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.
Books for Babies
Tuesday, July 10 through Aug. 14 , 10:15 am-10:45 am
Bring your wonderful baby to this infant-friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present.
Wonderful Ones and Twos
Tuesday, July 10 through Aug. 14, 11 – 11:30 am.
This program is a sharing time for toddlers and their caregivers. The finger plays, songs, books and activities are selected to introduce children to the library and to story times. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. This program runs for six weeks, July 10 – August 14.
Tuesday Book Buzz
Tuesday, July 17, 11 – noon.
There will be a Book Buzz conversation moderated by one of Wilton Library’s reference librarians. Participants are encouraged to come and chat about one of their most recent favorite reads or just listen to what others recommend. Registration suggested but not required. Additional dates: Aug. 21, Sept. 18.
Tuesday, July 10 through Aug. 14, 2:15 – 3 pm.
For independent listeners ages 5-8 years-old. This is a story time that provides children with experiences that enrich early literacy. Children will hear stories, watch short films, sing songs, and do a craft. This program runs for six weeks, July 10 – August 14.
Look, Listen and Learn
Tuesday, July 10 through Aug. 14 , 3:15 – 3:45 pm.
For 3 and 4 years-olds with a caregiver. By interacting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes, children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. This program runs for six weeks, July 10 – August 14.
OverDrive Volunteers ‘Office Hours’
Tuesday, July 17, 24, 31 , 4 – 6 pm.
People who want to get started with downloading e-books and audiobooks from the library to their personal devices now have a little help with Wilton Library’s Overdrive Volunteers. Office hours are Saturdays in July, from 10 am – noon. Patrons are asked to bring their personal devices (smartphones, Kindles, Nooks, etc.) and their Wilton Library card to receive personal hands-on attention. Additional hours: Saturdays in July, 10 am-noon.