Winter Programs 2021-2022
*** RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CDC ***
“If your family member is younger than 2 years old or cannot wear a mask,
limit visits with people who are not vaccinated or whose vaccination status
is unknown and keep distance between your child and other people in public.”
The Rhode Island Children's Book Award Challenge begins in September and ends March 12, 2022. It is for kids in grades 3-5 to read at least 3 of the nominated books to vote for their favorite in February. Kids who complete the challenge can come into the library to get a prize!
2022 RI Latino Books Award
Kids and teens should read at least three titles on the lists, according to their grade
level, before voting online for their favorite choice. Voting opens April 1st!
The deadline to vote is May 29. The winners will be announced on May 31.
Toddler Story Class
Wednesdays @ 10:30am
Starting January 12
Toddlers aged 2-3 years old with their adult caregivers are invited to the library auditorium for stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft to share social reading and fun! No registration needed. Masks are required.
Preschool Story Class
Thursdays @ 10:30am
Starting January 3
Join us for stories, music, and a fun craft at the Pawtucket Public library. Preschoolers ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver are invited. Younger siblings are always welcome! Masks are required.
Bilingual Story Class
Every other Saturday @ 11:00am
January 15 & 29, February 12 & 26
A bilingual story class FREE for children ages 3 to 6. Fun stories, simple crafts, and sing along songs in English and Spanish the whole family will enjoy. Registration encouraged, but not necessary. Masks are required.
Cuentos bilingües GRATIS para niños de 3 a 6 años. Cuentos divertidos, artesanía y canciones en inglés y español algo que todos en la familia pueden disfrutar. Registración es recomendado, pero no es necesario. Se requieren mascaras.
Read to Tinker Bell & Wendy
Starting January 11
Need practice reading? Do you like reading to dogs? Tinker Bell & Wendy will be here Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00pm. Reading sessions are 15 minutes each. Sign up for a session or just come hang out and see if Tinker Bell & Wendy have any free time. Sign up in the Children's Department or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Masks are required.
Book Club for Kids
Saturday, December 11 @ 11am
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Take the book home, read it on your own or with someone. Come to the Book Club for Kids program to share your favorite parts of the book and participate in activities related to the book. Best for kids in grades 3-5, but all kid readers are welcome. The first 10 kids to sign up will receive a FREE copy of the book. Additional readers can check out a library copy. Pick up the book in the Children’s Library. Masks are required.
Crafty Kids Club Take & Make
A new craft every week! Come to the Children’s Library to get a “Take & Make” Craft Kit. The kit includes everything to make the project at home (exceptions: glue, scissors, crayons, markers.)
*** HOLIDAY PROGRAMS ***
Saturday December 11
Join us for a Holiday themed BINGO afternoon! There will be prizes. Masks are required.
Holiday Story Class
Wednesday December 15
Families with young children (ages 2-6) are invited for a holiday storytime. This special story time will feature singing and dancing to lively holiday tunes. Juice and cookies will be provided to take home. Masks are required.
Holiday Family Movie Night
Wednesday December 22
Children with their families are invited to watch a free movie, Home Alone (rated PG). Kids age 10 or older may attend without a caregiver. Masks are required.