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Libraries Install New Children’s Spaces as “Ready For K!” Becomes Permanent Program

Libraries Install New Children’s Spaces as “Ready For K!” Becomes Permanent Program

[ 0 ] December 19, 2014 |

Providence Community Library Deepens Its Commitment to Pre-K Education Ready For K!, a school readiness project created by Providence Community Library (PCL) and collaborative partners, is set to become  a permanent program after it completes its pilot two-year run in 2015.  PCL will expand the number of library locations offering Ready For K! from four […]

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Food Bank Open House Set for Saturday, Dec. 13

Food Bank Open House Set for Saturday, Dec. 13

[ 0 ] December 3, 2014 |

All ages invited to donate food, tour the Food Bank, sort fresh produce for food pantries and enjoy musical performances. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will open its doors to families, community groups and the public on Saturday, December 13 for the annual Holiday Meal Drive Open House. The all-ages event will be held […]

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Musical Youth

Musical Youth

[ 0 ] December 2, 2014 |

There are such a variety of amazing children’s music classes available in our little state.  Here follows a round-up of some of the most popular options for you and your littles. Music Together classes can be found in Providence, Barrington, Newport, Warwick, Cranston and North Kingstown. Class prices range from $150-$180 for 8-9 week sessions.  Classes are also […]

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Fun for the whole family: Hope Street Winter Stroll

Fun for the whole family: Hope Street Winter Stroll

[ 0 ] November 29, 2014 |

Around the corner is one of my favorite neighborhood events of the year ~ and not just because it’s my neighborhood! On December 4th, Hope Street will be closed from traffic and open for holiday festivities from on Hope Street, East Side of Providence, between Rochambeau Avenue & 5th Street. Thanks to the Hope Street […]

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Children’s Museum Executive Director Janice O’Donnell Steps Down

Children’s Museum Executive Director Janice O’Donnell Steps Down

[ 1 ] November 27, 2014 |

Providence Children’s Museum announces that Executive Director Janice O’Donnell will leave the Museum on Friday, November 28 to pursue other projects. Janice is a legend, a hero and an inspiration…she has touched and inspired the lives of many – young and old. She and the museum have been a valuable partner of Kidoinfo since it […]

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Trot off your Turkey

Trot off your Turkey

[ 0 ] November 25, 2014 |

It’s that time of year when the leaves fall, the weather gets cooler and our waistlines tend to expand from all of the delicious seasonal faire. The average person, will in fact, pack an extra 10 pounds onto their frame this holiday season and consume a massive 3,000-4,000 calories at Thanksgiving dinner alone. Instead of feeling […]

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Call for Rhode Island Students in Grades 4 – 12: Write Letters About Literature!

Call for Rhode Island Students in Grades 4 – 12: Write Letters About Literature!

[ 0 ] November 24, 2014 |

Rhode Island students in grades 4 – 12 are invited to enter the Letters About Literature National Contest sponsored by the Library of Congress and the Rhode Island center for the Book. State winners receive a cash prize of $100 and advance to the national level judging.  National Winners (one national winner at each level) […]

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All-New Water Ways – A Flurry of Fun!

All-New Water Ways – A Flurry of Fun!

[ 0 ] November 9, 2014 |

Providence Children’s Museum’s popular Water Ways exhibit has a whole new look and torrents of fun-filled, imaginative new water play!

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Just Add Water

Just Add Water

[ 0 ] November 3, 2014 |

By Robin Meisner, Director of Exhibits, Providence Children’s Museum Splashing in puddles and bathtubs, floating sticks in rivers, building fountains at the Children’s Museum, water motivates engagement and learning for children of all ages. With no one right way to interact with it, water affords a variety of options for purposeful play – play that […]

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Call kids ages 13+! The Rhode Island Video Challenge

Call kids ages 13+! The Rhode Island Video Challenge

[ 0 ] November 1, 2014 |

I just learned about this movie challenge for kids ages 13 + ….We love opportunities that challenge our kids to use digital devices in creative ways. THE LOWDOWN: A new component to the National Grid-SmartPower program, Rhode Island Energy Challenge Find Your Four!, challenges Rhode Island residents to create a video no longer than 60 […]

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