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Summer is here and so is our Summer Reading Program! This year our theme is “Heroes in Our World and Beyond” and we will have lots of hero events throughout the summer. We have two separate reading programs – one for our preschoolers and one for school aged children.

For our preschoolers, we invite you to  join the challenge and read 1000 books before kindergarten! Upon registering for summer reading, your little one will be given a reading log to keep track of the books you read together. Read 1000 different books or the same favorite titles over and over and receive stickers for every book read along with a small prize each time you visit the library. When you reach your goal, we will award you with a certificate and proudly put your picture on our “1000 Books” bulletin board.

For our older kids, we ask you to register in person for summer reading. Once you are registered, start reading! Keep track of the hours you’ve read, and for every hour of independent reading you do, visit the library to receive tickets and take a chance on a variety of  prizes donated by the Friends of the Library, area businesses and generous individuals. Some of these prizes include N.Y. Yankees tickets, an American Girl Doll, guitar lessons, tennis camp instruction….the list goes on and on! Children of all ages can also fill out a ticket for our Grand Prize – a family Four Pack to Mystic Aquarium!

All reading tickets must be in by noon on Friday, August 26th and the prizes will be awarded at 4:30pm.


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We also have tons of programs planned for all ages! Magician Danny Magic will be closing out of Summer Reading Program on Friday, August 26th at 3:00 pm with a special show followed by the summer reading prize drawing. Tatyanna Jade and Mike will also be performing. They will sing a mixture of old and new children’s songs that will guarantee that the crowd will on their feet singing and dancing! The Danny Magic program requires registration – just stop at the Children’s Circulation Desk to sign up!

Our Summer Storytimes are as follows: Our Drop in Storytime on Mondays at 10:30 and PJ Storytime on Thursdays at 6:00 are held year round and require no registration. We also have  Open House Crafts every Saturday throughout the year. Stop in any Saturday (except in August when we are closed on Saturdays) and enjoy putting together a special seasonal craft.

Our age specific storytimes start the first week of July. Babies and Books meet on Tuesdays at 10:30, Toddler Time for 2 and 3 yrs. old meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 and Stories and Crafts for ages 4 & 5 will meet on Thursdays at 10:30. All summer storytime session last for 6 weeks.

We have several movie programs scheduled. Our Lunch Bunch Indoor Picnic and Movie will be “Kung Fu Panda 3″ on Aug. 18 at noon. Our Movies and Munchies will be “Kung Fu Panda 3″ on July 22nd and “The Jungle Book” on August 26th. On Tuesdays at 2:00 during July we will have a special Disney Hero Film Fest. Join us to see “The Lion King“!

Mrsstorytime yoga. M continues her Storytime Yoga class for kids aged 4-7 on Fridays at 11:00. Yoga mats are provided and registration is required.Call or stop in to register and have a wonderful time telling stories through movement!


Our booktalk groups will also be meeting. KinderClub for kindergartners will meet on Monday, July 25 and August 15 at 4:15, our Pageturners for grades 1 & 2 meets on Wed, July 20 and August 17th at 4:15pm. and our newest booktalk group, Nutmeg Book Buddies for grades 3-5 will meet on Monday, July 11th and August 8th at 4:15.  


The  Wii Have Fun club is meeting on Tuesday, July 12 and August 16th at 4:15pm. This is intended for grades 1-5. If you like Legos, then sign up for our Lego to the Library for our next meetings on July 15th and August 19th at 4:15pm.

If school is cancelled or delayed in Region 15 for weather,

our programs for the day are also cancelled.