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Reading Buddies

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This month-long program brings teens and elementary-age students together through books. Elementary students beginning to read independently can get some extra practice with a fun reading partner. The deadline for little buddies to sign up is June 24; stop by the library or click here. Students entering grades 6-12 will help their little buddies with reading and other fun activities. The deadline for big buddies to sign up is June 20; stop by the library or click here. Buddies will meet on Mondays, July 1, 8, 15 & 22 at 6 p.m. An orientation for big buddies will be held on July 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Tween Book Club

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This book club is just for kids ages 9-12! We’re reading Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. Contact the library by July 1 to sign up and get a copy of the book. The group will meet on Thursday, July 25 at 6 p.m.

Baby Sensory Play

Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m.

Friday, July 5 at 11 a.m.

Friday, August 2 at 11 a.m.

Babies 5-24 months and their caregivers will explore, learn, and play together with sensory toys. Activities encourage language development, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social intervention. Older siblings are welcome.

Summer Reading Kickoff Picnic

Wednesday, June 26 from 5-8 p.m.

Celebrate summer with great food and outdoor games! We’ll be hosting the food trucks Adirondack Eatery, Eat Out Lao’d, Brake from the Grind and Gypsy Girl Wood Fired Pizza.

Monday Movie: “Apollo 11”

July 1 at 2 p.m.

A look at NASA’s most celebrated mission through never-before-seen footage and audio recordings. Rated G. Run time: 1 hour, 33 minutes.

Fourth of July Bike Decorating
and Crafts

Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m.

Decorate your bicycle for Clinton’s 4th of July Parade and create a craft to celebrate Independence Day.

March With Us in the
Fourth of July Parade

Thursday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Decorate your bicycle, tricycle, stroller, wagon, or anything with wheels and meet us on Elm Street at 6:30 p.m. to march in Clinton’s parade. All participants will be entered in a drawing to win a Water Safari ticket. Need help decorating your bike? Join us on Wednesday, July 3 at 2 p.m.

Dinosaur Dig

Monday, July 8 at 1 p.m.

Children can learn about dinosaur bones from real experts and then dig for fossils. Space is limited; contact the library to sign up.

Egg Drop: Space Landing

Tuesday, July 16 at 2 p.m.

Create a carrier for an egg that will allow it to land safely on the moon.

Planetarium Adventures

Tuesday, July 23 at 2 p.m.

See a planetarium show here at the library. Space is limited; contact the library to sign up.

Tween Book Club

July 25 & August 19 at 6 p.m.

This book club is just for kids ages 9-12! In July, we’re reading Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. August’s book is Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. Contact the library to sign up and get a copy of the book.

Barrel of Fun Show

Planets Ahoy!

Monday, July 29 at  6 p.m.

Enjoy this live show with plenty of puppets, comedy, and music for the whole family!

Cupcake Wars for Teens

Wednesday, July 31 at 2 p.m.

Compete in a cupcake decorating contest! For students in grades 6-12.

Moon Habitats

Monday, August 12 at 2 p.m.

Imagine humans are building a colony on the moon. Can you build something out of only newspaper and masking tape that you can fit inside? Try to build the biggest or tallest. For all ages.

Acting & Improv Workshop For Kids

Tuesday, August 20 from 2-4 p.m.

End of Summer Celebration

Thursday, August 22 at 1 p.m.

Enjoy ice cream and live animals at our annual ice cream social. Meet the animals from the Out of the Cage Pet Mobile at 1 p.m.; ice cream will be served after the show.