Kid's Programs

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Summer Reading is here!

During the summer, the Cranston Public Library offers weekly programs and performances for elementary age children and their families. The library also offers preschool programs and teen programs. If you are participating in the summer reading challenge, remember to read every day, share your reading 3 times, and visit the library 7 times!  If you can't make it to the library, you can enter the online raffle.

Story Programs

Talespinners for grades 1 & up

Thurs, June 26-Aug 7, 3-4 PM @ Central

Listen to stories and enjoy a snack.  A new theme every week! Registration is required.

 

Science Stories for ages 1-5 & siblings

Fri, June 20-Aug 15 (except July 4), 10:30 AM @ Oak Lawn

Experience stories like never before with hands on science activities!  Registration is not required but space is limited.

Book Clubs

The Wonder Book Club for grades 4-7

Wednesdays June 25-Aug 20, 4-5 PM @ Auburn

Please join us in reading the Rhode Island Children’s Book award winner, Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

 

Mother-Daughter Book Club for girls in grades 4-7 and favorite female adult

Wednesdays, June 11th, July 9th, and August 6th, 6:30 - 8 PM, @ Central

Family Programs

These all-ages programs are open to everyone and fun for the whole family!  Registration is not required.

Drop-in Crafts

Tuesdays, July 1-29, 12-4 PM @ Knightsville

 

TBone Kids Concert

Tom Stankus, or T-Bone to his audiences, will soon have you clapping, dancing, and singing along! Bring a picnic and chairs and enjoy music on the lawn. This is part of the City of Cranston's "Music in Our Town" free concert series. 

Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 PM @ Hall

Performers

During the summer, the Cranston libraries offer free cultural and educational programs for families. These performances are supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank, and Pepsi. 

Performances are for children ages 5 & up and registration is not required.  However, at the Central Library and Auburn and Oak Lawn branches, tickets are handed out in the library on a first-come, first-serve basis starting a half-hour before the performance.

Here is a complete list of performers.

Preschool Programs

Mondays:

Ready, Set, GO! for ages 2-5: June 23-Aug 18, 10:30 AM @ Auburn.

Tuesdays: Story Time for ages 2-3: July 1-Aug 5, 10 AM @ Central.

Wednesdays:

Book Babies for ages 0-2 1/2: ongoing, 10 AM @ Central. Registration is not required.

Little Explorers for ages 3-5: July 9-Aug 13, 10:30 AM @ Hall.

Thursdays: Kick-off to Kindergarten for ages 4-5: July 3-Aug 7, 10 AM @ Central.
Fridays: Science Stories for ages 1-5 & siblings: June 20-Aug 15, 10:30 AM @ Oak Lawn. Registration is not required.

Upcoming Events

Math and Writing Workshops

"Here's the Story" for grades 1-2

Saturday, June 28, 9:30 AM OR 10:30 AM @ Central | Saturday, July 19, 9:30 AM OR 10:30 AM @ Central

A thematic story time and creative writing workshop led by Cranston teacher Sandy Dadona. Registration is required.

 

"Here's the Story" for grades 3-5

Saturday, July 12, 9:30 OR 10:30 AM @ Central | Saturday, Aug 2, 9:30 OR 10:30 AM @ Central

A thematic story time and creative writing workshop led by Cranston teacher Sandy Dadona. Registration is required.

 

To Sum it All Up for grades 3-5

Wednesday, July 16, 6:30 PM @ Central | Wednesday, Aug 13, 6:30 PM @ Central

A math workshop led by Cranston teacher Sandy Dadona. Registration is required.