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Welcome to the 2022 Wilton Library Children's Summer Reading Club: Oceans of Possibilities! Register for the program and read on your own. Keep track of the time you spend reading and then log the number of minutes you have read online.

For every 100 minutes you read, you will get a brag tag and beads for your necklace or a book. At 1500 minutes you will be a finisher. All reading counts: books, magazines, graphic novels, audiobooks--anything you want to read.

So join us this summer and get reading! Please DO NOT use a school email when registering--it will not work.

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Upcoming Children's Events

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, July 5, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, July 6, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

Juggling with Jason Tardy

Wednesday, July 6, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This show is a heady mix of high-energy juggling and crazy offbeat comedy. Jason's fearlessness and constant funny banter makes his show a must for audiences of all ages. For children in grades K and up.Registration required. Please register all attendees. Masks recommended

Guppy Gathering

Thursday, July 7, 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Snap Circuits for Kids

Thursday, July 7, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Your creations will whistle, flash and fly.  Learning principles of electronics and engineering is a snap!  Beginners welcome.  

For kids entering grades 3-5 in the fall. Registration required for each individual session.  Masks recommended. 

Children's Garden Club

Friday, July 8, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Do you love being outside and getting your hands dirty?  Garden Club might be the place for you!  Children in grades Kindergarten and up and a participating adult are invited to join our Children's Library staff in planting and maintaining the library's Children's Garden.  Children will learn about gardening, hear stories, and get hands-on experience planting, weeding, watering and otherwise maintaining the garden throughout the spring, summer, and into the fall.  Garden Club will be cancelled on inclement weather days.

This program is FULL, please contact us with any further questions at 203-762-6336.

Masks recommended for any time spent inside.

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, July 12, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, July 13, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

Gazebo Story Time at the Farmer's Market

Wednesday, July 13, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Join us once a month at the farmer's market for a fun family story time inside the gazebo.  Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers will enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs. Fun for the whole family!  No registration required.

In case of inclement weather, the story time will move into the Story Room in the Children's Library.  When in the library, masks are recommended for all participants over 2. 

Bring the Hoopla!

Wednesday, July 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids entering Kindergarten and up are invited to join BringtheHoopla to see an awesome display of hula-hooping, and learn how to do some hooping themselves!  Registration required. Please register all attendees. Masks recommended.

Guppy Gathering

Thursday, July 14, 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Make Your Own Squishies!

Thursday, July 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Craft a cute memory foam friend. Help yourself to precut shapes or make them from scratch. Wear clothes to paint in.  For kids entering grades 4-6. Registration required.  

Masks recommended for all participants.

Cartoon Drawing with Emma

Friday, July 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kids entering grades 3 - 6 are invited to join us in person for a cartoon drawing class with Emma Keating.  She will show us how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All you need is your imagination! Registration required for each session.   

Masks recommended.  

Tales to Tails

Saturday, July 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they're not just learning how to read, they're learning to love to read! Children must read independently to participate in this program. Registration required.  Masks recommended for all participants.  

Summer Nutmeg Book Discussion

Monday, July 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids entering grades 4-6 in the fall can get ready for the Nutmeg award by joining us to discuss The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman.  When Kate's rich, irresponsible, absentee uncle gives her a steam train for her 11th birthday, she is off on the adventure of a lifetime, and she just might make the world a better place along the way. Read the book on your own, then join us to talk all about it.  

Registration required. Masks recommended for all participants.  

Firefighter Story Time

Tuesday, July 19, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up are invited to join Wilton Firefighters for an interactive, in-person story time.  Firefighters will read stories and children will have the opportunity to ask questions. We will also see the fire truck! Registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, July 19, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, July 20, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

Maritime Aquarium Touch Tank

Wednesday, July 20, 3:00pm - 3:45pm

Children entering grades Kindergarten and up are invited to join the Maritime Aquarium for a chance to see and touch marine animals.  There will be a supervised touch tank with live tidepool creatures, such as crabs, snails, whelks, and clams.  This hands-on learning experience will enchant children and adults alike.

Registration required. Please register all attendees.

Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Maritime Aquarium Touch Tank

Wednesday, July 20, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Children entering grades Kindergarten and up are invited to join the Maritime Aquarium for a chance to see and touch marine animals.  There will be a supervised touch tank with live tidepool creatures, such as crabs, snails, whelks, and clams.  This hands-on learning experience will enchant children and adults alike.Registration required. Please register all attendees.Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Guppy Gathering

Thursday, July 21, 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Intro to Improv

Thursday, July 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids entering grades 4-6 will enjoy a supportive, non-judgmental introduction to on-the-spot acting.  Unscripted theater builds creativity, openness, relaxation, and confidence. And it’s fun! 

Registration required. Masks recommended.

Children's Garden Club

Friday, July 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Do you love being outside and getting your hands dirty?  Garden Club might be the place for you!  Children in grades Kindergarten and up and a participating adult are invited to join our Children's Library staff in planting and maintaining the library's Children's Garden.  Children will learn about gardening, hear stories, and get hands-on experience planting, weeding, watering and otherwise maintaining the garden throughout the spring, summer, and into the fall.  Garden Club will be cancelled on inclement weather days.

This program is FULL, please contact us with any further questions at 203-762-6336.

Masks recommended for any time spent inside.

Wilton Library’s Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

Saturday, July 23, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Wilton Library holds its popular Summer Sidewalk Book Sale on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the Wilton Street Fair & Sidewalk Sale. The sale offers gently-used books great for beach and summer vacation reading, children’s and teen books, cookbooks, history books, classics, gardening, art and photography, paperbacks, and so much more. Shoppers will also find an assortment of CDs and DVDs, vinyl, lots of puzzles, plus a huge Tag Sale stretching from one end of the library’s front lawn to the other.  There are bargains galore and something for everyone, from babies to adults. The book sale moves inside to the library's Gallery from Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30, during library operating hours. 

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, July 26, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, July 27, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

Curious Creatures

Wednesday, July 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids entering grades Kindergarten and up are invited to join us to welcome Curious Creatures.  They will provide a hands-on, interactive and fun presentation that will leave participants with new respect and appreciation for exotic and unusual animals.  The program includes interesting facts and stories about the creatures in an educational and entertaining environment.

Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Masks recommended.

Registration required. Please register all attendees.

Guppy Gathering

Thursday, July 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Snap Circuits for Kids

Thursday, July 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Your creations will whistle, flash and fly.  Learning principles of electronics and engineering is a snap!  Beginners welcome.  

For kids entering grades 3-5 in the fall. Registration required for each individual session.  Masks recommended. 

Cartoon Drawing with Emma

Friday, July 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kids entering grades 3 - 6 are invited to join us in person for a cartoon drawing class with Emma Keating.  She will show us how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All you need is your imagination! Registration required for each session.   

Masks recommended.  

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, August 2, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, August 3, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

Gazebo Story Time at the Farmer's Market

Wednesday, August 3, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Join us once a month at the farmer's market for a fun family story time inside the gazebo.  Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers will enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs. Fun for the whole family!  No registration required.

In case of inclement weather, the story time will move into the Story Room in the Children's Library.  When in the library, masks are recommended for all participants over 2. 

Mr. Magic

Wednesday, August 3, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Kids entering grades K-6 and their families are invited to meet Mr. Magic! He blends magic, storytelling, music, comedy, and audience participation.  Masks recommended.

Registration required.  Please register all attendees.

Guppy Gathering

Thursday, August 4, 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Children's Garden Club

Friday, August 5, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Do you love being outside and getting your hands dirty?  Garden Club might be the place for you!  Children in grades Kindergarten and up and a participating adult are invited to join our Children's Library staff in planting and maintaining the library's Children's Garden.  Children will learn about gardening, hear stories, and get hands-on experience planting, weeding, watering and otherwise maintaining the garden throughout the spring, summer, and into the fall.  Garden Club will be cancelled on inclement weather days.

This program is FULL, please contact us with any further questions at 203-762-6336.

Masks recommended for any time spent inside.

Narwhals, Whales and Ocean Tales

Tuesday, August 9, 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Children ages 4-5 are invited to a summer story time adventure! We will explore and chat about different exciting topics. There will be stories, songs, and some activities. No registration is required. Caregivers must remain on library property.  Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants.

Sharkish Story Time

Wednesday, August 10, 10:30am - 11:00am

Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to our in-person story time. Kids will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and rhymes. No registration is required. Weather permitting, the program may be moved outdoors to the Reference Courtyard. 

Masks highly recommended for all participants. 

Drumming About You with Bob Bloom

Wednesday, August 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

BOB BLOOM is shipping a cargo of colorful and lovable drums to the Dave Brubeck Room for everyone to get their hands on deck. You’ll be a crewmate with BB as he launches legendary songs with flowing melodies and gratifying beats. For children entering grades kindergarten and up in the fall. Masks recommended.

Registration required. Please register each attendee.

Guppy Gathering

Thursday, August 11, 10:30am - 11:00am

Bring your little fishie to Guppy Gathering, a special Summer Story Time for children 6 months to 2 years old.  We will have stories, rhymes, and songs. No registration required. 

Masks highly recommended for patrons over 2 years old.

Cartoon Drawing with Emma

Friday, August 12, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kids entering grades 3 - 6 are invited to join us in person for a cartoon drawing class with Emma Keating.  She will show us how to draw some amazing animals, creatures, and characters. All you need is your imagination! Registration required for each session.   

Masks recommended.  

Children's Garden Club

Friday, August 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Do you love being outside and getting your hands dirty?  Garden Club might be the place for you!  Children in grades Kindergarten and up and a participating adult are invited to join our Children's Library staff in planting and maintaining the library's Children's Garden.  Children will learn about gardening, hear stories, and get hands-on experience planting, weeding, watering and otherwise maintaining the garden throughout the spring, summer, and into the fall.  Garden Club will be cancelled on inclement weather days.

This program is FULL, please contact us with any further questions at 203-762-6336.

Masks recommended for any time spent inside.

Gazebo Story Time at the Farmer's Market

Wednesday, September 7, 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Join us once a month at the farmer's market for a fun family story time inside the gazebo.  Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers will enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs. Fun for the whole family!  No registration required.

In case of inclement weather, the story time will move into the Story Room in the Children's Library.  When in the library, masks are recommended for all participants over 2.