Plumb Memorial Library: Reading clubs, kids play and more

Here's what's going on at Plumb Memorial Library this week. For even more library news click here.

Kids Summer Reading Club — Wednesday, June 25, 9 a.m. This year’s summer reading program begins. Children register to be a reader, their goal is 8 books by the end of the program Aug.15. Teens will be available to listen to reports, but children pre-k through grade 6 can also submit written reports on the books they are logging. Every two books reported on earns a reward. In addition library items charged out by or for children earn tickets to prizes each week, drawings are every Monday. 

AlphaBits — Thursdays, June 26 and July 3, 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and caregivers work on learning skills to make them kindergarten ready; drop in session, siblings welcome.

Stay & Play — Friday, June 27, 10:30 a.m. Open play dates for preschoolers and caregivers; chat over coffee or tea, juice provided, bring a snack and a friend.

Teen Volunteer Orientation — Saturday, June 27, 12:30 a.m. Teens who need community service hours may stop in anytime to complete an application and attend this orientation; no registration required. Parents: expect to attend this workshop with teens. Volunteers must be 12-19 years old, and may not be completing these hours for court or disciplinary board assignments. Call 203-924-9461 and talk to Margaret for more information.

TAB — Friday, June 27, 3 p.m.  Teen Advisory Board meets to discuss teen oriented library programs, collections and activities over snacks; drop in.

Retro Reads — Friday, June 27, 6 p.m.  Adult reading group focused on re-reading (or reading for the first time) classic books from youth. This month Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time focuses on family and trust while exploring the idea of time travel through “wrinkles” (tesseracts) in time and space. L’Engle, an eminent author for youth and adults, lived in Connecticut until her death.

Budding Bookworms — Mondays, June 30, 10:30 a.m. Pre-K story time: drop in for music, crafts and more for children 1-5 years.

1-2-3 ASRP weekly drawing — Monday, June 30, Adult Summer Reading Program begins and it is as easy as 1-2-3: read a book, fill in a short form and drop the entry in a bucket — at either Plumb or Huntington. Each week two names are pulled, one at each library, for a gift card or certificate to a local business. Pick up some entry forms for the first drawing Monday, June 30. The mini reviews are posted each week, so look for some new authors you might enjoy discovering; sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries.

Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, July 1 and July 8, 10 a.m. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs, and movement for babies and toddlers up to age 2 in this themed drop in program; siblings welcome.

Rubber Ducky Reading Club — This summer reading club for babies up to pre-schoolers is a family reading program. No meetings, no reporting — caregivers just complete the six activities on the June worksheet and return to get a fun reward. Next month look for a new set of ideas, encourage a love of books and reading now.

Fun for Little Ones — Tuesdays, July 1 and 8, 10 a.m. Mrs. Fritsch offers stories, songs, and movement for babies and toddlers up to age 2 in this themed drop in program; siblings welcome.

Creative Kids — Tuesdays, July 1 and 8, 2 p.m. Drop in with Miss Maura for all that is art as kids 1-12 create one-of-a-kind art pieces while exploring a variety of media.

knit! — Tuesdays, June 24 and July 1, 6 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit and crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in and bring a friend.

Bending Gravity — Wednesday, July 2, 1:30 p.m. Eric Girardi amazes kids 3-12 and caregivers with tricks that defy the laws of science in this free program. Space is limited, no advance registration, free tickets available beginning at 1 p.m.

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

On Friday, July 4, both libraries are closed for the holiday, and will reopen on July 7.  Both libraries are closed on Saturdays for the summer, from now until the Saturday after Labor Day.