2018 Summer Library Program
For DRML Reading Clubs, you can sign up on June 16th, during the registration event, or you can stop by and register at the library starting Friday, June 1st.
Pick up a “Libraries Rock!” reading record to check off the number of books read to you. Each time you visit the library you will receive stickers for your record and can enter your name in a drawing for a prize! When you finish a sheet of books, you can earn a free book! Drawing will be held at the end of August.
Pick up a “Libraries Rock!” reading record for the books that you read during the summer program. Bring this record each time you visit the library and we will stamp it and enter your name in a drawing for a prize! Drawing will be held at the end of August.
Teen Reader Club:
Pick up a “Libraries Rock!” reading record to record the number of books you read. Every time you visit the library, you may enter a drawing for a $25 gift card to Kohl’s. A winner will be selected at the end of August. For ages 12+.
Ongoing Summer Activities:
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
READ 1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN! This library program encourages all Jericho/Underhill families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten. Register at the circulation desk for more information, and pick up a reading log with stickers. Recommended for all children younger than Kindergarten age.
Bedtime Math – Summer of Numbers
Research shows Bedtime Math improves children’s math skills! Pick up a flyer and chart. Every time your child solves a math problem, they add another star to their chart. Recommended for children ages 4 to 11.
Libraries Rock! Take Home Activities
During the Summer Reading Program, take-home activities will be available in the children’s room with themed activities that can be done anytime. New activities will be made available each week. Recommended for children ages 4 to 11.
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 on June 20, 21, 27, 28, July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, August 1 and 2.
Drop in for stories, songs, projects with the theme: Libraries Rock!, and a nutritious snack. No registration required. Recommended for preK-grade 2.
We are kicking off Summer StoryHour with “Music Together with Joanna May,” on June 20 and June 21!
Bring a snack or picnic lunch to enjoy with a themed backpack you can check out for an outing. Each of the 3 themed backpacks – Bugs, Birds, and Gardens – can be checked out for the day. Backpacks include a blanket, binoculars, Mills Riverside Park map, journal, pencil and sharpener, and items specific to each pack’s theme: bird ID book, bug book ID book, flower ID book, hand lens, and a variety of picture books exploring the joys of bugs, birds and gardens. All ages.
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children, and adults, to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Simple maps available on the DRML events bulletin board. All ages.
Summer Reading Program Events:
All events are FREE and some activities require advance registration at the library hosting the event. When registering, use the grade the child will be attending in the fall. Please inform in advance if any special accommodations are needed to attend events. First day of registration is limited to Jericho and Underhill families. Sorry, no phone sign-ups on that day. After Registration Day, call, email, or stop by to sign up!
Summer Program Registration
Saturday Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Program Registration Day! Stop by the library Saturday morning to register for the 2018 DRML Summer Reading Program! We will have a movie (“Sing!”) and you can sign up for the programs you are interested in attending.
In addition to registering for select summer programs, please sign up for a Reading Club! You can sign up on June 16th, during the registration event, or you can stop by and register at the library after Tuesday, June 19th.
VINS Presents “Screech and Hoot: The Science of Bird Communication,” on Tuesday, June 19, 3:30 – 4:15
We’ll practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what these vocalizations might mean, and how they are made. This program is suitable for ages 4 and up. No registration required.
Movie Afternoon, Thursday June 21, 1:00
Watch the musical “Annie”! Free popcorn and lemonade! No Registration Required.
Make Your Own Rain Sticks DROP-IN, Friday June 22, 10:00 – 12:00
We have all the supplies to make and decorate a rain stick you can take home. For ages 6+. No Registration Required.
Travelling Story Teller Tuesday, June 26, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
The Traveling Storyteller’s performances are interactive with the audience so everyone can experience the adventure of stories! All ages. No registration required.
Movie Afternoon, Thursday June 28, 1:00
Watch the 2016 version of “Beauty and the Beast”! Free popcorn and lemonade! No Registration Required
Make Your Own Wind Chimes DROP-IN, Friday June 29, Drop in anytime between 10:00 and 12:00.
We have all the supplies to make and decorate wind chimes you can take home. For ages 6+. No Registration Required.
Make Your Own Djembe Drums and/or Chinese Drums DROP-IN, Tuesday July 3, Drop in anytime between 10:00 and 12:00.
We have all the supplies to make and decorate two unique styles of drum you can take home. For ages 6+. No Registration Required.
Make Your Own Board Games DROP-IN, Thursday July 5, Drop in anytime between 10:00 and 12:00.
We have all the supplies to create your own board game you can take home. We will also have board games for you to try out! For ages 6+. No Registration Required.
Movie Afternoon, Thursday July 5, 1:00
Watch “Newsies”! Free popcorn and lemonade! No Registration Required.
MMCTV ANIMATION WORKSHOP at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, July 11,12 and 13, from 9am-noon
Students aged 10-14 are invited to take part in a free workshop exploring different animation techniques. They will create short animations in this collaborative workshop by Mt. Mansfield Community TV and the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library. Space is limited, so sign up soon. Advance Registration Available as of May 15,2018 at 899-4962.
The Humane Society Presents “Carmen and the Cosmos,” on Wednesday, July 11, 1:00 – 2:00
Come meet Carmen, a three-toed box turtle! Participants will learn about turtles and their habitat and make a cool craft to take home. This program is suitable for ages 4 and up. No registration required.
Taco Tuesday at DRML! Tuesday, July 17, 11:00 – 12:00
We will be making tacos and all the trimmings including making our own soft tortilla shells using a tortilla press. And of course we will snack on tacos when it is all done! This program is suitable for children ages 8 – 13. Registration required.
Archaeology Afternoon with Vermont Division of Historic Preservation State Archaeologist, Jess Robinson!
Wednesday, July 18, 1:00 – 3:00
Be an archaeologist for a day! Participants will join Jess Robinson, Vermont State Archaeologist, to learn how archaeologists use the clues they find to understand how people lived in the past. This program is suitable for children ages 8 to 14. Registration required.
Very Merry Theater presents “Cinderella,” on the DRML lawn! Thursday, July 19 at 12:00
The Very Merry Theater returns to Jericho to perform their version of, “Cinderella.” All ages. No registration required.
2018-2019 DCF Party! Friday, July 20, 5:30 – 6:30
We will learn about all the books on the DCF list this year, snack on awesome food and enjoy the company of fellow book lovers. This program is designed for children entering grades 4 through 8. Please register by Wednesday, July 18.
Transition to Kindergarten Storytime, Saturday, July 21, 10:15 – 12:15
This is a special get-together just for Underhill and Jericho children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2017 (and their families!). Children can listen to stories while parents meet other families, get a DRML library card and enjoy snacks! Separate storytimes for each elementary school: JES 10:15 – 10:45, UID 11:00 – 11:30, UCS 11:45 – 12:15. Please register by Wednesday, July 18.
Panning for Gold DROP-IN! Tuesday, July 24 10:00 – 12:00
There are gold nuggets waiting to be found! All ages. No Registration Required.
Music with Buddy Dubay on Wednesday, July 25, 1:30 – 2:30 PM.
Sing along with Buddy Dubay! Buddy, who has been teaching music in supplemental programs in schools in the area for years, brings his interactive music performance to DRML once again! All ages. No registration required.
Magic The Gathering Afternoon, Thursday July 26, 1:00 – 3:00
Grab your deck and a friend and head over to DRML for an afternoon of MTG! Free snacks! Recommended for ages 10+. No Registration Required.
LEGO Morning, Friday July 27, 10:00 – 12:00
You’ll have the opportunity to create, construct, and share your works with other LEGO builders. All ages welcome. Children under the age of 8 need to be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration required.
Fairy Houses! Tuesday, July 31, 10:00 – 11:00
Design and decorate your own fairy house you can take home. This program is suitable for children ages 8 to 11. Registration required.
Movie Afternoon, Thursday August 2, 1:00
Watch “Coco”! Free popcorn and lemonade! No Registration Required.