Children's Programs

Summer Reading Program

Dedicated to Andrew Greene

Beanstack Reading Challenge

Registration starts on June 13th

How the reading challenge works:

Through August 8, parents can sign up the whole family on Beanstack. Beanstack is a web-based reading challenge!

Children, Teens and Adults can track reading minutes, write reviews, and participate in fun activities to earn badges and digital raffle tickets.

Children who complete our reading challenge by reading or listening to books, e-books, magazines, graphic novels or audio books throughout the summer and completing related activities will receive a free donated book and digital raffle tickets for various prizes donated by the Friends of the Library.

How do I sign up?

1. Go to mohrlibrary.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack app.

2. Click on “Register an individual or a family”.

3. You can link several family members and access their accounts with one login.

4. Log your minutes of reading, do fun activities and earn digital raffle tickets for a variety of prizes, including books and other items donated by the Friends of the Mohr Library.

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.

Local support includes The Friends of Mohr Library , Tri-County HEZ and generous gifts in Memory of Andrew Greene.

Events

Dave Marchetti’s Animal Experiences

Monday June 27 at 6:30pm

This program is full. Sign up for the waiting list.

Hands-on fun with a variety of reptiles and some small mammals. You can meet, pet and even hold snakes, turtles, lizards, and more. Ages 4 and up with a grown-up.

Julie Garnett - Animal Songs Sing ‘n Signing

Wednesday, June 29 at 10:30

Julie Garnett, an award-winning songwriter, teacher and performer, will share original songs from her book, Animal Songs and will be available for book purchasing and signing. Ages 1 to 6 y.o. with a caregiver. Register to be sure you have a place. Seating may be limited.

Read to Teddy

10:30 am Thursday June 30, July 7, Aug. 4, and Thurs. Aug. 11

Our furry friend Teddy and his handler Ms. Pinto will join us to listen to stories read by children. Ages 3 and up with an adult.Register to be sure you have a place. Seating may be limited.

Farm Fresh RI Presents "Eat the Rainbow"

Wednesday, July 6 at 10:30am

In this interactive experience families will learn about our local food sources through games, fun activities, and a hands-on cooking demo of assembling and tasting spring rolls. Families with children ages 6 and up. Registration is required. Register here

Fitness Adventure

Monday, July 11 at 6:30pm; Rain Date July 18

Join Heather Sischo for exciting 45 minutes of games and movement-based activities to energize the whole family. Ages 4 and up with an adult. Register.

Magic Show with Russ De Simone

Monday, July 25 at 6:30

A 45 minute, high energy magic show which combines audience participation and comedy with good ole family fun!

Ages 4 and up with a grown-up. Registration is required. Magic Show registration for will open on July 11

Intro to Coding with Dash and Dot

Monday, August 1 at 6:30pm

With the people from Mobile Quest. After a quick intro to Blockly, participants will try their new skills by coding our robots Dash and Dot to move and talk. Ages 7 to 12. Mobile Quest registration for will open on July 18

Dancin' with Hoops

Monday, Aug. 15 at 6:30pm

Both demonstration and hands-on, this program is a blend of creative movement, dance, exercise, and cooperative play. Hula hoops will be provided. All ages with an adult. Registration is required. Dancing with Hoops registration for will open on Aug. 1

Weekly Children’s Programs

Mondays, June 27 to Aug. 15, 10am to 4pm and Fridays June 24 to Aug. 12, 2pm to 5pm

Family Drop-in Crafts—several self-guided projects for children and parents to do together. Ages 3 and up with a grown-up. No need to register.

Tuesdays, July 5 to Aug. 16, 10am to 4pm

Lego Club—come play with our Legos. Bring a friend or make a new one. Ages 5 and up with a caregiver. No need to register.

Wednesdays, July 13 to Aug. 10 at 10:30am

Preschool Storytime—stories, songs, rhymes and puppets for toddlers and preschoolers and their grown-ups. Ages 2 and up with a caregiver. Register to be sure you have a place. Seating may be limited. The form asks you to select from multiple dates and to let us know if your plans change.

Wednesdays, July 6 to Aug. 3, 4 to 5pm

Art Smart - participants will explore the works of famous artists by doing hands-on projects with Ms Melyssa. Ages 8 to 12. This program is full. Click here to get on the wait list.

10:30 am, Thursday June 30, July 7, Aug. 4, and Thurs. Aug. 11

Read with Teddy. Our furry friend Teddy and his handler Ms. Pinto will join us to listen to stories read by children. Ages 3 and up with an adult. Registration is required. See registration link above.

10:30 am, Thursday July 14, 21 & 28

Explorers: Stories, crafts and activities for children ages 6 and older. Caregivers must remain at the library for the duration of the program. Ages 6 and up. Register.

Fridays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, June 24 until Aug 13

Several self-guided projects for children and parents to do together. Ages 3 and up with a grown-up. No need to register.

Recorded Storytimes with Ms. Meri

Check below for Ms. Meri's online storytimes on youTube.

The Librarian, The Chicken and The Frog
Sheep Rhymes
A poem. Mother Doesn't Want a Dog
And another book. Fix That Clock
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy
Easter Storytime
Frogs (and the Wide Mouthed Frog)
Bears

Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library