Story Time at the Providence Public Library

[ 3 ] April 24, 2013 |
The Adventures of Caden Pants & Bella Bean

KidoTEST-approve-100x100location: Providence Public Library – 150 Empire Street Providence, RI 02903
good for: Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers
cost: Free

It’s about more than just books when you visit a Story Time at the Providence Public Library! Anne Kilkenny, the Library’s Early Childhood Services Coordinator and Children’s Librarian uses her 15 years of preschool and education experience along with a love for books to create an interactive early literacy environment. Providence Public Library offers free story times for infants, toddlers and preschoolers as well as evening and weekend drop-in times for all ages.

IMG_2987My family attends Cradle to Crayons, the story time for 1-3 year olds. With nooks and crannies throughout the Chace Children’s Discovery Library, children have an opportunity to explore, play and visit with friends all before the story begins. As we walk through the door, Anne and her assistants great us by name. Learning and play stations are set up among the many shelves of books in this section of the library. Caden loves fishing for letters with fellow patrons and Bella crawls around the floor banging on instruments. I enjoy the security of knowing that this area is specifically for families with small children. The family bathroom is located just outside the children’s library and there is a Koala changing station.

Part of what makes the Chace Children’s Discovery Library at the Providence Public Library so special is that it was developed in collaboration with Providence Children’s Museum. The space is filled with quilted letter magnets, fun mirrors for little ones, animal puppets, an indoor tree and more!

So if you are looking for a fun, interactive learning place to allow your child’s imagination to soar, visit The Chace Children’s Discovery Library located at the Providence Public Library in Downtown Providence. See you there!

Lapsit Story Time – Fridays, 11:30-12:00pm
Good for ages Birth to 18 months

Cradle to Crayons – Tuesday and Friday Sessions!
Good for ages 1 to 3 years old
Tuesday Session 1: 9:30 – 10:30 am | Tuesday Session 2: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Friday Session 1: 9:30 am | Friday Session 2: 10:30 am (Please be on time; doors open at start times only)

Tiny Tales for Preschoolers – Tuesdays, 11:30 am
Good for ages 4 – 5 years old


Category: baby, books, local ri area, local venue, preschool

Kilah Walters

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Kilah Walters, a native Rhode Islander, lives in Providence with her fiance, 2 year old son and 8 month-old daughter. Her stories, told in The Adventurers of Caden Pants and Bella Bean, are short reviews from some of her family's favorite places in and around Rhode Island. They have the best time finding exquisite family-friendly restaurants and new places to simply have fun! As the family grows, look forward to reviews on events or places geared toward entertaining athletic, creative, and smart kids! Oh and they don't forget to eat. What is sure to make the trip complete, details on their favorite food stops along the way. Stay tuned!

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  1. Hi Kilah – we’re glad to hear that you and your family enjoy the Children’s Discovery Library. Our exhibits team had a lot of fun creating it!

  2. Kilah Walters Kilah Walters says:

    Hats off to the exhibit team for creating a wonderfully inviting cozy space for the whole family! Kudos!

  3. rachel atlas venditto says:

    Hi Anisa.
    Do you know if there are any “message board” type resources for area school teachers? I am a collections specialist in the process of deaccessioning some of the natural history specimens at our institution and would like to give local school teachers “first dibs” on the items (for free)! Mostly there are rocks and minerals up for grabs. Any info you have on how I can get the word out would be great.
    Thanks in advance!

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