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2018 Summer Reading Program - Libraries Rock

Registration begins June 22nd!


The Eastham Public Library participates in the Massachusetts Library Association's statewide fun-filled summer reading program.  All preschool and grade school aged children are encouraged to register and complete summer reading logs.  Participants earn raffle tickets for every hour spent reading - or being read to - and the program culminates on August 18th with an ice cream social/raffle drawing for terrific prizes!  

"Libraries rock!" starts the last day of school, so sign up then or any time after.  Materials you read for your school's summer reading also count for the Public Library's program, so why not join?  The Summer Reading Program ends on Friday, August 17, with the raffle drawing and ice cream party on Saturday, August 18 at 10:30 a.m.  Come on in and rock on with your library!


Fun for the whole family!  This exciting summer lineup aims to please both the young and the young at heart!  Unless notes, June and July programs begin at 6:30 PM and August programs begin at 5:00 PM

June 26th - Trevor the Juggler Printable Flyer
July 3rd - Science Tellers
July 10th - Jungle Jim, balloon artist & more
July 18th -  
Magic with Scott Jameson
July 24th @ 6 PM - Lucy Gilmore's STEAM Fair  
July 31st - Creature Teacher & live animals
Aug 7th - Woodland Cinderella Puppet Show
August 14th - Buttonwood Zoo Mobile
August 21st - Wonder, Family movie night

Guest speakers and performers will share their talents - for kids and parents alike

July 11th, 1 PM - Soap making
July 20TH, 12 - 3 PM - Pop art collage
July 28th, 2 PM - Ukulele instruction (Registration reguired) 
August 17th, 10:30 AM - Chamber music storytime
August 21 - 23, 1 PM - Kids video workshop (Registration required)


STEAM Exploration - Saturdays, 10 AM - 2 PM
Kids accompanied by an adult are invited to check our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) stations for self-directed exploration and fun.  Activities could include magnetic building tiles, LEGOS, creative design materials, robotics, games and more!


Pajama Storytime, Thursday evenings @ 6:30 PM, July 12th - August 16th
Marianne Sinopoli presents an interactive bedtime program for preschoolers that will include favorite stories, sing-along tunes, musical movement activities, finger rhymes, flannel board fun & more.  Youngsters are invited to wear their pjs and bring along a teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal to join the fun!  While designed for children aged 3 to 6, their siblings are certainly welcome.

New Parents Group - Tuesdays, 10 AM - Noon
Liz Libby, international board certified consultant, facilitates this relaxed and informal lactation-focused program for all new parents (yes, dads are welcome, too!) along with their babies.  Liz offers a kind and nonjudgmental space so participants feel comfortable sharing their experiences and asking questions about caring for a newborn.  
No registration - this is a drop-in program.

Preschool Storytime - Fridays @ 10:30 AM

Fran McLoughlin offers a lively story program for preschoolers, aged 2 1/2 to 5 accompanied by a caregiver. 

  • Stories
  • Songs
  • Rhymes
  • Finger plays
  • Movements Activities 
​The program concludes with a simple make and take craft.  No registration is necessary.

Crafternoon - Wednesdays, 1 - 2 PM
From July 18th through August 15th, kids are invited to drop by the Children's Program Room for creative arts & crafts activities - fun with paint, glitter, glue & more!

Firebirds Storytime, Wednesdays in July @ 10:30 AM

Orleans FirebirdsMembers of the Orleans Firebirds Cape Cod Summer League baseball team will return again this summer to read stories.  They are ready to answer questions about life as a ball player, and will happily sign autographs for their young fans.  This program will appeal to grade schoolers as well as preschoolers. 

With sincere thanks to the Friends of the Eastham Library for their continued support

Local Cultural Council Photo

                                              and the Eastham Local Cultural Council


Kate DiCamillo's Top 10 Reasons to participate in your library's Summer Reading Program
Nauset School System Summer Reading
Printable brochure