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350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
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293 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
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565 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
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1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632
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400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 687-7453
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347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970
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Little Bookworms Story Time

At Nevins Farm

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 in our Education Room on Fridays. During the half hour session, we read an animal friendly short story, and we bring in an adoptable animal to visit with the attendees.  Afterward, families are welcome 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.

Little Bookworms dates for April 2204: 4/5 & 4/12

Schedule For the School Year: Held on Fridays mid September to early June, from 11:00am – 11:30am in the Education & Training Room (located to the far left of the Nobel Family Animal Care and Adoption Center). Please note that the animal shelter is closed to the public during this time, and you will not be able to enter the building any earlier than 10:50am – but you are welcome to walk around the property and take a look at our farm animals if you would like to arrive early! There is always at least one Friday a month that the program will not be held, so please check this page, or our Facebook group, for the monthly schedule, as well as any weather related cancellations. 

Schedule for the Summer: Held from the third Friday in June to the second Friday in August, from 11-11:30am outdoors at the “Big Tree” near our outdoor horse riding ring. Our outdoor version of Little Bookworms is “picnic style” so feel free to bring a blanket, snacks and any outdoor toys your child might want to play with during story time. We do not hold Little Bookworms in the event of inclement weather during the summer, such as rain, or extreme heat.

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!

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