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Sweet Meadow Farm hosts Sherborn storytime

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Sherborn kids recently hopped into Friday with a special morning storytime hosted at Sweet
Meadow Farm. Children’s Librarian Jessica George (aka Miss Jess) from the Sherborn Library
led an energetic and enriching morning of sharing stories, songs, and games.

Young visitors to the farm made their way past horses and cows upstairs to the Animal Science
Barn. They then got comfy on the couch or the floor alongside their grownups as Miss Jess
began reading “The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo” by Jonathan Allen, along with a couple
of other bunny-centric tales. Miss Jess implemented participation focused on early educational
literacy, as well as incorporating movement and song.

Then, to the delight of all assembled, then bunnies came out.

Children took turns petting Nestle, a two-year-old Dutch rabbit. Her soft brown flyback fur and
calm demeanor made her the center of attention. Sweet Meadow Office Manager and Riding
Instructor Lizzie Feldman explained that the farm was “excited to partner with Jessica and the
Sherborn Library to extend our education and love for animals. We always strive to teach the
children new things and build their confidence with the help of our animals.”

“We love collaborating with local organizations to bring our services out into the community,” she
continued, “and what a special place to do so! Not only do children and families get to enjoy
stories, music, and movement, but they also have a chance to interact with animals on the

Miss Jess brought along accessories, including a felt board for an interactive barnyard game,
and had children respond with animal sounds. She also brought along Mable, her ukelele, for
another form of storytelling. Kids shook out the sillies and sang the bunnies to sleep at the end
of their storytime.

The partnership between Sweet Meadow Farm and the Sherborn Library brought an extra level
of enrichment to the children’s days. Nestle was sweet and happy to be the object of affection
for the children’s storytime — and the kids, who got some excellent sharing and listening
practice (in addition to some quality time with a critter), were more than happy to oblige.

Miss Jess will be running more storytimes in the new Sherborn Library this month. For events
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