Welcome to Kids Speak Up! This page provides a place for children to post their opinions and ideas on a different topic each month. Please make up an online nickname to use for your posts (not your real name) and include your age.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Holiday Gift

What is the best Holiday gift you ever received and why? What is the best holiday gift you ever gave and why?


What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Do you enjoy being scared on Halloween? Why or why not?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What is the best book any teacher at school ever read to your class or recommended to you?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Summer Reading - Register Now!

Hurry, hurry, hurry! Step right up! Come witness amazing feasts of reading and incredible acts of art at the one and only Carnival of Creativity!
Registrations are now being accepted for the Newport Public Library's 2009 Summer Reading Program, "Be Creative @ Your Library." Read 6 books or more, record your reading in a reading log or online, and complete at least 1 activity under at least 2 areas of the carnival map to complete the program. Children who complete receive a personalized certificate, a free book and a toy prize. Pre-school children to children entering 6th grade in the fall are invited to participate. Registrations are being accepted now. To register, visit the Newport Public Library's Children's Desk, call 847-8720 x 204 or sign up online at http://www.newportlibraryri.org/KTB/kids_home.cfm

Friday, May 1, 2009

Boats in Newport Harbor

In May boats of all shapes and sizes reappear in our beautiful harbor. Speedboats, sailboats, classic wooden boats, and even kayaks and canoes dot the watery landscape. What is your favorite kind of boat and why?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

National Library Week

April 12th-18th is National Library Week - a time to celebrate all libraries have to offer. The Children's Department of the Newport Public Library offers free Internet access computers,

Wi-Fi, downloadable audio books for children, playaways, circulating toys, DVD's, CD's, circulating computer software, videos, materials in Spanish, magazines and books for all reading levels and interests. We also offer free events for children. Come in and see what's new.

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Who is your favorite children's poet and why?

Have you ever tried to write a poem yourself?

Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day. What kind of things do you do to help take care of the earth?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Surprising Discovery

March 2nd is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. In his famous book, Green Eggs and Ham, the character eats green eggs and ham and loves it. Have you ever been reluctant to eat a food and later discovered you liked it? Tell us your experience.