Upcoming Events

A UNIVERSE OF STORIES – 2019 SUMMER READING PROGRAM @ THE DAVISVILLE FREE LIBRARY
This summer we’ll blast off on a reading adventure in outerspace!  Kids of any age can sign up at the library any time on or after Monday, June 10th. They will receive a calendar for checking off each day that they read twenty minutes or more. Each time they’ve reached seven check marks they can bring their reading record to the library where they will have three prize options:
*Receive Explorer passes to fun RI locations
*Choose a prize from our prize box
*Add a raffle ticket to the drawing for our grand prize.
They will also receive a Universe of Stories Game Card with tasks (for example: attend a library event, read a book about space, etc.). Complete seven tasks and choose a brand-new book to take home to keep.Our Summer Reading Program will end on Friday, August 9th with our Out of This World Party. There will also be several Summer Reading Special Events, see below:

TWEEN NIGHT –  Full
Friday, June 21st, 6pm-8pm

Join us for pizza, Minecraft, MarioKart, Just Dance, crafts, and games.  Ages 8-12.  Registration required.

BAT CHAT WITH MARY GRANDE
Friday, June 28th, 12:30pm

RIDEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife presents a fun program about bats. You’ll learn about the importance of bats in the ecosystem, bat conservation challenges, and how we are learning more about bats in Rhode Island.  Ages 5+.  Registration required.

MERMAID MASTERPIECES WITH REBECCA KILLIAN – Full
Monday, July 15th, 4:30pm @  KINGSTOWN CROSSINGS

Create a space-themed painting, using step-by-step instructions.  This event will be held at Kingstown Crossings, 11 Merrill Lane, but all are welcome to attend.  Ages 10+.  Registration required.

SOLAR SYSTEM AMBASSADOR FRANCINE JACKSON
Friday, July 19th, 12:30pm

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing we’ll learn about Apollo 11 and see some original footage of the first steps on the moon.  Then we’ll explore the lunar landscape with hands-on activities.  Ages 5+. Registration required.

BWANA IGUANA REPTILE ADVENTURE – Full
Monday, July 22nd, 10:30am

An educational, funny, and exciting program that draws the audience into the mysterious realm of the reptile. Includes audience participation and a fun hands-on experience. Ages 3+. Registration required.

MOVIE NIGHT AND STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER
Friday, August 2nd, 6pm

Watch the animated film Wall-E with a stuffed friend. Then leave your stuffed animal for a sleepover at the library! All ages. Registration required.

OUT OF THIS WORLD PARTY FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
Friday, August 9th, 3pm-4:30pm

Enjoy space-themed games and crafts. We’ll make our own galactically good sundaes, too! All ages. Registration required.

The 2019 Summer Reading Program is made possible through funding from the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

DAVISVILLE FREE LIBRARY WINS GRANT FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH NK THINK TANK

The Davisville Free Library has received a Library of Rhode Island Summer Learning Grant to partner with the North Kingstown School Department Office of Family Learning Summer Think Tank program held at McGinn Park. During the summer first and second grade Think Tank participants will be bused to the library once a week for educational programming, book selection, and participation in the library summer reading program, A Universe of Stories. In order to encourage family participation, the bus will stop at local housing developments on the way to the library. Family members who would like to attend library programming with their children can hop on the bus and join their children for the library visit.

LORI Summer Learning Grants are awarded by the RI Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS) using funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. OLIS, an office within the Department of Administration, is the state library agency for Rhode Island. OLIS strengthens, connects and empowers libraries to advance knowledge, connect communities, and enrich the lives of all Rhode Islanders. The Library of Rhode Island (LORI) is a multi-type library network coordinated by OLIS to facilitate resource-sharing among libraries and expand opportunities for access to library materials by Rhode Island residents statewide. To learn more, visit OLIS (www.olis.ri.gov) and follow OLIS on Facebook and Twitter.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. IMLS advances, supports, and empowers America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. IMLS envisions a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit IMLS (www.imls.gov) and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.

         

COZY CRAFT NIGHT
Wednesdays from 6-7pm
Drop in to craft with librarians and neighbors.  Get started on a new project or bring one you’re working on. Beginner knitting and crocheting instruction available.

STORYTIME
Mondays and Fridays, 10:15am-11:00am
PLUS Second Saturday of the month at 10am – July 13th
Stories and crafts are geared toward 18 months-5 year-olds, but we encourage all ages to participate. Storytime session is 45 minutes long and features songs, books, sensory activities, and a craft.  This is an inclusive program – sensory activities and supports for children with special needs incorporated into each session.  Please email us (staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org) or call to sign up (884-5524). Drop-ins are also welcome at any session.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
Mondays and Fridays, 9:30am-10am
Music and Movement will be 30 minutes long and include songs, movement, and sensory activities.  This is an inclusive program – sensory activities and supports for children with special needs incorporated into each session.  Please email us (staff@davisvillefreelibrary.org) or call to sign up (884-5524). Drop-ins are also welcome at any session.

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.

June 12th:  The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood
There will be no book club meetings in July and August.
September 11th:
This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel

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 phone?
*And more…
No registration necessary

Our Hours:
Monday  9:30-5
Wednesday  2-7
Friday  9:30-5
Saturday  10-3

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 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.

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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