January 17, 2021

Seekonk Public Library Programs for Children and Families


Dog Man Bingo
Tuesday, December 8, 6:30PM
Elementary aged students are invited to join us for a celebratory game of Bingo featuring ALL of our favorites from Dav Pilkey's hilarious cast of characters. Dog Man, Captain Underpants, Dragon, Captain Underpants, and of course...his newest Superhero..Cat Kid! We're celebrating the much anticipated release of Pilkey's Cat Kid Comic Club!

Each participant will receive a customizable Bingo card (to play for Pilkey themed prizes from posters to books), a Cat Kid Comic Club official member certificate, stickers, and more! Please pick up your bingo kit at the library prior to the event. Curbside appointments are also available.

The live Bingo session will be held virtually via Zoom on 12/8 at 4pm.  Registration is required. Registration closes 1 hour prior to the event. The Zoom invite link will be sent to registrants approximately 1 hour before the event. Please provide the email address you'd like that link sent to.

Made By Me Cooking School: Chicken Pot Pie
Wednesday, December 16, 5PM
Let's cook! In these live Zoom classes, children ages 7+ (with an accompanying adult) will learn how to cook and prepare a delicious meal or dessert for their family.

For December, participants will make a chicken pot pie recipe and serve it for dinner immediately following class.

Taught by Heather Dupee, owner of Made By Me Cooking School, each class is 1 - 1.5 hours long. Subjects covered include kitchen safety, knife skills, and cooking methods such as saute, broil, and/or bake. The programs also include time for questions and answers.

Participants may register for one or both programs but please register for each program separately. Register at www.seekonkpl.org  calendar of events and receive a Zoom invitation to the class which will be emailed one hour before the start time. Class size limited to 15 families. Join us for this new, family oriented series of programs.

How wonderful it will be for kids to cook dinner for the family!
Register and then a Zoom invite link will be sent out to registrants one hour before the event, to the email address provided upon registration.


Winter Reading Challenge #WinterReads2021
Begins Monday, December 28th
Elementary students (grades 1-5) who participate in our virtual Wild Winter Reading Adventure through the Beanstack platform will gain access to fun and engaging activities, a reading challenge, and the chance to earn virtual raffle tickets towards our grand prize!

This Winter Reading Adventure will begin 12/8 and continue through February 28th. Log 20 minutes a day to earn a completion certificate, while earning virtual raffle tickets for every hour you read!
Registration is required.

The Science of Candy Take & Make
Begins Monday, December 28
There’s no doubt science is cool. But when you add candy? Science only gets better! Let’s do some candy experiments! We’ll provide you with what you need to run three science experiments with candy. You’ll be testing the acid content of candy, running a chromatography experiment, and finishing up with a fun little experiment called floating letters.

Your packet will include candy and other materials to keep, as well as a super cool science experiment library book which will need to be returned to the library.  Registration is required. For elementary aged students grades 1-5.

Crystal Yeti STEM Take & Make
Begins Monday, December 28
Grow your own crystal yeti! Learn how to use a paper cutout abominable snowman as a surface for growing "fur" crystals. You'll learn about the science of crystallization, and have a sparkly new friend at the end of the project! This project utilizes a video tutorial from Creative Bug, a free service with your Seekonk library card.

Materials provided (yeti cutout and borax) can be picked up at the library beginning 12/28 until noon on 12/31.  This STEM project is best suited for children in grades 3-5.  ADULT SUPERVISION AND PARTICIPATION REQUIRED as this project included the use of a stovetop and boiling water.

Vacation Week Crafts
Begins Monday, December 28
Stop by the Children’s Room between 12/28 and 1/2 and check out our selection of crafty “kits”. We always have kid’s DIY books to help inspire creativity, but during school vacation week, when you borrow some of our DIY kids books we will also include some materials for you to keep! Your child would like to learn to knit? Check out a kid’s knitting how-to book and get a skein of yarn and a set of knitting needles to jump start your project! Maybe your child is interested in origami? Check out a kid’s origami how-to book and get some origami paper to start creating right away!
****Quantities and selection are limited, first come first served.


Jingle Babies Storytime
Monday, December 14, 10 AM
A special holiday inspired program for children birth - 24 months.
This storytime includes books, bubbles, fingerplays, music, singing and definitely jingle bells!! Everyone is invited to wear red or green. Older siblings are always welcome to attend.
Registration required. This is a live, virtual event via Zoom. Register and the Zoom link will be sent one hour before the program starts.

Jingle Kids Storytime
Wednesday, December 16, 1:30 PM
Join Miss Sandie for a holly, jolly, jingling good storytime for kids ages 2-5. Everyone is welcomed to wear their holiday best, ugly sweaters, read and green, holiday pj’s...be as festive as you’d like!
This storytime will include a packet to be picked up at the library with a craft to make prior to our live storytime.
Registration is required. This is a live, virtual event via Zoom. Register and the Zoom link will be sent one hour prior to the event, to the email address provided. Registration closes on 12/15 to allow time for participants to pick up their craft.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Seekonk Public Library. This program encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their young children which builds literacy skills and helps lay the foundation for school success.

To participate, parents register for the self-paced program then keep track of the books that are read by using either the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten app or by tracking the books on paper reading logs available through the library. Incentives are earned after each 100 books including special achievement stickers, a tote bag, a lunch bag and even a t-shirt after reading 1,000 books.

Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to learn how to read and succeed. These skills include understanding the sounds letters make, developing rich language, learning vocabulary words and building background knowledge. In addition, sharing books with children helps promote a lifelong love of books and reading.

The program is self-paced and achievable. By reading three books a day, the program can be completed in one year. By reading one book a day, families will reach the goal in three years. The program is educational, free of charge and children ages birth through age 5 may participate. Registration is on-going and requires a SAILS Library card. For more information, call the Youth Services Librarians, Sharon Clarke and Sandie Gauthier at (508) 336-8230 x56140, or visit www.seekonkpl.org/kids 

Family Binge Boxes
Get cozy on the couch with Seekonk Library's newest Binge Boxes. Check out a family oriented, binge-worthy box of 6-7 family and children's DVDs based on a variety of themes. Our latest boxes are Disney Classics, Family Classics, Storytime (animated read-alouds), and Preschool Education (Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, PBS etc). All materials are in DVD format and are rated G or PG. Come into the library to browse the collection and select a box that’s just right for your family. Binge Boxes circulate for two weeks at a time.

About eBooks
Whether you’re looking for picture books, beginner readers, chapter books, or nonfiction books for your child, we have thousands of eBook titles to choose from. Available in eBook, audiobook and video formats. Browse our online collections at seekonkpl.org and scroll to the bottom of the home page for the links to OverDrive, Hoopla and Tumblebooks. You will need your SAILS library card to check books out. Don’t have a card? Contact us at childrens@seekonkpl.org  or (508) 336-8230 x56140
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' OverDrive app. 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  and scroll to bottom of homepage for link

To search our main catalog of hardcover and paperback books (not eBooks) visit the SAILS online catalog at www.seekonkpl.org 

Visit www.seekonkpl.org  or call (508) 336-8230 for details about placing any type of materials on hold, about curbside pick-up and for updated Seekonk Library news. Follow us on FaceBook and Instagram.

Personal Book Shoppers for Children’s Books
You’ve heard of personal shoppers for clothes, gifts, and even groceries...but a personal shopper for children’s books? Absolutely! Call the library and we’ll ask you a few questions such as the age of your child, and the types of children’s books you’re looking for (beginner readers, children’s fiction or nonfiction, etc) and we’ll put a stack of books together for you! When the books are ready, you can either come in to check them out, or we can schedule a curbside pickup. Want to select your own books? Simply visit www.Seekonkpl.org and search our catalog to place holds online (and for eBooks remember to search Libby and Hoopla through our library website or app.). Whether you want us to pick books for your child, or you want to search and select books to put on hold yourself, we’re here for you! Call the library at 508-336-8230 or visit us online at www.Seekonkpl.org to discover your next stack of great children’s books!


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