Summer Reading 2022
Kids, Teens & Adults

Read Beyond the Beaten Path

About Summer Reading

The theme for North Scituate Public Library’s 2022 summer reading program is Read Beyond the Beaten Path by iRead. The broad motif of “summer camp at the library” can encompass a world of different summer experiences: from outdoor activities such as hiking, campfires, stories, and s’mores to nature programs, arts and crafts, music, and so much more!

We have something for all ages!

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Other programs were made possible by funding from the Scituate Art Festival Grant.
For the Kids we have:
  • Kickoff Party & Ending Tailgating Party
  • Crafts
  • Take & Makes
  • Survival Training
  • Roger Williams Park Zoomobile
  • STEM
  • Stargazing Nights
  • Special Guests
  • Programs and Activities
  • And more…

If you have any questions about Adult Summer Reading, or would like to register for a Program or Event, please email Alyce (alyce@scituatelibrary.org) or call  at (401) 647-5133

For the Tweens/Teens:
  • Kickoff Party and Ending Tailgating Party
  • Watercolor Class
  • Popsicle BINGO
  • After Hours Silent Library
  • Stargazing Nights
  • and more…

If you have any questions about Adult Summer Reading, or would like to register for a Program or Event, please email Alyce (alyce@scituatelibrary.org) or call  at (401) 647-5133

For the Adults we have:
  • Programs and Events
  • Reading BINGO Challenge Cards with Raffle Basket Prizes
  • Weekly Take & Makes
  • Craft Nights
  • Movie Nights
  • Drop-In Tech Classes with Hannah
  • Book Clubs
  • Stargazing Nights

If you have any questions about Adult Summer Reading, or would like to register for a Program or Event, please email Hannah (hannah@scituatelibrary.org) or call  at (401) 647-5133

Kids Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading Games

Play our Summer Reading Games! Pick up a copy of one of the games at the library. There will be one for littles (ages 0-5), kids (grades K-5) and teens (grades 6+ up). The more you read and complete the activities the more chances you have to win some great prizes!**

The game will run July 5 – August 10

Summer Reading Parties

Kickoff Party
Tuesday, July 5 at 11:30AM

Join us for some fun activities and a treat while you sign up for our summer program!

Ending Tailgate Party with Del’s Lemonade
Date TBD at the Gazebo

Join us to celebrate the fun we had over summer with games and Del’s Lemonade anyone with a golden ticket will get a free cup of lemonade!

Featured Programs

Campfire Tails
Every Thursday at 11AM – Families Welcome
July 7, 14, 21, & 28

Come listen to some great animal tales each Thursday before lunch. Guest stars will include Agatha the cat, Rosie the Rat, Leo the Gecko, Wes the dog, and more

Registration is required.

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Take & Makes/Activity Packs
Every Friday
July 8, 15, 22, & 29

Every Friday we will be putting craft kits or activity packs out for kids and teens that can worked on at home. No registration required just come and pick them up!

 

Family Fort Contest

Build a fort at home made out of whatever you can find around the house, then share a picture with us and we will show it off on our website and social media.

red cinema chair
Movie Matinees for Families
Every Tuesday in July
**Except for July 12**
July 5, 19, & 26 at 4:30PM

Enjoy a movie at the library!

Roger Williams Park Zoomobile
Wednesday, July 6 at 11:30AM
All ages welcome

Get to know three special animal visitors from Roger Williams Zoo.

For the protection of our animal friends, masks will be required for everyone attending this program.

Limit 25 participants – Registration is required

Please note that the Zoo is not a peanut free facility. Some of the animals have peanuts and or peanut butter as part of their diets.

Family Stargazing Night
Wednesday, July 6 at 8PM
All ages welcome

Explore the stars and moon with the library’s new telescope! We will meet at the gazebo across the street from the library.

Rain date July 7 at 8PM.

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Water Bottle Bee Craft
Thursday, July 7 at 2PM
Ages 5+

Drop in and make a bee from a recycled water bottle!

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Wilderness Survival Training
Saturday, July 9 at 1PM at the Gazebo
Ages 10+

A local Scout leader will be here to show us how to build a shelter in the woods, find food, and more.

Registration is required

Owl Prowl with Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
Wednesday, July 13 at 1PM
Ages 4+

Get up close and personal with a live owl! Learn about owls’ unique adaptations for nocturnal life, and dissect an owl pellet to find prey bones that can be taken home with you!

Registration is required

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Nature Is Our Paintbrush
Thursday, July 14 at 1:30PM
Ages 3+

Did you know that you can paint with lots of different natural materials? Drop by and give it a try, we will have materials, but if you would like to bring something from nature to try and use feel free.

Registration is required

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S’more Spooky Stories to Tell In the Dark
Monday, July 18 at 7PM at the Picnic Table

Do you have a scary story to share?  Join us for some yummy s’mores, and spooky tales. Bring your favorite tale, it can be real or made up.

Registration is required

Nature Walk In the Wildflower Garden with Gentian Garden Club
Tuesday, July 19 at 10:30AM at the Gazebo

Learn all about some of the plants and flowers as Gentian Garden Club leads you on a nature walk.

Registration is required

Make Your Own Letter Boxing Stamp
Tuesday, July 19 at 2PM
Ages 8+

Learn all about some of the plants and flowers as Gentian Garden Club leads you on a nature walk.

Registration is required

Flying Fox
Bat Blitz
Wednesday, July 20 at 4PM
Ages 5+

Come learn all about bats, play a game, make a cool craft, and check out what else is in the DEM’s Bat Critter kit.

Registration is required

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Bat Watch
Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30PM

We will look through our telescope and go for a short walk to see if we can find some bats!

Registration is required

Seeds! with Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
Monday, July 25 at 11AM
Ages 4+

Learn the parts of a seed by dissecting one and discover the incredible ways that plants use their seeds to spread their families. Students will engineer their own seed dispersal mechanisms.

Registration is required

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Campfire Stories for Littles
Tuesday, July 26 & August 2 at 11AM
Ages 18Mo-3

This special story time is great for the littles! We will sing, dance, read stories, and have lots of fun.

Registration is required

Popsicle BINGO
Tuesday, July 27 at 11AM
Grades K-5

Back by popular demand! Play some fun games of BINGO and if you win get a cool treat!

Registration is required

Sensory Friendly Nature Craft & Activities
Thursday, July 28 at 2PM
Ages 4+

Join us for sensory friendly crafts and activities. This program is aimed at children on the autism spectrum or with other special sensory needs, but all are welcome.

Limit 5 children – Registration is required

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Under the Sea Saturday STEM
Saturday, July 30 at 11:30AM
Ages 5+

Drop in and go beyond the beaten path to the ocean Use your engineering skills for fun projects like an octopus in a bottle and inflatable jelly fish.

The Great Baldini
Wednesday, August 3 at 1PM

Let’s go beyond the realm of possibility as we welcome back one of our favorite magicians the Great Baldini!

Registration is required

Tweens/Teens Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading Games

Play our Summer Reading Games! Pick up a copy of one of the games at the library. There will be one for littles (ages 0-5), kids (grades K-5) and teens (grades 6+ up). The more you read and complete the activities the more chances you have to win some great prizes!**

The game will run July 5 – August 10

Summer Reading Parties

Kickoff Party
Tuesday, July 5 at 11:30AM

Join us for some fun activities and a treat while you sign up for our summer program!

Ending Tailgate Party with Del’s Lemonade
Date TBD at the Gazebo

Join us to celebrate the fun we had over summer with games and Del’s Lemonade anyone with a golden ticket will get a free cup of lemonade!

Featured Programs

Campfire Tails
Every Thursday at 11AM – Families Welcome
July 7, 14, 21, & 28

Come listen to some great animal tales each Thursday before lunch. Guest stars will include Agatha the cat, Rosie the Rat, Leo the Gecko, Wes the dog, and more

Registration is required.

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Take & Makes/Activity Packs
Every Friday
July 8, 15, 22, & 29

Every Friday we will be putting craft kits or activity packs out for kids and teens that can worked on at home. No registration required just come and pick them up!

red cinema chair
Movie Matinees for Families
Every Tuesday in July
**Except for July 12**
July 5, 19, & 26 at 4:30PM

Enjoy a movie at the library!

Family Fort Contest

Build a fort at home made out of whatever you can find around the house, then share a picture with us and we will show it off on our website and social media.

Today I am Grateful book
Nature Journaling Kits for Tweens/Teens
Grades 5+

Get back to nature by journaling what you see around you. Kits include journal, watercolor pencils and brush, pen, and resources for inspiration.

Register to receive a kit.

Roger Williams Park Zoomobile
Wednesday, July 6 at 11:30AM
All ages welcome

Get to know three special animal visitors from Roger Williams Zoo.

For the protection of our animal friends, masks will be required for everyone attending this program.

Limit 25 participants – Registration is required

Please note that the Zoo is not a peanut free facility. Some of the animals have peanuts and or peanut butter as part of their diets.

Family Stargazing Night
Wednesday, July 6 at 8PM
All ages welcome

Explore the stars and moon with the library’s new telescope! We will meet at the gazebo across the street from the library.

Rain date July 7 at 8PM.

white paint brush on white surface
Tween/Teen Watercolor Class
Tuesday, July 12 at 10:30AM
Grades 5+

Join artist Aileen Quinn to learn some watercolor basics and techniques and create a beautiful nature themed painting.

Registration is required.

Popsicle BINGO
Tuesday, July 27 at 12:30PM
Grades 6-12

Back by popular demand! Play some fun games of BINGO and if you win get a cool treat!

Registration is required.

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Tween/Teen After Hours Silent Library
Friday, August 5 at 4:30PM

Can you eat an Oreo with no hands or silently move through the library with a shaker attached to your knees? Join us for some fun games. There will be snacks and winners get raffle tickets for our summer reading baskets!

Registration is required.

Adult Summer Reading 2022

BINGO Reading Challenge

Pick up a BINGO Card at the library, complete a BINGO line, and receive a ticket to enter to win one of our 4 Raffle Baskets!

No registration required – Good luck and happy reading!

** If for whatever reason you are unable to come into the library to pick up a BINGO card, contact Hannah! Together you can come to a decision on how you are still able to participate whether it be via snail mail or email **

Featured Programs

Happiness in Action with Amanda Hallam
Monday, July 11 at 6PM

There are lots of things in life that we think will make us happy. Unfortunately, reality often falls short of our expectations and leads to disappointment. Turns out, happiness is an inside job. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn about what you can do to create more joy in your life.

Registration is required.

First Responder: Naloxone (Narcan) Training
Tuesday, July 12 at 4PM

Become a Community First Responder: Naloxone (Narcan). Training Presented by URI Community First Responder Program. 

Recognize signs and symptoms of an overdose. Receive a free Naloxone (Narcan) kit! Learn how Naloxone (Narcan) works and how to use it. Know how to handle intense situations.

Registration is required

Starting Your Family History Research
Monday, July 18 at 6PM

All presentations are suitable for beginning and intermediate level researchers.
Topics include basic genealogical forms, where to research,  tracking your research, and  questions to ask living relatives.

Registration is required

An Introduction to Mushroom Hunting
Monday, July 25 at 6PM

Let’s welcome Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt of the Mushroom Hunting Foundation as they teach us an introductory class that focuses on mushrooms that are safe for beginners!

Registration is required.

Internet Research for Genealogy
Monday, August 1 at 6PM

All presentations are suitable for beginning and intermediate level researchers. This class will demonstrate and discussion of search techniques that should make finding any type of information on the Internet easier. Both subscription and free sites will be discussed.

Registration is required.

Book Clubs

Classics Book Club
July: 
Wednesday 27th at 6PM
-Persuasion by Jane Austen
August: Tuesday 30th 6PM
-The Old Man and the Sea

*Contact Hannah to reserve your copy of the books we read*
(401) 647-5133 or hannah@scituatelibrary.org

Book Clubs

Q+ Book Club
Join our Discord Server to participate!
Q+ is starting up again for Summer Reading! This is a Book Club that was formed to read queer fiction, history, and biography, hosted by the North Scituate Public Library

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Craft Nights

Join Hannah for some Summer crafting nights!
July: Wednesday 6th & 13th at 6PM
August: Wednesday 3rd & 10th at 6PM
Please register.

Weekly Events

Weekly Adult Take & Makes
Available every Friday morning
Get crafty at home!

Drop-In Tech Classes with Hannah
Tuesdays from 3PM-4PM
Come in and get your questions answered!

Weekly Movie Nights
Every Thursday in July at 4:30PM
**Except for July 7th**
Enjoy a movie at the library!