Seekonk Library Children's Room for August
Seekonk Library's storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading writing and playing- important concepts for your child's reading readiness
Monday, August 6 at 10 am
This gentle program includes a story, fingerplays, songs, a musical instrument experience and Bubbles!! Birth - 2.5 years old. Siblings welcome.
Tuesday, August 7 at 10 am
Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, a take-home sheet or activity and yes, BUBBLES!! Ages 2 & 3. Siblings welcome.
Pete the Cat Storytime
Wednesday, August 8 at 1:30 pm
Join us for a special Pete The Cat Storytime for preschoolers. We'll have fun listening to stories, singing songs and playing games all with a Pete the Cat theme. For ages 3-5. Drop-in.
Monday, August 6 at 7- 7:30 pm
Get ready for bed with this new summer storytime. We'll have sleepy stories and gentle songs, fingerplays and rhymes. Pajamas are encouraged. Ages 0-5. Drop-in.
Special August Programs
Wednesday, August 1 at 3 pm
It's Minecraft Madness! Join Jungle Jim as he leads young patrons through the magical world of Minecraft using balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.
Activities include a Building-Block Madness Tournament, a riveting Zombie Chase, the Balloon Firework Extravaganza, and an incredible giant slime ball creation. Ideal for ages 4 - 10. Drop in.
Friday, August 3 and 10 from 10 am - 4 pm
Children will discover the 'artist within' by visiting the art corner in the Children's Room for a different, self-directed art activity. Activities have included collage, drawing, mosaics as well as other art-inspired activities. All ages. "Every child is an artist." Pablo Picasso
PawSox Night at McCoy to Celebrate Readers
Friday, August 3 at 6 pm at McCoy Stadium
The Paw Sox are recognizing children who are active participants in Seekonk Library's Summer Reading Program by giving them a complimentary ticket to the PawSox game on Friday, August 3. Readers are all invited to meet-up before the game so they may be recognized on the field during a pregame ceremony. To order a child's complimentary ticket, and to purchase additional tickets, order forms may be picked up in the Children's Room at Seekonk Library. Congratulations to all summer reading participants from the Pawtucket Red Sox!
ScienceTellers Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano
Tuesday, August 7 at 3 pm
Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town and is about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids saddle up to foil the great heist and put a rotten cowboy back behind bars! Members of the audience will help create awesome science experiments to bring key parts of the story to life, too. Ages 4-12. Drop-in.
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz: All About Insects!
Wednesday, August 8 at 3 pm
Learn about local insect species and discover the sounds they make with Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary's naturalist teacher, Jeremy Mombourquette.There will be an indoor presentation with an impressive insect or two for close-up observation. Then everyone will go out into the Meadows to explore the habitats of local insects and have a bug hunt with special bug nets. Drop-in for all ages 4+. No registration needed.
Make Mine Music
Thursday, August 9 at 10 am
Explore the wonderful world of music with this new activity! Each week we'll listen to music-themed stories, explore music from around the world and make music-inspired projects. For ages 5 and up
Kindness Rocks for Families
Thursday, August 9 at 6 pm
Families are invited to paint kindness rocks for Seekonk Library's Kindness Rocks Garden in this community-wide project. The garden is part of The Kindness Rocks Project- an international initiative that aims to spread kindness, happiness and give encouragement to others. All supplies will be provided. Drop-in.
End of Summer Concert with Matt Heaton
Friday, August 10 2 pm
Celebrate the end of our summer reading program with a family concert with Matt Heaton. Matt's songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun. Register.
Hand Drumming Workshop
Monday, August 13 at 5:30 pm
Learn the basic techniques for playing hand drums and percussion. No experience is necessary. Great for adults and families. Please register
Kindergarten Here We Come!
Thursday, August 16 at 10 am
Enjoy stories, songs and a craft that celebrates the start of kindergarten! Following the storytime, we'll go into the parking lot and board a Seekonk school bus for even more fun. (not a bus ride). Registration required.
Thursday, August 17 from 1 - 2 pm
Make plans to get together one Friday per month for a casual 'Library Play Date'. Parents, caregivers, and children of all ages will get together for a story read by the Children's Librarian, followed by fun early learning stations, socialization and self-directed free play. This month's theme is art. Drop-in.
Read and Bead Program
Seekonk Library's "Read and Bead" program for summer reading participants continues through August 11 so keep reading to earn beads, raffle tickets and free books!
Raffle Prize Winners will be announced on Saturday, August 11 and Reading Award packets will be distributed starting that day, too.
Visit Seekonkpl.org for all of the details or call 508-336-8230 x56140