Wood Library hosts children's programs

By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
South Windsor - posted Thu., Feb. 17, 2011
Wood Library office assistant Beth Grigorian reads to the preschoolers during storytime, a free event at the Wood Memorial Library. Photos by Martha Marteney.
Wood Library office assistant Beth Grigorian reads to the preschoolers during storytime, a free event at the Wood Memorial Library. Photos by Martha Marteney.

The Wood Memorial Library and Museum hosts storytime for preschool-age children on Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. Library office assistant Beth Grigorian has been reading to the children for the past several years.

“She does everything,” said library volunteer Sandy Daigle, about Grigorian. Daigle started volunteering at the library three years ago.

In addition to the reading program, the children participate in an arts and crafts project, which is then taken home. The library also provides a snack.

In order to participate, the child must be accompanied by an adult, who remains at the library during the storytime. Although the program is free of charge, registration is needed.

There are several other programs for children and families coming up at the library. On Saturday, March 12, a new American Boy program is being hosted by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, which is especially designed for young boys and Boy Scouts. “It’s the first year we’ve run the American Boy program,” said John Wadhams, the library’s executive director. Starting at 2 p.m., the participants will learn how to identify animals by their tracks, first with a slide presentation and then a field trip behind the library. This may make some participants eligible for a merit badge. There is a $7 fee for this program, with a group rate of $5 per person for groups of 10 or more.

To register for the children's programs, call the library at 860-289-1783, e-mail wood.memorial.lib@sbcglobal.net, or visit the library to register.

On Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m., Hartt School of Music students Nelson Ebo and Miguel Campinho will perform a family concert. Originally from Angola, Ebo - a tenor - supplemented the family income by singing as a teenager. He moved to the United States in 2009. Campinho, a native of Portugal, is a classical pianist and vocal accompanist. “It's a serious concert, but geared to the sensibilities of the family,” noted Wadhams. The cost for the concert is $5 per person, with a maximum family charge of $10. Piano and voice students accompanied by a teacher will be admitted free of charge.

The Wood Memorial Library and Museum is located at 783 Main St., and is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Additional information is available on the website woodmemoriallibrary.org.


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