Activities This Week

July 26, 2021

What's Happening in Smithfield this Week

Here is some of what is available this week in Smithfield. Events are FREE unless otherwise noted.

SCHEDULING NOTE: Victory Day-August 9, 2021

Victory Day is a RI state holiday. This year Victory Day is August 9th. The Summer Impact program will not run that day. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

RIDE Summer Learning Opportunities

In alignment with a top recommendation from the Learning, Equity, and Accelerated Pathways (LEAP) Task Force to expand students’ access to extended learning opportunities, RIDE through Enrollri.org, a one-stop-shop for free courses administered by colleges, local education agencies (LEAs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and municipalities, made available over 5,700 seats spanning 288 courses offered by 61 providers for students statewide.


To explore available learning opportunities, visit the Enroll RI website; https://enrollri.org/acn

Explore the 7 Scenic Walking Trails

Smithfield is home to 7 scenic walking trails. Minutes from your front door you can find enjoy the beauty and adventure of hiking through marked trails maintained by the Smithfield Nature Conservatory. Printable trail maps are available on their website. To find out more, go to: https://www.smithfieldri.com/seven-scenic-walks/

Summer Recreation: Tennis Lessons

Tennis lessons are taught for boys, girls, and adults. Sessions are held Monday thru Friday starting at the end of June for 7 weeks. All ages and levels of ability are welcome to participate. A registration fee is charged for this program.


To register, email Tennis Instructor: Julie Reddy smithfieldrectennis@gmail.com

Did you know that your library is so much more than books? Libraries offer a variety of free resources to patrons and most often they are FREE! You can access music, news, and tickets to local spots, like the Roger Willams Zoo. Some resources you can even access from home, like the Providence Journal, Freegal Music, and Creative Bug.


Children can access homework help, Tumblebooks and, TumbleMath from the library's website. Check it out: http://myespl.org/childrens/

Audubon Story Time: Turtles

July 12, 2021

10:30 to 11 AM


This storytime is for children from preschool through grade two and is put on by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. You can expect a special animal visitor at this storytime.


To register, follow this link: http://myespl.org/events/audubon-story-time-turtles/

Mobile Quest S.T.E.M. Center: High Flyers

July 13, 2021

1 to 2 PM


This STEM adventure program will take place outside in order for each participant to complete two high-flying activities including creating a flying gas-powered animal. This program is for children ages 8 and older.


To register, follow this link: http://myespl.org/events/mobilequest-high-flyers/

Digital Mosaic

July 27, 2021

Event Available Throughout the Day


During this event, you will be creating a mosaic without hard material, stone, tile, or glass. Participants will be making digital mosaics. You will find images on the web to serve as inspiration. We will then use Google Drawing to render wonderful mosaic-like images. This is a virtual event. We will contact you with the directions.


Register for this event here: http://myespl.org/events/digital-mosaic/

Grab and Go Activity

July 29, 2021

5 to 7 PM


Grab and go bags will be available at their designated time on the inside steps of the library. These bags are best for children ages 3 and older. No Registration Required. There will be plenty, but they might go fast.


This week's bag: Avocado Beach Magnet

http://myespl.org/events/grab-and-go-bags-thursdays-in-july-5pm-to-7pm/

Many Cultures-Folktales, Fairytales, and Craft

July 28

3 to 4 PM


Learn about new and different cultures through stories and a related craft. Grades 1- 3.

Outside under the tent.


To register, follow this link: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=GREENVILL&curID=523229

Malik The Magician

Join in the fun with Malik the Magician to enjoy amazing magic tricks and entertaining stories !

Children ages 3-10.

In the event of extreme heat or rain the program will be inside the library in the recital room.

Children's Writing Workshop

July 31, 2021

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Explore different kinds of writing in a supportive environment. It's okay if you can't come to every meeting. New members are always welcome. Please register to receive a link to our Google Meet. Grades 3-5.

CONTACT: Patricia patriciagreenvillelibrary@gmail.com

To register, follow this link: https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=GREENVILL&curID=521275

For more events:

Visit the Greenville Library calendar: http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/G/GREENVILL/ekp.cfm

Statewide Summer Reading Program- Tails and Tales

The 2021 Summer Reading Challenge has begun! Register for this online challenge by going to the Beanstack webpage or your preferred library's website. If you participated last year, you may use the same login and password. If it is your first time, follow the directions to make a new account. You will log reading and participation in various activities. Earn badges and prizes for completing the program.

To register, follow the link for your home library.


East Smithfield http://(myespl.beanstack.org

Greenville contact Babs Wells 401-949-3630 x106 babswells2012@gmail.com

What can your library do for you?

Besides providing access to thousands of book titles, your local library offers a variety of other resources, often for FREE! Check out these flyers to see what your local library can do for you.

Statewide Library Activities

Looking for adventure outside of Smithfield? Use the link below to view events being offered this week at libraries around the state.


State Calendar: https://olis-ri.libcal.com/calendar/rilibrary?cid=8304&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=8304&inc=0

Parent and Child Resources

The following resources are available to all school-age children and families in RI.

Kids' Link RI

Kids’ Link RI™ is a behavioral health triage service and referral network. A program offered in collaboration with Gateway Healthcare, Lifespan, Hasbro Children's Hospital and Bradley Hospital, Kids’ Link RI is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help triage children and youth in need of mental health services and refer them to treatment providers.​


The free, confidential phone line, 1-855-543-5465, connects parents and caregivers to an experienced clinician that can help them access children’s services in Rhode Island, and determine the best place to go for treatment and counseling.

Contact Kids’ Link RI™ if your child is:

  • Feeling excessive anger or sadness.
  • Lashing out at siblings, friends, and adults.
  • Having behavior problems at school.
  • Having severe worries.
  • Hurting himself/herself or others.


Additional information can be found on the website: https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/kids-link-ri

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Bradley Access Center

The Access Center at Bradley Hospital fields hundreds of calls per week from physicians, parents, schools and community providers.


Clinicians are specially trained to perform evaluations for children and adolescents in need of inpatient, outpatient, or partial hospitalization and will direct each child to the most appropriate and effective services for his or her needs.


The Access Center is not open on weekends. Patients in need of emergency services during those hours should be referred to their local hospital emergency room.


For assistance, please call:


Bradley Hospital - KIDS' LINK RI
1-855-543-5465

Hasbro Children's Hospital
401-444-4779