Welcome to your Summer Reading Adventures at the Hawley Public Library!
Summer programming starts on June 25th and ends on August 10th with an Ice-Cream Party at the Dairy Twist in Hawley. Tickets for the party will be handed out prior to the event. There are 2 ways to participate in our Summer Reading Adventures (pick one or both!):
B-I-N-G-O Reading Challenges Card - Complete a square and check it off. Get a "BINGO" (up, down, or diagonal) and earn one entry ticket into our end-of-summer prize drawings. Drawings will be announced at the end of the Summer Program.
Try to make reading a part of your day, every day. Anything you read counts - including magazines, graphic novels, books you read to others, books that are read to you, E-books, audiobooks, picture books, etc. Summer is a great time to explore new books and genres too. See what we have to offer here at the Hawley Library. If we don’t have it, we will find it. I promise!
In-Person Programs - We’ve got lots of things to do to fill in your Summer days. Please refer to our events calendar on Facebook and the information posted below. Registration is not required unless noted.
Have a great summer, and I look forward to having your child participate!
PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME Thursdays, 6/30 - 8/4 from 11 am - 12 pm Join Ms. Mary on the Blue Rug as we move our bodies, learn some early literacy skills, read books, do a craft, and have fun. The program is designed for ages 3-5. Grown-up participation not required but you must remain on the property. We have lots of books for you to peruse on our main level!
School Age Programs - Grade K and Up
GARDENING CLUB* Tuesdays, 6/28 to 7/26 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am Gardening Club with Ms. Sally Ann and Ms. Sue. *Registration is required - register with Ms. Mary.
CRAFTER-NOON Wednesdays, 6/29 to 8/10 from 1 pm - 2 pm Enjoy arts and crafts - paint, food, sensory items, tie-dye*, STEM stuff, and more - with kids of all ages. Bring your imagination!
YOGA WITH MS. MAGGIE Tuesday, 8/2 at 11 am Join Ms. Maggie from Bright Kids Yoga for some ocean inspired yoga. Bring a towel! We plan to do this outdoors.
School Age Programs - Grades 1st - 5th
BIG KIDS' STORYTIME WITH LINDSAY* Tuesdays, 7/12 and 7/19 from 2 pm - 3 pm Big Kids Storytime with Author-Illustrator Lindsay Barrett George. Grades 1st - 5th. Both dates will be covering different material. *Registration is required - register with Ms. Mary.
School Age Programs - Grade 3 and Up
TRAVELING STEM WITH MS. JESS* Wednesday, 7/20 at 1:30 pm Join Ms. Jess as she makes a stop at the Hawley Library for her "Traveling STEM" program. Explore the Oceans and make an ocean creature paper circuit, build a submarine, and explore the depths of the ocean. *Registration is required - register with Ms. Mary.
IMAGINE! YOU'RE A WRITER! WORKSHOP* Tuesday, 7/26 from 2 pm - 3 pm Join Author Ron Gillette in this introductory creative writing workshop where kids will learn how to put their creativity and imagination into story form. *Registration is required - register with Ms. Mary.
Programs For All Ages
GAME-DAY Fridays, 7/1 to 8/5 from 1 pm - 2 pm Board games, video games, and even "Minute to Win It" games. All ages welcome.
PAWS TO PAGES* Thursdays, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4 from 2 pm - 4 pm "Paws to Pages" Read to a Therapy Dog Program. Sign up for a 20 minute slot. *Registration is required - register with Ms. Mary.
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