Summer Children’s Room Activities

As the end of the school year approaches let the Children’s Room help keep your family occupied this summer:

  • Have your children join the Summer Reading Club.  This year’s theme is “One World, Many Stories”.  Children will see how many books they can read as a group.  When they check out books, they will have a chance to win weekly prizes.
  • Take out a book about sports or activities you can do together outside.  Look at the call number j796 in row 6.
  • Borrow books on summer reading lists or books for children preparing for Kindergarten.
  • Borrow a museum pass.  You can visit a zoo, see the Pawtucket Red Sox play, or enjoy various other area museums at reduced admission.
  • Rent movies.  Keep cool inside whether you are watching new releases or Disney classics.  Remember that Thursday is 2 for 1 day!
  • Bring your children (grades 3-5) to build Legos on the 4th Monday of the month.  There is a new theme each month.
  • Bring your preschoolers to drop-in Summer storytimes on various Thursday mornings.
  • Attend our monthly drop-in Saturday craft.
  • Broaden your horizons.  Summer is a great time for kids to find a new author to enjoy or explore a new non-fiction topic.
  • Use our computers.  The Children’s Room has computers available with preloaded activities as well as those for internet/game use. Adults can borrow laptops from the Circulation department for up to 2 hours and use them in the Children’s Room while they supervise their children.

posted by Lisa


AV Department is now hosting a SPEED VIEW collection of DVDs.  These are non-requestable, non-renewable copies of new, hot titles.  They will be extra copies, in addition to the ones we need for filling requests. Purchased by the Friends of the Waltham Public Library, these DVDs are rented for $1 and will check out for 3 days.  Since these extra copies won’t be filling requests, they should turn over very quickly and give browsing patrons opportunities to find brand new titles available. Keep an eye out for bright pink SPEED VIEW labels in the new release area of the Audio-visual Room.

Happy Viewing!

posted by Deb 6-13-2011

Waltham Public Library Displays!

I love to look at the displays here at the Waltham Public Library.  We have so many and they are so varied!   Check them out next time you’re in the library.  They are located in the children’s room, the fiction room, the reference room, the display cases, the av room, in front of the Circulation desk, and in the  lobby by the browsing room.  Take a look!

the May India display with staff member Bela Kaul

the May India display with staff member Bela Kaul

Maxine Trainors Nesting Dolls exhibit

Maxine Trainor's Nesting Dolls exhibit

patron Tammy Rose looking at staff picks exhibit

patron Tammy Rose looking at staff picks exhibit

Doreen Buchinskis June display!

Doreen Buchinski's June display!