Glocester Libraries' e-Newsletter

January 2021

Happy New Year! Welcome 2021!

Story Time Programs

This winter, the Glocester Libraries’ Story Time programs will be live on Facebook in an effort to continue our tradition of Story Time programs while making your experience as safe as possible.

Tuesday Facebook Live Baby/Toddler Story Time

Tuesday, January 19 and January 26, 11 a.m., Facebook Live

Age Level: Infant to 3 years old

Visit the Glocester Libraries’ Facebook page and join us for stories, finger plays, and songs!

Thursday Facebook Live Preschool Story Time

Thursday, January 21 and January 28, 11 a.m., Facebook Live

Age Level: Ages 3 to 5 years old

Join us on Glocester Libraries’ Facebook page with your preschoolers for stories, finger plays, and songs!

Story Time with Miss Annie

Thursday, January 21, video 3 to 5 minutes length

Location: and Glocester Libraries’ YouTube Channel

Age Level: All Ages

Watch a biweekly pre-recorded video with Miss Annie reading a story, offering suggestions for activities, and singing songs!

Children's Programs

Harmony January Pickup Crafts

January 4, 11, 18, and 25, during library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level: All Ages

Crafts continue with a new craft each Monday at the Harmony Library! The crafts include:

· January 4: Hedgehog

· January 11: Beaded Snowflake

· January 18: Polar Bear Claws

· January 25: Snowman Snow Globe

Note: Crafts are on a first-come, first-served basis. Crafts at the two libraries are different.

Glocester Manton January Snowy Pickup Crafts

January 2 – January 31, during library hours, Glocester Manton Library

Age Level: All Ages (Under 3 years may need caregiver assistance.)

Let’s make some fun, holiday crafts!

· January 4: Snowball Catapult

· January 11: Salt Snowflakes

· January 18: Winter Snow Trees

· January 25: Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes

Kids and Teens Lit Loot

January 4 – January 28, library hours, Harmony Library

Age Level:

Are you trying to find something new to read? Fill out our Lit Loot Google form to help us pick three books for you. After you fill out the form, available on our website,, we will pick out three books for you to pick up with some loot! Requests can be picked up the Monday after your request is made.

Lit loot link:

The Great Snowball Contest

January 4 – January 15, Instagram

Age Level: All Ages

Enter the Great Snowball Contest! Make your own snowball out of yarn, paper mache, real snow, paper, cardstock, cardboard, or some other material. Rules:

1. Your snowball must be at least the size of an orange.

2. Your snowball must hold together when thrown.

3. All entries must be received by January 15.

Entries will be judged on creativity, materials used, and originality.

To enter: send a video with a close up of your creation and then you throwing your snowball via Instagram direct message to: glocestermantonlibrary

Rhody Rabbits with DEM

Saturday, January 16, 11 a.m., via Zoom

Age Level: All Ages

The RI DEM Wildlife Outreach Team will introduce you to the New England cottontail and talk about conservation efforts for this species. Get ready for fun trivia questions, interesting historical objects as well as pictures of baby bunnies!

Book Discussion Groups

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group

Thursday, January 14, 1:30 p.m., via Zoom

Discuss your response to the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Thursday, January 28, 1:30 p.m., via Zoom

Enjoy a discussion of Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton

Glocester Libraries - the Harmony Library and the Glocester Manton Library