Summer Reading Program 2021

For Children Ages 0 - 12

June 29 - August 6

 


Reading Challenge

Sign up for Beanstack and receive prizes!

Beanstack

Sign up for our online reading challenge and receive prizes for every 60 minutes you read!  Complete six hours and become eligible for our raffle.

Once you have registered online, stop by the library to pick up your sticker log and small prize.  

Challenge yourself during our 6-week summer reading program!

If you read 10 minutes a night, you'll complete 6 hours and receive six animal prizes.
If you read 15 minutes a night, you'll complete 9 hours and receive nine animal prizes.
And if you read 20 minutes a night, you'll complete 12 hours and receive twelve animal prizes.

Get help using Beanstack.  

 


Davis Bates and Roger Tinknell

Tails and Tales: A Summer Reading Song & Story Celebration

Davis Bates and Roger Tinknell

 

A socially distanced outdoor participatory program for all ages.

 

Celebrate nature, reading, animals and community!

Funded, in part, by a grant from the Mattapoisett Cultural Council, a local agency supported by

the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  For information please visit our website at mattapoisettlibrary.org.

 

Please bring your own blanket or chair.  

 


Summer Acting and Puppetry Workshop

with Dreamtale Puppets

Puppet Workshop

 

Summer Acting and Puppetry Workshop

Dreamtale Puppets have put together an amazing opportunity for children to create their own puppet production.  Sign up online through event keeper, then stop by the library to pick up your puppet making kit based on the character you pick. 

This is a six-week program with four meetings on ZOOM and two meetings in person with the final presentation on Tuesday, August 10 at 10 am.

For Children 10 and up.

Find out more.

Register online.

 


Songs and Stories with Miss Chris

Fridays at 10:30 am

 

 

Join Miss Chris for engaging stories, lively music and interactive movement.  Recommended for children ages 0 to 5.  No registration necessary.  Story time will be outside, weather permitting or inside with limited seating.  Please check our Facebook page for updates.  Bring your own chair or blanket.

 


Pop-up Activities and Sensory Centers

Outside Fun at the Library

Koala

Pop-up Activities

Wednesdays at 3 pm from July 7 - August 3 -- recommended for elementary age children but all are welcome.

 

Sensory Centers

Thursdays at 10:30 am from July 1 - August 5 -- recommended for younger children but all are welcome.

 

Join us under the tent for fun activities and events.  No registration necessary.  Weather Permitting.  Check our Facebook page for updates.

 


STEAM and CRAFT Kits

Pick yours up today.

Kits are available for pick up at your library.  Please, only kit per child.

After reviewing last summer kits, we decided to make some of our kits a little more challenging for children who are 8 and up (Upper Level).  We also have weekly kits for our younger children 7 and under (Lower Level).  The age requirements are only a guideline.  Thank you. 

  STEAM Kits Craft Kits

On the Farm

June 29 - July 3

STEM Challenge Kit (Lower Level)
Simple games and puzzles.

Farm Animal Finger Puppes  (Upper Level)

Cut out fleece using a pattern and glue together to create your own puppets.

At the Zoo

July 6 - July 10

STEM Challenge Kit (Upper Level)

Paper Chain Snake (Lower Level)

Using strips of paper, link together a paper snake.

Dinosaur Days

July 13 - July 17

Balancing Dinosaurs (Lower Level)

Paint a paper plate dinosaur and balance it with clothespins.

Origami Dinosaurs (Upper Level)

Using Origami paper, follow instructions to make your own paper dinosaurs.

Deep in the Sea

July 20 - July 24

Boats (Upper Level)

Make your own boat out of a variety of materials.

Paper Crab Craft (Lower Level)

Assemble a paper crab using colored paper and brads.

Love my Pet

July 27 - July 31

Build a Dog Kennel
(Lower Level)

Assemble a "dog kennel" out of popsicle for your pet dog.

Sock Rabbit (Upper Level)

Stuff a sock with fill and glue together.  

Bugs, Bees and Butterflies

August 3 - August 7

Earthworm Coding (Lower Level)

Simple patterns with beads and pipe cleaners.

 

Glowstick Fire Fly (Upper Level)

Using recycled material, create your own glowing fire fly.