Children's Room News
Registration for the fall series of story times will take place from September 28- October 3. Turtle Time for children from 1 ½ - 2 ½ will be held on Mondays at 10:15. Toddler Story time for children 2 ½ -3 ½ will take place on Fridays at 10:15 or 11:15. Preschool Story time for children 3 ½ - 6 will take place on Wednesdays at 10:30 or 1:00 pm. Registration is required for all story times and may be done by phone or in person. Sessions will begin October 5th. Please call 949- 3630 x2.
Congratulations to all of the children ages 3 ½ - 11 who participated in the Every Hero Has A Story 2015 Summer Reading Program. A big, thank you, goes out to the following 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.
Thank you to all of the parents, caregivers , aunts, uncles and grandparents who brought their children to the library all summer in order to participate in the rich and varied summer reading programs and performances. Your dedication and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated!
Bryant University Tutors
The Greenville Public Library and Bryant University are once again participating in a Federal – Work Study Program in order to provide tutors to elementary school children who would like extra help in improving their math skills and reading comprehension. We plan to team up several students from our community with a Bryant student for tutoring sessions that will begin in late September / early October. Applications will be available beginning the first week of Septembermeber.Please call 949- 3630, ext 2 to check on availability. Space is limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
Every Friday is Game Day at the library beginning Friday 9/11/14 in the children's room from 3:00 - 4:30 There are many fun and exciting board games to play for children ages 4-10 years of age. Bring a friend or make a new one. This is a drop in program, no registration is required.
Ashley Salonia, age ten, will display her drawings and her big dolls in the children’s room bubble. Ashley started drawing animated girls when she was five. Ashley enjoys drawing because it makes her feel calm and happy! So stop in the children’s room to view Ashley’s original drawings.
Banned Books Week
Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2015
Are books really still banned in the United States? Yes! Every year, the American Library Association reports hundreds of challenges to books in schools and libraries all over the United States, and ALA estimates that the unreported number of challenges is significantly higher. People continually try to take away readers’ power to decide what books are right for themselves or their children by bringing challenges to remove books from libraries. Sometimes those challenges result in books being removed from circulation — the dreaded ban. Visit: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks for more information.