Waterbury Public Library’s Summer Reading / June 22 – Aug. 19

Waterbury Public Library’s Summer Reading will take place June 22—August 19, 2020

Summer Reading during curbside and walk-in hours.

(Please check our website for current curbside hours):

Summer Reading bags and logs are still available in the library vestibule or inside the library on the green cart for pick up during curbside and walk-in hours. They include summer program related ‘goodies’, a Tales Times newspaper and instructions on how to fill out the reading logs. The reading logs will be located in a clear plastic bin with the above logo attached to it right next to the bags. Patrons may pick up one log for a child’s grade level which can be used for all 8 weeks. Please take only one bag per child. These are for children PreK and up.

At the end of the 8 weeks you can email the number of books read to michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com. Those with a phone but no internet can call in their logs for staff to record. Postcards will be in the summer reading bag for use by those who are unable to call-in and have no access to the internet. Kids can write the number of books or stickers from their logs onto the postcard. Postcards can be dropped off in the book drop or .at the help desk. The

library only needs a count of how many books were read. Kids can keep the reading log.

Summer Reading participants can come in with their parents to receive a reading certificate and choose a free book from our summer reading book cart after they have filled their reading log and given us the number of books they have read.

Families can place orders for library materials online through our website at https://www.waterburypubliclibrary.com/2020-05-book-requests/ or by phone: 802-244-7036.

We will offer a weekly guessing jar through the Waterbury Public Library Facebook page www.facebook.com/waterburypubliclibrary/ along with instructions on how to participate. Look for this jar.

If you don’t have internet access, the guessing jar will be displayed in a window just inside the library so it can be seen from the vestibule. A box with ticket forms will be in the vestibule in order to write out a guess along with contact information needed in order to win the contents of the jar. During walk-in hours the guessing jar will be on a purple cart just inside the door.

Weekly craft bags will be available in the vestibule during curbside pickup and walk-in hours. There will be some supplies provided by the library and instructions provided by the Collaborative Summer Library Program.

We are planning a “Story walk” for families. It will be in the garden beginning on June 22.

Virtual programs will be taking place during the entire eight weeks of the Summer Reading program. So keep checking the Waterbury Public Library website www.waterburypubliclibrary.com/, our Facebook page and Front Porch Forum for updates. Depending on how the summer progresses, outdoor family programming may be offered in August.

Below is information for virtual August programs and one outside program. Watch for more programs in our August newsletter for the fall, our Facebook page, Front Porch Forum and the Waterbury Public Library website:

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

  • Weekly Story Times June 11 to August 13. 11:30 AM.
  • Andrea Soberman—Musical Munchkins. August 3. 10:30 AM *
  • AB2: Books Come to Life with Music & Dance with Rachel O’Donald. Thursdays, August 13. 11:30 AM.

Dorothy’s List Book Club*

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

  • August 19 – A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

(check with michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com for book availability) Join us for a book discussion and activities.

*Please email michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com to ask for details about programs listed above.