June 11 – 6:30 p.m. Pet Parade and Summer Reading Kick-off on the Village Green.

June 14 – 4:00 p.m. Animal Parade with Erika Crofut. Children are invited to help us celebrate tails and tales by joining in an afternoon of fun, painting large lawn animals. We will supply pre-cut wooden animals for you to bring to life.  Then we’ll set them up parading across the library lawn. Children may bring a note to school to get off the bus at the Library.

June 21 – 5:00 p.m. Bookmaking Workshop with Hilary VanWright. On the first day of summer, design and create a custom journal or sketchbook to document your 2021 Summer Tales, imagined or diary style.  Surely, it will be a summer worth recording! Limited to 15. Visit here to register.

June 28 – 5:00 p.m. Life Between the Tides with the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk. Find out what the challenges are to living between the tides and which animals have adapted best! Visit here to register.

July 5 – 5:00 p.m. “The Rabbit and the Moon” puppetry workshop with Sova Theater. Children will create their own puppets with natural materials and put on a puppet show based on an ancient Native American folktale. Visit here to register.

July 12 – 5:00 p.m. Parade of Books with Erika Crofut. We are going to create a parade, one made of books! Each child will get help building their own book creature by folding, gluing and painting pages from old books. We’ll hang these creatures in an aerial parade inside the Library. Limited to 15. Visit here to register.

July 19 – 5:00 p.m. “Fun Feathered Facts: Things You Might Not Know About the Birds in Your Neighborhood”. In this talk, Emma Jean Sisk, a fifth grader at Salisbury Central School and avid birder, will share her enthusiasm and love for birds as she helps you build your nest of knowledge about these fascinating feathered creatures. This program will include a simple bird craft, fun bird trivia, and a bird-inspired snack. Limited to 15. Visit here to register.

July 26 – 5:00 p.m. Grand Finale! Live Birds of Prey with Sharon Audubon Center. Various species of live hawks and owls will accompany Audubon Sharon Staff to demonstrate their beauty, power, and connection with the natural world. Through this program, children will understand why raptors and their environment should continue to be protected and respected. Ice cream will be served to celebrate summer reading! Visit here to register.