Children’s Programming

 

 

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 5, 12, 19, and 26. 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 January 7, 14, 21, and 28. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, December 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 January's storytimes will begin on December 14 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 31.  Each child is allowed only one guess.  Good luck!!  J

 

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MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS! - Thursday, December 3, 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.

 

SEWING WITH MISS ASHLEY - Thursday, December 10 at 10:30 a.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 an earmuff headband. Space is limited and registration is required. A materials fee of $10.00 is required the day of the class.

 

SEWING WITH MISS ASHLEY - Wednesday, December 30 at 2:00 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 pajama pants. Space is limited and registration is required. A materials fee of $10.00 is required the day of the class.

 

MOSAIC SELF-PORTRAITS - Monday, December 28 at 1:00 p.m. Artist Donna Walker will show you how to make a mosaic self-portrait. If possible, bring in a close-up picture of yourself on the day of the class. Refreshments will be served as well. This program is for children in third grade and older. 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 5, 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 12, 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. This event will take place with the help from students from Bryant University. There will be snacks and lots of fun! This program is for children ages 5 and older. Registration is required.

 

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP - Thursday, December 3 at 4:30 p.m. 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.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, December 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, 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 an exciting hot wheels collection of limited edition cars. The display was arranged by Tristan James Rouillard. Tristan is 3 years old and loves to go to the store with his Mommy to pick out the coolest hot wheels cars and trucks. His favorite activity is to race the cars and park them in rows with his Auntie Kayla and Grammy. Tristan hopes you enjoy his cars as much as he does.

 

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.), Tuesday (3:00-8 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 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!

 

ART IN THE AFTERNOON – Wednesdays, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Art in the Afternoon invites children 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 different mediums and techniques. Simply call 231-5150 x3 to register, or just drop by!

 

GINGERBREAD HOUSE - Tuesday, December 15, 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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

 

Olivia Helps with Christmas – Ian Falconer

Santa Duck – David Milgrim

The Madman of Piney Woods – Christopher Paul Curtis

The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales – James Bruchac

Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville Alabama – Hester Bass

Merida: Legend of the Emeralds – Ellie O’Ryan

Frozen: The Junior Novelization – Sarah Nathan

Side By Side: Baseball Stars – Matt Chandler

Who Was Rosa Parks? Yona Zeldis McDonough

Honey – Sarah Weeks

Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present – Victoria Kann

Lego Friends Character Encyclopedia – Catherine Saunders

 

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

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January - **2016**

 

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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, 2, 9, 16, and 23. 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 February 4, 11, 18, and 25. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, January 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 for all of February's storytimes will begin on January 19 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 9, 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 23, @ 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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SEWING WITH MISS ASHLEY - Monday, January 4 at 4:00 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 handkerchief skirt. Space is limited and registration is required.  A materials fee of $10.00 is required the day of the class.

 

SNOW GLOBES – Thursday, January 7, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Artist Donna Walker will teach the children how to make their own snow globe. The children will be able to take their project home to enjoy. Refreshments will be served as well. This program is for children ages 6 – 12. Please register for this program.

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, January 14, 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 21, 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.

 

LEGOS DISPLAY - The Children’s Room display case is featuring an interesting and fantastic exhibit on Legos. These Legos belong to Craig Derosier who is a 4th grader at Old County Road School. Craig’s favorite Legos are from the Jurassic World Legos, because “I just like Jurassic Park”. His first Lego was a little car he built when he was 4 or 5. Craig loves to read book about Legos as well. According to Craig, “They are fun and fun to use!” He hopes you enjoy his display as much as he enjoys his Legos.

 

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 30, 2016. 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.), 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. And finally, check out www.tutor.com – the Homework Help Center.

 

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 each Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. 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 by.

 

FUN WITH FOAM – Tuesday, January 19, at 7:00 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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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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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWSFRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS – The next Book Sale will be held January 29 thru February 1. Members ONLY preview will be on Friday, January 29, from 4-6 p.m. (Non-members may attend the preview session if they wish to pay $5.00 and become members) From 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, the Book Sale will be open to the public. The Book Sale continues Saturday, January 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Monday, February 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Prices will be $1.00 for hardcover books, 50 cents for paperbacks, children’s books 50 cents and 25 cents, and on Monday, February 1, all books will be $2.00 a bag. As always, we need people to help us set up and sell items -- please contact Charlotte Taylor at 233-6720, ccwtaylor@gmail.com, or leave a message at the front desk. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of this major fund-raising event.

After the hectic pace of the holiday season and you settle down to cleaning out your bookshelves and other areas of your house, keep us in mind as a place to donate your literary, audio and visual treasures. We are ready to receive donations for our next Book Sale. All types of books, CDs, DVDs, and videos will be accepted. Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and generosity.

                The FOL is continually seeking active members to help with our programs and activities. If you are able to donate a few hours to a truly worthy cause, please join us for one of our monthly meetings. Your input will be appreciated in helping us to: a) raise money for the library, b) spend money to promote library programming and services, and c) both of these and much more.

January’s meeting will be held in the library on Tuesday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m. Even if you haven’t officially joined the FOL, please come and share your ideas with us! We will be discussing upcoming library programs, fundraisers, and what to buy for the library. Are there any authors, particular books, videos, or DVDs you would like to see on the library shelves?  Just leave a note with a librarian, and we’ll try to get them. We’ll also be doing some book sorting and getting ready for our next Book Sale. If you cannot make the meeting and would like to help, let me know: ccwtaylor@gmail.com, or phone: 233-6720.

Thanks to all of you for your generous support in 2015. We look forward to helping our library even more in 2016!

 

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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RECENT ADDITIONS:

 

Juvenile/YA Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Side By Side: Basketball Stars – Christopher Forest

Who Was Steve Jobs? – Pam Pollack

Red Is a DragonRoseann Thong

Captain Awesome and the New Kid – Stan Kirby

Ramona and Her Father – Beverly Cleary

The Apache People – Mark Harasymiw

Frostborn – Lou Anders

Kinda Like Brothers – Coe Booth

Little Robot – Ben Hatke

The Blue Whale – Jenni Desmond

In a Village By the Sea – Muon Van

Bulldozer’s Big Day – Candace Fleming

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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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