Build a Better World
2017 Summer Library Program!
Please share your feedback on this year’s Summer Reading Program by filling out this very short survey. Thank you!
Ongoing Summer Activities:
Reading Clubs at DRML:
For DRML Reading Clubs, you can sign up on June 24th, during the registration event, or you can stop by and register at the library after Tuesday, June 20th.
Pick up a “Build a Better World” 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! Drawing will be held at the end of July.
Pick up a “Build a Better World” 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 July.
Teen Reader Club:
Pick up a “Build a Better World” reading record to record the number of books you read. Every time you attend a program, volunteer, bring in a completed reading record to be stamped or 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 Activities at DRML:
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
READ 1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN! This library program encourages all Jerocho/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.
Build a Better World Take Home Activities
During the Summer Reading Program, worksheets will be available in the children’s room with themed activities that can be done at home. New activities will be made available each week. Recommended for children ages 4 to 11.
Build a Better World Builders Corner
Materials will be made available in the children’s room with a weekly suggested craft to build. Stop by at your leisure and build your own creation! Recommended for all ages.
DRML celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Favorite Story Quilt.
Create a quilt square that displays your favorite story! This is a take-home activity that you can do anytime. You will receive a bag with the quilt square and fabric markers. We ask that you commit to doing the quilt square and returning it by July 20. Then, the quilt squares can be joined into a quilt that will be hung next to the original in the program room. These kits will be made available first-come-first-served.
StoryHour – Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 on June 28, 29, July 5 (only one story hour this week), 12, 13, 26 and 27 – Drop in for stories, songs, and projects with the theme Build a Better World, and a nutritious snack! No registration required. Recommended for preK – grade 2.
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 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!
1. The Traveling Storyteller performs “Peter Pan & The Three Bears” on Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 -11:30 AM.
They’re back! The Traveling Storyteller will be at DRML for another fun performance: “Peter Pan & The Three Bears.” The Traveling Storyteller’s performances are interactive with the audience so everyone can experience the adventure of stories! All ages.
2. Music with Buddy Dubay on Wednesday, June 28, 1:00 – 2:00 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.
3. VINS presents “Nesting Seasons – Raptors and their homes,” on Thursday, June 29, 1:00 – 1:45 PM.
Humans aren’t the only creatures that build amazing homes for their families! Nesting season is the most important time of the year for bird populations, and we can take actions that help them out. Join the Vermont Institute of Natural Science to learn what to do if you find a baby bird, and consider becoming a citizen scientist through conservation projects like NestWatch. You’ll find out what bird parents are busy doing at this of time year, and meet three live raptors up close to learn from the experts themselves. This program is suitable for ages 4 and up.
4. “The LEGO Movie” on Friday, June 30, 10:00 – 11:45 AM.
Whether you a Master Builder or just love movies, join us for “The LEGO Movie,” where an ordinary construction worker works with friends to stop a tyrant in his LEGO world. This movie is rated PG.
5. Build a Better World with Architecture 101! Presented by Karen Norwood of Preservation Burlington on Tuesday, July 5, 1:00 – 2:00 PM.
How are buildings actually designed? What are the best materials with which you can build? Karen Norwood, of Preservation Burlington, will present this workshop where participants will learn about historic building materials from a hands-on artifact exploration, learn about building design, and have a chance to design their own building as an architect! This program is suitable for children ages 8 to 12. Registration required.
6. Very Merry Theater presents “The Phantom Tollbooth,” at the Jericho Village Green! Thursday, July 6 at 12:00.
The Very Merry Theater returns to Jericho to perform their version of, “The Phantom Tollbooth.” An unsuspecting boy is transported to a magical land when he drives his toy car through a mysterious, toytollbooth gift. All ages.
7. “Tangled” on Friday, July 7, 10:00 – 11:45 AM.
Rapunzel experiences the world and defeats villains after escaping the tower that has been her prison since as long as she can remember. Join us for this twist on a fairy tale classic, the movie “Tangled.” You can go the Jericho Town Library right after the movie to enjoy Pizza Friday! This movie is rated PG.
8. Build a Better Hula Hoop with Sydney Pientka! Saturday, July 8, 12:00 – 2:00 PM.
Sydney is back! She will work with participants to design their own hula hoops and learn some hula tricks with a hoop that can they can take home. Please note change: this program is suitable for children ages 8 to 14. Registration required.
9. Build a Better Taco on Taco Tuesday! Tuesday, July 11, 10:00 – 11:00.
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.
10. Build a Better Earth: Celebrating Nature with Storytelling, Song and Dance with Michael Caduto on Tuesday, July 11, 1:00 – 2:00.
Children of all ages are invited to join in the songs, storytelling chants and a circle dance in this celebration of caring for the natural world. Using guitar, native instruments and a range of entertaining voices and expressions, award-winning storyteller and singer-songwriter Michael Caduto creates a host of humorous and dramatic animals and human characters. Michael introduces the audience to the great Circles of Life and each participant strings a necklace of wooden beads that symbolize living in balance with Earth. Michael will share participatory stories from traditional cultures around the world— including Africa, Europe, North America, Central America and more. Includes original Earth music from Michael’s CD All One Earth: Songs for the Generations, as well as stories from his CD’s: The Rainbow Garden and The Wisdom of Nature. This program is suitable for children ages 4 +. Registration required.
11. Build a Better Future Using Examples from the Past: Archaeology with Vermont Division of Historic Preservation State Archaeology Jess Robinson! Wednesday, July 12, 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. Participants will gain an understanding about why learning about the past helps us today and in the future. This program is suitable for children ages 8 to 14. Registration required.
12. Build a Better Fairy House! Thursday, July 13, 1:00 – 2:00.
Design and decorate your own fairy house you can take home. This program is suitable for children ages 8 to 11. Registration required.
13. “Night at the Museum” on Friday, July 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
A newly recruited security guard battles an ancient curse in a natural history museum. Join us for the movie “Night at the Museum.” You can go the Jericho Town Library right after the movie to enjoy Pizza Friday! This movie is rated PG.
14. Origami for a Better World with Maya Parry! Tuesday, July 18, 10:00 – 11:00 AM.
Maya Parry will be at DMRL to teach participants how to make origami animals. If you already dabble in origami or have always wanted to learn, please join us for this fun workshop! This program is suitable for children ages 8 to 14. Registration required.
15. Build a Better LEGO Creation! Tuesday, July 18, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
You will have the opportunity to attempt a building challenge and/or you can build your own independent creation. 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.
16. Build a Better Garden with Susan Adams! Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 – 11:00 AM.
Spend an hour with Master Gardener Susan Adams to enjoy activities related to gardening and just enjoy being outdoors! This program is suitable for children ages 6 to 10. Registration required.
17. Transition to Kindergarten Party, Saturday, July 15th, 10:15 – 12:30.
This is a special get-together just for Underhill and Jericho children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2017 (and their families!). Meet other families, get a DRML library card and enjoy snacks! Please register by Friday, July 14.
18. 2017-2018 DCF Party! Friday, July 21, 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 Friday, July 14.
19. Build Better Ice Cream! DRML Summer Reading Program Final event, Thursday, July 20, 1:00 – 3:00.
Yes, you can make ice cream in a Ziploc baggie! Come celebrate the end of the DMRL Summer Reading Program with friends and family by making ice cream, enjoying crafts and outdoor summer fun (if the weather cooperates)!
YA Book Groups! There are three book choices this summer for YA Book Groups, Stuck in Neutral, by Terry Trueman, Nothing But the Truth, by Avi, and a 2017 Green Mountain Book Award nominee, My Sister Rosa, by Justine Larbalestier. If you are interested in learning more about the books or are interested in joining a book club, please contact Kristine B. Caldwell at [email protected].