Chace Children's Discovery Library


Chace Children's Discovery Library -- The Story Starts Here...
Rhode Island's latest early learning destination!


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Learn more about and see the contents of the bags for Infants, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers.

2016 - 2017 SCHEDULE

Early Literacy Programs

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Did you miss out on the 2016 PASSPORT TO LEARNING? 

Look for it again in 2017!

There's usually something happening in our Children's Room. Specially designed early learning programs for children and their parents include:

Baby Steps: Story Time for Infants 

Tuesdays & Fridays*, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

(for ages Birth to 18 months)

Join us for stories, songs, rhythm and rhyme all designed for your and your wee-one.

Cradle to Crayons - Tuesday and Friday Sessions!

Register for a Tuesday OR Friday* Session

Child coloring

(for ages 1 to 3 years old)

Tuesday Session 1: 9:30 - 10:30 am

Tuesday Session 2: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Friday* Session 1: 9:30 am

Friday* Session 2: 10:30 am  

This program combines time for play and socialization with a story time that includes movement, songs, finger plays and wonderful children’s literature.

* For Friday programs, please be on time; Library doors open at start times only

VIDEO: See our Cradle to Crayons Program

Prepare for K Through Play — Wednesdays 9:30—11:00 am

Designed for 4 and 5 year-olds entering kindergarten during the next school year, this program focuses on learning and developing skills which will support children’s success in school and in life. 

STEAM activities as well as movement, literacy, social/emotional skills and, of course, stories will be featured.  NOW ENROLLING!!

Programs run in 8-week sessions from September to June.  Registration is required for all programs. Space is limited. Please contact Anne Kilkenny at 455-8098 or Bonnie Lilienthal at 455-8025 for more information or to register.

Family Learning Sundays (2016-17 schedule coming soon)

(designed for children 5 to 10 years old)

Join us for an interactive learning program focusing on various topics including science, music, nature, art and dance. These programs are designed with the family in mind and are aimed at children ages 5 to 8 with their parents/caregivers, but siblings are generally welcome. All programs begin at 2:00 PM. Rooms TBA.

Family Learning Sundays are free programs made possible with generous support from donors.

Contact the Children's Room at 455-8025 or 455-8098. 

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