In observance of Memorial Day, the J.V. Fletcher Library will be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27. The Library will re-open on Tuesday at 10:00AM.

Summer Programs for Kids

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  • Summer Programs for Kids

Summer Reading Kickoff with Magician Mike Bent

Wednesday, June 26 at 11 AM

Our Summer Reading Program kicks off with our favorite magician Mike Bent. This book-themed show uses hilarious comedy, amazing magic, games, music, sound effects, AND storytelling to motivate kids to get reading. This drop-in program is best for kids ages 4 and up and is generously funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library.


The Whalemobile!

Monday, July 1 – four sessions at 2 PM, 2:30 PM, 3 PM, and 3:30 PM

Sign up for one of four half-hour time slots to explore the captivating world of these majestic creatures. Not only will you see, touch, and feel whale artifacts; you actually get to go inside the whale. Please sign up for one time slot. This program is strictly for kids in grade 1 and up and they must be accompanied by an adult.

Register here for ONE timeslot:

2-2:30 PM

2:30-3 PM

3-3:30 PM

3:30-4 PM

This program is generously funded by the KDK Foundation in honor of Kurt Kelly.


Mother Goose Story time

Tuesday, July 2 at 10:30 AM

Mother Goose is an interactive story time for children ages 0 and up with their caregivers.  We include books, songs, a field trip, fun movements, and of course, dancing!  If the weather is nice, hang out afterwards to run through our dino sprinkler and make some new friends, or migrate up to the children’s room for more play. This is a drop-in program.


Camp Read-a-Lot

Monday, July 8 at 6:30 PM

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and roasted marshmallows over a (fake) campfire in the Meeting Room. Drop-in for ages 4 and up.

No need to register. Just show up!


Mother Goose Story time

Tuesday, July 9 at 10:30 AM

Mother Goose is an interactive story time for children ages 0 and up with their caregivers.  We include books, songs, a field trip, fun movements, and of course, dancing!  If the weather is nice, hang out afterwards to run through our dino sprinkler and make some new friends, or migrate up to the children’s room for more play. This is a drop-in program.


Family Concert with the Rolie Polie Guacamole Band

Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 PM

This Brooklyn-based band will be in Massachusetts rocking out with out with us on the outdoor stage (inside if it rains). These guys are a GREAT time. This family program is for all ages and is generously funded by the Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library.

No need to register. Just show up!


STEM Club for Grades 3 and 4

Friday, July 12 at 2:00 PM

Tori will be leading this workshop about Morse and binary code. Registration is limited to kids going into grades 3 and 4 only.

Register here (starting May 27, 2024).


Mother Goose Story time

Tuesday, July 16 at 10:30 AM

Mother Goose is an interactive story time for children ages 0 and up with their caregivers.  We include books, songs, a field trip, fun movements, and of course, dancing!  If the weather is nice, hang out afterwards to run through our dino sprinkler and make some new friends, or migrate up to the children’s room for more play. This is a drop-in program.


The Yo-Yo Guy

Wednesday, July 17 at 1 PM

World Champion and four-time Guinness World record holder John Higby will be here to present his unique high energy comedy yo-yo show. This program takes place outside unless it rains – then it is in the Meeting Room.

For ages four and up. This program is generously funded by the KDK Foundation in honor of Kurt Kelly.


Camp Read-a-Lot

Monday, July 22 at 6:30 PM

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and roasted marshmallows over a (fake) campfire in the Meeting Room. Drop-in for ages 4 and up.

No need to register. Just show up!


Mother Goose Story time

Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30 AM

Mother Goose is an interactive story time for children ages 0 and up with their caregivers.  We include books, songs, a field trip, fun movements, and of course, dancing!  If the weather is nice, hang out afterwards to run through our dino sprinkler and make some new friends, or migrate up to the children’s room for more play. This is a drop-in program.


The BenAnna Band

Thursday, July 25 at 10:30 AM

This nationally touring children’s duo that focuses on music and inclusion for kiddos of all ages, abilities, and identities. The BenAnna Band wants to see you interacting with them so there will be plenty of opportunities to follow the lyrics for group dancing, playing, and singing along with spotlight moments for everyone to rock out their own way!

No need to register. Just show up!


Summer Book Club for Grade 3

Friday, July 26 at 1:30 PM

For kids going into grade 3, the group will be reading the first Judy Moody book by Megan MacDonald. Copies of the book will be available in the Children’s room. The book club meets once for 45 minutes and registration is limited to kids going into grade 3 only.

Register here (starting May 27, 2024). Pick up the book in the Children’s room.


Summer Book Club for Grade 4

Friday, July 26 at 3:00 PM

For kids going into grade 4, the group will be reading The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Copies of the book will be available in the Children’s room. The book club meets once for 45 minutes and registration is limited to kids going into grade 4 only.

Register here (starting May 27, 2024). Pick up the book in the Children’s room.


Toddlerbilly Concert with Matt Heaton

Tuesday, July 30 at 10:30 AM

Toddlerbilly artist Matt Heaton delivers a fun and upbeat show for all ages. Matt says call it children’s music, family music, kindie, or toddlerbilly but no matter what, it’s sure to please listeners of all ages.

All Ages – just drop in!


Harry Potter’s Birthday Party!

Wednesday, July 31 at 2 PM

The Children’s Librarians will host our annual magical Harry Potter birthday party including games, crafts, and other surprises. Dress as your favorite character or wear your house colors.

Register here so we know how many to expect!


Camp Read-a-Lot

Monday, August 5 at 6:30 PM

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and roasted marshmallows over a (fake) campfire in the Meeting Room. Drop-in for ages 4 and up.

No need to register – just show up!


Mother Goose Story time

Tuesday, August 6 at 10:30 AM

Mother Goose is an interactive story time for children ages 0 and up with their caregivers.  We include books, songs, a field trip, fun movements, and of course, dancing!  If the weather is nice, hang out afterwards to run through our dino sprinkler and make some new friends, or migrate up to the children’s room for more play. This is a drop-in program.


Magic Pirate Show with Captain Robbie Bones

Monday, August 12 at 1:00 PM

Set sail with pirate Captain Robbie Bones: magician and juggler extraordinaire. Learn to speak pirate and laugh like a rogue! This pirate, magic, juggling show will have you laughing all the way to Davey Jones Locker. Program is best for kids ages 4 and up (older kids are of course welcome!). Robb is guaranteed to make you laugh, a lot.

No need to register. Just show up!


STEM Club for Grades 3 and 4

Friday, August 9 at 2:00 PM

Tori will be leading this workshop about 2D and 3D modelling. Registration is limited to kids going into grades 3 and 4 only.

Register here (starting May 27, 20204).


Mother Goose Story time

Tuesday, August 13 at 10:30 AM

Mother Goose is an interactive story time for children ages 0 and up with their caregivers.  We include books, songs, a field trip, fun movements, and of course, dancing!  If the weather is nice, hang out afterwards to run through our dino sprinkler and make some new friends, or migrate up to the children’s room for more play. This is a drop-in program.


End of Summer Reading Bash with the Toe Jam Puppet Band

Wednesday, August 14 at 2 PM

Of course the only way to end summer reading is with a big show with Tom and Vinny. This will be a rocking high-energy show packed with original music, big laughs, and overflowing with fun.  Bring a blanket and enjoy the fun outside in the grass in back of the Library.

No need to register. Just show up!


Mother Goose Story time

Tuesday, August 20 at 10:30 AM

Mother Goose is an interactive story time for children ages 0 and up with their caregivers.  We include books, songs, a field trip, fun movements, and of course, dancing!  If the weather is nice, hang out afterwards to run through our dino sprinkler and make some new friends, or migrate up to the children’s room for more play. This is a drop-in program.


Summer Book Club for Grade 3

Friday, August 23 at 1:30 PM

For kids going into grade 3, the group will be reading Who Was Blackbeard? by James Buckley. Books will be available in the Children’s room, the book club meets once for 45 minutes and registration is limited to kids going into grade 3 only.

Register here (starting May 27, 2024). Pick up the book in the Children’s Room.


Summer Book Club for Grade 4

Friday, August 23 at 3:00 PM

For kids going into grade 4, the group will be reading Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. Books will be available in the Children’s room. The book club meets once for 45 minutes and registration is limited to kids going into grade 4 only.

Register here (starting May 27, 2024). Pick up the book in the Children’s Room.


Mother Goose Story time

Tuesday, August 27 at 10:30 AM

Mother Goose is an interactive story time for children ages 0 and up with their caregivers.  We include books, songs, a field trip, fun movements, and of course, dancing!  If the weather is nice, hang out afterwards to run through our dino sprinkler and make some new friends, or migrate up to the children’s room for more play. This is a drop-in program.


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