Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
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KICK-OFF PARTY:  TUESDAY JUNE 27 @ 1PM:  Learn how raptors build their habitats in this hand-on session with Vermont Institute of Natural Science. For all ages.

STORY TIMES AND PROJECT SESSIONS:

Reading Fun at Adam’s Berry Farm
TUESDAYS @ 9:30AM starting June 20
: Meet us at the farm for a summer of berries, great stories, gardening and busy activities.  All ages are welcome.

Preschool Story Time
FRIDAYS in June 30 – July 28 @ 10:30AM:
Drop in for stories, songs and crafts.  For ages 3-5.

Let’s Build a Better World*
MONDAYS, July 10 – 31 @ 10:30AM:
Join us to create and investigate all kinds of construction, including robots, marble runs, slime and Lego blocks creations.  For ages 9 & up.

Let’s Build a Better World*
WEDNESDAYS, July 5 ­- 26 @ 10:30AM:
The same fun as our Monday group, for the early elementary set.  For ages 5 – 8.

 S T E A M ENCOUNTERS
FOR ALL AGES

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Minecraft League*
TUESDAYS @ 10AM starting July 11: 
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.

BioMimicry*: Viewing Nature’s Patterns & Strategies with Eye Loupes & Microscopes
 MONDAY, July 24 @ 6PM: Presented by Jan Schwarz of Project Micro.  For ages 7 & up.

 Drop-In Coding Club
THURSDAYS @ 10AM, June 29– July 27 (except July 20):
Build your own code to animate and create.   For ages 9 & up.  All levels of coding welcome.  Materials provided.

STEAM Challenge Camp*
TUESDAY- FRIDAY,  August 1- 4, 10:30AM-12:30PM:
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.

 Solar Eclipse Celebration
MONDAY, August 21 @1PM:
Lunar activities and viewing of the eclipse. Viewing glasses provided. All ages are welcome.

Summer of Numbers
Can doing math in the summer be fun?  Yes, with the Summer of Numbers and a daily math problem.  Just pick up a constellation chart and star stickers to track your progress. Click on the title for more information. For all ages.

SUMMER SLATE FOR ADULTS

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Berry Farm Book Club
WEDNESDAYS, June 21, July 19 and August 23, 6:30PM
:  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.

Bake for Good @ Charlotte Senior Center*
THURSDAY, July 20, 9AM-1:30PM:
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.

Tech Time @ The Library
Wednesdays in July, 10AM-12PM:
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.

Hammock Nappers Book Club
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.  Three Junes by Julia Glass, pick up 6/5 through 6/10; Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai, pick up 7/5-7/12; Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn, pick up 8/7-8/11.

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.  Check the library website to sign up.

CHECK OUT SOME SUMMER FUN!

Grand Kits: Take home a bin full of fun to entertain your grand-friend!

Makey Makey Kits: Turn everyday objects like bananas into a touchpad with this kit and your computer!

Museum Passes: ECHO, Shelburne Farms, Birds of Vermont, Maritime Museum, VT State Parks and more!  Find out more here.

Online Options: Learn a Language.  Take an online class.  Go to our Online Resources page to find out more!

Seed library: It’s not too late to get planting!

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

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Very Merry Theatre: Oklahoma!
MONDAY, August 7 @ 2PM

On the library lawn.  Bring your lawn chairs and sunscreen.  For all ages.

BioMimicry:Viewing Nature’s Patterns with Eye Loupes & Microscope*
MONDAY, July 24 @ 6PM
Presented by Jan Schwarz of Project Micro.  Ages 7 & up.

Bake for Good @ Charlotte Senior Center*
THURSDAY, July 20, 9AM-1:30PM
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.

Kindergarten Library Card Party WEDNESDAY, August 23 @5:30PM
 Back to school time also means a library card for new kindergarteners.