Summer Reading Program


A Universe of Stories! June 19-August 17 

Keep children reading all summer long. Sign up at the library for the Universe of Stories program. The library offers weekly thematic activities, with a reading awards pizza party in August! The Universe of Stories summer reading program is designed for children in grades K-5 but all are welcome!

Click here to download the complete schedule (PDF).

Extra Bonus! The “Royal 250” Reading Challenge – In celebration of Royalton’s 250th birthday, the library is offering special prizes if students read a combined total of 250 books. Get your name on the wall of fame!

Due to ongoing construction at the library our programs will be held at several locations. Please check each program description for the  location.

All events are free and open to the public.

Download 2019 Summer Reading Booklist – Cosmic Books for all ages!

 Summer Reading Program Schedule

Wednesday, June 19, 10-11 am
Ilze Luneau Basketball Entertainment Show with a Motivational Message
The Royalton Memorial Library Summer Reading Program kicks off on Wednesday June 19, at 10 a.m. with the Ilze Luneau Basketball Entertainment Show with a Motivational Message.  Ilze Luneau dribbles, juggles and spins basketballs on a balance board, and using other props to music and dance. Volunteers get to spin 1, 2 and 5 or 6 basketballs at once, eat a pudding while a ball spins on a spoon, etc. You can enjoy the show and at the same time hear a valuable message on setting goals, working hard, never giving up and leading a balanced life by practicing kindness while achieving your dreams and enjoying every day.

Note: Due to library construction the show will be held at the White River Valley School at 223 South Windsor Street, Royalton. Please call 802-763-7094 if you have any questions.

Friday, June 28, 10-11 am
Storytelling and Book GiveAways

Duncan McDougall from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) will tell stories, read aloud from books, and share his love of words, reading, and writing. Every child who participates chooses two books to keep from a wide selection of brand-new children’s books. The event last for about 45 – 60 minutes Kids will come, listen to a story and then pick out two free books.

Note: Due to library construction the program will be held at BALE (Building a Local Economy), 35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton. Please call 802-763-7094 if you have any questions.

 

 

Wednesday, July 10, 10-11:30 am
Let’s Publish Our Own Book Session 1
Led by author Joyce Amsden we will create our own stories in pictures and words. At the end of the workshop Joyce will assemble our stories and send them off to be published. Each author will receive a print copy of their very own book!

Note: Due to library construction the program will be held at BALE (Building a Local Economy), 35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton. Free and open to the public. Please call 802-763-7094 if you have any questions.

Wednesday, July 17, 10-11:30 am
Let’s Publish Our Own Book Session 2
Led by author Joyce Amsden we will create our own stories in pictures and words. At the end of the workshop Joyce will assemble our stories and send them off to be published. Each author will receive a print copy of their very own book!

Note: Due to library construction the program will be held at BALE (Building a Local Economy), 35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton. Free and open to the public. Please call 802-763-7094 if you have any questions.

July 31,10-11 am
Tiny Universe
A STEM related hands-on project that investigates the science of atoms and molecules. Join us as we explore the amazing nano universe!

Note: Due to library construction the program will be held at BALE (Building a Local Economy), 35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton. Free and open to the public. Please call 802-763-7094 if you have any questions.

 

 

 

August 7,10-11 am
Write It! Do It!

Join Alexis Taylor-Young and members of the WRVHS Science Olympiad team for a fun and interactive building activity. Kids will pair up into small groups to recreate an object without having seen it. One team writes the description of the object and the other team builds it! Can it work? The program is designed for ages 5 and up but all are welcome.

Due to construction at the library, this event takes place at the Royalton Academy Building 4182, VT-14, South Royalton.

Free and open to the public.

 

August 14, 10-11 am
Parade Float Planning
Join us in brainstorming and planning an awesome library float for the Royalton 250 Parade. The theme will be celebrating the 250 Book Challenge, Royalton’s 250th birthday and 250 years of books! All are welcome.

Location: Meet at the Bandstand on the town Green in South Royalton

August 15, 10 am to 4 pm with lunch break from 12-1 pm
Parade Float Building
Parade Float building begins! We will meet at the Bandstand on the Town Green from 10 a.m. until noon, and then break for lunch. Kids can go home to have lunch or parents can send a lunch with them. We will resume at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. Please wear work/paint clothes.  Stay for the entire session or drop in when you can. Attend one or both sessions. Adults are welcome to attend. We recommend bringing a lawn chair.
Location: We will meet at the Bandstand on the Town Green, South Royalton 

August 16, 10 am-4 pm
Parade Float building continues! We will meet from 10 a.m. until noon and then break for lunch. Kids can go home to have lunch or parents can send a lunch with them. We will resume at 1 p.m. and end when the float is finished or stop at 4 p.m.– whichever comes first. Please wear work/paint clothes.  Stay for the entire session or drop in when you can. Attend one or both sessions. Adults are welcome to attend. We recommend bringing a lawn chair.
Email librarian@royaltonlibrary.org or call 763-7094 for more information.

Location TBA

August 17, 9:30 am
Parade and All Day Movies

Royalton 250 Parade! 
Meet at the parade staging area, located at the former Journey Church building, 412 South Windsor St. South Royalton. All kids and adults are welcome to come and walk with the library parade float! Parade starts at 10 am.  Parade ends at the Town Green.  Parents: please pick up your kids near the Bar Harbor Bank side of the Green at end of parade. Email librarian@royaltonlibrary.org or call 763-7094 for more information.

After the parade watch movies that were made in the town of Royalton! Movies will be shown at the Red Door Church, 67 S Windsor St, South Royalton.

Movies:
Pasghetti Western – a film by James and Myra Hudson

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Twain’s The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, from The American Short Story Collection, (PBS) filmed in and around South Royalton!

 

 

 

Man with a Plan, starring Fred Tuttle, written and directed by John O’Brien