Children’s Programming

 

 

 

November

 

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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 December 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 December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, November 17 @ 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 December's storytimes will begin on November 14 and run through the end of November. Registration is required.

 

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

 

CREATIVE DANCE COMMUNITY SERIES – The Creative Dance Community Series is continuing each Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The library is excited to announce that it is collaborating with the Heritage Ballet to offer a “Creative Dance Community Series.” The program is for children who turned 6 or 7 years old by September 1, 2016. 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.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - November 5, at 10:00 a.m. – Nutcracker Storytime - Heritage Ballet of Lincoln, R.I. will demonstrate the art of Classical Ballet to children by performing an excerpt from The Nutcracker. The children will listen to the story and the ballet dancers will bring the characters to life. The children will be given an opportunity to see and learn the exercises the dancers do to warm up and view the costumes they wear. Then the children will be given an opportunity to try out some of the ballet steps. This exciting program is for children ages 3-9 and their caregivers. Registration is required.

November 19, 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.

 

LEGOS DISPLAY – The Children’s Room display case is featuring a colorful and interesting collection of Legos. The display was organized and developed by Craig Derosier and we thank him for loaning it to the library. Craig is a 5th grader at Old County Road Elementary School. He has been collecting and building with Legos for many years. Craig got his first Lego Architecture set for his birthday. It is a replica of Big Ben. Craig hopes to collect more Lego architecture sets. He hopes you enjoy his display.

 

TURKEY SCAVENGER HUNT - A feathery flock of turkeys just escaped from a turkey farm and they are hiding in the Children’s Area of the library. We are asking our younger patrons to help us find the runaway turkeys. The fun of the hunt is to try to find all of the hidden turkeys and write their names on the paper provided. All children in grades K-6 may enter the turkey search. The deadline for submitting responses is November 30, 2016. Good luck to all the turkey explorers!!

 

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LEAF ART WITH MISS DONNA – Thursday, November 3, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Come to the library for this fun art program about Leaves. This program is for children in 2nd grade and older. Please register for this program.

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, November 10, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in grades 2 or 3 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.

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“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, November 17, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 4 and 5 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s), who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to be part of a “really cool book-loving group, 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.

 

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 2:30-6:30 p.m., Ms. Carol 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, Ms. Carol 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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LITTLE BUDDY PROGRAM – Do you like books and children? Need a fun way to do some community service? If so, adults and young adults can sign up to “Read to a Little Buddy.” Volunteers will be matched with a child and they will meet weekly and spend some fun time reading. Interested adults and young adults should call 231-5150 x3 or stop by the library and ask for Mr. Mike. Applications can also be picked up at the library. Thanks in advance for your time and concern in this worthwhile program.

 

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INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Tuesday, November 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, November 7 and 14, from 7:00-8:00 p.m., and 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.

 

YOUNG ADULT NIGHT OUT AT THE LIBRARY: OLD BOOKS, NEW USES – Tuesday, November 29, @ 6:30 p.m. What happens to old, worn-out books? Instead of adding them to the landfill, repurpose them into art projects and prints, decorative flowers, butterflies, handbags, journals, planters, coasters, and other imaginative creations. We will provide the materials and you will provide your creative abilities to change these old books into unique, artistic productions. Registration is required.

 

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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 (5:30-7:00 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.

 

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Children’s/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Faster, Higher, Smarter- Simon Shapiro

Ellie’s Story – Bruce W. Cameron

What’s Your Story Sequoyah? – Jody Jensen Shaffer

Star Wars: Sabine’s Art Attack – Stephane Roux

Rhody’s Ram Kerri E. Lanzieri

Purplicious – Victoria Kann

A Nearer Moon – Melanie Crowder

Vultures – Josh Gregory

Balto of the Blue Dawn – Mary Pope Osborne

Bear and Bunny – Daniel Pinkwater

Boomer – Eileen Miles

Penguin in Love – Salina Yoon

The Green Bicycle Halfaa Al Mansour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December

 

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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 January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. 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 January 5, 12, 19, and 26. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, December 29 @ 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 19 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 Hershey Kisses 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 30.  Each child is allowed only one guess.  Good luck!!  J

 

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MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS! - Thursday, December 1, 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.

 

BINGO AT THE LIBRARY! – Wednesday, December 28, @ 1:00 p.m. Looking for something to do with the kids during school vacation? Come to the library and play Bingo. Refreshments and prizes will be part of the fun. 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 - December 3, 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.

December 17, 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.

 

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP - Thursday, December 8 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.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, December 15, 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. 

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASEThe Children’s Room display case is featuring a fun collection of Shopkins.  This display was organized and developed by Camila Magnant. Cami is a 2nd grader at Old County Road School and she loves Shopkins. She has many favorites and is happy to share her collection with the library. She hopes you enjoy 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.

 

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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 - Monday, 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.

 

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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.

 

COCA-COLA COLLECTION - Trevor Morgan, a 6th grader at Gallagher Middle School will be displaying his Coca-Cola collection for the months of December and January. Trevor enjoys going antiquing with his family. He was in Lancaster, NH when he purchased his first Coca-Cola bottle and has been intrigued ever since. His collection includes bottles from multiple states, signs, trays, ornaments, pocket knives, plus animals and more. Please stop by for a peek at this festive collection.

 

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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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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 24, 2016 – CLOSED

Monday, December 26, 2016 – CLOSED

Monday, January 2, **2017** - 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

 

 

Finding Dory: Fish Talk – Suzanne Francis

Santa Duck – David Milgrim

Douglas, You Need Glasses – Ged Adamson

American Girl Baking – Simon Shapiro

Ruby on the Outside – Nora Raleigh Baskin

The Science of Baseball – Matt Chandler

I Funny TV: A Middle School Storybook – James Patterson

Off We Go! – Jane Yolen

Finding Winnie – Lindsay Mattick

Echo – Pam Munoz Ryan

Anacondas – Josh Gregory

Into the Snow – Yuki Kaneko

The Little Snowplow- Lora Koehler

Gus – Eileen Miles

Tweet Tweet!- Jo Ryan

Kiss, Kiss, Pout-Pout Fish – Deborah Diesen

Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar- Eric Carle

Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Love- Kimberly and James Dean

Broken Ground: Spirit Animals Series- Victoria Schwab

Counting to Christmas – Nancy Tafuri

Snuggle Buddies – Courtney Carbone

 

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

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