Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program is a self-paced, non-competitive reading program that includes awesome activities and events that will keep your family coming to the library all summer long!

Track Your Reading

Kids can keep track of how many books they read (or have read to them) by stamping their reading logs every time they visit the library. Each time they visit, they can also add a raffle ticket to the weekly drawing.

Summer Reading Events


Kick Off Party with Modern Times Puppet Theater – Wednesday July 6th, 11 am

Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with Rose and Justin of Modern Times Theater for a new puppet production. Sign up for Summer Reading and pick up a craft bag to take home.

Story Time – Monday July 11th, 11 am

Join story time reader, Susan Hessey for read aloud stories and activities.  It’s Shark Week! Make a shark refrigerator magnet.

Watershed Wildlife – Wednesday July 13th, 11 am

The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will introduce us to live animals found in and around our own backyards and teach us how each one shares an important connection to the watershed from Vermont to the ocean.

Story Time – Monday July 18th, 11 am

Join story time reader, Susan Hessey for read aloud stories and activities.  Make your own tide pool!

Book Giveaway & Storytelling – Wednesday July 20th, 11 am

The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) will visit us for storytelling and a free book giveaway.

Story Time – Monday July 25th, 11 am

Join story time reader, Susan Hessey for read aloud stories and activities.  Build a pirate ship from recycled materials and sail it across the sea (kiddie pools) at the library.  Prepare to get wet!

Rockn’ Ron The Friendly Pirate – Wednesday July 27th 3pm (please note time)

Ron’s original songs have lots of interaction and boatloads of wordplay. Sing along to tunes including “Give Me an RRR!, Pirate PaRRRty!, Talk Like a Pirate, and Captains & Sea Monsters. It will be a swashbuckling good time!

Summer Reading Closing Party – Monday August 1st, 11 am

Make your own ice cream sundae (with a little adult help), Ice cream generously donated by The Putney Food Co-op. Take home a scuttling crab puppet craft.

Dungeons & Dragons, Ghosts of Salty Marsh – Wednesday July 13th – September 14th, 6:30 – 9 pm

Explore the waves above and the fathoms below in these watery adventures for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Limited to 6 players, ages 12-16, registration required. Email to register.

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