Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World – Keep Building!!
The Summer Reading Club programs run through August so be sure to check out our calendar for a complete schedule of events. You may continue to collect your prizes through Friday, September 1. Remember, for every 2 hours of reading you accomplish you will earn another prize. When you reach 10 hours of reading time (it won’t take long!) you’ll earn a special prize. Then it’s on to bonus hours and prizes!! Read at your own pace, wherever you are.

Learn to Play Chess with Marty Sobin

We’re excited to welcome Coach Marty back to the Library for an August series of chess lessons.  Kids will learn the basic moves, how to think like a chess player, and they’ll have a chance to try out their new skills with games against each other. This program is currently filled to capacity. Look for more chess sessions in January 2018!

Wednesdays, August 9-30, class runs from 5:30-7:00 pm. For ages 6 years and up. Free. Registration is filled.

Let’s Play Bingo!!

We have picture Bingo boards to make the game playing easier for our younger patrons. Join us for a few games and everyone will win a small prize.

Tuesday, August 22, at 11:00 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.

Art la Cart                                                                                                        

You’re invited to drop in and make some art. Join us in our open studio approach to art during an extended “Art a la Cart” this week. We’ll bring out extra materials and crafts for an art extravaganza. Note the extended time.

Tuesday, August 22, drop in from 3:00-5:30 pm. Family program. Free. No sign up needed.

Picnic Story Time

Bring your lunch and listen to some stories while we eat lunch together. This program is perfect for the patio, or the Story Time room if it’s raining.

Wednesday, August 23, 11:30 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.

Parachute Play

We love the large parachute and the games we can play with it. Join us for some more library fun with circle games, the parachute and music. Note to parents and caregivers: we’ll need you to participate too, as little arms get tired holding onto the parachute.

Thursday, August 24, at 10:30 am. For ages 2 1/2 and older. Free. No sign up needed.

Friday Fun Movie Time: “Clifford’s Really Big Movie”

Meet us in the community room for a movie on the big screen. The movie runs 1 hour and 15 minutes. This movie is rated G.

Friday, August 25, from 10:30-11:45 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.

Monday Movie Matinee: Disney’s “The Muppets”

Join us in the air conditioned Community Room for a full length feature film on the big screen. The movie runs for 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Monday, August 28, 2:00-3:40 pm. The movie is appropriate for families. Free. No sign up needed.


Sink and Float Stories

We’ll read some stories about water, and then we’ll try some experiments to find out which objects will sink or float. It is sure to be fun. Please join us on the patio or in the Story Time room if it’s raining.

Tuesday, August 29, 11:00 am. For ages 2 1/2 and up. Free. No sign up needed.

Baby Play Time 

Baby Play Time, at 10:00 am, is open play and socializing for babies and their caregivers. You may park in the Borough and Staff designated parking areas, along the side of the building, until 11:00 am on Wednesdays. The main library entrance will be open at this time.

Wednesdays, August 23, 30, September 6 and 13, from 10:00-10:30 am. For ages birth-17 months with caregiver. Free. No sign up needed.


DROP IN: Build It! 

We have some fun new building materials (large cardboard blocks, tubes and marbles game, connecting sticks, a race track) at the library and each week we’ll try something different. Meet us in the Story Time Room for a building challenge.

Thursdays, July 6-August 24, drop in  from 3:00-4:30 pm and on August 31, we’ll have multiple building activities available from 2:00-4:00 pm. For all ages. Free. No sign up needed.


Story Time Saturdays (every week)     

Don’t forget……we have story time every Saturday when the library is open, even during the other program breaks. Stories, music, finger plays and more await you and your children. We hope to see you there!

Saturdays, from 10:30-11:15 am. For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Free. No sign up needed.


Polaris PowerPAC - Children's Edition Did you know that we have a children’s version of our online catalog? Click here to try out our child-friendly version.

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