News, Programs, & Story Times
Listen Up! Vermont
Presented by Virgil Fuller,Library Director at Chelsea Public Library
Are you looking for a free, convenient way to access library e-books? This workshop will teach you how to download and use Listen Up Vermont with all types of devices. Bring a Kindle or Nook along!
June 18 at 6:30 pm
Free! Class size limited to 15. Call 482-2878 to register.
Summer Reading Program: "Dig Into Reading"
“Dig into Reading” is the summer reading theme for 2013. We will unearth many good books and have tons of fun participating in a variety of activities that are guaranteed to make the summer memorable.
We invite all children in our community to join the Summer Reading Program by setting a goal for the number of books to read (or be read to) beginning June 13 – August 31. Children may select books of any genre. The goal is to have happy readers as they “dig” into their chosen books.
Parents and children may visit the library to register beginning May 28. Each child will receive a special reading log with the “Dig into Reading” logo and will use the log to record what books they read or have read to them. Fun stickers and bookmarks are free and available to children when they sign up.
Our summer reading pleasures will culminate in a special get-together (TBA) and each reading program participant will receive a certificate of achievement signed by Governor Shumlin.
Kick-Off Party for the Summer Reading Program
Matt Witten will help us get our “Dig into Books” summer theme off to a great start by “movin` and feelin` the groove” as he weaves stories and brings us songs relating to caves, gardening, and rocks. Matt is a great friend to many libraries and we welcome him back to Carpenter-Carse. Please join us for a fantastic, free, family show on Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Club
Children ages six to twelve may join the Summer Reading Club. Our calendar is packed with many activities, some led by program presenters we have invited in to help us celebrate our Dig into Reading theme. The start of the 6-week sessions is June 26. Programs are held on Wednesdays from 10:30 – noon. To enroll, please visit the library beginning May 28. Each week of activities has a separate sign-up and children may join in all sessions or attend fewer to fit their summer schedules. Please note that an emergency contact form must be filled out before the 6-week session begins. Space is limited, so act quickly to reserve your spot! For more information, contact Janet or Judy at 482-2878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session 1 June 26 Let’s Grow Together
Dig in and grow something
beautiful or good to eat in our raised garden bed beside the library.
Garden-inspired kids will also plant flower seeds in small clay pots to take
home or watch grow at the library. Come to enjoy yummy refreshments, good
stories, and poems about mother earth.
Session 2 July 3 Butterflies: Habits & Habitats
Jerry Schneider of Hardwick will present a slideshow on moths and butterflies. We will get an in-depth look at the monarch butterfly and its migration as well as explore other interesting species and examine their appearance, behavior, and lifecycle. Jerry will also bring Taco, the Mexican Red Haired tarantula. Kids will enjoy meeting him! This program concludes with a butterfly tee shirt craft. The shirts may be purchased for $1.00 during the program.
Session 3 July 10 Digging to China
Have you ever picked up a shovel and started to dig to the other side of the world? Join Suzanne Richard, a Hinesburg resident, for a lively group exploration of this age old concept. Can it be done? With a combination of fact and fantasy, Suzanne will journey with the group into the depths of the earth. An art project at the end of the presentation will allow children to interpret and record the treasures and obstacles we find along the way as we embark on this fascinating adventure.
Session 4 July 17 What Rot! The Amazing Life of Dirt
Get the real “scoop” on dirt as Stephen Amos (Amos Natural Science Education Services) teaches us the different kinds of dirt, formation, nutrient cycling and decomposition. Displays, artifacts, live animals, and hands-on activities are part of the program.
Session 5 July 24 Beneath Your Feet – Burrowing Animals
Many animals are designed to tunnel into the ground where they create their own special habitat. We will discuss a variety of animals and explore how and why they live in these special places. We will also include several topic related crafts and stories from the land down under.
Session 6 July 31 Rockin’ Ron, the Friendly Pirate
Ron Carter of Jeffersonville will have us digging for treasures with stories, mythology, and music. We will also find out about Captain William Kid, the most famous pirate who really did bury treasures. You won’t want to miss this fun!
Celebrate Summer Reading Achievements
Join storyteller, Tom Stamp (formerly from the Carpenter-Carse Library and the Hinesburg Community School) on Saturday, August 10 at 11:30 a.m. as he mines a treasure trove of stories and songs about the good old summertime. Receive your “Dig Into Reading!” certificates at the close of the program. Yummy refreshments will be served. This is a free program. Preregistration is helpful.
Toddler Story Time
For children up to 3 years of age. Story time starts at 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Walk-ins are welcome.
Preschool Story Time
For children 3-5 years of age. Story time starts at 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. every Tuesday! Preschoolers can drop by for stories, songs, and games.
Pajama Story Time
Children ages 3 - 7 are invited to share an hour of fun with Janet. Join us Tuesday, May 28th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wear your favorite jammies and slippers. Together we will enjoy books, flannel board activities, and a 10 minute video. Preregistration is helpful, 482-2878
New Youth Books
And to name just a few, Laurie Rosenwald
Milo Armadillo, Jan Fearnley
Oh, No! Not Again, Mac Barnett
Emeraldalicious, Victoria Kann
It’s Our Garden, George Ancona
Construction Kitties, Judy Sturges
Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar? George Shannon
Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? Eve Bunting
Lulu and the Dog from the Sea, Hilary McKay
Nelly May Has Her Say, Cynthia DeFelice
Goblin Secrets, William Alexander
The Great Unexpected, Sharon Creech
Malcolm at Midnight, W.H. Beck
Amber’s First Clue, Gillian Shields
No News is Good News, Annie Barrows
Ivy and Bean Make the Rules, Annie Barrows
Little Dog, Lost, Marion Bauer
The Cavendish Home For Boys and Girls, Claire Legrand
Stranded , Jeff Probst
Molly Moon & the Monster Music, Georgia Byng
Liar & Spy, Rebecca Stead
See You at Harry’s, Jo Knowles
Stallion by Starlight, Mary Pope Osborne
Big Nate Flips Out, Lincoln Peirce
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, Joanne Rocklin
My Father’s Arms Are a Boat, Stein Lunde
Young Adult Fiction
Code Name Verity, Wein, Elizabeth
Infinity and Me, Kate Hosford
Hunt For Dark Infinity, James Dashner
Maze Runner, James Dashner
Halo: Silentium, Greg Bear
Brothers at Bat, Audrey Vernick
Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau, Michelle Markel,
Jet Plane: How It Works, David Macaulay
Wolves Are Back, Jean Craighead George
It’s Our Garden, George Ancona
Last Airlift, Marsha Skrypuch
One Step at a Time, Marsha Skrypuch
Stardines Swim High Actoss the Sky and Other Poems, Jack Prelutsky
The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, Steve Sheinkin
Carpenter-Carse Library Passes 2012Birds of Vermont Museum free admission for one immediate family.
Echo Pass up to 2 adults/3 youth $4 admission.Shelburne Farms (2 passes) free family admission. Vermont History Museum free day pass for one family.
Vermont State Parks Pass free for one vehicle holding up to eight people for one day.
For additional information and availability, please contact the Carpenter-Carse Library.