January 19, 2019

Children’s Programs at Seekonk Library


Picture This! Spring Photography for Kids
Saturdays, May 12, 19, 26, June 2 from 1 pm – 2: 30 pm
This special program offering will “open up the eyes” of children to see the world around them. Students in ages 8 + will learn camera operation, how to choose a subject, how to edit a photo and more. Simple digital cameras will be lent to each student for the entire four week program and students will be encouraged to take photos at local events such as, but not limited to, the Seekonk Memorial Day Parade and Martin School Spring Fling. Students will prepare on of their photos for exhibiting at a spring art show in Seekonk Meadows. No experience necessary to participate, just a desire to hold a camera in and explore the world through a camera lens. The program will be led by Omar Bradley, a local photojournalist who teaches photography to all 5th grade students in the Pawtucket school system. Mr. Bradley has worked for the Providence Journal, and has had photos in the Pawtucket Times, National Business Review, and the New York Times as well as many others. The class is free to participants and all supplies will be provided. It has been generously funded by a donation to the Friends of Seekonk Library for art education. Registration required.

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)
Mondays at 10 am, May 7, 14, 21
Includes a story, fingerplays, music, a musical instrument experience and yes, BUBBLES!

Toddler (2 and 3 year olds)
Tuesdays at 10 am, May 1, 8, 15
Includes stories, music, a musical instrument experience, an early learning take-home activity and bubbles.

Preschool (3, 4 and 5 year olds)
Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, May 2, 9, 16
Includes stories, music and a craft.

Family Storytime and Playgroup (0-5 year olds)

Thursdays at 10 am, May 3, 10, 17, 24
Stories and music followed by learning in a playgroup setting.

Special Storytime at Seekonk Fire Museum
Wednesday, May 23 at 1:30
This special storytime for children ages 3-5 will be held at the Seekonk Fire Museum on Wednesday, May 23 at 1:30 pm. The museum is located at 211 Newman Avenue, Seekonk.
Have fun learning and playing as we listen to stories, sing songs, tour the Seekonk Fire Museum and see an antique fire engine! (Please note that this storytime is not being held at the Seekonk Fire Station)
Registration is appreciated for planning purposes.

Chapter Chat
Friday, May 11 from 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Are you listening to or starting to read chapter books? Then you should join this new club! Each meeting we will listen to some chapters of a new book and then do a craft or project together. You'll gets lots of ideas of new books to try! Grades K-3

Seekonk Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 26 at 10 am
The community is invited to watch the Seekonk Memorial Day Parade from the Library's front lawn.
Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and view the parade from a great location.
Public restrooms available.
The parade will be held rain or shine.

Yoga for Kids
Tuesdays, May 29, June 5, 12, 19 at 10 am
"Movement and reading!" Yoga poses, mindfulness, and stories for young children.
Toddlers and preschoolers with an adult. Older siblings welcome!
Drop in with your SAILS Library card.

Start U Reading with Elmo
Thursday, May 31 at 10 am
Children will hear stories and then meet Elmo from Sesame Street. Great photo op!  Families will hear about reading at home and leave with information about saving for college through the non-profit Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority.


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