Welcome to the Children’s Page at Seekonk Library!
See below for details on Seekonk Library’s upcoming programs for Children and their families!
And, remember, for more information you may reach us through
*Facebook at Seekonk Library Youth Services
*by phone (508) 336- 8230 ext. 5140
*or via e-mail (just click our names)
Mary Ellen Siniak Sharon Clarke
Senior Librarian, Youth Services Staff Librarian, Youth Services
Registration for Spring programs starts on Tuesday, April 1
For programs which require registration, you may register online, in person or by phone.
TO REGISTER ONLINE, go to Seekonkpl.org…click Calendar of Events (on right)
then click on the program’s start date. Just have your child’s SAILS Library card handy. Easy!
You may also call (508) 336-8230 ext 5140 or visit us in person to register.
Did you know that children who are exposed to reading before preschool are more likely to do well in every aspect of learning. Yay, Storytime!
Lapsit Birth – 2.5 years Toddler 2.5 – 3.5 years Preschool 3.5 – 5.5 years
Mondays at 10:30 am Tuesdays at 10:30 am Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, Apr 30 - June 4
Apr 28 - June 9 April 29 - June 3 OR Thursdays at 10:30 am, May 1 - June 5
To register, visit Seekonkpl.org then click Calendar of Events (on right) and select the program’s start date. 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.
Remember, Library activities can help promote better readers and better achievers.
The Book Bunch
Wednesdays at 3:45 pm
Grades K – 3
April 30 - June 4
Stories and a craft for older children. Registration required.
S.T.E.A. M. @ YOUR LIBRARY (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
Science Saturday Workshops
April 26 at 12:30 pm. The science of kites! This month children age 10 and up will build and fly kites.
Mentored by Major Don Morrison of the Civil Air Patrol. Registration required.
Science Astronomy Class
Saturdays, May 17, June 28, July 12 at 1 pm
Learn how to search the skys through telescopes, learn about the planets, and make a craft or two associated with the stars! This is a 3-part program with other classes held on Saturday, May 17, June 28, and July 12. You can sign up for one or all! Mentored by Donna and Dave Motta, Civil Air Patrol Educators. Ages 10+ Registration required.
Discover Dance with Kristen Mello
Saturdays, April 5, 12, 19 at 10:30 am.
For toddlers and preschoolers, this class is based on social discipline, motor skills, musicality and building the self-esteem of happy, healthy children. Creative expression and exploring the imagination are key to creating a love of dance that will last a lifetime! Registration required.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK April 14-19
“Lives Change@ your Library”
Food for Fines – all week long!
Monday, April 14 Piano Serenade with Beverly Rathbun, 10 am – 12 noon
Tuesday, April 15 Family Movie Call for title but here’s a clue to which film we’ll be playing:
“Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.” No registration.
Wednesday, April 16 The Fate of Forest Elephants with Andrea Turkalo, 4pm. No registration.
Andrea Turkalo, Associate Conservation Scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and co-founder of Cornell University’s The Elephant Listening Project at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York, shares her experiences, her insights and concerns over the fate of Africa’s forest elephants.
Turkalo is considered the leading expert on Africa’s reclusive and lesser understood forest elephants. She’s been studying them for more than two decades at her Dzanga Research Camp at the Dzanga-Sangha National Park in Central African Republic (CAR).~~Turkalo is considered the leading expert on Africa’s reclusive and lesser understood forest elephants. She’s been studying them for more than two decades at her Dzanga Research Camp at the Dzanga-Sangha National Park in Central African Republic (CAR).
Wednesday, April 16 Laughter Yoga (adult program) 6:30 pm. Register.
Back by popular demand…come and see how the mental and physical health effects of practiced laughter can change your life today. Certified Laughter Yoga teacher Mary McDonald will lead us in 45 minutes of playful laughter exercises that include deep breathing and gentle stretching. A yoga mat is not necessary but participants should bring a water bottle because laughter can be dehydrating
Thursday, April 17 Organic Gardening (adults) 6:30 pm
Learn about organic remedies for eliminating garden pests and diseases in an environmentally sound way. During National Library Week learn how to change your life by growing foods organically. No registration.
Friday, April 18 Library closes at 12 noon
Saturday, April 19 Customer Appreciation Day! 12 noon - 3 pm
Enjoy light refreshments as we thank YOU, our valued customers!
Child I.D. Program 12 noon – 3 pm
SCHOOL VACATION WEEK April 21 – 25
Monday, April 21 Library closed, Patriots’ Day
Tuesday, April 22 Earth Day Craft with Seekonk Recycles, 10:30 am
Children will create an Earth Day related craft. For preschoolers and children Grades K and up. No registration.
Thursday, Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppet Puppet Show, 4 pm
A fun and very kid-friendly, interactive show created by Mr. Vinny (the silly guy from the Toe Jam Puppet Band). It’s his solo show so kids will have to help. Please help him tell the story of ‘The 12 Little Pigs”. Warning: be prepared to laugh!
CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK May 12 – 18
Celebrate YOUR favorite books!
Reading Heart-To-Heart with Oliver
Tuesdays 3 -5 pm
Read to Oliver, a lovable Labradoodle. Call to register for a scheduled time or just drop-in and read!
Thanks to The Friends of Seekonk Library for funding our Family Nights!
Free. No registration required. 6:30 pm
Monday, April 28, 6:30 pm
Dig Up Clues Reading Show with magician Greg McAdams and his dog Axel
Dig up clues at the library with super sleuth and magician Greg McAdams and his trusty dog Axel (yes-a real dog!). This fast, exciting, fun-filled program has nonstop magic, comedy, audience participation, and Axel’s extremely funny antics that will keep children and adults laughing and learning while helping to dig up clues to solve the case!
Monday, May 19, 6:30 pm
The Motion Man with Jody Scalise Comedy, magic, mine…all in one!
Monday, June 30, 6:30 pm
Marla Isaac and Reptiles
Reptiles are one of the most misunderstood and feared groups in the animal kingdom. They are the subject of numerous fantastic tales and myths. Come to the Library and learn all about reptlies and see what Marla will bring. Perhaps it’ll be amphibians, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and/or crocodilians!
Entertaining, educational and great for all ages!
For programs that require registration,
register online, in person or by phone starting April 1, 2014
TO REGISTER ONLINE, go to Seekonkpl.org…click Calendar of Events (on right)
then click on the program’s start date
Tumblebooks…Online, All the Time!
The Tumblebooks collection offers books and games that support all levels of literacy. From children who are just learning to read to more advanced readers, there’s something for everyone! See the collection at seekonkpl.org and look for the TumbleBooks icon on the Children’s page!
E-books for YOUR child. Easy and free.
Browse e-books for children here.
Reserve items anytime, anywhere!
If patrons have a special physical or communication need that may affect their participation in Seekonk Library services or activities, they should contact the Library staff to discuss accommodations. Seekonk Library cannot ensure the availability or appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS — Link to other library programming information
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