Friday, December 18, 2015

Music, Movement, and More with MaryBeth Maes!

MaryBeth Maes brought lots of holiday energy to the Sutton Room this week! The kids shook their bells as they sang along to "Jingle Bells" and "I Have a Little Dreidel".

Holiday Cookie Decorating

This month Ms. Katia brought frosting and candy to the Children's Room to decorate cookies.  Everyone left with smiles and a festive holiday treat!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Music, Movement, and More with MaryBeth Maes! Wednesday, December 16th at 10:30 a.m. in the Sutton room of the Main Library!!!

For children ages 2 and up and their familes. Come join MaryBeth Maes, a singer/songwriter from the North Shore for a PreK show with Music, Movement, and More! Keeping it upbeat, silly and fun, all while learning, moving and singing. Old favorites, originals and fun with all different kinds of instruments.
Please register in advance as space is limited. This program is made possible by CFCE of the North Shore, funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care awarded to Peabody Public Schools. Click here to sign up:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

This coming Sunday, 11/22 at 1:30 P.M.!!!

Latin Drumming Workshop for Kids!!

For kids ages 6 and up.  Please sign up as class size is limited to 8 kids.
Join Greg Coles and learn some basics of Latin Drumming on a conga drum.  Greg teaches Latin Dance, African Dance and Drumming around the North Shore area and is a ton of fun to learn from!  Come make some noise and have some fun!
There is no charge for this program and all materials and instruments will be provided.  Parents may attend with their child if they wish, but are not required to.  Signup here:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Look what we have!!!!  For all you Star Wars fans out there, the Children's collection just got a subscription to Star Wars Rebels magazine!  And guess what?  You can check out issues for 3 weeks just like a book!  Not into Star Wars?  Check out some of the other cool magazines we have available like Monster High, Pop Star, Ladybug, Ask, and National Geographic for Kids!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sea Slugs and Manatees and Jellyfish and Squids!!!  Oh My!!!

Who would have thought sea slugs are actually quite pretty?  We have gotten lots of new non-fiction easy reader books in our Bullfrog collection!  Lots of new books on animals of all kinds, seasons, and holidays!  These books all have vibrant color photographs and simple text for beginning readers. Come check some out from the easy reading collection today!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Baby Storytime and Songs with MaryBeth Maes

Join singer/songwriter from MaryBeth Maes on Friday, October 16th from 10-10:45AM at the Main Library for Music, Movement, and More! Introduce your little ones (babies 0-24 months) to stories and songs while keeping it upbeat, silly and fun! To register for this program, or call (978) 531-0100 ext. 32.

Singing and Signing

On Wednesday, October 14th from 4-5pm at the Main Library, experienced educators Wendy Manninen and Vicki Marsh present their inter-generational, multi-sensory program Singing & Signing. Wendy and Vicki engage their audience with classic sing-a-long songs while using sign language. This program is a unique opportunity to improve motor function and cognition for participants of all ages. To register for this program, visit or call (978) 531-0100 ext. 32.

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.


Monday, February 23, 2015

2 more weeks of Zumba added!

Due to the library being closed due to snow in February on dates the zumba class was running, we added 2 additional classes in March on the 9th and 16th.  There is still room to sign up for any kids interested in coming to zumba, whether they are beginners or experienced.  Click here to sign up!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Queen Elsa

This week Queen Elsa from Arendelle visited the library. She told stories, played games, and sung songs with all of the boys and girls!