South Hero Library 2019 Summer Programs


SUMMER 2019: June 24 to August 17


SIGN UP at THE LIBRARY – You will get a reading record to keep track of the books you read and a bag of goodies.

THE WHAT? – There are three different age groups this summer, with three different grand prizes! For kids 6 and under fill out a grand prize form for every 5 books you read. For kids 7 to 12 fill out a grand prize form for every book your read. For kids 13 and up fill out a grand prize form for every 100 pages you read. 


THE GRAND PRIZE – A name will be drawn August 17th at the Summer Reading Party to win the GRAND PRIZE for each age group. Remember, the more you read and visit the library, the more likely you are to win!


All events are completely free and open to the public and last approximately 1 hour  (camps longer, as noted)

ART OF THE COMIC Friday June 28, 10am Make your own comic! We’ll learn how the pros make such amazing, exciting, and funny cartoons with a little space and big impact.  Ages 5+. Sign up in the library.

STORY OF AIR Thursday July 2, 9 am Join Mr. K of Exordium for a cornucopia of science experiments demonstrating that air, though invisible, does occupy space. All ages.

ALIEN EARTH with Southern Vermont Natural History Museum Wednesday July 10, 2pm – We will explore the changing history of life on our planet.  Remember that time oxygen almost killed everything?  What about the age of the cockroaches?  We will explore that and more with the help of live animals, hands on artifacts, and fossils.  Ages 4 to adult.

SAWMILL STUDIOS July 15 through 19, 9:00 am to 10:30 am – Come join in the fun in this enrichment summer camp! In this program, campers will learn safe operation of woodworking hand tools, materials, and techniques. First time students will build a toolbox then join returning students building their choice of about 40 projects. All tools and materials are provided and no previous experience is necessary! Entering Grades 1 – 6, sign-up required and space is limited.

 MAGIC ROCKS! with Tom Joyce Tuesday July 23, 10:00 am 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! Ages 4 and up.

LIGHTS! CAMERA ACTION! FILM CAMP July 29 – August 2, 9 am until 12 pm – Learn about the equipment used to create television programming and create a short program to air on Lake Champlain Access Television. All participants will be taught how to operate a camera, direct a television program and digitally edit their work. Each child will receive a DVD of all of the projects completed during the camp. Ages 10 +. Sign-up required.

POP-UP PUPPET THEATER August 13, 10 am Bring your own snowy story to life in this fun workshop. Using art materials, children will learn how to create their own paper puppets and table-top scenery inspired by the colorful pop-up book art of The Snowflake Man. Ages 5 and up. Sign up required.

END OF SUMMER READING PARTY Friday August 16, 10 am – 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.

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