Engaging Methuen Readers

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Start U Reading @ Nevins Library

Start U Reading! with Governor Charlie Baker and a visit from Winnie the Pooh

The Nevins Library will host a Start U Reading! Event — May 30 at 10:00 am — in the Great Hall.

Families are invited to participate in this special storytime and related activities with our guest reader Governor Charlie Baker. At the end of storytime all participants will have an opportunity to meet Winnie the Pooh and have their photo taken together. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for photos of their children with Winnie the Pooh. Families will also receive a fun goody bag to bring home while supplies last. Please register online to attend this event.

Start U Reading! is provided FREE of charge by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA). The Start U Reading Series is one of MEFA’s statewide early college planning initiatives designed to introduce young students to the joy of reading and literacy through interdisciplinary activities.

To register for this event, click here.  For more information, call the Children’s Department at 978-686-4080 x26.


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Celebrating Winnie-the-Pooh

Are you a fan of the original Winnie-the-Pooh books?  Those written about a young boy named Christopher Robin and his adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood?

Thanks to a wonderful author named A.A. Milne we can enjoy the stories of Pooh and his friends Pigley, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and of course Tigger.  His stories were written for his son, Christopher Robin, and were based on the Five Hundred Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest where they would take walks together.

Today, January 18th, we celebrate the birthday of this enchanting writer and his delightful stories about a boy and his bear.

By the way, “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear,” illustrated by Sophie Blackall, is the 2016 Caldecott Medal winner.