Upcoming Events

STORYTIME
Mondays and Fridays at 10am
Second Saturday of the month at 10am (July 8th)
Stories and crafts are geared toward 2-6 year-olds, but we encourage all ages to participate. Each session is 45 to 60 minutes long and includes songs, rhymes, fingerplays, flannelboards, several books, and a craft! Please email us (staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org) or call to sign up (884-5524). Drop-ins are also welcome at any session.  Summer Storytime will end on July 31st.  The Fall session will begin on Friday, September 1st.

PAGES TO POPCORN BOOK CLUB
Join Sarah and Amanda to read, watch, and discuss books and their movie adaptations.  This book club is committed to settling the eternal question: Which is better?  The book or the movie?  Meetings will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.  Feel free to bring along some dinner or a snack.  We will provide the popcorn!  Call the library or email us at staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org to sign up!

June – Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais
July – Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker
August – VACATION MONTH
September – Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
October – Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers
November – This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

2017 SUMMER LIBRARY ADVENTURE – BUILD A BETTER WORLD
This summer we’ll read, build, engineer, and play our way to a better world at the Davisville Free Library.  The Summer Library Adventure offers kids a chance to keep track of their summer reading (plus receive rewards!) and participate in a variety of special programs from stop motion Lego® filming to yoga for kids.  We’ll also have a building challenge at the library each week – drop in and test your skills!

How it works:
Kids ages of any age can sign up at the library any time on or after Monday, June 19th.

There are two ways to play:
Option 1

You will receive a calendar for checking off each day that you read (or are read to) twenty minutes or more.

Each time you’ve reached seven check marks you can bring your reading record to the library where you will have three prize options:

  • Receive passes to fun RI locations like the Providence Children’s Museum or a Newport Mansion.
  • Choose a prize from our prize box.
  • Add a raffle ticket to the drawing for our grand prize.

Complete six weeks of reading and get a brand new book to take home!

Option 2
Or, you can play our Library Adventure Gamecard (Gamecard2017DPL) with tasks (for example:  attend a library event, read aloud to a family member, build a lego bridge).  Each time you complete a task you choose a prize (up to 6).

The program ends with our Bubbles and Building Party on Friday, August 4th.

SPECIAL SUMMER EVENTS:

MINECRAFT AND MARIOKART
Monday, June 26th, 6pm-8pm
Drop in for pizza, Minecraft, MarioKart, crafts, and games.  Ages 8+

MERMAID MASTERPIECES
Wednesday, June 28th, 5pm
A paint party for kids!  Learn to paint with step by step instructions that anyone can understand.  Everyone will walk away with their own masterpiece, a new skill, and most importantly confidence! Ages 10+.  This event will be held at Kingstown Crossings, 11 Merrill Lane, but is open to the public.

ANIMAL EXPERIENCES WITH MATTHEW GABRIEL
Friday, July 14th, 10:30am
From lizard lounges to millipede mansions, learn about a variety of different shelters animals build and use. During this exciting program, you will begin to understand the many ways in which they are similar to as well as different than our own homes. Kids will also learn a new respect for nature when they realize how hard animals work on these basic shelters, just so they can survive in the wild.  All ages.

STOP MOTION  LEGOS®
Saturday, July 22nd, 10am
Learn how to write, direct, and create your own short video using just Legos® and a stop motion video app.  Ages 7+.

YOGA FOR KIDS
Wednesday, July 19th, 12:30pm
Laura Cioe, founder of Open Hands Wellness, will introduce kids to yoga so that they can move their bodies, use their imaginations, and feel completely accepted exactly where they are. Ages 3+.

MOVIE NIGHT – MOANA (PG)
Monday, July 31st, 6pm
Bring your sleeping bag and pillow and watch a movie on our big screen.  Popcorn provided.  All ages.

BUBBLES AND BUILDING @ THE DAVISVILLE FREE LIBRARY
Friday, August 4th, 3pm-4:30pm
Build bridges and towers, play giant jenga, make a marble run, and play with bubbles.  We’ll build our own sundaes, too! All ages.

LEGO® MAKERS CLUB
Anytime!
Imagine, design and build—come play and construct with our LEGOs® in the Children’s Room! The library received a gift of over 1,000 LEGO® bricks for our Makers to use in their creations!  Share your project at the library—display space available.

TECH NIGHT@DFL
Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm
We’ll answer your tech help questions,
such as:
*How do I set up an email account?
*How do I download free library books to my e-reader or tablet using E-Zone?
*How do I download free audiobooks to my iPhone?
*And more…
No registration necessary

Our Hours:
Monday  10-5
Wednesday  2-7
Friday  10-5
Saturday  10-4

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AMAZON SMILE
Did you know that you can start your Amazon shopping at Amazon Smile and .5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the Davisville Library?  It’s easy!  Click here to try it out.

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E-Books AVAILABLE Through E-Zone
If you have a Kindle, Nook, iPad or other e-reader you can download e-books for free through Ocean State Libraries E-Zone.

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AskRI: Rhode Island’s Online Reference Resource Center
RI makes available to all residents several online reference resources through the AskRI.org website. This includes:

  • Learning Express – Practice tests (SAT, ACT, GED, Civil Service Exams, etc.)
  • Mango Languages – online language learning system – available as an iPhone app, too! 

Davisville Free Library
481 Davisville Road, North Kingstown, RI  02852
401-884-5524
staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org