Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Library is now on Instagram!

You can follow us @peabodyinstitutelibrary and see photos from our Campaign for Reading and Imagination, which is to promote getting caught reading creatively and also celebrate the upcoming opening of our Creativity Lab!

We want to invite you to take photos of yourself or others reading creatively and add them to our campaign with the hashtag #imaginationcampaign. You can also tag the photos with

If you're an Instagram user simply search Instagram for #imaginationcampaign to see all the photos people have contributed.

If you're looking for some great books to read in your photos, there are tons of fun ones to choose from at the library!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Steve Blunt January 16th, 2014

Steve Blunt Concert Photos

Steve Blunt, award-winning kid's musician based in New Hampshire put on a concert for Peabody library goers on January 16th in the historic Sutton Room of the library.  Steve entertained us with songs played on the guitar, djembe drum and even the old brass!  Kids and grownups alike enjoyed dancing and singing along with shaker eggs and jingle bells. Steve will be coming back on March 20th at 10:30 AM for another concert.  Signup here!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Rainbow Loom 1/23/14

Rainbow Loom Craft on January 23rd, 2014 

from 4:00-5:00 PM in the Children's Room

 If you enjoy making Rainbow loom bracelets and other projects, come join us in the Children's room this coming Thursday!  We will provide elastics, but kids are welcome to bring a loom if they have one.  There's no charge for the program, but signup is required as space is limited.  Click here to sign up!

Wrestling books

Do you like wrestling and martial arts?

We just added several new wrestling books and and a few martial arts books to the collection.  They can be found in the New Nonfiction section in the Children's room.

New Space for New Books!

New Space for New Books!

New non-fiction, fiction and picture books are now all shelved on the same case. All of the newest books can be found on the case along the wall by the tables.  Come in and browse and check out a new book to read or a whole bunch.  Keep an eye on this section for new books as they arrive in our collection.

Yeeee-haw!  Two fun new cowgirl books!

Little Red Hot by Eric Kimmel is a re-telling of the story of Little Red Riding hood set in the wild, wild west.  Instead of a red hood, Little Red Hot wears a red cowgirl hat and has a love of chili peppers.  She goes off to visit her grandma with a spicy hot pepper pie she baked herself.

Every Cowgirl Goes to School, by Rebecca Janni is a sweet story of a young cowgirl named Nellie Sue on the first day of school and her adventures and misadventures with show and tell and new friends.  Nellie Sue has been in a few other stories by Rebecca Janni, such as Every Cowgirl Needs Dancing Boots, Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse, and Every Cowgirl Loves a Rodeo.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

On December 20th, 2013 dancers from the Boston Ballet visited the library to present a special Nutcracker themed story time.  Lots of fun was had by all, and they will be returning in March to present a Cinderella story time!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Special Storytime with author and illustrator Carla Marrero!

This Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 am in the Children's Room

Come join Carla as she reads her book Mimsie's Mouse!  After the story Carla will lead kids in a story themed craft.  Carla will be selling and signing books for any people interested, but purchasing a book is not required to attend the program.  Please sign up in advance as space is limited.  Click here to sign up!