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 Summer programs starts on Monday, June 16
Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Register HERE
Our Summer Reading Program is fun and easy! Children read anything they want and just keep track of how much time is spent reading. Participants receive a FREE BOOK for each week that they log their reading time. Simply sign-up and start reading!! Register here and click on “Sign Me Up.”
Parents, remember that reading throughout the summer helps retain reading skills.
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! Storytimes start the week of July 7. Register starting June 16.
Lapsit Birth – 2.5 years
Mondays at 10:30 am
July 7 – Aug 11 Register
Toddler 2.5 – 3.5 years
Tuesdays at 10:30 am Register
July 8 – August 12
Preschool 3.5 – 5.5 years
Wednesdays at 1:30 pm
July 9 – August 13 No registration
Thursdays at 10:30 am
July 10 – 14 No registration
To register, visit Seekonkpl.org/children. 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.
S.T.E.A. M. @ YOUR LIBRARY (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
Mondays at 3 pm
July 7 – August 11
Fun, messy, and educational experiments for Grades Kindergarten and up.
Makers Club in our Innovation Center
Wednesdays at 1 pm
July 23 – August 13
Explore Little Bits (circuits) fluids, natural sciences and more with “techno-Mom,”
Rachel Joiner-Escola. Grades 1 and up. Register.
Kids Create in our Innovation Center
Drop-in on Thursdays, anytime between 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Kids tinker, explore, and “make”. Use an idea sheet or create on your own.
All ages. No registration
Science Astronomy Class
Saturdays, June 28, July 19 at 1 pm
Learn how to search the skies through telescopes, learn about the planets, and make a craft or two associated with the stars! June 28 and July 19. Sign up for one or both! Mentored by Donna and Dave Motta, Civil Air Patrol Educators. Ages 10+ Registration required.
Rocket Launch Demonstration
Saturday, July 26 12:30 pm
Presented by Major Don Morrison and Old Colony Cadet Squadron
of the Civil Air Patrol.
All ages. No registration.
Saturday, August 16 or September 13 12:30 pm
Ages 10 and up
Build a rocket Major Don Morrison from the Civil Air Patrol.
Rocket Launch on Saturday, September 20 at 12:30.
Reading Heart-To-Heart with Oliver
Tuesdays in July from 3 -5 pm
Read to Oliver, a lovable Labradoodle. Call to register for a scheduled time or just drop-in and read!
Not Your Average Writing Club
August 18 – 22, 10 am – 11:30 am
A week-long adventure in reading! Explore the Meadows, try journal writing and explore our Innovation Center. For children in Grades 4 and up. Mentored by Judy Carlson. Register
Family Movie Matinee
Tuesdays at 4 pm, July 8- August 19
Call for titles. Beat the summer heat in air conditioned comfort…with free popcorn!
Thanks to The Friends of Seekonk Library for funding our Family Nights!
Free. No registration required. 6:30 pm
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!
Monday, July 7 Sparky Davis
Monday, July 14 Ed the Wizard
Monday, July 21 Sound Around Science with Jay Mankita
A fun program with improv, exploratory science and music.
Monday, July 28 The Whalemobile
Walk into a life-sized, inflatable whale!!
Entertaining, educational and great for all ages!
For programs that require registration,
register online, in person or by phone starting June 16, 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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