Exeter Public Library
May 10, 2017
​Library Hours

Tues, Wed, Thurs
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday & Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday & Monday
Call Us

Amy Neilson, Library Director

Aimee Fontaine 
Children's/Teen Librarian
Library Links


50/50 Library Fundraiser Raffle 

We are selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets at the desk. 
Tickets are $5.00 each 
and the prize will be
half the amount we raise!

The drawing will be on June 17th at our Schools (almost) Out Celebration and  we expect the prize to be a big one! 
Rhode Island's DEM website has a lot of information about
the Gypsy Moth invasion!


There is no registration for any of our Storytime programs
Toddler Time

Tuesdays May 2 - May 30
10:30 -11:00 am

For children up to age 3 with a participating adult

Our youngest friends are invited to share books, rhymes, movement and more!
Preschool Time

Tuesdays May 2 - May 30
11:15 am - 12 noon

For children ages 3-5

Listen to stories, sing songs and participate in movement activities! A new theme and craft each week!
Children are encouraged to attend on their own, but their grownups are always welcome. 
Friday Mornings are Family Mornings!

Fridays, May 5 - June 2
10:30 - 11:30 am
For children up to age 5 

30 minutes of stories and fun followed by free play.
Learn and pay with a new theme each week. 
Summer Preschool Program 
SAVE THE DATE: Registration Tuesday, June 13th
Due to its popularity, you must  register in advance for our Summer Preschool Program.
In the summer our Programs are more activity-based and designed for children who are able to work on crafts, and play games. The program is officially for children ages 2-5.  
We have two sessions on Tuesday mornings, 10:30 - 11:00 am and 11:30 am - 12 noon.
We accept 20 children in each session. 
Registration is online only and we will be sending out those details closer to the date. 
Family Sponsors Wanted! 

To keep our School's Out Celebration free for everyone, we are selling
$20 Sponsorship Sheets. 

Your donation will go directly to paying for the entertainment and supplies for this event. Any money left over, will be used towards other summer programs (like our weekly Wednesday Family ice cream parties!) 

With your $20 donation, you will receive a special blank Sponsor Sheet for you to take home and decorate with your family's name & a picture, a design, a fun quote, kind words - anything that will make people smile. 
Return your sheet by June 14th and it will become part of the day's activities!

Sponsorship Sheets are available at the desk and you can pay with cash or card.
Summer Program Preview
Here is a sneak peek of what our summer  schedule looks like
Details will follow! 

Our summer programs start July 15 and run for 6 weeks
Tuesday mornings - Preschool Program  (you must register for these programs)
  • Wednesday evenings - Family Ice Cream Parties & family performers and programs 
  • Thursday evenings - Teen Programs  
  • Friday mornings - Programs for school-aged kids
Teen Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, June 17th from 12-5 pm

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers ages 13 and older to help set up, take down and play with the children who attend our School's (almost) Out celebration - a giant party at the playground and the lawn of the library. 

You will receive 5 hours of community service for volunteering that day
and it's going to be a lot of fun.
Please e-mail Miss Aimee teens@exeterpubliclibrary.org or stop in to let her know you are available or with any questions you might have. 
Summer Volunteer Hours

Applications are now available for our Teens who would like to volunteer helping Miss Aimee with our Children's Programs

Volunteers must be entering grade 8 and older. 

Stop in for an application! 
Monthly Book Club

May's Selection
Saturday May 13 9:00 am
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

"Lydia is dead. From the first sentence of Celeste Ng’s stunning debut, we know that the oldest daughter of the Chinese-American Lee family has died. What follows is a novel that explores alienation, achievement, race, gender, family, and identity--as the police must unravel what has happened to Lydia, the Lee family must uncover the sister and daughter that they hardly knew. There isn’t a false note in this book, and my only concern in describing my profound admiration for Everything I Never Told You is that it might raise unachievable expectations in the reader. But it’s that good. Achingly, precisely, and sensitively written. --Chris Schluep"

Weekly Yoga Classes

No class on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th

Take some time to relax and join Aimee Fontaine of sun star yoga for a mixed-level yoga class in the library.
New students are always welcome! Modifications and variations make this a perfect class for beginners as well as experienced yoga practitioners! Please bring your own yoga mat.
If the weather is questionable, please check the library's Facebook page or Aimee's Facebook page for cancellations. 
No registration required

Monday evenings
7:00 - 8:15 pm
$10 per class​

We are happy to publish events that are open to the public and sponsored by local organizations! This includes fundraisers, informational sessions and meet-and-greets. Events will be publicized as space allows.
The advertising of an event does not imply an endorsement by the staff or Board of the Exeter Public Library or the Town of Exeter. 
Click here for our Community Event Form to submit your own event 



All participants will receive the race t-shirt shown below and all finishers will receive the medallion shown below. 

Providence Police Memorial 5k

May 14, 2017

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

D-strong Kids run Start: 8:30 a.m.

To benefit:

Special Olympics

D-strong Foundation

Providence Police Memorial Fund

On behalf of the Compass School

Want to learn about gardening, the environment and have fun?  The Compass School will launch the Farm Project and Eco Fair on Saturday, May 20th 11-3.  The family friendly event will be held rain or shine at 537 Old North Rd. in Kingston, RI.  Scheduled to appear Saddle Up the Chicken Band beginning at 1:00pm, Pete San Giovanni at 11:30, and weather permitting, The Whale Mobile.   

Food, activities, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, organic seedlings and more!  Funds raised support student learning of environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Visit us on facebook at The Compass School Annual Eco Fair for up-to-date information.  

To enter the pie contest, go to www.compassschool.org and click on the link 2017 Compass School Pie Contest.   For further questions, contact Crystal at crystalb.1015@yahoo.com.  To purchase tickets in advance, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2902361
On behalf of EWG School:

All students are welcome to attend Camp Invention this summer at Metcalf School
CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The Town of Exeter is now participating in CodeRED, CodeRED is an automated community notification system that will be used by our local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.  You must sign up to receive notifications.
If you are not an Exeter resident, your town may also participate in the CodeRED system. We know that the Town of West Greenwich does. This product is being used state-wide, anyone can sign up and will start receiving notifications when their town participates.