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Wrapping Up the Summer with the Children’s Department

July 22nd, 2021
Categories: Educational Connections, Kids, Library & Family Fun, News, Reading Romp!, STEAM Adventures

As July wanes and August approaches, take a moment to read about a few highlighted activities and programs the library is offering for children before the new school year begins.

July DAR Contest

How can you get a chance to win a stuffed animal from the library? By completing the American history challenge sponsored by the General John Stark chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)! Pick up the one-page quiz at the reference desk in the Children’s Department, then turn in the finished quiz by July 31. Winners will be notified by phone or email during the first week of August.

DAR contest prizes

Family Fun Science: Volcanoes

Run for your lives—it’s an exploding volcano! Well… run at least a few feet away, because we’ll be building our own exploding volcanoes in an eruptive Family Fun Science event on Saturday, July 31. Besides all the fun (and the mess), we’ll learn about chemical reactions, pressure, and a little bit of fluid dynamics.

The registration form is located on the program’s event page on our web calendar. Please submit the registration form only once (one form submission = one family). There is room for 8 families to participate in the library’s parking lot across Oak Street.


Summer Reading

There’s still time to join our kids’ Summer Reading program! After registering at the desk in the Children’s Department or signing up on READsquared, read or listen to books for a minimum of 10 hours to earn free books and other great prizes. Make sure to log all of your summer reading before the program ends on August 7!

Summer Reading

Hidden Green Crayon

During Summer Reading this year, look for the plush green crayon hidden somewhere in the Children’s Department. Finding it will earn you a sticker prize!

Plush green crayon

More Summer Fun

For more information about all the library has to offer for children as the summer comes to an end, check out the events posted on the library’s web calendar!