Published January 31st, 2019
Playful families filled the library all month long with busy building sounds. We heard hammers tapping, tape measures whirring, and giant magnatiles tumbling to the ground. It was a busy construction zone in the library’s Playspace!
Families used the pegs over and over again as an amazing measuring tool. For instance, a hard-working kid repeated this blue-red-blue-red pattern all the way across the room. Other days, the pegs measured from the floor to ceiling, or the height of a person. The towers, snakes, and piles didn’t stay together for long, but we loved seeing all of the creative ideas!
Kids Cooking Green brought a kid-friendly recipe for Berry Smash Pancakes, showing how easily you can create a tasty breakfast treat without adding extra sugar. Because the cooking demonstrations involve very small groups, the library will host two more this winter.
Stop by the library to check out our newest playspace theme: “Let’s Move!” You can test your prowess on the balance beam or hop along colorful stepping stones. You can curl up with a cozy book in the tent, or see what our awesome wiggle worm loops can do. There’s lots of fun waiting for you!
The new playspace is made possible with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.