Youth Summer Reading Program

Every summer we join the Vermont Department of Libraries and libraries across the country in offering reading program materials around a common theme. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibility” and features the artwork of Sophie Blackall. Registration for the program will begin on June 13. Kids learned all the details at school in early June and should have gone home with a flyer detailing all of the special programs and events happening at the Library this summer. Middle-school-age youth and those who are homeschooled can pick up a flyer at the library anytime. Below are a few of the first special programs of the summer.

Oceans of Drumming: Everybody Plays a Drum Master drummer Saragail Benjamin will present “oceanic” stories and we’ll make wild rhythms together on our drums. Everyone gets one! No registration is required for this program for all ages on Monday, June 20 at 11 am.

Make Music Day Join us for some fun music making as we sing and strum together on the library lawn.  Bring your own instrument or use one of ours (rhythm sticks, shakers, and more) as we work through a familiar song list. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while we make music together. All ages and musical talents are welcome on Tuesday, June 21 at Noon.

VINS: Watershed Wilderness  Where does a drop of rain falling in your backyard come from? Where does it go? And who does it meet along the way? Join an Environmental Educator from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in exploring the ways in which our green mountain landscape and the oceans of the world are intimately connected. We’ll trace the raindrop’s journey with a watershed model, and meet two live animal ambassadors who depend on this cycle, while learning ways we can help our land and oceans stay healthy. No registration is required for this program on Friday, June 24, 10:30 am. All ages are welcome.

 Very Merry Theater presents “The Further Adventures of Peter Pan” Vermont’s only touring company for actors ages 6 – 15 will present this original musical.  Fun for the whole family on Tuesday June 28 at Noon on the Library Lawn.

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