Activities This Week

August 2, 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.

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:

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

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, 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;

Family Story Time: Be A Tree


10:30 am - 11:15 am

This family storytime will be for children ages 3 and older and their families. We will read the book, Be a Tree, by Maria Gianferrari and participate in some fun activities based on the book.

Please register for this storytime here:

Storywalk At the Library

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

August 4, 2021

10 AM to 12 PM

Stop by the library on Wednesday, August 4th, anytime from 10 am to noon.

There will be a special story placed on the field on the side of the library.

Families can walk around and read this story together. There will also be some fun outdoor activities set
up as well. This is a drop-in program.

(The StoryWalk® Project was created by Ann Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.)

Animation Techniques: the Zoetropes'

August 4, 2021

4:00 PM

This event will make you the animator you get to be the artist and the director! Since the beginning of animation, people have never stopped coming up with different ways to make it. We will be trying out one of the earliest forms of animation for Animation techniques: a Zoetrope! It is a device that produces the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of pictures. You will have the opportunity to draw a strip of images that will make up your Zoetrope.

To register, visit

Pajama Story Time at the Library


6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come join this special Zoom storytime by wearing your pajamas and bringing your favorite stuffed animal. This storytime is for children ages 3 and older. Please sign up for this storytime on our website with your email so Ms. Carol can send you the link.

Did you know?

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:

For this week's events:

Visit the Greenville Library calendar:

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://(

Greenville contact Babs Wells 401-949-3630 x106

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:

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:

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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

Hasbro Children's Hospital