Seekonk Library programs for Children and their Families
Seekonk Library’s Summer Reading Challenge
“A Universe of Stories”
Children are invited to participate in the library’s Summer Reading Challenge and track their reading time between June 1 – August 10. After registering, children will receive a free book every week, a raffle ticket every time they visit and they will also have the opportunity to complete optional activities and earn virtual badges along the way. Children who participate in the challenge will be invited to a celebration night at McCoy Stadium on Saturday, August 3 for a Paw Sox game where each reader will be recognized on the field during a pregame ceremony to celebrate every child’s reading accomplishments. A fireworks display after the game will complete the celebration evening. To register for the Summer Reading Challenge, visit seekonkpl.org/children. To receive a child’s free ticket to the Paw Sox game on August 3, see the children’s librarians. Summer reading and learning programs are endorsed by educators to help combat summer learning loss. Register your child so they may enjoy meaningful, engaging and fun programs through Seekonk Library this summer.
Summer Learning Programs at Seekonk Library
June 1 – August 10
All details at Seekonkpl.org/children
Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 at 6 pm
Learn about stars, spaceships and more. All ages. Drop in.
Sparky’s Puppets: Stories From Outer Space
Tuesday, July 9, at 4 pm
Children’s stories brought to life by colorful puppets. Ages 3 – 10. Drop in
Learn to Hand Sew
Wednesday, July 10 at 3 pm
Learn basic hand sewing techniques while making a moon and star bookmark. Grades 2-5. Please register.
Thursday, July 11, 18, 25 at 10 am
Learn about planets, asteroids, astronauts and more with stories, activities, experiments and art. Ages 5 and up. Drop in.
Family Code Night
Thursday, July 11 at 6 pm
Parent/child teams of two learn to code together in one hour of self-paced coding puzzles and challenges. No coding experience necessary. Led by Kathy Keough. Please register.
Family Movie Matinees
Fridays, July 12, 26, August 16
Join us for a new DVD release or a family favorite movie. Visit seekonkpl.org's calendar of events for title, rating and running time.
Saturday Family Storytime
Saturday, July 13, August 10 at 11 am
Stories, songs, bounces and egg shakers. Ages 0-5. Drop in.
Peace Kids Sidewalk Chalk Art
Monday, July 15, from 4 - 6 pm
Each family will be given a 3 x 6 foot area near the entrance of Seekonk Library to create a message of peace, hope or love using chalk. Chalk art will remain until the rain washes the art away. A meaningful, community-based, family activity. No art experience needed- just a desire to create within the theme. To further the idea of peace, non perishable food donations for Doorways Food Pantry may be donated at the program. Register to reserve a spot in advance but drop ins are welcome as space allows.
DinoMan: Through the Solar System and Beyond
Tuesday, July 16 at 4pm
“Through the solar system and beyond!”… is exactly where Dinoman takes his
audience in this fast paced exploration of the heavens.The eight classical planets are visited and investigated using dinosaurs, meteors, comets, liquid air, and a goldfish (!) For all ages. Please register. Space is limited.
Universe of Stories
Wednesday, July 17, 24, 31, 1:30
Explore folk art and fairy tales from around the world. Ages 5 and up. Drop in.
Tie-Dye in the Meadows
Wednesday, July 17, 3 pm
Get into the spirit of the '60s with this classic art activity. Bring a cotton item (t-shirt, hankerchief, shoelaces) to dye. Ages 8 and up. Youngest children with adult participation. Please register.
NASA Story Time From Space
Friday, July 19, 2 pm
Children’s books are sent to the International Space Station and then astronauts, while in space, videotape themselves reading books to the children. Come and see which stories we'll see read to us...from space! Drop in. Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation.
Saturday, July 20, 11 amThis monthly storytime is suitable for all children but may be of particular interest for children with sensory challenges. The program features picture schedules, stories with movement, music, bubbles, fidgets for children to hold and sensory activities.The program includes 20 minutes of stories, music and bubbles followed by hands-on, open-ended sensory activities.Best for ages 3 - 12 years old, but all children are welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, July 23, 3pm
Kids and their parents are invited to Lego Challenges where everyone can explore our Lego books, build a variety of exciting new creations and yes, take part in Lego challenges.Meet up with other other Lego enthusiasts at this family fun event while together we build and create. Registration preferred so we can plan tables but drops welcome.
Robots! with iRobot
Thursday, July 25, 6:30 pm
Get ready to learn about robots! Learn how iRobot’s Roomba vacuums work by hearing about their internal sensors and how the robots are programmed with “eyes” via a camera lens. Explore the robot that cleans floors and the technology and coding behind its ability to mop, clean, stop and turn around before falling off of a ledge. Demo and hands-on with a STEM activity book to take home. Kids will get to see how exciting math and science can be and the things they can do with a STEM education. Led by Sarah O’Grady, Associate Software Engineer, Software Test Team, at iRobot in Bedford, MA. Drop in
Monday, July 29, Monday, August 5, 3pm
Kids will unleash their creativity as they explore and use a variety of materials and supplies. Also available will be Magna Tiles, Little Bits, 3-D pen, Spiro-Graph and more. What will YOU make?Bring your SAILS Libray card so you can check out great books about "making" and tinkering. Grades 2 and up. Please register. Space is limited to 8.
PawSox Celebrate Readers at McCoy Stadium
Saturday, Aug 3, 5:15 pm
The Paw Sox are recognizing active participants in Seekonk Library's Summer Reading Program by giving them a complimentary ticket to the PawSox game on Saturday, August 3. Participants will meet-up with Miss Sharon before the game and then be recognized on the field during a pregame ceremony. A great family night at McCoy Stadium with fireworks after the game, too. To order a child's complimentary ticket forms may be picked up in the Children's Room at Seekonk Library after July 1. Congratulations to all summer reading participants from Seekonk Library and the Pawtucket Red Sox!
Bill Harley Concert
Wednesday, August 7, 6 pm
Local favorite, Grammy Award Winning Children's Performer Bill Harley, needs no introduction. Back this year by popular demand Bill entertains us all with his original music and stories. Entertainment Weekly calls him "the Mark Twain of contemporary children's music" but it's hard to say who enjoys his performance more: the kids or the adults. Drop in.
Rolie Polie Guacamole
Friday, August 9, 1 pm
Join this award-winning "kindie" band from Brooklyn, NY for a high energy, interactive show that’s a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living and staying active. A great concert to celebrate children's reading accomplishments and the end of our summer reading program! Space is limited. Please register to reserve your spot.
Saturday, August 10, 11 am
Stories, songs, bounces, and egg shakers! Ages 0-5. Drop in.
Summer Reading Challenge ends Saturday, August 10
Celebrate the Summer of 1969
Peace Kids Sidewalk Chalk
Monday, July 15 4 pm- 6pm
Tie Dye in the Meadows
Wednesday, July 17, 3 pm
NASA Storytime from Space
Friday, July 19, 2 pm
Details at seekonkpl.org/children
Babies and Books
Mondays at 10 am, ages birth - 24 months
June 25- July 29
Tuesdays at 10 am, ages 24 - 36 months
June 25 - July 30
Tuesdays at 1:30 pm, ages 3 - 5 years
June 25 - July 30