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School Vacation Week – Fun activities!

School Vacation Week – Fun activities!

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |

Happy Spring! April Vacation Week is already here.  Here are a few easy activities for you and your school vacationing clan to check out. 1. Visit the bluebells in Swan Point Woods, Providence.  If you head into in these magical woods you will find the most wonderful and secret (Ssh!) glen of bluebells.  To get […]

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Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

[ 3 ] January 29, 2014 |

We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.

Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentley’s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.

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RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors at Lincoln School in Providence on October 19th

RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors at Lincoln School in Providence on October 19th

[ 0 ] October 14, 2013 |

RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Lincoln School – 301 Butler Avenue, Providence, RI Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it boasts one of the best book festivals in the nation.  Thousands of people come to the Book Festival each year to meet […]

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Cathren Housley’s Picture Book 101 Workshops

Cathren Housley’s Picture Book 101 Workshops

[ 1 ] October 8, 2013 |

By Cristina M DiChiera If you have a child between six and ten years old, be sure to take them one of these upcoming Picture Book 101 Workshops: October 8 & October 15 at 3:45pm, Weaver Library, East Providence (401-434-2453) October 9 at 4-6pm, Knight Memorial Library, Providence (401-467-2625) December 9 at 6:30-7:45pm, Cranston Public […]

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Star Wars Reads Day Returns October 5, 2013: May the force be with you!

Star Wars Reads Day Returns October 5, 2013: May the force be with you!

[ 0 ] October 2, 2013 |

Fans of reading and a certain galaxy far, far away have reason to rejoice: Star Wars Reads Day, a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars, is returning. The second annual Star Wars Reads Day is to be held this October 5, 2013, and will again feature Star Wars […]

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Meet Jamie Michalak, local children’s author: Back-to-school book launching at Barrington Books on September 7!

Meet Jamie Michalak, local children’s author: Back-to-school book launching at Barrington Books on September 7!

[ 0 ] September 3, 2013 |

Joe and Sparky Go To School Book Launch Party on Saturday, September 7 from 1-3pm at Barrington Books. Free and open to the public.

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Every Picture Tells a Story…

Every Picture Tells a Story…

[ 0 ] August 12, 2013 |

The next time you take photos of your kids, take a moment to look back together and see what bubbles up.

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Providence Community Library Pilots Online Reading Platform to Beat Summer Reading Loss

Providence Community Library Pilots Online Reading Platform to Beat Summer Reading Loss

[ 0 ] July 1, 2013 |

I should be happy for this since it’s another way to encourage and inspire readers or would-be readers to read all summer long. Fabulous that our local library is always looking for new ways to help young readers advance their skills and hopefully become life-long reading lovers, however I am still old-school when it comes […]

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Summertime and the living is…

Summertime and the living is…

[ 0 ] June 17, 2013 |

By Bernadette Noll Of course the song says it’s easy. And in our hearts and minds we really want it to be, but in reality, easy can take some planning. When everyone’s in school for months on end, we can idealize the long summer days, the day trips, the stack of books we’ll read, and […]

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2013 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program

2013 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program

[ 0 ] June 11, 2013 |

We love reading! And thanks to RI Office of Library and Information Services, libraries all across Rhode Island kids of all ages can join the summer reading fun! The Rhode Island Summer Reading Program encourages children to keep reading all summer long by sharing age-appropriate book recommendations and hosting events and programs at libraries across the state. Visit your local public library this summer and dig into reading with presentations by summer reading program educators and artists.

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