October 22, 2017

Children's Activities at Seekonk Library

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Build a Better World Summer Reading Program
There's still plenty of time to sign-up and read at Seekonk Library's Summer Reading Program! Readers of all ages with explore the theme “Build a Better World” during Seekonk Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program. Sign up for the Library’s online reading program at seekonkpl.org/children and simply keep track of how much time is spent reading. Registration is on-going throughout the summer with raffle prizes and the weekly “free book giveaways”. Summer reading is fun, educational and most importantly, helps children maintain the valuable reading skills they gained throughout the school year.

The 2017 Children’s Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, raffle prizes, storytimes, special programming and more. For more information, call the Library at 508-336-8230 x56140 or visit the library’s website at seekonkpl.org/children or seekonkpl.org/teens

“Summer Slide”
Slides are fun except when they refer to learning loss. By the time a struggling reader reaches middle school, summer reading loss can accumulate into a two year lag in reading achievement which affects a child’s overall learning. Prevention of “summer slide” for all readers can be combated by having children read something every day. Encourage your child to take advantage of every opportunity to read. In the morning, the newspaper, comics or weather report. In the afternoon, tv schedules, magazines or online resources. Link you child’s interests with television programs. For example, if your daughter enjoys cooking shows, have her find a recipe on the network’s website. Suggestions for end-of-day reading include having your child read a chapter or more from a book they’ve already started or reread a book they loved before.

Library summer reading programs are another way to combat “summer slide”. Libraries offer online reading trackers, reading incentives, storytimes, literacy based activities, and exciting programming and activities to engage children of all ages. With a 2017 theme of “Build a Better World”, Seekonk Public Library’s self-paced, Summer Reading Program runs throughout the summer and there's still plenty of time to sign up and read! For more details visit seekonkpl.org/children for details or call 508-336-8230 x56140


Seekonk Library announces the following programs for children and families for August

Storytimes

Seekonk Library storytimes focus on the five principles of reading readiness from the Every Child Ready to Read program. These principles are talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. No registration for our storytimes but a SAILS Library Card is required.

Lapsit (0-2 Years)
Monday, August 7 at 10 am
Includes a story, fingerplays, music, a musical instrument experience and yes, BUBBLES!

Toddler (2 and 3 year olds)
Tuesdays, August 1, 8 at 10 am
Includes stories, music, a musical instrument experience, an early learning take-home activity and bubbles.

Family Storytime and Playgroup (0-5 year olds)
Thursday, August 3, 10 at 10 am
Stories and music followed by learning in a playgroup setting.

Build a Better World
Wednesday, August 2 at 1:30 pm
Let's meet to build a better community through our actions! On August 2nd we'll paint kindness rocks. Bring a flat, smooth rock if you have one or paint one of ours. School age. Drop-in

Lunch Bunch
Thursdays, August 3, 10 at 12:30 pm
Let's talk about books! Bring your lunch and a blanket and we'll sit outside and discuss what we've been reading. School-age. Drop-in.

Kids Movie Matinee
Friday, August 4 at 1 pm
Drop in
Sit in air conditioned comfort and enjoy a new family movie with popcorn. We can't list the title but can you guess what it is from this description? "A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co."

Bill Harley Concert
Monday, August 7, 6 pm
Enjoy the sounds of Seekonk's Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and storyteller, Bill Harley.

Mystic Aquarium Touch Tank
Tuesday, August 15, 5- 7 pm
Explore a touch tank with lobsters, horseshoe crabs, snails, and shellfish. Presented by Mystic Aquarium. Registration required.

Kindergarten, Here I Come!
Thursday, August 24 at 10 am
Children entering Kindergarten this year are invited to attend this special storytime. Enjoy stories, a craft and an opportunity to board a school bus just for fun. Register online.

Summer Reading Celebration Night at McCoy Stadium
Wednesday, August 23
Children who signed up for Seekonk Library's Summer Reading Program are entitled to a free ticket for the Paw Sox game on Wednesday, August 23. The game starts at 7:05 but children are invited to gather at 6:15 for a special ceremony where their reading accomplishments will be acknowledged. Reserve your child's free ticket by picking up an order form in the Children's Room at Seekonk Library. Highlights for this special event include an invitation for children to go out onto the field before the game starts and to have a group photograph taken at that time. Families are encouraged to join in the fun and as we recognize every child's summer reading accomplishments! Call 508-336-8230 x56140 for more details.

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