Wilton Library’s Medieval Summer Knights Read Summer Reading Program
Now through Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Children of all ages are invited to register for the summer reading program, Medieval Summer Knights Read. During our summer program kids and families can enjoy crafts, story times, large group programs, and small group programs as well as movies. For our Knights Read Challenge, kids are encouraged to read 40 picture/early reader books or 4,000 pages over the summer and keep a reading log of their age appropriate books. Those who complete the quest will be knighted by the Royal Court at the festival at the end of the summer. Knights will receive a T-shirt. Registration required in-person. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund, Subway of Wilton, The Toy Chest, and Golf Quest.
Caught You Reading: Teen Photo Contest
Monday, July 2 (Submissions are from 7/2 – 7/23).
Catch someone reading and take a photo. We’re looking for fun, creative, artistic and interesting photos. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded. Photos will be hung in the library during the month of August. Drop your 8×10 photo and submission form off at the front desk between July 2nd and July 23rd. Forms available online or at the front desk. For kids entering grades 6 – 12. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.
Teen Summer Reading Program
Monday, June 25 through Saturday, August 11.
Teens entering grades 6 through 12 can sign up for the summer reading program. Each week, kids can come in, record their books they have read and enter their names into a weekly raffle. Kids can fill in more information to get a 2nd raffle ticket. Kids participating in 4 of the 7 weeks are eligible for the grand prize. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.
Wilton Library Readers
Wednesday, July 11, Noon – 1:30 pm.
Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman this month. Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for dates and titles. Advance registration suggested.
Wonderful Wednesdays—Spring Valley Puppet Theater Presents “Puss In Boots”
Wednesday, July 11, 3 – 3:45 pm.
Children ages 5 and up are invited to join the library for this puppet show of the classic children’s tale Puss in Boots! as part of the Medieval Summer Knights Read program. The Spring Valley Puppet Theater production of Puss in Boots mixes merriment and message in a new approach to this feline favorite. This popular classic features beautifully crafted hand and rod puppets, colorful scenic design and an original script. Michael Graham, Director of the Spring Valley Puppet Theater has been performing since 1966 throughout New England primarily for schools and libraries. He designs and makes his puppets, writes scripts, creates the scenery and does a number of the voices. Registration required. Parents and caregivers must be present. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Reverse Tie Dye for Teens
Wednesday, July 11, 3 – 5 pm.
Come UN-dye with us! Bring a dark colored cotton t-shirt and see how you can transform it with a bleach pen and your imagination! Scribble, write, doodle and draw on your shirt, then see how it un-dyes. Please note: This project includes the use of bleach, so don’t wear your favorite outfit just in case. Participants will need to provide their own dark colored cotton t-shirt. Registration required. For students entering grades 6-12. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.