In our Summer Reading Series for 2019, we will be featuring the summer reading programs of public libraries in different towns from all over Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Let’s take a look at the Nantucket Atheneum’s Summer Reading Program.
The Summer Reading Sign-Up for the Nantucket library’s program will be on Saturday, June 15th. Stop by the Weezie Desk to register and receive a sport pack filled with everything you need to keep track of your reading over the summer months. When your record is filled (20 hours of reading), bring it back to the Weezie Desk for a prize. Join A Universe of Stories and add fun to your summer through reading!
STEM FOR KIDS: WOBBLEBOTS – Wednesday June 26, 2019 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Join us to explore the world of circuitry and electricity by creating your own Wobblebot. During this workshop participants will construct a complete circuit by wiring a small DC motor to a power source (batteries) and installing an on/off switch. No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. Open to children ages 8+. Space is limited and registration is required.
MAKERSPACE FOR KIDS: SPACE PAINTING – Wednesday July 10, 2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Paint the cosmos using a few simple brush techniques! Open to ages 8-11. FREE admission. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.
CRAZY CONCOCTIONS AND SLIME WORKSHOP – Friday July 12, 2019 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM. For children 4-8 years of age: Art and Science program with teacher Melanie Hajjar . Free admission. Program limited to the first 15 children. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before start of program.
JOHNETTE DOWNING’S SONGS FROM THE GUMBO POT -Friday August 2, 2019 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM. Called the ‘Musical Ambassador to Children’ and the ‘Pied Piper of Louisiana Music Traditions,’ Johnette Downing is a multi-award winning musician and author who serves up a gumbo of Louisiana roots music and books in a toe-tapping, two-stepping good time for children across the globe. Join us in the garden and learn how to ‘pass a good time’ New Orleans-style.
SUNSHINE AND RAINBOWS – Friday August 9, 2019 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM. For children 4-8 years of age: Art and Science program with teacher Melanie Hajjar . Free admission. Program limited to the first 15 children.
SUMMER READING CLOSING PARTY – Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Join us in the garden for some ice cream to celebrate your summer reading accomplishments! We’ll have ice cream from Island Kitchen and our prize book cart will be filled with a great selection of books donated by our patrons. Bring your completed reading records and turn them in for a prize. In case of rain the event will be held inside in the Gallery.
For more information and to view a full calendar of events, please visit the Nantucket Atheneum’s website by clicking here. To view other installments in our Summer Reading Series, please click here to visit our blog.