August 8, 2022

Seekonk Library Programs for Children and Families June 2022

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Children’s Summer Reading Challenge continues!
Read Beyond the Beaten Path
June 14-August 14, 2022
Children ages birth - entering 5th grade in the fall are invited to join us on a summer reading adventure! Log your reading minutes, complete fun activities, write optional book reviews and earn virtual raffle tickets to use towards fantastic prizes! PLUS...every time you visit the library you will earn a paper raffle ticket towards our special in-library "extra" prizes! So many chances to win! It's easy to sign up and keep track of your reading log. Register at www.Seekonkpl.Beanstack.com.  Note: If you have participated in an online reading challenge with us in the past (summer, winter or 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten), you already have a Beanstack account! Simply log in and select this year's challenge! Contact us for help registering at childrens@seekonkpl.org.  Paper logs are also available if you would prefer to not use the app.


Camp Crafts
Mondays, July 11, 18 or 25, 3 PM
July 11 make pony bead keychains! There will be a few patterns available for kids to choose from or create one. Once you've learned this beading technique, there are so many different variations you can create.
July 18 Make marbled paper art by using shaving cream. You can make your own paper for journaling and drawing or display your marbled paper as art itself.
July 25 This week we'll be learning how to weave using a cardboard loom. We'll be making coasters, but once you've learned this weaving technique, the sky’s the limit. Register separately for one or all three programs. Registration required.

Kite Making & Flying!
Tuesday, July 26, 1 PM
Join us to make a kite and learn why kites fly and what to do when they don't. Learn why the string on kites tangle and how to keep your string tangle free. Then discover the joy of relaxing with a kite flying in the sky. Come play with us! Presented by Gary Engvall who has been a kite enthusiast since he was a child and who built his first stunt kite by reading a book! Registration required at www.seekonkpl.org  calendar of events.


STORYTIMES
Babies & Books
Monday, July 11, August 8 at 10 AM
Join Miss Sharon for a monthly storytime that includes a book or two followed by music, fingerplays, movement and yes, even bubbles! Held indoors in the Library's Meeting Room. No registration required. Please bring your SAILS Library card so your child may take storytime books home. Seekonk Library storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing and playing- important principles for your child’s reading readiness.

Summer Storytimes in Seekonk Meadows
Fridays, through August 12 at 10 AM
Join Ms Sharon or Ms Sandie for a weekly summer storytime outside in the gazebo on Friday mornings at 10am. We'll be reading stories, singing songs, blowing bubbles, and having all kinds of adventures! And if the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll move the program inside. Registration is NOT required, but please bring your SAILS library card to bring books home and continue the storytime adventure! As always, our storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing- important principles for YOUR child's language development and reading readiness!

Blueberry Storytime at Osamequin Farm
Thursday, July 21, 10:30 AM
Families with children of all ages are invited to a special storytime at Osamequin Farm, 80 Walnut St, Seekonk. There will be stories about blueberries and then we'll go blueberry picking! Bring a picnic lunch and after storytime find a shady spot to enjoy lunch on the grounds of the farm. Register for the waiting list at www.seekonkpl.org   calendar of events.

Fairy House Storytime at Osamequin Farm
Thursday, July 28, 10:30 AM
Families with children of all ages are invited to a special storytime at Osamequin Farm, 80 Walnut St, Seekonk. There will be stories about fairies and then everyone will build a simple fairy house out of materials we find in the woods and fields, materials such as moss, sticks, and stones. Bring your imagination and build some magic as we engage with nature! Bring a picnic lunch and after storytime find a shady spot to enjoy lunch on the grounds of the farm. Registration required.

Trails & Trail Mix!
Monday, August 1, 10 AM
Let's make a tasty trail mix then discover Seekonk Meadows and the Gammino Pond trails with Seekonk's Conservation Agent, Jennifer Miller. We’ll meet-up in the library, make a simple and nutritious snack then head out to explore nature. We'll travel down trails, stroll past story boards, and make our way to the Gammino Pond, all while taking in the natural world around us.
Registration required. A collaboration between Seekonk Library and the Seekonk Conservation Commission.

Camp Games
Monday, August 8, 3 PM
Summer games in the Meadows! We'll be playing traditional camp games like egg carry races, potato sack races, pass the water, giant ring toss, and more! Great for the whole family to celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Challenge! Registration required.

Lego Mania! with Detective Keith Perry
Tuesday, August 9, 11 AM
Love Legos? Come to the library for a unique way to build with detective Keith Perry from the Seekonk Police Dept! Everyone will get a small, closed box filled with assorted Legos. A timed challenge will be announced and then, all at the same time, everyone will open up the box and start to build! Following the challenge, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their build before starting on a new, different box of Legos! The program will include challenges, timed competitions and free build time, too. Registration required.




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