Kid's Programs

Reading Week 2014: Experiment with a good book!

Reading week is sponsored by the Rhode Island State Council/International Reading Association and is celebrated by most public schools in the state during the month of April.  The official dates are April 7-11, but every school is different, so contact your local school for more information.  During reading week, schools promote literacy by inviting guest readers, hosting author visits, holding book fairs and book giveaways, and challenging students to read-a-thons.

April Vacation 2014

What are you doing for vacation week?  Spring has sprung, and our school vacation week programs will feature baby chicks, gardening, and bubbles! 

And if that's too cute for you, we also have a jiu-jitsu demonstration and a visit from the one and only Spider-man.  Scroll down for details about all of our programs or stop by the library and pick up a flyer.

Regular Programs

Book Babies

It's never too early to take your child to the library!  Book Babies is a drop-in program for ages 0-2 and their favorite adult that incorporates time for free play. A librarian will read a story and lead the group in songs and fingerplays.  It is offered at the Central Library on Wednesdays 10 AM-12 PM (ongoing) and at the William Hall Library on Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM (starting Feb 6).  Click here to check the schedule. 

Storytime for 2's and 3's

Two and three-year-olds and a favorite adult will enjoy listening to stories and participating in literacy activities. Story time for this age group is offered at the Auburn Library on Mondays 10:30-11 AM, at the Central Library on Tuesdays 10-10:30 AM (this program is full), and at the William Hall Library on Wednesdays 10:30-11 AM (until Apr 16). A rotating selection of programs are also offered at the Oak Lawn Branch on Fridays 10:30-11AM.  Registration is required, check the schedule here or call your home library for more information. 

4's and 5's

Are you ready for Kindergarten?  Four and five year olds are invited to attend an independent storytime that includes stories, crafts, and activities. They will have fun while learning skills such as listening, taking turns and transitioning between activities.  This program is offered at the Knighstville Library on Tuesdays 1:30-2:15 PM (May 6-May 27). Registration is required. Click here to check the schedule or call 942-2504 for more information. 

Elementary School

All CPL locations hold a variety of programs for older children throughout the year. Highlights include Lego club, Drop-in crafts, and Talespinners. Check the schedule here or call your home library for more information. 

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