Storytime Survey

survey We want to make sure that we are serving our local families in the best way possible, especially when it comes to storytime.  Please take a minute to fill out a brief survey and let us know what days and times work best for your busy family.  You can find the survey online HERE.  Or you can visit the Children’s Desk and fill it out in person.  Thank you for your help!  

January/February Storytimes

The January/February session of Preschool Storytime is just around the corner! 

Storytime Registration Begins Tuesday, January 6th.

Learn about our programs here. 



Fun Programs & Other News

Kids’ Guitar Sing-A-Long

Wednesdays at 10:30 am:  Feb. 4th, Feb. 11th, Feb. 25th

singing-kids small Families are invited each week to sing, dance, and have fun together in this new weekly program!  Each session will be full of classic kids songs sure to delight young and old.  No registration required, just drop in!  Held in the John Clarke Children’s Program Room.

Valentine Chocolate Party

Tuesday, February 10th @ 4:00 pm

  • Ages 6 – 12
  • Registration required
  • Valentine crafts
  • Candy and hot chocolate will be served
  • Held in the John Clarke Children’s Program Room

Early Literacy Station

ELS pic small We welcome a new addition to the Children’s Department, an Early Literacy Station!  

  • Great for children ages 2- 8!
  • Over 70 educational programs!
  • Content spanning all curriculum areas!
  • Safe standalone computer with no internet access!
  • Colorful and intuitive – great for readers and pre-readers!
  • Touch Screen capabilities!


Every Other Monday from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, January 12th – February 23rd

Next Session Monday, January 26th

Lego Club Children ages 6-12 are invited to drop-in to our brand new LEGO Club!  All materials will be provided for this free program.  LEGO creations must stay at the library, so bring a camera!  Please leave your own LEGOs at home so that you don’t lose your favorite pieces.  Held in the John Clarke Children’s Program Room.  No registration is required.  For more information visit the Children’s Desk or call 401-847-8720 ext. 204.

ABCmouse @ the Library!

abcmouse There is a new free resource available in the library! With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.  Visit the library and check it out!


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!