April 2, 2020

Seekonk Public Library’s Programs for Children and Families

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For more information, visit seekonkpl.org or call the library at 508-336-8230 x56140

Beyblade Club
Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4-5 pm

Beybladers unite! Join your friends at the library for an after-school Beyblade Club. Beyblade is a competitive game where spinning tops are launched into a stadium and clash until one is either left in the stadium or spins the longest. This game involves strategy, physics, good sportsmanship, and fun! Kids are encouraged to bring their own Beyblades and stadiums. The library will have a limited number of Beyblades to share. “The focus of the club will be on casually playing and meeting other enthusiasts. One goal is to promote good sportsmanship by playing with a number of opponents and learning to be kind whether you win or lose.” Whether you’re already a Beyblade fan or just want to see what it’s all about, you’re invited to drop in and play!

Cursive Writing Workshop
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Cursive Writing Workshop will teach children the basics of learning to write cursive. Class time will be spent warming up, practicing lines and letters and linking letters together. Activities include learning to read examples of cursive and writing out famous quotes with newly learned skills. Practicing cursive at home will be a part of the program. Suitable for children in grades 3 + who have mastered printing block letters. No experience with cursive is required. Registration and a commitment to the entire 4 week session is required. *Class is full, please register for our waitlist.

Family Movie for Seekonk Early Release Day
Tuesday, March 10, 1:30-3:45 pm

Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle. They are joined by friends, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven. Rated PG. Running time 103 minutes. Contact library for exact title. Please note that the film will begin at 2pm but families are welcome to join us anytime between 1:30 -2pm to make a snowflake wand to take home. Supplies limited.

St. Patrick’s Day Craft- Leprechaun Finders
Friday, March 13, 3-4:30 pm

Stop by the Children’s Room and create a Leprechaun Finder! All ages welcome (with a little help from your grown-ups!), no registration required. All materials provided. Drop in

Girls Who Code: The Friendship Code
Saturdays, March 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 1- 2:30 pm

Part book club, part coding club, Girls Who Code meetings are designed for 3rd – 5th graders and will focus on designing, reading, coding and exploring together. The club features activities, characters and vocabulary drawn from the best selling book, The Friendship Code. All participants will receive a free copy of the book. Each meeting will start with an ice breaker activity, then launch into an overview of 2-3 chapters of the book, a fun “unplugged” activity to reinforce coding vocabulary/terms, and a great online challenge using Scratch. Basic programming essentials will be emphasized with a focus on topics that lead to hands-on learning and understanding. The Club runs for 4 weeks with a celebration party held on week 5. Meetings will be facilitated by Katie Truchon, Information Technology/Video Game Design Instructor at New England Institute of Technology.

Space is limited and a minimum of 8 students is needed for the club to be held.  Parent information: What is the program? Girls Who Code 3rd-5th grade clubs are a community of girls who actively design, code, read and explore together. Featuring activities, characters, and vocabulary drawn from the best-selling Girls Who Code books, 3rd-5th Grade Clubs expose girls to bravery, resilience, and computational thinking at the exact moment when research indicates that their interest is high. For participants: What happens during a Club meeting? Each meeting will kick off with your Club exploring computer science and design through a discussion of parts of a Girls Who Code fiction book. Your Club will complete fun, interactive activities that challenge you to unleash your creativity and personality.

Dragonfly Q-Tip Painting
Thursday March 19, 3-4:30 pm

Join us in the Children's Room to create your own dragonfly q-tip painting to celebrate the first day of Spring! All ages (with help from your grownup). All materials provided, no registration required.

SEEKONK STORYTIMES
Seekonk Library storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing and playing, the five early literacy practices that prepare children to learn how to read. To support storytime and language development, please bring your SAILS Library Card so your child may select books to check out and take home along with an activity.

Babies & Books
Mondays, March 2,9,16 at 10 am

For children birth - 24 months old. This gentle yet lively program includes stories, fingerplays, songs, a musical instrument experience and BUBBLES!! Please bring your SAILS Library Card. Time will be set aside for children to check out a book and take it home. Siblings always welcome. Drop in.

Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays, March 3,10,17 at 10 am

For children 24-36 months old. Toddler Storytime is stories, fingerplays, music, a musical instrument experience, a take-home sheet or early literacy activity and yes, BUBBLES! Please bring your SAILS Library Card. Time will be set aside for children to check out a book and take it home. Siblings always welcome. Drop in.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, March 4,11,18 at 1:30 pm

For children who are ready to sit for stories that are a bit longer, this storytime incorporates stories with songs, rhymes, and connected activities. Our Preschool Storytime lesson plans focus on talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing- important principles for YOUR child’s language development and reading readiness. Ages 3-5, drop in. No registration required. Siblings always welcome.

Yoga Storytime
Thursdays March 5,19 at 10 am

A yoga storytime for ages 3-5 and their grownups! Storytime Yoga is a great way to promote playful, active learning while incorporating a story into movements, and songs to keep wandering minds and bodies engaged throughout the story. Allowing children to move around and act out the story helps keep their attention by immersing them in the story. Please bring your SAILS library card to in order to check out books with included themed activities to take home. No registration required, drop in. 

Boston Bruins 13th Annual Pajama Drive
February 1 - March 15, 2020

Seekonk Library has teamed up with the Boston Bruins to be a drop-off location for the Boston Bruins’ 12th Annual Pajama Drive that benefits DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. The collection goal for this location is 135 pairs of pajamas for children and teens in need to be collected between February 1 - March 15 . The pj's will be distributed to children in Massachusetts who "don’t know the comforting feeling of putting on PJs before settling down to sleep." Donations in all sizes are needed from infant through teen. Donations may be left in the collection box in the Children's Room at Seekonk Library.
The Boston Bruins thanks everyone in advance for donating pajamas to their Annual PJ Drive!

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) works with the Boston Bruins to coordinate library participation in the drive. Libraries from around the state use the Massachusetts Library System’s delivery service, typically used to send books and other library materials, to send their PJs to area collection locations which increases libraries’ ability to participate in the drive.

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