Children’s News September 2013
Congratulations to Summer Readers! The Library would like to congratulate all of the children who participated in the “Dig into Reading!” Summer Reading Program. Approximately 200 children from ages 3 1/2 – 10 registered for the program, agreeing to read at least 15 minutes a day. Each week children recorded over 200 hours of reading time during the seven week program!
The Library would like to thank the sponsors who made the program possible: RI Office of Library and Information Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Friends of the Greenville Public Library, the Smithfield YMCA, A & W Restaurants, Uno Chicago Grill, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, and Pepsi-Cola.
Storytime Registration Registration for the fall series of storytime will take place from September 23-28. Storytimes for children from ages 1 1/2½-2 1/2½ will be held Mondays at 10:15 or 11:15 am; for ages 2 1/2 - 3 1/2, Fridays at 10:15 or 11:15; for ages 3 1/2 - K, Wednesdays at 10:30 am or 1 pm. Sessions will begin October 7. Pre-registration is required for all storytimes and may be done by phone or in person. Please call 949-3630 ext. 2.
Velcro Arm Bands Children ages 6-10 are invited to come to the library on Monday, September 16 at 4 pm to make their own unique armbands. Bring your imagination and see what you can create! Registration for this craft begins on September 1.
Music Together Demo Class Join Anne-Marie Forer, a registered Music Together teacher, for a fun demo of her music class to be held at the library on Thursday, September 5 at 10:30 am or Wednesday evening, September 11 at 5:45 pm. This program is for families with children ages 5 and under. Registration is now being taken.
Bryant University Tutors The Greenville Public Library and Bryant University are once again participating in a Federal Work-Study Program as part of the America Reads Challenge to provide Reading Tutors to elementary school children who would like extra help in improving their reading and comprehension skills. It is our hope to once again team several elementary students in the community with a Bryant student involved in the program. Students will be matched up on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications have been available in the Children’s Room of the Library since mid August, so please call 949-3630 ext. 2 to check on availability. The program is scheduled to begin in September.
Children’s Room Bubble Andrew Maneca, age 10, will display his collection of baseball cards this month. He became interested in collecting at a very young age after his uncle began to give him cards. Andrew and his uncle attend many collectible sport card conventions together. Be sure to stop by the library to see this awesome collection!
Children’s News October, 2013
STORYTIMES HAVE BEGUN Turtle Time for children ages 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 accompanied by a caregiver – Mondays, 10:15 or 11:15 am Toddler Storytime for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 accompanied by a caregiver – Fridays, 10:15 or 11:15 am Preschool Storytime for ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2- Wednesdays, 10:30 am or 1:00 pm Please call the Children’s room regarding availability. Registration is required, no walk-ins please.
Baby Time Caregivers and their babies are welcome to join us at the library on Saturday, October 19 at 10:30 am for thirty minutes of songs, stories and rhymes to entertain babies from 0-18 months. Drop in to the library and enjoy some one-on-one time with your little one!
Lego Event Come to our monthly Lego Event on Sunday, October 6 from 3-4 pm. Everyone between the ages of 5 1/2-11 is welcome. LEGOs are provided; there is no need to bring your own. There will be challenges, free build time and more! Hope to see you there. Sign up is required. Call the library at 949-3630 ext.2 to register on October 1.
After School Art Class Artist and teacher Adele Karbowski will offer monthly art classes beginning Thursday, October 17 at 4:00 pm. Children ages 6-10 may register now. The upcoming dates are November 21 and December 19. Registration for each month will be taken beginning the first of the month.
Trick or Treat Totes Get ready for Halloween by making trick or treat totes! Children ages 6-10 will create a jack-o-lantern, witch, or Frankenstein tote. This spooky craft will take place on Monday, October 21 at 4 pm. Registration for this program begins on October 1.
Children's Bubble October is National Orthodontic Awareness Month, and the Children’s Room Bubble will display a collection of orthodontic materials to celebrate. This orthodontic display is provided by University Orthodontics. So open wide and come take a look inside the Children’s Room!
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