Kids and Family

Hi Everyone!  

My name is Kate Degan.  I teach 4th grade at Maple Street School in Manchester.  

Two things that I love in the summer are reading a good book and encouraging students to read over the summer.  

I have been teaching for over 10 years in grades K-5 and am a licensed reading specialist.  

I am hoping to offer weekly book clubs for elementary age students at Wilder Memorial Library.  

The purpose of this survey is to see what the interest is.  

This is a great opportunity to have fun and to practice reading skills over the summer in a small group setting.  

Please respond by May 31st.  

This survey is to gather information.  There will be more information to come.  


We have ready to make Crafts in our Children’s Library Room! Stop by anytime to make a fun card or decorations for family and friends!

Love is what makes the world go round!

We also have a new train set for play time – anytime!

Stay tuned for more Winter and Spring Programs coming soon!

Happy Winter 2023!

Looking for something fun to Read, Listen and Watch for Back to School?

We have many new and noteworthy books at the library.  Stop by to “check them out.”

Early Readers & Picture Books
Middle Grades
Young Adult

Hoopla! Read, Listen & Watch with your Library Card – Free!

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The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister, read by Ernest Borgnine

The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter, read by Rose Byrne

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Remember To Dream, Ebere, Written by: Cynthia Erivo Illustrated by: Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, Read by: Cynthia Erivo

As Fast As Words Could Fly, Written by Pamela M. Tuck, Illustrated by Eric Velasquez, Read by Dule Hill

“A very beautiful story, this one really touched my heart! ” (C. Mix)

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The Kiss That Missed, written & illustrated by David Melling, read by Karan Brar

Stain Glass Window inside the Wilder Memorial Library. Our own little Hogwarts corner of Weston Vermont.

Steve Swinburne, one of our favorite local Children’s Books Authors, from South Londonderry, Vt., reads from 3 of his animal books for Earth Day, 2020. We’ll keep this one up for awhile, as everyday, should be Earth Day!

Stephen Swinburne

Fun and Educational Resources for Kids and All Ages!

AMKK presents: Botanical Animation – The Story of Flowers

Four Science Vermont

VINS, ECHO, Fairbanks, and Montshire have developed this partnership to offer inter-institutional support, guidance, coordination, and strategic development of STEM experiences for Vermonters in this time of crisis. Each of us are drawing from its unique collections, areas of educational focus, and talents in engagement to provide a robust offering of learning experiences. Four Science Vermont

Students Can Respond to Daily Writing Prompts, Inspired by The New York Times, at Home for Free!

Vermont Institute of Natural Science – VINS At Home Education Resources

Vins Youtube Channel also contains many educational videos from staff.

Maple Sugaring Storytime from the Joslin Memorial Library, in Waitsfield, Vermont! Posted 03/31/20

Montshire Museum of Science

Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, to help kids continue dreaming, learning for free via Audible.  All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Virtual Field Trips

Daily P.E. Workouts for Kids

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators  SCBWI, Directory for Remote Learning Resources  (over 300 resources from children’s book writers, illustrators & organizations)   SCBWI, Directory for Remote Learning Resources

Go Comics!

Dani Duck – Fun For Kids!

Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online

Kate Messner, Read, Wonder and Learn!

Kids can Watch Astronauts Read Stories From Space

NASA has a treat for you!  Their entire collection of images, sounds, and videos are  available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like.

Discover Smithsonian’s Learning Lab
Lots of Animal Fun from the San Diego Zoo
Actor Josh Gad Reads Books to Kids Online Nightly!

Cultural Resources for All Ages!

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, 1965

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals To Watch On Stage From Home

Explore National Parks via 360 Degree Virtual Tours

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tour 12 Famous Museums Around the World
Tour Six Beautiful Italian Museums from Home
Take Ivy League Courses Online – Free!

Here are a few more of our favorite videos from Storyline Online – enjoy!

The Empty Pot, Written & Illustrated by Demi, read by Rami Malek

Guji Guji, Written & Illustrated by Chih-Yaun Chen, Read by Robert Guillaume

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How I Learned Geography, written & Illustrated by Uri Schulevitz, read by Ed O’Neill

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Please Please the Bees, by Gerald Kelley, read by Rashida Jones

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Catching the Moon, written by Crystal Hubbard, illustrated by Randy DuBurk, read by Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell

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Lotus and Feather, written by Ji-li Jiang, Illustrated by Julie Downing, read by Michelle Yeoh

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Me and My Cat?, by Satoshi Kitamura, read by Elijah Wood

from Storyline Online!

Library Lion, by Michelle Knudsen, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, read by Mindy Sterling

And there’s More!
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

We hope you enjoy these stories and that you will check back with us for new information, resources and more storytelling!