The Noyes Children's Library Foundation invites families to tune into free weekly storytimes on Tuesdays at 11am (EST), presented by the Foundation on Facebook Live (facebook.com/MakeMoreNoyes).
A storytime on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, will include D.C. stage actor and Kensington mom Karen Vincent reading The Snowy Day and other winter-themed books.
The storytime can be viewed live at 11am (EST) at facebook.com/MakeMoreNoyes. Storytimes with Vincent continue weekly on Tuesdays at 11am on Facebook Live.
A stroll through historic Kensington, Maryland, will offer families a self-guided, socially distanced outing to read the book The Mitten by Jan Brett in store windows. The Ktown StoryWalk® by the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation will start at Frankly...Pizza! (10417 Armory Ave.) and features pages from the wintry children’s book spread out over 15 storefronts. The StoryWalk® will be available from Jan. 10 to 31, 2021.
A map of the .3-mile route is online at https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1k2gsZzbHqXGjRGgoJmLxht50PhoL8uoC&usp=sharing.
A free craft kit tied into The Mitten will be available for pick up in a box outside the Noyes Library for Young Children (10237 Carroll Place, Kensington, MD 20895) on Saturdays and Sundays (9am to 4pm) for the duration of the StoryWalk®.
Families are encouraged to share a photo of the walk, a selfie at Noyes, and/or a photo of the completed craft on the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation Facebook page, post to Facebook and tag the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation, or post to Instagram and tag @makemorenoyes.
Families can also tune into free weekly storytimes on Tuesdays presented by the Foundation on Facebook Live. A storytime on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, will include D.C. stage actor and Kensington mom Karen Vincent reading The Mitten and other winter-themed books. The storytime can be viewed live at 11am (EST) or post-event by visiting facebook.com/MakeMoreNoyes. Storytimes with Vincent continue weekly on Tuesdays at 11am on Facebook Live.
The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation works to raise funds, enhance early literacy programs, and inspire community engagement so that all children can discover the wonder of books through Noyes Children’s Library. The Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit founded in 1991 to raise funds for the historic Noyes Children’s Library, a specialized branch of Montgomery County Public Libraries in Kensington, Maryland. The all-volunteer Foundation has grown to support the library’s mission in many ways, and now, in cooperation with Montgomery County, the Foundation is leading the Make MORE Noyes Renovation Campaign to make Noyes universally accessible, while expanding its space and early literacy mission. For more information, go to noyeslibraryfoundation.org.
StoryWalk® is a registered trademark of Anne Ferguson. For more information go to https://www.kellogghubbard.org/storywalk.
The Saturday morning sun was shining on Noyes as elected officials from the State of Maryland, Montgomery County and the Town of Kensington came to the Noyes Children's Library Foundation's Open House on June 8, 2019. The Open House was a chance for officials to get to know Montgomery County Public Library's "special branch" and to learn more about the Make MORE Noyes Renovation Campaign.
Delegates Al Carr, Jared Solomon and Emily Shetty, Maryland Senator Jeff Waldstreicher, and County Council members Will Jawando and Gabe Albornoz were among the officials and family members who got to tour the one-story building and learn about plans to expand it to three stories within the 1893 footprint. Kensington Mayor Tracey Furman and Town Council member Conor Crimmins represented the Town of Kensington's strong support for the Make MORE Noyes Renovation.
Kensington - An event designed for train enthusiasts—from the littlest fans to the oldest history buffs and everyone in between—will transform Kensington Town Hall into a model train spectacular on September 8 and 9, 2018.
The National Capital Trackers, a local club, will run “O” gauge electric trains on multiple layouts, with flourishes such as train whistles, steam, depots and bridges giving visitors lots to marvel at.
Called “All Aboard for Kensington,” the event in Kensington, Maryland, will also feature live music. Performers include The Dixie Land Express Band (Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Sisters Uke & Friends (Sept. 8, 2:30-4 p.m.) and railroad songs and stories by Matthew Dodd (Sept. 9, 1-4 p.m.). There will also be activities for kids.
The family-friendly event is sponsored by the Ditto Group of Long & Foster Real Estate and the Town of Kensington, and proceeds benefit the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation (noyeslibraryfoundation.org) and the Kensington Historical Society (kensingtonhistory.org).
“All Aboard for Kensington” Train Show
September 8 and 9, 2018
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$7; $2 children; $15 max per family
Kensington Town Hall (3710 Mitchell St., Kensington MD 20895)
The Fifth Annual Kensington Car Show raised nearly $10,000 for the Noyes Children's Library Foundation's Make MORE Noyes Renovation Campaign for a universally accessible and creatively expanded Noyes. Mario Bruno, owner of Kensington Service Station, Lake Liberty Chevy Chase, and Bruno's Classic Muscle, donates all funds raised through Car Show sponsors to the Campaign. With this year's donation, the Kensington Car Show has topped $25,000 in contributions to the Make MORE Noyes Campaign.
Our thanks to the 2018 Kensington Car Show Sponsors:
Premium Sponsors: Trick Trucks • Reliable Tire Co. • Winners Coating & Tinting • Strohsniders Hardware
Gold Sponsors: Frankly... Pizza! • R&B Steel Fabrications • Eaglestone Tax & Accounting • Lafayette Federal Credit Union
Silver Sponsors: Sage Consignment • International Oil & Energy Corp. • RBR Hunter Parts & Service • Dish & Dram • Myers Cycle Engineering • Splaine Security Systems
Bronze Sponsors: Unity Thunder • JHLM, Inc.
Also thanks to Kristen Haddeland, Independent Consultant, Usborne Books & More for donating a portion of her proceeds to the Make MORE Noyes Campaign!