Kid’s Place

   Welcome to the Children’s Department!

The North Providence Public Library Children’s Department provides services for children from birth through the age of 13 and their families.

All programming in the children’s department is free of charge and is open to all.  Programs that require

registration are marked with a **.  Registrations are required when we need to prepare materials

and so we can remind families about upcoming events they have registered for.

Programs for children of specific ages list the appropriate age groups next to the title of the program.

We are somewhat flexible with age requirements, please ask us if you have any questions!

Sign up for programs in the children’s department or by calling 353-5600 ext. 5.




Baby and Me   –   Registration  required  Birth to 24 months   –   Mondays at 10:30 am
January 14th to 28th, February 4th to 25th, March 4th and 11th, (NO January 21st or February 18th)

Bring your baby to hear stories, sing songs and meet other caregivers!  On the first Monday of the month, families can stay to hear Mr. Rowland at 11 am


Preschool Storytime   –    Registration required   –   Ages 2 to 5

Terrific Tuesdays at 10:30 am        January 15th to 29th, February 5th to 26th, March 5th and 12th

Wonderful Wednesdays at 10:30 am          January 16th to 30th, February 6th to 27th,  March 6th and 13th

We read stories, song songs and make a craft to take home


Playtime Afternoon Storytime   –   All ages   –   Thursdays at 4 pm          NEW

January 17th to 31st, February 7th to 28th, March 7th and 14th

There will be singing, dancing, stories and crafts!  Fun for all!


Dads and Doughnuts Storytime     –     Ages 2 to 5

Select Saturdays at 10:30 am     –     February 2nd and March 2nd

Storytime fun just for kids and Dads!  We will read stories, sing songs and make a craft to take home.  AND we’ll have doughnuts!


Sensory Storytime   –   All Ages  –  4th Saturdays at 12 noon

February 23rd, March 23rd

An interactive storytime program that can be enjoyed by children of all abilities and sensibilities with their favorite adult.

Join us for a book, music and sensory exploration!


Drop in Crafts     –     All day Fridays

Stop by the library to make a craft to take home.  There is a different project every week.


Harry Potter Night!     –     All ages     –     Friday, February 22nd, 6 to 7:30 pm   –   Registration required

Join us for our First Annual Harry Potter Night!  Get sorted into your Hogwarts House, tryout for the Quidditch team and

test your knowledge of the world of Harry Potter during the trivia contest.  Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes!

The library will be closed to muggles during this event  –  witches and wizards only!


Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party     –     All ages     –     All day Friday and Saturday, March 1st and 2nd

Drop in for fun activities all centered around Dr. Seuss!  Win a prize for visiting all of the stations!


Sensory Playtime   –   All ages   –   3rd Saturdays at 12 noon   –   February 16th and March 16th

Explore the sensory activities from Sensory Storytime.



Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Meeting Street    –    Way to Play!

Birth to age 3     –     Fridays at 10:30 am, weekly (NO January 25th)

Meeting Street sponsors and runs this weekly storytime program for families with children receiving intervention services.

They have spaces open for the public to join and signup is not required.


Family Singalong with Mr. Rowland     –     All ages

1st Mondays (with exceptions for holidays)  at 11 am     –     January 14th, February 4th March 4th

Mr. Rowland plays his guitar and sings kids’ favorite songs.  He has a following  –  he plays for local libraries all over Rhode Island!


Maggie the Read Dog   –   Emerging to proficient

Fridays from 4 –  5 pm     –     February 1st to 22nd, March 1st to 15th

Children can come and read to Maggie the Beagle, through Paws to Read and her owner, Rennie Loudon.


Get Ready for Kindergarten   –   Ages 4 – 5

Select Wednesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 11 am  –   February 13th and 16th, March 13th and 16th

Read books and complete fun activities to help prepare children for kindergarten



LEGO Builders     –     Grades K and up     –     Tuesdays at 4 pm  –  weekly beginning January 15th

Drop-in for weekly building challenges.  Kids provide their creativity, we provide the Legos!  Creations will be displayed each week in the children’s department.


Crafty Kids   –   Registration required

Grades 3 to 5   –   Mondays at 4 pm     –     January 28th, February 4th to 25th, March 4th and 11th, NO January 18th

Fun projects will be created using supplies al all kings!  Kids will take their creations home.


Book Club  –  Registration required  –  Grades 3 to 5     –     2nd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner  –  February 12th

Join the club!  Read the book and then join us to talk about it and have a snack.  Copies of books are available at the Circulation Desk.


Tween Book Club   –   Registration required     –     Middle Schoolers, 3rd Thursdays at 5 pm

Holes by Louis Sachar   –   February 21st

Join the club!  Read the book and then join us to talk about it and have a snack.  Copies of books are available at the Circulation Desk.


Learn Sign Language   –   Registration required   –   Adults and Teens ages 14 and up   –   Saturdays 10 to 11 am

March 2nd to 30th, April 6th to 27th, May 4th, NO April 13th

This is a FREE, 9 week introduction to American Sign Language, ASL, being offered through the American Sign Language Academy in Cranston.

No experience is necessary.



Kids Sites

Arthur                                            Barney and Friends

Between the Lions                        Disney

Dr. Seuss                                     Fun Brain                                       Kids Reads

Magic School Bus                        NASA Kids Club

National Geographic Kids            Nickelodeon Jr.

PBS Kids                                     Sports Illustrated for Kids

Up to Ten 

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