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Afterschool Art for Kids with ABC Architecture…and a party!

Tuesday, April 30th at 4pm: Birdhouse Design and Decoration

Start with a simple wooden birdhouse and see what it becomes.  Children will be provided with a wooden birdhouse to decorate, and all birdhouses will be displayed in the librarytreehouse for a month.

Pre-registration is required for limited class size and supplies.  Ages 5 and up.  Please visit or call the library at 401-846-1573 to register.

Following the Afterschool Art program we’ll have a party and short speaking program in the Children’s Department to celebrate the completion of our Alphabet Houses display and the new puppet theater at 5pm.  Refreshments will be served!

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A Dog’s Life Storytime

Tuesday’s Preschool storytime brought Rover and Spot to life in three fun filled books. We started with the classic, “Harry, the Dirty Dog” by Gene Zion.  It told the story of Harry the dog who runs away from home for adventure and all the dirt messes he can get into.  Harry buries his  scrub brush just before heading out.  Soon Harry goes from being a white dog with black spots to a black dog with white spots!  Upon returning home, his family doesn’t recognize him.  Harry knows what he must do: dig up the scrub brush and and make his way to the bathtub!

Flannel boards are fun and educational. With our supplies of colorful felt, we tried creating an interactive flannel board. What we came up with was a flower center with eight numbered petals that cover attached numbers underneath. We sang the counting song 1 little, 2 little, 3 little petals, counting up to to the number 8 ending with 7 little, 8 the little orange petals all around the flower. Each child came up and took a petal off from the flower revealing the same number underneath. We sang the song one more time then asked the children one at a time to match their petal to the right number. It worked well with the small group.

In “What is your Dog Doing” by Marilyn Singer, the author describe our pet dogs good and bad behavior with rhyming text.  She also described dogs personalities through the book. It’s a fast read with pictures that go well with the text.

Emma Dodd”s is one of our favorite author’s and we approached the title “Dog’s ABC a Silly Story about the Alphabet” leaving out the the alphabet part (that part would work better with one on one read). The main character, Dog,  has  adventures  with  other animals throughout the story. When rain approaches, Dog’s human Vicky comes to let him in — ending  all of his ABC adventures.  Dodd illustrates her books with big, colorful, and simple pictures that work well for a read-a-loud.

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