July 4, 2022

Seekonk Library Programs for Children and Families June 2022

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Summer Reading is for Everyone!
With June comes the start of Seekonk Library’s summer reading programs. With an option for children, teens and adults, there is truly a program for all ages. Adults are invited to register for “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” a summer reading challenge featuring themed programs, book chats, reading suggestions and prize drawings. The teen program is for students in grades 6-12 and participants will track and win all summer long just by logging time spent reading. The program includes raffle tickets and prize packages. Children are invited to participate in “Read Beyond the Beaten Path”, a summer reading challenge that encourages kids to read at least 20 minutes per day and track the time spent reading. Incentives include activities, virtual badges, raffle tickets for over 30 prizes and a mini-stuffed animal “Reading Buddy”! Registration for all programs is on-going at www.Seekonkpl.beanstack.org.  For more information visit www.seekonkpl.org,  call (508) 336-8230 or email the library at library@seekonkpl.org  and childrens@seekkonkpl.org.  With programs for every age, summer reading is truly for everyone!


Children’s Summer Reading Challenge 2022!
Read Beyond the Beaten Path
June 14-August 14, 2022
Children ages birth - entering 5th grade in the fall are invited to join us on a summer reading adventure! Log your reading minutes, complete fun activities, write optional book reviews and earn virtual raffle tickets to use towards fantastic prizes! PLUS...every time you visit the library you will earn a paper raffle ticket towards our special in-library "extra" prizes! So many chances to win! It's easy to sign up and keep track of your reading log. Register at www.Seekonkpl.Beanstack.com.  Note: If you have participated in an online reading challenge with us in the past (summer, winter or 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten), you already have a Beanstack account! Simply log in and select this year's challenge! Contact us for help registering at childrens@seekonkpl.org  Paper logs are also available if you would prefer to not use the app.


Babies & Books
Monday, June 13 at 10 AM
Join Miss Sharon for a monthly storytime that includes a book or two followed by music, fingerplays, movement and yes, even bubbles! Held indoors in the Library's Meeting Room. No registration required. Please bring your SAILS Library card so your child may take storytime books home. Seekonk Library storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing and playing- important principles for your child’s reading readiness.


Mini-Golf in the Meadows
Wednesday, June 15 1 - 7 PM
Adults, teens, children and families are invited to a special mini golf event to kick-off summer and summer reading! Register for a time slot and enjoy 9 holes of mini golf in Seekonk Meadows. After the game, everyone is invited to come into the library for green screen photos, a party favor bag, programming brochures and details about the Summer Reading Program, “Read Beyond the Beaten Path”. Whether you’re an adult simply enjoying the beginning of summer or a child, teen or family celebrating the last day of school, join us for a great outdoor event in Seekonk Meadows. 50 time slots available. Teams limited to 4 people. Registration required. Putters, balls, scorecards and pencils all provided. Free with your SAILS Library card.In the case of rain, mini-golf will be rescheduled.


Family Hike & Nature Scavenger Hunt at Osamequin Farm
Friday, June 17, 10 AM
Families with children of all ages are invited to a hike at Osamequin Farm, 80 Walnut St, Seekonk. The hike will be led by Farmer Sarah and will include a nature scavenger hunt. Families are invited to bring their lunch and, after the hike, find a shady spot to enjoy lunch on the grounds of the farm. Registration required at www.seekonkpl.org/events 


How To Bake a Universe
Tuesday, June 21, 1 PM
Join author Alec Carvlin for a reading of his new book, "How To Bake a Universe". Includes a hands-on craft/activity. Registration required.

Family Trivia
Tuesday, June 21, 6 PM
Celebrate the start of summer with our family trivia contest. Children age 8+, teens and adults are invited to form teams and compete for prizes. The competition will be pub-style, with 5 rounds of 10 questions on a variety of topics. We will be using Kahoot, an online trivia platform, so please bring an internet enabled device. Light refreshments will be served.

Summer Storytimes in Seekonk Meadows
Fridays, June 24 - August 12 at 10 AM
Join Ms Sharon or Ms Sandie for a weekly summer storytime outside in the gazebo on Friday mornings at 10am! We'll be reading stories, singing songs, blowing bubbles, and having all kinds of adventures! And if the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll move the program inside. 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!



Family Sing Along & Ukulele Lessons
Monday, June 27, 6 PM
Join Julie Stepanek and her ukuleles for a family sing-along featuring both funny and traditional campfire songs. Families will listen to and/or sing along with Julie outdoors in Seekonk Meadows. Everyone will then have the opportunity to take a ukulele lesson on one of the 24 ukuleles that Julie brings with her. Enjoy a program of music and family, outdoors in the gazebo overlooking the Meadows. Suitable for all ages. In case of rain, the event will be held indoors. This program is sponsored through a grant from the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Explore Waterways Storytime at Osamequin Farm
Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 AM
Families with children of all ages are invited to a special storytime at Osamequin Farm, 80 Walnut St, Seekonk. The storytime will be led by Farmer Sarah and will include stories about water, ponds, and maybe even about some of the animals that live in those places. Bring a picnic lunch and after storytime find a shady spot to enjoy lunch on the grounds of the farm. Registration required.

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