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 email@example.com.
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!
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.
Everyone encounters an obstacle to overcome at some point in their lives and a little inspiration to keep going can make all the difference. As we enter Winter 2020 be inspired and entertained in the virtual presentation by Chronicle reporter and author Ted Reinstein Fighting Back: New England Underdogs hosted through Zoom on Thursday, December 3 at 6 PM. Register in the Events Calendar at www.seekonkpl.org to receive the login information before the program. If you’re not familiar with Zoom or if you do not receive the login by the date of the program, contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Ted Reinstein is best known in New England as a journalist and reporter for Chronicle, Boston’s celebrated (and America’s longest-running, locally-produced) TV news-magazine. Author of three books about New England, Ted Reinstein has always had his eye out—and his heart open—to the region’s true “underdogs:” people who have had to overcome harsh challenges and sometimes brutal setbacks, but who have survived, and even triumphed, in the face of adversity. And sometimes, the triumph is simply to have come out from darkness into light, and able to move forward, living a life of dignity and purpose. Meet underdogs like New Bedford’s Lynn Donahue, who seemed destined growing up to go the way of drugs and crime, but instead ended up adding the word, “Dr.” to her name. Meet Mabray “Doc” Kountze, who defied the odd against him to become the first Black sportswriter to receive a Red Sox press pass. And sometimes an underdog can be an entire city, like Gloucester, which has found a way to forge on from a heyday long gone, and a future that’s uncertain. It’s an hour-long visit around New England with some of the most inspiring, warm—even funny stories (Rich Benoit defied Tesla and built his own car!)—you’ve never heard. Complete with great photographs, and a Q&A with Ted.
Dog Man Bingo
Tuesday, December 8th, 6:30-7:30 PM
Elementary aged students are invited to join us for a celebratory game of Bingo featuring ALL of our favorites from Dav Pilkey's hilarious cast of characters. Dog Man, Dragon, Captain Underpants, and of course...his newest Superhero..Cat Kid! We're celebrating the much anticipated release of Pilkey's Cat Kid Comic Club!
Each participant will receive a customizable Bingo card (to play for Pilkey themed prizes from posters to books), a Cat Kid Comic Club official member certificate, stickers, and more! Please pick up your bingo kit at the library prior to the event. Curbside appointments are also available.
The live Bingo session will be held virtually via Zoom on 12/8 at 6:30pm.
Registration is required. Registration closes 1 hour prior to the event. The Zoom invite link will be sent to registrants approximately 1 hour before the event. Please provide the email address you'd like that link sent to.
The American Library Association (ALA) announced that Seekonk Public Library has been selected to participate in Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and the Public Library Association (PLA), sponsored by Grow With Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity initiative. For this project, the library will be offering a training series, Power Your Job Search with Google Tools, which consists of two free online presentations hosted in Google Meet:
Jobs on Google Search
Wednesday, December 9
6 PM – 7 PM
Optimize your job search by accessing job postings from across the Internet in one spot in Google Search. In this program you will learn how to make the most of this service, including tools specifically for finding listings to work from home or for veterans.
Creating Resumes and Search Notes
Wednesday, December 16
6 PM – 7 PM
Gain practical technology experience while working on your job search. In this program you will review using Google Docs to create and update your resume and using Google Sheets to track your job search activities.
These virtual presentations will be hosted in Google Meet; register to receive email with instructions for joining the sessions. Registration is now open in the Event Calendar on the library’s website, www.seekonkpl.org. Register on the December 9 form for one or both events.
This program is funded by Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, which was created so that local libraries can combine their own program offerings with Grow with Google training materials to offer virtual community workshops or other activities aimed at empowering small businesses to grow online or assisting job seekers to prepare for and find work.
The Grow with Google initiative draws on Google’s 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through this initiative, we aim to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and those who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses. Learn more at grow.google.
Get together with fellow readers to discuss a different book each month. Please reserve a copy of the book to pick up. Don't know how to put items on hold? Watch this video!