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FIZZ, BOOM, READ!
2014 SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Explore and discover at the library this summer during our 2014 science-themed summer reading program. For more information about how the program works visit our Kids Page.
There will also be several special events and activities during the summer:
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2PM
All objects have a center of gravity and can be balanced, but did you know that you can change the center of gravity by adding weight in just the right place? Using this knowledge we will be able to do some amazing balancing feats – balancing a paper bee on the point of a skewer, making a pencil ballerina which twirls on a bottle cap, balancing a yardstick on the end of a table — and more. Sound amazing? Well, it’s SCIENCE MAGIC! (No wands required). Ages 6+.
Friday, July 11th, 10:30AM
As one of the world’s leading science enrichment providers, Mad Science is on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children to show them that science is all around them. Mad Science provides exciting hands-on /minds-on edutainment. Ages 5+.
Saturday, July 12th, 10AM-11AM
Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Book Club
We will be reading and discussing The Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein—within the walls of Mr. Lemoncello’s library, a magical and super high tech challenge leaves contestants wondering whom they can trust and how to escape. Kids in the book club will receive their own copy of this book, which they can pick up any time after June 22nd. Ages 9-13.
Wednesday, July 16th, 5:30PM
Come to the library to eat popcorn and watch Wall-E, an animated movie about a robot living on Earth in the distant future, on the “big” screen. Make a robot costume! All ages.
Monday, July 28th, 3PM
Explore the properties of electricity and creativity using conductive dough. Through hands-on art/science activities, participants will learn how circuits work and the difference between conductive and resistive materials. They will use LED lights, play-dough and their imaginations to create electric artwork! Ages 10+.
Monday, August 4th, 3PM
Candy Chemistry and Ice Cream Party!
We’ll make a soda explosion, find out which candies sink and which float and investigate Pop Rocks. This will be followed by a candy sundae ice cream party. All ages.
Mondays and Fridays at 10AM – ***Storytime will continue through the end of July***
Stories and crafts are geared toward 2-6 year-olds, but we encourage all ages to participate. Each session is about 45 to 60 minutes long and includes songs, rhymes, fingerplays, flannelboards, several books, and a craft! Please stop by the library, email us (email@example.com) or call to sign up (884-5524). Drop-ins are also welcome at any session.
STORYTIME AT KINGSTOWN CROSSINGS
Wednesdays at 10AM.
The Davisville Library received a 2014 Library of Rhode Island Grant to present an on-site outreach storytime at Kingstown Crossings. The grant was awarded by the RI Office of Library and Information Services and made possible with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This storytime is open to the public and will be held in the Kingstown Crossings activity room at 11 Merrill Lane. Ages birth to 5. For more information call the library at 884-5524.
Wednesdays from 3PM-7PM
We’ll answer your tech help questions,
*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 iPod?
No registration necessary
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.
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:
- Heritage Quest - search your genealogy
- Homework Help RI - Live, one-on-one online help every day from 2PM-10PM
- Learning Express - Practice tests (SAT, ACT, GED, Civil Service Exams, etc.)
- Mango Languages - online language learning system – available as an iPhone app, too!