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APRIL 2021 NEWS AND PROGRAMMING
General Library News
Fine-Free Period Continues
Rhode Island libraries will continue to waive overdue fines until June 1, 2021.
 
Website Reminder
The Louttit Library website is still currently under construction. We are looking forward to a new site coming soon, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Feel free to contact us at 401-397-3434 or louttitlibrary@gmail.com with any questions.
Looking for inspiration as you tackle home projects and spring cleaning? Along with Country Living and Family Handyman, the Louttit Library is subscribed to Dwell, Good Housekeeping, HGTV, House Beautiful, Magnolia, Pioneer Woman, and Real Simple. Stop by to check out a copy or two!
Adult Programs
Paint Night with The Creative Space
The Louttit Library is hosting another popular Virtual Paint Party for Adults on Zoom on Thursday, April 22 from 7-9 p.m. Put on your sweats, grab your favorite beverage, and join Kristen Rich from
The Creative Space from the comfort of your home.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this event is required; all materials are provided by the library. To sign up you will need a valid, fine-free Ocean State Libraries Card. Please contact the library to sign-up (or to get a library card) and to schedule a pick-up time for supplies. Supplies will be available the week of the event. Priority will be given to West Greenwich residents.  
Children's Programs
Book Clubs
Are your children looking to meet other kids their age in a fun virtual environment? The Louttit Library offers five different virtual book clubs every month. Sign up for a book club to enjoy a copy of the selected book, entertaining discussions, and a special craft. Each book club meets on Zoom. Contact Ms. Stephanie to register.

Tween Book Club (Grades 6-8)
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise | Wednesday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m. 

Elementary Book Club (Grades 3-5)
The Wild Robot | Thursday, April 15 at 4 p.m.

Tween Graphic Novel Book Club (Grades 6-8)
Calvin and Hobbes | Wednesday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m.

Early Readers Book Club (Kindergarten-Grade 2)
Do You Like My Bike | Thursday, April 29 at 5:15 p.m.

Elementary Graphic Novel Club (Grades 3-5)
Zita the Spacegirl | Thursday, April 29 at 4 p.m.
New Spring Storywalk
The birds are chirping, the crocuses are shooting up, and spring is finally here! On the next sunny day, head out to the trail behind the library and enjoy a Storywalk: as you and your little ones walk along the trail, keep an eye out for the pages on display from When Spring Comes by Kevin Henke.

Find a trail map and a special craft on the library porch, in front of the double doors.
Louttit Virtual Content
Picture Book Preview
We have something new for you: want to share beautiful stories with your children, stories that are illustrated just as beautifully? Ms. Stephanie is starting a new video series called "Picture Book Previews" where she introduces books that you can check out from the Louttit.
First Chapter Read Alouds
Middle grade readers (grades 3-7): looking for a new book recommendation from Ms. Stephanie? Our children's librarian has a book for you. Listen as Ms. Stephanie reads the first chapter of Cleo Porter and the Body Electric by Jake Burt
. CLICK HERE TO PUT THE BOOK ON HOLD.
Children's Take-Home Kits
Thursday Crafts

Every Thursday, Ms. Stephanie also puts together simple and creative arts and craft projects ready to be assembled at home. The crafts go fast and are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Take-Home Storytime
Stop by to grab a Take-Home Storytime bundle from Ms. Stephanie. Each kit usually includes books, song sheets, puzzles, booklets, and crafts. *NEW THEME: Fun with the letter F.*
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