September 28, 2021

Seekonk Public Library Programs for Children and Families

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Tails & Tales Summer Reading Challenge Wrap-Up
Congratulations to all of the children who participated in Seekonk Library’s Tails & Tales Summer Reading Challenge. By reading 15-20 minutes per day, the children collectively read more than 219,000 minutes during the two-month program. Well done! Combined with the minutes read by teens and adults, the grand total of minutes was over 305,000! Since the community goal of reading for 250,000 minutes was met, a goat will be purchased through Heifer International and given to support a family or village in another country. More details about that soon! Congratulations again to everyone who participated this summer!
Tails & Tales is sponsored by Seekonk Public Library, CSLP, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Sensory-Friendly Family Movie
Saturday, September 4, 11 AM
This sensory-friendly, monthly program features lights up, sound down, relaxed rules, and subtitles. Everyone is invited to this all-inclusive, welcoming movie event. Feel free to bring your own fidgets, comfort items, and snacks. Social story with photos available upon request, email the children’s librarians at childrens@seekonkpl.org.  Please call the library or visit www.seekonkpl.org calendar of events for the movie title. Movie rated PG.

Model Rockets Launch!
Saturday, September 11 at 10 AM - 1:30 PM
The public is invited to view model rocket launchings in Seekonk Meadows. In August, children ages 7 and up made the rockets with their families and a launch date was set for September 11. The rockets will be launched under the supervision of Major Donald Morrison from the Civil Air Patrol. Stop by and see science in action!

Sensory Water Play for Kids
Monday, September 13, 10 AM
Children ages 0-5 will explore 7 different water stations for hands-on play and learning. The stations will include water tables, a small pool, and a bin with water beads and another with water balloons. The program will be self-directed with children spending as much time as they wish at the individual stations. A change of clothing is suggested. This event will be held outdoors behind the library building. In case of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled. Led by Kirby Furtado, owner of Tot Spot RI in Riverside, RI.

Celebrate Seekonk Day Children’s Events
Saturday, September 18, 11AM - 4PM
As part of Seekonk Cultural Council’s “Celebrate Seekonk Day”, there will be a shadow puppetry activity and a Kindness Rocks station at the library. For shadow puppetry, children will make a simple shadow puppet and then explore making shadows at a tabletop stage. For Kindness Rocks, families will paint caring messages of kindness on rocks that will then be added to the community Kindness Rocks garden at Seekonk Library. Drop-in, no registration needed. These events celebrate the arts, culture and community in Seekonk. For a full listing of the day’s events, visit the Seekonk Cultural Council’s Facebook page.

STORYTIMES
Babies & Books Storytime
Mondays, September 20, 27, October 4, 18 at 10 AM
Join Miss Sharon for a weekly storytime that includes a book or two followed by music, fingerplays, dancing and yes, even bubbles! Please bring your SAILS Library card so your child may check out items to take home. Siblings welcome. Drop-in.

Toddler/Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20
Join Miss Sandie for a storytime just for children ages 2-5! Siblings welcome. Drop-in. Please bring your SAILS Library card so your child may check out items to take home. Siblings welcome. Drop-in.

September and October storytimes will be held outdoors in Seekonk Meadows. Please bring something to sit on. In case of poor weather, storytimes are held indoors. No registration required. Seekonk Library storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing and playing- important principles for your child’s reading readiness.

Ebooks and Services for Children & Families
Whether you’re looking for picture books, beginner readers, chapter books, or nonfiction books for your child, we have thousands of books, magazines, graphic novels and eBook titles to choose from. Browse our catalog at seekonkpl.org and also our collections of ebooks, videos and audiobooks available through OverDrive, Hoopla and Tumblebooks. Links at seekonkpl.org. You will need your SAILS library card to place items on hold or check items out. Don’t have a card? Email us at childrens@seekonkpl.org 
OverDrive
Your child's source for e-Books and audio books for every device. Discover picture books, chapter books, graphic novels and more. Explore Libby, the 'user-friendly' www.OverDriveapp.seekonkpl.org. No monthly limit on checkouts.
Hoopla
Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music and more for your child, 24/7 with your library card. Monthly limit on checkouts.
TumbleBooks
Encourage reading with interactive books and activities. Something for every age child! Featuring picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, games, puzzles & more. No app needed, nothing to download, no borrowing, just click and read. Visit www.seekonkpl.org  or stop in for more information. childrens@seekonkpl.org  or call (508) 336-8230 x56140

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