July 21, 2018

Children’s Programs at Seekonk Library


The Seekonk Public Library announces the following programs for September 2017
Seekonk Library storytimes focus on the five principles of reading readiness from the Every Child Ready to Read program. These principles are talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. No registration for our storytimes but a SAILS Library Card is required.

Lapsit (0-2 Years)
Mondays, September 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30 at 10 am
Includes a story, fingerplays, music, a musical instrument experience and yes, BUBBLES!

Toddler (2 and 3 year olds)
Tuesdays, September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 at 10 am
Includes stories, music, a musical instrument experience, an early learning take-home activity and bubbles.

Preschool (3, 4 and 5 year olds)
Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1:30 pm
Includes stories, music and a craft.

Family Storytime and Playgroup (0-5 year olds)
Thursdays, September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26 ay 10 am
Stories and music followed by learning in a playgroup setting.

Reading with Oliver
Tuesday, September 5, 12, 19, 26
3:15- 4:15 pm in 20 minute increments
This four week program helps children build their reading skills and gain confidence in reading aloud by coming to the Library and "Reading to 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 one-on-one private session is facilitated by Judy Carlson and her reading therapy Labradoodle, Oliver. Please call to register for a 20 minute time slot every week, for four weeks. Space is limited. 508-336-8230 x56140

Sign Language for Preverbal Children
Monday, September 11 at 10:30 am – 12 noon
Using sign language, participants will learn to communicate with their preverbal child before they learn how to speak. This is a workshop that parents attend with their preverbal child, even infants. The workshop will included basic signs for everyone and informational handouts for adults so they can expand learning beyond the program. This program is taught by Sheryl White, a certified "Sign 2 Me" instructor who has been teaching parents, children and professionals since 1999.

International Dot Day
Drop in on Thursday, Septmber 14th between 2:30 – 4:30 pm and explore your creative side. Everyone will make their own dot (big, small, colorful, plain, the sky’s the limit!) and add them to a collaborative art project.
This world-wide creative initiative is based on the children’s picture book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds which encourages everyone to explore the “artist within” by starting with something as simple as a dot.

Rocketry: Build
Students will make a rocket that will be launched from the Seekonk Meadows. Build dates are Saturday, September 9 and 16 from 1 pm – 3 pm. Facilitated by Major Don Morrison of the Civil Air Patrol and Civil Air Patrol Educator John Kawaoka. All supplies are provided. This program is for ages 8 and up, anyone under the age of 12 requires adult participation. Registration is required. Visit our online calendar to register or call 508-336-8230 x 56140

Rocketry: Launch
On Saturday, September 23 at 10 am the public is invited to Seekonk Meadows for Seekonk Library’s Model Rocket Launch (weather permitting). Bring a chair and enjoy the science and excitement of students launching their rockets. Facilitated by Major Don Morrison of the Civil Air Patrol and John Kawaoka, Civil Air Patrol Educator and sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol and their Model Rocketry Program. All ages. No registration required for the launch.

Parent Workshop – Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Behavior
Wednesday, September 27 from 6 – 7:30 pm
“Knowledge is power” which is especially true when it comes to children and managing their behavior. Through this workshop parents will obtain a better understanding of why their child behaves in certain ways as well as learn effective tools and strategies to manage their child’s challenging behavior. If you are a parent who finds yourself constantly thinking, “Why does she do that?” this workshop is for you! Facilitated by Kelly Rodriguez, MSW, LCSW, CCLS of Early Childhood Consultation.

Clifford the Big Red Dog Visits!
Tuesday, September 12 at 10 am
Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Seekonk Public Library on Tuesday, September 12 at 10am. Children and families are invited to participate in an engaging story time and then meet with their favorite big red dog, Clifford. Children will also receive a fun goody bag to bring home (while supplies last.) Bring your camera- great photo opportunity for families
Sponsored by Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority’s Start U. Reading initiative, the program w is one of MEFA’s statewide early college planning initiatives designed to introduce young students’ to the joy of reading and literacy through interdisciplinary activities.
“MEFA is pleased to once again offer this exciting literacy event providing the opportunity for young children to visit local libraries and experience the joy of seeing their characters from literature come to life! For twelve years, communities across the Commonwealth have participated in the Start U. Reading program promoting literacy to young children of all ages and we encourage all families to take advantage of this popular community happening,” said Martha Savery, MEFA’s Director of Public Affairs.
For more details call Seekonk Public Library at 508-336-8230 x56140 or at seekonkpl.org


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