Summer Reading 2018

Join us for Summer Reading Fun 2018!
Summer Reading Program : July 3rd – August 17th

Family Programs

Wednesday, August 1st, 10:30 am: Nan Hoffman, Musician

Nan sings and accompanies herself on guitar, autoharp, and other instruments. Her repertoire encompasses a wide range of folk songs and ballads, both contemporary and traditional. Her presentations are fun and informative, and invite participation.

Thursday, August 2nd, 10:30 am: Bagpipes with Kathy Beveridge

A five-year member of the Leatherstocking District Pipe Band, local resident Kathy Beveridge will talk about the steps she took to become a bagpiper and demonstrate the bagpipes.  Program will take place outside in our library pavilion.

Friday, August 3rd, 3:00 pm: Reader’s Theatre

Readers read from a script and parts will be divided among the readers. Children will practice using their voice to depict characters from texts. No need for props, costumes, or a set! Through this activity, children have the opportunity to develop fluency and enhance comprehension of what they are reading.

Wednesday, August 8th, 10:30 am: Creative Movement

Ailisa Boyer will lead kids and caregivers in exploring geology 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, NY.

Thursday, August 9th, 10:30 am: Didgeridoo Down Under

An exciting Australia-themed show that is a unique fusion of music, culture, science, comedy, character building, anti-bullying, environmentalism, and participation!

Friday, August 10th, 3:00 pm: Family Coloring

Coloring is not only for children.  Bring the whole family for a relaxing afternoon of coloring.  Light Snacks and music will be included.

Wednesday, August 15th, 10:30 am: “The Dirtmeister,” Scientist

This program will take a wild and wacky look at the physics of sound. Steve will present many simple science experiments using “dirt cheap” materials that people can try at home. Steve will be available after the show to autograph copies of some of his bestselling books.

Friday, August 17th, 3:00 pm: Centennial Celebration 1940’s

Did you know that Curious George first appeared in 1941?
Join us for an old-time reel film viewing of “Curious George.”

Grades 3rd – 6th

Tuesday, July 31st, 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. 

Tuesday, August 14th, 10:30 am:  Music of the Plants
Listen to the sounds plants make. Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower will lead a demonstration along with her favorite house plants.  Guaranteed to be an awe inspiring morning bringing intrigue and questions that beg to be considered.
(Please note the time difference.)

Summer Food Service Program

Wednesdays & Thursdays, June 27th – August 30th
Lunch will be served in the library pavilion from 11:30 am-1:00 pm.
Free to all kids 18 and under and special needs kids up to age 21.
Caregivers may purchase a lunch for $5.00.

Toddler Rhyme Time

Tuesdays July 3rd-August 7th, 10:30 am
An interactive program with repetitive songs, finger plays, and motion. We read one short book and color pictures. (Delaware Opportunities will provide “Treasure Basket Discovery” on July 10th)



Tuesday, July 3rd & Tuesday, August 7th, 3:00 pm
Join us for our summer LEGO building challenges. Grades K-6th


For more about our general Youth Services and programs throughout the year, please visit our Youth Services Page.