Dear Davisville Community,
Due to the need to provide continued social distancing and to ensure safety for our patrons and staff, and due to the requirement that there be no gatherings larger than 25 people, the Davisville Free Library will be closed through April 5th. We will re-assess the situation at that point. I encourage you to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), through Facebook, or through Messenger for any questions or concerns you may have.
We miss you all and hope to see you again soon!
Davisville Free Library
RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS DURING THE CLOSURE
Kids & Teens Eat Free
If the school closure is causing you to have trouble with food insecurity, you can get free breakfast and lunch for your kids and teens at either Wilson Park at 11am-noon or McGinn Park at 12:15pm-1:15pm. There’s no need to get out of your car, just drive up and pick up meals. Children must be present.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/579174609345474/
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health
Access an info sheet on protecting your mental health during an outbreak or period of social distancing at this link.
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
Tumblebooks is providing free access to their collections through August 31st of this year. Check them out below!
www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.
www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/
www.TeenBookCloud.com – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/
www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.
www.RomanceBookCloud.com – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.
Sparkle has put together a package of free stories and links to fun activities for stuck-at-home families everywhere, plus resources to help with fear and anxiety around COVID-19. https://www.sparklestories.com/stuck-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR39p3uph3_R60hZQD2vozjp0PhGC2TKHCKAPJ2ycopjO_g93EaMjx4voEk
Virtual Author Visit with Ben Clanton of Narwhal and Jelly
Ben Clanton, author of Narwhal and Jelly, will be offering 2 free online author visits next week, on March 18th and 20th. See details at this link
Mermaid Masterpieces Virtual Paint Parties
Kids (and adults) deserve art and positive things to do to pass time while we’re stuck at home. Rebecca Killian will be throwing FREE paint parties LIVE every day next week March 16-20 (at least) at 6pm on
Virtual Museum Tours
Tour these famous museums in the comfort and safety of your own home at this link.
Art Lessons with Jarrett Krosoczka
Each weekday at 2pm, take an art lesson with celebrated author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka at https://www.youtube.com/studiojjk
One of my favorite bookish sites has some great ideas for resources and activities to use while the kids are at home. https://www.readbrightly.com/educational-resources-activities/
Check out some of these videos with celebrities reading some amazing children’s books! https://www.storylineonline.net/
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Fun art lessons daily with popular children’s author, Mo Willems. https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
Scholastic At Home
Scholastic At Home is offering free daily learning resources for students who are unable to go to school at the moment. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
OLIS Online Learning & Enrichment
Check out this libguide with many links to quality resources, organized by age. https://olis-ri.libguides.com/online
Imagineering in a Box
Disney Imagineering partners with Khan Academy to offer this 32 video series in which Imagineers share how they use a wide range of skills – from story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering – to create immersive experiences. https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/08/walt-disney-imagineering-partners-with-khan-academy-to-bring-you-imagineering-in-a-box/
Exercise, Dance, & Movement for Kids
If your kids are in need of some ways to get out their energy while they’re stuck in the house, try some of these options: https://www.popsugar.com/family/exercise-dance-movement-youtube-channels-for-kids-47316017
Storytime From Space
Watch astronauts read stories from the International Space Station! https://storytimefromspace.com/library/
20 Virtual Field Trips
Travel the world while you have to be at home! https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html
Learn how to code! https://code.org/
Movement and mindfulness for kids! https://www.gonoodle.com/
Friday, April 17th, 6-8pm
Join us for a fun night of pizza, Minecraft, MarioKart, Just Dance, crafts, and games. Space is limited and registration is required, so please sign up at the library or call 401-884-5524 to register. Ages 8-12.
CURIOUS CHILDHOOD OF WANTON CHASE EVENT
Wednesday, April 22nd, 3-4pm
Join the author of The Curious Childhood of Wanton Chase to learn about the Rose Island Lighthouse, hear a story about a real boy who lived there, and do a lighthouse art project to take home! Registration is required. Please contact the library to sign up.
Friday, April 24th, 10:30am
Casey Farm’s Project Chick will be visiting the library! Come learn about the life of a chicken, and hold a baby chick! Registration is required.
Mondays and Fridays, 10:15am
Storytime will be feature songs, books, sensory activities, and/or a craft. Storytime is designed for ages 1-6, but children of all ages and abilities are welcome at any session! No registration necessary.
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Music and Movement will include songs, movement, and sensory activities. This program is designed for ages 0-2, but children of all ages and abilities are always welcome at any session! No registration necessary.
LIBRARY PLAY HOUR
Come in to play with your kids in our children’s room. Play with Legos, blocks, puzzles, a puppet theater, and more! Connect with your kids and other families through play! Ages 0-6, but siblings of all ages are always welcome.
Drop in to craft with librarians and neighbors. Get started on a new project or bring one you’re working on. Beginner crocheting and knitting instruction available. No registration necessary.
THE LIT BOOK CLUB
Our new book club will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm. All are welcome! Each month we’ll read and discuss a work of fiction or nonfiction – book club members will take turns choosing a title. Snacks will be provided. Please call or email to register.
April 8th: Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
May 13th: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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 phone?
No registration necessary
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.
E-Books and Audiobooks 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:
- 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