A summer reading program is held each year, for children who are reading or beginning to read. It is truly important that children maintain and practice their reading skills over the summer so that they are ready to begin or resume school in the fall.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2017
ROOTS AND WINGS
“…Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.” Robert Louis Stevenson
Our garden grows with special thanks to Paley’s Farm Market
SUMMER KICKOFF! Friday, June 30 at 5:00
Summer begins with the mirth and magic of Jester Jim. Featuring a trunk full of props, a looping machine, knives and fire, this outdoor show is sure to please! Factor in hotdogs grilled by Barclay Collins and the evening is complete. Join us Friday, June 30 at 5:00 on the library lawn.
CHESS CLUB WITH JONATHAN DOSTER
Chess master, Jonathan Doster, returns to teach children how to kick butt on Tuesday evenings. Stay tuned.
AUDUBON ANIMAL MENAGERIE!
On Tuesday, July 25, at 11:00 pm, we welcome the return of Sunny Kellner. Sunny is the Wildlife Rehabilitation & Outreach Coordinator at the Sharon Audubon Center located in Sharon, CT and travels throughout Connecticut and New York State teaching programs to school groups and organizations about birds of prey, reptiles and other nature or wildlife related topics. Currently, she also oversees the Center’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Program which admits over 300 injured and orphaned birds each year with the hope of releasing them back into the wild.
Various species of animals, as well as several props, will accompany Sunny to demonstrate their beauty, power and connection with the natural world. The audience will have the opportunity to see and touch some of the Audubon Center’s resident animals such as a bird, turtle, snake and insects as we discuss their adaptations for survival. This program will take place on the Library Lawn. Please call to let us know you are coming at 860 364-5041.
We join hands with the Historical Society this year for some colonial crafts and old-fashioned fun! Stay tuned for supplemental workshop dates and times on candle making, butter churning and more!!!
MARVELOUS MONDAYS AT NOON
ONCE UPON A PIE…
PIZZA AND STORIES
Join Mrs. Robin on the Library lawn Mondays at noon (June 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7) during the summer for slices and stories! Please call to let us know you are coming at 860 364-5041.
MARVELOUS MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
On Marvelous Mondays, we sow and watch our gardens grow; with the help of Miss Leanne, we prepare the soil, start seeds and sprouts and learn about good gardening. With Mrs. Robin we read stories and create magical works of art!
- Monday, June 19, 3:30 to 4:30: Ready, get set, sow! Birds and birdhouses!
- Monday, June 26, 3:30 to 4:30: Paint pet rocks!
- Monday, July 10, 3:30 to 4:30: Backyard weavers and Anansi fables!
- Monday, July 17, 3:30 to 4:30: Faerie tales and faerie gardens!
- Monday, July 24, 3:30 to 4:30: Weeding and windchimes!
- Monday, July 31, 3:30 to 4:30: Stories and paint pots!
- Monday, August 7: 3:30 to 4:30: Bubble art!
SOUNDS OF SUMMER
Bring a picnic and sample some harvest delights from the children’s garden while listening to the sounds of summer on the library lawn! Percussionist extraordinaire, Andrew Thomson, is back to play songs from around the world on the Marimba. Join us Friday, August 11 at 5:00 o’clock for an amazing outdoor concert! Dessert will be provided. Please call the library to let us know you are coming at 860 364-5041.
Summer Reading Book Reviews!
Just 5 easy steps to get a prize!
Step 1: Read a book
Just pick any book you want, it can be about anything!
Step 2: Get a special card from the desk
Go see the friendly librarian at the checkout desk and ask for a book review card.
Step 3: Fill out the card
Write down your name, age, the title of the book and the author.
Then answer the two questions about the book.
Step 4: Hand in the card
Go see the friendly librarian again and give them your card.
Step 5: PICK A PRIZE!!!
Pick out a prize from the treasure chest.