December @ Your Library
Book and candle by the fire
“Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold!”
– Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
Library Hours
Open Sign
The Libraries will be open during the two-week pause. Stock up on books, movies, music, and kids' activities!

The Tiverton Public Library is open:
  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm

The Union Public Library is open:
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm
In order to keep everyone safe, we ask that patrons limit their visits to the Library to 30 minutes, or call 401-625-6796 and take advantage of our outdoor pick-up options whenever possible.

You can always access ebooks and audiobooks on the Ocean State Libraries eZone!
Holiday Schedule
Calendar
December 18th: The Library will close early at 3:00pm for our annual staff meeting.
 
December 24th-25th: The Library will close at 3:00pm on Thursday, December 24th, and remain closed through Friday, December 25th, in observance of the Christmas holiday. We will reopen on Saturday, December 26th.
 
December 31st-January 1st: The Library will close at 3:00pm on Thursday, December 31st, and remain closed through Friday, January 1st, in observance of the New Years holiday. We will reopen on Saturday, January 2nd.
 
Don’t forget, you can access materials on the Ocean State Libraries eZone anytime!
Collecting Gifts of Comfort and Joy
Friends Collection Box
Now Through Saturday, December 5th

The Friends of Tiverton Libraries is seeking new and unwrapped gifts of:
  • Kids books (infants to age 10)
  • Easy board games, like Sorry, Connect 4, Bananagrams, Chutes & Ladders, Yahtzee, and Checkers
  • Simple card games, like Uno, Fish, Concentration, and Sleeping Queens
  • Children’s puzzles
  • Onesies & PJs (newborn to 6x)
  • Socks
  • Mittens
  • Hats
  • Disposable diapers

Collection will be accepted at the Tiverton Public Library until Saturday, December 5th, and will benefit the East Bay Community Action Program in Support of WIC and Healthy Families America.
Virtual Exhibit
Click on the image below to check out our virtual exhibit of work by John Hugo of Andiamo Woodworking and Design!
You can see more of John’s work up close in the display case at the Library.
 
Would you, or someone you know, like to showcase your art at the Library? Contact Deb at destrella@tivertonlibrary.org or 401-625-6796 to learn more.
Adults
Craft Take-Out
December Craft Take-Out
Starting in December, Adult Services is offering free craft take-out! 

This month’s take-out kit contains the materials you need to make colored pine cones for a beautiful winter decoration. Ask for a kit at the Information Desk or call 401-625-6796 to order a kit for porch pick-up. Available while supplies last. 

If you live in a senior housing community and would like to do this craft with other residents in your community, please contact Deb at destrella@tivertonlibrary.org or 401-625-6796 x121 to place a bulk order of free craft kits delivered to your community!
Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden with Native Plants
Pollinator
Monday, December 7th, 6:30-7:30pm, via Zoom

This presentation will discuss practices for using native plants to create a healthy, diverse ecosystem in your backyard; the importance of providing habitat and food sources for pollinators; and some practical garden design principles. Presented by URI Master Gardener Richard Dalidowitz.

Please register below, and we will send you information on how to log in and use Zoom a day or two before the presentation. This presentation will not be recorded.
Retro Game Club – Winter Games Edition
Retro Game Club
Tuesdays in December, 6:00pm, in our Discord Server

Join us in the Retro Game Club Discord while we play videogames online Tuesday nights in December.
Each week will feature a different game to play together:
  • December 1st - Among Us
  • December 8th - Rocket League
  • December 15th - Jackbox
  • December 22nd - Brawlhalla
  • December 29th - Players Choice 

Click below to learn more.
How to Go on Ice and Snow
Winter Driving
Monday, December 14th, 7:00-8:00pm, via Zoom

In bad weather, sometimes we "forget" how to drive. Preparing yourself and your vehicle are key before hitting the road in inclement weather. Presented by AAA Northeast.

Click below to register, and we will send you information on how to log in and use Zoom a day or two before the program. This presentation will not be recorded.
Makers Meet-Up
Craft Supplies
Wednesday, December 16th, 6:30-7:30pm, via Zoom

Knitters, quilters, and crafters: What have you been making lately? Please join us for this informal meet-up to chat and share your creations. New members are always welcome! Feel free to craft while we chat!

Click below to register, and we will send you information on how to log-in and use Zoom a day or two before the program.
Book Groups
New members are always welcome to any of our book groups. There’s something for everyone!

Stop by the Information Desk at the library for a copy of the book, or call 401-625-6796 to schedule a porch pick-up.
 
Registration is required for all groups. This allows us to share log-in information to participants securely.
Cookbook Club --
Our Favorites
Wednesday, December 9th, 6:30-7:30pm,
via Zoom
Tiverton Public Library
Book Group
Friday, December 11th, 10:30am-11:30am,
via Zoom
Union Public Library
Book Group
Thursday, December 17th, 1:00-2:00pm,
via Zoom
Teens
Teen Grab & Go Crafts
Please check the library calendar and the Teen page for details about virtual programs and take-home activities available in December.
Kids
Playful Pause Packs
Playful Pause Activities for Kids
Playful Pause Packs, filled with paper crafts and activities, will be available starting December 3rd in the Children's Room. Stop by and grab a bag.

Bags will also be available outside the Children's Activity Room door on Friday, December 4th, between 2:00 and 4:30pm, and Saturday, December 5th, between 10:00am and 1:00pm.  
Storytime Stroll
Storytime Stroll
Monday, December 7th, and Monday, December 14th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Fun for families with kids ages 2–7
 
Join us on select Mondays for a stroll around the library. We have put the pages of a picture book up outside the library. Take a walk around the building and read along any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm. At the end of your walk, ring the Children’s Activity Room doorbell to wave hello to Mr. Monkey and pick up a project to take home.

Please wear a face covering over your mouth and nose to keep everyone safe and healthy.
A Very Merry Storytime Stroll
Santa at Storywalk
Thursday, December 24th, 10:00am-2:00pm
Fun for families with kids ages 3–9
 
Begin your holiday reading adventure any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm. To participate, walk around the outside of the Library and read the pages of the Christmas book we have posted up around the building. At the end of your walk, stop by the Children’s Room outer door to pick up a festive treat. 

Please wear a face covering over your mouth and nose to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Ho-Ho-Oh No! - Holiday Grab & Go Puzzle Kit 
Ho-Ho-Oh No!
Fun for kids ages 5–10

Oh no! Santa’s sleigh bells are locked in a box, and it's almost time for him to go. Help the elves finish the holiday chores, unlock the box, and save Christmas!

Please order by noon on Thursday, December 17th for pick-up on Saturday, December 19th, or Monday, December 21st.
Family Fun Kits
Family Fun Kits
Fun for families with kids ages 3–10
 
Pick up one of our Grab & Go kits. Each kit contains a seasonal game and craft. Registration required.

Theme - Gingerbread
Please order by Thursday, December 10th
For pick-up on Friday, December 11th, or Saturday, December 12th
 
Theme - Happy New Year!
Please order by Monday, December 28th
For pick-up on Wednesday, December 30th, or Thursday, December 31st
Tiverton Public Library | 401-625-6796 | staff@tivertonlibrary.org