Thank you to Wheeler Library's Summer Reading Sponsors:
Friends of Wheeler Library - Christine Wagner/State Farm Insurance -
Chelsea Groton Bank
This week's programs:
Drop In Story Time: “Digging Fun at the Beach”—Tuesday, June 25th at 10:30am – 11:00am -Miss Mary begins a 6 week program of drop in story times for children ages 5 to 9 years old. Each session highlights books that support the theme of the week. This week features silly stories about what can happen when you go to the beach!
Mother-Daughter Book Club—Tuesday, June 25th 6:00-7:00pm - Read the book, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles and come ready for a fun, interactive discussion between mothers and daughters ages 8-12. Copies of the book will be available upon request at the circulation desk. Registration for the book club is required.
“Chess Night”—Tuesday, June 25th 6:30-7:30pm - All ages and levels of experience are invited to come and find a well-matched opponent for some games of chess. No registration is required, just drop in!
“Let’s Go to an Ice Cream Parlor” Family Field Trip Story Time—Wednesday, June 26th at noon (***HELD at Mel’s Downtown Creamery in Pawcatuck, CT) - Children of all ages are invited to meet at this 1950’s style ice cream parlor at 37 West Broad Street in Pawcatuck, CT. Younger children will hear some fun stories related to ice cream, of course! Older participants will meet the shop owner and learn what she means by a “Big Kahuna.” They may also stay and purchase one of the delicious cones, sundaes, or shakes available at Mel’s.
“Family Pet Show”—Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30pm - Children ages 5-14 are invited to bring their favorite pet to the library for one night only! Each child will have 2 minutes to introduce their pet. They may talk about why they love their pet so much, or show the crowd how the pet can obey commands, do a trick, or how they can interact. Parents must accompany children and pets at all times, and pets must always be restrained either by leash or in a pet carrier when they are not featured on stage. Ribbons will be awarded in various categories. Registration is required and space is limited.
“Build a Fairy or Gnome House”—Thursday, June 27th at 10:30am - It’s time to enter the world of the wee people…fairies and gnomes, that is! Boys and girls ages 7-11 are invited to create a home for these delightful creatures. We’ll provide the materials to spark your imagination and artistic talents. A sample house is on display in the children’s room, as well as books for inspiration! Registration is required; space is limited. There is a $10 materials fee required at the time of registration to secure your spot.
“Pajama Story Time”—Thursday, June 27th at 6:30pm – Put on your pajamas and bring a blanket or pillow to get comfy for some stories all about sleepovers and camping out! Cookies and milk will be provided. This program is best for ages 4-9 years old. Free and no registration is required.
“Nutmeg Book Club”—Thursday, June 27th at 6:30pm -Open to students entering 4th, 5th and 6th grade. We’ll discuss Mike Stellar, Nerves of Steel. Copies available at the library-please register. Refreshments!