Hello All, as we enter our two weeks pause and more parents consider the various educational options for their children we would like to remind you that the Woonsocket Harris Public Library has partnered with numerous organizations to bring you two virtual learning programs to support both homeschool and remote or distance learning. The Rhode Island History: Industrialization program was built with focusing on Rhode Island history as well as the role of  New England during the time of the Industrialization and has educational resources for all grades. This program is made possible with a partnership with the Museum of Work and Culture as well as the Blackstone Valley National Historic Parks Service.   Birding and Beyond was built with a partnership between the Woonsocket Library and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Both educational programs serve K-12 students.  

 

To access our remote learning programs go to https://woonsocketlibrary.org/beanstack-programs/

You will find a link to Beanstack our online program where you will find reading challenges, video content, activities to complete and more. 

You will be asked to create a login and password and then you can record your progress and earn online badges. 

 

 

In addition to this educational content, the library continues to provide virtual programs to entertain you via Woonsocket Harris Public Library on Facebook  and YouTube. We also have Google Classroom videos Storytime use code k7vd2si, Tunes & Tales with Anne Marie use code 4fo4has and Crafts & STEAM videos use code 4fuq5bj 

 

There are Booktalkings, Conversations, Princess Stories, Readings From the Staff, Anne-Marie Forer story and music programs and Craft Videos. Each weekday we bring to you a different program as we spend this virtual time together.  

 

The library is open to the public for returns, check out, and browsing 

Monday, Wednesday Thursday 9-7pm; 

Tuesday & Friday 9-5 

We are closed Saturday & Sunday.  

 

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