Summer Reading Program 2017

Children’s Summer Reading Program- every Friday at 10:00 in July

Summer Reading Programs are free and open to all.  We’ll read books and have activities for all ages and abilities with a light snack at the end!

 owl.gifFriday, July 7th at 10:00- Vermont Raptors with the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Meet the birds of prey! Three to four live hawks, owls and falcons will come for a face-to-face exploration of what it takes to be a raptor. Their role in the environment and history with humans can help us learn from the past and help us build a better world for the future. The optional slideshow enhances the program with a wider range of species and topic possibilities. This program is possible thanks to funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Friday, July 14th at 10:00- Bee Kind. We’ll talk about bees, the role they play in kT8ngregc.jpgour environment and why we need to take care of them.  Then we’ll create batik flags and bee gardens of our own to encourage a little BUZZ WORTHY beauty at the library and your home!

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Friday, July 21 at 10:00- Forensic Science. It’s time to turn the library into a forensic lab!  Owl pellets, dinosaur footprints and real animal bones will be on hand to observe.  Can you identify who the bones used to belong to?  Can you determine which dinosaur left footprints in our clay?  How did those animal bones get into the owl pellets? And what is an owl pellet, anyway?! We’ll break out magnifying glasses, scientific instruments and more as we use our observation skills to learn how scientists do their jobs.

Friday, July 28 at 10:00- 3,2,1 Launch! Psst…have you ever heard about the great321 blast off.jpeg Marshmallow Incident?  “It happened so long ago, most people don’t remember….” Join us as we learn all about it, build structures out of create marshmallow launchers and play “Minute to Win It” games to close out Summer Reading Program of 2017!

SRP banner art thanks to solve4why.org.