During the month of April, the Library is hosting a Wonder’ful Community Read! The books “Wonder” and “We’re All Wonders”, both written by R.J. Palacio, appeal to a variety of ages and reading levels and all are invited to participate.
Events and community discussions are planned around the book’s themes of kindness and friendship throughout the month of April. We’re looking forward to a partnership with Lynnfield for Love and their “One Love” event; all ages book talks; a community member panel discussion; storytimes at Market Street and more! The Lynnfield Rotary is also providing support as part of their Education & Literacy Initiative.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Community Reader Storytime - Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Each Monday, we’ll be joined by a special guest reader from the Lynnfield community!
Monday, April 9 – Nurse/Doctor storytime with Ms. Diane
Monday, April 23 – French/English Stories with Ms. Nathalie
Monday, April 30 – Library Storytime with Ms. Holly
Wonder'ful Wednesday Activity - Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Join us on Wednesdays to make a special craft! All ages are welcome, no registration is required.
Wednesday, April 4 – Book Cover Designs
Wednesday, April 11 – Wonder’ful Words
Wednesday, April 18 – Kindness Rocks
Wednesday, April 25 – Wonder’ful Portraits
Wonder'Ful Storytime at MarketStreet Lynnfield - Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Jonathan will be making a special trip up to the green at MarketStreet for Friday storytimes! All ages are welcome, no registration is required. Please see the schedule and weekly themes listed below. In the event of inclement weather, storytimes will be relocated to the Lynnfield Library
Friday, April 6 – Kindness
Friday, April 13 – Ukulele Storytime with Ms. Nicolle
Friday, April 20 – Courage
Friday, April 27 – Friendship
Pumpernickel Puppet Show - April 2
For nearly 40 years the Pumpernickel Puppets have captivated audiences of all ages with humorous and colorful adaptations of classic folk and fairy tales. The Pumpernickel Puppets have had the honor of appearing at The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA and the prestigious International Festival of Puppetry sponsored by the Jim Henson Foundation in New York.
All ages are welcome, no registration is required.
Monday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Lynnfield Reads Together: A Collaborative Day of Wonder - April 3
On April 3rd, community members and Rotarians will be visiting the elementary schools to read the book “We’re All Wonders” to the students. Middle School students will also partake in a day of reading of the books Wonder and related texts.
The Library invites you to participate in a day of collaborative reading across the town! Let us know that you took part in this special day by sharing your favorite parts of the book, or send us a picture of you reading to your friends, children, parents, pets, or stuffed animals!
(You can also email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or share in person, too!)
One Love, a Lynnfield for Love event - April 7
Book Discussion (Wonder) - April 12
Join us to discuss the book, “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio.
Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. on the Library Mezzanine. All are welcome, though the program is intended for adults, and no registration is required.
Family Book Discussion - April 21
Everyone is invited to this family book discussion! We’ll be discussing the books “Wonder” and “We’re All Wonders” by R.J. Palacio and the themes of kindness, courage, and friendship.
Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the Children’s Room
Community Member Panel Discussion - April 28
Everyone is invited to attend a panel discussion by local Lynnfield residents on kindness, courage, and community.
Saturday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m.
During the month of April, don’t forget to bring your family and friends to complete the Storywalk at MarketStreet Lynnfield! The book “We’re All Wonders” by R.J. Palacio will be on display.