Summer schedule at the Weare library

Published: 6/10/2021 10:00:22 PM
Woodstock Car and truck show

The Parker Lodge Masonic Temple is holding an antique auto and truck show on July 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date July 18) at the Ice Castle area in North Woodstock. Take a right off Exit 32 and follow Route 112 west for two miles. Cars to be shown are $10, visitors by donations. Food vendors available.

Weare Summer at the library

The Weare Public Library has announced the theme and dates for 2021’s Summer Reading Program. Titled, “Tails and Tales,” the library will challenge Weare residents to participate in fun reads and happenings – many of which involve animals and traditional stories. “Our staff has been hard at work putting together exciting activities for all ages,” says Library Director Clay Kriese. “Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage youth to keep reading during summer vacation,” says Kriese. “Preventing the ‘summer slide’ (a decline in reading skills) continues to be a primary objective.” Keeping with the program’s motif, Children’s Librarian Karen Metcalf is conducting several activities based on animals, such as learning about monarch butterflies and building birdbaths, as well as interacting with the Rough Readers Therapy Dogs. “But we also believe,” Kriese opines, “when it comes to choosing activities, quality trumps theme. We’re holding other unique children’s events and crafts like Mad Science, Tie-Dye Fun, and weekly Storytimes at the Lake. For youth ages 7-18, I’m really looking forward to hosting “Get-Out-Gaming”: A series of outdoor physical competitions every Saturday afternoon. You can compete for prizes while playing, for example, mini-disc golf or bocce ball. In addition, we’ll have demonstrations. Like, AG Paintball is showing off their guns and equipment, and the Weare Pickleball Club is holding a youth clinic.” The Weare Library is also holding events for older patrons, such as the screening of the Weare Chronicles historical trilogy, and a picnic where you can make, bring, and share sandwiches. Adults and teens will also have a reading challenge to complete. “We’re giving away lots of prizes and craft kits for all ages,” Kriese continued. “Our monthly Grab & Go Bags have been a huge hit. This summer, you can pick up a new Grab & Go every week. Some of them, like bookmark and paper-quilling kits, are for teens and adults.” The fun kicks-off with a Lawn Party (featuring games provided by the Weare Parks & Recreation Commission) on June 24 and wraps-up with a Dance Party on July 29. To see a complete schedule of all Summer Reading Events go to: bit.ly/wearesummer.


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