ATC Playground Progress Underway, Structures to Be Ordered Soon

The playground team and school committee members will be making the final decisions regarding the play structure that will be constructed at the Arthur T. Cummings School. The structure has been removed and disposed of and the surrounding area is currently fenced off. The playground team (Norah J. Grimes- ATC Principal, Andrea O’Leary-Assistant Principal, Nicole Gregory – Teacher, Jennifer Dobbins – Parent, ELizabeth Donovan-PT, Richard Lawton – Project Manager) has had several meetings with Ultiplay Parks and Playgrounds, and are currently in discussion over the budget and deciding on a play structure that will meet the needs of the students and allow for inclusive play and accessibility.

“Inclusive play and accessibility are important because we don’t want students to have to go to separate places to play and the structure needs to be enticing for all students to play in all areas,” said School Superintendent, Lisa Howard.

With a goal of making it playable for all students, the team has narrowed the choice down to two structures and a decision will be made early next week. Staying in line with the school theme, the colors of the structure will be blue and gold. The next step will be to move into the ordering phase and discuss potential installation dates.

What’s Happening at the Winthrop Public Library in February?

The following programs will be offered at the Winthrop Public Library, 2 Metcalf Square.  Library regular hours are as follows: 

Monday 10-6

Tuesday 11-8

Wednesday 10-8

Thursday 11-8

Friday 10-5

Saturday 10-5


Tuesday, Feb. 11 and 25, 5:30 p.m. : Tech Drop-In – Evening Sessions

On Tuesdays, we offer free basic computer help and assistance with library resources. Come by and work with staff on: basic computer skills, ereaders and mobile devices, web searching, email, library resources (Overdrive, Gale Databases,, and more). A full list of dates can be found here.

Saturday, Feb. 22 and 29, 10:30 a.m.: Baby Portrait Drawing

This eight-week course will make you the artistic envy of family, friends, and neighbors! Basic face sketching, establishing and mastering facial proportions, skin toning, hair texture, and facial expression will be developed week by week.

Saturday, Feb. 22 and 29, 12:00 p.m.: Creative Writing

This eight-week course will focus on expressive writing in many different forms of original writing 

Teens and Tweens

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.: Lego Club

Lego Club is on the first and third Wednesday of every month in the Hazlett Room.


Monday, Feb. 10, 17, and 24, 10:30 a.m.: Toddler Craft Time

Toddlers can join us every Monday for a craft project.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m.: Little Wiggles

Clap your hands, stomp your feet & wiggle with the beat! This is a high-energy music and movement program where your children will be wiggling and giggling throughout. Ages 2-5 years.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.: Lego Club

Lego Club is on the first and third Wednesday of every month in the Hazlett Room.

Friday, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10:30 a.m. : Storytime – Infants & Toddlers


Friday, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28,, 11:30 a.m. : Storytime – Preschoolers

Storytime is every Friday in the Children’s Room.

 Library Announcements

The Library will be Closed on Monday, Feb. 17 for Presidents’ Day.

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You can always find more information about our programs on our calendar, on Facebook, or by calling 617-846-1703.

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