Summer Programs in the Children's Room

This year our Summer Reading Program theme is 'Build a Better World' for ages one to 14 
June 21 -  August 18. 

Sign up in the Children's Room for our Summer Reading Program. Read (or read to your young ones) at your own pace and get prizes all summer long. 

Here is our schedule for Summer Story Times and Programs for Families. Please keep an eye on this page for updates and also refer to the calendar on the library website. 

Teen volunteers are needed this summer to help with the Summer Reading Program. Please contact the Children's Librarian, Laura Fuhro.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Story Times 

Story Time for Ages 2-5
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
June 28 - August 16.
10:30 am - 11 am

Mother Goose Story Time for Ages 0 - 24 Months
Thursdays, June 29- August 17  
9:30 am - 10 am  

Special Events

Preschool of Rock
Tuesday, June 27   
10:30 – 11:15 am  
Musical performance for children and their families

LEGOS: Build a better world with Legos
Thursdays, June 29, July 20, August 3, August 17
3 pm - 4 p.m.

Children's Theater Class
A two week program with Rebecca Walsman for ages 5-11.

Friday, June 30 : Theater games and short skits
3 pm - 4:30 pm   

Friday, July 7:
3 pm - 3:45 p.m. Theater class
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Short performance for family, friends and fun

Indian Block Printing Craft
Thursday, July 6  
3 pm - 4 pm  
Seema Moondra will teach an Indian block printing craft for school age and up. Please sign up in the Children's Room.

Scratch Coding Workshops
Mondays, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 14
3 pm - 4 pm
Lisa Genua will instruct ages 5-11. Please sign up at the children's desk.

Author Storytime
Tuesday, July 11
10:30 am - 11 am
Eric Estevez will read his book According to Chacho at storytime. Ages 2-5.

Mad Science
Tuesdays, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1
3 pm - 4 pm
Program and play with Dot and Dash Robots. Coding, games, problem solving for grades K-5.

Family Films
Thursdays, July 13, July 27, August 10
3 pm
Titles to be announced

Good Tymes String Band
Tuesday, July 18
10:30 am - 11 am   
Three banjos and a washtub bass played by Pete Hauptman, Raymond Dreitlein and Jay LeipzigFor all ages    

Science Tellers: Tall Ships and Pirate Tales
Tuesday, August 8
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
For ages 5-12. The audience participates in high adventure with cloud science, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more.

Youth Stages

"Big Old Bones"
Wednesday, August 9
3 pm - 3:45 pm

Study prehistoric times from an 1800s perspective, based on Carol Carrick's book, Big Old Bones. Come be Professor Potts' assistants as we piece together dinosaur bones and history! Ages 4-6.

"The Knight and the Dragon"
Wednesday, August 16
3 pm - 3:45 pm

Children dutifully polish swords and make scary faces as they “prepare for battle” in Tomie dePaola’s book The Knight and the Dragon…then settle the “battle” by reading books! Ages 3-7.

Eyes of the Wild
Friday, August 18
2 pm - 3 pm
Live animal program

Also coming in July and August: Art with Kerry Paone for grades 1 - 6 and more...

Happy Reading!

May Children's Programs

The Good Tymes String Band returns for more foot-tapping, knee-slapping banjo music & songs, with Pete Hauptman and Raymond Dreitlein. For families of all ages
Tuesday, May 16, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Pajama Story Time
Monday, May 22, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Families with children ages 3 - 6 will hear bedtime stories, sing quiet songs and relax with peaceful pre-bedtime activities. Pajamas and Teddy bears are welcome. No sign up, just come and enjoy!
Bedtime Stories with Teddy


Story Time for Ages 3 and Up
Tuesdays, May 2 - May 30 (no storytime May 16)
10:30 - 11 a.m.
Stories, songs and activities for reading readiness

Stories for 2 Year Olds
Wednesdays, May 3 - 31
10:30 - 11 a.m.
Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts

Mother Goose Story Time for 6-24 Month Olds
Thursdays, May 4 - June 1
9:30 - 10 a.m.
Language readiness through nursery rhymes