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.
A Visit to Ambler Farm
Wednesday, July 18, 2 – 2:45 pm.
Agriculture played an important role in daily life during the middle ages. Children ages 4 and up and their caregivers are invited to Ambler Farm to learn about the life cycle of plants as well as the importance of animals such as bees and sheep. Registration required. Sponsored by Ambler Farm. Part of the library’s Medieval Summer Knights Read summer reading program.
Teen Iron Chef Challenge
Wednesday, July 18, 3 – 5 pm.
Love food? Like competing in teams? Think you’re creative? Then join our Iron Chef Competition. Work in teams and battle three challenges using healthy and farm fresh ingredients. Maximum of four per team. Come as a team or be put on one. Prizes awarded. For teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required. No cost. Co-sponsored by Ambler Farm. Additional funding made possible by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.
Punk Rock Indie Concert by Suns (for Teens of all ages)
Wednesday, July 18, 8 – 9:30 p.m.
Join us for a concert by Suns, a punk rock Indie band. Four friends — Will Ponturo, Will Rutledge, Peter Katz and Billy Indelicato — began playing music together at Joel Barlow High School in Redding. Now in college, they just released their second album called ‘The Engine Room.’ Open to the public. Concert and refreshments free. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.