Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
*Registration required.

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KICK-OFF PARTY
Tuesday, JUNE 26 @ 1pm
Learn how raptors build their habitats in this hands-on session with Vermont Institute of Natural Science. For all ages.

STORY TIMES AND PROJECT SESSIONS

READING FUN AT ADAM’S BERRY FARM
Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 9:30am
Meet us at the farm for a summer of berries, great stories, gardening and busy activities.  All ages are welcome.

ROCK OUT @ PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
Fridays in June 30 – July 28 @ 10:30am
Drop in for stories, songs and crafts.  For ages 3-5.

READING ROCKS*
Mondays, July 9, 16 & 23 @ 10:30am
Discover all things “rock” from rockets, rock music and geology, the study of rocks! For grades 3 & up.

ROCK ‘n READ*
Wednesdays, July 11 & 18 @ 10:30am
The same fun as our Monday group, for the early elementary set.  For grades K-2.



POPCORN & A MOVIE
Tuesdays, August 7, 14 & 21
@ 10:30am


PROJECTS & PUZZLES
Let’s Rock & Roll…

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INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO
Friday, July 20, 10:30am-Noon
Mark Sustic of Young Traditions Vermont, with support from the Mockingbird Foundation will bring a collection of instruments for the express purpose of exploration. 

MICROSCOPIC GEOLOGY:  ROCKS & MINERALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD*
Wednesday, July 25 @ 10:30am  
Jan Schwarz of Project Micro shares the wonders right beneath our feet, from quartz to crystal and more.  Ages 7 and up.

 LEGO CLUB
Thursdays, June 28-July 26 @ 10am
Build your own creations and test your imagination and LEGO skills in the weekly challenge.  A drop-in program for 3rd grade & up.

BAKE FOR GOOD  @ Charlotte Senior Center*
Thursday, July 19, 9am-1:30pm
Our second annual baking session for kids and seniors.  Join us at the Charlotte Senior Center to make, bake and donate delicious rolls & bread to Senior Center and Charlotte Food Shelf. Ages 9 and above. Sponsored by King Arthur Flour. 

 STEAM Challenge Camp*
July 30- Aug 2, 10:30am-Noon 
Explore all parts of the Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts & Math world.  A new hands-on project each day!  Sign up for one day or all four. For rising 4th-8th graders.  In partnership with RETN  and supported by STEAM grants from local donors.

 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. For all ages.

SUMMER SLATE FOR ADULTS

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JULY BOOK GROUP @ CHARLOTTE SENIOR CENTER*
Serve It Forth by M.F.K. Fisher.  Meets July 9, 16 & 23 @ 10:30am 
A discussion of M.F.K. Fisher’s Serve It Forth; the first series of essays by the famed food writer takes readers on an animated journey through culinary history.  You’ll be ready for lunch!

TECH TIME
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.

BAKE FOR GOOD @ CHARLOTTE SENIOR CENTERThursday, July 19, 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.

AUGUST BOOK GROUP @ CHARLOTTE SENIOR CENTER: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Meets August 6, 13 & 20 @ 10:30am
A look at the novel by Margaret Atwood which inspired last year’s dystopian TV hit .  Set in a totalitarian, Christian theonomy the story focuses the handmaid Offred and her role in a Commander’s house as servant & surrogate.

HAMMOCK NAPPERS BOOK CLUB: A Book a Month!
Hop in your hammock for the second year of our laidback book group!  You can pick up copies of our monthly selections and then settle in for a leisurely read.  JUNE:  Exit West by Moshin Hamid, JULY:  The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff, AUGUST:  As Lie is to Grin by Simeon Marsalis

 CHARLOTTE SEED LIBRARY 2018
Check out our new assortment of vegetable seeds!  Select some prime seeds to try in your vegetable garden and be part of the food community here in Charlotte and beyond. 

NEED READING INSPIRATION?  TRY OUR SUMMER BOOK BINGO. 
Pick up a bingo card at the front desk or print from our website.  Claim your prize for each reading BINGO!

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 

JUNGLE BOOK Tuesday,
July 3 @ Noon

THE WIZ! Monday,
August 6 @ 2pm

 

On the library lawn.  Bring your lawn chairs and sunscreen.  For all ages. 
7/3 rain location:  Charlotte Congregational Church Vestry.


BOOK SALE ON THE TOWN GREEN!!
Sunday, July 8
10am-3
pm
Buy some great books and support the Library.  Enjoy a local lunch from our food truck friends! Donations gratefully accepted June 20 – July 6 during Library hours. Hosted by Friends of the Charlotte Library.


JOIN US AT THE CHARLOTTE TOWN PARTY! 
Saturday, July 14, 4 – 8pm
Charlotte Town Beach
Try a game of Book Bingo!  Enjoy a fresh Cookie Love cookie while you do!


CHARLOTTE’S BONES DEBUT: 
Tuesday, August 7, Noon–4pm. 
Join Vermont author, Erin Rounds, and the Flying Pig Bookstore at the Charlotte Beach for the debut of her picture book about the Charlotte Whale.


Kindergarten Library Card Party
Wednesday, August 22 @ 5:30pm
Back-to-school time also means a library card for new Kindergarteners!

CHECK OUT SOME SUMMER FUN!

Books: It’s always a great time to read! Try a new title or re-visit an old favorite.

Chromebooks: Surf the web or catch up on e-mail on a borrowed laptop.

DVDs: Rainy day? Grab a movie and make some popcorn!

Maker Kits: Take home a bin full of fun: kinitting, gears-to-go, computer music and more! For grandparents & other friends to enjoy with kids!

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.  Download a book. Go to our Online Resources page to find out more!

CHARLOTTE LIBRARY ALL HOURS  & ON-THE-GO

Out of town? Library closed?  Our online services are always available. For more details and log in information go to our Online Resources page.

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