Attend the Kick-off Celebration with Grace Lin on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 12:00 - 3:00 at the RI State House! Join a discussion group or program at your local public library, June - August 2011!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Newport Public Library Makes a Splash with Regarding the Fountain!
At the State House on Saturday, June 12th:
Visit the Newport Public Library's activity table at the June 12th kick-off event for Youth Reading Across Rhode Island. Play water-themed bean bag and ring toss games. Create a whale of a craft project.
All summer long, the Newport Public Library will display a unique, large, 3-dimensional, cardboard and Mylar water fountain in the center of the Children's Department to celebrate the book Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise. In the novel, children in a 5th grade class write to designer Florence Waters to describe the special features of the fountain of their dreams. Children at the library are encouraged to write their own letter to Florence Waters and post it on the library's fountain.