Seekonk Library Youth Services Librarian Special Summer Programs
Special Summer Programs
Make Mine Music!
For ages 5 and up
Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 1, August 8
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. Drop in with your SAILS card.
Fridays from 10 am – 4 pm
July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, August 10
Children will discover the 'artist within' by visiting the Children's Room for a different, self-directed art activity every Friday. Activities will include collage, drawing, mosaics as well as other art-inspired activities. All ages. Fridays, June 22 - August 10 "Every child is an artist." Pablo Picasso
Play Life Size Candy Land
Saturday, July 7
10 am – 2 pm
Back by popular demand...Play Life-Size Candyland! We had a blast playing it in June so we're bringing the game back one last time! YOU are the game pieces in this giant version of the beloved board game, Candy Land. Gather a team, register, and get ready to play. Open to all ages. Registration required. A minimum of 25 people are needed by July 5 for this program to be held.
Yoga for Kids
Tuesdays, July 10 and 17
Ages 6 – 10.
Yoga, meditation and mindfulness for children ages 6 - 10. Taught by Petra Lehman from Create Power Yoga. Drop in- no registration needed.
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Wednesday, July 11
preschool – grade 3 at 3 pm
grades 2 – 5 at 4 pm
Tap, shake, drum and play! Kids will learn about, listen to, and then explore age-appropriate musical instruments. A hands-on, music experience. Presented and sponsored by Bravo Musical Instruments in Rehoboth. Registration required.
Fridays, July 13, 27
2 - 3pm
All ages Join other Lego enthusiasts to play, share, create and have challenges with Legos. Bring your own Legos or use ours. No registration. All ages.
Saturday Morning Storytime
Saturday, July 14 at 10 am
Ages birth – 5 years
Stop in for a new "short and sweet" Saturday morning Storytime. Great for adults who can't attend our weekday storytimes and a perfect format for busy Saturday mornings. Join us! Please bring your SAILS Library Card with you. Browsing and then selecting books to check out is an important part of storytime for children. Drop in.
Toto the Tornado Kitten
Wednesday, July 18, 4 pm
Hear the story of a 3 week old kitten who was found in a tree, cold and hungry, after an F3 tornado hit Brimfield, MA in 2011. Jonathan Hall will tell the story of this kitten, later named Toto, and the program will end with a special visit from Toto himself. A feel-good story with a happy ending. No registration required. Drop in.
Kindness Rocks for Families
Thursday, July 19, August 9 at 6 pm
Families are invited to paint kindness rocks for Seekonk Library's Kindness Rocks Garden. All supplies provided. Rocks will be painted with messages of kindness and placed in the library's Kindness Rocks Garden. "One message, at just the right moment, can change your whole day and outlook on life." For planning purposes, registration is appreciated.
Library Play Date
Friday, July 20, 1 pm
This summer, 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: transportation. Drop-in anytime between 1 - 3 pm. Free and open to all. Spread the word!
Friday, July 20, 3:45 pm
Grades K – 3
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 gets lots of ideas of new books to try! Registration required at seekonkpl.org/children
Tuesday, July 24 at 3 pm
Grades 3 – 5
Using supplies from nature along with miniature "finds" kids in grades 2-5 will create a moss or fairy garden to take home. Please bring a medium or large sized shallow container. All other supplies will be provided. Kids may also bring their own special items if they want to include them in their garden. Registration required at seekonkpl.org/children
Mystic Aquarium Traveling Touch Tank
Wednesday, July 25 3 pm or 4 pm
Since it's Shark Week, first hear all about "Amazing Sharks" and see shark artifacts such as a jaw, teeth, fin and shark skin. Then we'll explore the traveling touch tank to learn about (and touch!) a lobster, horseshoe crab, urchins, snails, crabs and other shellfish- all right at Seekonk Library! There will be lots of time for exploring and asking questions, too. Space is limited. Register at seekonkpl.org/children
Harry Potter Birthday Party/Trivia
Tuesday, July 31 6 pm
Celebrate Harry's 38th birthday with special treats and a tricky trivia contest! Register a team of 4-6 players at seekonkpl.org/children or come solo and be placed on a team. All ages.
Wednesday, August 1 at 3 pm
Ages 4 – 10
It's Minecraft Madness! Join Jungle Jim as he leads young patrons through the magical world of Minecraft using balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improvisation.
Younger children are welcome to sit with adults. Drop-in. No registration needed. Sponsored by the Seekonk Cultural Council.
PawSox Night at McCoy Stadium
Friday, August 3 at 6pm
The Paw Sox would like to recognize all children who are actively participating in Seekonk Library's Summer Reading Program by giving them a complimentary ticket to the PawSox game on Friday, August 3. Families are invited to 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 after Friday, July 20. Congratulations to all summer reading participants from the Pawtucket Red Sox!
Tuesday, August 7 at 3 pm
Sciencetellers presents, ‘Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano’. Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, acids and bases, combustion, air pressure, inertia and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science! Best suited to ages 4-12. Younger siblings welcome. No registration. Drop in.
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz!
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.Jeremy will lead this interactive program that includes fun games and activities to connect kids with these often misunderstood and amazing creatures. He'll even bring an impressive insect or two for up-close observation. After the indoor presentation, we'll go out into the Meadows to explore the habitats of local insects and have a bug hunt with special bug nets. Drop-in
Storytimes at Seekonk Library
Our storytime lesson plans focus on talking, reading, playing and singing — important principles for YOUR child’s language development and reading readiness. Drop-in but please bring your SAILS Library Card so your child may browse, select, and check out books to take home.
For children birth through age 2
Monday mornings at 10 am July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 7
This gentle program includes stories, fingerplays, songs, a musical instrument experience and BUBBLES!! Siblings welcome. Drop in with your SAILS library card!
For children ages 2 – 3
Tuesday mornings at 10 am July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7
Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs, a take-home sheet or activity and yes, BUBBLES!! Siblings welcome. Drop in with your SAILS library card!
For children 3 – 5 years old
Wednesday afternoons, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, August 8
Have fun learning and playing at preschool storytime! We listen to stories, sing songs, play games and make art together! Drop in with your SAILS library card!
Ages 0 – 5
Monday evenings at 7 pm. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6
Get ready for bed with this new summer storytime! We'll have sleepy stories and gentle songs, fingerplays and rhymes. Pajamas are encouraged! Drop in with your SAILS library card!