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Rhyme Time & Playgroup

Thursdays at 10:30 AM

June 20 - August 8*
Perfect for up to 36 months, but fun for everyone!

Lots of rhymes, a sprinkling of songs, and one or two shared board books round out this library program that is perfect for little ones who need to get those wiggles out. Stay to play! After the rhymes, stay for some unstructured play time with other kiddos.

*No Session July 4



Family Outdoor Storytime

Saturdays at 10:30 AM

June 22 - August 10
Perfect for 3-5 year olds, but fun for everyone!

Join Mrs. Tricia for a classic library storytime--books, songs, bubbles, and more! Come for early literacy skills, social connections, and fun! We will meet outside each week, weather permitting.





Summer Take & Makes!

Safari Vest Take & Make

Beginning June 1*

Kick off your summer with our first of three super-special take-and-makes!

Using a pattern, create an upcycled Safari Vest out of a paper bag; then add your own flair to make it one-of-a-kind. You'll be ready for a summer filled with adventure!

* While supplies last





Ocean Suncatchers Take & Make

Beginning July 1*

Kick off your summer with our second of three super-special take-and-makes!

Using coffee filters and watercolor paint, create serene seascapes. Then add silhouettes of ocean creatures and hang your luminous creations in a bright window to act as suncatchers.

* While supplies last




ADVENTURE BEGINS AT YOUR LIBRARY: Children's Summer Reading 2024

June 13 - August 13

Children Entering Grades K - 5

All About Summer Reading:

Can you read 600 minutes this summer?! We know you can! With just 10 minutes of reading a day you can reach this impressive minute milestone and on the way receive a brag tag for every 60 minutes you complete. When you hit the 600 minute mark you will earn a ticket to our big finale –The Farm to Heart Mobile Petting Zoo  will be here at OWL on Tuesday, August 13th as an extra special reward for our most adventurous readers.

Track the minutes you read using Beanstack! This is our second summer with this fun, user-friendly technology.* 

Register here beginning 6/13:

*Log books are also available if you prefer to stay screen-free this summer.  



Summer Reading Kick-Off

Ice Cream at OWL!

Thursday, June 13 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

FREE to all Summer Reading Participants:

Sign up for Summer Reading to receive a cable bracelet and your first of ten brag tags to mark your reading progress this summer. Once you register, celebrate with a free ice cream cone!





Weekly Adventure Times!

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM* - June 19 - August 7

Children Entering Grades K - 5

Adventure Begins at Your Library! Join us every Wednesday for an exciting program or performance.

Register separately for each week.

*July 24 program will be a 2:00 PM.


Science Heroes: Adventure of the Lost Treasure presented by Talewise

Wednesday, June 19 at 12:00 PM  |  Register here.

Join us on a treasure-hunting adventure deep within the jungle! Science and stories collide in this all new interactive STEM show!



The Wildlife Outside Our Windows presented by White Memorial Conservation Center

Wednesday, June 26 at 12:00 PM  |  Register here.

Join us as White Memorial guides you through the menageries of animals we have right here in our state, from marvelous mammals to resplendent reptiles to beautiful birds.


Jungle of Riddles with Mrs. Tricia

Wednesday, July 3 at 12:00 PM  |   Register here.

Deep in the jungle, you have found nine mysterious treasure chests! But this is no ordinary island — you have landed on the island of riddles, where the jungle animals are guarding the treasures. You must solve their tricky puzzles before you can open the chests. 


Pirate Treasure Hunter with Mrs. Tricia

Wednesday, July 10 at 12:00 PM  |   Register here.

A mysterious package arrives at your library. Inside is an old map and a note about a lost treasure. Only one thing is for sure: adventure awaits!

Live Virtual Program: Sailor’s Sea Chest presented by Mystic Seaport Museum

 Wednesday, July 17 at 12:00 PM  |  Register here.

In this live virtual program, we will explore the items that a sailor would have packed for a long journey at sea. Login at home or come to OWL and watch the museum educator on the big screen.






The Quest for the Kakapo presented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company

Wednesday, July 24 at 2:00 PM  |  Register here.

Join the Caterpillar Hunter on a new and exciting adventure as he travels around the world to rescue a rare endangered parrot known as the Kakapo, from New Zealand. 





Watercolor Waterscape with Dr. Caroline

Wednesday, July 31 at 12:00 PM  |  Register here.

Take an adventure through your imagination in this special watercolor class led by Dr. Caroline. Materials will be provided.






Watercolor Mountains with Skyscape with Dr. Caroline

Wednesday, August 7 at 12:00 PM  |  Register here.

Take an adventure through your imagination in this special watercolor class led by Dr. Caroline. Materials will be provided.







LEGO Club: Kid Session

Fridays at 1:30 PM: June 21 - August 9

Registration is Appreciated!  Register here.

Do you love LEGO?! Come to OWL on Friday afternoons all summer long for LEGO Club! We will have a theme or prompt to direct your build. Registration is appreciated.






Books on the Beach

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: June 25 - July 30*

At Sandy Beach, Bantam Lake

Books on the Beach is back! Join us for Tuesdays in June and July at Sandy Beach! Check out books to take home or to read while you are on the beach! We will have a great selection of adult, teen, and children's titles. We look forward to seeing you!

*Availability will depend on weather conditions - No Books on the Beach July 23.




Mind Movies: The Art of Reading with Dr. Caroline

Tuesdays: 6:00 - 7:00 PM: July 2, 9, August 6 & 13

Best for ages 6 - 9 and caregivers

Registration is Required!  Register here.

When we read, we craft mind movies. Join us as we explore reading and make multimedia art to represent what our mind's eye sees. Talking about reading connects us in very special ways.

Pizza will be served!





Summer Reading FINALE!

The Farm to Heart Mobile Petting Zoo

Tuesday, August 13 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Celebrate a successful summer of reading with a visit from The Farm to Heart Mobile Petting Zoo–a menagerie that includes bunnies, guinea pigs, miniature chickens, a duck, piglets, lambs, goats, and a calf.







OWL’s Children’s & YA Audio Program

Do you love listening to audiobooks but no longer have access to a CD player?

We can help! Check out one of our 5 circulating CD players and receive a free pair of earbuds and a retro prize from our 90s time capsule! You will also receive a prize for any Juvenile or Young Adult CD audiobooks that you check out. Prizes include koosh balls, mini troll dolls, and slap bracelets all harkening back to the decade when portable CD players were all the rage.







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Still having difficulty understanding how to access Zoom: email info at owlibrary dot org and we will go over it with you.

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