Join the Virtual Summer Reading Program for Children

The Dartmouth Public Libraries 2020 Summer Reading Program goes virtual and you're invited! Join us online each week as we explore fantasy, fairy tales, and mythology this summer. Just because we can't be together in person, doesn't mean we can't still have fun! Storytimes, craft kits, virtual performances, and more! Starting Monday, June 22nd children birth to age 12 can sign up for either the read-to-me program or join the reading club. 

Reading Clubs
Read-to-Me: Children not yet reading themselves (birth - approximately 5)
Reading Club: Children readers from approximately 5 to age 12

Storytimes on Zoom
Fridays, June 26 - July 31,skipping July 3rd, 11-11:30am
It's Storytime!  Get cozy with Miss Christie and enjoy a traditional storytime with books, songs, finger plays, and more. A different theme each week. Session runs from June 26 - July 31, skipping July 3rd.
Zoom Link

Baby Songs on Zoom
Wednesdays, June 24-July 29, 10:30-11:00am
Join Miss Christie for songs, a story, bounces, finger plays and more. Session runs from June 24 - July 29.
Zoom Link

Read with a Buddy
Mondays, June 22 - July 27, 3:00 - 4:45pm
Read with a buddy helps your child to develop and improve their reading skills. It's a great way to boost their confidence even when they are not quite ready to read on their own. It can also build excitement about reading.
Sign up for your 15 minute time slot here.

Performances
DRAGONS: RETURN OF THE ICE SORCERESS -Video Party on Zoom with the Science Tellers -Tuesday, July 7th, 2pm. No Zoom account needed, but registration is required. Click here to register.
“Science and stories, together!” Join us for this interactive ScienceTellers virtual show! Watch a fun, fantasy adventure and along the way you’ll discover just how ‘cool’ matter can be! Throughout the showing, the host will answer questions, conduct polls/quizzes, and even teach a science experiment you can do at home.
You don't want to miss this!  Best for ages 4-12.

STORIES AND SONGS WITH A SNOW SISTER -Tuesday,July 28th, 2pm
Enjoy unlimited access to this 20-30 minutes video performance personalized for the Dartmouth Public Library and premiering on the library website.

Craft Kit Wednesdays with Miss Christie
Call either the Southworth or North Branch Library starting the week prior to each craft to pick up your kit and follow along with Miss Christie on Zoom at the following times. Supplies are limited.

Wednesday, June 24, 2pm: Magical Fairy House Kits
Let your creativity and imagination go wild with designing a fairy house. Brought to you by Mary Jo Maichack from Maichack Arts. Call the library to make an appointment to pick up your kit that week.

Wednesday July 1, 2pm: Mermaid Bookmark Kit

Wednesday July 8, 2pm: Dragon Egg Craft Kit

Wednesday July 15, 2pm: Unicorn Puppet Craft Kit

Wednesday July 22, 2pm: Fairy in a Jar Kit

Wednesday July 29, 2pm: Make a Dragon, Unicorn, or Fancy Play Mask