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Challenges

READING CHALLENGES

Little Readers Challenge (Babies-PreK)

Our little readers are challenged to read and complete activities for the chance to win a prize basket! Complete the challenge and you'll win another free book AND you'll be entered into a drawing for our little readers prize basket! To participate, sign up online using Beanstack or download beanstack app here. (Beanstack guide below). Prefer paper? Download the form here.

Summer Reading Challenge (K-Gr 5)

Your challenge is to read 600 minutes over the next eight weeks! (That breaks down to reading just 15 min a day, 5 days a week.) You'll earn badges at each 100 minute mark, for writing reviews, and for completing challenges. Each badge earns you a ticket that you can enter into the drawing for the prize basket of your choice. To participate, sign up online using Beanstack or download beanstack app here. (Beanstack guide below). 

Tween & Teen Reading Challenge (Gr. 6-12)

Your challenge is to read 600 minutes over the next eight weeks! (That breaks down to reading just 15 min a day, 5 days a week.) You'll earn badges at each 100 minute mark, for writing reviews, and for completing challenges. Each badge earns you a ticket that you can enter into the drawing for the prize basket of your choice.  Happy reading! To participate, sign up online using Beanstack or download beanstack app here.(Beanstack guide below).

Adult Summer Reading Challenge 

Brighten up your summer with reading! Log the minutes you read to earn badges throughout the challenge. Upon completion, you'll be entered to win a reader's prize basket! To participate, sign up online using Beanstack or download beanstack app here. (Beanstack guide below).

Guide to Using Beanstack

We have a new online program for you, powered by Beanstack. Beanstack is a web and mobile application used to track your reading and activities. You will earn badges in addition to your prizes.

  1. Sign Up: Got to louttitlibrary.beanstack.org OR download the beanstack app here. Register an Individual or Family, or sign in if you have an account. When registering a family, you will enter adult sign-up information first, then add the reader sign-up information. Add all your family members from 0-18! You will see the Challenge for the reader you are signing up.

  2. Log Reading & Activities: Start logging your reading and activities! Using a web browser? Look in the top left corner for the log button. Who are you logging for? Reader’s name appears under Log button. Click on drop-down arrow to change reader. You can add another reader from here too.

  3. Earn Badges & Prizes: As readers work through their challenge, they’ll earn badges and tickets to collect prizes!

  4. Add your tickets to the drawing for the prize basket of your choice. (If applicable!)

  5. Good luck and happy reading!

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

LITTLE READER PROGRAMS

 

Outdoor Storytime | Mon @ 10:30 (Start June 24)

Join Ms. Stephanie for stories, songs and bubbles! Recommended for ages 2-6, families welcome.

 

Puppet Storytime | Mon, July 15 @ 10:30

Enjoy an interactive storytime full of puppets! This event is followed by 30 minutes puppet free play. Recommended for ages 2-6, families welcome!

 

Rock-A-Baby | Fri, July 26 @ 10:30

Join the puppets Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, and the rest of the Rock-a-Baby crew for an interactive musical event perfect for babies, toddlers, and young children!

 

Fiddle 'N' Fun | Mon, Aug 5 @ 10:30am

Fiddle 'N' Fun is an interactive musical event that will have everyone singing and dancing! Recommended for ages 2-7, families welcome!

 

Trucks of West Greenwich | Thurs, Aug 8 @ 11am

Check out all the trucks of West Greenwich! Families welcome. Rain date: Thurs, Aug 15 @ 11am

 

Storywalks | All summer long!

Walk the trail behind the library and read a story as you go. We'll change stories throughout summer.

 

Kids Take Home Craft: New crafts every Thursday! First come, first served. Ages 3+

Visit Youth Programs for more information on our programs!

 

Email louttitlibrarychildrens@gmail.com to register for a program.

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KIDS PROGRAMS

SCIENCE WEDNESDAYS

Make Your Own Video Game*| Wed, July 10 @ 11am

Instructors from the RI Computer Museum will help participants make their own video game using Scratch. Grades 3-6. Registration required.

Builder’s Club | Wed, July 17 @ 11am

Join us for a building day. We'll provide building tools like Legos, magnetic tile blocks, straw constructors and more! Grades K+. Registration required.

Mystic Aquarium Touch Tank*| Wed, July 24 @ 11:30am & 12:30pm

Mystic Aquarium will bring an assortment of live invertebrates such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs and shellfish for us to learn about! Grades Pre-K+. Registration required, please specify time slot.

Trash Turtles | Wed, July 31 @ 2pm

Learn how to reduce plastic and protect wetland ecosystems while making turtles from repurposed paper products. Special guest Ambassador Bobo the Red-eared Slider! Grades 1-5. Registration required.

 

Email louttitlibrarychildrens@gmail.com to register for youth programs.

*These programs are supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

ART PROGRAMS

Art Labs

Join Ms. Kristen from The Creative Space to create cool art work! For grades 2-5. Registration required. To register, email louttitlibrarychildrens@gmail.com

Balloon Animal Collage | Tues, July 2 @ 2pm

Squeegee Cats | Tues, July 16 @ 2pm

Geometric Watercolor Resist| Tues, July 30 @ 2pm

More Art Fun

Squishmallow Painting | Tues, July 9 @ 2pm

Paint a squishmallow on canvas! Grades 1-5. Registration required. Email louttitlibrarychildrens@gmail.com

FRIDAY FAMILY SPECTACULAR

Bubble Show | Fri, August 2 @ 2pm

Bubble Artists will entertain and dance with a variety of bubble props set to music. They’ll create giant bubbles, tiny bubbles, and everything in between in this fun and interactive show. Bring a blanket/lawn chair to sit on!

 

Visit Youth Programs for more information on our programs!

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 TWEEN & TEEN PROGRAMS

Art Lab with the Creative Space

For grades 6-12, registration required.

3-D Animal Portrait | Tues, July 23 @ 2pm

Pop Art Pet Portrait | Tues, Aug 6 @ 2pm

Teen Henna | Thurs, Aug 1 @ 2pm

For grades 6-12, registration required. 

Come and get a cool henna design on you!

Teen Book Club | Tues, Aug 13 @ 2:00 p.m.

We'll discuss One of Us is Lying. Grades Gr 8-12, registration required. 

Teen Take Home Craft Kits:

July 1: Dragon Egg

July 15: Yarn Wall Hanging

July 29: Black Glue Watercolor Painting

August 12: Diamond Painting

For grades 6-12 - first come, first served. 

Registration required for all tween and teen events. To register, email louttitlibrarychildrens@gmail.com.

ADULT PROG

ADULT PROGRAMS

Yoga for Seniors (For West Greenwich residents only!)

Tuesday @ 11:30am & Fri @ 10:30 am

Let's Play Mah-Jongg 
Kathy Cunningham will teach us the rules of the game. Both experienced players and those willing to learn are welcome. Contact the library to register! Wednesdays from 1pm - 3pm 

 

Registration is required for ALL adult programs. To register, email louttitlibrary@gmail.com.

Summer Reading Program Support

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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