pm on the day the program takes place.  

 

Community Resources

News from Pathways for Children:

Pathways is excited to announce the launch of our new partnership with: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Through the Imagination Library, residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, and Essex are eligible to receive a free, age-appropriate book mailed home every month for each child under five years old in their household. There are no pre-qualifications to participate, such as income or other restrictions. Parents or caregivers just have to complete a quick and confidential registration and have a mailing address in one of our Cape Ann zip codes. Find registration information here.