Children’s Programming

 

 

 

January - **2017**

 

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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old and will be held on February 7, 14, 21, and 28. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. See Ms. Carol for further details.

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler story time includes age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - 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 February 2, 9, 16, and 23. As usual, there will be enjoyable age-appropriate stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, January 26 @ 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, a related craft, and a snack. Children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend. Registration is required.

Registration for all of February's storytimes will begin on January 17 and run through the end of January. 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!!!! Popular games include: Clue, Trouble, Mancala, Guess Who, and Scrabble.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - January 7, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – LEGO CLUB. Come to the library and build, create, and share your masterpieces with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. You can play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This drop-in program is for children ages 4-12. No registration is required.

January 21, @ 1:00 p.m. – WINTER STORYTIME – Come and listen to some winter stories and make a winter craft. There will be hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy as well. This program is for children ages 3 – 10. Please register for this program.

 

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

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Parenting

 

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, January 12, at 4:30 p.m. Any child in grades 2 or 3 (and their parents/caregivers) may join us at the library for this book group. We will meet each month, talk about the book that was read, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN!” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, January 19, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in 4th or 5th grade (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books can 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. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT – Have you ever wondered about some of the interesting, diverse, and magnificent flora and fauna of Rhode Island? A permanent natural history exhibit is available for perusing in the Children’s Room. The exhibit is the brainchild of Carol, Lily, and Susan Ferranti, with help and encouragement from Babs Wells, Frank Floor, the Friends of the Library (FOL), Beth Hurd, the Audubon Society, Sal Avella, Rachel Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hynes, and Debbie Mack. Because this is a revolving permanent collection, donations of suitable items such as butterflies, bugs, rocks, shells, seeds, etc. in good, clean condition, with identification will always be accepted. If you have any appropriate items to contribute to this effort, please contact Ms. Carol at the library. It will be much appreciated. Note: Any items donated for this display must be native to Rhode Island.

 

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 Librarians 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 Youth Services Librarians 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.

 

SEARCH FOR THE SNOWMEN SCAVENGER HUNT - All children are invited to search for some cool characters that are hiding in the library. Help us find the snowmen before they melt! The entry forms and rules of the game can be found in the Children’s Room. The deadline for submitting guesses is January 31, 2017. Good luck to all of the participants.

 

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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.) or Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), 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.

 

FUN WITH FOAM – Tuesday, January 17, at 6:30 p.m. What do you do with the foam that you take out of boxes? Well, you can turn it 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.

 

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TREATS FOR TWEETS – Tuesday, January 31, at 6:30 p.m. “Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird? David Attenborough” Patrons of the library are welcome to join us as we create super easy bird feeders using common household items. Materials will be provided, however, you may bring your own materials such as milk jugs, coffee cans, string, yarn, Cheerios, and fruit. Space is limited and registration is required. Please sign up today.

 

PAINT A POT - Monday, January 23, at 6:00 p.m. January is a great time to re-pot your plants, pot up cuttings, or add a new little plant to brighten up your home. Join us for a fun night of creativity as we use acrylic paints, foam stamps and all kinds of brushes and textures to create our own unique flower pots. Feel free to bring your own pot, but we will also have pots to choose from. This free program is for adults and teens are also welcome. Please call the library to register.

 

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION - Now that the New Year has arrived, it might be a good idea to gather up your family and friends and visit your local library. If you enjoy reading a good book, relaxing to the sound of beautiful music, or viewing your favorite DVD or videocassette, then the library has something that is sure to please your taste.

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DISPLAYS - Once again, the library is offering its patrons a local setting where they can present and share their works of art with each other. For anyone desiring further information on setting up a display, collection, or exhibit, please feel free to contact the library as soon as possible.

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HOLIDAY CLOSING - The library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 2, in commemoration of New Year’s Day, and Monday, January 16, in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

JANUARY HAPPENINGS – 1 – Betsy Ross born, 1752; 2 – Isaac Asimov born, 1920; 4 – Louis Braille born, 1809; 6 – Joan of Arc born, 1412; 8 - Elvis Presley born, 1935; 17 – Ben Franklin born, 1706; 18 – author A.A. Milne born, 1882; 21 – Inauguration Day; 24 – ballerina Maria Tallchief born, 1925; and author Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge born, 1831; 27 – Mozart born, 1756.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

 

Juvenile/YA Fiction/Nonfiction

 

You’ve Got Talent, Charlie Brown – Charles M. Schulz

Peppa Pig and the I Love You Game – Lora Koehler

Last Stop on Market Street – Matt de la Pena

Meerkats – Josh Gregory

Roller Girl – Victoria Jamieson

Oops Pounce Quick Run! – Mike Twohy

The Baseball Counting Book – Barbara B. McGrath

Save Rafe! Middle School Book 6 – James Patterson

The Science of Hockey – Matt Chandler

Paper Things – Jennifer Richard Jacobson

The Apprentice’s Quest – Brian Hunter

Coyote Moon – Maria Gianferrari

 

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THE STAFF AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE EAST SMITHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY WISH ALL OUR PATRONS AND FRIENDS A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

 

 

 

 

 

February

 

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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old and will be held on March 7, 14, 21, and 28. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. See Ms. Carol for further details.

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler story time includes stories, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - 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 March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, February 23 @ 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, a related craft, and a snack. Children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend.

Registration for all of March's storytimes will begin on February 13 and run through the end of February. 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!!!!

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - February 11, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – LEGO CLUB - Come to the library and build, create, and share your masterpieces with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. You may use the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This drop-in program is for children ages 4-12.

February 25, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. – FAMILY GAME DAY – Come to the library and play a board game with the family. There will be games at the library to play or bring your favorite to share. Of course, snacks will be served! This is a drop-in program.

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, February 9, at 4:30 p.m. Any child in grades 2 or 3 (and their parents/caregivers) may join us at the library for this book group. We will meet each month, talk about the book that was read, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN!” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, February 16, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in 4th or 5th grade (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to  be part of a “really cool book loving group”, can 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. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

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MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS! - Thursday, February 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stop by the library anytime and make a craft to take home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

COUNTING CONTEST – All of our younger patrons in grades K-5 are invited to participate in our Valentine’s Counting Contest. Valentine candies will be in a specially-designed jar and the children will be asked to estimate the number of candies in the jar. Each child is allowed only one guess. The youngster who comes the closest to the correct number will win a treat. The deadline for submitting guesses is February 28, 2017. Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

 

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL - There is some exciting news to share with everyone. The library has a Kaya American Girl doll that may be borrowed with your library card. She comes in a carrying case with the first book in the series. Kaya, who is Native American, is from the Nez Perce tribe of 1764.

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASEThe Children’s Room display case is featuring an exhibit filled with fun and rip-roaring Monster Trucks. The exhibit was organized and developed by Aaron Magnant, a kindergarten student. Aaron enjoys vehicles of all kinds but his favorites are his Monster Trucks. Aaron also enjoys playing with his trucks and going to Monster Jam! He hopes that you like his display.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express continues 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.

 

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.), or Tuesday (3-8 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. All of these links will provide you with peer review articles that you can use in your assignments and reports. Good luck with your research!

 

TWEENS/TEENS SIMPLE SILHOUETTES – Tuesday, February 28, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bring in a picture of your or someone else’s profile. Your picture will then be enlarged so you can transform it into your silhouette. You will also be making decorative background. Your silhouette will be great for a gift or a keepsake. All materials will be provided. This event is free, however, registration is required.

 

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GROUNDHOG DAY – Thursday, February 2, 2017. Is Punxsutawney Phil going to see his shadow? If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it means spring is just around the corner.

 

 

FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS! – 11 - Thomas Edison born, 1847; 12 - Abraham Lincoln born, 1809; 15 - Galileo born, 1564; 20 – John Glenn orbits earth, 1962; 22 – George Washington born, 1732; National Adopt a Rabbit Month; and Black History Month.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

 

Juvenile/YA Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down – Jeff Kinney

The World from Up Here – Cecilia Galante

Eden’s Wish – Tara M. Crowl

Theodore Boone: The Scandal – John Grisham

Return – Aaron Becker

Jacky Ha-Ha – James Patterson

Super Simple Bar Cookies – Alex Kuskowski

The Worst Years of My Life: Middle School Book 1 – James Patterson

I Heard Said the Bird – Polly Berrien Berends

That’s Not My Bunny! – Chris Barton

Adventures from the Land of Stories – Chris Colfer

You’ve Got a Rock, Charlie Brown – Charles M. Schulz

 

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