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Summer Reading Program

Sign up for the Children’s Summer Reading Program here! Earn 5 book bucks over the summer to get a prize from the library. You can also enter Topsfield Fair’s Read and Win Program to get tickets you can use at the fair. Don’t miss our exciting programs for children all summer long. All children can participate in the library’s summer reading program regardless of age and literacy level, however, the Topsfield Fair Read and Win program is for children entering grades K-7.

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Event Schedule

Yoga for Kids! (Please register)

Thursdays, July 13, 20 & 27 at 10 a.m.

Science Tellers: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales!

Interactive science fun, Friday, July 14 at 10 a.m.

Maritime Gloucester Visit

Visit the waterfront for a science/art activity & touch tanks!

Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. Please register.

Snakes of the World with Rick Roth!

Meet, touch, and learn about snakes of all kinds!

Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m.

Curious Creatures

Learn about & meet some curious, live creatures!

Wednesday, July 26 at 10 a.m.

Kamishibai Storytelling with Rachel Grinstead-Babson

Traditional Japanese storytelling

Wednesday, August 2 at 10 a.m.

Great Inventions & Inventors: Science with John Madama

Thursday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Build Friendship with Fun & Games!

Join Nome Graham for dance, games, and building friendship!

August 3 at 3 p.m.

Lindsay’s Puppet Pals

Summer Reading Wrap up! Thursday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Gloucester Counts Down to Kindergarten!

City Hall, Cape Ann Museum & Sawyer Free Library

For children entering Kindergarten Fall 2017 & their families

Wednesday, August 23, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Nappy’s Puppet Show at Library at  5:30 p.m.

Summer Storytime

Wednesdays, July 12 & 19 August  9, 16, 23, 30 at 10 a.m.

Stories, songs, bubbles & fun!

Minecraft Club (Please register) Grades 1-5

Mondays, July 10 & 17 and August 7 & 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Lego Club (Please register) Ages 6 and up

Friday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 17 at 2 p.m.

Portuguese Storytime

Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Junior STEAM (Please register) Ages 3-6

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

Thursdays, July 27 & August 10 at 4 p.m.

Summer Reading with Zyla the Therapy Dog (Please register)

Read to Zyla in the shady outdoor amphitheater!

Tuesdays, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1 at 2 p.m.

Register for your 15 minute session online