Children’s Programming

 

August

 

Summer Reading Program Activities:

 

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Theme: Fizz! Boom! Read! @ the

East Smithfield Public Library!

 

Stop by the library this summer and explore the natural wonders under our feet and the hidden riches and treasures found all around us. Excitement and adventure await you at the library where you will listen to storytellers who will amuse and amaze you with their “imaginative” stories. You will participate in performances and programs that will “inspire” you! But most of all, you will have some fun and learn about our “unique and diverse world” at the East Smithfield Public Library!

 

Question: What has fun activities, cool prizes, and hours of enjoyable reading?

 

Answer:  The East Smithfield Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program. Evidence collected from past participants of the Summer Reading Program will show that this is truly a fun-filled adventure!

 

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Where:      The East Smithfield Public Library

50 Esmond Street

Smithfield, RI 02917

Phone: 231-5150

Fax: 231-2940

Web address: http://www.eastsmithfieldpubliclibrary.org/

                  

When:     June 30 – August 13

 

How It Works:

To join the program, come to the library during registration week to sign up. You will receive a reading log, brochure, and a reading contract. When signing up, you will agree to read or be read to an amount of books that works for you. Everyone who completes the program will be invited to a Wrap-up Party on August 13. Those of you who are in school are encouraged to include books that are on your summer school’s reading list. When visiting the library, tell the Children’s Librarian about your reading progress. You can earn admission coupons to local attractions. We will also be offering a variety of programs and performances. Reading certificates will be awarded to children who have met the goal(s) they set in their contract. Summer reading helps children maintain and improve their reading skills. As always, reading is its own reward!

 

Ages: Children ages 3½-12 are invited to participate. The Summer Reading Program welcomes children of all abilities.

 

 

Performances and Special Events

Performances last for approximately 45 minutes and are suitable for children ages 3½-12 (unless otherwise noted). Registration is recommended due to space limitations. If, after signing up for a program, you are unable to attend, please notify the library.

 

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Friday, August 1 @ 1:00 p.m.                        

Onomatopoetry! with Yunus and Habibah Quddus - ONOMATOPOETRY! Mixed Art Show is an explosive mash up of creativity! Poetry, spoken word, storytelling, acting, singing, music, and visual arts stir up the senses in a fun, unique way. Hear the colors. See the sounds. Feel the rhythm and rhyme transform you at ONOMATOPOETRY!

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Wednesday, August 13 @ 3:00 p.m.

Hampstead Stage Company – The Legend of King Arthur - Join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in this legendary story of the sword and the stone. Merlin and Arthur battle their adversaries for the rights to the sword called Excalibur and the Kingdom of Camelot. The legend comes to life in this historic tale of medieval adventure and magical spells! Through our play, we hope to encourage children to stand up for what is right and overcome their fears.

Sponsored by:

 

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, A & W Restaurant of Smithfield, Pepsi, UNO, Old County Road Elementary School, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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Storyhours

Sponsored by teachers at Old County Road Elementary School for children in grades K-5.

(Registration required for all programs)

 

We are pleased once again to offer storyhours sponsored by the faculty of Old County Road School. Storyhours for children in grades K-5 will take place on the following dates at the East Smithfield Public Library.

                            

Tuesday, August 5, @ 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Other Summer Programming and Activities

 

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Theme: Spark a Reaction @ the East Smithfield Public Library

https://sites.google.com/site/esmspark/

 

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, Pepsi, East Smithfield Public Library, and the Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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How Do I Participate?

It’s Extremely Easy!

Guide to Spark a Reaction @ East Smithfield Public Library

Registration continues

 

First, you will need to fill out a registration form. Between the time you register and Wednesday, August 13th, all you need to do is fill out a short form stating whether or not you liked the book you read. This form can be submitted in person at the library or via email to https://sites.google.com/site/esmspark/home/reading-form. The teen that reads the most books will win a special prize at the end of the program. For each book you read, you will be given a ticket. At the end of the program the librarian will put all of the participants’ tickets into a basket. If the librarian picks out your ticket, you will win a prize. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.

 

What Should I Read?

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Visit

https://sites.google.com/site/esmspark/home/sparks-topics for further infomation.

 

Still need a recommendation?

Visit:

http://esmyareviews.pbworks.com/ or visit http://catalog.oslri.net/. Click on Find an Article, and then click Novelist.

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Special Events

Monday, August 4 @ 6:30 p.m. – Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art: Marble Roller Coaster

 

Participants will explore the connection between potential and kinetic energy. Using tubes, tape and other house hold materials, youth will create creative marble "roller coasters" and send their marbles on loop-the-loops, spirals and more in attempts to have their marble travel through over 6 feet of tubing and at the end of its journey, drop gently into a cup. They will then view the wonderful inventive reactions of Rube Goldberg and design their own creative wacky machines! Please register.

 

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Wednesday, August 13 @ 6:30 p.m. - Splendid, Enormous, Superlative, Ice Cream Spectacle of Awe and General Amazement

 

Today is the wrap-up of the Young Adult Summer Reading Program. All those who participated and read books for the summer reading program are invited to express themselves as they decorate their ice cream sundae with a dazzling array of toppings. Prizes will also be awarded to those who actively participated in this summer’s program.

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STORYHOURS - Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The story hours, for children 31/2-6 years old, will be held on August 7, 14, 21, and 28. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. Registration is required. (Note: During August, preschool storytime will only be on Thursdays).

 

STORYHOURS (SEPTEMBER) - Tuesdays from 10:15-11:00 a.m. and Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The Tuesday morning storyhours, for children 3½-6 years old, will be held on September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. The Thursday afternoon storyhours, for children 3½-6 years old, will be held on September 4, 11, 18, and 25. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. Preregistration for September's storyhours will begin on August 18 and run through the end of August. Registration is required.

 

TODDLER STORYTIME - The library will present toddler storytime programs for children aged 2-31/2 on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Registration is required. NOTE: During August, Toddler Storytime will ONLY RUN ON WEDNESDAYS.         

 

EVENING PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, August 7 @ 6:30 p.m. Children ages 3½ thru 3rd grade and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun. We will enjoy stories and a related craft. Registration is required.

 

MONSTER TRUCK DISPLAY - Evan Parker is proud to present his Monster Truck Collection. Evan has been collecting monster trucks since he was four years old. He has been attending Monster Jam shows since 2011. His most recent visit to Monster Jam was in June, 2014 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.  The highlight of this show was when Son-Uva-Digger “doubled down” or won both racing and freestyle events. You will find Son-Uva-Digger featured in the top row of the display. You will also see pictures of Dragon and Doom’s Day trucks introduced at that show. Some other trucks you will find are: Grinder, Team Hot Wheels, Brutus, Mohawk Warrior, Max-D, Grave Digger and so many more! Evan hopes you will enjoy his Monster Truck Display.

 

PAW SOX ALL-STAR READING TEAM – What is the Paw Sox All-Star Reading Team? It’s a cool way to stay in the “reading game even when you’re out of school! By playing this game, you also can win cool prizes for you and your family! Who is eligible to become an All-Star Reader? Rhode Island residents between the ages of 6 and 12 who have completed the Rhode Island “Fizz, Boom, Read” @ Your Library Summer Reading Program.” On a simple entry form, participants will write a paragraph, poem, or draw a picture that answers the question “What was your favorite book this summer and why?” Completed entries are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2014. One participant from each library in the state will win four tickets to the Pawtucket Red Sox game on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:05 p.m. at McCoy Stadium. At the game, one All-Star Reader will be randomly selected to win the grand prize of a TRIP FOR FOUR TO WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT IN FLORIDA! Good luck to all of the participants!

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NEW SELECTED LIBRARY MATERIALS:

 

Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Party Time! John Cabell

101 Animal Babies – Melvin Berger

Pinkalicious and the Cupcake Calamity Victoria Kann

Penny and Her Marble – Kevin Henkes

Charlie the Ranch Dog: Where’s the Bacon? Ree Drummond

Tribes of Chima – Ruth Amos

The I Love You Book – Todd Parr

Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas – Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Animales Bebes = Baby Animals

Bot Wars – J. V. Kade

Star Wars: Agent of the Empire, Volume 1, Iron Eclipse – John Ostrander

Weird Science Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone – Felicia Niven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September

 

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STORYHOURS - Tuesdays from 10:15-11:00 a.m. and Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The morning story hours, for children 31/2-6 years old, will be held on October 7, 14, 21, and 28. The afternoon story hours will be held on October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. Registration for October's story hours will begin on September 15 and run through the end of September. Registration is required.

 

TODDLER STORYTIME – The library will present a toddler story time program for children aged 2-31/2 on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler story time includes stories, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Registration is required.

 

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, September 18 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers and listen to stories! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun! We will enjoy stories and a related craft. Children ages 3½ to 8 and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend. Registration is required.

 

FRIDAY IS GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY! – Beginning Friday, September 5 and continuing each Friday throughout the school year, Game Day will take place from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. We have a closet chock full of fun and entertaining board games and puzzles. This is a drop in program. Come, bring a friend or make a new friend, and play a board game. See you there!!!!

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS -

September 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. LEGO CLUB - Stop by the library on Saturday and join other Lego enthusiasts for a Lego good time. The library will supply the Legos (or you can bring your own) and you can share your ideas, techniques, and creations with your friends and other club members. This drop in program is for children ages 4-12.

September 20, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. AMERICAN GIRL TEA PARTY Come and meet our newest addition to the library: Kaya, an American Girl Doll. Bring your American Doll, or any favorite doll you may have, and enjoy some lemonade and cookies and learn about Kaya and the time period in which she lived. After her introduction, Kaya will be available to play with while you are at the library. She will be in the Children’s Room and you just need to ask Ms. Carol to have her come out and visit. This program is for children ages 5 to 11. Registration is required. Please call the library at 231-5150 x3.

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CHILDREN’S ROOM DISPLAY – The Children’s display case is featuring a unique and interesting display on LEGOS. The display was organized and developed by Sam Placido and we thank him for loaning it to the library. Sam is 12 years old and he has been collecting LEGOS since he was 5. Some of Sam’s first LEGO sets were LEGO FIRE FIGHTERS. Sam’s favorite set is the Golden Dragon. He hopes you enjoy his display. Stop by the library and check out this fantastic display.

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS - The staff of the library would like to extend our appreciation and congratulations to all of the children and teens who participated in our annual Summer Reading Programs. The children and teens read hundreds of books, but whether they read 5 books, or 35 books, they were all winners as concerns the further development of their minds and constructive utilization of their leisure time.

 

PROJECT: COMMUNITY IN BLOOM – Saturday, September 6, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Learn to keep our community looking beautiful with Project: Community in Bloom. This presentation will teach you how to stop graffiti and pollution so that Smithfield can look its best. Also, enjoy games and puzzles about the topic. This presentation will be given by a local girl scout, Elizabeth Batty, who is looking to educate children about this topic so they can use this information throughout their lives. Registration is required. This program is for children in grades 2 thru 6.

 

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFT – Thursday, September 11, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Stop by the library anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 and make a craft you can take home with you! This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

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SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM MS. CAROL – I want to thank the many people who helped make the 2014 Summer Reading Program a huge success. This year the children collectively read hundreds of books. I am always amazed at the enthusiasm of the children, parents, and grandparents who come to the library all summer to borrow books, participate in programs and share with me what they have been reading.

We are also very fortunate to have a special collaboration with the dedicated faculty of Old County Road School who once again volunteered their time over the summer to share story hours with the children. Their enthusiasm and cooperation contributed to the success of the Summer Reading Program. You are very much appreciated!

I would also like to thank the Friends of the Library (FOL) who very generously donated to the Summer Reading Program. Through the combined efforts of the library and the FOL, the children were able to experience many performances and enjoy rewards throughout the summer.

Last, but not least, is a hearty thank you to the various Smithfield businesses and community organizations that supported our Summer Reading Program. Citizens Bank, the YMCA, and UNO of Smithfield contributed to the success of our programs.

 

THANKS/CONGRATULATIONS – Thanks to the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art for visiting the library and presenting two fantastic programs: “Electric Dough” and “Marble Roller Coaster.” In Electric Dough, all of the participants learned some truly interesting, fun-filled, and intriguing concepts concerning the properties of electricity and creativity using conductive dough. Through hands-on art/science activities, participants learned how circuits work and the difference between conductive and resistive materials. They used LED lights, play-dough and their imaginations to create electric artwork! In Marble Roller Coaster, participants explored the connection between potential and kinetic energy. Using tubes, tape and other house hold materials, the youngsters created marble "roller coasters" and sent their marbles on loop-the-loops, spirals and more in attempts to have their marble travel through over 6 feet of tubing and at the end of its journey, drop gently into a cup. They viewed the wonderful inventive reactions of Rube Goldberg and designed their own creative wacky machines! The participants worked together to come up with some really creative results and they found both programs to be enriching experiences. A well deserved thanks goes out to Detective Douglas Cerce of the Smithfield Police Department. He gave a presentation regarding the Smithfield Police Department and his career as a detective. He discussed and demonstrated what practices he employs in his work. Afterwards, he graciously answered numerous questions from the attendees. Thanks also to the Friends of the Library for supporting our Summer Reading Program.

 

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ART IN THE AFTERNOON – Wednesdays, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Art in the Afternoon continues at the East Smithfield Public Library. Grade School children are invited to enjoy a free literature-based art program. We will be using many different methods and materials in the creation of various art projects and crafts. Join us for some fun as we explore projection and technological art. Registration is not required.

 

HOMEWORK HELP – Need some help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-8 p.m.), Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), or Wednesday (3-7 p.m.) and Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. You will learn how to find the most useful books and how to use the electronic resources and Internet to get the most current articles on topics you are researching. Learn how to properly cite articles and organize your resources into a cohesive report. No registration is required. To access homework help from home, go to the library’s homepage and click on the Young Adult (Y/A) Teen Page, and under Reference, click on either the Online Reference Homework Help or Schoolwork and Research/EBSCO Databases link. Also, ask Mr. Mike about the AskRI service and tutor.com’s Homework Help Center.

 

THANK YOU! – During the hot and steamy summer months, Principal Laurie Sullivan and the teachers at Old County Road Elementary School and Anna McCabe Elementary School volunteered their time and talents to make the Summer Reading Program at the East Smithfield Public Library a tremendous success. These dedicated individuals provided storytelling, crafts and other enrichment activities to the young children of Smithfield. The children who participated in these educational and recreational sessions were glad to escape from the blistering summer heat and enjoy interacting with their friends and fellow classmates in a “cool” environment. On behalf of the children and caregivers who participated in this program, the library gives a hardy and heartfelt “thank you” to Laurie Sullivan and the teachers for their time, effort, and caring throughout the summer months. Smithfield should be grateful that it has dedicated and caring professionals who are truly committed to making a difference in the lives of our children. The children will surely be the benefactors of this cooperative school-library endeavor.

 

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SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH – Your library card will give you access to one of the greatest resources in your local community: YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY. Your library is a goldmine of books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, the Internet, storyhours, and other great resources and services for the entire family. In this day and age of high energy prices, where else can you take your family for FREE! Also, for parents shopping for school supplies, remember: A LIBRARY CARD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SCHOOL SUPPLY OF ALL.

 

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SEPTEMBER  CELEBRATIONS – 1 – Labor Day (LIBRARY CLOSED); 7 – Grandma Moses, painter, born, 1860; 10 – Grandparents Day; 14 – Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star Spangled Banner”; 17 – U.S. Constitution signed, 1787; 26 – Johnny Appleseed born, 1775; 27 – Native American Day.

 

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK – September 21 – September 27, 2014 Banned Books Week theme is "Celebrating the Freedom to Read." Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met. Remember, it’s your freedom we’re talking about. For more information, go to

http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm.

 

STAR WARS READS – October, 2014. Calling all Star Wars fans! Join us and readers all across the galaxy for Star Wars Reads. Stop by the library and take home a Star Wars activity kit. For the entire month of October, a Star Wars Lego display will be featured in the main display case. Star Wars Reads is a national event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. It was created by Lucasfilm and its publishing partners – Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK Publishing, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman.

 

LIBRARY HOURS – Now that students will be preparing for another school year, the library will be reopening on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning September 6.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Courageous Children and Women of the American Revolution – John Micklos

Environmental Engineering and the Science of Sustainability – Robert Snedden

Medical Inventions: The Best of Health – Jill Bryant

Clydesdales and Miniature Horses – Henry Thatcher

Choosing a Dog: How to Choose and Care for a Dog – Laura Jeffrey

Harley-Davidson: An All American Legend – Greg Roza

The Tet Offensive – Charlie Samuels

Johannes Kepler and the Three Laws of Planetary Motion – Fred Bortz

Kayaking – James De Medeiros

You Can Be a Swimmer Alix Wood

What Is a Democracy? – Robyn Hardyman

What Is Socialism? – Aaron Becker

 

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