Three organizations are holding their annual Children’s Book Drive. Find out how you can help.
Jamestown’s Moira Flath has been named RI’s first ever Youth Poetry Ambassador.
The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Pérez is this year’s Kids Reading Across Rhode Island (KRARI) book. Join the kickoff on May 19.
Trinity Rep calls for original 10-minute plays from high school students – submit by March 5 for the chance to have your play brought to life.
Students in grades 9-12 can apply to become the state’s Youth Poetry Ambassador and help lead an initiative to encourage creativity in young people.
Read how Jeanette Bradley, the East Greenwich author of LOVE, MAMA, developed her book based on her own experience.
Students in grades 7-12 have until midnight on December 10 to turn in short fiction about RI for this contest.
The Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books and Authors brings nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators up close and personal.
Bring your little one to the library to enjoy stories, rhymes, dancing, and songs. At the end, bond with your toddler and other parents while making a craft and enjoying an open play time. Drop in and join the fun!
Please note that some of these programs require registration and some will end at some time, follow the links for more information.
Here are upcoming story times for Barnes & Noble in Smithfield
Where: The Crossings at Smithfield, 371 Putnam Pike Suite 330, Smithfield, RI 02917
Big Words for Little Geniuses Storytime – Saturday September 23, 2017 11:00 am
In this clever picture book by James and Sue Patterson, each letter of the alphabet provides an impressive new word for children to learn. Join us for this special Storytime, with activities to follow.
Runny Babbit Returns Storytime – Saturday September 30, 2017 11:00 am
Runny Babbit Returns, a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein, features Runny and other woodland characters who speak a language all their own. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.
The Poky Little Puppy Storytime – Saturday October 07, 2017 11:00 am
One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy is the story of a curious puppy who digs holes under fences and has to go to bed without any dessert. This iconic book has delighted families for generations. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.
After the Fall Storytime – Saturday October 14, 2017 11:00 am
Humpty Dumpty is an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall — that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can no longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.
Good Day, Good Night Storytime – Saturday October 21, 2017 11:00 am
In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny and delight at the attention to detail and hidden surprises on every page. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.
Mary McScary and Creepy Pair of Underwear! Storytime – Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00 am
Join us for a special Halloween Storytime! First, in Mary McScary, bestselling authors R.L. Stine and Marc Brown join forces again in a funny story featuring a fearless anti-heroine that will have kids and their parents cheering. Then, in Creepy Pair of Underwear!, Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown team up for a hilarious and creepy story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear.