Albert Wisner Public Library offers virtual fall children’s program

Warwick. Programs available for preschoolers, school age children and families.

04 Sep 2020 | 01:28

The Albert Wisner Public Library presents a Virtual Fall Children’s Program for preschoolers, school age children and families on its website:

For information about our fall programs click on Programs on the website, then Children’s Page from the drop down menu. You will be able to view the programs and read about each offering. You can also go right to the library calendar (which has a description of each program) to make your selections for registration.

No need to register for these virtual programs: Mother Goose ( 0-18 months, Wednesday), Toddler Time (18-36 months, Monday), Learn and Play (3-5 years, Tuesday), Music with Mr. Matt (6-36 months, Thursday), Family Cooking-Recipes From Your Favorite Books (parent and child, Friday), Feltboard Fridays (2-5 years, Friday), Mind Matters for Kids (preschool, Thursday). Videos on library’s children’s private Facebook page.

Please register for this virtual program beginning Saturday, Sept. 12:

Preschool Spanish Class (3-5 years) Learn basic conversational Spanish with Joyce Schenkman. Materials will be distributed the week before each class. Videos released on: Monday, Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Mr. Matt. We’ll sing songs in Spanish and learn about and hear Hispanic instruments. Stop by the library the week before and pick up a Take-and-Make craft for this celebration! Video released on Sept. 23. (No registration needed to view this video.)

Register for these virtual programs for school age children and families beginning on Saturday, Sept. 12:

Fun with STEM: Math for Parent and Child: Explore shapes, money, fractals, patterns and more. Register to reserve your weekly supplies, then watch the video and explore the concepts with your child. Videos released on: Wednesday, Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11 K-3rd grade.

Fairy Forts & Gnome Homes: Create a secret hideaway in your backyard with your family! Supplies from us include: cardboard, clay and string. Pick up your bag a week prior to the video release. A suggested list of materials for the project will be posted, too. Reserve your supplies, then watch our video on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Halloween Take-and-Make: Register to reserve a Halloween craft project to do with your family. Video released on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m.

Interactive Chalk Board: Visit for a 15-minute slot to hop, skip and jump your way through the chalkboard maze in the library parking lot. Prizes for completing the maze! Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to noon. Rain date: Oct. 24

Pumpkin Look and Find: Find 14 hidden pumpkins on the library grounds. Mark their locations on our map (found on our curbside cart) then email maps to or drop off in the cart to win a prize. Oct. 3-31.

Trick-or-Treat Saturday on Oct. 31: Stop by the children’s room patio for a photo op with Peanuts and the Great Pumpkin! Show us your costume and get a bag of goodies! Please don’t forget your “masks” and social distancing. 10 a.m. to noon. For ages 2-5 years only.

Read to the Dog: Branson will be available this fall for children to read to on Zoom. After you register we’ll contact you with a link for a 10 minute slot. Dates available are Oct. 6, Oct. 20 and Nov. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

The Amazing Chase! Back by popular demand. Team up with your family and race against other families to complete missions, earn points and get a trophy. Fun for everyone and prizes for all. An interactive community game hosted on a private Facebook page so you’ll need an active FB account to play. Register one person per family/team. Friday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. - Saturday, Oct. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Fall Family Fun Walk: Start at the library, decorate a walking stick, create a nature journal, then walk the loop in Veteran’s Memorial Park. Bring your own walking stick, a snack and water bottle. An outside activity, wear your mask and practice social distancing. Saturday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. (rain date Nov. 14).

Printmaking with foam board and paint with Miss Judy: Make a line drawing on foam board by pressing with a pencil or pen into the board. Then, roll some paint onto the raised areas and print it. We’ll supply the foam board, roller and paper, you supply the paint. Register to reserve your supplies, then watch our video on Nov. 14

Write a Letter to a Librarian: We miss seeing you and would love to get your letter! Your child can write a few sentences, their name, a drawing or anything age appropriate in their letter. Drop it in our mailbox outside the library or mail it in. We’ll write back and send some stickers or tattoos!

Virtual programs for tweens and teens
Registration begins Sept. 12 for Virtual Tweens Tuesdays, ages 9-12
Supplies will be available the week before, video released on the date and available for viewing anytime.
Tuesday, Oct. 6: Simple Paper Puppets on a Stick: Using our patterns create an articulated puppet. Characters: Beyonce, Greta Thunberg, Keith Haring, Ada Lovelace, Michael Jordan, Nelson Mandela and Dorthea Lang. 12” tall. Register to reserve your supplies then watch the video.
Tuesday, Oct. 13: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Online Pictionary: Guess what your opponent is drawing then switch places to see who can guess what you drew. Zoom link.
Tuesday, Oct. 20: Button Cards: Make some unique cards using our decorated buttons, glue, cut paper and more. Register to reserve your supplies then watch the video.
Tuesday, Oct. 27: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m, Haunted House Goes Dark-Digital Breakout! Can you find the key to turn on the lights before the crowds arrive at your haunted house? Zoom link.
Tuesday, Nov. 3: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Online Scattergories: Can you name a breakfast cereal, sport song, state capitol and book that start with the letter W? Play Scattergories with us to see who can fill in the most blanks in two minutes. Zoom link.
Tuesday, Nov. 10: Safety Pin Jewelry: Make a simple piece of jewelry using safety pins and beads. Register to reserve your supplies then watch the video.
Virtual Programs for Teens
Register beginning Sept. 12, reserve your supplies, get videos/Zoom links
Crafts: Mini Zen Garden & Stress Balls, October. Safety Pin Jewelry, November. Sharpie Decorated Mugs w/ Hot Chocolate Spoons, December.
Games: Halloween Breakout, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. Jackbox Games, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.
Dungeons & Dragons: Oct. 7- Dec. 9, Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.