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"Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program: June 25 - August 17


Your goal this summer is to read every day! Students in grades PreK-12 can participate in our summer reading program to earn fun prizes. Complete special weekly challenges to earn raffle tickets for even more prizes. There are two ways to participate in this year's program, online and on paper. Click on the banner above to access our Wandoo Reader program. If you participated in our online summer reading program last year, you can use the same username and password to register for this year's program. For the paper version of our program, stop by the library to get your summer reading booklet and bring it with you when you visit the library this summer. Choose which option works best for your family, and have fun reading this summer!

Link to area schools summer reading assignments: Windham Public SchoolsWindham Tech
Most of the summer reading books have been put in one location in the Children's Department. These books can be checked out for 14 days, no renewals, with a limit of two per card. Please return them as soon as you are finished as they may have waiting lists.

Special Programs

 

  • 3rd Thursday: Thursday, July 19. Stop by the Children's Area between 6:00 and 7:45 PM to sidewalk chalk with us.
  • Stepping Stones: Wednesday, July 25 at 3:00 PM for ages 8+. Make a stepping stone using quick cement and found objects to create an original piece of art! Limited space, please register.
  • Book Talk - Top Prospect: Thursday, July 26 from 6:00-7:00 PM. Did you read Top Prospect for Windham Middle School's summer reading challenge? Join us and WMS librarian Ms. Grabek for a book talk and pizza, and earn extra credit too! Please register.
  • Rock'n Nature Animal Show: Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 PM. Learn all about the animals who sing in nature. Meet live birds, insects, and frogs, listen to their amazing sounds, and try to imitate them!
  • Family Movie Night: Thursday, August 2 at 6:00 PM. Join us to watch Paddington 2 and have Paddington-themed snacks. Limited space, please register.
  • Thread City Dance: Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30 PM. Learn some new dance moves! Join Thread City Dance for a story time, craft, and dancing together.
  • Henna Program: Thursday, August 9 from 6:00-7:50 PM for ages 10+. Learn about the art of henna and get a professionally applied henna design! Limited space, please register.
  • Silly Song Sing-A-Long: Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 PM. Kids (and grown-ups too!) will sing, dance, and act silly with musician Edward Leonard and his guitars, drums, and grab bag full of musical surprises.
  • Game Time: Wednesday, August 15 from 3:00-4:30 PM. Need to get out of the heat? Come play on our Wii! iPads and other games will also be available.
  • 3rd Thursday: Thursday, August 16. Stop by the Children's Area between 6:00 and 7:45 PM to sidewalk chalk with us.
  • Book Talk - The Final Four: Thursday, August 23 from 6:00-7:00 PM. Did you read The Final Four for Windham Middle School's summer reading challenge? Join us and WMS librarian Ms. Grabek for a book talk and pizza, and earn extra credit too! Please register.
  • Wii Games at the Library: Kids and teens open Wii - play on a first come first served basis. If the program room is not in use, ask at the desk for the key to play our Wii. Choose from the following games: Cars, Mario Kart, Wii Sports, and Wii Sports Resort. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Guidelines for use
  • For programs for ages 12+ please see our teen page
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Weekly Programs

  • Toddler Time: Every Monday at 10:30 AM, through August 27. A toddler and preschooler play group featuring stories, songs, and activities. Drop-in.
  • Maker Mondays: Every Monday from 2:30-4:00 PM, through August 20, for ages 7+. Grab your friends and come build at the library. We have LEGO®, KEVA Planks, littleBits, and more! Drop-in.
  • Craft Fridays: Every Friday from 2:30-3:30 PM, through August 24, for ages 3+. Stop by the library to make a cool craft. Drop-in.
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