Children's Programs and Events
Summer Reading Game
Books Are Wings
Monday, June 30th, 2:30-4 p.m.
Free books, balloons, and face painting at the Books Are Wings Summer Reading Kick-Off at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library!
Parents and Kids!!! Come join the fun and kids get FREE Books!!!
Cookies and milk and other snacks may be provided!!
Listen to the wonderful tall tales of our Storyteller who will entertain your family. While you are waiting for your turn at the free book table, visit our face painting station where you can have a butterfly, star or shape of your choice painted on by our face painter!! Choose a helium balloon to take home.
Books and activities are suitable for families with children ages 4 and up younger children may attend but must be with an adult caregiver at all times.
Legend of King Arthur
The Legend of King Arthur
Monday, June 30th, 2-3pm
Free Tickets available Monday June 23rd.
Join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in this legendary story of the sword and the stone. Merlin and Arthur battle their adversaries for the rights to the sword called Excalibur and the Kingdom of Camelot. The legend comes to life in this historic tale of medieval adventure and magical spells! Through our play, we hope to encourage children to stand up for what is right and overcome their fears.
The statewide RI Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Citizens Bank and Pepsi.
Local support includes RI Children's & Young Adult Librarians, Walnut Hill Bowl & the Friends of the Woonsocket Public Library.
Dave Marchetti's Animal Experiences
Monday, July 7, 2-3 p.m.
Dave Marchetti's Animal Experiences program is a fun and incredibly hands on way to meet turtles, snakes, lizards, some small mammals, and Wally the alligator up close and personal. Dave's program combines learning some interesting facts about his animals with the thrill of actually handling them. Dave's presentation can put you completely at ease with animals you might not normally touch. Join him and his friends for a wonderful hour program.
Biomes Tidepool Live Animals
Tuesday, July 8, 2-3 p.m.
There are so many exciting marine animals that call Narragansett Bay home. Some of them display fascinating ways of hunting, such as the mantis shrimp, which either smash or slice their prey into digestible pieces, or the humble sea cucumber, who can part with some organs to throw off a predator. Come learn about sea creatures and the many ways they BOOM!
CoughSpot® Healthy Communities Outreach Program
Kid's Art Fun!
We Need Lego Builders!
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.
Fizz! Boom! Read! Ben Franklin Would Have Agreed!
Ronald McDonald at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library
Tuesday, July 15th, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Free tickets available Monday July 7th
Registration for all summer programs begins June 30th
The summer Reading program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, the Institute of Museum & Library Services, McDonald’s Restaurants of Rhode Island, Pawtucket Red Sox, Pepsi, Citizens Bank Foundation, and the Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library.
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!