Youth Programs

Story Time is returning on Thursday, June 1 at 10 am.  Stories, activities, and fun for the young ones!

Book Blazers, our after school program for students in grades K-4, is finished for the year.  We’ll see you again in the Fall!

The Summer Reading Program has started – sign up at the Circulation Desk for your Goodie Bag!

On Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 pm, we go to the ROCKS!  We’ll provide the paint, you will need to bring along an (unpainted) rock – or find one close to the Library.  Paint rocks with a fun, whimsical design, or bold bright colors – and then leave your rock in a place that will brighten someone’s day.  When you hide it, post that rock to Chenango County Rocks.  “It’s a good thing” said Martha Stewart 🙂

Midweek Movies at 4 pm!  July 5: The Lorax – A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. 1 hr 26 min, rated PG.  July 12: Fern Gully – The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus. 1 hr 16 min, rated G.  July 19: Earth to Echo – After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. 1 hr 31 min, rated PG.  July 26: Wall-E – In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. 1 hr 38 min, rated G.  August 2: TBD.

Family Night Program: Lydia Adams Davis joins us on Thursday, July 6 at 6:30 pm in the Community and Youth services Room for an evening of super stories, introduces you to some of her puppet friends, sings songs she makes up on the spot, and teaches you some sign language, too!

Cool at the Pool: every Tuesday from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Oxford Pool starting July 11th.  Fun stories while you wait for your swimming lessons.

Curious About Bees?  You will be able to make a House for Mason Bees on Thursday, July 13 at 6:30 pm to put in your back yard to do your part to help save these amazing little critters.  Local beekeeper Emily Bahn will be here to answer questions and show you what is involved in keeping honey bees.

Build a Birdhouse on Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 pm.  Using recycled coffee cans and wood scraps, build a new home for our feathered friends.

On Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 pm, we’re repeating our popular DIY T-Shirt Logo.  Bring your own colored T-shirt, and we’ll use freezer paper, an iron, and bleach spray to make some awesome T-shirt designs!

Have you always wanted to learn how to make a puppet?  On Thursday, August 3 at 4:00 pm, Robert Rodgers from the Robert Rodgers Puppet Company will be on hand to teach how to make a simple puppet.  Please sign up ahead of time to ensure that we will have enough supplies for you!

Then, at 6:30 pm on August 3rd, join Robert Rodgers as he presents a show with his Puppet Company!

It’s CARNIVAL TIME! August 12 from 1 to 4 pm is our CARNIVAL in the Fort Hill Park – wrapping up the end of our Summer Reading Program!