November 23, 2020

Flamingos? In Seekonk?


Yes, flamingos are coming to Seekonk! Starting July 15, be on the lookout for baby lawn flamingos to start appearing in yards throughout town. The flamingos are part of Seekonk Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for children in preschool through grade 5. Children who sign up for the program are challenged to read 15 minutes a day and log their reading time online at least once a week. After they read for 7 hours they earn a plastic, baby lawn flamingo for their front yard. In addition, the children will be invited to decorate their lawn flamingos to reflect the summer reading theme of imagination. If 7 hours seems like a lofty goal, it's actually just 15 minutes a day for a month. Or, for children who want to spend more time reading, they will earn their flamingo in just two weeks if they read 30 minutes a day.

If you know a child in town, encourage them to sign up for the program at It's free, the kids can read anything they want and there are incentives such as virtual badges and raffle prizes. Then keep an eye out starting July 15 to see how many flamingos start appearing in yards! For more details about the program, visit, email or call the Children's Librarians, Sharon Clarke and Sandie Gauthier at 508-336-8230 x56140


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