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.
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.
Drop-in Summer Crafts
Monday, July 9 16, 23 &30, 10 am-8 pm
Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a Medieval-themed craft to take home. Made possible by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.
Caught You Reading: Teen Photo Contest
Final day for submissions 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 by July 23rd. Forms available online or at the front desk. Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.
Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Leona and Richard Frank
Monday, July 23 , 6 – 7:30 pm.
July brings Leona and Richard Frank to the Weir Farm artist in residency program. As spousal artists, they enjoy supporting each other’s individual creative endeavors, but they also frequently collaborate on interpretations of natural environments. Their goal is to eventually produce a book displaying their personal visions of the same environments, depicted in their field of choice – painting and drawing for Leona and photography for Richard.
Weir Farm will be one of these collaborative efforts, interpreting their surroundings in their own personal way. In a recent collaboration, Richard’s photographs depicted sculptural rock formations, dramatically defined by strong sunlight, for example, while Leona focused on painting the bountiful and vibrant wildflowers in Outer Island, in the Thimble Islands. We look forward to viewing some of their works depicting their different points of view of Weir Farm.
Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. Registration suggested.