Tween Summer Reading Activities
The reading program for tweens (ages 8-12) is the same as for the younger kids in the program. But, we have a whole line-up of fun programs designed specifically for tweens! All of these programs require registration so be sure to sign up!
- RIMOSA-“Flight”: Tuesday, July 7th @ 10:30am How and why do objects fly? Explore aerodynamic forms, wind, friction, and drag – alter paper to fly, create paper airplanes, and make a sled kite. Sponsored by the Friends of the Newport Public Library and presented by the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art.
- Flora & Ulysses Book Party: Thursday, July 16th @ 2:30pm
Celebrate the Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Book for 2015, Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. Crafts, activities, food and fun!
- Comic Crafts: Thursday, July 23rd @ 2:30pm
Make a magnet, coaster, and small box using recycled comic books and superhero newspapers!
- RIMOSA – “Object Animation”: Tuesday, July 28th @ 10:30am
Learn about the “persistence of vision” – the name often given to the way the human brain blends sudden changes into smooth motion. This interpretation by our brains is what makes movies possible. Make a mini-animation and a stop-motion film. Sponsored by the Friends of the Newport Public Library and presented by the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art.
- Where the Wild Things Are with Puppeteer Sue Klau: Thursday, August 6th @ 2:30pm. Delve into the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and design and create puppets based on the story.