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Library programs are free and open to everyone. No registration is required unless otherwise noted.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

globe with words Build a Better WorldEarn prizes for reading books and completing contests during our Build A Better World Summer Reading Program for Kids, June 3-July 30. Register online and visit either Westminster library to pick up your reading log. Start tracking your reading on June 3. You'll also enjoy these free themed events for all ages:

Summer Reading Kickoff
Friday, June 2, 6 p.m., Irving Street
Start your summer at the annual Summer Block Party beginning at 6 p.m.. Register for Summer Reading and pick up your reading log/punch card. Stick around for festivities in the park, including a screening of the live action film, The Jungle Book. Movie begins at dusk. All ages.

Saturday, June 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m., College Hill
Roll-up your sleeves and get your hands dirty at the library as we make “seed bombs” for your next gardening adventure. Pick up reading logs, score some swag, and enjoy refreshments. All ages.

Tiny House Living
Saturday, June 10, 11:30-1:30 p.m., Irving Street
Saturday, June 10, 2:30-4:30 p.m., College Hill

Live small to live large! Improve your knowledge of tiny house living and explore a tiny house on wheels. All ages.

Knots of Love for Baby
Sunday, June 11. 1:30-4:30 p.m., College Hill
Sunday, July 9, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Irving Street

Knots of Love donates snuggly, soft blankets to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) across the country. Bring your friends and family to knit or crochet an 18x24 blanket using any pattern you like. Library provides yarns and collects completed blankets throughout the summer. Watch for more information on weekly drop-in sessions.

Build a Sustainable Park
Wednesday, June 14, 3-7 p.m., College Hill
Saturday, June 17, 1-4 p.m., Irving Street

Drop in and construct a sustainable park with playgrounds, trails, dog parks, gardens and more. Engineer and test a wind turbine, bridge and water filtration system for your park. All ages.

Marvelous Mondays @ College Hill
Ages: 6–11 years
Mondays, 2–3 p.m.
Wonderful Wednesdays@Irving Street
Ages: 6–11 years
Wednesdays, 2–3 p.m.

June 12: Trivia from Around the World
Register online for this program.
How much do you know about the world you live in? Play “Library Jeopardy,” win prizes, and show off your worldly knowledge. Sign up a team of four or join a team at the program.

June 26: Build a Better Birdhouse
Register online for this program.
Join staff from Home Depot to construct something awesome (projects may vary). Parents are encouraged to help.

July 10: Music Recycled
Register online for this program.
Make a musical rain stick from a paper towel roll, drums from coffee cans, and other recycled instruments. Reuse, repurpose, and rebuild a better world!

July 24: Foods from Around the World
Register online for this program.
Learn about different foods from around the world. Make rice crispy sushi, fruit kabobs, mini tacos, and more.

June 14: Grow Your Own Garden
Register online for this program.
Plant a grass seed garden and create clay figures to live in your new landscape.

June 28: Tie Dye Time
Register online for this program.
Help eliminate plastic bags by creating a cool new tote bag. Tie dye and transform a t-shirt into a tote. No sewing skills needed.

July 12: Build a Better Birdhouse
Register online for this program.
Create and paint your own birdhouse. Parents are encouraged to stay for the fun and help build. Materials and tools provided by Home Depot.

July 26: Lego Fun
Register online for this program.
Construct, play, and snack! Family fun for all ages.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Kids and Family Art Sunday
Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m., Irving Street
June 18, July 16

South Westminster Arts Group (SWAG) offers art activities for children and their families. No registration required.

Read Dog Scarlet and FriendsREAD Dogs (Age: 5-11 years)
Wanted! Young readers to read to our specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog. Bring your own book or choose one from the library.

READ Dog Sessions @ Irving Street:
Register your child for a private 15-minute session at Irving Street.
Saturday, 2-3:15 pm: June 24 - July 22
Tuesday, 2-3:15 pm: June 6, 20 - July 18, 25

READ Dog Sessions @ College Hill
Register your child for a private 15-minute session at College Hill.

Tuesday, 6-7:15 pm: June 13, 20 - July 11, 25
Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm: June 14 , 21 - July 12, 26
Saturdays, 2-3:15 pm: June 17 - July 15, 22

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Prepare your child for kindergarten by enjoying books, learning literacy tips and earning prizes. Reading logs and registration instructions are available online and at both libraries in the children’s room.

Updated: 05/17

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