Children’s Programming

 

 

 

December

 

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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays or Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old. There will be age-appropriate books, songs, and finger plays. Exploratory social play will follow each storytime. Contact Ms. Carol for further details: 231-5150 x3.

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

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories, songs, finger plays, and a related craft or game.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, December 28 @ 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 January's storytimes will begin on December 18 and run through the end of December. Registration is required.

 

COUNTING CONTEST - Children in grades K – 5 are invited to participate in our Holiday Counting Contest (guess how many ornaments are in the jar).  Stop by the Children’s Room, estimate the number of “goodies” and put your guess in the box.  You could be a winner!!  The child who comes closest to the correct number will win a Holiday treat! The winner will be drawn on December 29.  Each child is allowed only one guess.  Good luck!!  J

 

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SNAPOLOGY: INVENTOR’S CLUB ROBOTICS– Wednesday, December 27, from 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Who said you couldn’t solve the world’s problems with Lego bricks? Learn about the process real inventors go through while you help design, build, and program robotic models to solve problems. This program is for children ages 7-14. Registration is required.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - December 9, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Ornament-Making Event. Come to this fun holiday event and make different ornaments to take home with you. There will be snacks and lots of merrymaking! This program is for children ages 5 and older. Registration is required.

December 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lego Club. For children ages 4-12. Come to the library to build, create, and share your techniques with other kids who love LEGOS!  Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. Drop-in anytime between 11:00-12:30 and join in the fun.

 

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP - Thursday, December 14 at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 2 or 3 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s)) 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. Space is limited to 10 participants. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, December 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 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. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3. Registration is required. 

 

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.

 

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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects, or papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3:00-6:30 p.m.), or Tuesday (3:00-8 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 www.askri.org. There you will find Homework Help Career Center from Tutor.com. This link will help you with live tutoring assistance with your homework. For reference help, you can access World Book Encyclopedia. Learning Express provides practice tests and tutorials on a wide variety of subjects. And finally, EBSCO Host provides links to 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!

 

GINGERBREAD HOUSE - Tuesday, December 19, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. All teens and young adults in grades 4 and up are invited to join their friends as they decorate a Gingerbread House with an assortment of sweets, such as gum drops, candy canes, and M&Ms. When you finish your house, you can sit back and view your jolly and joyful enchantment of sugary goodness. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring in anything else you want to use. Space is limited, so sign up for this event as soon as possible in the Young Adult folder or give the library a call: 231-5150. Registration is required.

 

CARD GAME CLUB – Wednesday, December 27, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Youngsters from 5th to 12th grade will head up our new Game Card Club. Members will decide which games they want to play such as Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or something else. You bring the cards and we will supply the space. We will decide the best time to meet. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesdays, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., the East Smithfield Public Library will be offering “Individual Technology Help Sessions” for its patrons. Patrons must call the library and register for their specific help session. If this program proves successful, the library will schedule other help sessions as needed. Contact Michael Cardin at 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

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TUMBLEBOOKS – Hey Kids! Check out The TumbleBook Library in our virtual collection. TumbleBooks are e books for e-kids. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you! Check out this new and exciting way for children to read, learn, and enjoy books! The TumbleBook Library also contains Story Books, Tumble Readables, New Books, Puzzles & Games, Language Learning, and Audio Books. To access TumbleBooks, go to the library’s home page and click on the Tumble Books icon. Have fun as you enjoy the many activities presented in the TumbleBook Library.

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CLOSINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER – Library closings due to inclement weather will be broadcast via the Eyewitness News Pinpoint Closing Network. Check your local TV station (WPRI – FOX 12/WNAC – FOX 64), radio station (WHJJ-AM-Talk Radio 920, WWBB-FM – B101, WHJY-FM – 94.1, WSNE-FM – Coast 93.3) or web site (www.wpri.com) for the latest information.

 

DONATIONSIf you are looking for a charitable cause to donate to for tax purposes, if you wish to make a donation in memory of a relative or loved one, or if you are just fortunate enough to be looking for a worthy cause to donate to, then the East Smithfield Public Library would appreciate your consideration. In this season of good cheer and giving, you can rest assured that your donation will be put to good use. Your local library serves everyone from birth to death and it is one of the great equalizers for all members of our society. Thank you for your thoughts and consideration and have a happy, healthy and prosperous holiday season and New Year.

 

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SANTA CLAUS DISPLAY - Our Children's Librarian, Carol Derosier, will be displaying an assortment of Santa Clauses for the Holiday Display. These are super special to Carol as many were given to her as gifts, and quite a few she inherited from her mother and father, who loved Christmas time and collecting different images of Jolly Ol' Saint Nick. Please stop by for a peek at this festive collection.

 

AMNESTY - During December, you may return East Smithfield Library’s overdue materials and NO FINES will be charged. We can give each other a Holiday present - we will have our overdue materials back and it won't cost you a cent.

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:

                                                Saturday, December 23, 2017 - CLOSED

Monday, December 25, 2017 – CLOSED

Monday, January 1, **2018** - CLOSED

 

DECEMBER HAPPENINGS – 5 – Walt Disney born, 1901; 7 – Pearl Harbor Day; 10 – Human Rights Day; 15 – Bill of Rights Day; and 18 – Passage of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.

 

BECOMING A NATION OF READERS - Helpful hints: 1 - Help your child acquire a wide range of knowledge. Go on shopping trips, walks in the park, and visits to the zoo. This builds a knowledge base as children learn new words and their meanings. 2 - Talk with your child about his or her experiences. This also helps to learn new words and their meanings.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

 

Shmelf the Hannukkah Elf – Greg Wolfe

Gingerbread Christmas – Jan Brett

Merry Christmas Ollie! – Olivier Dunrea

Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story – R. L. Stine

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas – Alice Schertle

Penguin’s Christmas Wish – Salina Yoon

The Nutcracker, a Dancing Primer – Jennifer Adams

Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble – Nick Bruel

A Bird’s Nest – Niles Worthington

Basketball Super Stats – Jeff Savage

Inside the U.S. Marine Corps – Jennifer Boothroyd

Stickmen’s Guide to Your Grueling Guts – John Farndon

 

 

Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!!!

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January - **2018**

 

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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays or Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old. There will be age-appropriate books, songs, and finger plays. Exploratory social play will follow each storytime. Contact Ms. Carol for further details: 231-5150 x3.

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

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories, songs, finger plays, and a related craft or game.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, January 25 @ 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 16 and run through the end of January. Registration is required.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - January 13, 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 27, @ 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.

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, January 11, 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 18, 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 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.

 

SEA SHELLS BY THE SEA SHORE DISPLAY- The children’s room display case is featuring a large collection of sea shells. This display was organized and developed by Katarina Gillis, who works at the East Smithfield Library in the children’s room. Kat has been collecting sea shells since she was five years old and her collection is so large she doesn’t have room for another shell! Kat’s shells were collected in Rhode Island, Florida, Aruba, and Ireland. A few of Kat’s shells were gifted to her from other places around the world. She hopes you like her collection! 

 

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, 2018. Good luck to all of the participants.

 

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CARD GAME CLUB – Monday afternoons @ 5:30 p.m. Card enthusiasts from 5th to 12th grade will head up our new Card Game Club. Members will decide which games they want to play such as Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or other games. You bring the cards and we will supply the space. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

TEEN TECH: FUN WITH MEMES! – Tuesday, January 30, @ 6:30 p.m. What is a meme? An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, e.g. imitation. Technologically, a meme is an image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one internet user to another. Join us as we use a meme generator to come up with the coolest, funniest, and most clever memes. Call the library to sign up: 231-5150.

 

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.

 

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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 1, in commemoration of New Year’s Day, and Monday, January 15, 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; 24 – ballerina Maria Tallchief born, 1925; and author Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge born, 1831; 27 – Mozart born, 1756.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

 

Juvenile/YA Fiction/Nonfiction

 

I Love Snow! – Hans Wilhelm

Best in Snow – April Pulley Sayre

Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue! – Tom Angleberger

Bad Kitty for President – Nick Bruel

Space Battle Lunchtime, Volume 1 – Natalie Riess

Pigs Might Fly – Nick Abadzis

If Found, Please Return to Elise Gravel – Elise Gravel

Adventures in Cartooning – James Sturm

A Rabbit’s Burrow – Niles Worthington

A Spider’s Web – Erika de Nijs

Ambulances – Marcia S. Freeman

Spooky Haunted Houses – Tracy Nelson Maurer

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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

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