Children's Room News
January 2015 Children’s Department News
Local Author Program in the Children’s Room!
Please join the Greenville Library at 11:00am on Saturday January 3rd in welcoming first time author Jill Austin for a reading of her first self published book, RI Loves: Showing Love for the Ocean State from A to Z. This alphabetical tour of Rhode Island will take toddlers and adults on a whimsical journey through the Ocean State from anchor to zoo. Jill, a stay at home mom, originally intended to write the book just for her 3 year old daughter Gwen, but once it was completed her husband moved forward with researching how they could turn this fun project into a book that could be enjoyed by everyone who loves Rhode Island. Choosing words for each letter was based on her love of RI and all the great memories she has from growing up here. Some pages reflect personal memories for her like the R is for Rocky Point page and the U is for Unforgettable page. She was even able to work in an illustration of my daughter on the Y is for You page. The book can be purchased after the reading and at pvdparents.com for $12. No registration is
required for this program.
The winter series registration is from January 5th – January 9th 2015.
Story hours sessions will begin the week of January 12th 2015.
You can register by telephone or in person. Please check the website at
www.yourlibrary.ws or call 949-3630x2 for date/time for each age group.
PAWS to READ
Does your child need practice in reading skills? Here’s an opportunity to practice this winter with a therapy dog who LOVES to listen to stories! Children ages 6-11 may sign up for one 20 minute session per week. The first series of sessions is on Monday January 5th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, with registration beginning on December 22nd.
If you are crazy about building with LEGOS this is the program for you! Children ages 5 – 11 years old are
invited to come to the library on Saturday January 10
th from 2:00 – 3:00 to build with the library LEGOS. Please register for this program.
Share – a – Story Book
The book discussion group for 4th and 5th graders and their parent /caregiver will meet on Wednesday January 14th at 4:00. Each month we meet to discuss a book we have read that is chosen by the children’s librarian. Come join in the fun! Please call 949-3630 x2 for more information.
Augie Botelho, age eleven, started collecting cars because of his brother. Augie says, “I really liked playing with them so I decided to make a collection, now my collection has over 250 cars.” Be sure to race in to view Augie’s cool car collection!
Bedtime Story Time
Children ages 3-6 are invited to join us for a special winter story time at the library! Children will hear seasonal stories and songs and make a fun craft. This story time will take place on Wednesday, January 21 at 6:30 PM. Registration, which begins January 2, may be done at the children’s desk or by phone at 949-3630 ext 2. Children may wear their pajamas