February 22, 2020

Seekonk Library Programs for Children and Families


For more details about Seekonk Library's programs for children and families, visit the library's event calendar at seekonkpl.org

Kindness Rocks!
Wednesday, May 1 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Hear a story about kindness and then paint rocks for Seekonk Library's Kindness Rocks Garden. The event includes a discussion about random acts of kindness that anyone can do. Join us for this special family event to help spread kindness throughout Seekonk and beyond! All ages. Registration preferred for planning purposes but drop-ins are always welcome. More Kindness Rocks events will be held at Seekonk Library throughout the season.

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 4 from 10 am – 3 pm
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by stopping by Seekonk Library between 10 am and 3 pm for your FREE, newly released comic book (while supplies last) There will be titles for kids and adults, too. No registration needed- just drop by and pick out YOUR free comic book!

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, May 11, 11 am
An inclusive, interactive program for all children, including those on the Autism Spectrum or children with other needs.The program features a slower pace, a guided schedule, manipulatives and hands-on, open-ended, sensory activities after the story.

Storytime at Seekonk Fire Museum
Wednesday, May 22 at 1:30 pm
This special storytime will be held at the Seekonk Fire Museum, 211 Newman Avenue. Please note that this event is not being held at the Seekonk Fire Station.

Have fun learning and playing with Miss Sharon and Miss Amy at preschool storytime at the Seekonk Fire Museum! Children and their families will listen to stories, sing songs, and tour the Seekonk Fire Museum which was built in 1929. There is a firefighter trophy room to see, an old fire siren to discover, and an antique fire truck from 1932 to touch. Children may even be able to try on a firefighter's uniform, too.
Ages 3-5. Siblings welcome. Please register at seekonkpl.org

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Walk
Monday, June 3 at 10 am Rain date Tuesday, June 4

Join us for a special outdoor storywalk in Seekonk Meadows that celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Families may arrive in Seekonk Meadows any time between 10 and 10:30 and then start on a self-guided walk through the pages of the classic story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Includes a take home activity, too. A special family event for all ages. For planning purposes, please register. A collaboration between Seekonk Library and PACE Child Care Works. Funded in part by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Grant (CFCE).

Stroller Strong Fitness Class
Monday, June 10 at 10 am
Families with children of all ages are invited to a Stroller Strong Fitness Class in the Meadows. Participants will meet at the gazebo for stretching and then push their strollers down the paths of the Meadows stopping along the way for short exercise routines. Caregivers, grandparents and older siblings beyond stroller age are all invited. All fitness levels welcome. Rain date Monday, June 17. Led by Stephanie McLellan from Fit Mamas RI.
Please register. Minimum of 8 families needed for the event to be held.

Pokanoket Tribe Visits the Meadows
Thursday, June 13 from 3 – 4 pm
Members of The Pokanoket Tribe will share a brief history of the Tribe and tell Tribal stories which have been passed down for generations. The visit will include Tribal regalia, artifacts to touch, drumming, dancing and a beading craft for children. "Children will learn all about the tribe of the Massasoit Osamequin who met the Pilgrims in Plymouth in 1621 and who ensured the Pilgrims' survival in the New World." A culturally-rich event that focuses on the "sharing of culture." Meet in the Meadows. In case of rain, meet in the Library.

Seekonk Library's Storytimes
Seekonk Library's storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading writing and playing- important concepts for your child's language development and reading readiness. Siblings always welcome. Drop in. To support storytime and language development, please bring your SAILS Library Card so your child may select books to take home.

Library Lapsit
For children birth- 24 months
Mondays at 10 am May 6, 13, 20
This gentle program includes stories, fingerplays, songs, a musical instrument experience and BUBBLES!! Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Toddler Storytime
For children 24 to 36 months
Tuesdays at 10 am, May 7, 14, 28
No storytime on May 21
Toddler Storytime is stories, fingerplays, songs, a take-home sheet or activity and yes, BUBBLES! Drop in. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Preschool Power
For children ages 3 - 5
Tuesdays at 1:30 pm May 7, 14, 21, 28
Sing together, practice letters, numbers and colors, dance, play and listen to fantastic children’s books. Includes a messy, process-based art project. Drop in.

Learn and Play
For children birth - through age 5
May 9, 16, 23, 30
Learn and Play is a program for kids from birth to age 5 and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays and bounces followed by a play time with lots of toys. Drop in.

Coming in June Seekonk Library’s Summer Learning Programs and Summer Reading Challenge. This summer’s theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Sign-ups start June 1.


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