July 12, 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!

Dancin’ with Hoops with Judi Jones
Monday, July 8
10 AM- ages 2-5
11:15 AM- ages 5+
Join us for an energetic hula hooping program featuring Judi Jones aka ENERGIZER. Dancin’ with Hoops blends creative movement, dance, exercise, and play. Custom hula hoops are provided for use. Following, Judi will entertain you with a high-energy hula hoop performance. Register.

Pumpernickel Puppets Presents: Sir George and the Dragon
Monday, July 15, 6 PM, ages 3+
Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you’ll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George and his clumsy dog, and of course the lovable dragon. Will Sir George slay the dragon? Not to worry, everything ends happily in this fun show. Presented with large colorful hand puppets, live voices and sound effects. Register.
This program is funded by the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

We Are Water Protectors
Tuesday, July 16, 10 AM, Grades K-3
Learn about water protection, what pollutes our water, and how we can help. Join Ms Corey to do simple experiments playing in water. YES, you may get wet! Register.

Paws to Read
Wednesdays, July 17 & 31, 10-11 AM (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.

Incredible Earthworms
Saturday, July 20, 10 AM
Ages 5+
Learn about earthworms and the important role they play in our environment. Discover an earthworm’s anatomy and learn how it has adapted to its life underground. We will learn about how they break down living and dead material, and turn it into nutrient-rich soil Develop a new appreciation for these simple invertebrates while learning about decomposing and soil recycling. Observe live earthworms with magnifiers! Participants will make their own worm farms, so please bring a clean glass jar from your recycling bin! Regsiter.

Pokemon Community Day!
Wednesday, July 31, 5:30 PM
Play Pokemon Go in the Meadows. Then join us in the large meeting room for Pokemon Card Games, a card exchange station, and collect your free Pokemon Card. Choose your favorite character in our Pokemon Polling station, figure out who is missing in Pokemon iSpy, create your own Pokemon Card, and build your favorite character out of Legos. All ages are welcome, just drop in!

STORYTIMES

Storytime in the Meadows
Fridays, July 5- 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!

Storytime at the Seekonk Fire Museum
Thursday, July 25, 10 AM
Ages 2.5-6
Join Ms Sandie for a visit to the Seekonk Fire Museum! We'll read stories about Fire Fighters and Fire Stations, we'll have a tour of the Fire Museum, and we'll even get to sit on a fire truck! Register.

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