Seekonk Public Library

Calendar of Events


  

Thursday October 1, 2020 - Saturday October 31, 2020

Kindness continues to rock in October at Seekonk Library. Children and families may stop by the Library throughout October to pick up a package of rocks that can be painted with simple messages of kindness or love. Rocks may then be left in the Kindness Rocks Garden at Seekonk Library, given to someone you know, or placed in a visible location in Seekonk to spread the idea of kindness throughout town.

Each rock will have a base color of paint so that messages will be easier to read. The latest supply of rocks will have a base coat in shades of fall colors. Seekonk Library will supply the rocks but paints or permanent markers are not provided.

This program is open to everyone, even those who have previously received rocks from the Library. Great intergenerational and family activity.

Registration is not required, simply stop into the library to pick up one or more  packages of rocks. Curbside pick up may also be arranged.

The need for kindness is great and communities across the world are making a difference! Just stop by to pick up your rocks.

CONTACT: Youth Services Department  508-336-8230 x56140  childrens@seekonkpl.org

Kindness continues to rock in October at Seekonk Library. Children and families may stop by the Library throughout October to pick up a package of rocks that can be painted with simple messages of kindness or love. Rocks may then be left in the Kindness Rocks Garden at Seekonk Library, given to someone you know, or placed in a visible location in Seekonk to spread the idea of kindness throughout town.

Each rock will have a base color of paint so that messages will be easier to read. The latest supply of rocks will have a base coat in shades of fall colors. Seekonk Library will supply the rocks but paints or permanent markers are not provided.

This program is open to everyone, even those who have previously received rocks from the Library. Great intergenerational and family activity.

Registration is not required, simply stop into the library to pick up one or more  packages of rocks. Curbside pick up may also be arranged.

The need for kindness is great and communities across the world are making a difference! Just stop by to pick up your rocks.

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Department
  508.336.8230 x56140
   childrens@seekonkpl.org

 
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Library Card Sign-Up Month Continues



National Library Card Sign-Up Month continues!

To encourage reading throughout the year, Seekonk Library is making it easy for every Seekonk student to get their own SAILS Library Card. (And all adults are invited to get a SAILS library card, too!)

The benefits of having a SAILS library card for children are many including:

-curriculum support for the current school year
-borrowing books for school assignments and for leisure reading
-borrowing ebooks, movies, music, magazines, digital cameras and even ukuleles, all for free.
-access to online services like Tumblebooks, a collection of online, animated talking books and videos for children
-ability to sign up for children's programming including virtual events such as Virtual Owl Prowl, Make Your Own Video Game and Life Skills: Cooking!

A Library card also provides access to more than 60 additional libraries in the SAILS network and even more libraries state-wide. A library card is free to get, free to use.

If your child doesn’t already have a Seekonk Public Library card, simply complete the SAILS library card application form and bring it to Seekonk Library to receive the card as well as a free book bag, lanyard and special (large!) sticker.

Seekonk Public Library is a great community resource and is available to one and all. We hope you take advantage of this terrific opportunity to get a library card for your child (or for yourself!) 

Not sure if your child already has a SAILS card? Call the Customer Services desk at (508) 336-8230.

CONTACT: Youth Services Department  508-336-8230 x56140  childrens@seekonkpl.org



National Library Card Sign-Up Month continues!

To encourage reading throughout the year, Seekonk Library is making it easy for every Seekonk student to get their own SAILS Library Card. (And all adults are invited to get a SAILS library card, too!)

The benefits of having a SAILS library card for children are many including:

-curriculum support for the current school year
-borrowing books for school assignments and for leisure reading
-borrowing ebooks, movies, music, magazines, digital cameras and even ukuleles, all for free.
-access to online services like Tumblebooks, a collection of online, animated talking books and videos for children
-ability to sign up for children's programming including virtual events such as Virtual Owl Prowl, Make Your Own Video Game and Life Skills: Cooking!

A Library card also provides access to more than 60 additional libraries in the SAILS network and even more libraries state-wide. A library card is free to get, free to use.

If your child doesn’t already have a Seekonk Public Library card, simply complete the SAILS library card application form and bring it to Seekonk Library to receive the card as well as a free book bag, lanyard and special (large!) sticker.

Seekonk Public Library is a great community resource and is available to one and all. We hope you take advantage of this terrific opportunity to get a library card for your child (or for yourself!) 

Not sure if your child already has a SAILS card? Call the Customer Services desk at (508) 336-8230.

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Department
  508.336.8230 x56140
   childrens@seekonkpl.org

 
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Middle School Graphic Novel Challenge

Click here to sign up!

CONTACT: Amy Greil  5083368230 ext 56141  teens@seekonkpl.org
LOCATION: Online

Click here to sign up!

CONTACT:
  Amy Greil
  5083368230 ext 56141
   teens@seekonkpl.org

LOCATION: Online

Friday October 2, 2020 - Saturday October 31, 2020
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Free HALLOWEEN Comic Book Days

In celebration of Free Comic Book Days, stop by the children's room anytime on or after October 2 and select two free Halloween themed comic books to take home and keep.  Available as supplies last.

CONTACT: Youth Services Department  508-336-8230 x56140  childrens@seekonkpl.org

In celebration of Free Comic Book Days, stop by the children's room anytime on or after October 2 and select two free Halloween themed comic books to take home and keep.  Available as supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Department
  508.336.8230 x56140
   childrens@seekonkpl.org

Monday October 26, 2020 - Monday November 9, 2020


Last summer, Massachusetts children were asked what their favorite books are. From the hundreds of responses, the list was narrowed down to 52 "candidate books" that kids can now vote for as their favorite. The ballot will also have an option for kids to write in and vote for a title that is not listed.
 

The voting site is KidsVoteForBooks.com and it will go live on Monday, October 26. Voting will continue through Monday, November 9 with the top 25 books announced on November 12.

Kids, Make Your Vote Count and vote for your favorite book!

CONTACT: Youth Services Department  508-336-8230 x56140  childrens@seekonkpl.org


Last summer, Massachusetts children were asked what their favorite books are. From the hundreds of responses, the list was narrowed down to 52 "candidate books" that kids can now vote for as their favorite. The ballot will also have an option for kids to write in and vote for a title that is not listed.
 

The voting site is KidsVoteForBooks.com and it will go live on Monday, October 26. Voting will continue through Monday, November 9 with the top 25 books announced on November 12.

Kids, Make Your Vote Count and vote for your favorite book!

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Department
  508.336.8230 x56140
   childrens@seekonkpl.org

Saturday October 31, 2020
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Halloween Storytime

 

Join Miss Sandie (virtually) for a silly, spooky, Halloween storytime! Hmmm, did we say Miss Sandie? Because we MEANT Wonder Woman! 

We invite you wear your Halloween best for this Family Zoom storytime event! 

Preregistration is required using the registration form below. One hour before the event you will receive a program invite and password to log in. The program will be held virtually and a Zoom account is necessary.
 
After storytime
Browse our collection of eBooks for young children available through OverDriveHoopla and Tumblebooks.
Stop in to Seekonk Library and select books to take home for YOUR child.
 
This program is limited to 12 familes.
 
"Why Zoom? Why not FaceBook Live?"
We wanted to try Zoom because we can see and interact with you! (With FaceBook Live, you can see us, but we can't see you.)

This storytime focuses talking, singing, reading, and playing- important principles for YOUR child’s language development and reading readiness.

***Registration will close at 9am on 10/31, one hour before the event. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link shortly before the event begins.

CONTACT: Youth Services Department  508-336-8230  childrens@seekonkpl.org
LOCATION: Zoom Meeting Public Svcs
There are 8 spaces available.

 

Join Miss Sandie (virtually) for a silly, spooky, Halloween storytime! Hmmm, did we say Miss Sandie? Because we MEANT Wonder Woman! 

We invite you wear your Halloween best for this Family Zoom storytime event! 

Preregistration is required using the registration form below. One hour before the event you will receive a program invite and password to log in. The program will be held virtually and a Zoom account is necessary.
 
After storytime
Browse our collection of eBooks for young children available through OverDriveHoopla and Tumblebooks.
Stop in to Seekonk Library and select books to take home for YOUR child.
 
This program is limited to 12 familes.
 
"Why Zoom? Why not FaceBook Live?"
We wanted to try Zoom because we can see and interact with you! (With FaceBook Live, you can see us, but we can't see you.)

This storytime focuses talking, singing, reading, and playing- important principles for YOUR child’s language development and reading readiness.

***Registration will close at 9am on 10/31, one hour before the event. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link shortly before the event begins.

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Department
  508.336.8230
   childrens@seekonkpl.org

LOCATION: Zoom Meeting Public Svcs

There are 8 spaces available.

Sunday November 1, 2020 - Friday December 31, 2021
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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Join parents throughout the community as they read to their young children as part of the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program.

Who: the program is designed for infants, toddlers and preschoolers

What: a self-paced program that encourages reading to young children before they start kindergarten

Why: The goal of 1,000 Books is to strengthen children’s vocabulary and language skills while promoting the habit of reading. Increased vocabulary and language skills are important tools for children to have as they begin to learn to read in kindergarten

How: To start the program, please register here then start writing down the titles or number of books you read to your child. Keep track of the books being read by using a '1,000 Books' reading log, a piece of paper, or by using the '1,000 Books Before Kindergarten' app. If you do not have a SAILS Libray card to register for the program, please contact us at childrens@seekonkpl.org. 

Tip: If you read a book multiple times, you may write the title down every time you read the book. Why? Because the program isn’t about individual titles; it’s about the habit reading, plus children learn by repetition so reading a book many times is actually quite beneficial for kids!

To achieve the goal of reading 1,000 books, read regularly and receive reading incentives throughout the program. You’ll reach the goal before you know it!

Details about the program's reading incentives, awards and reading logs are available here

Set your own pace and see how it adds up…
– read 1 book a day and the program is completed in 3 years
– read 3 books a day and the program is completed in 1 year

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read it and Reap!

CONTACT: Youth Services Department  508-336-8230 x56140  childrens@seekonkpl.org

Join parents throughout the community as they read to their young children as part of the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program.

Who: the program is designed for infants, toddlers and preschoolers

What: a self-paced program that encourages reading to young children before they start kindergarten

Why: The goal of 1,000 Books is to strengthen children’s vocabulary and language skills while promoting the habit of reading. Increased vocabulary and language skills are important tools for children to have as they begin to learn to read in kindergarten

How: To start the program, please register here then start writing down the titles or number of books you read to your child. Keep track of the books being read by using a '1,000 Books' reading log, a piece of paper, or by using the '1,000 Books Before Kindergarten' app. If you do not have a SAILS Libray card to register for the program, please contact us at childrens@seekonkpl.org. 

Tip: If you read a book multiple times, you may write the title down every time you read the book. Why? Because the program isn’t about individual titles; it’s about the habit reading, plus children learn by repetition so reading a book many times is actually quite beneficial for kids!

To achieve the goal of reading 1,000 books, read regularly and receive reading incentives throughout the program. You’ll reach the goal before you know it!

Details about the program's reading incentives, awards and reading logs are available here

Set your own pace and see how it adds up…
– read 1 book a day and the program is completed in 3 years
– read 3 books a day and the program is completed in 1 year

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read it and Reap!

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Department
  508.336.8230 x56140
   childrens@seekonkpl.org


Wednesday November 4, 2020
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10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Knitters Club

 

Open to all! Bring your knit, crochet, and needlework projects of all kinds. [Please note that this progran is not organized or presented by the Seekonk Public Library.]

CONTACT: Sarah Paille  sjpaille@gmail.com
LOCATION: Outside Library

 

Open to all! Bring your knit, crochet, and needlework projects of all kinds. [Please note that this progran is not organized or presented by the Seekonk Public Library.]

CONTACT:
  Sarah Paille
  
   sjpaille@gmail.com

LOCATION: Outside Library

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Minecraft Education Edition Club

Minecraft Education Edition Club

This is a 4 session series, registration and commitment to the 4 sessions is required.
Wednesday, November 4, 18, December 2 and 9th... 4-5pm

For children in grades 3, 4, and 5 ONLY

Join us as we enter into an adventure with Minecraft Education! We will explore as we create and build fantastic new worlds together in Minecraft Education. We will be following unique lesson plans and learning so much along the way! Minecraft Education Edition varies a bit from the traditional Minecraft platform in that we will be utilizing lesson plans and options that are not available in the traditional Minecraft edition. No Minecraft experience or personal membership required.

Participants must:

Have their own device as this program is virtual.

Have a free Zoom account.

Register 

Commit to the 4 session dates (11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9 from 4-5pm)

Agree to follow the online/virtual behavioral guidelines to be set out by the instructor.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Youth Services Department  508-336-8230 x56140  childrens@seekonkpl.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 6 spaces available.

Minecraft Education Edition Club

This is a 4 session series, registration and commitment to the 4 sessions is required.
Wednesday, November 4, 18, December 2 and 9th... 4-5pm

For children in grades 3, 4, and 5 ONLY

Join us as we enter into an adventure with Minecraft Education! We will explore as we create and build fantastic new worlds together in Minecraft Education. We will be following unique lesson plans and learning so much along the way! Minecraft Education Edition varies a bit from the traditional Minecraft platform in that we will be utilizing lesson plans and options that are not available in the traditional Minecraft edition. No Minecraft experience or personal membership required.

Participants must:

Have their own device as this program is virtual.

Have a free Zoom account.

Register 

Commit to the 4 session dates (11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9 from 4-5pm)

Agree to follow the online/virtual behavioral guidelines to be set out by the instructor.

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Department
  508.336.8230 x56140
   childrens@seekonkpl.org

LOCATION: Virtual

There are 6 spaces available.

Thursday November 5, 2020
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual Teen Advisory Board

TAB is a group of Middle/High School students who meet once a month to plan library events for teens.  We will be conducting meetings via Zoom for the time being. You will get volunteer credit for participating.

Please register below. If you are a potential member I will send you a copy of the application.

CONTACT: Amy Greil  508-336-8230  teens@seekonkpl.org
LOCATION: Zoom Meeting Public Svcs
There are many spaces available.

TAB is a group of Middle/High School students who meet once a month to plan library events for teens.  We will be conducting meetings via Zoom for the time being. You will get volunteer credit for participating.

Please register below. If you are a potential member I will send you a copy of the application.

CONTACT:
  Amy Greil
  508.336.8230
   teens@seekonkpl.org

LOCATION: Zoom Meeting Public Svcs

There are many spaces available.

Monday November 9, 2020
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lincoln & Thanksgiving- A Visit with Abe
Abe Lincoln & Thanksgiving
Monday Nov. 9th 5:30-6:30pm
 
Mr. Abraham Lincoln (Kevin J Wood) shares the story of how our national, annual observance of the Thanksgiving holiday came to be established during his presidency. It is a reminder that despite whatever difficulties we might be experiencing, we can still find reasons to be thankful. 
Mr. Lincoln will provide us with a 45 minute presentation followed by time for Q & A. 
 
This is a live, virtual program. You will need a free Zoom account in order to participate. 
This program is most appropriate for children ages 6 plus (including grown ups!)
Registration is required, space is limited. 
 
Mr Lincoln is portrayed by Kevin J. Wood, a professional Lincoln presenter who bears a remarkable resemblance to "the Great Emancipator" and who is extremely knowledgeable about his life and times. Mr. Wood has been portraying Mr. Lincoln since 2000. He has made over 1,100 appearances as Honest Abe. 
 
 
CONTACT: Youth Services Department  508-336-8230  childrens@seekonkpl.org
LOCATION: Zoom Meeting PS
There are 28 spaces available.
Abe Lincoln & Thanksgiving
Monday Nov. 9th 5:30-6:30pm
 
Mr. Abraham Lincoln (Kevin J Wood) shares the story of how our national, annual observance of the Thanksgiving holiday came to be established during his presidency. It is a reminder that despite whatever difficulties we might be experiencing, we can still find reasons to be thankful. 
Mr. Lincoln will provide us with a 45 minute presentation followed by time for Q & A. 
 
This is a live, virtual program. You will need a free Zoom account in order to participate. 
This program is most appropriate for children ages 6 plus (including grown ups!)
Registration is required, space is limited. 
 
Mr Lincoln is portrayed by Kevin J. Wood, a professional Lincoln presenter who bears a remarkable resemblance to "the Great Emancipator" and who is extremely knowledgeable about his life and times. Mr. Wood has been portraying Mr. Lincoln since 2000. He has made over 1,100 appearances as Honest Abe. 
 
 
CONTACT:
  Youth Services Department
  508.336.8230
   childrens@seekonkpl.org

LOCATION: Zoom Meeting PS

There are 28 spaces available.

Tuesday November 10, 2020
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
trust meeting

Trust Meeting

CONTACT: Ann Miller
LOCATION: John Sullivan Meeting Room

Trust Meeting

CONTACT:
  Ann Miller
  
  

LOCATION: John Sullivan Meeting Room

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Veteran's Day Library Closed

Library closed in observance of Veterans Day

Monday November 16, 2020 - Saturday November 21, 2020
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9:00 AM
Turkey Tales Storytime on the Go!

It's a special Thanksgiving "Storytime on the Go!"  Parents of toddlers and preschoolers are invited to register and receive two Thanksgiving library books to borrow, as well as an activity booklet and a themed, early literacy craft to keep. Designed for children ages 2 - 5.

Register in advance and pick up the packet anytime between Monday, November 16 and Saturday, November 21.

"Happy Thanksgiving!"

CONTACT: Youth Services Department  508-336-8230 x56140  childrens@seekonkpl.org
There are 6 spaces available.

It's a special Thanksgiving "Storytime on the Go!"  Parents of toddlers and preschoolers are invited to register and receive two Thanksgiving library books to borrow, as well as an activity booklet and a themed, early literacy craft to keep. Designed for children ages 2 - 5.

Register in advance and pick up the packet anytime between Monday, November 16 and Saturday, November 21.

"Happy Thanksgiving!"

CONTACT:
  Youth Services Department
  508.336.8230 x56140
   childrens@seekonkpl.org

There are 6 spaces available.

Monday November 16, 2020
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Adult Craft - Pinecone People

Get to know our new Creative Bug service and make a cute seasonal craft!

After you regisiter we will contact you to arrange pickup of supplies and send you a Zoom invitation.

We will provide:
2 pinecones
2 wooden beads
2 small containers of paint
Felt and yarn scraps
Fine-tip black pen

You will need:
Hot glue gun and glue stick
Small paintbrushes

 

CONTACT: Amy Greil  5083368230 ext 56141  agreil@seekonkpl.org
LOCATION: Zoom Meeting Public Svcs
There are 2 spaces available.

Get to know our new Creative Bug service and make a cute seasonal craft!

After you regisiter we will contact you to arrange pickup of supplies and send you a Zoom invitation.

We will provide:
2 pinecones
2 wooden beads
2 small containers of paint
Felt and yarn scraps
Fine-tip black pen

You will need:
Hot glue gun and glue stick
Small paintbrushes

 

CONTACT:
  Amy Greil
  5083368230 ext 56141
   agreil@seekonkpl.org

LOCATION: Zoom Meeting Public Svcs

There are 2 spaces available.


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