Children’s Programming

 

 

 

April

 

 

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STORYTIMES - Tuesdays from 11:00-11:30 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old and will be held on May 5, 12, 19, and 26. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. See Ms. Carol for further details.

Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6 and will be held on May 7, 14, 21, and 28. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

Registration for all of May's storytimes will begin on April 14 and run through the end of April. Registration is required.

 

FRIDAY IS GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY! - From 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Come play a board game, bring a friend or make a new friend. See you there!!!!

 

TODDLER STORYTIME - The library will present toddler storytime programs for children aged 2-31/2 on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Registration is required.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS April 4, at 10:30 a.m. - ANNUAL EASTER EGG EXTRAVAGANZA. This activity is for children ages 2-5. Join in the fun as the children hunt for eggs that the library bunny has hidden. Please bring your own basket for gathering up the goodies. Alexandra Puleo generously organizes and develops this popular event. Please register for this egg-citing program.

April 18, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – PROJECT CHICK FROM CASEY FARM Children of all ages are invited to the library to learn about the life cycle of a chicken. This program also includes able to view and gently handle newly-hatched baby chicks! Please register for this exciting program.

 

SEWING CLASS WITH MISS ASHLEY – Thursday, April 23, at 2:00 p.m. Children ages 7-12 are invited to the library to learn basic sewing techniques and create a project to take home. This month’s project is a mustache body pillow. Space is limited and registration is required. This month’s project required more material than usual, therefore a materials fee of $15.00 is required the day of the class.

 

GIANT TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS – Thursday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m. Children ages 6 and older are invited to the library to make Giant Tissue Paper Flowers. Artist Donna Walker will teach us how to make these fun flowers as well as how to make a vase from recycled materials. Please register for this program.

 

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DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (D.E.A.R.) DAY – Join Ramona Quimby, Age 8, and children all over the world as they celebrate D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read Day) on Sunday, April 12. This is a special reading celebration to remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a family priority. The official event date, April 12th, is the birthday of author Beverly Cleary.

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in grades 1-3 may join us at the library for an introduction to book groups. This month’s selection will be The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy. Call the library to reserve the book or place your own hold online. Then, read the book at home. During the club meeting, we will read the book again, talk about the book, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, April 16, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 4 and 5 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s), who love to read and discuss books, are invited to come to the library and participate in our monthly book group. We will meet each month to discuss a certain book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. This month’s selection is Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS! - Wednesday, April 22, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stop by the library anytime between 12:30 and 2:30, and make a craft to take home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

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COUNTING CONTEST! - “April showers bring May flowers”, but do you know how many jelly beans are in the jar? Stop counting raindrops and come to the library and check out these luscious jelly beans. Participants are asked to “guess” how many jelly beans are in the jar – and no sampling is allowed! Simply enter a guesstimate and your contact information on the entry form provided in the Children’s Room and the closest guess (without going over) is the lucky winner! Remember, only one guess/child. One winner will be called at the end of April to come in to claim a prize. Good luck and Happy Spring!

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASE – The Children’s Room display case is presenting an interesting and unique collection featuring Titanic and Other Ships. This exhibit was organized and developed by Paul Grenon and we thank him for loaning it to the library. Paul is almost eight years old and he started collecting books, models, and newspaper clippings on ships at the age of six. Paul loves the history and stories of the Titanic. He also likes learning about her sister ships the Britannic, Olympic, and the RMS Carpathia. He likes going on cruise ships and he hopes you like his collection. Stop by the library and check out this fantastic display.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is continuing at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., your friendly neighborhood Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, the Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon.

 

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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-6:30 p.m.), Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), or Wednesday (4:30-7:00 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 (YA) 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 AskRI which includes new electronic resources such as Points of View, Student Research Center, EBSCO Topic Search, Current Events, and Literary Reference Center. And finally, check out www.tutor.com – the Homework Help Center.

 

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 interesting subjects in creative ways. Simply call 231-5150 x3, or, just drop by.

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NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEKAPRIL 12-18 – This year’s theme is Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library. Gather up your family and friends and visit your local library during National Library Week. Check out the myriad resources – books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, audiocassettes, puzzles, etc. that you may check out for your personal enjoyment and edification. Once you experience the joy and satisfaction of using the resources that the library offers, you will surely become an active library user. The best thing is that all of these resources are FREE.

 

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NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK - April 12 thru April 18 - Volunteers take the time to make a difference and the library commends Maureen Floor, John Fontaine, Megan Hatcher, Tracey Morgan, Jenny Petiote, Owen Placido, Alexandra Puleo, Sandra Rawcliffe, students from Bryant University, and the Friends of the Library (FOL) for their tireless efforts and dedication to helping the library provide efficient and effective services to the Smithfield community.

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APRIL CURIOSITIES AND CELEBRATIONS - The name April may come from the Roman Goddess Aphrodite (Latin Aprillis), "April showers Bring May flowers", April Fools' Day (April 1), Titanic sank (April 15, 1912, at 2:27 a.m.), Earth Day (April 22), April is Frog Month, and the BASEBALL SEASON OFFICIALLY BEGINS.

 

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – Dr. Seuss

Clifford the Big Red Dog – Norman Bridwell

Nick and Tesla’s High-voltage Danger Lab – Bob Pflugfelder

A Wonderful World – Shannon Hale

Winterfrost – Michelle Houts

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth – Ian Lendler

Guardians of Dreams: A Bedtime Story – Wendy Torrel

The Princess and the Foal – Stacy Gregg

Amazing Earth – Ripley’s

Big Foot – Ray McClellan

Saudi Arabia – Lisa Owings

Locomotive – Brian Floca

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

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STORYTIMES - Tuesdays from 11:00-11:30 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old and will be held on June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. See Ms. Carol for further details.

Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6 and will be held on June 4, 11, 18, and 25. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

Registration for all of June's storytimes will begin on May 18 and run through the end of May. Registration is required.

 

TODDLER STORYTIME - The library will present toddler storytime programs for children aged 2-31/2 on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Registration is required.

 

FRIDAY IS GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY! - From 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Come play a board game, bring a friend or make a new friend. Snacks will be provided. See you there!!!!

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS – May 2, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LEGO CLUB - Like LEGOS? Come to the library and build, create, and share your techniques with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This fun-filled program is for children ages 4-12. This is a drop-in program.

May 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. JEDI TRAINING – The new Star Wars movie is months away, but the force awakens at the library. There will be feats of concentration, patience, agility, as well as LEGO building and other surprises. Everyone who participates will get a Jedi certificate. Refreshments will be served. This is a drop-in program for children of all ages and their families.

 

THANK YOU! – Thank you to everyone who donated candy, plastic eggs, or their time, to make our Annual Easter Egg Hunt a huge success. Over 80 children and their families came to the event and had fun looking for eggs! It was a wonderful time had by all! A special thank you to the Puleo family for donating the prizes and assisting Ms. Carol.

KIDS READING ACROSS RHODE ISLAND – May 9, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Save the date! The 2015 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, a kickoff celebration for the Annual Statewide Summer Reading Program, will be held at the R.I. State House on Saturday, May 9, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Free parking is available in state lots. Meet Kate DiCamillo, author of the 2015 Kids Reading Across R.I. book Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. Get your own autographed copy of Kate’s book (FREE) and participate in various games and activities at this fantastic event. This celebration is sponsored by TD Bank, R.I. Council for the Humanities, R.I. Center for the Book. The Office of Library & Information Services, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM – It is not too early to start thinking about the Summer Reading Program. Signups are from June 29 – July 3 and the program runs from July 7 thru August 14. This year’s theme is Every Hero Has a Story!

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is continuing at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., your friendly neighborhood Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, the Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon.

 

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS!  - Thursday, May 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stop by anytime between 3:30 and 5:30, make a craft, and take it home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

SEWING CLASS WITH MISS ASHLEY – Tuesday, May 12, at 3:30 p.m. Children ages 7-12 are invited to the library to learn basic sewing techniques and create a project to take home. This month’s project is a cup-cake t-shirt. Space is limited and registration is required. This month’s project required more material than usual, therefore a materials fee of $10.00 is required the day of the class.

 

FIND THE FLOWERS – Search for the Flowers Scavenger Hunt. Children of all ages are invited to find some colorful flowers that are hiding in the library. The entry forms and rules can be found in the Children’s Room. The deadline for submitting guesses is May 30. Good luck!

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, May 14, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in grades 1-3 may join us at the library for an introduction to book groups. This month’s selection will be Digby and Kate 1, 2, 3 by Barbara Parker. Call the library to reserve the book or place your own hold online. Then, read the book at home. During the club meeting, we will read the book again, talk about the book, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 4 and 5 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s), who love to read and discuss books, are invited to participate in our monthly book group. We will meet each month to discuss a certain book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. This month’s selection is El Deafo by Cece Bell. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3

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CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK - The library will be celebrating Children's Book Week from May 4-10. Celebrate reading and books with your children. We would hope that all the parents of children living in the greater Smithfield community would bring their children to the library and introduce them to the world of books. Give your children a head start as they face the challenges of an informational and technological society.

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASE – The Children’s Room display case is featuring an interesting collection of Beanie Boos. Serafina started collecting Beanie Boos when she was 8 years old and she thought they were the cutest things. She has more than 30 of them. Her favorite is a cute turtle named Zippy. Her first Beanie Boo was a penguin named Ice Cube that is blue, purple, and white. Her favorite part of the Beanie Boos is their eyes. Serafina loves the eyes because they are so BIG! Stop by the library and check out this fantastic display.

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASE - The library is always interested in having children show their collections in the exhibit case. Please see the Children's/Young Adult Librarian in order to sign up for this terrific opportunity.

 

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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. Simply call 231-5150 x3 to register or just drop on in!

 

 

FUN WITH FOAM – Wednesday, May 27, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. What do you do with foam take out boxes? Well, you turn them into templates for print-making. Take a sheet of foam and etch an image into it, whatever you can imagine. Then slap a layer of paint on it and it can be used to make prints on paper. Materials will be available. Registration is required.

 

HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-6:30 p.m.), Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), or Wednesday (4:30-7:00 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 (YA) 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 AskRI which includes new electronic resources such as Points of View, Student Research Center, EBSCO Topic Search, Current Events, and Literary Reference Center. And finally, check out www.tutor.com – the Homework Help Center.

 

 

 

SCREEN-FREE WEEK (FORMERLY TV TURN-OFF WEEK) – MAY 4-10, 2015 – The annual national celebration where children, families, schools, and communities turn off TV, video games, computers, and hand-held devices and turn on life. Turn off the television, pick up your favorite reading material, and let your neurons fantasize and create symbolic images that no silver screen can ever produce. Instead of relying on screens for entertainment, play, read, daydream, explore nature, and enjoy spending time with family and friends. This event is presented by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, and endorsed by many organizations, including American Public Health Association, the National Head Start Association, KaBOOM!, the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity and the US Play Coalition.

 

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Mythical Creatures – Maurice Pledger

Dinosaurs Galore! – Giles Andreae

One Snowy Day – Tammi Salzano

The Copernicus Legacy – Tony Abbott

Duck on a Bike – David Shannon

The Netherlands – Lisa Owings

The Little Dump Truck – Margery Cuyler

A Civil War Timeline – Stephanie Fitzgerald

Was That a Good Idea? – Ripley’s

Thank You, Mama – Kate Banks

Mister Bud Wears the Cone – Carter Goodrich

The Watermelon Seed – Greg Pizzoli

 

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