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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 June 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 June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, May 19 @ 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 June’s storytimes will begin on May 16 and run through the end of May. 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!!!!

 

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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SATURDAY SPECIALS - May 7, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 2016 KIDS READING ACROSS RHODE ISLAND – Save the date! The 2016 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 7, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Free parking is available in state lots. Meet Victoria Jamieson, RISD grad and author of the 2016 Kids Reading Across R.I. book Roller Girl. Get your own autographed copy of Victoria’s book (FREE) and participate in various games and activities at this fantastic event. This celebration is sponsored by TD Bank, TD Charitable Foundation, 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.

May 21, 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.

 

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM – It is not too early to start thinking about the Summer Reading Program. Signups are from June 20 – July 1 and the program runs from July 5 thru August 12. This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set… READ!

 

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 5, 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 – Monday, May 16, 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 tote bag. 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 31. Good luck!

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, May 12, at 4:30 p.m. Any children 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. This will be our last monthly meeting until October.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, May 19, 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. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3. This will be our last monthly meeting until October.

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CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK - The library will be celebrating Children's Book Week from May 2-8. 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 Shopkins. The display was organized and developed by Kolbie Joachim, a 7 year old in the first grade at Old County Road Elementary School. Kolbie started collecting Shopkins on her birthday this past September and she now has 83 of them. Kolbie also has a shoe store, a boutique, a piano, and an ice cream truck. In March, Kolbie also began collecting Petkins. (These are Shopkins that look like pets.) When Kolbie plays with her Shopkins, she pretends they are in a ballet or at one of the shops. Kolbie hopes that you like her collection.

 

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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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.

 

LIGHT PAINTINGS- Tuesday, May 31, @ 6:30 p.m. – What is light painting? It is described as “a great way to create striking images and illusions using a camera, a light source, and a little practice.” When the camera shutter is open with the room in the dark, the digital sensor acts like a blank canvas. It’s as if the image is being drawn or painted by the light source as it moves through space. Join us as we create these “light paintings.”

 

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SCREEN-FREE WEEK (FORMERLY TV TURN-OFF WEEK) – MAY 2-8, 2016 – 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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CHOOSE PRIVACY WEEKIt’s time for Americans to take charge of their information privacy. Do you know your rights? Choose Privacy Week (May 1-7, 2016) is a new initiative that invites people into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives individuals the resources to think critically and make more informed choices about their privacy. People enjoy the convenience of having information at their fingertips. But most people don’t realize the trade off. For example, citizens turn a blind eye to the fact that online searches create traceable records that make them vulnerable to questioning by the FBI, or that government agencies can track their phone calls, airline travel, online purchases, and more. The emergence of the modern information society and its increased emphasis on the collection, use, and storage of personal data has enabled the growth of surveillance and the loss of privacy.

 

MEMORIAL DAY - The library will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 for Memorial Day observances.

 

SIGHT-SAVERS COLLECTION - Our LARGE PRINT collection includes books, magazines, and newspapers.

 

MOTHER'S DAY - Sunday, May 8 - Happy Mother's Day to all of our moms! Sit back, put up your feet, and relax. YOU DESERVE IT!

 

MAY CELEBRATIONS: 3 – Golda Meir, former prime minister of Israel, born, 1898; 21 - Charles Lindbergh finished first transatlantic solo flight, 1927; 25 – Sierra Club founded, 1892.

 

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

March Grand Prix – Kean Soo

Spring According to Humphrey – Betty G. Birney

Finding Spring – Carin Berger

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Sonia Sotomayor – Lisa Tucker McElroy

Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom – Joan Holub

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Michelangelo – Brian Lynch

Train Is on Track – Peter Bently

Planet Saturn – Ann O. Squire

Super Baseball Infographics

Scooby-Doo: A Merry Scary Holiday – Lee Howard

How to Track a Turkey – Norman D. Graubart

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 June 7, 14, 21, and 28. 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)

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 June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. The last Preschool Storytime Program will be on June 30 and Preschool Storytime Program will resume in September.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, June 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 is required for all Storytimes.

 

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 24. Game Day will resume again in September.

 

DISPLAY – The Children’s Display Case is featuring an interesting collection on Sea Glass and Sea Shells. The exhibit was organized and developed by Ms. Carol and we thank her for loaning it to the library. The exhibit includes a wonderful collection of artifacts from the beach. Ms. Carol hopes you like her display and it gets you in the mood for summer.

 

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SATURDAY SPECIALS – June 11, 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 18, 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 thru Friday, July 1. For more information, please call Ms. Carol 231-5150 x3.

 

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

 

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 9 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 18 and continue through July 1. The program will run from July 5 thru August 11. The theme for this summer's program is “On Your Mark, Get Set… READ!” 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:

 

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

·         Being creative with arts and crafts.

·         Join Katie Fairhead for an interactive music performance.

·         Meet Malik, the Magic Guy.

·         Popcorn Olympics

·         Explore the science of sport with Mad Science.

·         Relax, move your body, and laugh as you learn Yoga.

·         Join the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) and explore Biomimicry – Nature Inspired Design and build your own Catapults and Paper Airplanes.

·         Storyteller Joe Theroux will help to crown the World Champion of the Animal Kingdom.

 

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, 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 2016 will begin Monday, June 20 and continue until Friday, July 1. You may register in person or online at https://sites.google.com/site/esmsrpgetinthegame/home/registration. The theme for this summer’s program is “Get in the Game: READ! 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 (3-6:30 p.m.), Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), or Wednesday (5:30-7 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 8, 2016. 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 21, @ 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.

 

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ATTENTION ALL SPORTS FANS! – The East Smithfield Public Library now has “free” passes to The Sports Museum at TD Garden. The pass includes “special” area tours of TD Garden along with the “standard” Sports Museum tour. (more than a half-mile of exhibits celebrating Boston sports!) Spice up your summer with a visit to this amazing sports complex.

 

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SUMMER HOURS - With summer just around the corner, we would like to notify our patrons that our summer hours of operation will go into effect on July 1. The summer schedule is the same as our regular schedule, except that we will be CLOSED ON SATURDAYS.

 

STREAMING VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE – Streaming video is now available to enjoy from the library’s website, http://riezone.lib.overdrive.com. Library card holders have instant access to streaming video with a growing catalog of digital feature films, documentaries, educational, children’s favorites, and more with a modern, easy-to-use viewing experience. Users may browse the video selection on the library’s website, borrow titles with a valid library card, and stream on most mobile and desktop devices. All videos will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

 

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FATHER'S DAY - Happy Father's Day to all of our dads (Sunday, June 19). Hope you have a relaxing day.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Captain Jack and the Pirates – Peter Bently

The Night Parade – Kathryn Tanquary

Alice the Fairy – David Shannon

How Do Apples Grow?– Betsy Maestro

Mark of the Thief – Jennifer A. Nielsen

Glow – W.H. Beck

The Lightning Queen- Laura Resau

So You Want to Be a Jedi? – Adam Gidwitz

Some Bugs – Angela DiTerlizzi

A Child’s Calendar – John Updike

Shelter Pet Squad: Merlin – Cynthia Lord

Nest – Esther Ehrlich

Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish – Barry Deutsch

Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile – James Patterson

How to Track a Cougar – Norman D. Graubart

Super Hockey Infographics – Jeff Savage

Planet Jupiter – Ann O. Squire

The Day the Crayons Came Home – Drew Daywalt

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Raphael – Brian Lynch

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