2017 Summer Reading June 26th - Aug. 12th.
There will be a Read-to-Me program for children turning 4 this year(born in 2013) through entering 1st grade. This program will be based on the number of books read to or by the child. After registering at the library, your child can choose a Read-to-Me coloring sheet. On the back of the sheet are 10 lines. For every book you read to them, (or every book they read), please write the title on the back of the sheet. After all 10 books have been read, and the front of the sheet colored, please return the sheet to the library where you registered. Your child will then get to choose a prize from a Read-to-Me prize box. If they have completed 5 reading sheets by August 12th, they will earn a paperback book.
For kids entering 2nd through 6th grade, our program is based on the number of minutes read, and prizes can be earned for each hour read. We recommend your child reads for one hour before coming in to register. After registering at the library beginning June 26th, your child will be given a reading log and a file in the computer will be opened with a user name and password. The instructions of how to enter minutes will be in your reading log. For each hour read, your child will get a “Book Buck” which they can save up for a larger prize, or spend in our library store. They can continue to record their minutes read online until August 12th. Our store will close at 12:30 pm on August 12th.
To log-on to your computer file click on the link below:
(link will go live by 6/26)
To register for those programs that require registration, please click on the blue program name or movie title. (links will be turned on by 6/26)
Drop-In Summer Kids Storytimes
Tuesdays July 11 – Aug. 8 Gales Ferry Library 9:30 – 10:00 am (ages 3 – 5)
We know summers are busy times, but if you are in town, drop in and join us for pre-school stories and songs.
Thursday June 29 10:00 am Bill Library (ages 6 – 10) Please Register!
Come and show us your skill and decorate one of the sections of sidewalk outside of the Bill Library. There is a limited sign up, so don’t delay registering! There will be prizes for all. Bring your own sidewalk chalk if you have it. (Rain date Jul.6th)
Lunch and a Movie!
Wednesdays June 28 – Aug. 9 Bill Library 12:00 – 1:30 pm (all ages)
Bring your lunch and we will have a special snack and lemonade for you! All movies are rated PG and will be projected onto our large screen! Please Register for the movie of your choice.
June 28 Moana
July 5 Beauty and the Beast (live action)
July 12 Sing
July 19 Pete’s Dragon (live action)
July 26 Finding Dory
August 2 BFG (live action)
August 9 Wild Life
Friday July 7 9:30 – 11:30am Gales Ferry School(on the football field)
Come and climb in the big trucks or buses or fire engines at our annual Touch-a-Truck event! The first half hour from 9:30 – 10:00 will be no horns or sirens for hearing sensitive children. If your kids love lots of noise, come after 10:00!
LEGO® Maker Days
Tuesdays July 11 – Aug. 8 10:30 – 11:30 GF Library Ages 4 – 10.
Make some fun and interesting creations with our LEGO® bricks!
Thursday July 13(session A) & July 20(session B) 1:00 – 2:30 Bill Library (2-6 grades) Learn how to make and use puppets in this fun workshop. Please try to be here for both sessions. Please Register for both sessions!
Chris Merwin, Musician
Friday July 14 11:00 Ledyard Center School Gym All Ages
Tap your feet and clap your hands…get ready for a fun global music program with Chris Merwin!
Saturday July 22 11:00 – 3:00 Bill Library All Ages
Fun for all ages, watching and doing all sorts of interesting projects!
Christina the Magician
Friday July 28 10:00 pm Ledyard Center School All Ages
Prepare to be amazed at this wonderful magician’s tricks…how did she do that??
Friday August 4 10:00 GF Library Ages 6 – 10.
Try some cool engineering projects on a hot day!
Thursday August 10 10:00 am Gr.4-6
Ledyard Congregational Church
Let’s see what kind of meals you can make for your family with just a couple of Mystery ingredients. You will learn some basic cooking skills so you can be a Chef in your own home! Please bring an apron. Please Register!