|Summer Reading is Here!!!!|
It's time once again for our Summer Reading Program!!
This year's theme is ...
We have put together a fantastic array of programs and events for children up through the fifth grade. Don't miss out on all the fun!
To register online and to see the complete listing of events, click here. Or stop by the Library to register in person. Registration starts June 10th.
Summer events for all ages are also listed in the Sunderlender (mailed to your home).
Have a great summer, and see you at the Library!
|Young Adult Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Event:|
Hunger Games Training Day
Girls and Boys on Fire!
Set in a futuristic world where things are quite different from our own, Katniss's story in The Hunger Games seems to be one marked by the extraordinary. But did you know that you too can learn how to find your way through the middle of the woods or start a fire just by using a couple of pieces of wood? Step into the shoes of the character of Katniss and the other contestants of The Hunger Games stories as you take part in your own training day!
Wednesday, June 19, 3-7 p.m.
Move from station to station and learn from skilled mentors the woods-craft that Katniss used to survive on her own, including archery, fire by friction, knot tying, and shelter craft.
For tweens and teens age 11 and up.
Registration required! Call us at 665-2642 or stop by the Library.
|Yum! -- Edible Perennials|
Edible Perennial Gardening
with Naturalist and Landscaper
Wednesday, June 19, at 6:30 PM
Learn how to establish and maintain a variety of perennials, including trees, shrubs, vines, canes, and herbaceous plants that yield abundant crops of delicious and nutritious food throughout the growing season with minimal maintenance.
Plants will be offered for sale.
|Summer Reading Special Program...|
This fun and popular program with Star Wars enthusiast Peter Struzziero features a Show-and-Tell Showcase, Star Wars history lesson, Character ID game, pop-culture videos, and concludes with a Costume Contest and Trivia Game. Costumes are encouraged!
Saturday, June 22, at 3:00 PM
Recommended for ages 5 and up. Families are welcome.
|Back by popular demand...|
LEGO Club at the Library!
Mondays, June 24 through July 22
11 AM to 12 PM
Ages 6+ (with an adult)
Limit: 25 children
The LEGO Club meets Mondays in the Children’s Activities Room from 11 AM to 12 PM. The program allows children to come and explore the wonderful world of LEGOs with other interested children. A different theme is picked each Monday, and kids can build on that theme or build a creation of their own. After each club meeting, kids can put their LEGO creations on display at the Library for all to see until the next club. This program is designed for elementary school children but is open to kids of all ages.
Children may bring LEGOs from home.
|Special Summer Reading Program Event|
Having Fun With Fossils and Dinosaurs
Presented by Paulette Morin
Monday, July 8, at 6 p.m.
Dressed for digging, intrepid fossil hunter Paulette Morin introduces children to the wonders of dinosaurs and our prehistoric past. This multimedia presentation combines storytelling, music and science, and touches on the who, what, where and when of the dinosaurs.
This program is supported by a grant from the Sunderland Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
|SRP Event|Rockets: There and Back Again
A program of the Museum of Science, Boston
Wednesday, July 10
Two sessions: 2 PM and 3 PM
Create an air rocket that launches across the room, and engineer a way for a payload to return safely to Earth. This hands-on workshop explores the science behind rockets and space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design.
Ages 6 and up. Children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Preregistration required. Please sign up at the Library.
|Special Summer Reading Program Event|
Dig Into Reading! Puppet Show
Help the pirate and his parrot solve clues that lead to the discovery of a buried treasure--a chest full of gold, jewels...and stories!
Suitable for all ages.
Presented by Sparky's Puppets
Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m.
|2013 Summer reading Preschool Storytime Schedule|
These story/craft times for children ages 3-6 and their families will be held on Fridays at 11:00am in the Children's Room.
The storytime dates are as follows:
Each storytime is approximately 45 minutes in length. Please join us for theme-related stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts!
Click on the above icon for eSequels.