Explore the World of Reading with Scholastic BOOKFLIX this summer!!! 


Blue Star Planetarium: In My Backyard, Ages 4-7
Tuesday, July 9 from 
4:00 - 4:35 p.m.

Blue Star Planetarium will bring a full dome portable planetarium. Children will learn about seasons and get introduced to Moon phases, constellations, and the planets. Ages 4-7. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 30 kids. 


Blue Star Planetarium: Earth, Moon & Sun, Ages 7-12
Tuesday, July 9 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

This planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Limit 30 participants.


Family Telescope Program, Ages 7+
Tuesday, July 9 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
We will use the library telescope and other scopes to look at many different objects in the sky.  We will also learn how to use the library telescope so you can borrow it yourself from the library for your own exploration.  
This program is entirely outdoors. The building will not be open for checking out materials. 


Jay Mankita's Chain Reactions and Contraptions, Ages 6-10
Monday, July 15 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

In this hands-on, STEM focused workshop, participants design, build, test, and play with Rube Goldberg "machines”, plus domino constructions, exploding popsicle-stick snakes, and other awesome engineering explorations. Ages 6-10. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Family Movie: Wonder Park
Saturday, August 17 from 
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

A 12-year old girl stumbles upon the fantastical amusement park filled with talking animals that she envisioned as a child after her mother's death. With the help of her newfound friends, she attempts to stop the Chimpanzombies from destroying it. 2019. PG. 86 minutes. Popcorn will be served. 


Read to a Dog
Children and teens (ages 5-18) may sign up online for a 15 minute session to read with Sophie, a 3-year old Boxer. Sponsored by Pets & People Foundation. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
June 18, July 16, August 27, September 17, October 15, November 9 and December 17


Art Club for Kids, Ages 4-12
Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 14, July 1 & 8, August 5 & 26

Art Club for Kids offers a variety of arts and crafts projects each week. Parents are asked to stay in the room and participate with their child. Please dress appropriately as crafts may be messy. Supplies are for use in the program only. 



Massachusetts Children’s Book Award
Sponsored by Salem State University
Master List 2019-2020 Nominees 
Ancient Egypt by Ken Jennings
Ban this Book by Alan Gratz
Betty Before X by Ilyasha Shabazz
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami
The Crossover by Alexander Kwame
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff
Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon
The Homework Strike by Greg Pincus
House Arrest by K.A. Holt
Jubilee by Patricia Reilly Giff
Lucky Broken Girl By Ruth Behar
Lucky Enough by Fred Bowen
Maxi’s Secrets: (or What You Can Learn From A Dog) by Lynn Plourde
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Payback on Poplar Lane by Margaret Mincks
The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan
Restart by Gordon Korman
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser