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Tails and Tales Summer Reading Registration!

Program runs from June 28th through July 30th

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program Registration!  Program runs June 28th through July 30th.  Prizes, reading logs, beading, fun programs and more!

July 2021 Calendar

Register your child here for Summer Reading Packets and Readsquared!

Click on each program below to register your child!

Joint Zoom programs with the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries!  Thursdays at 10:30 am

Joint Library Finale Zoom Program with Keith Munslow Thurs. July 29 at 10:30 am!

Summer Storytimes!  Tuesdays at 10:30 am.  Outside or Zoom program. 

Storytime Tues.  July  27 10:30 am - This week:  Pets!

Summer Baby Lap-sit!  Wednesdays at 10:30 am.  Outside or Zoom program. 

Baby Lap-sit Weds. July 28  10:30 am - Sensory activity:  Spaghetti Sensory Play!

Summer Crafty Critters!  Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm.  Pick up Craft!

Crafty Critters Weds. July  28   1:00 pm - Grab'n Go Pet Activities!

Crafty Critters Thurs. July  29   1:00 pm - Grab'n Go Pet Activities!

Storywalk Book in the Rain Garden!

Come visit the Storywalk outside for our new story!

We have a fun summer storywalk book: 

Wild Symphony by Dan Brown.

Enjoy this interactive, musical picture book.  Click Here to see a video on the book!






Fun things to do at home!

Keep busy at home with some of our ideas!


Storytimes From Space!

Storyline Online!

Shark Storyhour on Facebook!

Author Read Alouds!

Craft Ideas!

Make a Hand-print Leprechaun!

Make a toilet paper roll butterfly!

Paint with your matchbox cars on a piece of paper!

Paint a rainbow with corks, cotton balls, q-tips, sponges!

Paint to music.  Change the music and paint again!

Look in a mirror and paint a self-portrait!

Fun Websites!

Things to do with a busy toddler!

Travel to Yellowstone National Park!

Visit the San Diego Zoo!

Lego Build Challenges!

Build a lego marble maze. 

Build a lego boat and test to see if it floats in your sink or bathtub.

Build your name in Legos.

Build a lego car and test it on a ramp.

Build a lego contraption that can hold 3 books.

Build a lego catapult and test with pom poms or marshmallows.


Build with toothpicks and marshmallows.

Make home-made playdough.

Make a yarn maze at home and try to get through it.

Build reading forts.

Draw a map of your house and street.

NASA Kids Club!

Summer Reading!

A 5-week reading program that runs from the end of June through July!


  • Our summer reading program runs for 5 weeks (end of June through July) and has a different theme each year.  Upon registering for this program, you will receive a great goody bag and a reading log/bingo card.  Log your reading time, do fun bingo card activities and do some beading and win prizes.  There are fun programs to attend for all ages as well.