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Fizz! Boom! Read!
This year’s summer reading adventure is coming to a library near you!!—

Signups begin Saturday, June 21!
Fizz, Boom, Read!

When you sign up at either branch, you’ll get a packet that explains: our ever popular guessing jar and trivia contests (with prizes), how to win a prize at the end of the summer as well as receive a free t-shirt, and how to keep track of your reading online if you’re spending the summer away.

This year, get your name up on our wall of reading fame— no special lists, no restrictions on what you read.

(paid for by the Framingham Cultural Council and Friends of the Framingham Library as well as our t-shirt sponsors)  

Middle Schools eBook Summer Reading Page

  Main Library Special Events

Weekly Storytimes: Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, some school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.
- Ages 2–3½: Wednesdays 10:15–10:45am - OR - Thursdays 10:15–10:45am.
- Ages 3½–5: Wednesdays 1:15–2:00pm.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Saturdays August 2 and 16, and Fridays August 8 and 22, 10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
Come sing and play and with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time! Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success.

Norman Ng, The Norman Magic Experience
Wednesday July 30, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Ages 5 and up

Norman combines original and amazing magic tricks with his unique style of storytelling, action and audience interaction. The curtain is pulled back, and the audience is invited to a world where anything is possible!  

Bedtime Book Bingo
Thursday July 31, 7:00-8:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 5 and up

Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo and find some bedtime books for pre-sleep reading.  

Family Game Night
Monday August 4, 7:00-8:30pm, Costin Room, Ages 5 Norman Ngand up. Registration required for using the Wii.

Drop in for some board game fun and a chance to take part in some Wii Mario Kart action.  

Ice Cream Social and Movie Matinee
Wednesday August 6, 2:00-4:30pm, Costin Room, Ages 5 and up.

Come be surprised with a popular movie and enjoy our annual ice cream social to celebrate the wrap-up of a successful summer reading program.

Pitter Patter Puppets
Saturday August 9, 10:00-11:00am, Costin Room, Ages 3-5.

Take part in some interactive puppet plays specifically designed to stimulate language, literacy, sensory awareness, problem solving, self-expression, World Rhythmsphonemic awareness, and story creation.  

Tony Vacca and Abdou Sarr: World Rhythms
Wednesday August 13, 3:00-4:00pm, Woodrow Wilson School, Ages 6 and up.

Join us for a visually stunning and musically astounding program from internationally famous percussionist, Tony Vacca, with the additional bonus of Abdou Sarr, a dynamic dancer from Senegal, West Africa, performing as well. Expect a high energy participatory performance!

Family Craft Night
Thursday August 14, 7:00-8:30pm, J Program and Craft Rooms, Ages 3 and up.

Drop in and use a selection of materials donated by A.C. Moore to create some cool crafts.  

Bedtime Book Bingo
Monday August 18, 7:00-8:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 5 and up.

Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo and find some bedtime books for pre-sleep reading.

Family Film Night—Rio 2, Rated G
Tuesday August 19, 7:00-8:45pm, Costin Room, All Ages.

Jewel, Blu and their three kids are leaving their life in Rio for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters that are born to be wild. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.  

Friday Flick—The Nut Job, Rated PG for mild action and rude humor
Friday August 22, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All Ages at parents’ discretion.

Follow the travails of Surly, a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend, Buddy, who plan a nut store heist of outrageous proportions but unwittingly find themselves embroiled in a much more complicated and hilarious adventure!  

Brincadeira e Contos em Português!
Sábado, 23 de Agosto, 11h, J Program Room, Idades 3-6.

Venha brincar, cantar, e ouvir contos em Português com Tia Catarina!  

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    McAuliffe Branch Special Events

Weekly Storytimes
Mondays 10:00-10:20am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 2-4, Drop-in  

Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime
Tuesdays 10:00am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 0-2 with an adult.

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Jamming at the Library
Wednesday July 30, 7:00-8:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Grades K-3. Registration required.

Playful Tunes will be bringing their large collection of exciting instruments for you to try out and play, there will also be musical activities and a marching band, everyone will make music together!  

Drop-in Craft
Wednesday August 13, 1:00-3:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Grades K and up.

Create your own Robot Vest at this drop in craft then look for some books to help you impersonate a robot!  

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    Preschool Storyhours

Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and the occasional thematic craft time.

Main Library, 49 Lexington Street
508-532-5570 x4336

2 to 3 1/2 Year Old Storytimes
J Program Room

Wednesdays 10:15-10:45am or Thursdays 10:15-10:45am
3 1/2 to 5 Year Old Storytimes
J Program Room

Wednesdays 1:15-2:00pm

McAuliffe Branch, corner of Nicholas and Water Streets
508-532-5636

2 to 4 Year Old Storytime
Mondays 10:00-10:20am
Drop-In Baby Lapsit Storytime
0-2 years old with an adult
Tuesdays 10:00am 
Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time! Parents can network while babies pick up phonemic awareness, one of the foundations for successfully learning to read. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

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Framingham FAB (Family Advisory Board)
The Library is interested in starting a Family Advisory Board to help us plan and schedule programming and services through the Children’s Department that will be entertaining, educational and/or useful to, as well as popular with, library members of all ages. We may discuss a different topic every month such as using social media in programs, getting ready for Kindergarten, brain building in preschoolers and elementary students, what you are looking for in school vacation week programs, programs in other languages, etc. We’d like to make Framingham FAB. Please contact Lucy Loveridge, lloveridge@minlib.net, with your best times for getting together. 

Need homework help?
Come to the Homework Center at the Framingham Public Library!

Monday through Thursday 3:00pm to 5:0
0pm
- Dedicated computers
- Free tutoring servicesIMLS
- Research resources
- Homework supplies

We provide free tutoring and homework help for all Framingham middle and high school students! Our tutors are matched with individual students for ongoing academic support.

Come for help with homework assignments, school reports and projects (individual and group.) We have computers, a color printer and any supplies that you need to achieve academic success (including snacks!)

No appointment needed, Just drop by the Young Adult Center!
Questions? Contact Judy Gatlin at jgatlin@minlib.net
The Homework Center is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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