December Children's Activities at EP Libraries
All Aboard The Polar Express! December 2-12
Polar Express themed activities for children of all ages. If kids attend at least one activity at each of our three library locations, they will receive a special Polar Express bell. Registration is not required for any of the Polar Express activities.
Polar Express Book Reading & Family Movie @ Weaver Library
Wednesday, December 4, 5:45-7:45
Make an ornament, listen to the reading of the book The Polar Express written & illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, and watch the 2004 movie (rated G, 100 min.).
Bring your own movie snacks.
Santa Visit & Cookie Decorating @ Weaver Library
Tuesday, December 10, 3:00-6:00
Bring the whole family to visit with Santa! Kids can also decorate (and eat!) holiday cookies.
Hot Cocoa & Card Making @ Fuller Creative Learning Center
Monday, December 2, 3:30-4:30
Make your own holiday card from scratch while enjoying homemade hot cocoa. Be sure to grab a copy of the recipe so you can make it again at home.
Sweet Treats & Letters to Santa @ Fuller Creative Learning Center
Monday, December 9, 3:30-4:30
Write your letter to Santa, learn a new recipe, and help to make a sweet snack for everyone to try.
•Polar Express Yummy Train Craft @ Riverside Library
Thursday, December 5, 3:30-4:30
Use graham crackers, frosting and candy to make this delicious train.
Reindeer Ornament @ Riverside Library
Thursday, December 12, 3:30-4:30
Use popsicle sticks, chenille stems, and googly eyes to make an adorable reindeer, We’ll even have red pompoms to make a Rudolph nose.
Big Blue Blocks @ Weaver
Thursdays, December 5 & 12, 9:30-11:30 for ages 1-6
Monday, December 23, 9:30-11:30 & 2:00-4:00 for all ages
Bring your child to build and play with our large foam blocks. This is an open-ended play activity. Children will create, explore, solve, and imagine which helps to build their brain development, builds important creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and contributes to emotional well-being. For ages 1-6. Registration is not required.
Sit Stay Read @ Weaver Library
Read to Daniel the Cockerspaniel! Reading aloud to therapy dogs can help children who struggle with reading.
Weaver - Call 401-434-2453 to schedule a 15 minute session.
Monday, December 30, 5:30-7:30
Riverside Library - Call 401-433-4877 to schedule a 15 minute session.
Monday, December 9, 5:30-7:30
Family Movie @ Riverside Library
Thursday, December 26, 2:00
Bring the family to see Toy Story 4 (2019, rated G, 100 min.)
Movie snacks will be served, but you may also bring your own.
Sportstacking @ Weaver Library
Friday, December 27, 2:00-3:00 for kids in grades 2-5
Physical Education and SportStacking instructor Glenn Costello will lead this workshop. SportStacking has been termed a “track meet for your hands at warp speed.” It’s an exciting sport where students up stack and down stack 12 specially designed cups called Speed Stacks in predetermined sequences as fast as they can. Stackers race against the clock and compete in relays.
SportStacking helps to improve kids’ fine motor skills, sequencing skills, concentration, focus, eye-hand coordination, ambidexterity, reaction time, and more! Plus, it’s super fun! Registration required. Register on our website or call the library at 401-434-2453.
Mad Science “Fire & Ice” Show @ Weaver Library
Monday, December 30, 2:00-3:00 for families with children ages 3+
This spectacular show thrills audiences with impressive science experiments. The event includes foggy dry ice storms and demonstrates how giant beach balls can float in the air. Students are amazed by sizzling, shivering scissors and special bubbly showers! Registration is not required for this performance, but arrive early as space is limited.
The library matches volunteers, ages 13-adult, with elementary school children to read together for one hour each week at the library. For more information, call or stop into the Weaver Library (434-2453).
$$$ Read Down Your Fines $$$
Kids 16 and younger can “pay” their overdue fines by reading in the library. Just tell a librarian before you start reading, and when you finish reading, and we will waive $1 for every 30 minutes of reading.
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Weaver Memorial Library, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence, RI 401-434-2453
Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1:00-5:00
Riverside Branch Library, 475 Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside, RI 401-433-4877
Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 10-5
For more information, contact the location where the activity is being held, or the main Youth Services Department at 401-434-2453.