Have you ever just wanted to spend the afternoon at the Library, entertaining a preschooler and enjoying the company of other local families? If you answered “YES!,” we have the perfect program for you!
The Lunch Bunch is a collaboration between the Attleboro Public Library and the Project Connect Family Center CFCE. Each week that the program is in session, a dynamic duo, including Attleboro Children’s Librarian, Mrs. Brown, and an educator from Project Connect, invite families of children between the ages of 3-5 years old to visit the library to play, learn and eat together.
The focus of the Lunch Bunch is literacy and social interaction. Children are exposed to a variety of activities, as well as language in the varied stories that are read. They work closely with their parents to produce the art and craft project. Many families come weekly throughout the year. Lunch Bunch is a drop-in program, meaning that there is no need to register. Just come in and have fun! Visit the Library’s event calendar to keep up-to-date on when Lunch Bunch is scheduled.
The children and their adult (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, child care provider) play for a half hour from 11:30 am-12 pm for social interaction. At noon, the families are called in to eat their lunch and listen to stories read by Mrs. Brown. Once the story and lunch are finished, a craft relating to the story is set up.
Families may come and go as they please during the 1.5 hours. Siblings are always welcome!