April Vacation Week Activities
Casey Farm – Project Chick
Casey Farm has installed an incubator filled with fertilized chicken eggs in the Children’s Department. Children are invited to watch the process as eggs hatch into chicks. Watch in person at the library or from home. The process from egg to chick takes about 21 days – we are expecting to have chicks on or around May 12th. Once hatched, the chicks will remain at the library for approximately 1 week before returning home to the farm.
Tuesday, April 22nd @ 10:30am
Musician David Polansky presents “Laughter in the Library” for children ages 4+. Using trumpet, keyboard and vocals, award-winning composer David Polansky will have the entire audience singing, dancing and laughing to his humorous melodies. Featuring original songs and kids’ favorites, children and families are sure to have an entertaining experience. No registration is required for this free program held in the lower level program room.
Wednesday, April 23rd @ 2:30pm
Join us for an afternoon showing of Frozen, rated PG. No registration is required for this free program held in the lower level program room. Ages 6+.
Thursday, April 24th @ 11:00am
Children ages 4-8 and their families are invited to celebrate trees! Go on a tree walk in Aquidneck Park with Newport’s Tree Warden, Scott Wheeler, learn about the names and needs of trees and see the proposed “Giving Tree” bench that will be carved from the large tree trunk in the park. Hear a reading of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and make a tree craft! Children will also receive a free book about trees. Leaf-shaped cookies will be served. No registration is required for this free program held in the lower level program room. This event is part of Newport Arboretum Week.
Family Games Day
Friday, April 25th @ 2:30pm
Children ages 4+ and their families are invited to an afternoon of card and board games. Come play Chutes and Ladders, Battleship, Sorry!, Chess, Scrabble, The Game of Life and more! Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required for this free program held in the lower level program room.
Programs for Children @ the Newport Public Library!
The Children’s Department offers a wide variety of programming for children of all ages. From our preschool storytimes to the Book Buddies Book Club for the upper elementary set to summer programs for Tweens and special events during the year.
Discover a great program today!