Tails & Tales

Summer Reading at the Library

Summer Reading is Back!!

After taking a year off, Summer Reading is back! This year will look a little different than previous years. We will be offering an array of programs, both online and in person. Reading logs will be available online, or if you prefer a paper log, those can be provided. See below for more information.
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READsquared

READsquared is an online reading log. You can quickly create an account for each child. As minutes are logged; badges, minigames, and e-books are unlocked. You can also access Page Turner programing here, or sign up to receive links via email. Click the link below to get started!


SIGN UP FOR READSQUARED!

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Page Turner Animal Adventures!

We're excited to be partnering with Page Turner Adventures to offer our library patrons an interactive learning experience for children! This summer, kids can follow along to virtually participate in animal-themed comedy shows, field trips, create “paw-some” crafts, and mix up some cool recipes. These virtual programs can be accessed via READsquared, the library Facebook, or you can sign up to receive an email with links to content.

Virtual Online Programing!

Enjoy these programs from the comfort of your very own home. All programs

will be held via zoom and registration is required. See event postings to register.


Don't have internet access at home? Borrow one of our hot spots!

Che-Mystery *registration closed*

Thursday, July 15th, 3pm

This is an online event.

*THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT*
Join a scientist from Mad Science via zoom and learn about Physical and Chemical Changes. Make your own Super Ball. (Instructions for picking up craft supplies will be provided after registration.) Space is limited to 20 kids.


Registration Full

Wacky Waves

Thursday, July 22nd, 3pm

This is an online event.

*THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT*
Join a scientist from Mad Science via zoom and investigate ways to clean up an oil spill and make your very own super diver to take home.(Instructions for picking up craft supplies will be provided after registration.) Space is limited to 20 kids.


Click Here to Register!

Fantastic Fliers *registration closed*

Thursday, July 29th, 3pm

This is an online event.

*THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT*
Join a scientist from Mad Science via zoom and learn about the basics of flight and aerodynamics, and build a Sky Hawk Foam Plane(Instructions for picking up craft supplies will be provided after registration.) Space is limited to 20 kids.

Uncharted Wild *CLOSED*

Tuesday, Aug. 3rd, 3pm

This is an online event.

*THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT*

Meet animals from Uncharted Wild right from your living room in this interactive reptile show!

In-House Craft Programs

All craft programs will be held in the library. When you register for a craft you will be directed to select a time slot. That time slot will be for the people you are registering only.

Felt Fishing Craft

Tuesday, July 13th, 2-5pm

117 Third Street

Waterford, NY

Lets go fishing! Kids will make magnetic felt fish to catch with their fishing rod. Craft can easily be adapted into a game.

Bird Houses *Closed*

Tuesday, July 20th, 2-5pm

117 Third Street

Waterford, NY

Build and paint a cute little birdhouse!

Closed

DIY Book *Closed*

Tuesday, July 27th, 2-5pm

117 Third Street

Waterford, NY

Create a simple book that can be used for a diary, journal, sketchbook and more.

*Closed* Tie-Dye Teddy Bear

Thursday, Aug. 5th, 2-5pm

117 Third Street

Waterford, NY

Make your very own tie-dye teddy bear! In this hands on activity, kids will stuff their bears, seal them with a hidden closure, and then using special paints, tie-dye their new friends!


Registration Full