Wednesday, August 29, 2012

September Book and Meeting Date

The first meeting of the new school year will be held on September 24th @ 3:30pm.  And the September book will be.....

The Humming Room by Ellen Potter!

Ellen Potter is one of my favorite children's authors and I'm excited for us to read and talk about her newest book, The Humming Room, a book inspired by the children's classic The Secret Garden

Twelve-year-old orphan Roo Fanshaw is sent to live with an uncle she never knew in a largely uninhabited mansion on Cough Rock Island and discovers a wild river boy, an invalid cousin, and the mysteries of a hidden garden.

Copies of the book will be available at the Children's Desk in September or may be requested through the Ocean State Libraries catalog using your library card.  For help requesting a book please visit the Children's Desk.

Registration is required for the Book Buddies Book Club.  To register, please visit the Children's Desk, call 401-847-8720 ext. 204 or email  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Book Buddies Book Club

The Book Buddies Book Club will return for another year of great books in September!  Readers in grades 3 - 6 are encouraged to sign up for our wonderful book club.  Book Buddies meets one Monday afternoon per month in the John Clarke Children's Program Room to discuss a popular children's book, have snacks and do a related activity.  We've had the privilege of interviewing over a dozen authors in the past 4 years and we always have a lot of fun! 

Sign up by visiting the Children's Desk, calling 401-847-8720 ext. 204 or emailing 

Stay tuned for more information about the first meeting and the September book!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Teen/Tween Summer Reading Party

The Teen/Tween end of summer reading final party will take place on Thursday, August 16th at 4:00pm in the lower level program room.  Tweens who attended 1 Tween program and read and recorded at least 3 books are eligible to come to this great event.  The pizza party will feature games, activities and prizes!  All Tweens who attend the party will receive a party prize and a free book.

In addition, 6 special prizes will be awarded for the following:
  • The Tween who read the most books during the summer and recorded the titles in their reading log
  • The Tween who attended the most Tween programs
  • The Tween who wrote the most book reviews
  • The Tween who completed the most Tween Challenges
  • and 2 special prizes awarded in a random drawing
Also, the Tween who did the most overall will receive the Kindle e-reader!

 It's going to be a blast - don't miss out!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tween Challenges and Reading

Friday, August 10th will be the last day the Tweens can submit Tween Challenge sheets and record their reading.  3 books must be recorded and Tweens must have attended 1 Tween activity (Friday morning program or special Thursday afternoon program) in order to be eligible to attend the Teen/Tween final summer reading party on Thursday, August 16th. 

More details of the party to come!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer Reading Featured Book #8

Book #8: Be a Genie in Six Easy Steps by Linda Chapman

Four new stepsiblings move from London to an out-of-the-way English village, where they discover a book--inhabited by a grouchy bookworm--that promises to make the reader a wish-granting genie.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Outdoor Fair

Summer Reading is almost over!  6 books must be read and recorded in order to complete the Children's Summer Reading Program and receive your certificate, free book and toy prize. 

Our celebration of summer reading will take place on Wednesday, August 8th with the annual Outdoor Fair in Aquidneck Park adjacent to the library.  The fair will take place from 10:30am - 1:00pm and will feature magic by Bjorn the Magician at 10:30am, music by Mary King at 11:30am and the final puppet workshop of the summer with Sue Klau at 12:00pm.  Prizes will be awarded and there will be lots of great activities for kids.  Don't miss out!

Anyone not able to make the fair will be able to pick up their certificate, free book and toy prize at the Children's Desk through September.

In the event of rain, the fair will continue as scheduled inside the library.