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Welcome to the Children’s Page at Seekonk Library!

For more information you may reach us:
*by phone (508) 336- 8230 ext. 5140, or
*via e-mail at 

Mary Ellen Siniak, Senior Librarian, Youth Services
Sharon Clarke , Staff Librarian, Youth Services

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The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is
Every Hero Has a Story!*
It’s easy to participate-
Sign up, Read, Log time spent reading.
Participants receive a free book each week and there  are
raffle prizes and rewards, too! Register starting June 15.

 

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 starting June 15 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

Seekonk Library’s storytimes focus on talking, reading, writing, playing and singing—important principles for YOUR child’s reading readiness!  Registration for summer storytimes starts on Monday, June 15 but you may register anytime throughout the six-week session as space allows.

Lapsit Birth – 2.5 years
Mondays  at 10:30 am or 1 pm 
Lapsit begins on July 6. Register starting June 15.

Toddler 2.5 – 3.5 years
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Toddler Storytime begins on July 7. Register starting June 15.

Preschool  3.5 – 5.5 years
Wednesdays at 1:30 pm
Preschool Storytime begins July 8. Register starting June 15.
OR
Thursdays at 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime begins July 9. No registration required for this program.

Artful Reading
For children entering Grades K – 3, 3pm
Mondays, July 6 – August 10
Stories for older children with an art activity.
Registration required.

Simply Stories
Tuesdays, July 7 – August 11 at 6:30 pm
Drop-in storytime with no craft. All ages. Wear your PJs!

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.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Reading to 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 June 16 due to our Family Movie Matinee.

Summer Family Movie Matinees
Tuesdays, July 7 – August 18 at 1 pm
Pick up a list of the titles in the Children’s Room or call 508-336-8230 x5140 for the weekly title.  All movies this summer will have a “hero” theme!

Tinkerlab
Thursdays, July 9 – August 13

For children entering grades 3+
One way children learn science and figuring things out is by making and tinkering…
and that’s what TinkerLab is all about.  This program is a hands-on opportunity for children to tinker and explore.
The experience is process based, not product based so children may bring something home or they may not, in depends on how they spend their time on any given day. “Explore…tinker…learn!”
Have a great tinkering idea to share? Let us know!  (Note: on week 1 we made homemade air conditioners!!)

 

Rocketry Program
Saturdays, August 1, 8, 15 from 10 am – 12 noon
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 during weeks 1 and 2 and launching them on week 3.

 

FAMILY NIGHTS

Thanks to The Friends of Seekonk Library for funding our Family Nights!
Free. No registration required.  6:30 pm
Entertaining, educational and great for all ages!

 

Monday, July 27, 6:30 pm
Malik the Magic Guy
Sponsored by The Friends of Seekonk Public Library

Monday, August 3,  6:30 pm
Animal World Experience
Sponsored by the Seekonk Cultural Council

Monday, August 17, 6:30 pm
Dino-Man (an inflatable dinosaur!) presented by Bob and Dayna Lisiaus of the Dinoman Science Series
Sponsored by The Friends  of Seekonk Public Library

 

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*Every Hero Has a Story! Is sponsored by Seekonk  Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.


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