May 20, 2024

Seekonk Public Library Children’s Room

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Make Your Own Worry Pet
Tuesday, September 12, 4:30 PM
We'll use simple hand-sewing techniques to create our own worry pets! Lots of kids struggle with worry and anxiety, especially around the start of a new school year. These worry pets are small enough to fit in a pocket, and they can provide a comforting sensory experience to settle little worried hands and minds. They're not just for worriers though! Kids in grades 3-5 are welcome to register!

Get To Know Spike Prime Robot
Thursday, September 14, 6:30 PM
Is your child interested in learning more about LEGO Robotics? If yes, this is an opportunity for you to reserve 60 minutes with a mentor to get them started in LEGO SPIKE Robotics and coding. This program is: an introduction to the LEGO SPIKE Prime robotics system to see if it's something you or your child want to learn more about, a chance to see if your child wants to join the 4 week introductory class that starts on Monday, October 16 and a time to ask questions if you’re thinking about joining a First Lego League team. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Space is limited. If the program is full, please register for the waitlist at www.seekonkpl.org  and you will be notified if other introductory nights are added.

Tools for Tiny Hands
Tuesday, September 19 at 10 AM
Tools for Tiny Hands: Peel, Rip, Stick is a kit for children ages 2 to 5 and their adults. It’s filled with materials and ideas that will help children further develop and practice their fine motor skills, which are "skills that children need for everyday life and for success in school." Designed in an atmosphere of play, children will stop at different stations throughout the room to experiment with hands-on activities involving stickers and tape. Families may arrive anytime after 10 AM. Children will be able to stay with an activity for as long as they wish with no pressure to move on to other activities until they want to. The program concludes at 11:30 AM.

Paws To Read
Wednesday, September 20, 27 at 3 PM
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. Each one-on-one private session is facilitated by Sandra Healey and her two dogs. Space is limited. Children should bring a book they can read or come a few minutes before to select one in the children's room.

Early Release Day Movie
Tuesday, September 26
It's a Seekonk Schools early release day! Join us at the library for a movie on the big screen! We'll be playing a new Super Mario Bros. Movie! Bring your snacks, your pillows and blankets, and even a friend or two! No registration is required. Drop in. Rated PG. Run time 1 hour 32 minutes

Minecraft
Tuesday, October 3, 10, 6:30 PM Virtual
Join Ms Sandie on a Minecraft Space adventure! In celebration and anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse, we're visiting space! Virtually that is! We'll build in a space-themed world each week in Minecraft Education Edition. Kids will need their own devices to download and install Minecraft Education (laptops/ipads/desktops) a Switch or other gaming device will not work for this program. No Minecraft experience is required. All information such as download links, Zoom link, and user names will be sent out prior to the event. This is a 2-week session. Registration required.

STORYTIMES
Seekonk Library storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing and playing- important principles for your child’s reading readiness.

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Monday, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 30, 10 AM
Join Miss Sharon for a weekly storytime designed for children birth - 36 months old. The storytime will include a book or two followed by music, fingerplays, movement and yes, even bubbles! Held indoors in the Library's Meeting Room. Siblings always welcome. No registration required. Please bring your SAILS Library card so your child may take storytime books home.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18 at 9:30 AM
Miss Sandie will read 2 - 3 stories and children will complete a related activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but please bring your SAILS library card to check out books to take home.

Fire Safety Storytime
Tuesday, October 3
Families with children ages 3 and up are invited to Fire Safety Storytime. Miss Sharon will read one book and Lt. Kyle Leprade from the Seekonk Fire Department will join us for a second story. After that, we'll go out into the parking lot to see (and climb up into!) a fire engine! The program includes fire safety information, activity sheets and some give-aways, too!

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