Programs & Resources for Kids

Programs & Resources

Free Take-And-Make 

Please stop by the library to pick up our monthly craft kit. This month we are making paper bag turkey puppets!A paper bag turkey puppet with "googly eyes" and colorful feathers

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

Opportunities to Create

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.  

Click the links to register!

Kits for this class have been provided by the library and will available in class.

1. Baya Mehieddine Peacock, 11/17, Wednesday, 4-5:30pm: Baya Mahieddine was an Algerian artist that influenced Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Andre Breton. At the age of 16 she had her first exhibition in Paris. In 1948 Picasso invited her to work with him and her art was believed to influence his Women in Algeria series. Her work was rooted in her childhood and her Algerian home. She created painting, ceramics and wall murals. Her work features flowing figures, animals and instruments.

2. Rescue Readers Program, 12/1, Wednesday, 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!

 

Virtual Programs:

Kits for this class have been provided by the library and will available for pickup at the library. 

1. Baya Mehieddine Peacock, 11/18, Wednesday, 4-5pm: Baya Mahieddine was an Algerian artist that influenced Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Andre Breton. At the age of 16 she had her first exhibition in Paris. In 1948 Picasso invited her to work with him and her art was believed to influence his Women in Algeria series. Her work was rooted in her childhood and her Algerian home. She created painting, ceramics and wall murals. Her work features flowing figures, animals and instruments.

2. Rescue Readers Program, 12/2, Thursday, 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!

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.