May 2021 Activities For Children @ East Providence Public Libraries
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May Is Latino Books Month
Tuesday, May 18, 3:30-4:30
Join Miss Pam for a SPECIAL Book Chat. We will read a couple books from the 2021 RI Latino Books Month list, discuss the books, and play a game. Please bring a book you’re reading, or have read, to show the group.
Register on our Events Calendar at www.eastprovidencelibrary.org.
MobileQuest STEM Center presents MQ-GYVER Engineering Challenge
Beginning on Monday, May 3, kids, ages 8+, can pick up a kit of various household items at Weaver Library (first come, first served). Once you have the kit, tune into a YouTube video in the kit to find out your challenge. Have fun and use your creativity!
Family Outdoor Movie On The Lawn at Weaver Library
Friday, May 14 at sunset
Bring a blanket or chairs and watch E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) in the fresh evening air.
Free popcorn too!
Pre-Recorded Virtual PUPPET STORYTIMES
May 9-15 & May 23-29
A new Through Me to You puppet storytime will be available to view on our YouTube channel during each of these two weeks.
In person Toddler/Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18 25 - 10:00-10:30 on Zoom
For all ages on the lawn at Weaver Library. Join us for a story, songs, and some silly dancing.
Bring a blanket for the whole family to stay throughout the storytime. Masks are required for ages 2+ through May 7.Register each week at www.eastprovidencelibrary.org.
Recorded Storytimes On Youtube
Check out the library's YouTube channel for recorded storytimes. A new storytime is posted each week.
Take & Make Crafts
Geared for ages 3 - 10
May 3 - Mother’s Day Card
May 10 - Amazing Octopus
May 17 - Jellyfish Suncatcher
May 24 - “Jawsome” Shark
Registration is not necessary. Craft kits can be picked up at Weaver Library anytime during the week of the scheduled craft (first come, first served). Basic crafting tools will be needed. Younger children might need adult assistance.
Not sure which books to choose for your child? Try a Book Bundle. Each Book Bundle has five hand-selected books on a topic, plus activities and songs to go with it. Our themes include: trucks, snow, colors, dinosaurs, fire fighters, unicorns, and many more. Geared for ages 2-7.
“Build It” STEM Backpack Kits
The Weaver Library is now lending “Build It” STEM Backpack Kits geared toward elementary age students. Each kit contains two books, matched with a toy, focused on a certain aspect of engineering: chain reaction machines, robotics, circuits, building, and more. Patrons may borrow a kit for three weeks at a time. Check them out at Weaver Library.