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Ongoing Program Information

Summer Reading Program CalendarSummer Reading Program Calendar

Click on the image to view the summer calendar full of events for all ages.

 

Annual Book Sale

 Find some great reads at fabulous prices!  The Friends of the Charlotte Library Annual Book Sale will be held Sunday July 9, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm on the town green. There will also be good eats available for purchase from food truck vendors.  
Book donations make it all possible.  Donations (see donation guidelines) will be most gratefully accepted from June 21 until July 6 during library hours. Appointments can be made to drop off larger donations prior to the official drop off dates if you have a special situation. Thank you so much for your past and future support!

Gardening Gigs

We need help tending the Library Garden. If you’ve got horticultural energy to spare, sign up to weed, water and prepare the harvest.  Information and garden tools available at the library.  Sign up for a slot here.

Free Audiobooks for Teens

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 27 2017, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

Upcoming Events

Register for a Summer Program  

Tuesday, June 27
  • Reading Fun at Adam's Berry Farm

    Tuesday, June 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Reading, Gardening and Craft fun for all ages.

  • Book Donations Gratefully Accepted

    Tuesday, June 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Summer Reading Kick-Off Party with Vermont Institute of Natural Science

    Tuesday, June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Learn how animals build their habitats and hear about the project NestWatch so you can become a junior scientist. Three live raptors will accompany the program. All ages welcome. No registration required.

Wednesday, June 28
  • Book Donations Gratefully Accepted

    Wednesday, June 28 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday, June 29
  • Drop-In Coding Club

    Thursday, June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Build your own code to animate and create. For ages 9 & up. All levels of coding welcome. Materials provided.

  • Book Donations Gratefully Accepted

    Thursday, June 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, June 30
  • Book Donations Gratefully Accepted

    Friday, June 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Preschool Story Time

    Friday, June 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Drop in for story time, songs and crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

Saturday, July 1
  • Book Donations Gratefully Accepted

    Saturday, July 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monday, July 3
  • LIBRARY CLOSED

    Monday, July 3 - Tuesday, July 4

Tuesday, July 4
  • LIBRARY CLOSED

    Monday, July 3 - Tuesday, July 4

Wednesday, July 5
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Wednesday, July 5

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

  • Book Donations Gratefully Accepted

    Wednesday, July 5 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Tech Time @ the Library

    Wednesday, July 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Want to download a book or learn a language online? Need a little help with your smartphone? Drop-in and get some personalized help with our Tech Librarian.

  • Let's Build a Better World Story Time

    Wednesday, July 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Create and investigate all kinds of construction creations including marble runs, slime and lego blocks. Ages 5 to 8. Registration required.

Thursday, July 6
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Thursday, July 6

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

  • Drop-In Coding Club

    Thursday, July 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Build your own code to animate and create. For ages 9 & up. All levels of coding welcome. Materials provided.

  • Last Day for Book Donation Drop-off

    Thursday, July 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Book donations (see donation guidelines) will be most gratefully accepted from June 21 until July 6. Appointments can be made to drop off larger donations prior to the official drop off dates if you have a special situation. Thank you so much for your past and future support that helps to make our library all that it can be!!

Friday, July 7
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Friday, July 7

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

  • Preschool Story Time

    Friday, July 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Drop in for story time, songs and crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

Saturday, July 8
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Saturday, July 8

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

Sunday, July 9
  • Annual Book Sale with Food Trucks!

    Sunday, July 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Hunt for some good reads at the Friends of Charlotte Library Annual Book Sale under a tent on the town green. There will also be food trucks to provide refreshments for a fee. We hope to see you there!

Monday, July 10
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Monday, July 10

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

  • Let's Build a Better World Story Time

    Monday, July 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Create and investigate all kinds of construction, including robots, marble runs, slime and Lego block creations. For ages 9 and up. Please register.

Tuesday, July 11
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Tuesday, July 11

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

  • Reading Fun at Adam's Berry Farm

    Tuesday, July 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Reading, Gardening and Craft fun for all ages.

  • Minecraft League*

    Tuesday, July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please bring your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 & up with basic knowledge of Minecraft.

Wednesday, July 12
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Wednesday, July 12

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

  • Tech Time @ the Library

    Wednesday, July 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Want to download a book or learn a language online? Need a little help with your smartphone? Drop-in and get some personalized help with our Tech Librarian.

  • Let's Build a Better World Story Time

    Wednesday, July 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Create and investigate all kinds of construction creations including marble runs, slime and lego blocks. Ages 5 to 8. Registration required.

Thursday, July 13
  • Drop-In Coding Club

    Thursday, July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Build your own code to animate and create. For ages 9 & up. All levels of coding welcome. Materials provided.

Friday, July 14
  • Preschool Story Time

    Friday, July 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Drop in for story time, songs and crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

Monday, July 17
  • Mystery Book Group

    Monday, July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

  • Let's Build a Better World Story Time

    Monday, July 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Create and investigate all kinds of construction, including robots, marble runs, slime and Lego block creations. For ages 9 and up. Please register.

Tuesday, July 18
  • Reading Fun at Adam's Berry Farm

    Tuesday, July 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Reading, Gardening and Craft fun for all ages.

  • Minecraft League*

    Tuesday, July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please bring your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 & up with basic knowledge of Minecraft.

Wednesday, July 19
  • Tech Time @ the Library

    Wednesday, July 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Want to download a book or learn a language online? Need a little help with your smartphone? Drop-in and get some personalized help with our Tech Librarian.

  • Let's Build a Better World Story Time

    Wednesday, July 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Create and investigate all kinds of construction creations including marble runs, slime and lego blocks. Ages 5 to 8. Registration required.

Thursday, July 20
  • Bake for Good*

    Thursday, July 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

    With sponsorship from King Arthur Flour, seniors and kids bake together, then enjoy and share what they make with the Senior Center and Community Food Shelf. Lunch provided. Seniors of all ages and children ages 9 & up. Registration required.

  • Drop-In Coding Club

    Thursday, July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Build your own code to animate and create. For ages 9 & up. All levels of coding welcome. Materials provided.

Friday, July 21
  • Preschool Story Time

    Friday, July 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Drop in for story time, songs and crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

  • Berry Farm Book Club

    Friday, July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Share a sample of food-related reading and discussion while enjoying a potluck of local food & drink at Adam’s Berry Farm. We begin with "Changing Season: A Father, a Daughter and a Family Farm" by David Mas Masumoto and Nikiko Masumoto.

Monday, July 24
  • Let's Build a Better World Story Time

    Monday, July 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Create and investigate all kinds of construction, including robots, marble runs, slime and Lego block creations. For ages 9 and up. Please register.

  • Biomimicry: Viewing Nature's Patterns with Microscopes

    Monday, July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Drop in and view nature's patterns using microscopes and eye loupes. Presented byJan Schwarz of Project Micro. All ages welcome. Please register if possible.

Tuesday, July 25
  • Reading Fun at Adam's Berry Farm

    Tuesday, July 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Reading, Gardening and Craft fun for all ages.

  • Minecraft League*

    Tuesday, July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please bring your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 & up with basic knowledge of Minecraft.

Wednesday, July 26
  • Tech Time @ the Library

    Wednesday, July 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Want to download a book or learn a language online? Need a little help with your smartphone? Drop-in and get some personalized help with our Tech Librarian.

  • Let's Build a Better World Story Time

    Wednesday, July 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Create and investigate all kinds of construction creations including marble runs, slime and lego blocks. Ages 5 to 8. Registration required.

Thursday, July 27
  • Drop-In Coding Club

    Thursday, July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Build your own code to animate and create. For ages 9 & up. All levels of coding welcome. Materials provided.

Friday, July 28
  • Preschool Story Time

    Friday, July 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Drop in for story time, songs and crafts. For ages 3 to 5.

Monday, July 31
  • Let's Build a Better World Story Time

    Monday, July 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Create and investigate all kinds of construction, including robots, marble runs, slime and Lego block creations. For ages 9 and up. Please register.

Tuesday, August 1
  • BabyTime

    Tuesday, August 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Join us at the library for songs and play time for the littlest ones in our community. This is group sponsored by Building Bright Futures.

  • Reading Fun at Adam's Berry Farm

    Tuesday, August 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Reading, Gardening and Craft fun for all ages.

  • Minecraft League*

    Tuesday, August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please bring your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 & up with basic knowledge of Minecraft.

  • STEAM Challenge Camp*

    Tuesday, August 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Do you love Science, Math, Art? Discover the possibilities in this fun exploration camp! Sign up for one day or all four. For ages 8 - 11. Funded by the TinkerBelles Grant from John & Alice Outwater. Registration required.

Wednesday, August 2
  • STEAM Challenge Camp*

    Wednesday, August 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Do you love Science, Math, Art? Discover the possibilities in this fun exploration camp! Sign up for one day or all four. For ages 8 - 11. Funded by the TinkerBelles Grant from John & Alice Outwater. Registration required.

Thursday, August 3
  • STEAM Challenge Camp*

    Thursday, August 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Do you love Science, Math, Art? Discover the possibilities in this fun exploration camp! Sign up for one day or all four. For ages 8 - 11. Funded by the TinkerBelles Grant from John & Alice Outwater. Registration required.

Friday, August 4
  • STEAM Challenge Camp*

    Friday, August 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Do you love Science, Math, Art? Discover the possibilities in this fun exploration camp! Sign up for one day or all four. For ages 8 - 11. Funded by the TinkerBelles Grant from John & Alice Outwater. Registration required.

Monday, August 7
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Monday, August 7

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

  • Very Merry Theater Presents: Oklahoma!

    Monday, August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Bring sun screen, water and a low lawn chair or blanket. All are welcome.

Tuesday, August 8
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Tuesday, August 8

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

  • Reading Fun at Adam's Berry Farm

    Tuesday, August 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Reading, Gardening and Craft fun for all ages.

  • Minecraft League*

    Tuesday, August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please bring your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 & up with basic knowledge of Minecraft.

Wednesday, August 9
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Wednesday, August 9

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

Thursday, August 10
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Thursday, August 10

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

Friday, August 11
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Friday, August 11

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

Saturday, August 12
  • Hammock Nappers Book Group Book Pick Up

    Saturday, August 12

    Pick up the selection the first full week of each month and take to your favorite summer reading spot. You can join in our online discussion...or just enjoy that glass of lemonade as you read. June: "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. July: "Swimming in the Monsoon Sea" by Shyam Selvadurai. August: "Boys of Summer" by Roger Kahn.

Tuesday, August 15
  • Reading Fun at Adam's Berry Farm

    Tuesday, August 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Reading, Gardening and Craft fun for all ages.

  • Minecraft League*

    Tuesday, August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Bring your Minecraft mania to the library and help build new worlds each week. Please bring your own device loaded with Minecraft Pocket Edition. For ages 7 & up with basic knowledge of Minecraft.

Monday, August 21
  • Mystery Book Group

    Monday, August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Copies are available at the circulation desk.

  • Solar Eclipse Celebration

    Monday, August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Lunar activities and viewing of the eclipse for all ages. Special viewing glasses will be available.

  • Berry Farm Book Club

    Monday, August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Share a sample of food-related reading and discussion while enjoying a potluck of local food & drink at Adam’s Berry Farm. We begin with "Changing Season: A Father, a Daughter and a Family Farm" by David Mas Masumoto and Nikiko Masumoto.

Wednesday, August 23
  • Kindergarten Library Card Party

    Wednesday, August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    It's that time of year for all incoming Kindergartner's to get their very own library card and meet other kindergarten families. Please register.

 

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