Events at Plumb from July 3 on

Rubber Ducky Club — Summer reading program geared to children infant to 36 months and their caregivers. Fill-out a duck marker for your child, collect your Rubber Ducky Club Log and get started.

 

Afternoon Knitters — Wednesdays, July 3 and 10, 1 p.m. Local knitters, new members welcome; meets in main floor reading room for the summer.

 

Compost Stew — Wednesday,  July 3, 1:30 p.m. Kellogg Environmental Center brings the makings for kids 4 and older to create. Learn what makes plants grow and gardens thrive; space is limited, come early to reserve a seat.

 

Stay & Play — Fridays, July 5 and 12, 10:30 a.m.  Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.

 

Kids Summer Reading Club — Summer reading reporting is underway for children pre-k through 12 years; registration continues throughout the summer, earn a ticket for each book reported on to enter weekly raffles for book prizes; after eight books are completed, tickets for end of summer prizes are earned.

 

Night at the Beach — Tuesday, July 9, 1:30 p.m. Kids 4-9 join Ms Kathi exploring a night at the beach through stories then make a light house and sea craft to take home.

 

knit! — Tuesdays, July 9 and 16, 6 p.m. Knitters meet to share and support.

 

Raptor Rehab — Wednesday, July 10, 1:30 p.m. Horizon Wings Raptor Rehab visits with kids 4 and older, sharing stories of survival of the eagle, hawk, falcon and owl residing at their facility; Beamer the Eastern box turtle visits, too. Space is limited.

 

Digging into AlphaBits — Thursdays, July 11 and 18, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

 

Teen Book Club — Thursday, July 11, 12:30 p.m. Drop in for a quick lunch and discuss Maggot Moon, by Sally Gardner; for teens 13-19 (qualifies as one of SHS required books); multiple copies available in the Teen Room.

 

Teen Masks — Thursday, July 11, 2 p.m. Session one for designing a highlighting touch for masquerade costumes (even if you are not attending the August ball). Supplies provided or bring your own, plan on mess — working with plaster, paint, glue. Drop in, free program for teens 13-19.

 

Valley 2-D Art — Thursday, July 11, 5 p.m. Local artists and crafters share space and critiques in this free workshop.

 

Summer Saturday Closings — Plumb Library closed on Saturdays until after Labor Day. The branch remains open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the end of July.

 

On display – glass and ceramic pole insulator collection from Max Dymerski, a nine year old student at Elizabeth Shelton School; fly fishing antiques and collectibles from a Shelton native and fishing enthusiast; American pottery: Roseville, McCoy – real thing or lookalikes?

 

Home Delivery — Shelton residents who cannot get to the library due to temporary or permanent disability are welcome to apply for home delivery of library materials. Contact the branch at 203-926-0111. A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.