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, December 1, 2010


What is your favorite movie and why?

Thursday, October 28, 2010


What will you be for Halloween this year? What is the best Halloween costume you ever wore or saw someone else wear? What was the worst Halloween costume you ever wore and why?
Falling for Fall

Tell us something about your favorite part of the fall. Is it the new crisp coolness in the air? The leaves changing color? The fall holidays? What do you like most about the fall and why?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Summer Puppet Camp

New this year, the Children's Department of the Newport Public Library will offer a week long Summer Puppet Camp for children ages 8 -12 years the week of August 2nd- August 6th. Children will learn dramatics, storytelling and will create crafts. The children will present a public performance of their own puppet show on Friday, August 6th. All materials will be provided for this free camp. Participants should have some performance related background. To register, call the Children's Department at 847-8720.

Summer Reading Registration

Sign Up Now for Summer Reading

The Children's Department's 2010 Summer Reading Program is called "Make a Splash @ Your Library!" It is a water-themed program with sea serpents, mermaids and pirates. Join the fun. Registrations are being accepted now. To register, visit the Children's Desk at the Newport Public Library at 300 Spring St, sign up at our web page at http://www.newportlibraryri.org/, or call 847-8720 x 204. Read 6 books over the summer and log them in a paper reading log or online. Complete the program and receive a certificate, a toy prize and a free book. Summer Reading also includes lots of fun events, like crafts, storytelling, music and more. See you at the library this summer!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What do you enjoy most about spring?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What is your favorite movie and why?

President's Day and Flag Day are both in February. How many stars and stripes are there on the American flag? What do they stand for? How did you find your answer?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Winter Wisdom

Winter in Rhode Island can bring blizzards. A blizzard is a very heavy snowstorm with high winds. How do you stay safe on a cold snowy day? How do our animal friends (deer, rabbits, birds) survive when the temperatures drop and the winds blow?