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Summer 2021


This year's theme for the summer is "Tails and Tales" and we have lots of animal-themed fun and more for you!
Summer 2021 Newsletter (English/Spanish)
Summer 2021 Calendar (English/Spanish)

Tails and Tales

Summer Programs are all outdoor and weather permitting. We will raffle off a gift card to a local business at every program! Please follow local and state guidelines regarding mask wearing; in close proximity, please put your mask on. We appreciate your consideration of our community’s safety. Programs are listed below, but please check our Facebook page for updates regarding changes in the schedule. (There is a Facebook feed on our website's homepage that you do not need a Facebook account to view.)

Our Summer Reading Challenge is a little different this year! Instead of keeping track of how many days you read, we have a sheet full of fun challenges for you to do this summer. Try out the suggested challenges or pick some of your own! Turn in your Summer Reading Challenge sheets by Friday, August 20 to earn a free book, small prize, and be entered into our grand prize raffles.
Ages 3-5 (English) Ages 3-5 (Spanish)
Ages 6-11 (English) Ages 6-11 (Spanish)
Ages 12-18 (English) Ages 12-18 (Spanish)

Take and Make craft kits will still be available throughout the summer. Stop by the Youth Department each week to see what new crafts we have available, as supplies last.

Summer Programs

  • 10-Minute LEGO® Challenge: Monday, June 14 at 4:00 pm in front of the library. Can you build a LEGO® car in 10 minutes? How about a bridge or a robot? Stop by after school and see if you're up to the challenge!
  • Lawn Games: Tuesday, June 15 at 11:00 am at Memorial Park. Join us for cornhole, badminton, and other fun outside games!
  • Lawn Games: Thursday, June 17 at 3:00 pm at Rec Park. Join us for cornhole, badminton, and other fun outside games!
  • Chalk Art: Monday, June 21 at 2:00 pm in front of the library. Create a design on the sidewalk with Ms Kate.
  • Wind Crafts: Tuesday, June 22 at 11:00 am at Memorial Park. Decorate your own wind chime or pinwheel and watch your creation move with the wind.
  • Rock Painting: Monday, June 28 at 2:00 pm in front of the library. Come decorate your very own rocks with Mr. Carlos.
  • Dog Agility Show: Tuesday, June 29 at 11:00 am at Memorial Park. Join Central K-9 as they show us what their dogs can do.
  • Storytime: Thursday, July 1 at 3:00 pm at Rec Park. Listen to some TALES about TAILS and do an animal craft!
  • The Five Forms with Barbara McClintock: Tuesday, July 6 at 11:00 am at Memorial Park. Come listen and move with Ms Barbara, author and illustrator of "The Five Forms," through the five animal forms of the Qi Gong martial art.
  • Teen Tie-Dye: Thursday, July 8 at 2:00 pm in front of the library. Come tie dye a bandana to wear all summer long! Ages 10+
  • Water, Water Everywhere: Monday, July 12 at 2:00 pm in front of the library. Do a variety of activities and experiments using water, and learn the science behind them too!
  • Live Animals from Tara Farm: Tuesday, July 13 at 11:00 am at Memorial Park. Come see what kinds of TAILS Tara Farm brings to town!
  • Pet Rocks: Thursday, July 15 at 3:00 pm at Rec Park. Put a tail on a rock and make it a Pet Rock to bring home!
  • Animal Silhouettes: Monday, July 19 at 2:00 pm in front of the library. Paint animal silhouettes with Mr Carlos.
  • Moose Tales: Tuesday, July 20 at 11:00 am at Memorial Park. Join Mr Andrew from DEEP as he tells us Moose Tales!
  • Community Art: Monday, July 26 at 2:00 pm in front of the library. Work on a community art project with Ms Kate.
  • Live Animals from Tara Farm: Tuesday, July 27 at 11:00 am at Memorial Park. Come see what kinds of TAILS Tara Farm brings to town!
  • The Doughnut Fix Book Discussion: Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30 pm, location TBA. Come talk with Ms Frances about The Doughnut Fix, one of Windham Middle's School's summer reading books. WMS students earn extra points on their summer reading assignment for attending!
  • Bubble Fest!: Thursday, July 29 at 3:00 pm at Rec Park. It’s the return of Bubble Fest! Make and play with bubbles.
  • Dinosaur Day: Monday, August 2 at 2:00 pm in front of the library. Join us for some fun dinosaur STEM activities, including using chemistry to "hatch" your own dinosaur!
  • Writing with Ms Helen: Tuesday, August 3 at 11:00 am at Memorial Park. Ms Helen helps us write about animals.
  • Marble Paper Making: Monday, August 9 at 2:00 pm in front of the library. Make marble paper with shaving cream with Mr Carlos.
  • Things That Go Bump in the Night: Tuesday, August 10 at 11:00 am at Memorial Park. More TALES about TAILS with Ms Ginny from DEEP.
  • Field Day!: Thursday, August 12 at 3:00 pm at Rec Park. Join us at Rec Park for games and prizes! Get your tail moving!
  • Black Brother, Black Brother Book Discussion: Thursday, August 12 at 6:30 pm, location TBA. Come talk with Ms Grabek about Black Brother, Black Brother, one of Windham Middle's School's summer reading books. WMS students earn extra points on their summer reading assignment for attending!
  • Community Art: Monday, August 16 at 2:00 pm in front of the library. Work on a community art project with Ms Kate.
  • Field Day!: Tuesday, August 17 at 11:00 am at Memorial Park. Run your tails off! Join us for Field Day at Memorial Park!
  • Be Prepared Book Discussion: Thursday, August 26 at 6:30 pm, location TBA. Come talk with Ms Lisa about Be Prepared, one of Windham Middle's School's summer reading books. WMS students earn extra points on their summer reading assignment for attending!

Picture Book Bundles & Backpacks


In a rush? Avoiding public spaces? Looking for something specific? Try one of our picture book bundles! You pick the topic, we pick the titles. Just fill out this form and we'll let you know when your bundle is ready to be picked up (lobby pickup available).

We have 18 new puppet, musical instrument, and sensory toy backpacks available for checkout, along with our Sprout educational backpacks. Each puppet backpack includes a book and multiple puppets so children and caregivers can act out the story together. Each musical instrument backpack has a book and a set of instruments. Several of the backpacks are bilingual English/Spanish. Try one today by stopping by the library or calling/emailing for lobby pickup. List of backpacks

Tumblebooks
OverDrive
hoopla

Miss Humblebee's Academy

World Almanac for Kids

AtoZ World Culture

Coping with Coronavirus & COVID-19: Resources for Children and Families (English)

Coping with Coronavirus & COVID-19: Resources for Children and Families (Spanish)


Find a list of even more resources for children on our All Online Resources page.



New Books for Kids

 

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