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Welcome to the Children’s Page at Seekonk Library!

Storytimes

Early Learning Playgroup for children 3-5 years old
Tuesdays, March 15 – April 19 from  from 10 am – 11:30 am
Play and learn together, a free playgroup for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 and their grown-up! This playgroup experience will help your child improve language skills while learning to work and play with others.  As your child’s first teacher, you will learn simple activities through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with your child to help them get ready to read, as prescribed in the Every Child Ready to Read program, a project of the Association for Library Service to Children and the Public Library Association, divisions of the American Library Association.  This program is sponsored by the Dighton, Rehoboth, Swansea and Seekonk CFCE Council with funding from the MA Department of Early Education and Care. Register.

Library Lapsit for children birth – 2.5 years old
Monday mornings at  9:30 am or  10:45 am
Registration starts April 1. The program starts April 25
Our Library Lapsit lesson plans focus on talking, reading, playing and singing — important principles for YOUR child’s language development and reading readiness.  This gentle program includes stories, fingerplays, songs, a musical instrument experience and BUBBLES!! Registration starts April 1 and is on-going throughout the 6 week session as space allows.

Toddler Storytime for children 2.5 – 3.5 years
Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am starting April 26
Register starting April 1.
Our lesson plans for Toddlers focus on talking, reading, writing, playing and singing- important principles for YOUR child’s reading readiness. This program includes books, fingerplays, songs, an activity/craft and bubbles. Registration is required but is on-going throughout he 6 week session.

Preschool Storytime for children 3.5 – 5.5 years
Wednesday at 1:30 pm or Thursdays at 10:30 am
Register starting April 1
Our lesson plans for Toddlers focus on talking, reading, writing, playing and singing– important principles for YOUR child’s reading readiness. This program includes stories and a craft, Registration is required but is on-going throughout the 6 week session.

Artful Reading for children entering Grades K – 3
Mondays at 3:45 starting April 25 Register starting April 1
This is a fun storytime and art program for students in Kindergarten through Grade 3. Hear a book and then work on an art project using clay, paint and chalk, etc. For planning purposes registration is required but is ongoing throughout the 6-week program.

When signing-up, please have your child’s SAILS Library card handy. You may also call (508) 336-8230 ext 5140 or visit us in person to register.

Yoga Storytime
Monday, April 4 & 11 at 10:30 am
Create Power Yoga in Rumford will host this 2 week program for children ages 2+. Movement and reading! Yoga ideas and poses will be learned through the stories that are read. Adults are encouraged to participate.
No registration, just drop-in!

Mother’s Day Storytime
Saturday, May 7 at 9:30 am
Children bring their mother and/or grandma for stories and a craft. Ages 3 and up. Register starting April 1.

Dora Storytime Adventure!
Tuesday, May 10 at 11:30 am
Hear a story and Meet Dora the Explorer. Great photo op! Presented by Start U Reading. Drop-in.

National Library Week April 11-16
Monday, April 11 Mad Science Workshop 4pm. Register
Dry Ice! Use Carbon Dioxide to learn the states of matter and then see how it’s used to make potions and fog in the movies!
Tuesday, April 12 Reading with Oliver 3:15. Reserve your spot in advance by calling 508-336-8230 x5140 or drop-in.
Wednesday, April 13 Geneology program for adults 6 pm
Thursday, April 14 Watercolors for Kids ages 5+ 4 pm Register
Friday, April 15 My Social Security 2-4pm (adults)

School Vacation Week Specials
Monday, April 18
Patriots’ Day holiday. Library is closed.
Tuesday, April 19 *Book Swap and Board Games 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Bring a few books to swap and then stay to play some great board games. If you have a favorite board game, please bring it and play with others.
*Family Movie 4 pm Call for title (508) 336-8230 x5140
Wednesday, April 20 “Let Off Some STEAM!” Science activity  1:30  Explore 3, hands-on science stations. Fun and educational! Register
Thursday, April 21 Teddy Bear Picnic 3 pm Children and their Teddy (or other stuffed animal) will hear Teddy Bear stories and do a craft. Register.
Friday, April 22 Earth Day Craft! 2-3 pm Drop-in and make a craft to celebrate Earth Day.
Saturday, April 23 Family Movie Matinee Call for title. (508)336-8230 x5140

 

Literacy @ your Library

Reading with Oliver
Tuesdays, 3:15 – 5:15
Gain confidence in reading or build literacy skills by reading to Oliver, an adorable Labradoodle! You may call to reserve a 20 minute time slot or drop-in. Oliver will not be here on  April 19, May 17, and June 14 due to Movie Matinees.

Family Movie Matinees
Tuesdays, at 4 pm on the following dates: April 19, May 17, June 14.
Call the Children’s Room at 508-336-8230 x5140 for the weekly title. Free popcorn courtesy of the Friends of Seekonk Library.

Hula Hoop Party in the Meadows
Saturday, May 14 at 2pm (Raindate 5/21)
Instructor Jessica Stylz Cohen will demonstrate and teach. Great for everyone! Held outdoors in Seekonk Meadows.
Adults 1 pm, Children/families 2 pm. Register

 

The Arts @ your Library

Artful Reading
Mondays at 3:45 starting April 25

Register starting April 1
This is a fun storytime and art program for students in Kindergarten through Grade 3. Hear a book and then work on an art project using clay, paint and chalk, etc. For planning purposes registration is required but is ongoing throughout the 6-week program.

Seekonk Meadows 5th Annual Summer Celebration
Saturday, June 18 2 pm – 6 pm
Live music and children’s nature and art activities in the Meadows. Schedule of events.

 

S.T.E.M. @ your Library
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Geodesic Domes
Thursday, May 5
Create life-sized geodesic domes using rolled-up newspapers. A great engineering activity for families.
Come anytime after 6 pm. No registration. 

Rocket Science
Saturdays, June 4, 11, 25

Build Rockets June 4  & 11 from 1 – 3:30 pm
Launch date June 25 10 am
Ages 8+ Register

 

Family Night @ your Library

Thanks to The Friends of Seekonk Library for funding our Family Nights!
Free. No registration required.  6:30 pm
Educational and entertaining programs for all ages!

Monday, April 25 6:30 pm
Reptile Exhibit with Marla Isaac
Back by popular demand is naturalist, falconer, and professional reptile handler Marla Isaac from New England Reptile and Raptor Exhibits. Come learn about these amazing creatures and maybe even hold one in your hand!

Monday, May 23 at 6:30 pm
Wayne Potash
Sing, dance, and even jump  to original and traditional songs for families.

Monday, June 27 at 6:30 pm
Ed Popielarcz
Comedy and magic!

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The mission of “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” is to strengthen children’s vocabulary and language skills while promoting the habit of reading. Increased vocabulary and language skills are important tools for children to have as they begin to learn to read in kindergarten. To achieve the goal of reading 1,000 books, aim to read one book every night (or as many as you can) and receive reading rewards throughout the program. You’ll reach the goal before you know it!
Register your child in person or by phone at 508-336-8230 x5140.
Start reading now and you’ll reach the goal of 1,000 books before you know it!

Set your own pace and see how it adds up…
1 book every day for 3 years = 1,095 books
3 books every day for 1 year = 1,095 books
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless!
“Read it and Reap!”

Summer Reading Program Sneak Peek
“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”
Read and earn free books!
Details revealed in June

 

For more Youth Services information you may reach us by phone at (508) 336- 8230 ext. 5140 or via e-mail
Mary Ellen Siniak, Senior Librarian, Youth Services
Sharon Clarke Staff Librarian, Youth Services

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