Kids

Kids Nature Journal Kits

 

Nature journaling is a wonderful way for kids to practice art or writing skills while spending time outside observing nature.  We will be distributing a limited number of kits to kids this summer and encourage all that participate to submit a page for our August art exhibit in the Community Room.

 

Make it a family event with one of our kits for adults and teens offered through the Reference Department!

 

Sign up for your kit starting June 20th.

Kits will be available to pick up starting June 27th.

Summer Storytime

 

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

June 29 - August 10

All Ages

Join us for our stories, songs, and movement as we bring storytime outdoors this summer! 

All of our storytimes will be held in Academy Field and are weather dependent.  In the event of inclement weather a cancellation notice will be posted by 9:30 AM that morning.  No registration required.

Kids Book Club

 

Wednesday, July 20

4:00 PM

Ages 8 - 12

Join us for discussion and fun activities in our Kids Book Club!  This summer we will be reading The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.

 

Registration is required and opens June 20th.  Please call, email or visit to sign up.  Copies of the book will soon be available at the Children's Desk.

401-884-9510 x4

children@eastgreenwichlibrary.org

 

 

 

Family Flower Pressing

 

Wednesday, July 27

4:00 PM

All Ages

Create some crafts with pressed flowers and learn some tricks for pressing your own.  This event is a great complement to our nature journal kits and is wonderful for the whole family.

Registration is required and opens June 20th.

 

Nature Art

 

Thursday, July 7

10:30 AM

All Ages

Get creative painting on nature!  We'll provide the rocks, sticks, and paint - you bring your ideas and creativity! 

Registration is required and opens June 20th.

 

Dave Marchetti's Animal Experience

 

Wednesday, August 10

6:00 PM

All Ages

Meet and learn about a variety of animals in this interactive presentation!

Held in Academy Field behind the Swift Community Center - weather permitting. 

In the event of inclement weather the event will be moved inside the library and registration will be required.  Please check back the Monday before the event to see if registration has been added.

 

Construction Zone: Beavers at Work

 

Thursday, August 4

10:30 AM

Ages 4 - 12

Beavers are often secretly at work somewhere nearby building their own habitat and building habitats for many other animals in the process.  Come learn about nature's amazing engineers, learn about animals that share their habitat and build your own beaver dam to test!  This event is presented by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.

Held in Academy Field behind the Swift Community Center - weather permitting. 

Reading the Map

 

Wednesday, August 3

4:00 PM

Ages 7 - 12

When out on the trail you can't always depend on your phone!  Learn how to read trail signs, use a paper map and compass with instructors from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.  Kids will have a chance to design a map of our location, use a compass, and discuss hiking preparedness.

Held in Academy Field behind the Swift Community Center - weather permitting. 

Campfire Stories & Songs with Anne-Marie Forer

 

Thursday, July 28

10:30 AM

Ages 2 - 6

Come hear campfire stories and songs with the fabulous Anne-Marie Forer!

Held in Academy Field behind the Swift Community Center - weather permitting. 

In the event of inclement weather the event will be moved inside the library and registration will be required.  Please check back the Monday before the event to see if registration has been added.