Events and Activities

Saturday, June 17 – Friday, September 1: Summer Reading Program!

Pick up a special bookmark at the library any time we’re open.  Summer reading is fun and easy!  Older kids (ages 3-12) color a bubble on the bookmark for every fifteen minutes spent reading this summer.  There are lots of ways to read – alone, with a family member, or by listening to a book on tape or CD.  You can earn lots of great prizes, including toys, gelato, a book of your choice, and a creativity kit!  An extended reading program is also available if you finish your first bookmark, and the top five readers in that program will earn gift certificates to the movies, the candy store, and the toy store!  Let’s find out just how much we can read!!! Don’t forget – every time you come to the library you can put a raffle ticket in the bucket for great weekly prizes!  Younger children (babies, one, & two year olds) have their own special reading program, with activities to complete with a caregiver.  Earn a board book, a toy, and a chance at a gift certificate to Target, just for having fun!

 

June 17 -August 18: Care For Others

This summer we will have donation boxes for the Coastal Humane Society (June 17-July 15) and Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (July 15-August 18). See the library for a list of acceptable donations or visit: topshamlibrary.org/summer-reading.

June 17 – September 1: Reading Without Walls Challenge

Take the Reading Without Walls challenge (do any or all of the following):

  1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
  2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.
  3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun (chapter book, graphic novel, book in verse, audio book, etc). After finishing your challenge, add a handprint to our display wall with your name and the title of your chosen book! All ages!

June 17 – September 1: Build a Better World

Check out our display in the children’s area featuring true stories of those who have made our world a better place, stories of kindness and caring, and books of action ideas on what WE can do to build a better world! New titles will be added all summer long, so check often!

 

 

Storytimes will be regularly scheduled in JULY ONLY – no storytimes for the months of June or August. Enjoy your summer!

Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays at 10 am

At each themed Storytime we sing songs, dance, and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and of course, read stories! Storytime lasts approximately 30-45 minutes and is for preschool children ages 3-5. Often followed by an art project!

Baby & Me: Thursdays at 10 am

Baby & Me gives your child the opportunity to hear lots of language and music while you spend time bonding together! We sing songs, participate in action rhymes, and share a board book! Program lasts about 15 -20 minutes, and is for babies ages birth up to 23 months.

Music & Rhyme Time for Twos: Thursdays at 10:30 am

At each Music & Rhyme Time we sing songs, dance and play instruments to a guitar accompaniment, participate in action rhymes, and read one short story. Each lively and fun session lasts about 20-30 minutes. For TWO YEAR OLDS and their grownup!