Library fun over break: Hot cocoa storytime, Lego play, chess, and magic

Above: The Library has planned some free fun for kids after Christmas. (images from Library Facebook page, Magician Stephen Brenner’s website, and of Legos from flickr by Benjamin Esham)

It has been a busy time of year for public events. That’s about to quiet down, but the Southborough Library will offer some fun for kids on school break. Here are the dates to save.

First, they will be taking a break for Christmas Eve and Day, so be sure to check out materials or passes by Monday at 5:00 pm.

PJ Storytime from last Christmas break (cropped from Facebook)They’ll reopen on Thursday, December 26th.

At 4:00 pm that day, Children’s Librarian Kim Ivers will hold her annual winter break storytime with Hot Chocolate. Kids are encouraged to come in their pjs. This year, the fun will take place in the downstairs Eaton Meeting room.

Kids' lego creations on display in the Children's Room (cropped from Facebook)On Friday, December 27th, the Library offers two drop-in choices for fun.

From 10:30 am – 4:00 pm kids can build with Legos in the Eaton Meeting Room. They can build creations to be displayed in the Children’s Room. (Parent attendance is required. The activity is geared towards ages 4 and older.)

Chess play at the Library (from Facebook)That afternoon, Drop-in Chess will take place from 2:30 – 4:30 pm on the main floor. All ages are welcome to play. (That’s also available this Friday, December 20th, in the Eaton Meeting Room.)

The following week, the Library is bringing in special entertainment.

Magician Stephen Brenner (from his website)On Monday, December 30th at 11:00 am, the Library will host a magic show for kids:

Magician Stephen Brenner will share magic and a surprise or two! This fun and engaging event is sponsored by Friends of the Southborough Library. All ages are welcome and registration is not required.

 The Library will close early on Tuesday, December 31st for New Years Eve (5:00 pm).

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