August 22, 2019

Seekonk Library events for Children and Families


Seekonk Library storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading writing and playing- important concepts for your child's language development and reading readiness. Drop-in except where noted.

Library Lapsit
Mondays at 10 am, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18
This gentle program for children birth to age 2 1/2, includes stories, fingerplays, songs, a musical instrument experience and BUBBLES!! Siblings welcome. Drop in. No registration but please bring your SAILS Library Card so your child may browse and select books to take home that support storytime.

Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays at 10 am, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19
For children 2 ½ – 3 ½ years old.
Toddler Storytime is stories, fingerplays, songs, a take-home sheet or activity and yes, BUBBLES!! Drop in. Siblings welcome. *Developmentally, this storytime is designed for children approximately 2 ½ to 3 ½ years old. Drop in. No registration but please bring your SAILS Library Card so your child may browse and select books to take home that support storytime.

Preschool Storytime
Tuesdays at 1:30 pm, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19
Ages 3 - 5. Have fun learning and playing at preschool storytime! We listen to stories, sing songs, play games and make art together! Drop in. No registration but please bring your SAILS Library Card so your child may browse and select books to take home that support storytime. Registration required for this particular Storytime.

Family Storytime
Thursdays, at 10 am February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14, 21
Family Storytime is a great place for families with kids from birth to age 5 to learn and play! We share stories and songs, learn new bounces and fingerplays and practice our counting and animal noises. Afterwards, stay and play with your new friends! For families with children birth to age 5. Please bring your SAILS Library Card with you so your child may browse and select books to take home that support storytime. Drop in with your SAILS library card!

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 2 from 10 am – 1 pm
Lego Build Room, Meet Oliver our reading therapy dog, raffle basket, scavenger hunt, display of ukuleles and digital cameras for families to check out, Hoopla and Tumblebooks demos. Register for No-Sew Pet Blankets, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, Ukulele Family Night and more. Explore the many programs and services that Seekonk Library offers for family fun and childhood learning. Drop-in.

Celebrate Chinese New Year
Monday, February 4 at 4 pm
Discover and celebrate Chinese New Year with Salina Chan. Children in grades 2-5 will learn about Chinese New Year, make a traditional craft, learn Chinese phrases, see authentic clothing and have the opportunity to take part in a Chinese dragon parade. Registration required.

Reading with Oliver
Wednesdays, in February and March
From 3:30 – 4:30 pm
This program helps children build their reading skills and gain confidence in reading aloud by coming to the Library and "Reading with Oliver", an adorable Labradoodle. Children should bring books they can read or come a few minutes early to make their selections at the Library. Each twenty minute, one-on-one private session is facilitated by Judy Carlson and her reading therapy dog, Oliver. Please call to register for a 20 minute time slot. Space is limited. 508-336-8230 x56140

Adventures in Cursive and Lettering
Wednesday, January 27, February 6 and 13
6:30 pm
This 3 week series will teach cursive writing and hand-lettering to children in grades 2 - 5. After mastering the basic lettering techniques, participants will apply their skills to crafts and projects to take home. Join us for this creative and fun series taught by Julie Fontaine and Sharon Connors. No experience necessary. Please register in advance.

Ukulele Program for Families
Thursday, February 7 at 6pm
Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she teaches the fundamentals of ukulele playing to children ages 5 and up and their families. Participants will learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, everyone will be able to play some fun and easy songs. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of Julie's during the program. Great musical experience for the entire family. No experience necessary but registration is required at Did you know...the fun doesn't end when the program is over? Families can borrow a ukulele from Seekonk Library so that everyone can practice and play at home.

No-Sew Pet Blankets for Seekonk Animal Shelter
Reserve a no-sew blanket kit in advance and then pick it up anytime between February 8 – 22.
Return the blanket to Seekonk Library by February 22 and together the blankets will all be brought to the Seekonk Animal Shelter for pets adopted out to their forever homes. A great family project for all ages. Reserve your kit in advance and pick up after February 8.

School Vacation Week Specials
February 19 – 22

For all of the details, visit Seekonk Library’s Calendar of Events at
Monday, Library closed for Presidents’ Day
Tuesday, Stuffed Animal Sleepover at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Robots! With MobileQuest 1 pm Register
Wednesday, Reading with Oliver 3:30 – 4:30 pm Call to reserve your time.
Thursday, Family Movie at 10 am Visit for title
Friday, Washington’s Birthday Pie at 2 pm
Saturday, Peace by Piece with Pie: An All ages puzzle workshop 10 – 11:30 am

Read Across America Day
Friday, March 1
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
Saturday, March 2


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