Build a Better World, Summer Reading Program

This summer we’ll explore building themes that make this a better world to live in. Children may attend the fun programs and events that we are planning for ages 4 to 12. Activities are free and open to young people of all abilities.

Children may keep written logs of books read, and collect fun prizes as they show their reading progress between June 22nd – Aug. 18th. It’s important that children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library, as well as maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.

Summer Activities:
Tech Tuesday Drop-in: Elementary school-age children; July 11th-Aug.15th; 3:30-5pm.
Drop in and try out the library’s STEM materials. Tinker with ozobots, littleBits, Magforms, Snap Circuits, ChibiTronics, robots, Legos, etc. Tables will be set up so that small groups can try their hand at these materials. Parents and older siblings are welcome to join the fun! No registration necessary

Building Champions Thursdays:  School-age children (Pre-K – 5th); July 6th – Aug. 17th   2-3pm.  Performer/educators will bring us lots of building themed fun during our performer series….includes: Traveling Lantern Theatre Company, Up In Arms Puppets, Sciencetellers, Animal Embassy, Marvelous Marvin, City Winds Trio & Jester Jim..  A schedule of events and times is available in the library and on our online calendar. No registration necessary

Building Readers Story/Craft Time: Ages 4-6; Fridays, July 7th– Aug. 11th; 11:00am – 12pm.  Building will be the theme of the day with stories, movement, songs, and arts & crafts projects to help build life-long readers. No registration necessary

Remember to check the calendar at for all summer event listings. For more info, contact Ginny Figlia, Head of Youth Services, at 845-831-1134, x.103 or