Thursday, August 6, 2015

Summer Reading is winding down!!!!

Time to log minutes for summer reading is winding down!!  If your child is logging minutes towards the Topsfield Fair prize package the deadline to reach the goal of reading 400 minutes is Monday, August 10th at midnight.  Late entries cannot be accepted.
To log minutes for your child go here:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Come meet Toto the Tornado Kitten! This adorable cat was found as a kitten after the tornado that hit Brimfield, MA a few years ago. He was adopted by a very nice man named Jonathan who wrote a book about Toto's amazing story and brings Toto to visit schools and libraries and share his story! Jonathan will read his book and answer questions from kids. Most importantly there will be the opportunity to meet this amazing kitty! For more information or to sign up click here:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Great job summer readers!!  So far 318 kids have registered online and have read over 85,000 minutes combined!  Just remember if you're still working towards your goal of 400 minutes to keep reading and logging your time, the deadline to log minutes for the Topsfield Fair Prize package is Monday, August 10th!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, young actors and actresses in grades 4-12 from performed Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors for family audiences at East End Veterans' Memorial Park in Peabody.  These young actors and actresses participate in an education program at Stoneham Theatre where they develop confidence and self-discipline to help prepare themselves for a successful future.  Family and friends of the performers, in addition to several library patrons and other Peabody locals, raved about their incredible performance on the park's stage!



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Music and Movement Concert with Steve Blunt

Steve Blunt will be visiting the Peabody Institute Library on Tuesday, May 5th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Steve Blunt is a New Hampshire singer/storyteller with over 20 years’ experience in the arts and education. His lively musical performances delight kids and families at schools, libraries, and concert venues throughout New England. More information is available at:
Funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools For more information about fun programming from Coordinated Family & Community Engagement visit,
To register for this program, please sign up on the library's website:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Singing and Signing

Experienced educators Wendy Manninen and Vicki Marsh engaged their audience in classic sing-a-long songs while signing in the inter-generational, multi-sensory program program "Signing and Signing."


Friday, March 13, 2015

Steve Blunt

Steve Blunt, a New Hampshire singer/storyteller with over 20 years’ experience in the arts and education, performed for the children at the Main Library on March 12th.  Steve also performs at school and venues across New England.