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For most of us, the search for knowledge has been sped up tremendously by the internet. Facts and information are readily available through tablets, smart phones, computers and can be assessed with ease. I caution everyone to check the source of the information online before deeming it to be valid, as just about anyone can publish just about anything online. Prior to the internet (this is for my young readers and their friends – S, G, H, M, & M), knowledge was readily available at your local public library. In these places of knowledge, you had to do a bit of work at times – walking down a flight of stairs or searching a long aisle of books for a specific card catalog number – but in the end, more often than not, you could find what you were looking for. Libraries carry some of the most historic pieces of literature as well as local history and truly are an adventure in reading. One such library in North Kingstown, Davisville Free Library, is approaching 100 years of being North Kingstown’s resource for knowledge.
In our continuing series on promoting local businesses, the North Kingstown Blog is thrilled to learn more about Davisville Free Library. I visited this local resource recently for a PBS “Our Town” meeting. There on the shelf to my right, just after the librarian’s desk, was a classic novel (in very good condition I might add) that has been an important link to my father and his love of nature and reading, Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.” It made me pause and realize how important libraries are to me and my family. Here is some more information from North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce
member, Davisville Free Library.
The Davisville Free Library is a charming and welcoming public library located in historic Davisville at 481 Davisville Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852. For information regarding resources or upcoming events and programs at the library visit www.davisvillefreelibrary.org
or friend us on Facebook! Our Facebook page can be accessed through this link – Davisville Free Library
Even though we are small, we always have something going on!
Wednesday July 1st is our first summer reading program, Rube Goldberg Marble Roller Coaster, presented by RIMOSA (RI Museum of Science and Art)
Friday July 10th – 5:30 pm Movie Night—The Incredibles (PG)
Bring your sleeping bag and pillow – and wear your superhero costume while we watch a superhero movie on our big screen. Popcorn provided! All ages.
Saturday, July 25th, 12 pm-2 pm Minecraft Creation Day
Play Minecraft with other fans of this open-ended game that allows players to explore and create at their own pace. Learn how to play and get tips from other players. We’ll also create with Legos and craft our own Minecraft heroes. Ages 6+.
Monday, August 3rd, 3 pm-4:30 pm Superhero Training Program!
Work on superhero skills like web-slinging and leaping buildings with a single bound. Make your own mask and cape! Super sundaes for all participants. All ages.
Thank you so much!
Davisville Free Library
481 Davisville Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852