Summer Reading 2019

Cannon Free Library

2019 Summer Reading Program


Pre-registration: June 18th – July 12th

Program: July 3rd – August 9th

Completion requirements: Achieve your personal reading goal, and turn in your reading logs by August 16thEarn prizes!

Weekly Prize Drawing: Enter one chance each time you visit the library.

Incentive Game Board: Optional, complete for more prizes.



Tuesdays: July 9, Aug. 13, 20 and 27 only, at 10:30 am:

An interactive program for toddlers with songs, finger plays, and movement. We read one or two short picture books and play together.

July 16 at 10:30am, KIDS YOGA CLASS WITH JENINE OSBON:  Join Jenine for a fun morning exploring animals, shapes, and movement while stretching, playing and learning yoga basics. Ages 3-6.    



LEGO: July 9 and August 6, 3:00 pm: (*Note: July’s date has changed to 2nd Tues. of month.)  Summer LEGO building challenges. Grades K-6. 

Magic the Gathering: July 9 & August 13, 3:00pm: Bring your cards. Make some new friends. Beginners welcome.



Wednesday, July 24th, at 3:00 pm: Theater Games Workshop

Join NYC-based theater-maker, Michelle Stern, for some physical theater games to get young actors moving and engaged. Michelle has performed in and produced all different sorts of theatrical events; you are sure to both learn and laugh a lot with her!

Wednesday, July 31, 3:00 pm:  Creative Movement and Dance

SPACE and SPACE: An Exploration with Ailisa Boyer

Dance is a great way to tell a story! Come explore the elements of choreography (SPACE, weight, time), using inspiration from Outer SPACE to create an original dance piece. Ailisa is a Dance/Movement Therapist and founder of Nautilus Dance Arts in Delhi, NY.

Tuesday, August 20th, 3:00 pm: Ukulele and Folk Dance Workshop

Join us for an afternoon of fun with Delaware Academy’s elementary/middle school music teacher, Jackie Gibson. Learn a few ukulele chords and a few dance steps! Bring your own ukulele if you have one; Jackie will also have some with her.

Thursday, August 22nd, 3:00 pm:  Yoga Class with Jenine Osbon

Geared towards children aged 8-12, yoga instructor Jenine Osbon will lead a 45 minute yoga session. Come dressed in comfortable clothing, ready to be mindful of your breathing while you stretch, relax, energize and explore the power of yoga!



Free Lunch will be provided at 11:30, following our Thursday morning programs.

Wednesday, June 26th, 3:00 pm: Chasing the Moon (a movie!)

Help us launch our summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, with a screening of a 40 minute clip from the upcoming American Experience film, Chasing the Moon. We are excited to share part of the not-yet-released PBS 6 hour documentary series about the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969 and beyond. Chasing the Moon will premiere on July 8th on PBS stations across the country. Kick off the summer with us by celebrating 50 years since ‘One Giant Leap” with a movie and popcorn!

 Thursday, June 27th, 10:30 am: Author David Covell

David Covell will read from his picture book, RUN WILD, an exquisite reminder of how wonderful life can be beyond doors and screens. David wrote and created parts of this book right here in Delaware County. Run Wild was awarded a Best Illustrated Book of 2018 by The New York Times and The New York Public Library.  Come hear a story, make some art, and HOWL!

Friday, June 28th, 10:30 am: Go for a hike on My Side of the Mountain! People of all ages are invited to join us for a community ‘literary’ hike on the trails outside of Delhi named for characters from the 1960 Newbery Honor book, My Side of the Mountain, (fictitiously set in Delhi). Local actors will perform scenes and read passages from the book as we hike by. Meet at the trail head in the Lutheran Church parking lot on Andes Rd. Bring water, bug spray, etc.

Tuesday, July 2nd, 10:30 am: A Celebration for Jean Craighead George and My Side of the MountainA special story time as we unveil our ‘literary landmark’ plaque (a preview of the evening’s event). We are celebrating 60 years since the publication of My Side of the Mountain, and what would have been Jean Craighead George’s 100th birthday. Hear one of George’s picture books read aloud, eat cupcakes, and create a collage with objects found in nature. Evening reception at 6pm.

 Thursday, July 11th, 10:30 am: “The Dirtmeister”, Scientist

Join scientist, author and educator, Steve Tomecek, for “Blast Off with Reading”, a program which traces the science and history of our quest to travel into space starting with simple flying machines and ending with an actual rocket launch.

 Thursday, July 18th, 10:30 am: Fun Family Songs with Ira McIntosh Come prepared to sing along and boogie and have a rockin’ good time as we celebrate summer at the library.  Drawing on his vast repertoire of folk songs & modern family favorites, Ira’s shows are always a delight for kids big and small. Be ready to dance and sing along!

Tuesday, July 23rd, 10:30 am: Summer Night Sky: The Stars Tell a Story Kopernik Observatory and Science Center will present a program based on the summer stars and constellations using ‘Planetarium Software’. Afterwards, attendees will build Sky Wheels to take home and use to find constellations in the sky.

Thursday, July 25th, 10:30 am: Build/Paint/Create a Rocket Ship!

Get messy and creative with some ‘big art’; we will build, paint and decorate a rocket ship out of cardboard boxes and other recycled objects. We’ll work outside, weather permitting. “If you wanna take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship…”

 Tuesday, July 30th, 10:30 am: Moreland the Magician!

Blast off with Commander Dave (aka Moreland the Magician) on a fun voyage through outer space in his high-energy 45-minute show. Moreland’s show is packed with magic, comedy, puppets, and several routines featuring volunteers from the audience!

Thursday, August 1st, 10:30 am: POP art!

Join library director and artist/art educator, Susan Frisbee, to create a pop art collage that celebrates your hometown. Geared towards upper elementary students to adults.

Tuesday, August 6th, 10:30 am: A Spacecraft Tour of the Solar System!

Join us on a virtual journey through our stellar neighborhood! We will visit planets, dwarf planets, and moons through the “eyes” of the many intrepid spacecraft we have sent out, with stunning images and amazing discoveries, and featuring the Magic Planet, a spherical projector that can instantly become a globe of any world we have visited. Brought to you by SPIF: The Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility, sponsored by Cornell University and NASA as part of the Regional Planetary Image Facility Network.

Thursday, August 8th, 10:30 am: Story Laurie, Musician

“Wild, Wonderful Universe”:  In her lively, participatory program, Story Laurie invites listeners young and old to “howl at the moon, shake & shimmy in the sun — all joining together for fun, fun fun!” Blending animal tales from around the world with lively songs about the sun, moon, & the stars, together we will marvel over the ways in which we are all connected! Come to sing along as we laugh and delight in songs & stories from around the world…and across the universe!

Thursday, August 29th, 10:30am:  Creative Movement

Ailisa Boyer will lead kids and caregivers in exploring space themes through creative movement, music, and mindfulness. A fun mix of art and science! All ages welcome – caregiver participation is encouraged. Ailisa is a Dance/Movement Therapist and founder of Nautilus Dance Arts in Delhi.



Thursdays, June 27th – August 29th (NO LUNCH JULY 4TH)

Lunch will be served in the library pavilion from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

Free to all kids 18 and under and special needs kids up to age 21.

Caregivers may purchase a lunch for $5.00.


Summer Program Awards Party

Wednesday, August 21st    11:00am – 1:00pm

Bring your own picnic lunch and we’ll provide a tasty dessert!