Youth

    Build A Better World Summer Reading Program (All Summer!)


    Weekly Story Times

    June 19 to August 10. 10 AM.

    • Babies & Toddlers (Ages 0 to 36 mos.) on Mondays.
    • Preschoolers  (Ages 3 to 6 yrs.) on Thursdays.

    Special Programs for Baby, Toddler & Preschool Families

    • AB2: Books Come to Life with Music & Dance with Rachel O’Donald. Thursdays, June 22, July 13, August 3. 10 AM.
    • Judi Byron and her Little/Big Harp. Monday, July 17. 10 AM
    • Taradiddle. Monday, August 7. 10 AM.

    Taradiddle is a storytelling duo (Jean Roberts and Daphne Bartholomew) whose specialty is weaving mostly traditional songs and stories from many cultures into a fun event. Whether the mood is slightly scary or seriously silly, audiences leave with smiles on their faces and maybe even a new tale or tune to pass along.

    Nature Walk with Mark Ferguson*

    Tuesday, June 27. 1 to 2 PM.

    For grades 1 and up. Rain date June 29.

    Join us for a nature walk with Zoologist Mark Ferguson. Catch cool bugs and Mark will explain what type of bug you found and what role they play in nature!

    Maker programs*

    Wednesdays, 1:30-3 PM.

    Ages 7 to 11.

    • July 5 – 3-D Paper Projects: Color your own building (possibly add an LED light to it) and flower pot (fill with potting soil & flower seeds).
    • July 12 – Create Blinking Bugs with clothes pins & pipe cleaners.
    • July 19 – Make a Butterfly Feeder with Jaqueline Soule.
    • July 26 – E-textile Baseball Caps (Sew a Lilytiny with led lights onto a white baseball cap.)

     

    “The Beaver - Superb Engineer of Nature*

    Friday, July 14. 10 AM.

    Ages 5 & up.

    Join Mr. K. as he explains how the beavers change their environment which allows them to live in safety but then also supports a wide variety of animals and plants who come to live near their habitats. A variety of artifacts for hands on examination will allow participants to look at the beaver’s world up close.

     

    DCF Book Club*

    Tuesdays. 6-7 PM.

    For Grades 4-7.

    • July 11 - The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman (Books available for checkout by  6/20)
    • August 8 - The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (Books available for checkout by  7/11)

    Join us for pizza, a book discussion and a craft.

     

    Southern Vermont Natural History Museum presents "Meet the birds of prey!” with Michael Clough*

    Friday, July 28. 10 AM. All Ages.

    Live hawks, owls and falcons will come for a face to face exploration of what it takes to be a raptor. Their role in the environment and history with humans can help us learn from the past and help us build a better world for the future.

     

    "From Trash To Tunes" with Dennis G. Waring *

    Tuesday, August 1. 6-7 PM. All Ages.

    This show is a performance using handmade and homemade musical instruments built from recyclables inspired from instruments around the world. Interesting sights, sounds, and stories about the instruments give audiences new insight into folklore, music, craft, science and world view.

     

    Hamel Family Puppet Show and Craft*

    Saturday, August 12.. 10 AM. Ages 3 and up.

     

    *Please call (244-7036) to register and ask for details about programs listed above.

     

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    "Books Come to Life" with AB2 - 6/22 (Thurs)

     


    WHEN: June 22nd at 10 AM (during Preschool Story Times)

    Join Rachel O'Donald of AB2 (Active Body-Active Brain) for a creative music and movement-based exploration of early literacy skills. The class will focus on a concept of dance tied to a children's book.

    A wide variety of music, props and rhythm instruments add to the fun and learning! Ages 3 - 6.

    Free - no registration required.

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    Nature Walk with Mark Ferguson - 6/27 (Tues)

    When: Tuesday June 27th from 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Join us on a nature walk with Zoologist Mark Ferguson. Catch cool bugs and Mark will explain what types of bugs they are, and what their role is in nature!

    (Rain date:  Thursday, June 29th).

    Please call the library at 244-7036 to register.

    Part of our "Build A Better World" summer program. 

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    Makers Programs - Weds in July


    When: Wednesdays, 1:30-3 PM.

    Ages 7 to 11.

    July 5 – Color your own building (possibly add an LED light to it) and flower pot (fill with potting soil & flower seeds).

    July 12 – Create Blinking Bugs with clothes pins & pipe cleaners.

    July 19 – Make a Butterfly Feeder with Jaqueline Soule.

    July 26 – E-textile Baseball Caps (Sew a Lilytiny with led lights onto a white baseball cap.)

     

    Please call to register - space is limited! 244-7036

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    Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Club - 7/11 & 8/8 (Tues)


    Come to our book discussion group for kids in grades 4-7! This summer we'll be reading two of the books that have received the Dorothy Canfield Fisher award for 2017. We'll have pizza, discuss the book, and then create a craft.

    The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman - July 11, 6-7pm

    The Wild Robot by Peter Brown - August 8, 6-7pm

    Books will be available to check out from the library on June 20th.

     

    Please call the library to sign up for the group: 244-7036

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    The Beaver - Superb Engineer of Nature - 7/14 (Fri)

    When: Friday, July 14. 10 AM. Ages 5 & up.

    Join Mr. K. as he explains how the beavers change their environment which allows them to live in safety but then also supports a wide variety of animals and plants who come to live near their habitats. A variety of artifacts for hands on examination will allow participants to look at the beaver’s world up close.

     

    Please call the library to register - 244-7036

     

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    Weekly Story Times

    Story Time is taking a short break for a couple of weeks, but Michelle and Paige will be back with Summer Story Times beginning June 19, on Mondays and Thursdays.

    Mondays at 10 AM is Babies & Toddlers Story Time

    Snuggle with your baby or toddler as we sing, tickle and bounce our way into a lifelong love of language. Get ready for high-energy literacy with songs, active rhymes and stories. Got the wiggles? This is the place to be. Recommended for newborns - 36 months.

    Thursdays at 10 AM is Preschool Story Hour

    Join us as we travel to new places through books, puppets, and felt boards. A craft may be provided.  We'll shake our sillies out with movement-based rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

    Each week we will feature a different themed Story Time, with stories and/or crafts. Join us!

     

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