Library notes

Huntington Branch Library


Stories with Danielle - Thursday, June 9 and 16, 11 a.m. Join Danielle as she engages children, ages 3 to 4, with this drop-in storybook session.

Show-and- Tell Stories - Friday, June 10 and 17, 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 10. 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.

Reading Rock Stars - Monday, June 13, 12:00 p.m. Summer reading begins 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!

Marshmallow Constellations- Monday, June 13, 4 p.m. Start summer vacation with a wish on a star!

Children, ages 5-10, listen to a story about constellations, those pictures made by stars in the night sky, then create their own constellations with marshmallows and toothpicks; register now.

Bouncing Babies & Jumping Beans - Tuesday, June 14, 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!

Multicultural Drum & Dance - Tuesday, June 14, 4 p.m. Take a musical trip around the world with Craig Norton as Summer Reading kicks-off. Children of all ages dance and use percussion instruments to play Native American, African, and Latin American songs; space is limited so register now.

Toddler Movement - Wednesday, June 15, 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.

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.

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


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 9. 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!

Solar Heat – Is it for You? Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m. PosiGen Solar rep Jack Henriques shares

information and insights into this environmental option offered in partnership with the Connecticut Green Bank.

Life is Art - Thursdays, June 9 and 16, 6 p.m. Tweens ages 10 and up create a variety of projects with upcycled materials; drop in and express your inner artist!

Stay and Play - Fridays, June 10 and 17, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers, suitable for babies and young children; drop in and bring a snack, tea and juice provided.

Teen Volunteer Orientation - Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. Teens - need community service hours? Earn them this summer for next school year! Stop in anytime to complete an application and attend this orientation; no registration required. Orientation is required before volunteer time is scheduled, the two hours of orientation count towards your total. Volunteers must be 12-19 years old, and may not be completing these hours for court or disciplinary board assignments. Please call 203-924- 9461 and ask for Adam or Ronda for more information.

Want to Be a Potterhead? Saturday, June 11, 1 p.m. Tweens in grades 5-8 are invited to a Harry Potter fan session with Mr. Ryan. Talk about …The Prisoner of Azkaban, then indulge in wizardly crafts and conversation. Borrow a copy or use your own, bring a friend to this drop in program. Get magical!

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! Monday, June 13, 9 a.m. 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!

Maker Mondays - Monday, June 13, 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.

MS Support - Monday, June 13, 2 p.m. Regional self-led group discusses topics of interest and shares information, new members welcome; meets in ground floor handicapped accessible meeting room off parking lot.

SW CAPA - Monday, June 13, 6:30 p.m. South West chapter of CT Authors and Publishers Association offers speakers and support, new members welcome.

Fun for Little Ones - Tuesday, June 14, 10 a.m. Children ages 1-5 are invited to join Mrs. Fritsch for stories, songs, activities and a special theme related craft, siblings always welcome; drop in.

Wacky Sports- Tuesday, June 14, 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 14, 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.

T-Bone - Wednesday, June 15, 6 p.m. Kick off the Summer Reading Program with T-Bone Stankus and his music for all-ages fun; free tickets available 30 minutes before the doors open.

AlphaBits – Thursday, June 16, 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.

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.