February 2, 2023

Seekonk Public Library Programs for Children and Families

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Children's Winter Reading Challenge 2023
“All the Feels” now through February
Join our Winter Reading Challenge for children from birth through grade 5. Log your reading minutes, write reviews, and complete activities to earn virtual badges and raffle tickets for a chance to win fantastic prizes! Register at www.Seekonkpl.beanstack.org 

The Boston Bruins 16th Annual Pajama Drive
February 1 – March 10
From February 1 through March 10, Seekonk Library will once again partner with the Boston Bruins to be an official drop-off location for the collection of new pajamas for children living in low-income and homeless situations. Donated pajamas will be distributed by the organization Cradles to Crayons to children who "don’t know the comforting feeling of putting on PJs before settling down to sleep." All donations in sizes 0/3 months through teen are gratefully accepted with a particular need for pajamas for older children and teens. Donations may be left in the collection box in the lobby at Seekonk Library through March 10. The statewide goal for the 6 week drive is 10,000 pairs with Seekonk’s goal being 150 pairs. The Boston Bruins thank everyone in advance for donating pajamas to their 16th Annual PJ Drive! This project is a collaboration between Seekonk Public Library, the Boston Bruins, Cradles to Crayons®, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and Wonderfund. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) works with the Boston Bruins to coordinate library participation in the drive.

Write On!
Mondays, February 6, 13, 4 PM
Calling all writers in grades 2-5! Come be the author of your own story using the fun and interactive tool, Book Creator. Learn how to add text, video, images, gifs, and so much more while creating your own book. Whether you’d like to write a story, make a comic or create a presentation, this program is for you. Get creative and "Write On!" Grades 2-5. Registration required This is a two week program, led by Colleen Terrill, Director of Digital Learning and Technology for the Seekonk School Department. Chromebooks provided by Seekonk Library and the Seekonk School Department.

Minecraft Club
Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 6:30 PM
It’s a Minecraft adventure! Utilizing Minecraft Education Edition, we'll meet weekly via Zoom and join Minecraft worlds together. Our focus is on teamwork to achieve building goals while teaching one another how to navigate around. We visit Minecraft worlds such as deep oceans, Mars, Ancient Egypt and more, learning along the way. For grades 3-5. Registration required.

No Sew Pet Blankets
Starts February 15
Families may sign up to take part in Seekonk Library's No-Sew Pet Blanket Project to make a fleece blanket for a pet that is adopted out through the Seekonk Animal Shelter. Register in advance then come to Seekonk Library starting February 15 and pick up a free, no-sew blanket kit*. Families will make the blanket at home and bring it back to Seekonk Library by February 28. The Library will deliver the blankets to Seekonk Animal Shelter and the blankets will be given to pets who are adopted out into their "forever home". The blankets are no-sew and easy to make. Join us for this great family project that supports OUR community’s animal shelter. *Kit includes fabric and instructions. Supplies limited. Registration required.

February Vacation Specials
Mystic Touch Tank
Tuesday, February 21, 1- 3 PM
Families are invited to "Touch and Learn" with Mystic Aquarium's Touch Tank. This hands-on program includes live, local invertebrate including lobsters, horseshoe crabs, snails, and shellfish. A wonderful, educational event for families with children of all ages! Registration required.

Slime-Lab
Wednesday, February 22, 2 PM
School vacation week Slime Lab for grades K-5! Let’s make a mess! We'll mix slime and then use additives to make unique, slimy creations! Experiment with textures and additives to make your very own slime! Registration required.

Family Movie
Thursday, February 23, 1 PM
A family movie matinee on the big screen! Based on a beloved children's book about a boy and his new best friend, a crocodile named who loves to sing, take baths, enjoy great music and eat caviar. Rated PG. Running time 1 hour, 46 minutes. Drop in.

STORYTIMES
Seekonk Library storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing and playing- important principles for your child’s reading readiness. Please bring your SAILS library card so your child can browse and select books to take home. Siblings are always welcome.

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Monday, February 6, 13 at 10 AM
Join Miss Sharon for a weekly storytime that includes a book or two followed by music, fingerplays, movement and yes, even bubbles! Please bring your SAILS Library Card so your child may browse and select books to take home. Ages birth - 36 months. Siblings always welcome! No registration required, just drop in.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15 at 9:30 AM
Join Ms. Sandie for storytimes filled with books and activities for ages 3-5. Siblings always welcome! Bring your library card to check out some great books. Drop in. No registration required.

Storytime with Seekonk’s Fire Chief Sandra Lowery
Tuesday, February 28, 10 AM
It's storytime with Fire Chief Sandra Lowery from the Seekonk Fire Department! Meet and talk to the Chief, hear stories including Fire Chief Fran, ask questions and do an activity. Suitable for ages 2-5. Registration required.

Storytime on the Go!
On-going in February
Stop in anytime and create a storytime experience at home with Storytime On The Go packets. Each packet will include 6 or more books to check out and an age appropriate early literacy activity. The activities will support one or more of the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Drop by and pick one up for your child!

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