Seekonk Library Programs for Children and Families
For more details visit the calendar of events at seekonkpl.org or call 508-336-8230 x56140
Read to Oliver
Mondays, September 10, 17, 24
1:30 - 3 pm
Bring your new or struggling reader to meet with Judy Carlson and read to Oliver, a specially trained labradoodle. A daytime event ideal for homeschoolers. Reading to dogs relaxes children, helps build reading skills and increases fluency. Please choose a book to read before your scheduled arrival time. Register for a 20 minute time slot at seekonkpl.org Calendar of events.
Thursday, September 13
6 pm - 7:45
Adults, children and families are invited to paint kindness rocks for the Library's Kindness Rocks Garden located near the entrance of the building. All supplies will be provided. Rocks will be painted with messages of kindness and placed in the library's Kindness Rocks Garden. Join us for this last painting event this calendar year. The garden will be put to bed in October until next spring. The Kindness Rocks Project is an international initiative that aims to spread kindness, happiness and show signs of encouragement to others.
International Dot Day
Friday, September 14
2 - 4:30 pm
Get creative. International Dot Day is a a global event that's celebrates creativity. Join the Children's Librarians as together everyone will create an individual piece of art as well as a collaborative art project that encourages creativity by simply starting with a dot. Adults, children and families are welcome to drop-in. No art experience is necessary- just a desire to express yourself creatively.
The event is based on Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot, the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe. The book may be placed on hold through the Library's catalog or viewed online through Tumblebooks, the Library's online database of animated books. To view the book through Tumblebooks (no downloading necessary), visit seekonkpl.org/children, then Tumblebooks, then search for The Dot.
Read an eBook Day
Tuesday, September 18
Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling. Be a part of the festivities by checking out your favorite eBook from the library and join the conversation by sharing what you’re reading and stories about why you love eBooks. Use the hashtag #eBookLove on social media. Want to learn how to download an eBook? Want to download an ebook? Try Libby, the new app for ebooks and audiobooks.
My Vinny "The Bubble Guy"
Saturday, September 22
12 noon - 1 pm
Come and enjoy Seekonk Meadows with Mr. Vinny and his big, beautiful bubbles! This is not a sit-down science show. Everyone will have a chance to chase and pop these big, beautiful, flying wonders.Enjoy the music, the bubbles and all of Mr. Vinny's silliness. Best for kids ages 0 - 100 years old. 1 hour long. A great outdoor event that's also free and open to the public. No need to register- just drop-by! This is an outdoor program. In case of bad weather, "Mr. Vinny's Shadow Puppet Show" will be presented in the Library's Meeting Room
Friday, September 28
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 get lots of ideas for new books to try, too! Grades K-3
Seekonk Libray storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading writing and playing- important concepts for your child's language development and reading readiness. Drop-in.
Monday, September 17 - October 29 at 10 am
This gentle program 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.
Tuesday, September 18 at 10 am
For 2 & 3 year olds.
Toddler Storytime is stories, fingerplays, songs, a take-home sheet or activity and yes, BUBBLES!! Drop in. Siblings welcome. Toddler Storytime will only meet this month on Tuesday, September 18 but families with toddlers are invited to attend Family Storytime for all ages- Thursdays, September 20 - October 25 at 10 am and Yoga for Children ages 2-5 Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 at 10 am
Wednesday, September 19 - October 17 at 1:30 pm
Ages 3 - 5. Have fun learning and playing at preschool storytime! We listen to stories, sing songs, play games and make art together! Registration required for Preschool Storytime.
Thursday, September 20 - October 25 at 10 am
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!
Saturday, September 22 at 10 am
Stop in for a new "short and sweet" Saturday morning Storytime. Families with children birth - 5 are invited to drop in and enjoy stories and a fun, literacy based, take-home craft. Great for adults who can't attend our weekday storytimes and a perfect format for busy Saturday mornings. Join us!