Children’s Books Galore at Bargain Prices

If you’re interested in buying children’s books for $1 or less: Come on down!

There are many shelves of children’s books to choose from at the Friends of the Waltham Public Library‘s annual Book Sale. We’re open during library hours (closing 30 minutes early) until Wednesday, October 3.

Half Price Sale: Sunday, September 30, 1 – 4:30 pm
$5/box Sale: Monday – Wednesday, October 1 – 3, 9am – 8:30pm

See you there!

Scarecrows and Learning

I started coming to the library as a child with a mom who was passionate about learning. It wasn’t unusual for her to consult an old family encyclopedia on one topical entry and for us to find her an hour or so later looking at various surrounding topics. As another school year has begun children will be coming to the library doing school projects. We also love to see them coming in to find out about stuff they are simply interested in.

Our collection has information books for children of various ages. For younger children we have an Easy Non-fiction collection in row 12 organized by topics (animals, body & health, bugs, community, general, habitats, math, pets, science, sports, transportation & vehicles, weather). For older children we have a large Non-fiction collection on various topics organized by Dewey decimal number in rows 2-7. For children who like to look at encyclopedias, those that circulate are located in row 8. The library also provides access to several databases for children through which they can find information on a variety of topics.

I remember the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz as a character who was seeking knowledge. This Saturday, September 15th during the children’s drop-in craft from 10:30-11:15 we will be making a scarecrow doorknob hanger. We also will be making a leave doorknob hanger to welcome foliage season. Come make a craft with us and check out our books about scarecrows or autumn.

Posted by Lisa

Primary Day — September 6

Tomorrow is Massachusetts Primary Day, so go out and exercise your right to vote! Here is all of the information that you need to make voting seamless:

  1. Polls are open from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  2. Find your polling place. Type in your address at this site from the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth and find out your polling site.
  3. If you’re planning to vote as a Democrat, take a peek at the Democratic ballot for Waltham voters.
  4. If you’re planning to vote as a Republican, take a peek at the Republican ballot for Waltham voters.
  5. Not registered to vote? It’s too late for tomorrow, but you can download a Mail in Voter Registration form in time to vote for the November 6 election. The deadline to register for the November election is October 17. You can also pick up a Mail in Voter registration form at the library’s reference desk or go in person to the Waltham City Clerk’s Office.
  6. Going out of town for the November election? Download an absentee ballot request form, or go in person to the Waltham City Clerk’s office.
  7. More questions? Contact Waltham City Clerk, 781-314-3120 or Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1-800-462-VOTE, 617-727-2828

posted by Laura