Check out our Summer Newsletter NLSummer2015
The library will be CLOSED August 10th for Victory Day.
EVERY HERO HAS A STORY – 2015 SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Kids ages 3 through 11 (or Grade 6) can sign up at the library any time on or after Monday, June 22nd.
They will receive a calendar for checking off each day that you read more than twenty minutes. The goal is to read for twenty minutes or more each day.
Each time they’ve reached seven check marks they will bring their reading record to the library where they will have three options:
- Receive passes to fun RI locations like the Providence Children’s Museum or a ticket to a PawSox game.
- Choose a prize from our prize box.
- Add a raffle ticket to the drawing for a grand prize.
There are also several special summer events for kids:
Wednesday, July 1st, 3pm-4pm
RIMOSA—Rube Goldberg Marble Roller Coaster
Learn about the wonderfully inventive cartoon creations of Rube Goldberg and the real “Rube Goldberg machines” they inspire. Explore the connection between potential and kinetic energy by using tubes, tape and other house hold materials to create creative marble “roller coasters”. Send marbles on loop-the-loops, spirals and more in attempts to have the marble travel through over 6 feet of tubing and then – at the end of its journey –start another reaction in the spirit of Rube Goldberg. Ages 5+
Friday, July 10th, 5:30pm
Movie Night—The Incredibles (PG)
Bring your sleeping bag and pillow – and wear your superhero costume while we watch a superhero movie on our big screen. Popcorn provided! All ages.
Wednesday, July 15th, 5:30pm
Rick Morin’s Rhythm Imaginarium
Where the imagination runs free and rhythms are easily made using buckets, cans, voices, hands, real percussion instruments and more. These musical workshops are so fun, kids won’t realize how much they’re learning. Best of all, no musical experience required. Just bring your imagination! Ages 10+. This event will be held outdoors at Kingstown Crossings (11 Merrill Lane) but is open to the public.
Monday, July 20th, 10:30am
Farm Fresh RI
Farm Fresh RI presents Fruit and Veggie Avengers! Fantastic Foods and Local heroes of taste. Participants will enjoy a lively hour focused on the delicious foods grown here in RI. The program will be led by a chef and feature delicious and seasonal produce from a RI farm. Children will learn all about the fantastic food by listening to a story, participating in a crafting activity and helping the chef prepare a delicious snack. All ages.
Saturday, July 25th, 12pm-2pm
Minecraft Creation Day
Play Minecraft with other fans of this open-ended game that allows players to explore and create at their own pace. Learn how to play and get tips from other players. We’ll also create with Legos and craft our own Minecraft heroes. Ages 6+.
Monday, August 3rd, 3pm-4:30pm
Superhero Training Program!
Work on superhero skills like web-slinging and leaping buildings with a single bound. Make your own mask and cape! Super sundaes for all participants. All ages.
LEGO® MAKERS CLUB
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call to sign up (884-5524). Drop-ins are also welcome at any session.
THANK YOU, AGGIE BARNES!
Aggie Barnes, of A. Barnes Creative Solutions, donated her time and expertise to create a new logo for the library (see left)! We are thrilled to have a professional logo to help promote the library. Visit abarnescreative.com for more information on Aggie’s local graphic design business.
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:
Davisville Free Library
481 Davisville Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852