Education Programs

Little Bookworms Story Time

The “Little Bookworms” story time provides an age appropriate activity that fosters a sense of responsibility and compassion in our youngest visitors, from those in strollers to those in preschool.  We invite our community's youngest animal lovers to join us with their adult counterparts for weekly story time at 10:30am in our Education Room on Fridays, September through mid June.  During the half hour session, an animal-friendly short story is read to attendees, and we bring an adoptable animal into the room to visit.  Afterward, families are welcome to to head out to our adoption floor and look at the many animals here at Nevins Farm! Registration for individuals is not required.  And while there's no cost, donations are always welcome.

2014 Schedule: Every Friday at 10:30, except for the following dates: February 21st, April 25th, November 28th, and December 26th.  Little Bookworms does take a "summer vacation"; the last session for the spring is June 20th, and the programs resumes again on September 12th.  (Please note that if Methuen Public Schools are canceled due to inclement weather conditions, Little Bookworms will also be canceled for the day) 

Want to support Little Bookworms?  Consider donating an item from our Amazon Wish List!

Bringing a group: If you are planning to bring a group to story time, including a mother's club or small pre-K class of 10 or more people, please let us know in advance which date you're attending so that we can accommodate you: humaneeducation@mspca.org.  We also offer private sessions during the week for a small donation - please email us at humaneeducation@mspca.org to schedule a private session.

Getting to story time:  We host story time in the Rogers Family Foundation Education and Training Room, which is to the far left of the Noble Family Animal Care and Adoption Center (the large yellow and white building at 400 Broadway).  The Education Room has its own entrance, which we open at 10:25 am.  We use this room for other activities in the mornings, so unfortunately we cannot open the doors sooner.  The adoption center opens at 12:00 am on Fridays, so families are encouraged to visit our adoptable animals after story time!

What we read: Each week, a volunteer joins us at story time to greet visitors and read our feature story.  Books include fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.  Many have been awarded the Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, which honors books that promote the humane ethic of compassion and respect for all living things.  If you have a great book in mind for the "Little Bookworms" story time, please share it with us!

Story Time is supported by Align Credit Union