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Welcome to the Children’s Page at Seekonk Library!

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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Summer Reading Wrap-Up
Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Program,
Every Hero Has a Story!
Reading Incentives, Certificates of Accomplishment and Raffle Prizes have all been given out and the cart of free books has been put away until next summer.  Great job of reading and keeping track of time.  A huge THANK YOU to all the parents, grandparents and other adults who supported our Summer Reading Program by bringing their children to the Library all summer long! It was truly a GREAT summer of reading!

NEW!
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 you’ll reach the goal before you know it!
Register your child in person or by phone and receive reading rewards throughout the program.
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
You set your own pace.
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! “Read it and Reap!”

STORYTIMES

Library Lapsit Storytime
Mondays at 9:30 am or 10:45 am from September 28 through November 9
 Register  for 9:30 am (children birth to 15 months*)
Register for 10:45 (children 15 months – 2.5 years*)
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 is required but is on-going throughout the 6 week session as space allows. Placement preference is given to Seekonk residents.

*this is the preferred session for that age range but you may register for either time.

Toddler Storytime  for children 2.5 – 3.5 years
Tuesdays at 10:30 am from September 22 – October 27. Register
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 the 6 week session as space allows. Placement preference is given to Seekonk residents.

Preschool Storytime  for children 3.5 – 5.5 years
Wednesdays at 1:30 pm from September 23 – October 28. Register
Thursdays at 10:30 am from September 24 – October 29. Register
Our lesson plans for Preschoolers 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 as space allows. Placement preference is given to Seekonk residents.

Artful Reading for children entering Grades K – 3
Mondays at 3:45 pm from September 21 – November 2

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 as space allows. Register

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.

FALL PROGRAMS

Reading to Oliver
Tuesdays, 3:15 – 5:15 starting October 6
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 October 20, November 17 and December 15 due to Movie Matinees.

Fall Family Movie Matinees
Tuesdays, at 4 pm on the following dates September 22, October 20, November 17, December 15
Pick up a list of titles in the Children’s Room or call 508-336-8230 x5140 for the weekly title.

Hooked on Books
TBA

Rocketry Program
Saturdays September 26, October 17, 24, and 31 at 1:15 pm
For children ages 6+ but parental supervision required for ages 6-12.
Major Don Morrison from the Civil Air Patrol will be here to mentor the participants in making rockets. Rocket launch (!!) is scheduled for October 31, weather permitting.

 

FAMILY NIGHTS

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!

 

 


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