Fall 2020 youth programs start in October, and we are also now offering appointments to browse the collection. Check out our Event Calendar for an up-to-date listing of appointment times and programs.
Please note, these programs fall under our regular schedule, which runs October through mid-May. See our Event Calendar for up-to-date information and a full listing of events.
Diversify Your Reading Challenge*
This school year we are challenging readers of all ages to liven up their reading with diverse books! Why? Because the world is a complicated, beautiful place, filled with all kinds of people living all kinds of lives. The more we read about those lives and learn about the diverse experiences of people in our community, state, country, and world, the stronger our relationships will be with each other and with ourselves. Diverse books provide opportunities to learn about the world, to build empathy, and to navigate differences. They can be entry points for important family conversations, AND of course, they’re fun to read!
A new reading challenge will be announced on Facebook and in our Event Calendar at the start of each month. Participants can submit the titles and challenges met to win a prize (to be announced).
Library Elementary Event Planners (LEEP)*
Join us as we chat about life, sometimes while playing games, always while laughing. LEEP is a great way to connect with other middle schoolers, especially during such strange times!
Recommended for for middle school aged students in grades 6-8
Second Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30
Find the GoToMeeting link in our Event Calendar
Teen Maker Kit*
Teen maker kits are DIY projects appropriate for grades 6-12. Projects include tie dye masks, chocolate spoons, unicorn soap, and more.
Available the fourth Monday of the month while supplies last
See the project description in our Event Calendar
Vermont Middle Grade Children's Book Group (formerly Dorothy’s List)*
Homeschool students read and discuss this year’s nominees.
For fourth through eighth grade.
Third Wednesday of the month, 11am-12pm
October through March
*Programming from mid-May through September may vary. Please check our Event Calendar for the most up to date information.