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.
Felted Soap Craft for Teens
Thursday, July 19 , 3 – 5 pm.
Transform a bar of soap and some wool into a soap + washcloth in one! Teens will use colored wool fibers to create a covered bar of soap that can be used again and again, then reused once the soap is gone. Wool is slightly antibacterial and felts into a scrubby surface. It also absorbs water, making a great washcloth.
For teens entering grades 6-12. Registration required.
Leather Armor Crafting Demonstration
Thursday, July 19, 4 – 5 pm.
Children entering grades 3-5 are invited to join Wilton Library for this interesting crafting demonstration. Todd Silber, master leather worker of Warlords Crusade Leather Armory, will discuss and demonstrate the art of leather armor making. Leather armor was commonly used in the middle ages to protect warriors during battle. Warlords Crusade Leather Armory will also display many items that can be purchased at this event. Registration required. Adults are also welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund. Part of the library’s Medieval Summer Knights Read summer reading program.
Summer Music & More Concert Series-In Harmony
Thursday, July 19, 5-6:30 pm
In Harmony, a vocal oldies group, returns to Wilton Library for its fifth year. The Summer Music & More Concert Series is in its 12th year at the library. Join the fun at this indoor/outdoor concert. Last date in the series: July 26—Remember September. Open to the public, concert and refreshments free. Sponsored by The Village Market. Wine provided by Michael Crystal, founder of the Grand Crew Wine Club.