Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story!

Summer is here! With social distancing, our summer reading program looks different than in previous years, as we try to have fun but keep everyone safe. Programs and fun will include:

Reading Logs & Stickers

Reading logs are available for children of all ages. Use the stickers to keep track of the number of books you’ve read and/or the amount of time spent reading. Show us your completed log at the end of the summer and get a prize! Call the library a 674-2556 to schedule pickup of your reading log.

Book Discussion: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Wednesday, July 29th, 6pm. 2020 Vermont Reads Young Adult/Adult book discussion. Held outside behind the library. Please bring your own chair. Call the library to get a copy of this book you can keep! Please register by calling the library at 674-2556.

Tie-Dye (COVID-version) by Appointment!

Friday August 28th. Call to schedule a 30-minute block of time for your family unit between 4-7PM. We will provide large white bandanas and rubber bands! If you bring your own item to tie-dye, please limit to one item per person. Registration required by calling the library at 674-2556!

The Science of Bubbles!

Saturday, August 15th, 10AM. We’ll explore the science of bubbles with Rebecca Haynes from the Montshire Museum of Science. This program will be held outside behind the library with family units 6 feet apart. Rain date will be scheduled if necessary. Funding support for this program comes from the Vermont Department of Libraries.  Registration required by calling the library at 674-2556.

Take & Make Projects

Occasional packets with simple materials for an easy project will be available throughout the summer. Take one home with your books/DVDs/seeds!


The Almost-Anything-Goes-Make-Your-Reading-Live Contest!

Our grand finale summer reading program contest allows participants -- adults, kids, entire families -- to read a book of your choice. And then create and videotape a project based on the book. It can be anything! Some examples:

  • Perhaps you just read a fiction book on the Civil War and the protagonist made bread with acorn flour because no wheat flour was available. Your project could be videotaping yourself making your own acorn flour/bread.

  • Maybe you read Pride and Prejudice and you and your significant other/family member decide to act out and videotape the scene of Mr. Darcy proposing to Elizabeth Bennett and her rejection of him.

  • Maybe you read a biography of Fred Rogers and you create a Mr Rogers-esque puppet show.

  • Maybe you read Tom Wessell's Reading the Forested Landscape and from knowledge gained in this book, you videotape yourself exploring and describing a particular forested landscape.

  • Maybe from the Lego Adventure Book, you videotape yourself making a lego spaceship!

Please don't let these examples limit you. The options are limitless! Decide on your project, record it and send a link to before 9/1/2020. We will put all of the contest entries on our website. The top three entries -- chosen by our panel of judges -- will win a goody-bag filled with fun local foods, gifts and gift certificates. Want more information? Email