Children's Programs and Events

Summer Reading Game

Summer Reading Game                     
To play the game all you have to do is be entering Kindergarten Through 5th grade. 
Read 6 books from the time school ends to the week before school starts. 
For EVERY book you read you will get some kind of prize.  What are the prizes? You can get free coupons to visit exciting places like the Providence Children’s Museum, the Museum of Work and Culture here in Woonsocket, Roger Williams Zoo and much more! Plus kids get to pick a prize out of the prize box and choose a free book. 
Come to the children’s room of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library and tell us at the desk what book you read. We will write it on a special reading record and you will put a sticker next to your name on our star reader chart 
every time you read a book you get a prize. The game begins the week of July 7th. 

Eric Carle Story Time

Story Time for ages 3-6 years
Sign up starting Monday August 4th!!
Wednesday August 13th 
Join Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Kanisha
for an Eric Carle storytime. 
Children will listen to Eric Carle stories,
 instructor uses PECS visual aids, 
Kids make simple crafts to take home and enjoy. 

Kona Ice Truck

The Kona Ice Truck returns Friday, August 15th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.!

Part of the proceeds from the Kona Ice Truck's visit will be donated to the Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library.

Kid's Art Fun!

Choose from either 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19 or 
Wednesdays July 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6.
Sign up for kid’s art fun. Kids will learn how to make new crafts to take home and enjoy.
Choose either Tuesday or Wednesday classes as they are the same projects both days. 
Register for this FREE program beginning Monday June 30th. Call the Children’s department at 769-9044 ext 2.
Preference is given to Woonsocket Residents first.
Ages 7-11

Woodsy the Owl

Woodsy the Owl 
At the 
Woonsocket Harris Public Library
Presented by Urban Forestry Program
A Division of the RIDEM Division of Forest Environment
Tuesday August  26th  2-3pm
Free tickets available starting August 18th in the children’s room.
Tee Jay  Boudreau, a coordinator from the RIDEM will be at the library to read from the book “Why would anyone cut a tree down?” He will discuss the importance of trees in our environment. 
And a special visit from Woodsy the Owl who tells families to “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute”  and “Lend a hand, care for the land.”     Great for ages 3 & up. 

We Need Lego Builders!

Every Friday

July 11th-August 15th


Bring your imagination  to the library and build Lego creations with new friends.

Completed Lego creations may be displayed in our display case in the children’s room.

An adult must be with the child at all times in the program room  for safety. Great for ages 5 & up.

Polynesian Fusion Music & Dance

Tuesday, August 12, 2-3 p.m.

Let's go to Hawaii with Lola!

Learn about all things Hawaiian, including the "fizz and boom," of Mount Kilauea! In this presentation, children will sing some Hawaiian songs, be introduced to Hawaiian drumming, dance two complete hula dances, and learn what makes Hawaiian dance costumes so unique. Your children will learn about the spirit of aloha, and leave with a lot more information about our 50th state!

Lola is the director of Rhode Island based Hawaiian fire and dance troupe,Polynesian Fusion

Miss America Outstanding Teen Woonsocket

Story Time for ages 3-6 years

Sign up starting Monday August 4th!!

Wednesday August 20th


Join Miss America's Oustanding Teen Woonsocket

Jenna Lepiors who will read a Dr. Seuss book to children.

Kids make simple crafts to take home and enjoy.


Parents attend story time with children.

Siblings welcome!

Kid's & Adult Knitting Circles

No Knitting in June.


Knitting Circle for Kids and Adults will begin a summer hiatus.  Knitting group will resume again on Wednesday evenings in September.  The knitting group project for donation in October will be chemotherapy caps.  Patterns are available at the Circulation Desk for the knitting of caps over the summer months.  Super soft yarn must be used for this project.  Interested in joining our knitting group?  You are welcome to pick up a pattern also and join us in September.  Happy knitting and have a wonderful summer!