February 2, 2023

Seekonk Public Library Children’s Room


Forest Caroling at Osamequin Farm
Tuesday, December 6, 4 PM
Let's spread good cheer for all the creatures in the forest! We'll meet at Osamequin Farm for a caroling stroll along the trails to sing together, explore the winter landscape and celebrate the festive season. We'll end the visit decorating a living tree in the forest for the birds, critters and forest fairies to enjoy! Please bring your SAILS Library card so you may take books home to enjoy. A family event suited for all ages. Registration required.

Holiday Movie in 3D
Saturday, December 10, 1 PM
Bring your family and friends to watch a classic holiday movie, on a big screen, in 3D. There will be popcorn during the show and when the movie is over, everyone will leave with a party favor or two, including a special holiday bell just like the one in the movie. Take a Saturday afternoon break to enjoy this classic, "feel good" movie that is based on the children's picture book written by Chris Van Allsburg. Great for all ages. Drop in. 3D glasses provided. Movie description: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe! Rated G. Running time 100 minutes. For the exact title, please call the library.

Make a Mini Gingerbread House
Monday, December 12, 4 PM
Make, construct, paint and decorate a small wooden gingerbread house. This craft is geared towards children in grades 1-5 and some children may need assistance from their grown up. "Gingerbread" houses are made of wood and are NOT edible, neither are the decorations. For decorative purposes only. Register for the waitlist at www.seekonkpl.org  calendar of events

Tools for Tiny Hands
Tuesday, December 13, 10 AM
Tools for Tiny Hands is for children ages 2 to 5 and their adults. It’s filled with materials and ideas that will help children further develop and practice their fine motor skills. These are skills “children need for everyday life and for success in school." Designed in an atmosphere of play, children will stop at different stations throughout the room to experiment with hands-on activities to pick items up using tweezers and other manipulatives. Families may arrive anytime after 10 AM. Children will be able to stay with an activity for as long as they wish with no pressure to move on to other activities until they want to. The program concludes at 11:30 AM. Registration required.

Paws To Read
Monday, December 19 starting at 3:30
Build reading skills and gain confidence in reading aloud by coming to the Library to "Paws To Read". Register to reserve a 15 minute time slot to have your child read to Gizmo and Pepe, two adorable chihuahua/pomeranian mix therapy dogs. Each one-on-one private session is facilitated by Sandra Healey and her two dogs. Space is limited. Children should bring a book they can read or come a few minutes early to select one in the children's room. Time slots are limited. If the program is full, please register for the wait list as this program may be scheduled again in January. Register at www.seekonkpl.org  calendar of events

Vacation Week Specials

Winter Reading Challenge “All the Feels”
December 27 - February 27
This year’s Winter Reading Challenge theme is all about looking ahead to the future—to the new year, new normal, new resolutions, and all the feelings that come with it. “All the Feels” encourages readers to feel, experience, and dive into how reading enlivens our emotions—all while earning badges and virtual raffle tickets! Participants will earn emoji-themed badges and virtual tickets for logging reading minutes, completing activities, and submitting book reviews. Virtual raffle tickets are then redeemed for chances to win prizes. Preregister starting December 15 at www.seekonkpl.org/kids 

The Ukulele Show!
Tuesday, December 27, 2 PM
Listen, learn and play at a ukulele concert with Dave Maloof featuring seasonal songs of winter. After the concert learn about the history of ukuleles (are they really from Hawaii?) and then have the opportunity to learn how to play one by trying out some of the 25 ukuleles available. Dave will also explain ukulele history, the different types/sizes of ukes, how to tune one and he'll teach playing techniques, too. The Ukulele Show is an educational program for all ages. Drop in, no registration required. Dave Maloof is a teacher, musician, and comedian (which may mean there will be some laughing involved!) who presents and performs ukulele programs, educational concerts, and music/comedy shows. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency and by the Seekonk Public Library.

Family Movie
Wednesday, December 28, 1 PM
Join us for a family friendly movie on the big screen! We can’t publicize the title here but it’s a new movie (2022) and tells the story of a character named Buzz and his adventures to infinity and beyond! Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your favorite stuffie because all are welcome! No registration required, drop in! Rated PG. Running time is 100 minutes. Call the library for the exact title.

Shrinky Dink Take & Make Bundle
Beginning Thursday, December 29 at 9 AM
Stop by the Children's Room and pick up a Shrinky Dink Craft Take and Make bundle while supplies last. No registration required. Each "bundle" will include a Shrinky Dink sheet, instructions, ideas, and book! With a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ArT, and Math) this take and make project is sure to please all ages! Be creative and make mini figures, personalized items, a bookmark, or even a keychain then watch the science magic as they shrink! The book will need to be returned, but all other materials are yours to keep! We'll even include a link to access a Shrinky Dink tutorial on CreativeBug, a free craft tutorial service available with your Seekonk Library card.

Seekonk Library storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing and playing- important principles for your child’s reading readiness.

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Mondays, December 5, 12 at 10 AM
Join Miss Sharon for a weekly storytime designed for children birth - 36 months old. The storytime will include a book or two followed by music, fingerplays, movement and yes, even bubbles! Held indoors in the Library's Meeting Room. Siblings always welcome. No registration required. Please bring your SAILS Library card so your child may take storytime books home. December 12 will be a special Jingle Babies Storytime. Everyone is invited to wear red, green or a favorite holiday color!

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, December 7, 14 at 9:30 AM
Miss Sandie will read 2 - 3 stories and children will complete a related activity. Siblings welcome. Registration is not required, but please bring your SAILS library card to check out books to take home. December 14 will be a special Jingle Kids Storytime.

Storytime on the Go
Starting Thursday, December 1
Create a storytime experience at home with Storytime On The Go packets. Each packet will include 6 books to check out plus an age appropriate early literacy activity. The early literacy activity will support one or more of the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Storytime On The Go packets are available for babies, toddlers or preschoolers- just choose the packet that's right for your child. Prefer to select your own items? Just choose 6 or more items to check out (picture books, juvenile nonfiction and/or juvenile magazines) then stop at the children's room desk to pick up an accompanying activity packet. For thai month, Storytime on the Go packets will be available starting Thursday, December 1. Drop in.


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