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Burlington Roundup – Library Announces Summer Programs

Burlington Public Library

The Burlington Public Library has announced this year’s Summer programs. Check them out!

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Rhythm and Rhyme

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 16 at 10:30 am

9 months to 35 months, with caregiver

A great social experience for both children and caregivers! Learn Nursery rhymes, do finger plays, sing songs, play instruments, dance, play with the parachute, and listen to a story. The program is followed by free play.

 

AM Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 20 @ 11:00 am

“Imagine Me Gone” by Adam Haslett

No Registration Required.

New Members are Welcome.

Books for participants are available at the library.

Tween-to-Teen Crafts

Thursdays, June 22 and 29 @ 5:00-6:00 pm

Entering grades 5-12

‘Build a Better World’ with crafts that will be donated to the community while earning service hours. Each craft will run for two consecutive Thursdays, with instruction repeated each week. Participants can either complete each project over the course of the two programs or by attending one program and completing the project at home. Finished items will be distributed to the organizations at the end of the summer.

Loom Knit Hats – Learn how to knit hats using a circular loom. Hats will be donated to cancer patients at Cancer Care at Saint Francis.

Summer Reading Program Kickoff Event

Sessions Woods ‘Explore the Natural World’

Saturday, June 24 from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Please join us to kick off the Summer Reading Program at Sessions Woods!

This year’s theme is ‘Build a Better World’ and places like this certainly help do that. The Burlington Land Trust will guide us as we explore the natural world and appreciate the trails and exhibits.

Families can also complete a Nature Hunt as they hike or explore. For this event we are also partnering with the Friends of Sessions Woods and the Lions Club of Burlington, who will provide and cook hot dogs.

Summer Reading “Build a Better World” 2017

Summer Reading 2017 Build a Better World
Children Pre-K – 4th Grade
Kick-off is Saturday, June 24, 3 pm – 5pm at Sessons Woods

1. Register for the 2017 Summer Reading Program at Sessions Woods on June 24 or at the library anytime between 6/26 – 8/11.

2. Tell a librarian you have been reading to receive a “Burlington Buck.”

3. Deposit the “Burlington Buck” into the construction truck “Bank” then choose a prize from the dump truck “Treasure Chest.”

4.  Now you have made your very own “reading donation” using a symbolic “Burlington Buck,” backed by actual donations from families and patrons of the library.

5. Donations, while appreciated, are not required to participate in Summer Reading Program.

Tween-to-Teen Summer Reading Program 2017
Entering grades 5-12

“Build a Better World” at the library this summer with service projects and programs!  Registration starts on Saturday, June 24at Sessions Woods 3 pm – 5 pm or at the library anytime between June 26 and August 11.

Earn a raffle ticket for every book you read at your reading level and for every program you attend. Put your raffle ticket in one of the prize tubes! Raffle will be held at the end of summer reading.

Volunteers

Unlike past years, this summer there are only a limited number of programs requiring volunteers due to the renovation project.  There will still be a traditional sign-up book at the library for the large events that do require volunteers.  However, you can “Build a Better World” and earn service hours by making tween-to-teen craft projects, which will then all be donated to various nonprofit agencies. Descriptions of projects are listed in this e-newsletter or on the online calendar. Individuals entering grade 5 and up can register for these events online.

Donate to the “Friends of the Library”
Summer Reading Building Fund

Donating to the Building Fund helps “The Friends of the Library” purchase materials for our expansion project not covered by the project budget. Donations can be easily made via the Friends’ PayPal link on the library’s website or at the library by cash or check. This tax-deductible donation automatically qualifies donors as “Friends of the Library,” and will be listed on our webpage incrementally, unless the donor requests to remain anonymous.

Donations, while appreciated, are not required to participate in the Summer Reading Program.

Construction Story Time

Mondays, June 26-July 31 @ 10:30 am

Ages 2 – 6

Gather together for stories and songs about construction. We will watch the excitement of the library’s expansion projects!

Building Fun – Build a Bowling Game

Monday, June 26, 4:00-5:30 pm
Tuesday, June 27 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Ages 8 and up

Create projects made of wood! Some will use tools like hammers and nails; others will be designed for younger children where the project involves basic assembly, but not working with tools. Projects will be done outdoors on the sidewalk in front of the library.

Nutmeg Book Club

Monday, June 26 @ 6:30-7:30 pm

Intermediate list suggested ages entering grades 4-8

‘The Book Scavenger’ by Jennifer Chamblis Bertram

This past year, three Burlington students served on three different Nutmeg Nominee Selection Committees. Each student has chosen his or her favorite book from the final list and will offer input as to why it was their favorite. A traditional book discussion will follow. Books available at the library. Refreshments served.

Tween-to-Teen Crafts

Thursdays, July 6 and July 13 @ 5:00-6:00 pm

Entering grades 5-12

‘Build a Better World’ with crafts that will be donated to the community while earning service hours. Each craft will run for two consecutive Thursdays, with instruction repeated each week. Participants can either complete each project over the course of the two programs or by attending one program and completing the project at home. Finished items will be distributed to the organizations at the end of the summer.

Dogs Toys -Turn old t-shirts into dog toys. Bring your old unwanted t-shirts in or use ones we have collected. Toys will be donated to Soul Mutts.

Building a Geodome with Professor Bagwell, PhD.

Tuesday, July 11 @ 6:00pm, Raindate July 18.

Ages 5 and up

Math, science, art, psychology, and architecture all converge as families work together to participate in the construction of a two-story geodesic dome seating 30 people! By utilizing c-pvc pipe to erect a large scale geostructure, people will learn all about its construction.

Nutmeg Book Club
Monday, July 17 @ 6:30-7:30 pm
Teen list suggested ages entering grades 7-12

‘Orbiting Jupiter’ by Gary D. Schmidt

This past year, three Burlington students served on three different Nutmeg Nominee Selection Committees. Each student has chosen his or her favorite book from the final list and will offer input as to why it was their favorite. A traditional book discussion will follow. Books available at the library. Refreshments served.

Tween-to-Teen Crafts

Thursdays, July 20 and July 27 @ 5:00-6:00 pm

Entering grades 5-12

‘Build a Better World’ with crafts that will be donated to the community while earning service hours. Each craft will run for two consecutive Thursdays, with instruction repeated each week. Participants can either complete each project over the course of the two programs or by attending one program and completing the project at home. Finished items will be distributed to the organizations at the end of the summer.

Fleece Blankets- Make fleece blankets for children at CCMC. We will provide fleece but will also accept donations of 1-1/2 yard pieces.

Create projects made of wood! Some will use tools like hammers and nails; others will be designed for younger children where the project involves basic assembly, but not working with tools. Projects will be done outdoors on the sidewalk in front of the library.

Building Fun – Wooden Block Robots
Tuesday, August 1, 5:00-5:30 pm
Ages 5 and up

 

Building Fun – Nailing String Art

Tuesday, August 1, 6:15-7:30 pm

Ages 10 and up

Create projects made of wood! Some will use tools like hammers and nails; others will be designed for younger children where the project involves basic assembly, but not working with tools. Projects will be done outdoors on the sidewalk in front of the library.

Tween-to-Teen Crafts

Thursdays, August 3 and August 10 @ 5:00-6:00 pm

Entering grades 5-12

‘Build a Better World’ with crafts that will be donated to the community while earning service hours. Each craft will run for two consecutive Thursdays, with instruction repeated each week. Participants can either complete each project over the course of the two programs or by attending one program and completing the project at home. Finished items will be distributed to the organizations at the end of the summer.

Sole Hope Care Kits – Offer hope, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases by creating Care Kits to help Africans in need. Materials will be donated to Sole Hope.

Nutmeg Book Club

Monday, August 7 @ 6:30-7:30 pm

High School list suggested ages entering grades 9 and up

‘Red Rising’ by Pierce Brown

This past year, three Burlington students served on three different Nutmeg Nominee Selection Committees. Each student has chosen his or her favorite book from the final list and will offer input as to why it was their favorite. A traditional book discussion will follow. Books available at the library. Refreshments served.

End-of-Summer Celebration!

Saturday, August 12 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: YMCA Camp Chase
Rain date: Sunday, August 13

All families participating in the Summer Reading Program will be invited to a celebration at Camp Chase! Swim in the pool, cool off on the inflatable slide, splash in the sprinklers, play on the playground, and more! Pizza donated by People’s Choice of Unionville will be served at 12:00 noon.

Sign-ups and tickets will be available at the library starting August 7.

Summer Reading Programs sponsored by the ‘Friends of the Library’

Registration is required for all Summer programs. You can register online at http://www.burlingtonctlibrary.info.

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