Summer Reading 2018

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Summer Reading Logs

All kids from prereaders to teens receive reading records when they come to the library. Each time they bring in their reading record, we count the books they read or listened to and/or the activities done. We then give them special stickers to track their progress.

Children who read throughout the summer are rewarded with a certificate, prize book, and No Strings Marionette show.


Summer Kick Off Party - Friday, June 15 @ 6:30 pm

Marshmallow Roast, Lawn Games, and Music with Caitlin!

Join us to celebrate the beginning of the 2018 Summer Reading Program! There will be games, bubbles, marshmallows, and music.


Final Reading Party - Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30pm

No Strings Marionette performs “Wasabi, a Dragon’s Tale” at Maple Street Park. Bring your reading logs to receive a free book.


Teddy Bear Picnic at Maple Street Park

Monday, June 18 from 2-3pm. For the younger ones.

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to hear the Swing Peepers sing and tell stories in the park.


Read and Sip

Thursdays, June 21, 28 & July 5 from 3-4pm. For children ages 5-10.

Sip some juice, make a snack, and listen to a story.


Turtles Rock!

Monday, June 25 from 3-4pm. For children ages 5-10.

Meet Carman the three toed box turtle and Franklin, a giant tortoise. Learn about them and their habitat. Learn why turtles cross the road and how to help them.


Back Pack Theater

Tuesday, June 26 from 1:30-2:30pm. For children ages 5-10.

The talented teen troupe from Swanton performs live theater, acting out 2 fantastic stories in the main reading room.


Teddy Bear Sleepover

Friday, June 29 - all day. For all ages!

Bring your stuffed animal to stay overnight at the library. Pick them up the next day at the Teddy Bear Story Time.


Teddy Bear Story Time

Saturday, June 30 from 10-10:30am. For all ages!

Pick up your Teddy Bear from the sleepover or bring a stuffed animal to this special story time.


Libraries Rock! STEAM Series

Tuesdays, July 3, 17, 24, 31 & August 7; 3-4pm. For children ages 5-12.

Create musical instruments, discover sounds of music, and be creative!


Energy Rocks!

Tuesday, July 10 from 3-4pm. For ages 5-12.

Award winning environmentalist, master storyteller and author, Michael Caduto, presents a powerful and entertaining program about renewable energy explored through science and the arts.


Summer Chess Club

Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6 from 4-5pm. For ages 4—12.

Join other chess players to learn the game and hone your skills.


Bookmark Stitch-In

Wednesday, July 11, 10am-noon. For all ages, kids, teens, and adults.

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America celebrates our Libraries Rock! theme with a Stitch-In. Take home an embroidered bookmark.


Knitting Club

Wednesdays, July 11, 18 & 25 from 3-4pm. For ages 7 & up.

Learn to knit. All skill levels welcome.


Musical Petting Zoo

Thursday, July 12 from 2-3pm. For ages 5-12.

See, hear and touch different instruments. If you want to bring your own instrument, talk to a librarian.  


Mystery Word Challenge

Monday-Friday, July 16 - 20. For Independent Readers only.

Find the Mystery Word in a book to win a free small ice cream from Sam’s Scoop Shop in Essex Junction. Word announced Monday.


Family Movies

Coco on Friday, July 20 at 6:30pm.

Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle on Fri. August 17 at 6:30pm.


Wildlife Rocks!

Friday, July 20 from 4:30-5:30pm. For ages 3 & up.

Southern Vermont History Museum educators will bring live animals native to New England for an up close look at their amazing skills and adaptations.


Dog Days of Summer

Thursday, July 26 from 1:30-2:30pm. For independent readers.

Enjoy some quiet time or practice your reading skills by reading with our two therapy dogs, Archie and Daisy.


From Page to Stage

Wednesday, August 1 from 4 - 5:30pm. For children ages 5-12.

Take a book and turn it into a play to be performed for an audience of family & friends! Showtime is 5:10pm!


Summer Story Times For the younger ones.

Tuesdays in July from 10-10:30am.

Friday, July 20 and Aug. 3 & 17 from 9:30-10am.

Listen to picture book stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. 


Music with Raph!

Fridays, June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27 and Aug. 10 & 24 from 9:30-10am.

Join us to sing, dance, and learn at the library!


Kindergarten Story Time

Monday, July 30 from 6:30-7:30pm. For rising Kindergarteners.

A storytime for students entering Kindergarten this fall. Come and meet new friends and listen to stories about going to school.