Library notes

Huntington Branch Library

Stories with Danielle - Thursdays, June 16 and 23, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Show-and-Tell Stories - Fridays, June 17 and 24, 10:30 a.m. Children of all ages listen to Miss Marissa share stories, then, enjoy a craft or a game; be sure to bring along a show-and-tell item.

Sand Sculpture Photo Contest Begins - Friday, June 17. Whenever at the beach, children and teens can snap photos of their sand creations and submit them for the chance to win! The winning prize is a

colorful sand art kit;. pick up contest rules starting June 10,  entries due by August 8.

Read-Together Club - Saturday, June 18, 1:30 p.m. This month, children, ages 5-8, and their caregivers read The Chicken Squad together at home then, come to our meeting for an activity that includes both kids and adults. Doreen Cronin’s book features tough chickens on a mission to solve a mystery in the barnyard; register now.

Quesadilla Cooking Class - Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. Tweens and teens, ages 9-18, make flour tortillas and then Chef Peggyann Diaz helps turn them into cheesy quesadillas; register now.

Reading Rock Stars - Monday, June 20, 12:00 p.m. Summer reading has begun and children and teens can join the Reading Rock Star Program! Pick up an age-appropriate BINGO card offering challenges meant to inspire a love of reading, the library, and music. Get BINGO to earn prizes!

Peace, Love & Tie-Dye - Monday, June 20, 5:30 p.m. Tweens and teens, ages 9-18, create an outta-sight tie-dye shirt from a clean, white T-shirt or tank top. Teens bring their own shirts and get into the groovy spirit of summer with brownies and background music featuring musicians from Woodstock; register now.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. AND 11 a.m. Snuggly wee ones and energetic toddlers (infants to age 3) join Miss Marissa for scarves, maracas, stories, and bubbles!

Toddler Movement - Wednesday, June 22, 11 a.m. Miss Robin provides a fun, active musical program for children ages 2 1/2 - 4 and caregivers; sessions run for an entire month, register now.

As I See It - Wednesday, June 22, 1 p.m. Friends of the Shelton Libraries offer a film viewing and discussion over desserts; new members and opinions welcome.

Plumb Memorial Library

Saturday closing – Plumb Memorial Library is closed on Saturdays through the summer until after Labor Day. The Huntington Branch Library in the Community Center is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Adult Book Group - If you are interested in being part of a new group forming at Plumb Memorial Library, return an interest survey by June 23. Surveys are available at both libraries. Members will determine best day and time, as well as genre, for the group’s reading, all opinions welcome.

Rubber Ducky Reading Club –Thursday,  June 16. Pre-schoolers and their families kick off the summer with this reading club with no meetings! Pick up your activity log for June and return it when completed for a prize; continues through the summer. Get started on 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten, too!

AlphaBits  – Thursday,  June 16 and 23, 10:30 a.m.  Pre-school kids drop-in for this interactive Story Time: we Hokey Pokey, share a story, engage in Hands-on Centers, Freezer Dance and My Energy.

Color Craze -Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m. Step back and take a break – casual conversation and colored pencils are on offer from 6-8 p.m. in the Plumb Reading Room, plus refreshments, door prizes of flowers or vegetables, a gift card and a free book. This free series is underwritten by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries and new members are welcome.

Life is Art - Thursdays, June 16 and 23, 6 p.m. Tweens ages 10 and up create a variety of projects with upcycled materials; drop in and express your inner artist!

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!  Monday, June 20, children entering Kindergarten through Grade 6 in September register now- online or in person! Sign up and receive your first Bingo card to complete and earn Kids Cash plus tickets for raffle prizes. Kids Cash is for use by children in Plumb’s Kids Only Store and raffle prizes will be awarded in August. Once you’ve registered look for special email invitations to members-only activity programs!

Adult Summer Reading - Monday, June 20, 9 a.m. The 8th Annual reading program for adults is now underway at both libraries. Sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries, the read and review raffles return with gift cards and certificates to local businesses as the weekly prizes for the lucky winner at each library. First prize drawing is Monday June 27 so pick up some review forms now and get reading!

Maker Mondays - Monday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. Drop-in with Miss Maura as we “exercise” our brains to create one-of-a-kind inventions using recycled materials; all ages welcome.

Special Events – Monday June 20. Children registered for the Kids Summer Reading Club get special email invitations to events planned just for them. Look for baby yoga, fun with food and a trail walk this week. Register now – in person or online to reserve a space in some of these extra special health and exercise programs with limited seating.

Wacky Sports- Tuesday, June 21, 1 p.m. All ages fun with pool noodles, marbles and straws – drop in for this funny take on sports with Miss Maura – no athletic ability required!

knit! – Tuesday, June 21, 6 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in and bring a friend.

Animal Embassy  - Wednesday, June 22, 1:30 p.m. Live animals come to visit kids of all ages; free tickets available 30 minutes before the doors open.

Teen & Tween Book Clubs - Wednesday, June 22, 2:30 p.m. Both book clubs meet at the same time for an hour of book discussion, followed by a social hour. This month Teens read The Hobbit, the Tween title is TBA; there are no copies of the books at the Children’s Desk due to backups in the state delivery system – we can locate a copy for you to borrow.

Ducks @ Dusk - Wednesday, June 22, 6 p.m. Pre-K bedtime story program, wear your pjs and wind down from a busy summer day with Miss Maura.

Focus on Friends: Olde Ripton Garden Club –Thursday, June 23, 6 p.m. Drop in and learn about one of Shelton’s oldest civic groups, see how to transform a grocery store bundle of flowers into a striking arrangement – and get a chance to win it! Round out the evening with casual conversation and refreshments plus door prizes; sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries.

Repeat Reads – Friday, June 24 28, 6 p.m. Adults re-read (or read for the first time) classic favorites from youth; this month Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Copies of the books are available, new members welcome; come debate the merits and values, share tea and snacks, drop in for a reader’s Happy Hour!

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 Branch Library, 203- 926-0111). A project underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.