Especially for Kids

Weekly Storytimes

Quechee Storytime: Wednesday. @ 10 a.m.
Wilder Storytime: Tuesday. @ 10 a.m.

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QUECHEE: SUMMER TUESDAYS @ 4PM        for ages 5-11    


Modern Theatre: Modern Times Theater delights family audiences with their handmade wooden and papier mache puppets, in a modern Vermont update of the age old Punch and Judy show.  Acoustic music, lots of laughs! Contracts ready for signing!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
June 27:   Montshire Museum:  Engineering & Structures

Students will participate in individual and group building projects that demonstrate the strength of triangles, simple arches, and other elements of structural design

July 11:   Circus Zambia Upper Valley teens who have visited and worked with Cicus Zambia students will share a video of their experience and teach us all how to juggle! Circus Zambia is a social circus school .

July 18:  join VINS to learn what to do if you find a baby bird, and consider becoming a citizen scientist through conservation projects like NestWatch! Meet three live raptors up close

July 25: Real Robot! Learn about the FIRST program (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). We’ll have contact information for FLL (FIRST Lego League). Then we’ll drive a robot around and show what happens during competition.

August 1: Design a Park! Imagine the park of your dreams. Using grids we will design our ultimate recreational park whilst keeping in mind natural boundaries as well as dollars!

August 8:  Join Aimee Goodwin of Surfn’ Sato to learn about rescued dogs from Puerto Rico.  Why are there so many stray dogs in some parts of the world?  What can we do to help?  Aimee will have her Puerto Rican sato (stray) dog, Playa, here to meet.

Grand Finale: Tuesday, August 15th, 4 pm  on the  Quechee Green
Join us and the Upper Valley Trails Alliance for some outdoors fun! Prizes and Ice Cream for all summer readers!


WILDER CLUB & LIBRARY : SUMMER FRIDAYS @ 4pm       for ages 5-11

*Activities on Fridays at Wilder are set up for independent exploration in our wonderful hall – a librarian will be on hand for help and guidance but this is your  time to  create and explore!

WCL KICK-OFF!    June 16 @ 4pm, Wilder Club & Library 

PuppeTree: Vermont’s PuppeTree brings to the stage a stunning production of Leo Lionni’s  classic children’s book Swimmy and an original companion piece, Swimmer. A visual and musical treat!                                                                                                                                                                     

June 23  Building Challenges with craftsticks, clips and clothespins. Using regular household items build structures that can carry some weight.

June 30 Lego and complementary building toy challenges! This afternoon bring your imagination to build with Legos and other connecting and interlocking building toys.

July 7 Design your own puzzle. Pre-cut blank puzzles provide a canvas for you to let your imagination go wild!   Add in some brain teasers and 500 piece puzzles  for fun!

July 14 Build your own Birdhouse using pre-cut pieces that fit like a puzzle. Use paint, glue, stickers and markes or paint to decorate your birdhouse.

July 21  Cityscape art-create a colorful city backdrop and paint an abstract picture on your own canvas.

July 28 A Real Robot Visits! Learn about the FIRST program (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). They will drive a robot around and show what happens during competition.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       August 4   Design and fly your action figure parachute



DCF Books   The Vermont Department of Libraries has released the 2016-2017 DCF Book awards winners, and we have the titles ready for you!  Come and see the winners, check them out, and let us know which books you liked most!

Remember both the Quechee and Wilder libraries have ample space, comfy furniture, big tables and wi-fi.  Librarians are ready to help you with research and basic homework questions, so make one of our libraries your after school spot!