Children’s Programming

 

 

September

 

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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 October 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, 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 3˝-6 and will be held on October 6, 13, 20, and 27. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, September 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 and a related craft. Children ages 3˝ to 8 and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend.

 

Registration for all of September’s and October's storytimes will begin on September 19 and run through the end of September. Registration is required.

 

FRIDAY IS GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY! – Beginning Friday, September 2 and continuing each Friday throughout the school year, Game Day will take place from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. We have a closet chock full of fun and entertaining board games and puzzles. This is a drop in program. Come, bring a friend or make a new friend, play a board game, and enjoy a snack. See you there!

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS -

Saturday, September 3, at 11:00 a.m.REPTILE PROGRAM – AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND - What makes a reptile a reptile? This question and other questions you may have will be answered. Come and learn about reptiles and our native species of reptiles. Live reptiles will be part of the program as well. Please register for this program. This program is for children ages 3-12. A special thank you to the Friends of the Library (FOL) for sponsoring this program.

September 17, 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.

 

 

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HERITAGE BALLET’S “CREATIVE DANCE COMMUNITY SERIES” - The library is excited to announce that it is collaborating with the Heritage Ballet to offer a “Creative Dance Community Series” starting on October 3. This program will run on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It will be for children turning 6 or 7 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.

 

CHILDREN’S ROOM DISPLAY – The Children’s display case is featuring a unique and interesting display on Barbies. Kolbie Joachim is proud to share her Barbie collection with the East Smithfield Public Library. Kolbie is 7 years old and is entering the 2nd grade at Old County Road School. Kolbie got her first Barbie doll when she was 3 years old. She has princess Barbies, Ken dolls, and lots of regular Barbies, including Barbie Spin and Ride and Vet Barbie. Kolbie has a castle, some animals, and several videos and books. Her favorites are her coronation Anna and Elsa Barbies. Kolbie hopes you enjoy her collection!

 

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS - The staff of the library would like to extend our appreciation and congratulations to all of the children and teens who participated in our annual Summer Reading Programs. The children and teens read hundreds of books, but whether they read 5 books, or 35 books, they were all winners as concerns the further development of their minds and constructive utilization of their leisure time.

 

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFT – Thursday, September 8, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Stop by the library anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 and make a craft you can take home with you! This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

BOOK GROUPS  Book Groups start back up again in October.  The “Bookworms” book group is for children in second and third grade. The “Books are Fun” book group is for children in fourth and fifth grade.  Each book group meets monthly to discuss a certain book. If you are interested, contact Ms. Carol for more information.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL COUNTING CONTEST – Children in grades K-5 are invited to participate in our Back to School Counting Contest, counting how many school supplies are in a special jar. Stop by the Children’s Room and 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 the jar of school supplies. The winner will be drawn on September 30. Each child is allowed only one guess. Good luck!

 

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INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesday evenings @ 5:00-7:00 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2016 and continuing on each Wednesday 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.

 

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.

 

TAG, YOU’RE IT! – Tuesday, September 27, @ 6:30 p.m. What in the world is TAG? TAG is a Teen Advisory Group for teens, ages 12 to 18, who want to work together to make the library a more useful and fun place for teens. What books do you like? What DVDs should the library purchase? What kind of activities do you want to do at the library? Do you want to see what kinds of volunteer opportunities are out there? We have the questions and you can give us the answers. Help us help you have a better library experience. Snacks will be provided. If you are interested in participating, stop by the library on September 27, @ 6:30 for a meeting. If you are unable to meet that day, please send Mr. Mike an email (Michael.cardin7@gmail.com) about your interest in participating in this group.

 

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NEEDLE FELLTING CLASS – Monday, September 12, @ 6:30 p.m. Join us for another 2 hour long, Needle Felting class, on Sept 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Smithfield Public Library. This time we will be making small felted animals. Bring pictures of small animals if you need inspiration. You will have a small felted animal to take home with you. This class is for teens and adults. Limited to 10 people.

 

SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH – Your library card will give you access to one of the greatest resources in your local community: YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY. Your library is a goldmine of books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, the Internet, story hours, and other great resources and services for the entire family. In this day and age of high energy prices, where else can you take your family for FREE! Also, for parents shopping for school supplies, remember: A LIBRARY CARD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SCHOOL SUPPLY OF ALL.

 

PRESERVATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS - We are all responsible for protecting the physical condition of library materials. Helpful hints: a) clean hands prevent buildup of grime and sticky substances; b) removing books from the shelves by pulling on the headband (top of the spine) will weaken and eventually destroy the book - to remove a book, gently push in the books on either side, grasp the book in the center, and remove it.

 

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, videocassettes, CDs, DVDs, and other resources is much appreciated. You epitomize and perpetuate the true meaning of community library.

 

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HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is up and running at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-5, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 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. Keep in mind that the library is a great place to meet your friends to work on group projects. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon.

 

SEPTEMBER  CELEBRATIONS – 5 – Labor Day (LIBRARY CLOSED); 7 – Grandma Moses, painter, born, 1860; 11 – Grandparents Day; 14 – Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star Spangled Banner”; 17 – U.S. Constitution signed, 1787; 26 – Johnny Appleseed born, 1775; 23 – Native American Day.

 

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK – September 25 – October 1, 2016 Banned Books Week is "Celebrating the Freedom to Read." Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met. Remember, it’s your freedom we’re talking about. For more information, go to

http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm.

 

LIBRARY HOURS – Now that students will be preparing for another school year, the library will be reopening on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., beginning September 3.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Escape from Darth Vader – Michael Siglain

Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-so-happy Heartbreaker – Rachel Renee Russell

Pope Francis – Michael V. Uschan

Peeking Underground – Karen Latchana Kenney

A Handful of Stars – Cynthia Lord

The Honest Truth – Dan Gemeinhart

Took – Mary Downing Hahn

Full Cicada Moon – Marilyn Hilton

Spot the Cat – Henry Cole

A Beetle Is Shy Dianna Hutts Aston

Little One – Jo Weaver

Ten Kisses for Sophie! – Rosemary Wells

 

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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 November 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. 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 3˝-6 and will be held on November 3, 10, and 17. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, October 27 @ 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 November's storytimes will begin on October 17 and run through the end of October. Registration is required.

 

SATURDAY  SPECIALS:

Lego Club – October 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Like Legos? 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.

Star Wars Reads Day V - October 15, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? Feel the excitement as we draw closer to the release of the new Star Wars installment – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. Join us and readers across the galaxy as we celebrate the love of Star Wars. There will be Legos, crafts, puzzles, games, and refreshments. Costume participants are welcome. You will also receive a Star Wars Activity booklet to take home. This is a drop-in program for children ages 5-12. (May the force be with you!)

Halloween Storytime - October 29, 11:00 a.m. to Noontime. Come to the library for a festive Halloween story time. There will be crafts and special “treats”.  Costumes are welcome! This program is for children 3 and older. Please register for this program.

 

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!

 

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CREATIVE DANCE COMMUNITY SERIES – Beginning Monday, October 3 and 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.

 

COUNTING CONTEST - All of our younger patrons in grades K-5 are invited to participate in our Halloween Counting Contest – counting the number of candy corns in a special container. Stop by the Children’s Room and place your guess in the box provided and you could be a winner! The youngster who comes the closest to the correct number will win a spooktacular Halloween treat! The winner will be drawn on October 31. Each child is allowed ONLY ONE GUESS. Good luck to all of the participants.

 

PAWSOX ALL-STAR READING WINNER – Congratulations to Kolbie Joachim, East Smithfield Public Library’s PawSox All-Star Reader. Kolbie was randomly selected from many entries that were received as part of the Summer Reading Program. Kolbie won free tickets to see the Paw Sox play at McCoy Stadium. She and her family attended the Paw Sox Game on August 23 which also happened to be Back to School Binder Night. We are proud that she represented the East Smithfield Public Library. This event was sponsored by Coca-Cola, Citizens Bank, and the Pawtucket Red Sox.

 

VEHICLE DISPLAY – The Children’s Room display case is featuring an interesting and unique collection of Vehicles. The display was organized and developed by Nolan Joachim and we thank him for loaning it to the library. Nolan is 4 years old and is in pre-K at Monsignor Gadoury. Nolan has been collecting vehicles his whole life.  He has firetrucks, construction vehicles, police cars, military vehicles, trains, planes, and lots and lots of cars.  His favorite is a police helicopter!  Right now, Nolan has over 200 vehicles in his collection, and it keeps on growing! Stop by the library and check out this fantastic display.

 

 

TUMBLE BOOK LIBRARY- ATTENTION – ALL CHILDREN – If you want to download some fantastic puzzles, games, videos, story books, or read-alongs, access the library’s homepage and click the Tumble Book Library link and start enjoying the fun and excitement. Happy tumbling!

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, October 13, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 2 or 3 (and their parents/caregivers) may join us at the library for this book group. This will be a “getting to know” you and an informational meeting. After that, 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.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN!” BOOK GROUP - Thursday, October 20 at 4:30 pm. 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 once a month to discuss the book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. Our first meeting will be an organizational meeting. Come to this meeting with some of your favorite books and/or book titles to share. Registration is required.

 

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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., 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.

 

 

TEEN READ WEEK – 2016 - Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. The 2016 event will be held Oct. 9 - 15th, featuring the theme "Read for the Fun of It!” Library staff are encouraged to highlight all of the resources and services available to the 22% of our nation's youth.

 

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.

STAR WARS READS DAY VSaturday, October 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. “I fear nothing. All is as the force wills it.” Feel the excitement as we draw closer to the release of the new Star Wars movie Rouge One: A Star Wars Story. The library will be participating in the fifth annual installment of this global event. This year we will have band new activities and games such as Yoda Says, the Jawas Junkyard, Legos, and other activities. If you are brave enough, you can take a selfie with Yoda or Darth Vader. Darth Vader will be most displeased if you avoid him. Snacks will be available that are beyond this or any other galaxy. Everyone that attends will receive a brand new Star Wars activity kit full of writing, coloring, games, and other fun activities. Costumed participants are encouraged to participate. Star Wars fans of every age and species are welcome. You’ll never find a more happy hive of fun and decency.

 

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.

 

  

 

ASKRI.ORG – Online resources are available to all Rhode Islanders from their favorite library, or wherever they connect to the Internet. All you need is a library card. These core resources include World Book and World Book Discover, and a selection of EBSCO databases including Academic Search Premier, Master File Premier, History Reference Center and many more. Check out these free and invaluable resources by accessing http://www.askri.org/.

 

 

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK – September 25 – October 1, 2016. The 2016 Banned Books Week theme is "Stand Up for Your Right to Read." Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met. Remember, it’s your freedom we’re talking about. For more information, go to

http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm.

 

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Waiting – Kevin Henkes

Thank You and Good Night – Patrick McDonnell

Penguin and Pinecone – Salina Yoon

“Anna & Elsa” A Warm Welcome – Erica David

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Pablo Hidalgo

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library – Chris Grabenstein

MoonstruckGennifer Choldenko

Black Lagoon Adventures: Books 1-7 – Mike Thaler

Secrets of the Dragon Tomb – Patrick Samphire

Together – George Ella Lyon

The Lord of the Hat: The Creature from My Closet Obert Skye

What’s Your Story Susan B. Anthony?Krystyna Poray Goddu

A Whole New Ball Game – Phil Bildner

Froggy Goes to the Library – Jonathan London

The Closer – Cal Ripken Jr.

 

 

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