June 22, 2024

Seekonk Public Library Children’s Room

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Summer Reading Challenge
June 13- Aug 8th
Ages 0- entering grade 5. Read, Renew, Repeat! Register now for our summer reading challenge at Seekonkpl.beanstack.org! Log your minutes to earn virtual raffle tickets towards great prizes, your goal is to read 20 minutes a day. Complete activities and write book reviews for additional virtual raffle tickets! Stop by the Children's Room to collect your weekly charms for your bracelet (or shoes!) and endangered animal card and enter our in-person raffles!

Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Thursday, June 13, 12-5 PM
Join us as we kick off our Summer Reading adventure at the library! Stop by anytime between 12-5 PM to explore the array of activities! We have several community partners joining us to help make this Summer Reading Challenge spectacular! Make a tote bag using a recycled tee shirt (bring your own if you can, if not we'll have some available while supplies last), make button pins from recycled materials, make your own flip book with recycled materials, make paper beads, complete an endangered species craft, and more! Including giveaways from the Seekonk Recycling Committee and activities with the Seekonk Parks and Recreation Department and Seekonk Conservation! Sign up for Summer Reading and pick up your registration reward of a free ice cream from Sundaes in Seekonk! Be sure to take a peek at our in-person summer reading raffles, and enter a raffle for a family 4-pack of passes to Fun City in Seekonk! Drop in.

Rhythm Room
Thursday, June 13, 5-7 PM
Join us in the meadows for a fun, interactive drumming event. The Rhythm Room explores world music as it relates to today’s pop culture, combining discussion, demonstration, and participation. The use of world percussion, drum sets, and buckets is educational as well as motivational and fun. Rick Moran is a percussionist who will be bringing enough buckets for everyone in the crowd to play. Join in the fun and drum along. You need not have any percussion experience to play along! This event will be in the meadows weather permitting or in the large meeting room. Drop in.

Paws to Read
Wednesday, June 12, 3-4:30 PM (timeslots)
Build reading skills and gain confidence in reading aloud by coming to the Library to Paws to Read! Register to reserve a 15-minute time slot to have your child read to Gizmo and Pepe, two adorable chihuahua/pomeranian mix therapy dogs. Research has shown that reading aloud to another person can help struggling readers with their overall performance and confidence. But did you know that reading comprehension improves even more when reading to a dog rather than an adult? It's true! Registration is required.

Japanese Folktales & Origami for Families
Saturday, June 22, 10 AM
Families with children ages 5+ Parents’ Choice Award winner Motoko regales families (ages 5 and up) with delightful folktales from her native Japan, combined with hands-on origami activities. Motoko’s step-by-step instructions make the ancient Japanese art fun and accessible. Children will learn focus, imagination, and precision while creating pieces of art. This program is funded by a grant from the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Register.

Eric Carle Birthday Celebration
Thursday, June 25, 10 AM
All ages Join us as we celebrate Eric Carle’s birthday! We will read a few stories by Carle, then we will craft birthday hats and cards! Open to all ages, drop in!

Get Ready to Draw!
Tuesday, June 25, 4:00 PM  Grades 1-5
Get your pens and crayons ready to draw! Join us in the large meeting room for an hour of drawing techniques taught to you by illustrators Jason Chin, Tara Audibert, and Rachel Dinunzio. These illustrators will be live virtually via Zoom. Jason Chin is the illustrator for iREAD 2024 and many award-winning books. Tara Audibert is the author/illustrator of JoJo Makoons Fancy Pants from Heartdrum books and Rachel Dinunzio is a graphic novelist/illustrator of Forsythia: Rise of the Cupcakes from Paw Prints Publishing. This event will be a live presentation with the three illustrators via Zoom. The event will be in-house in the large meeting room. It is a one-hour lesson on drawing with instruction. Register.

Fairy Houses, Gnome Homes, and Toad Abodes
With the MA Audubon Society/Oak Knoll
Wednesday, June 26, 10 AM
Grades entering PreK-5 (in Sept 2024) Join our friends from the MA Audubon Society/Oak Knoll for a hands-on program for kids entering Preschool through grade 5 in September of 2024. What kinds of shelters do animals use? In this program, participants will explore the different types of homes animals use throughout Massachusetts. Participants will then design a structure that can be placed in their communities to aid wildlife. This program has a rain date of Wednesday, July 10th in the case of inclement weather. Register.

Create your own Sundial
Thursday, June 27 2:00 PM
Grades K-3 Do you know how to tell time by the position of the Sun? Join Ms Corey to learn simple ways to tell the time by the Sun and how a Sundial works. Then create your own with a DIY Sundial craft. Space is limited so please register.

STORYTIMES
Storytime in the Meadows
Fridays, June 21- August 9th, 10 AM
All ages, drop in. Join us for a weekly storytime for all ages! We'll meet outside in the gazebo at 10 am for stories and more! In the case of inclement weather, storytime will be moved inside. Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on outside. Registration is NOT required, but please bring your SAILS library card to bring more books home and continue the storytime adventure!

As always, our storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing- important principles for YOUR child's language development and reading readiness!


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