Programs for Children

Michael C. Fargnoli Children's Library

Mohr Library hosts preschool story hour, book discussions, after-school programs and more.


To speak with someone in the Children's library call (401) 231-4980 and press 5, or send us a message from the contact page.

2015 Summer Reading Program : "Every Hero Has A Story"

Join us this summer for a live animals story time, Art Smart, games, music, an ice cream party and much more! All events are FREE. Some require registration or free tickets.

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank and Pepsi. Local support includes RI Children's and Young Adult Librarians, the Friends of Mohr Library and generous gifts in Memory of Andrew Greene.


How the reading program works:

* Children from infants to 12 years old can sign up for summer reading. Registration starts on June 15 and will continue to August 11.

* For each chapter book or 5 picture books/easy readers kids read or listen to, they will be awarded a raffle ticket.

* Children who complete at least 5 chapter books or 25 picture books/easy readers will receive a free book, an ice cream party invitation, a variety of incentive coupons (free or reduced admission to the Providence Children’s Museum, Roger Williams Zoo, and other attractions), and a Certificate of Completion.

* The deadline for submitting completed reading logs is August 19.

For printable Summer Reading Program flyer page 1, click HERE. For page 2, click HERE.


Malik The Magic Guy!

Thursday, June 25 at 6:30pm
Malik Haddadi performs magic and comedy suitable for the whole family. Free tickets will be available starting Monday, June 22. This program is made possible by The Andrew Greene Fund.

This program is paid for by a legislative grant sponsored by Senator Frank Lombardo III.

Click here to view flyer

LEGO Junior Makers

Thursday, August 6 from 5:30- 7:30pm
Play with our 10,000 brand new LEGO bricks donated by LEGO systems!
Ages 5 and up. No registration.

Art Smart with Ms.Melyssa

For children entering grades 4 and up.
Wednesdays at 2:00pm, July 8 - August 12.

artsmart Registration required. call 231-4980 and press 5 for more information.
New members welcome.

Museum Passes

The library offers discount passes to several fun places in and around the state! These passes have been donated by the Friends of Mohr Library.
Click here for more information about our Museum Passes

Monday and Friday Family Drop-in Crafts

Mondays June 29 - August 24, 11am - 3:30 pm and Fridays July 3 - August 21, 2pm - 5pm.

Drop-in during those hours on Mondays and Fridays to take part in self-guided projects. For children ages 3 and up and their caregivers.
(Not appropriate for children under 3 as small parts might present a hazard.)

Tuesdays, July 7 - August 11 at 10:30am

SuperBabies - stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for children and their grown-ups (all ages).

Wednesdays, July 8 - August 12 at 10:30am

SuperCritters - Special live animal guests, stories and coloring for children ages 4 and up with a grown-up.

Thursdays, July 2 - August 13 at 10:30am

Storybook Heroes - Stories, activities and crafts for children entering grades K and up with a grown-up.

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Fridays, July 10 - August 14, 10am to 11am

SuperKnitters! - children ages 8 and older are invited to sit with the ladies from Mohr Library’s Knitters’ Club and learn to knit. Registration for SuperKnitters is required and will start on June 15.

Super Hero Sing Along

Tuesday June 30 at 10:30am Sing and dance with Mr. Rowland. All ages with a grown-up.

This program is paid for by a legislative grant sponsored by Senator Frank Lombardo III.

Colonial Toys and Games

Presented by Casey Farm

Wednesday, July 1 at 10:30am

Come play with dozens of historic toys and games.

This program is paid for by a legislative grant sponsored by Senator Frank Lombardo III.

Magic Show: Great Baldini

Join the Great Baldini and his assistant Skinny, on a magical journey on Thursday, July 9 at 6:30pm. Free tickets for this program will be available on Monday, July 6

Live Animal Show

Bwana Iguana Reptiles

Thursday, July 16 at 6:30pm. Free tickets for this program will be available on Monday, July 13.

Superhero Jiu Jitsu

Dean Watts of the Rising Sun Academy will teach young heroes some special martial arts moves.

Thursday, July 30 at 6:45pm

Ages 4 and up with a grown-up.

Rick Morin Rhythm Imaginarium

Thursday, July 23 at 6:30pm

Let your imagination run free to create rhythms using buckets, cans, voices, hands, recyclable materials, and real percussion instruments. 100% hands-on fun!

Animal World Experience: Wild Heroes

Thursday, August 13 at 6:30pm

Children will get the chance to meet several animal friends and learn about their special abilities that make them a hero in their own way. Free tickets will be available on August 11.

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Ice Cream Party

Ice cream and raffles for all kids who complete the reading program will be held on Thursday, August 20 at 6:30pm By invitation only!

For more information, call Meri, 231-4980, and press 5 for the children's room.
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