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Summer Reading 2018

Summer Reading Participation Details
Kid’s Special Programs
Teen Special Programs
Kids Weekly Programs

Summer Reading Participation Details

How the Program Works

  1. Children of all ages can register for the program anytime after Memorial Day.
  2. How many books/minutes do you want to read? – You’ll decide on a summer reading goal!
  3. You’ll also receive a Bingo sheet to complete over the summer by reading books and attending programs – this earns you prizes!
  4. We’ll be offering a variety of programs, giveaways, and contests all summer, so pick up a list of events and drop in as often as possible
  5. Everyone who completes the program by completing their goal and/or their Bingo sheet will be entered into the drawing for the GRAND PRIZE!

You can always find more information about our programs on our calendar, on Facebook, or by calling 617-846-0616.

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Kids Special Programs

Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m.: Summer Reading Kickoff and Children’s Room Grand Re-Opening

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of summer reading and host an open house for the children’s room, which had its renovation completed this spring.

Monday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.: Bryson Lang

Bryson Lang has entertained thousands around the world with his creative, high-energy, family-friendly comedy – juggling act.

Thursday, July 5, 2:00 p.m.: Family Rock Painting

The library will really be rocking at this event! All supplies provided! Just drop by! While supplies last.

Monday, July 9, 2:00 p.m.: Sphero Challange

Try your hand at driving a Sphero robot through a challenging obstacle course!

Tuesday, July 17, 11:30 a.m.: Hoops with Kat

Join Kat, a certified hula hoop teacher, as she brings the joy of hooping to everyone! We will learn basic hooping moves, while increasing hand-eye coordination, strength, balance and agility. We’ll focus on exploration, expression and movement while having fun! Registration is required.

Tuesday, August 14, 2:00 p.m.: Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your favorite stuffed friend, a lunch and join us for a picnic at the library! Drinks and dessert will be provided.

Thursday, August 30, time TBD: End of Summer Ice Cream Social

Details to follow.

Teen Special Programs

Monday, July 9, 6:00-11:00 p.m.: Teen Summer Reading Kickoff After Hours Lock-In

Though not a June program, save the date for this frequently-requested event. Party in the library after hours! Permission slips are required and can be obtained from Mary Kate Schulte or from the circulation desk. Teens must check in by 5:45 and be picked up by 11:00; any teens not picked up by 11:00 will be turned over to the police for their safety.

Monday, June 11, 3:30 p.m.: Random Fandom Teen Trivia

Join us at the library for a true test of your not so useless knowledge!

Thursday, July 12 and August 9, 2:00 p.m.: Teen Trivia

Test your useless knowledge against your friends for your chance at eternal glory!

Thursday, July 19 and August 2, 2:00 p.m.: Teen Rock Band

Do you have what it takes to be a rock star? Stop by our Rock Band tournament to find out!

Thursday, July 26, 2:00 p.m.: Wii Dance Tournament

So you think you can dance…? Come to the library’s Wii dance tournament to show off your dancing skills!

Thursday, August 16, 2:00 p.m.: Teen Rock Painting

The library will really be rocking at this event! All supplies provided! Just drop by! While supplies last.

Thursday, August 23, 2:00 p.m.: Teen Karaoke

Last teen-only event of the summer. Prizes to those brave enough to sing!

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Kids Weekly Programs

Mondays, 10:30 a.m.: Toddler Craft Time

Toddlers can join us every Monday for a craft project.

Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. : Kids Create Club

A hands-on activity time for children on Tuesdays after-school. Open to grades 3-5.

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. : Pajama Storytime

Put on your pjs, grab your teddy bear and come to the library for a good time! We will read stories and end the night with some fun! Pajamas encouraged, not required. Open to those up to Grade 1. Parent or guardian required.

Wednesdays, 3 p.m.: Lego Club

Lego Club is every Wednesday in the Hazlett Room during the summer.

Wednesdays, 3 p.m.: Pokémon Club

Pokémon Club meets every Wednesday in the Hazlett Room during the summer. Trading is optional.

Wednesdays, starting June 27, 10:30 a.m.: Little Wiggles

Clap your hands, stomp your feet & wiggle with the beat! This is a high-energy music and movement program where your children will be wiggling and giggling throughout. Ages 2-5 years.

Thursdays, starting June 28, 11:30 a.m.: Storytime in the Sunshine

Bring your lunch and kick back in the sunshine while we read stories on the lawn outside the library (weather permitting).

Fridays, 10:30 a.m. : Storytime – Infants & Toddlers


Fridays, 11:30 a.m. : Storytime – Preschoolers

Storytime is every Friday in the Children’s Room.

Fridays, starting June 29, 2:00 p.m.: Kids Dance Program

Have fun while learning how to do the electric slide, swing, or even the chicken dance as we teach you some awesome dance moves (and maybe you can even teach us some!) Open to grades 5-8

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