Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Tween Advisory Group (TAG)

This Fall, the Children's Department is launching a brand new Tween Advisory Group (TAG)!  We are looking for interested Tweens, ages 8-12, who would like to join us for monthly meetings to discuss books, conduct special projects and plan library events. 

Joining TAG will give you a voice in the kinds of programs we offer for Tweens here at the library.  We want your input - do you like to watch movies?  Are you bursting with ideas for special programs?  Have books to recommend to other kids?  TAG is your outlet.

Get involved in your library and meet new people by coming to the first TAG meeting on Tuesday, September 30th at 3:30pm.  No registration is required - just drop-in!  Snacks will be provided.  Held in the John Clarke Children's Program Room. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Book Buddies Returns this Fall...

The Book Buddies Book Club, for readers in grades 3-5, will resume monthly meetings in September!  This school year meetings will take place on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30pm.  The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24th at 3:30pm.  Stay tuned for information about the first book!

Have suggestions of books we should read this year?  Add a comment to this post or email me at

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pictures from the Summer

Visit the Children's Department's Pinterest page (Kids Events at the Library board) to see more pictures of some of the wonderful programs that took place during Fizz, Boom, Read!

 The Science of Art: Collage - August 5, 2014

 RIMOSA: Marble Roller Coaster - July 29, 2014

Animal Experiences - July 31, 2014

Science Crafts - July 26, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Summer Reading Certificates and Prizes

Miss the summer reading closing fair on August 13th?  Pick up your certificates and prizes at the Children's Desk anytime between now and Friday, August 29th.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Summer Reading Outdoor Fair!

It's hard to believe that summer reading is almost over!  The Outdoor Fair celebrating another terrific summer of reading will take place on Wednesday, August 13th from 10:30am - 1:00pm.  The fair will feature:
  • A polynesian dance performance by Laura Matta at 11:00am
  • the final puppet workshop of the summer with Sue Klau at 12:00pm
  • Face painting provided by Creative Chica
  • Sand Art
  • Certificates, prizes, grand prize drawings
  • Food and fun!
The fair will take place in Aquidneck Park outside the library.  In the event of rain, all activities will go on as scheduled inside the library.  If you are unable to attend the fair but completed summer reading, stop by the children's desk anytime after August 13th to pick up your certificate and prizes.  Certificates, free books and prizes will be available for pick-up through mid-September.

For more information contact the Children's Desk at 847-8720 ext. 204.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Saturday Matinee @ the Library

Stop by the library this Saturday @ 2:30pm for an afternoon showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2!  No registration is required for this free event, just drop-in.  Held in the lower level program room.  Rated PG - ages 6+.

Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals. Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world again!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Design a Robot

The Tween Activity: Design a Robot will take place on Thursday at 2:30pm.  The program is full and we have names on a waiting list so if you are signed up to come and can't make it, please call us at 847-8720 ext. 204.

Hope to see you Thursday!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Log Your Summer Reading Today!

The summer reading program, Fizz, Boom, Read! is almost over!  Children who are signed up need to read at least 6 books by August 13th.  We also need you to record the titles of the books you have read in your reading log (which we keep for you at the library) or online.  If you haven't had a chance to log your reading yet, stop by the Children's Desk today!  If you can't make it to the library, call 847-8720 ext. 204 and we'd be happy to write down your titles for you.

Children who complete the program will receive:
  • a certificate
  • a free book
  • a Fizz, Boom, Read! pencil
  • a Fizz, Boom, Read! doorknob hanger
  • 1 free ticket to a PawSox game on August 21st
Questions?  Call 847-8720 ext. 204 or visit the Children's Desk.

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Science of Art: Collage

Join us on Tuesday, August 5th at 10:00am for an exploration of the science of art focusing on collage.  We'll explore the work of famous picture book artists Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert and then we'll have a chance to make a piece of collage artwork of our own!

No registration is required for this free program held in the John Clarke Children's Program Room.  Ages 5+.