Storytime at the Museums

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Our bi-weekly Storytime program engages kids 18 months to 6 years old by focusing on play, Newton's history, literacy, and lessons from our museums. Each 30-45 minute program includes reading from a children's book, an activity, and a museum takeaway.


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Program Schedule

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March 1 at 10:30 a.m.
In the Library

Learn how much fun a library can be with Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm.  Children will then be invited to create their own book, which can be added to each time they come back for Storytime. This program will be held in the Dewing Library Exhibit at the Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds.

 Amelia Bedilia, Bookworm

March 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Growing Up in the 19th Century

This week preschoolers and their caregivers will get a glimpse into 19th century life with The Ox Cart Man. They will get to interact with household items from our collection and learn about growing up in Newton in the 19th century at the Jackson Homestead.

 The Ox Cart Man
March 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Newton was home to one of the nation's first professional female architects, Annie Cobb. Preschoolers and their caregivers will be introduced to architecture with Gail Gibbon's How a House is Built, and will be able to construct their own houses to take home from the Jackson Homestead.

 How a House is Built

April 12 at 7:00 p.m.
American Revolution

With the upcoming Patriot's Day holiday in mind, preschoolers and their caregivers will be introduced to one of the most prominent figures of the revolution with My Little Golden Book About George Washington by Lori Haskins Houran.  Children will create a flag to take home from the Durant-Kenrick House & Grounds, and begin to explore some of the themes of the revolution.

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