Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Toto the Tornado Kitten

Earlier this month, Toto the tornado kitten visited the library! Toto was found after the tornado that hit Central MA a few years ago and was adopted by Jonathan Hall. The children got to meet and pet Toto, listen to his story, and ask questions about him!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The musical stylings of Steve Blunt delighted children and their families alike this past Thursday, November 20th in the Sutton Room

Wendy Manninen,Vicki Marsh and special guests the Optimistic Voices Seniors Choir led children and families in a wonderful and fun Singing and Signing program on November 19th in the Sutton Room!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

If you love Anna and Elsa and all things Frozen, check out this link for a fun coding project involving everyone's favorite pair of Disney sisters!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kids and their families had a wonderful time singing and dancing with MaryBeth Maes for Music, Movement, and More in the library's Sutton Room!  Lots of good fun and great music!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Disney Craft Camp: Week 3

For the third week of Disney Craft Camp, the kids made Monsters Inc. inspired ornaments of Mike Wazowski. Make your very own with plastic ornaments and acrylic glue from your nearest craft store!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Reading Bruins Event

Check out the kids of the Peabody Institute Library hanging out with the Boston Bruins prospects at our 2014 Summer Reading Kick-off!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Disney Craft Camp: Week 1

For the first week of Disney Craft Camp, the kids made Frozen themed slime with Ms. Morgan. They had a blast mixing the messy ingredients with glitter to make sparkly goo!


Paleontologist, Bob, visited the library and talked about the different kinds of dinosaurs, what they ate, the geologic periods in which they lived, and much more!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

You "Otter" read this book!

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to have a pet otter, this book will show you what it's like to witness a mischievous otter's adventures such as opening a toast restaurant with his best friend Teddy.  It's very funny and silly with cute illustrations, though I may rethink wanting a pet otter of my own!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ms. Linda's new children's books!

This week Ms. Linda made a visit to a few of the elementary schools in Peabody and showed students these great, new books. Come to the library and check them out for grades K-5!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Check out this event from one of our community partners!

Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program
Of Peabody, Danvers, Beverly, Topsfield, Middleton & Boxford
Invite You To 

“I am a Scientist”
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
McCarthy School Cafeteria
76 Lake Street, Peabody, MA 

 Curious Creatures, Museum of Science, Live Music with Karen Grenier and tons of hands-on science activities!

For families with children birth – 8 years old from Peabody, Danvers, Beverly, Topsfield, Middleton & Boxford
For more information about
Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Program

Funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools

Friday, June 13, 2014

New Audiobooks!

We have 18 new Audiobooks that arrived this month. Audiobooks are a great way to listen to your favorite books on the go and at home!

Come check out our new display!

Get acquainted with the sport of soccer, the World Cup, and the representing countries here at the library!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lots of New Board Books Arriving!

Stop in and check out some of our newest books for the tiniest of book lovers!  We will have the board books displayed on the window sills near the Board Book cases!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ducky Bots come to the Peabody Institute Library! 

Thursday, May 28th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm!

The Peabody Institute Library Creativity Lab is pleased to announce “DuckyBots”, an event that will invite kids of all ages to think like an engineer. It challenges participants to make a rubber duck swim using only a few simple electronic parts.  No registration is required in advance, just drop in! The event will be held, rain or shine, in the courtyard of the Main Library, at 82 Main St. in Peabody.  

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Bilingual Story Time in Portuguese and English on May 6th!  Kids joined Ms. Katia for stories in both languages and made cool dinosaur crafts!  We'll be hosting another Bilingual Story Time on June 3rd at 4:30, for more info or to sign up click here!

 Books and Bingo on May, 5th 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Things are moving around in the Children's Room!

It seems like spring might really be here to stay, and a few collections have moved in the Children's Room.  Slim Fiction and Caldecott Award winner books are now located on the same wall as Biographies and Folk and Fairytales.

Series books are along the back wall by the windows and are being reorganized into some snazzy new containers.

New books are outgrowing their space quickly!  They are still by the round tables, but also on top of the picture book stacks.  Please come and check out a few, or a dozen!