Children’s Programming

 

 

 

 

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.

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

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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. (Note: Tiny Tots Storytime will not be held during July and August – it will resume in September)

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. Preschool Storytime Program will run through July and August.

Registration is required for all Storytimes.

 

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. NOTE: During July and August, Toddler Storytime will only be on Wednesdays.

 

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!!!! The last Game Day will be on June 26. Game Day will resume again in September.

 

DISPLAY – The Children’s Display Case is featuring an interesting collection on Coin and Paper Money Collecting. The exhibit was organized and developed by Aiden Powers, Kaiya Gare, and Avery Gare and we thank them for loaning it to the library. Aiden is 11 years old and he began his coin collecting upon the release of the 50 state commemorative quarters. Since then, his collection has grown to include coins and paper bills from all over the world. Now Aiden’s younger sisters, Kaiya (6 years old) and Avery (4½ years old) have also started collecting! This display showcases some favorites from the siblings’ collection.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS – June 13, 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.

June 27, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. SUMMER READING KICK-OFF! – School is out! Come and sign up for our Summer Reading Program. You can drop in anytime between noon and 2:00 p.m. to register. Our Summer Reading Program is for any child up to the age of 12. Refreshments will be served! Do not worry if you can’t make it because sign-ups will continue throughout the following week. For more information, please call Ms. Carol 231-5150 x3.

 

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. The last Homework Express session will be held on June 11 and the Homework Express will resume operating in September.

 

STUDENT AMNESTY - The Libraries of Smithfield are once again conducting the Student Amnesty Program. This means that any student in the Smithfield School System may return their overdue books to their school library. During the student amnesty period, which runs from June 1 to the last day of school, there will not be any fines for overdue books.

 

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM - Registration for our annual Summer Reading Program will begin on June 27 and continue through July 3. The program will run from July 7 thru August 13. The theme for this summer's program is “Every Hero Has a Story!” Come to the library and immerse yourself into the wonderland of reading and participate in the East Smithfield Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.

Children will explore the world through stories, songs, games, and other activities. Everyone will have fun as they interact with the performers and their friends. Some of the exciting features of this year’s Summer Reading Program include:

·         Storyhours presented by the faculty of Old County Road Elementary School (a summer favorite).

·         Opportunities to earn coupons to local attractions and other surprises.

·         Being creative with arts and crafts.

·         The Heritage Ballet conducting a special program with children ages 5-7.

·         Join the Great Baldini and his assistant Skinny on a magical journey!

·         The Hampstead Stage Company presents tales of Hercules, Jason, and Robin Hood.

·         Explore Rhythm Imaginarium (using buckets, cans, voices, hands, and more to make music!)

·         Design a brand-new comic book with Eric Fulford.

·         Join the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) to imagine, build, invent, create and unleash your inner hero.

·         Visits from local heroes such as firefighters, police officers, and nurses.

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

Evidence shows that the reading program is a fun-filled adventure. 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 their goal(s). 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.

 

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TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM – Registration for our Teen Summer Reading Program 2015 will begin Monday, June 29 and continue until Friday, July 3. You may register in person or online at https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpunmask17/. The theme for this summer’s program is “Unmask! Young adults entering grade 5 and above are invited to participate. Each teen will get a reading log and book review form. For each book recorded and reviewed, participants will receive a ticket. The more you read, the more chances you have to win a prize at the final drawing of tickets! Teens may either e-mail (Michael.cardin7@gmail.com) or stop by the library to show your log and review form to Mr. Mike. Tickets may also be gained by attending the special events. Sign up for this entertaining and thrilling program. A flyer detailing all of this summer’s activities will be available when you register. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the East Smithfield Public Library, and the Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library.

 

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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-8 p.m.), Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), or Wednesday (4:30-7 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 (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 the AskRI service. **NOTE – The final homework help session will be on June 10, 2015. We hope that these homework sessions helped students achieve their academic goals. The homework help sessions will be restarting in September.

 

ART IN THE AFTERNOON – Wednesdays, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Art in the Afternoon continues at the East Smithfield Public Library. 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!

 

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MAKING MARBLE MAZES – Tuesday, June 30, @ 6:30 p.m. Join us as we take common household items (shoe box covers and straws) and create challenging mazes that will test your agility, visual perception, and tracking. Bring a shoe box cover if you can. Registration is required.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Puff the Magic Dragon – Peter Yarrow

Earmuffs for Everyone – Megan McCarthy

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

The Book of Wizard Craft: in Which the Apprentice Finds Spells, Potions, Fantastic Tales & 50 Enchanting Things to Make – Janice Eaton Kilby

Finding Nemo – Disney

Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Bill Martin

I Love You Little Bear

One Snowy DayTammi Salzano

Pretty Minnie in Paris – Danielle Steel

Bella’s Birthday Unicorn – Jessica Burkhart

Alexander, Who’s Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever – Judith Viorst

Animal Fun for Everyone! – Marjorie Pitzer

Fun & Games – Ripley’s

Annika Riz, Math Whiz – Claudia Mills

A Revolutionary War Timeline – Elizabeth Raum

A World War I Timeline – Pamela Dell

Ghosts – Nadia Higgins

Surprises According to Humphrey – Betty Birney

Belgium – Lisa Owings

 

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