Seekonk Public Library Children’s Room
Children’s Book Week: “How Do You BOOK?”
Monday, May 2 - Saturday, May 7
The first week of May is Children's Book Week and there’s a full schedule of fantastic programs including Star Wars Day, Puppetry Storytime, T-Rex Tea Party, Storytime on the Go, Minecraft and Free Comic Book Day! Plus, all month long families are invited to answer the question “How do you BOOK?” by writing their answers on a special display board. Do you like to read inside or outside? In a chair or in bed? While listening to music or in silence? What genres do you like? Maybe you like audio books and e-books? Whatever your response, stop in throughout May and add your answers to the display board!
Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Stop by anytime from 9 AM – 8 PM for Star Wars Day. We'll have a Star Wars display along with activity sheets for all ages! Check out a Star Wars book, too. “Read, you will. Celebrate, you must.”
Creative Writing Club Reception
Wednesday, May 4, 4 PM
Members of the children's Creative Writing Club and their families are invited to a reception for the release of the children’s literary magazine. The magazine will be distributed and authors will be given the opportunity to read an excerpt from their work. Light refreshments will be available as the accomplishments of each and every writer are celebrated! Open to the public. Creative Writing Club meetings and the reception party are led by Beth Perdue in collaboration with Seekonk Library. The program was generously funded by the Seekonk Cultural Council through the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Thursday, May 5, 10 AM
“Through Me To You Puppetry” and Leigh Baltzer invite you to join Newton and the gang for storytime! Newton and his puppet friends take turns reading stories and singing songs. At the end of the show, children will be invited to say hi to Newton & even play with some of the puppets! Registration required at www.seekonkpl.org/events
Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 7, 10 AM - 4 PM
Children and families are invited to celebrate Free Comic Book Day by stopping by Seekonk Library between 10 am and 4 pm for a FREE, newly released kids' comic book. This year's titles include Neverlanders, Jonna, Enemies, Donald Duck, Rema, Max Meow, Pokémon, Archie, Hollow and Captain Underpants. No registration needed- just drop by and pick out a free comic book while supplies last.
T-Rex Tea Party
Saturday, May 7, 11 AM
Wear your finest, or your most ferocious and join us for a T-Rex Tea Party! Kids and their grownups are welcome to attend this springtime tea party that includes an educational presentation about tea, as well as tea to enjoy, lemonade, snacks and treats, an activity for the kids to complete, and a storytime from T-Rex! You'll even get a chance to take a pic with T-Rex! Registration required at www.seekonkpl.org/events
Minecraft for Education Club
Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 6:30 PM
Join Ms. Sandie on a Minecraft adventure! This 4-week session is for children in grades 2-5 and the lesson plans will be at that grade level. No prior Minecraft experience necessary. This is a virtual program that meets live via Zoom while simultaneously meeting in Minecraft. Students will need access to their own device compatible with Minecraft Education Edition. Registration required at www.seekonkpl.org/kids
Build & Launch a Model Rocket!
Saturday, May 14 at 1 PM
Have a “blast” in May by building and launching a model rocket! On Saturday, May 14 the rockets will be built in the library’s meeting room. Then on Saturday, May 21 the rockets will be launched in Seekonk Meadows (weather permitting). Participants will be guided by Major Donald Morrison and Captain Leslie Kneipfer, both of the Civil Air Patrol. Ms. Kneipfer is also a technology and STEM teacher in Seekonk and a Master Aerospace Education Educator. This program is for ages 8 and up and parental participation is required for children under 11. This program is sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol and their Model Rocketry Program. Registration required at www.seekonkpl.org/events
Model Rocket Launch in Seekonk Meadows
Saturday, May 21, 10 AM - 1 PM
The public is invited to view model rockets being launched in Seekonk Meadows between 10 Am - 1 PM. Come and watch science in action! Led by Major Donald Morrison and Captain Leslie Kneipfer from the Civil Air Patrol. Drop by, no registration needed to attend launch day.
Seekonk Library storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing and playing- important principles for your child’s reading readiness. Please bring your SAILS library card so your child can browse and select books to take home. Siblings are always welcome.
Babies & Books
Mondays, May 9 and 16 at 10 AM
Join Miss Sharon for a weekly storytime that includes a book or two followed by music, fingerplays, movement and yes, even bubbles! Drop in. No registration required. Please bring your SAILS Library card so your child may take storytime books home.
Wednesdays, May 11 and 18 at 9:30 AM
NEW TIME Join Ms. Sandie for storytimes for children ages 2-5. Siblings always welcome! No registration needed. Please bring your SAILS Library card so your child can select storytime books to take home.
Storytime at the Seekonk Fire Museum
Thursday, May 26 at 1:30 PM
Children and families are invited to a special storytime at the Seekonk Fire Museum! Listen to stories, sing songs, and tour the Seekonk Fire Museum, a fire station that was built in 1929. There is a firefighter trophy room to see, an old fire siren to discover, and an antique fire truck from 1932 to touch. This special storytime will be held at the Seekonk Fire Museum, 211 Newman Avenue, Seekonk Please note that this storytime is not being held at the Seekonk Fire Station. Best for ages 2.5 - 6. Siblings always welcome! Registration required at www.seekonkpl.org/events.
Storytime on the Go!
Create a storytime experience at home with Storytime On The Go packets. Each packet will include 6+ books and an age appropriate early literacy activity. The activity will support one or more of the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Register at www.seekonkpl.org to reserve your child’s packet. Drop in or register at www.seekonkpl.org/events. Look for the registration form on the May 3 program description
Highlighted Service for Families
What are TumbleBooks? They're animated, talking books created by taking existing books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an e-book which you can read or have read to you. TumbleBooks also have storybooks, chapter books, nonfiction, puzzles, games, language learning and more. Truly something for every reader! Just choose a device, log in once and view. Always free! Browse the collection at www.Seekonkpl.org/Kids.
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