2015 Summer Reading Program Begins!
“Every Hero has a Story”
10:00-11:00 Preschool-1st grade
11:00-12:00 2nd – 6th grade
July 9th The Hero Inside of Me Obstacle course; Look what I can do, mask making – At the Dustin’s Park (Veteran’s Memorial; across the street from the library)
Monday July 13th– Raffling of the Summer Reading Quilt (on display at the library) Get your raffle tickets now 6 for $5.00
July 16th Heroes in My Community (Policemen, Teachers, Doctors, and Selectmen) Pittsfield Firefighters visit and we make our own Fireman’s helmet, or other hat – At the Library
July 23 Heroes in My Family Who is a hero in your family? Making a medal for that person/animal/doctor/dentist/ nurse/grandparent – At the town Swimming Pool
July 30th Folk Heroes through History such as Robin Hood, Pocahontas, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan Making a dream catcher, Talking about victims of Nepal – At the Dustin’s Park
- Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “Impossible” by Nancy Werlin Thursday July 2nd between 7-8:30 pm at the library
- Library Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7 pm
- Read Meet & Talk Tuesday July 28th – Join us for an exciting discussion of “The Rosie Project” By Graeme Simsion at the Pittsfield Senior Center @ 10:30- Noon. Stay for a leisurely lunch served by the Community Action Program!
- Pittsfield Writer’s Circle Thursday, July 30th at 7 pm at the library- July’s writing prompt: “When have you felt like the ‘new kid’?”
The Library will be closed for Fourth of July Celebrations, Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th
The board of Library Trustees has moved their meeting from Tuesday, June 16, 2015 to Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The library meeting will be at 7 pm and is open to the public.
Calendar of Library Events – Josiah Carpenter Library Monthly Newsletter
- Town wide Yard Sale and Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale – lots and lots of books to be sold at the library, Saturday, June 6th – Unveiling of the Summer Reading Program quilt raffle. . .
- Preschool Story Hour Thursdays Story time with Mrs. Grainger includes snack & craft. June 4th and 11th @ 10:00-11:00 in the Children’s room. Ms. Grainger will be taking a short intermission on June 18 & 25th to prepare her Stunning Superhero Summer Reading Program- stay tuned!
- Maker Program – intro to Snap Circuits Tuesday June 23 and June 30th @ 3:30 – 4:30 Sign up is required
- Eager Readers Young reader’s book club ages K-5th grade will read books together; write reviews; have fun with unusual book reporting formats- Thursdays @ 4:00 pm
- Josiah Teen Book Worms Discussing “Stones of the Mourning Creek” by Diane Les Becquets and “Counting by 7s” by Holly Goldberg Sloan Thursday June 4th between 7-8:30 pm at the library
- Kids, Books & The Arts, The Friends of the Josiah Carpenter Library present: ROBIN HOOD performed by the Hampstead Stage Company at the Pittsfield Scenic Theater, Tuesday, June 16th at 3:00 pm. Pick up your free ticket at the library
- Library Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, June 16 7 pm
- Read Meet & Talk Tuesday June 23rd – Join us for an exciting discussion of “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland at the Pittsfield Senior Center @ 10:30- Noon. Stay for a leisurely lunch served by the Community Action Program!
- Pittsfield Writer’s Circle Thursday, June 25th at 7 pm at the library
*** Attention parents, caregivers and teens: the library is in search of “Super Hero” costumes that can either be borrowed or donated to the 2015 Summer Reading Program. Any donations would be graciously appreciated! In order to continue the Lego club in the fall the library is also looking for donations of Lego pieces