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 anadoptable 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.
Schedule: Held between the second Friday in September to the second Friday in June, from 10:30 – 11:00am in the Education & Training Room. 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 10:15am. We do not hold Little Bookworms during Massachusetts School Vacation weeks, or if Methuen Public Schools are canceled due to inclement weather conditions.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. We also offer private sessions during the week for a small donation – please email us email@example.com 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!