Milton Public Library Children’s Programs June – August 2019

Milton Public Library is a drop-in site for those age 18 and under to receive free lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 6/17 – 8/16.  Just drop in!  Hunger Free Vermont and the Milton Town School District are the program sponsors.


A Universe of Stories for Little Ones Up to Age 3
Adults and their children up to age three complete activities that build early literacy skills.  You receive your first activity sheet when you enroll.  There is a sheet for each month, June through August.  Turn in the completed sheet at the end of the month, and your child receives a free book, courtesy of the Friends of Milton Public Library.

Blast Off with Books for Ages 2 – 12
Children ages 2 – 12 can read on their own, listen to a book on CD, read aloud to others, or have someone read to them.  They receive a reading log and a bookmark when they enroll.  (If you enroll online, make sure you ask for your log and bookmark the next time you’re in the library.)  Kids earn a sticker for each book read and recorded on the reading log.  Everyone who enrolls and reads receives a certificate and a free book beginning August 13 at our Big Blue Trunk program. Books and certificates may be picked up through August 31.


Early Literacy Story Times June through August
10 – 10:20 a.m. Tuesdays for 18 months – 2 years.
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Fridays for all ages up to 7.  Includes craft time.  (Join us for lunch afterwards at 11:30 a.m. 6/17 – 8/16.)
10 – 10:30 a.m. Saturdays for all ages.

P.J. Story Time
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Thursdays 6/13, 7/11, 8/8 for all ages up to 7.
You’re welcome to come in your pajamas to listen to stories.

Kindergarten Story Time
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Friday 8/16 for those entering kindergarten in the fall.
Come share stories, songs, and crafts about entering kindergarten.

Read to Cleo of Therapy Dogs of Vermont
10 – 11 a.m. Saturdays 6/1, 6/15.
10 – 11 a.m. Mondays 7/8, 7/22, 8/12, 8/26.
Cleo loves to have children of all ages read to her.

DCF Book Discussions
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursdays 6/20, 7/18, 8/15 for students in grades 4 – 8.
Read the book, and then come discuss it while eating ice cream. Registration required.  Call the library at 802-893-4644.
June: “Deep Water” by Watt Key.
July: “Inkling” by Kenneth Oppel.
August: “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden.

Gardening at the Library
10 – 11:30 a.m. Mondays 6/24 – 8/12 for kids ages 8 – 11. Kids work in our teaching garden, and cook the food they grow.  We donate the extra produce to the Milton Family Community Center Emergency Food Shelf. Registration required for each date.  Call the library at 802-893-4644.

Backpack Theater
1 – 2 p.m. Tuesday 6/25 for all ages.  The Traveling Storyteller presents Backpack Theatre teen actors in “The Shoemaker and the Elves,” and “Little Red Riding Hood.” Registration required. Call the library at 802-893-4644.

LCATV Video Day Camps
1 – 3 p.m. Thursdays 6/27, 7/25, 8/15 for ages 8 & 9.  Kids work with Lake Champlain Access Television to produce a television program. Registration required for each date. Call the library at 802-893-4644.

Fourth of July Crafting Workshop
2 – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday 7/3 for ages 12 and under. Make and take crafts to celebrate Independence Day! Registration required. Call the library at 802-893-4644.

Paper Mache Planet Workshop   
10 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday 7/9 & 7/10 for ages 8 – 11.  Make the paper mache planet on day one, and decorate it on day two.  Participants must be present both days.  Registration required. Call the library at 802-893-4644.

Space Camp
10 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday 7/16 for ages 4 – 6.
2 – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday 7/16 for ages 7 – 9.
Activities, games, and crafts, with a space theme.  Registration required. Call the library at 802-893-4644.

Star Lab
10 – 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wednesday 7/17 for ages 8 – 12.  Take a tour of the night sky with a lesson in the Vermont Institute of Natural Science’s (VINS) new StarLab mobile planetarium. Registration required. Call the library at 802-893-4644.

Fly-In Movie Night
6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Thursday 7/25 for ages 4 – 7, with an adult. Build a rocket ship from cardboard boxes, and then watch a short movie in your spacecraft. Registration required. Call the library at 802-893-4644.

Making Rockets
10 – 11 a.m. Tuesday 7/30 for ages 7 – 9.  Make rockets from materials including balloons, elastic, and cardboard, and then launch them to compare how they fly. Registration required. Call the library at 802-893-4644.


Story Walk
Read the children’s book posted along the Bombardier West trail.  You can record each book on your reading log!
June: “Roaring Rockets” by Tony Mitton
July: “How to Catch a Star” by Oliver Jeffers
August: “The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot” by Margaret McNamara

Build It!
10 – 11 a.m. Wednesdays 6/26, 7/24, 8/14 for all ages.  Use materials like KEVA Planks and LEGOS to build projects coordinated by Mrs. Dulac.

Fourth of July Parade
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thursday 7/4.
Join Millie the Bookmobile in Milton’s July 4th Parade.  All ages, kids 11 an under with an adult. Registration required. Call the library at 802-893-4644.

Friends of Milton Public Library Ice Cream Social
7 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 7/23.  Purchase some ice cream by donation while enjoying the Milton Community Band Pop’s Concert at the band shell in Bombardier Park West.  Admission is free.  Donations benefit Milton Public Library.

The Big Blue Trunk and Milton Community Band End of Summer Celebration
6 – 8:15 p.m. Tuesday 8/13 for all ages.   Enjoy interactive activities provided by The Big Blue Trunk and the Milton Community Band’s End of Summer concert at the band shell area in Bombardier Park West.

Page last updated May 23, 2019.

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