Children’s Programming

 

 

 

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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April

 

 

    

 

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 May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. 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 May 4, 11, 18, and 25. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

PANCAKES AND PAJAMAS STORYTIME – Thursday, April 20 @ 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! There will be yummy pancakes and bedtime stories! Children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend.

Registration for all of May’s storytimes will begin on April 17 and run through the end of April. 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 April 1, 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.

 

 

April 8, at 10:30 a.m. - ANNUAL EASTER EGG EXTRAVAGANZA. This activity is for children ages 2-5. Join in the fun as the children hunt for eggs that the library bunny has hidden. Please bring your own basket for gathering up the goodies. The FOL generously sponsors this egg-exciting and popular event. Registration is required.

 

ART WITH MS. DONNA - WATER COLORS AND OIL PASTELS - Friday, April 14 @ 11:00 a.m. Come and explore using water colors and oil pastels with this open ended art project. This program is for children in kindergarten and older. Please register for this program.

 

PROJECT CHICK FROM CASEY FARM – Monday, April 17, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Children of all ages are invited to the library to learn about the life cycle of a chicken. This program also allows the participants to view and gently handle newly-hatched baby chicks! Please register for this exciting program.

 

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DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (D.E.A.R.) DAY – Join Ramona Quimby, Age 8, and children all over the world as they celebrate D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read Day) on Wednesday, April 12. This is a special reading celebration to remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a family priority. The official event date, April 12th, is the birthday of author Beverly Cleary.

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, April 6, 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.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, April 13, 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.

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS! - Thursday, April 27, 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.

 

SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT - Search for the Literary Bunnies in the two children’s rooms. You might find a Harry Potter Bunny or an Olivia Bunny! There are nine bunnies to find. When you finish your search and you fill out a special sheet, bring it to the circulation desk for a small surprise. Have fun!

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – 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. Contact Michael Cardin at 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, April 17, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel. This workshop covers the Excel environment, simple formulas, and charts. The workshop is designed for those who have never used Excel and it will mainly concentrate on practical activities such as setting up a budget. Prerequisite knowledge of using computers with a mouse will be helpful. Registration is required.

    

EXCEL PART II – Monday, April 24, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This class is for those with a basic knowledge of Excel and want to learn more. Learn about sorting data, using forms, helpful functions, and other worksheet skills. Prerequisite knowledge of Excel Basics is recommended. Space is limited and registration is required.

 

 

MARBLE GLADNESS – Tuesday, April 25, @ 6:30 p.m. Discover how you can create fun magnets using flat glass marbles and colorful paper. The magnet looks like a little bubble that magnifies your paper just a little and shows it off! To make funny little buggles into a little bug collection, use tiny pictures of bugs. Registration required.

 

SCAVENGER HUNT- This month in the Young Adult Section, there is a scavenger hunt that will challenge you to find different resources on the shelves. See how well you can navigate the stacks and find various materials.

 

R.I. LIBRARY DAY- Saturday, April 8. Amnesty Day for returning overdue materials.

 

    

 

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK - April 23 thru April 29 - Volunteers take the time to make a difference and the library commends Gisela Carrier, Jennifer Derosier, Maureen Floor, Bailey Gaffney, Alexandra Puleo, Sandra Rawcliffe, students from Bryant University, Charlotte Taylor, and the Friends of the Library (FOL) for their tireless efforts and dedication to helping the library provide efficient and effective services to the Smithfield community.

  

 

APRIL CURIOSITIES AND CELEBRATIONS - The name April may come from the Roman Goddess Aphrodite (Latin Aprillis), "April showers Bring May flowers", April Fools' Day (April 1), Titanic sank (April 15, 1912, at 2:27 a.m.), Earth Day (April 22), April is Frog Month, and the BASEBALL SEASON OFFICIALLY BEGINS.

 

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

The Secret Keepers – Trenton Lee Stewart

Unbound – Ann E. Burg

The Best Man – Richard Peck

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-so Friendly Frenemy – Rachel Renee Russell

Mr. Moon Wakes Up – Jemima Sharpe

Foxcraft Inbali Iserles

Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds – Rick Riordan

Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles – Ace Landers

Peaceful Piggy Yoga – Kerry Lee MacLean

Goosebumps: How I Met My Monster – R .L. Stine

If I Had a Sheep – Mick Inkpen

Crenshaw – Katherine Applegate

 

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