Tiverton Library News and Events 
February 2017   

Tiverton Public Library will be closed on Monday, February  20th for the observance of President's Day.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, February 21st at 1:00pm.   
Director's Notes 
Need help with your device?
Drop in technology help available every Tuesday from 4-6pm in the Learning Center. 

February is Love Your Library Month.  Contact the Town Administrator, Town Council, and Library Trustees and let them know why you love your library!
Monday, Feb 6, 6:30pm 
Talk on Internet Safety conducted by Cyber Terrorism Division of the RI State Police Computer Crimes Unit 
Free and open to the public, but registration is recommended.

Monday, Feb 27, 6:30pm
Lizzie Borden, presented by Rich Little, 
co-author of the book "Cold Case to Case Closed, Lizbeth Borden, My Story".  Mr. Little is a professor of Mathematics at Massasoit Community College in Brockton, MA.  Free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. 
Tiverton Public Library
Friday,  Feb 10, 10:30am 
Just Mercy, 
Bryan Stevenson

Union Public Library
Thursday, Feb 16, 1:30pm
Just Mercy,
Bryan Stevenson

Tiverton Senior Center,

Canonicus Street,

Tuesday, Feb 21, 10:00am  
My Family and Other Animals,
Gerald Durrell
You don't have to be a senior to join this group!

Copies are available at the libraries.  New members welcome!  Did you know that Just Mercy is the Reading Across Rhode Island selection for 2017?  Click here for more information.   
Children's Events for Month

  • Preschool Storytime- for ages 3-5 years
    meets Mondays 10:30 am-11:15 am
  • Toddler Storytime- for ages 18-36 months
    meets Wednesdays 10:30 am-11:15 am
  • Baby/Toddler Storytime- for ages 8-18 months
    meets every other Friday 10:30 am-11:00 am
Stories, rhymes, music and more...
... now through May 2017.
*Baby Storytime, for ages 8-18 months, has a few openings remaining.
Call 401-625-6796 ext. 3 to register.
*Sorry, Preschool and Toddler storytimes are currently full with wait lists.

*Winter/Spring storytime schedule is available in the Children's Department and on our library website Kids Page.
Click here for Winter/Spring 2017 Storytime Schedule)

Storytime is canceled if Tiverton Public Schools are closed due to winter weather.

10:30 am- 11:45
Children's Activity Room  
Meets: FEBRUARY 4th,
11th, and 18th   

Legos-ages 5-12
(free-build time)

Megabloks-ages 1-4
(parent/caregiver must be present)

'All Aboard! It's Train Time!'
10:30 am- 11:45
  Children's Activity Room

Meets: FEBRUARY 4th,
11th, and 18th  
Children, ages 2-10, are invited to play with our wooden train set. All that's needed are children, imaginations and creativity! No batteries or electricity required.


Saturday, February 4, 12:30-2 pm
for children in Grades K-6 - Children's Activity Room
Moose is a 150-pound lovable St. Bernard who loves to be read to. Sign up for 15-minutes of reading and cuddling time.
Moose is a great listener for children looking to get comfortable with books, bond with a big bundle of fur and improve reading skills.
And watch for additional Pet Therapy Program -
'READ to 'CASH!' coming in February, date to be announced.
Children's Activity Room-for children in Grades K-6.
' Cash' is a smaller dog. A Poodle/Portuguese Water Dog blend who has personality plus and loves to be read to. Sign up to meet Cash and enjoy 15-minutes of reading time.
To register-visit the Children's Library or call 401.625.6796 ext. 3.
Movies for February
Wednesday, Feb 8, 6pm, Community Room
Me Before You
An early Valentine's Day movie night.
All ages welcome, though movie is rated PG-13

Friday, Feb 17, 1pm,
Children's Room
All ages welcome.  This is a no-school day.
Rated PG

Friday, Feb 24, 3pm,
Community Room
Ant Man, Rated PG-13 


Tiverton Parents as Teachers and the Tiverton Library Present

For families and children
ages birth to 5
Drop In, Stay, and Play! 
Children engage in free play and special activities. 
Families network and learn new ideas. 
Parent Educator provides parenting, developmental, and community info.

for families with children Birth to 5 Years Old

Thursday mornings, 10:30 AM  to 11:45 on the following dates:

January 5, 12, 19, 26 
February 2, 9, 16, 23 
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 27             
May 4, 11, 18, 25          


Where: Tiverton Public Library 

34 Roosevelt Avenue Tiverton, RI

Questions? Please contact Theresia Joy, Program Supervisor tdjoy1@gmail.com 

Friends of Tiverton Libraries
Wednesday, February 15th, 6:30pm
Library Community Room

All are invited to attend.  PowerPoint presentation of the Friends' 2016 accomplishments, election of officers, presentation of awards to volunteers.  Refreshments will  
be served.

The Friends are looking for a large, accessible space to borrow for 3 or 4 weeks leading up to our late-June book sale.  If you can help us out, please email us at friends@tivertonlibrary.org.  Please note that we are not currently collecting books, but will announce the dates as it gets closer to our June book sale.  Please do not bring your used books to the Tiverton Public Library.  We ask that you save them until our collection dates are announced. 
A Message from the Friends of Tiverton Libraries:
In preparation for the annual FTR in May, the budget for the next fiscal year is currently being discussed. The Friends organization is concerned about the impact to the Tiverton Libraries that lack of adequate funding will present.
Due to underfunding in this current year, we have experienced Saturday closures during the summer, Union Library hours have been reduced to one day per week, the library has reduced hours on Tuesdays (1pm instead of 10am opening), staff hours were cut 3 hours per week, the book and material budget has been cut, and story times are full and additional sessions cannot be added. The library is currently at the state minimum for open hours.
The Town Council voted to recommend a $60,000. increase for the next fiscal year, and we need to urge the Budget Committee to adequately fund the library. We do not know what the additional impact will be to library services currently available without adequate funding, and we ask that you please make your voices heard on the matter. We need to make sure that the library does not lose state funds, especially the library bond repayment of over $525,000. Please contact your Town Council and Budget Committee members, and encourage your neighbors and fellow library supporters to do so also.

The Friends of Tiverton Libraries is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is library support. 
Union Library News

School Vacation Is Coming Soon 
Looking for something to do with your kids? Don't forget that you can sign out a Museum Pass using your library card! There are many great activities that you can do even in the winter. You don't need a pass for the month of February at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, as they are 1/2 price all month, but click here to check out all of the other great things to do and see! Click on the calendar to the date you are interested in, then scroll down to your selected destination. On the right, you can click on descriptions of each activity. You will get great discounts or even free admission at your fingertips!
Tiverton Library Foundation
Mural Project - 2017
The Rhode Island Council on the Arts has awarded a grant of $1,500 to the Library Foundation to support the Murals Project that will depict the essence of Tiverton.  Community involvement is at the core and the public is most welcome to get involved in any aspect of the project.  A sample of the artists' work is below. Call the Library at 625-6796 x 6 for more information.
  Detail of Past Points India Point Park, Providence RI Mika~Geisser 2004
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