Children’s Programming

 

 

 

February

 

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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 March 7, 14, 21, and 28. 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 March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, February 23 @ 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 March's storytimes will begin on February 13 and run through the end of February. 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 - February 11, 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 may use the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This drop-in program is for children ages 4-12.

February 25, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. – FAMILY GAME DAY – Come to the library and play a board game with the family. There will be games at the library to play or bring your favorite to share. Of course, snacks will be served! This is a drop-in program.

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, February 9, 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, February 16, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in 4th or 5th grade (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to  be part of a “really cool book loving group”, 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.

 

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MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS! - Thursday, February 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stop by the library anytime and make a craft to take home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

COUNTING CONTEST – All of our younger patrons in grades K-5 are invited to participate in our Valentine’s Counting Contest. Valentine candies will be in a specially-designed jar and the children will be asked to estimate the number of candies in the jar. Each child is allowed only one guess. The youngster who comes the closest to the correct number will win a treat. The deadline for submitting guesses is February 28, 2017. Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

 

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL - There is some exciting news to share with everyone. The library has a Kaya American Girl doll that may be borrowed with your library card. She comes in a carrying case with the first book in the series. Kaya, who is Native American, is from the Nez Perce tribe of 1764.

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASEThe Children’s Room display case is featuring an exhibit filled with fun and rip-roaring Monster Trucks. The exhibit was organized and developed by Aaron Magnant, a kindergarten student. Aaron enjoys vehicles of all kinds but his favorites are his Monster Trucks. Aaron also enjoys playing with his trucks and going to Monster Jam! He hopes that you like his display.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express continues 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.

 

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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.), or Tuesday (3-8 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 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. 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!

 

TWEENS/TEENS SIMPLE SILHOUETTES – Tuesday, February 28, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bring in a picture of your or someone else’s profile. Your picture will then be enlarged so you can transform it into your silhouette. You will also be making decorative background. Your silhouette will be great for a gift or a keepsake. All materials will be provided. This event is free, however, registration is required.

 

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GROUNDHOG DAY – Thursday, February 2, 2017. Is Punxsutawney Phil going to see his shadow? If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it means spring is just around the corner.

 

 

FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS! – 11 - Thomas Edison born, 1847; 12 - Abraham Lincoln born, 1809; 15 - Galileo born, 1564; 20 – John Glenn orbits earth, 1962; 22 – George Washington born, 1732; National Adopt a Rabbit Month; and Black History Month.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

 

Juvenile/YA Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down – Jeff Kinney

The World from Up Here – Cecilia Galante

Eden’s Wish – Tara M. Crowl

Theodore Boone: The Scandal – John Grisham

Return – Aaron Becker

Jacky Ha-Ha – James Patterson

Super Simple Bar Cookies – Alex Kuskowski

The Worst Years of My Life: Middle School Book 1 – James Patterson

I Heard Said the Bird – Polly Berrien Berends

That’s Not My Bunny! – Chris Barton

Adventures from the Land of Stories – Chris Colfer

You’ve Got a Rock, Charlie Brown – Charles M. Schulz

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

 

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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 April 4, 11, 18, and 25. 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 April 6, 13, 20, and 27. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, March 30 @ 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 April's storytimes will begin on March 20 and run through the end of March. Registration is required.

 

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

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - March 4, @ 10:30 a.m. – DR. SEUSS STORYTIME – In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Read Across America Day, which is on March 2, the library will host a special storytime in honor of this beloved author. There will be special snacks and crafts as well as stories. This program is for children 3 and older. Please register for this program.

March 18, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – LEGO CLUB - Like LEGOS? Stop by 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.

 

Spring Blossoms !A Beautiful Spring !You Make Happiness Bloom !A Note From The Heart...Sweet Spring Kisses !Joyous Spring !Spring Blossoms !

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, March 9, 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, March 16, at 4:30 p.m. Calling all 4th and 5th graders (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to be part of a “really cool book loving 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.

 

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS! - Thursday, March 2, 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.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express continues 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.

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READ ACROSS AMERICA CELEBRATION – We will be honoring the birthday of Dr. Seuss during the week of February 27 thru March 3, 2017. Dr. Seuss’ official birthday is March 2. Check out the website www.seussville.com to learn more interesting information about Dr. Seuss.

 

CHILDREN’S ROOM DISPLAY – The Children’s display case is featuring an unique and interesting collection of Corn Husk Dolls. The display was organized and developed by Mary Ann Landry, a retired teacher and busy grandmother of nine grandchildren, and we thank her for loaning it to the library. Mary has been collecting these beautiful dolls since she was in high school. She hopes you enjoy her display. Stop by the library and check out this “fun-tastic display!

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASE - The library is always interested in having children show their collections in the exhibit case. Please contact the Children's/Young Adult Librarian(s) in order to sign up for this terrific opportunity.

 

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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.), or Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), and Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. Visit AskRI which includes new electronic resources such as Points of View, Student Research Center, EBSCO Topic Search, Current Events, and Literary Reference Center.

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS – Our Graphic Novels have been growing by leaps and bounds. Whether you are a Marvel or DC advocate, or both, you will find an adequate selection of your favorite heroes. The collection also has a great deal of classics and awards in the graphic novel pantheon, including takes on classic books as well as illustrated versions of fantasy and Sci-Fi and other genres. Stop by and check out our graphic novel collection. Note** - This month blank comic template sheets will be provided so you can create your own stories. Drawing materials will also be available.

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TEEN TECH WEEK – March 5-11 - Teen Tech Week is a national initiative that aims to encourage libraries to throw open their physical and virtual doors to teens and showcase the outstanding technology they offer, from services such as online homework help, social networking, video production, and digital literacy-focused programs to resources like e-books, movies, music, games, audio books, databases, and more. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those such as CDs, DVDs, databases, audio books, and videogames. Teens are encouraged to use the library’s nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of technology. This year’s theme is “Be the Source of Change @ Your Library”

 

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PRESERVATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS - We are all responsible for protecting the physical condition of library materials. Helpful hints: a) clean hands prevent the buildup of grime and sticky substances; b) DVDs and CDs should only be handled with your fingers on the outer edge of the DVD or CD – KEEP YOUR FINGERS OFF THE SHINY SURFACE.

 

DONATIONS - We would like to express our thanks to all of our patrons and friends who have donated library materials during the past year. Your kind generosity in donating valuable materials such as books, periodicals, videocassettes, DVDs, and other resources is much appreciated. You epitomize and perpetuate the true meaning of community library.

 

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MARCH CELEBRATIONS - Happy St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day to all of our Irish and Italian patrons and friends; March 2 – Dr. Seuss, author, born, 1904; March 3 – Alexander Graham Bell born, 1847; March 20 – first day of Spring; March 26 – Sandra Day O’Connor, Supreme Court Justice, born, 1930.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Daniel Feels Left Out – Maggie Testa

Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy – Vesa Lehtimaki

Sheep Go to Sleep – Nancy Shaw

Monarch Butterflies – Josh Gregory

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes – Rick Riordan

Don’t Throw It to Mo! – David Adler

Cows in the Kitchen – June Crebbin

Spacemice #1: Alien Escape – Geronimo Stilton

Super Simple Classic Cookies – Alex Kuskowski

What to Do with a Box – Jane Yolen

Raymie Nightingale – Kate DiCamillo

Eden’s Escape – Tara M. Crowl

 

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