South Hero Library 2018 Summer Programs

Are you looking for fun things to do in Vermont’s Lake Champlain Islands this summer? Visit the South Hero Library for activities, educational programs, and (a local favorite) our annual author visits! All events are free and open to the public.

We frequently add new events!  Follow us on Facebook, call 802.372.6209 or visit

Recurring Events

Mahjongg   Winter:  Thur. 3pm Summer: Wed. 3-5 PM & Thur. 9-11 AM

Ladies Drawing Night   Winter:  Tues. 6:30 PM  /  Summer:  Wed. 6 PM

Friday Movie Matinee    Fri. at Noon   

Kids Film and Snacks   First Saturday of Each Month 10 AM – 1 PM

May 17,
6 PM

Adoption And Foster Care information session with Heather Simmons, Associate Director of Adoption, Project Family

May 23,
6:30 PM

Book Club  The book group will be reading Tribe, by Sebastian Junger

May 24,
6 PM

Author Dean Whitlock  Vermont Young Adult author of action-packed Finn’s Clock

All Summer

Read for Prizes! Sign up at the library to join our reading challenge.  We’ll give you a record to keep track of your reading and a bag of goodies including a certificate for a free creemee at Seb’s Snackbar.   A different challenge and GRAND PRIZE for each age group! Prize drawing August 17th at the Summer Reading Party.  

Age groups:

6 and under


13 and over

June 8,

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Free Community Supper  Hosted by the Friends of the Library in support of Vermont Reads!   Location:  Congregational Church, 24 South Street, South Hero

June 20,
6 PM

Author and Local Artist Mary Zompetti  Photography

June 23,
9 AM – 1 PM

Mobile Bike Repair with Old Spokes Home

June 23,
1 PM

Backpack Theater   Tap into your imagination and enjoy a true literary experience with Backpack Theater’s renditions of The Emperor’s Nightingale, and  Beauty and the Beast.

All ages

June 28,
10 AM

Origami Rocks Explore fun, easy paper origami that rocks in unexpected ways.

6 to adult

July 9-13,
9-10:30 AM

Sawmill Studios Campers will learn safe operation of woodworking hand tools, materials, and techniques. First-time students will build a toolbox, and then join returning students to build their choice of about 40 projects.  Tools and materials are provided.  No experience necessary. Sign-up required.

Entering Grades 1 – 6

July 12,
10 AM

Fossils Rock! Explore fossils through books, crafts, and interactive hands-on activities.

July 18,
6:30 PM

Book Club  We’ll be reading The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy, our summer author!

July 24,
10 AM

Build a Better World with Magic! Tom Joyce is back for another year with one of his amazing magic shows! New books and new tricks, all in one exciting event! Always a crowd favorite!

4 and up

July 25,
2 PM

Owls of Vermont with Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Explore the adaptations that make owls the supreme hunters of the night. Focus Northeast Species. Enjoy live owls, touchable artifacts and interactive demonstrations!

4 to adult

July 27,
6 PM

Summer Author Event with Sarah Healy  Author of The Sisters Chase

July 30 – August 3,

9 AM to 1 PM

Lights!  Camera! Action! Film Camp  Campers will create a short program to air on Lake Champlain Access Television!  Participants will be taught how to operate a camera, direct a television program and digitally edit their work. Campers will receive a DVD of the projects completed during the session.  Sign-up required.

10 and up

August 2,
10 AM

Rocking it with Pan Pipes Join Mr. K of Exordium to make your own 3 tone panpipe from invasive Japanese Knotweed and learn how to tie the knots that will hold the tubes together. Participants will have a decorated instrument to take home that will produce notes and look like the native Inca instruments.

August 7,
10 – 11 AM

Henna with Bess Perry Learn all about the beautiful art of henna, get your own henna tattoo, and take home a henna cone of your own.   Sign-up required.

4 and up

August 17,
11 AM  – 12:30 PM

End of Summer Reading Party – Mike and the Big Blue Trunk is back for our end of summer reading party! Held outdoors weather permitting with ice cream, lemonade, and balloon animals for everyone!

All Ages