Summer Programs

Special Family Programs for Baby/Toddler & Preschool up to 6

AB2: Books Come to Life with Music & Dance with Rachel O’Donald

Thursdays, June 20, July 25. 10:15 AM

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!

Harp & Song with Judi Byron

Monday, July 8th 10:15 AM

Join Judi Byron with her semi-Clarsach (“little harp” in Scottish Gaelic) and her “wee” harp– even smaller, perfect for a child to hold, but not a toy! Judi will weave harp tunes and sing-songs for the little ones and give them a chance to play the harp themselves!

Musical Munchkins presents Starship Shake-up

Monday, August 5 at 10:15 AM

Interactive musical activities involving instruments and props that will keep children singing, dancing, clapping and jumping to a music beat in keeping with the library’s summer theme. Come sing and dance around the earth, moon and stars.

Hamel Family Puppet Show and Craft

Thursday, August 8 at 10:15 AM

Join the Hamel Family here at the library for the end of the summer reading program as they perform a delightful puppet show based on the “A Universe of Stories” summer reading theme.



Craft/Science programs*

Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 PM. Ages 6 to 11.

*Please call (244-7036) to register and ask for details about craft/science programs listed below.


Design Planet Aliens

Wednesday, July 10 from 1:30-2:30 PM

Design an animal or being to live on one of the eight planets or Pluto. A short presentation will be done of each planet, its environmental conditions and place within our solar system resulting in an invitation of each participant to create their own being out of foam sheets exhibiting the adaptations it would need to live on the chosen planet. Ages 6 to 11.

Duct tape crafts

Wednesday, July 17 from 1:30-2:30 PM

Learn how to make a duct tape book mark, pouch or bracelet. If there is time you can create a small craft on your own. Handouts and books will be available to look at for ideas on different items to make. Ages 6 to 11.

Galaxy Slime

Wednesday, July 24 from 1:30-2:30 PM

Learn how to make Galaxy Slime using household ingredients. Safe and Borax-free ingredients will be used such as clear glue, baking soda, glitter, food coloring and saline solution. If there is time kids will get a chance to make Fluffy Slime, too, using shaving cream. Ages 6 to 11.

Alka Seltzer Rockets

Wednesday, July 31 from 1:30-2:30 PM

Kids will learn how to create the classic science experiment, alka seltzer rockets. They are incredibly easy to put together and launch! The rockets have tons of potential for the type of trial and error experimentation that makes an excellent first foray into the field of physics. Ages 6 to 11.


Dorothy’s List Book Club

Wednesdays. 5:30-6:30 PM. For Grades 4-7.

  • July 10 – The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty (Books available for checkout by  6/19)
  • August 7 – Bob by Wendy Mass (Books available for checkout by  7/10)

Join us for pizza, a book discussion and a craft. Get a copy of the book, and sign up for the book group at the circulation desk – limited copies available.



Additional Programs:


Nature Walk with Mark Ferguson

Tuesday, June 25 from 1-2 PM

Meet in the SAL room at the library to join us for a nature walk/bug hunt with VT State Biologist Mark Ferguson. We will catch a few bugs and butterflies with nets and they will be identified. There will be time for a Q & A at the end of the walk back in the SAL room.

For grades 1 and up.  Rain date Thursday, June 27.


Alien Earth with the Southern VT Natural History Museum

Friday, July 19 at 10 AM

Funded in part by the Vermont Department of Libraries.

Look beneath your feet and see the alien worlds of earth’s history. Learn about the different conditions life on earth has had to survive and the extinction events that changed the rules allowing for new forms of life to rise. All Ages.


Vermont Wild – Adventures of Fish & Game Wardens with Megan Price

Tuesday, July 30th 7-8 pm in the Steele Room

Megan Price, author of the popular book series “Vermont Wild” and a  MOTH Slam Winner, shares secrets from the stories-behind-the-stories of Game Warden Adventures from Vermont to Maine.  These true stories range from hilarious to harrowing. Books available for purchase, and a sneak preview of Price’s upcoming Vermont Wild, Volume 6, to be released in October. All Ages.


Air as it Occupies Space

Friday, August 2 from 10 AM

The Story of Air As It Occupies Space. A cornucopia of science experiments will be demonstrated to show that air, though invisible, does occupy space. For young and old, with audience participation guaranteed to bring the wonder of science to all. All Ages.