Summer reading begins Tuesday, June 26, with a kick-off party at 1 p.m. Learn how raptors build their habitats in this hand-on session with Vermont Institute of Natural Science. For all ages. Full information about all summer reading programs available on our website: charlottepubliclibrary.org.
Thursday, May 31, at 3:15 p.m. THINK Tank: Paper Circuits. Make light-up circuits on a piece of paper! Conductive tape, a battery and LEDs will light up your card or folded paper creation. For 4th-8th grades. Registration required. Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May. For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.
Kids Programs & Activities
Thursday, May 17, at 3:15 p.m. THINK Tank: Cryptography. Learn the science of decoding messages and its importance in history. Solve some cryptography puzzles and create your own secret messages. For 4th-8th grades. Registration required. Please sign up for up to two THINK Tank programs in May. For more sessions, please request to be put on the waiting list.
The Seed Library is open! Stop by the table at the Charlotte Library to join up. You’ll get to select some prime seeds to try in your vegetable garden and be part of the food community here in Charlotte and beyond.
The Charlotte Library is happy to announce the opening of our 2018 Seed Library and invites both experienced and new gardeners to become members. The project is intended to encourage and support our community’s home food producers and seed savers.
Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. ART IN APRIL: Poetry in Motion. Celebrate National Poetry Month by creating some interactive poetry! For families & kids 9+.
Programs for Kids of All Ages – Tuesdays, May 1–May 9, 9 a.m.: Baby Time. Meet other caregivers and the littlest ones in our area. We’ll chat, sing songs, and read to Baby.
Programs for kids of all ages – Tuesdays, April 3, 10 & 17 @ 9 a.m. Baby time @ the library! Join us to chat, sing songs, and share some favorite books with baby.
Tuesdays, April 3, 10 & 17 @ 2:15 p.m. Story Explorations. Stories & crafts for K & 1st graders.
Wednesdays, from April 4 @ 3:15 p.m. Junior chess club. For students, grades 2 to 12, any level. Learn & improve your game with mentor Ajat Teriyal.
Thursdays, April 5, 12, & 19 @ 3:15 p.m. T.H.I.N.K. Tank. Tinker, hatch, imagine, (e)nvision & know. Take on a new tech challenge each week. Grade
Think Spring! Despite three nor’easters in as many weeks and inches of snow on the ground, we are starting to think about flowers, gardens and other outdoor activity here at the library. This includes planning for the Seed Library of 2018. Here’s the latest from Linda Hamilton, who coordinates our seed library.
Programs For Kids – Wednesdays, from March 7 @ 3:15 p.m. Junior Chess Club. For students, grades 2 to 12, any skill level. Learn the game and improve your strategies with help from mentor Ajat Teriyal.
Share the Love. – “Book talk” is a favorite part of library work, offering recommendations and learning about new titles from library friends and patrons. We welcome suggestions for new book purchases. Drop us an email or leave a message at the circulation desk.
IBRARY CARD EXPIRATION REMINDER – All Charlotte Library cards expire on January 31, 2018. In order to use your card at other Homecard libraries, it must have an up-to-date sticker. Please stop by with card for a new sticker and you’ll be good until January 31, 2021!
Happy New Year from the Library! If you’re resolving to read more in the New Year, here are a few ways to get started:
Traveling for the holidays? We’ve got a new batch of audiobooks for all members of the family. Or try the new LIBBY app for your phone or device. If you’ve been frustrated with Overdrive, check out LIBBY for one-click to reading and listening. For help getting started, drop in during Tech Help Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. or drop a line to our tech librarian, Susanna Kahn: [email protected].
KIDS PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 3:15 p.m.: AFTERSCHOOL WORKSHOP: Gifts for Pets. It’s holiday time and you have no gifts for your pets? If it’s special cats, dogs or birds, we’ll take care of the pets on your list with homemade treats and toys at the Charlotte Library. Grades 2 and up. Registration required.
What do you do when there’s a power outage in town? Come to the library! We welcomed over 120 people to the Charlotte Library on Monday, Oct. 30, following the wind storm that swept through town. Telecommuters checked their email side-by-side with students finishing up homework, while LEGO creations and train table time occupied the youngest visitors. Coffee and good cheer were shared by all!
Tuesdays at 2:15 p.m. through December 19: After School Story Explorations. Take the bus from CCS and explore the world of stories! For kindergarten and 1st grade students. Registration required. No program on November 21 or November 28.
Thursdays at 3:15 p.m. through December 21: Coding Club. Beginners will learn to code with Scratch through guided video lessons to make their own simple games. Members with more experience will plan and create their own using skills they’ve learned. Chromebooks and earbuds provided or BYO. For 4th grade and up. Registration required. No program on November 23.
During a month wrought with hurricanes, wildfires and shocking announcements from the EPA, a group of Champlain Valley residents have been meeting to try to make sense of our changing climate and how these changes affect our communities.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Seed Library activities this year. If you grew out heritage seeds from the Library this season and are planning to save them…… great! We hope you will plant those next year and save seeds again.
October 15 – 21. National Friends of Libraries Week. A huge thank you to all of the Friends of the…
The grant is from the Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement (PLACE), a project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), working in partnership with the National Weather Service, Califa Library Group, DawsonMedia Group and Goodman Research Group.