Today is Friday, February 1. Here are five things you need to know.
Take Your Kids to the Library: This Saturday, February 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., bring your kids by the Lynnfield Library for “Take Your Child to the Library Day.” Enjoy some puzzles, the puppet theater, or the children’s room collections.
eReaders: Speaking of the library, do you want to know more about how to use eReaders to download books? Assistant Library Director Samantha Cabral is giving weekly classes at the Lynnfield Library starting the week of February 12th. Click here for more information.
MIAA Wrestling: This weekend, the MIAA High School Division 3 state wrestling championships are at Wakefield Memorial High School, starting at 2 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Donated Children's Books Sought: Local nonprofit group BKP, which sends donated children’s books to libraries in the Philippines, reports that it could use some gently used elementary and preschool level storybooks. To donate books, contact Liz Freeman at781-246-2836, LindenTree85@comcast.net. In addition, monetary donations are always appreciated, as is any kind of help from new volunteers. The group meets most second and fourth Saturdays of each month during the school year in the Centre Congregational Church in Lynnfield for book-packing and has fundraising activities throughout the year. Their next scheduled book packing sessions are in the Centre Congregational Church basement in Lynnfield on Sat. Feb. 9 and March 9 at 9:30 am
Winter Bird Count: This weekend (Feb. 2-3), Mass. Audubon has their annual winter bird count statewide. The volunteer survey invites participants to list individual bird species and the greatest number of each seen at one time at their feeders and in their yards during that Saturday and Sunday. Record one count for each species seen then submit the simple report form to Mass Audubon. Participants’ names will be entered in a drawing to win one of several prizes. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, February 28. Information on how to participate and submit reports can be found at www.massaudubon.org/focus. Last year, nearly 100 species were reported in 292 communities statewide, thanks to more than 850 observers.