Teen Summer Reading
Friday, June 20 through Friday, August 15th
The Teen Summer Reading Program is underway now, and ends on Friday August 15th. Weekly, teens entering grades 6-12 can access EVANCED, the online program to record the number of pages read. There will be a weekly drawing for $10 gift certificates. The end-of-summer grand prize will be a $100 AmEx Gift Card. For more details, stop by Teen Services or call 203-762-3950, ext. 243.
Sponsored by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund.
Head to Evanced to register now!
Adult Summer Reading Program – Literary Elements
Monday, July 7 through Sunday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Be a part of Wilton Library’s first-ever adult summer reading program. Online registration begins Monday, July 7; the program ends Sunday, August 17. List each book you read this summer (from July 1 – August 17) by writing a brief review, and be automatically entered into a weekly drawing for a Wilton Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. Need help registering? Stop by and ask the librarian at the reference desk any time after July 1 or call 203-762-3950 x211 for more details.
Books for Babies
Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
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. No registration, no fee. Caregivers must be present.
Wonderful Ones and Twos
Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program fee.
Look, Listen and Learn
Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2:15 – 3 p.m.
For 3 and 4 year-olds with caregivers. 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. No registration, no fee.
Tuesday, July 8 through Tuesday, Aug. 12, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
For independent listeners ages 4 – 7 years. 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. No registration, no fee.
Electronics Tinkering Workshop for Teens
Tuesday, July 8, 3 – 5 p.m.
Want to learn how to make a blinking night light and other cool electronics? Over the course of four sessions (7/8, 7/10, 7/15 & 7/17), teens entering grades 6-12 get a hands-on introduction to C/C++ programming and the Arduino-based platform. Afterwards, take home your Arduino to keep experimenting and creating. $25 per student for all four sessions to help offset costs. Additional funding provided by the John and Patricia Curran Teen Fund. No online registration. Please call 203-762-3950, x243. Space is limited.
Author Talk: Stephanie Evanovich—The Sweet Spot
Tuesday, July 15, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Stephanie Evanovich visits the library to discuss her latest novel, The Sweet Spot, the “sizzling story of everyone’s favorite couple – hunky professional baseball player Chase Walker and his sassy wife Amanda.” Stephanie Evanovich is from Asbury Park, NJ who began writing fiction during her countless community theater projects. She attended New York’s School of Film and Television and acted in several improve troupes and B movies. She followed her passion into full-time writing. A Q&A and book signing follow the talk. Books available for purchase courtesy of Elm Street Books.