May 21, 2024

Seekonk Public Library Children’s Room

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Winter Reading Challenge
February 1-29
Grades K-5. Every person has a rich history and unique stories to tell — dive deeper into your own this winter! Explore topics like family, history, and identity while reading Where We Come From, a poetic picture book for all ages written by John Coy, Shannon Gibney, Sun Yung Shin, and Diane Wilson and illustrated by Dion MBD. Log your reading minutes and reflect on your own story — all while earning badges. From February 1-29, Seekonk Public Library is participating in “Where We Come From,” a reading challenge sponsored by Lerner. We challenge our community to read and log at least 10 hours during the challenge. For logging your minutes read and completing fun activities, you will earn badges that feature some of the beautiful artwork from the book itself. Register now at www.Seekonkpl.beanstack.org

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 3, 10-3 PM
Stop by the library to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day 2024! It's an open house, so stop by and see what the library can do for your family. On the first Saturday in February, thousands of libraries across the world celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day by offering free, fun, fabulous activities for families. Your local library is an ideal place for children to play, discover, make friends, and have fun. Take Your Child to the Library Day is the perfect time to discover some library magic. We'll start the day with a special guest storytime and visit from Seekonk Police Department's K9 Mac and his handler Officer Nagle at 10 AM. Drop in, no registration is required! Throughout the day we'll have interactive activities in the Children's Room such as an interactive bulletin board and interactive storyboard. Enjoy the Tumblebooks Station and grab a special Storytime on the Go kit for toddlers and preschoolers. Don't forget to stop by the Librarian's desk to play our "Guess how many?" game for a chance at a prize!

Storytime with Mac
Saturday, February 3, 10 AM
It's Take Your Child to the Library Day! Officer Nagle and K9 Mac of the Seekonk Police Department are coming to visit us for a special storytime! Mac is the SPD's comfort pup, and although he's very big, he's very friendly and loves pets and belly rubs! Officer Nagle will talk a bit about general safety, read a story, show us his patrol car (and Mac's special dog house inside the car), and of course, there will be lots of time to snuggle with Mac and ask questions! No registration required, drop in!

Neurographic Art
Tuesday, February 6, 6 PM
Grades 3-5. What is neurographic art? It's a simple artistic technique that promotes mindfulness! Found to reduce stress and anxiety, neurographic art begins with a simple continuous line drawing or doodle. From there, we fill in lines and use color to create beautiful abstract art projects. We'll also discuss mindfulness techniques as well as ways to help reduce anxiety in children. Join Ms Sandie and create some art and learn how to use art as an anti-anxiety tool! Registration required.

Stop Motion Animation Workshop
Thursday, February 8, 3 PM
Grades 3-8. Attention future filmmakers! Join Carla and Ms. Sandie for a one-hour workshop on stop-motion animation on Thursday, February 8 from 3 PM to 4 PM. Learn the basics of stop motion animation using free downloadable apps and everyday supplies, then create your own short film! This special February meeting of the monthly teen program “What Do You Know?” welcomes elementary school kids in grades 3-5. This 1-hour event is free and open to grades 3 through 8. Registration is required.

Where We Come From
Tuesday, February 13, 3:30 PM
Grades 3-5. Join us to celebrate our winter reading challenge “Where We Come From”. Whether you have joined the challenge or plan on joining, all are welcome. We will read and discuss the book “Where We Come From” and explore what shapes us, with book-inspired activities. Registration required.

Paws to Read
Wednesdays, February 14 & 28, 3-4 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. Each one-on-one private session is facilitated by Sandra Healey and her two dogs. Registration required.

SCHOOL VACATION SPECIALS

Fractured Fairytales
Tuesday, February 20, 10 AM
Grades K-3. Join Ms Corey for Fractured Fairy Tales story building! We will read and share stories of fractured fairy tales and discuss the differences between the fractured fairy tales and their origin stories. Using Build-A-Story cards, we will create our own fractured fairy tales! Registration required.

Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals
Wednesday, February 21, 10 Am
Ages 3+. Join author Jennifer Welborn and illustrator Rozilla MH for an interactive reading of their book, Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals! Children will learn all about how the story came to be, and they will also learn about veterinary treatments. Kids will be given a "vet kit" to help them diagnose and treat their stuffed animals, so please have your child bring their favorite stuffy! Registration required.

Boom! Bang! Crash! The Science of Superheroes
Thursday, February 22, 11 AM
Ages 7-12. Don't miss this incredible STEM program from MobileQuest! Boom! Bang! Crash! The Science of Superheros will teach participants how to use their scientific skills to explore the powers of superheroes! Young heroes might make a light-saber like Luke's, save Captain America from an icy freeze, or use Magneto's powers of attraction to create a masterpiece of their own! Registration required.

STORYTIMES
Baby & Toddler Storytime
Mondays, February 5 & 12, 10 AM
Join Ms Corey for a special storytime just for children ages birth - 2. There will be a story, fingerplays, music, singing, and of course, bubbles! Siblings welcome. Drop in.

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 10 AM
Join Ms Sandie for a weekly storytime for the preschool crowd (ages 3-5)! Younger siblings are welcome! Ages 3-5. Drop in.

Storytime on the Go
February 1-29
Create a storytime experience at home with Storytime On The Go packets. Each packet will include 6 books and an age age-appropriate literacy activity. The early literacy activities will support one or more of the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Available for toddlers and preschoolers. Pick up in the Children’s room, while supplies last!

MARCH SNEAK PEEK
Read Across America Day Storytime
Saturday, March 2, 10 AM
Join Ms Sandie for a special storytime event! It's Dr Seuss' birthday, and we're celebrating! We'll read silly Seussian stories and complete a craft or activity! All ages, no registration required, just drop in!

Grades 4 & 5 Book Chat
Thursday, March 21, 6 PM
Kids in Grades 4 and 5 are invited to join Ms Corey for a Book Chat. Read “A Rover’s Story” by Jasmine Warga, then join us for a book discussion and book-related activity. All kids that need a copy of the book can pick up their hold during vacation week, February 22-24. Ebooks and audiobooks are also available. Book returns are due after the book chat. Kids in attendance will also receive a pair of solar eclipse sunglasses to use on April 8, 2024. Registration required.



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