Children’s Programming

 

 

August

 

Summer Reading Program Activities:

 

EL_facebook_1_cslp2015EL_facebook_1_cslp2015

 

Theme: Every Hero Has a Story! @ the

East Smithfield Public Library!

 

Stop by the library this summer and explore the many types of heroes 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 “hero” 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 “local heroes visiting” the East Smithfield Public Library!

 

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

 

Answer:  The East Smithfield Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program. Evidence collected from past participants of the Summer Reading Program will show that this is truly a fun-filled adventure!

 

Every Hero_EEvery Hero_HEvery Hero_IEvery Hero_IEvery Hero_HEvery Hero_E

 

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:     Late June – Mid-August

 

How It Works:

In order to join the program, come to the library during registration week to sign up. You will receive a reading log, bookmark, and progress stickers. When signing up, you will agree to read or be read to at least 6 hours. You can earn admission coupons to local attractions. Reading certificates will be awarded to children who have met the goal. Summer reading helps children maintain and improve their reading skills. As always, reading is its own reward!

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, Old County Road Elementary School, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

Ages: The reading program welcomes children of all abilities and ages up through 12 years old.

 

Performances and Special Events

Performances last for approximately 45 minutes and are suitable for children up to 12 years old (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.

 

Eric FulfordEric FulfordEric FulfordEric FulfordEric FulfordEric FulfordEric FulfordEric FulfordEric Fulford

 

Tuesday, August 4 @ 1:00 p.m.

Create-A-Comic Live! Help host Eric Fulford design a brand-new comic book right before your eyes! In this live performance we will combine on-the-spot illustration with fast-paced comedy and storytelling, as well as plenty of audience involvement. The show features tips for coming up with your own comic book as well as chances for the audience to get up on stage and help make the story come to life! This is a perfect show for the aspiring artist, as well as anyone who just enjoys a good story and a laugh or two.

Great BaldiniGreat BaldiniGreat BaldiniGreat BaldiniGreat BaldiniGreat BaldiniGreat BaldiniGreat BaldiniGreat Baldini

Thursday, August 13 @ 5:30 p.m.

The Great Baldini (Thomas Holmes) - Join the Great Baldini and his assistant Skinny, on a magical journey. As the audience chants Skinny's name, the magic begins to happen. Everyone will discover that reading can be fun and entertaining.

Fun Programs:

HERITAGE BALLET’S “LITERATURE INTO LIFE” SERIES – Wednesdays, thru August 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This program is for children ages 5-7. The children will analyze the book Swimmy, by Leo Lionni, and bring the story to life through music and movement. This is a six week program. Class size is limited so be sure to register early.

 

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS!  - Friday, August 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop by anytime between 1:00 and 3:00, make a craft, and take it home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

icecsc1slilbuzsicecsc1slilbuzsicecs

 

LEGO CLUB – Monday, August 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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.

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, UNO, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, Pepsi, Old County Road Elementary School, Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library, and the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

 

Storytimes

For children ages 3-12.

(Registration required for all programs)

 

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.

 

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES – 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 August 6, 13, and 27. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

 

 “COMMUNITY HERO” STORYTIMES Tuesdays, thru August 11, @ 10:30 a.m. Come and meet local community heroes such as police officers, nurses, and teachers! The children will enjoy listening to stories read by these local heroes. There will be different heroes on each Tuesday.

 

EVENING PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, August 6 @ 6:30 p.m. 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.

 

spaces2copts2purpscopts2spaces2

 

Other Summer Programming and Activities

 

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Theme: Unmask! @ the East Smithfield Public Library

https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpunmask17/

 

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, the East Smithfield Public Library, and the Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

Teen PosterTeen PosterTeen PosterTeen PosterTeen Poster

 

How Do I Participate?

It’s Extremely Easy!

Guide to Unmask! @ East Smithfield Public Library

Registration continues

 

First, you will need to fill out a registration form. Between the time you register and Wednesday, August 12, 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 online at https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpunmask17/reading-form. 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. Tickets can also be gained by attending the special events. The teen that reads the most books will win a special prize at the end of the program.

 

What Should I Read?

https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpya2012/_/rsrc/1323130024646/b-what-should-i-read/reading_flashlight.jpg?height=188&width=200You can read ANY books you want to read for the summer reading program. Do you need suggestions? You can stop by the library and speak with the youth services librarians about what books you like to read. If you choose to read books covering UNMASK, try these topics: Biographies, Real Heroes, Superheroes, Villains, Comic Strips, and Unmasking Talent.

Visit

https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpunmask17/superheroes for further information.

Still need a recommendation?

Visit:

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

Unmask3Unmask3Unmask3Unmask3Unmask3Unmask3Unmask3

 

Special Events

 

Rhode Island Museum of Science and ArtGearsGearsGearsRhode Island Museum of Science and Art

 

Monday, August 3 @ 6:30 p.m. - Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art: Leonardo DaVinci/Gears and Simple Machines

 

Simple Machines: Where did Leonardo DaVinci’s inventions come from? No single individual defines the idea of a Renaissance man better than Leonardo DaVinci – an artist, scientist, architect, engineer, and inventor. Using the natural world and DaVinci as inspiration, participants will design and build 3-D models of simple machines that move! Please register.

 

rmmarblerollercoasterexample-largemarblerollercoasterexample-largemarblerollercoasterexample-largerm

 

Tuesday, August 11 @ 6:30 p.m. – Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art: Flight

 

Flight: How and why do objects fly? Explore aerodynamic forms, wind, friction, and drag through the creation of a handmade art kite. Discover how to alter paper to fly, create paper airplanes, and make a sled kite. Design a simple graphic composition for your kite that will be visible from the sky and once complete, watch your art fly!

 

ANd9GcR051ggLI6xtdknIfDkQLn4NSgbM3iwM2Lj6gS03s6Ba4LxLvA9Rg ANd9GcSXsvCAnAxTBGiIY3LGLoiLZW6C8DsudmX_6tCvFYqvWsdkn-w-HwANd9GcR051ggLI6xtdknIfDkQLn4NSgbM3iwM2Lj6gS03s6Ba4LxLvA9RgANd9GcSXsvCAnAxTBGiIY3LGLoiLZW6C8DsudmX_6tCvFYqvWsdkn-w-HwANd9GcR051ggLI6xtdknIfDkQLn4NSgbM3iwM2Lj6gS03s6Ba4LxLvA9RgANd9GcSXsvCAnAxTBGiIY3LGLoiLZW6C8DsudmX_6tCvFYqvWsdkn-w-Hw

 

Wednesday, August 12 @ 6:00 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. Use your hero powers and creativity as you decorate your ice cream sundae with a dazzling array of toppings. Prizes will also be awarded to those who actively participated in this summer’s program.

 

fishinshoopsfishinshoops

 

LITTLEST PET SHOP DISPLAY Kolbie Joachim is proud to present his Littlest Pet Shop Collection. Kolbie is 6½ years old and she is going into the first grade at Old County Road School. Kolbie’s collection contains many pets including cats, dogs, birds, a skunk, a chipmunk, and a deer. She also has lots of buildings such as a dream house, a candy shop, and a doctor’s office. Kolbie enjoys playing with her pets and she hopes you will enjoy her Littlest Pet Shop Display.

 

Every Hero_IEvery Hero_GEvery Hero_CEvery Hero_IEvery Hero_GEvery Hero_C

NEW SELECTED LIBRARY MATERIALS:

 

Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Another Day As Emily Eileen Spinelli

Little Green Men At the Mercury Inn – Greg Leitich Smith

Amelia Bedelia Means Business Herman Parish

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star – Rachel Renee Russell

The Story of Spider-man – Thomas Macri

The Story of Iron-man – Thomas Macri

Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike – Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate: I Can’t Take It – Lincoln Peirce

Lots of Bots – David A. Carter

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear – Steven Lengton

Itsy Bitsy Spider – Richard Egielski

The Little Mermaid – Robert Sabuda

Good Night Rhode Island – Adam Gamble

Once Upon an Alphabet – Oliver Jeffers

‘Twas Nochebuena – Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Vanilla Ice Cream – Bob Graham

Anna & Solomon – Elaine Snyder

A Boy and a Jaguar – Alan Rabinowitz

Haunted Houses – Nadia Higgins

Goldilocks and the Three BearsTrixie Belle

Little Red Riding HoodTrixie Belle

If Animals Kissed Goodnight – Ann Whitford Paul

Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition – Nicolas Brasch

 

 

 

 

 

 

September

 

p218asd73p218

 

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 October 6, 13, 20, and 27. 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 October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, September 24 @ 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 for all of October's storytimes will begin on September 14 and run through the end of September. Registration is required.

 

FRIDAY IS GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY! – Beginning Friday, September 4 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, play a board game, and enjoy a snack. See you there!

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS -

September 5, 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.

Saturday,  September 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - PIRATE FUN!  - Ahoy Mateys! Come to the library to enjoy a pirate-themed afternoon. There will be fun games, crafts, and snacks to enjoy. If you wish, come dressed as a pirate! This program is for children ages 4 and older. Please register for this program.

 

asd53asd53b17b17asd53asd53

HERITAGE BALLET’S “CREATIVE DANCE COMMUNITY SERIES” - The library is excited to announce that it is collaborating with the Heritage Ballet to offer a “Creative Dance Community Series” starting on September 22nd. This program will run on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will be for children turning 6 or 7 by September 1, 2015. Please call or stop by the library and ask for Ms. Carol for more specific details. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience classical ballet training with one of the talented instructors from the Heritage Ballet.

 

CHILDREN’S ROOM DISPLAY – The Children’s display case is featuring a unique and interesting display on Unicorns. Violet Ballou is proud to share her unicorn collection with the East Smithfield Public Library. Violet is 6 years old and is entering the 1st grade at Old County Road School. Violet has been collecting unicorns for the past 3 years and loves everything about these magical creatures. She has many different pieces in her collection such as stuffed animals, ceramic statues, erasers and pictures.  She hopes you enjoy them as much as she does and find them just as magical.

 

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.

 

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFT – Thursday, September 10, 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.

 

qq028qq078p123qq078qq028

 

SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM MS. CAROL – I want to thank the many people who helped make the 2015 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! We were also fortunate to have community members come in and read stories to the children.

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 Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, and Pepsi. Their continued support makes the Summer Reading Program a successful and rewarding endeavor.

 

THANKS/CONGRATULATIONS – Thanks to the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art for visiting the library and presenting two fantastic programs: “Leonardo DaVinci/Gears and Simple Machines” and “Flight.” In Leonardo DaVinci/Gears and Simple Machines, all of the participants designed and built 3-D models of simple machines that move. In Flight, participants explored how objects fly. They explored aerodynamic forms, wind, friction, and drag through the creation of a handmade art kite. They discovered how to alter paper to fly, create paper airplanes, and make a sled kite. They designed a simple graphic composition for their kite that made it visible from the sky and once complete, they watched their art fly! 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 the Smithfield Fire Department for bringing a ladder truck to the library parking lot and allowing the children to sit in the big truck. Needless to say, many children now want to be firefighters! Thanks also to the Friends of the Library for supporting our Summer Reading Program.

 

asd28asd28busbsbusbsasd28asd28

 

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 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.

 

STAR WARS READS DAY IV – There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? Feel the excitement as we draw closer to the release of the new Star Wars installment – “The Force Awakens.” On Saturday, October 10, 2015, the East Smithfield Public Library will be participating in the fourth annual installment of this global event. Join us at the library as we anticipate the release of “The Force Awakens.” There will be new activities, games, and puzzles. Those participating will also receive a Star Wars activity packet. Costumed participants are encouraged. Did you know that the library has over 185 different Star Wars items in its physical collection and 220 titles available as audio books and E-books on Ocean State Libraries E-Zone. For the month of October, a Star Wars Lego display will be featured in the main display case. The exhibit includes the Millennium Falcon and other vehicles. Star Wars Reads is a national event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. It is a day where Star Wars fans across the globe can come together to celebrate a shared passion. Join us in this fantastic and cosmic adventure.

PLA_Get_it[1]PLA_Get_it[1]PLA_Get_it[1]PLA_Get_it[1]PLA_Get_it[1]PLA_Get_it[1]

 

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.

 

laborday_txt_md_whtlaborday_wave_md_whtlaborday_wave_md_whtlaborday_txt_md_wht

 

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 5.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

The Swift Boys & Me – Kody Keplinger

Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not So Glam TV Star – Rachel Renee Russell

The Incredibles (Look and Find) – Art Mawhinney

Big Nate: Game On! – Lincoln Peirce

It’s Raining It’s Pouring – Christine Davenier

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library – Chris Grabenstein

Peppa Pig and the Busy Day At School – David Milgrim

Remy and Lulu – Kevin Hawkes

Three Bears in a Boat – David Soman

The Big Book of Super Heroes Bart King

Island of Silence – Lisa McMann

Middle School: My Brother Is a Big Fat Liar – James Patterson

 

p137

(Return to Homepage)