May 20, 2024

Seekonk Public Library Children’s Room


Paws to Read
Wednesdays, March 6 & 13, 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.

Solar Eclipse Glasses
Registration begins March 4, pickup begins March 25
This April 8th people all over the world will be looking up to the skies for the total solar eclipse and we want to get you ready! Join us at Seekonk Public Library for our Eclipse Countdown. This series of events will include a variety of programs for families, teens and adults leading up to the solar eclipse. Check our Events Calendar online to register for special storytimes, craft nights and more for all things related to solar science. Most importantly remember that the only way to safely view the solar eclipse is with specialty viewing glasses which we will be offering FREE, quantity limited. Register in the online events calendar beginning March 4 for glasses, maximum two per household, SAILS library card required.
Glasses will also be available for those participating in other Eclipse Countdown Events while supplies last. Remember, if you have your glasses from October's annular eclipse, you can reuse them this April!

Minecraft Space Edition (virtual)
Tuesdays, March 12 & 19, 6:30 PM
Grades 3-5
Join Ms Sandie (virtually) to build in Minecraft Education! We'll be in space for this 2-week session, in preparation for the eclipse in April! No Minecraft experience is required, but participants do need to have their own device on which to download and install Minecraft EDU (license provided by the library). All links (to download Minecraft EDU and join us via Zoom) will be sent out before the program. This will be a 2-week building session, commitment to both weeks is required.

Are the Crayons Quitting? Book & Craft Workshop
Wednesday, March 13
6:00-7:00 PM
Families are invited to a reading & craft workshop called “Are the Crayons Quitting?”. This workshop is brought to you by the Newport Contemporary Ballet. There will be a reading of the book by individual members of the dance company in their Crayon costumes along with a fun papercraft using Crayons. Seating is limited, registration required.

Lego Fantasy Fort Building
Wednesday, March 20, 4-5 PM
Grades K-3
Join Ms. Corey to build your own fantasy fort. Whether your fort is for the inside or outside, you will have a chance to design it. We will share a story about fort building then create your design with crayons and pencils. Once your design is imagined you will create a 3-D model with Legos. Registration required.

Grades 4 & 5 Book Chat
Thursday, March 21, 2024
6:00 - 6:45 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. Registration required. Kids in attendance will also receive a pair of solar eclipse sunglasses to use on April 8, 2024.

Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 PM
Grades K-5 and their families
Join us for a blacklight BINGO session for kids in grades K-5 and their families, to celebrate the eclipse! Each family will receive one pair of eclipse glasses in preparation for the upcoming eclipse! Don't forget to wear your neon and white for the blacklights! Disclaimer: the lights will be off for this Bingo session, with only minor lighting for visibility purposes. Glowsticks will be provided, but feel free to glow-up as much as you'd like! Registration required.

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 10 AM
Join Ms Corey for a special storytime just for children ages birth - 3. There will be a story, fingerplays, music, singing, and of course, bubbles! Siblings welcome. Drop in.

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 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.

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!

Pajama Party Storytime
Wednesday, March 6, 6 PM
Join Ms Corey for this special nighttime storytime. Come in your favorite pajamas and enjoy 2-3 sleepytime books, songs, and fingerplay. All ages, no registration required, just drop in! Wearing your pajamas at this storytime is a great way to support the Boston Bruins pajama drive.

Storytime on the Go
March 1-31
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.

Storytime On The Go packets are available for toddlers and preschoolers- just choose the packet that's right for your child. Toddler (suggested up to age 3) stories for children who are ready for books with short stories. Preschool (suggested ages 3 - 5) books that include longer stories. Stop by the Children's Room to pick yours up! While supplies last.


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