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 Provincetown Public Library’s summer programming.
The Provincetown Public Library has so many fun-filled events planned for the summer that you won’t want to miss!
P.I.E Story Theater – 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 13, 20, 27; Saturday, August 10
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents P.I.E. Story Theatre – an interactive eclectic performance of adapted fairy tales, fables, and original stories in the “story theatre” style created by Viola Spolin and Paul Sills. Five actors use wooden stools, small props, narration, mime and creative characters to present an exciting and fun 40-minute show with selections from a repertory of thirty stories. Favorites include Casey at the Bat, The Little Engine and Three Billy Goats Gruff. Performances will take place in the Children’s Area on the Library’s Second Level. P.I.E. Story Theater is supported in part by generous grants from The Cricket Foundation, The Kelley Foundation, The Horizon Foundation, The Red Auerbach Youth Foundation and the Wellfleet Cultural Council. It’s not essential however as we will have banners that will accompany the troupe this summer that list all of the support.
Ranger Time! with the Cape Cod National Seashore – 11:00 am
Monday, July 15; Monday, August 12; Monday, August 19
Join a Cape Cod National Seashore ranger at the Provincetown Library on Monday, July 15 at 11:00 am for activities that will feature the animals, plants, and history of the Cape!
Drag Storytime with Roxy Pops – 11:00 am
Monday, July 29
The Library presents a special Family Week Drag Story time with the fabulous Roxy Pops! This event is free and open to the public and will take place on the Library’s Second Level.
Gathering for People with Disabilities and Their Families – 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, July 30
Come join, meet, and mingle with community members with disabilities and their families! This will be an opportunity to connect with fellow LGBTQ+ families and reflect on your experience and perspective. There will be spaces for adults and youth to chat, do some crafts, and relax together. All Family Week attendees are invited to attend.
Art on the Lawn – 10:00 am
Wednesday, July 31
Art on the Lawn is back for the 2018 summer season! Join the Provincetown Public Library for a fun and interactive summer arts and crafts experience for children of all ages. Each Friday in July and August and Wednesday during Family Week, the front lawn of our historic building will be transformed into a creative space for kids to experiment with different materials, while exploring their own artistic imaginations. To showcase each child’s own artistic self-expression, kids will be encouraged to use different mediums, selected by the library, to decorate a large blank canvas with their own creations. Potential mediums include paint, crayons, chalk, finger-paint, and markers. The kids will love it!
Big Ryan’s Tall Tales – 11:00 am
Thursday, August 1
Big Ryan’s Tall Tales, an annual Provincetown favorite, will return to the Library Children’s Area on August 1 at 11:00 am. The program features Big Ryan’s original stories, puppet play, a bit of music and movement and a whole lot of fun! Big Ryan’s programs are appropriate for preschool all the way to 5th grade. The program runs about 45 minutes but has been known to sometimes go a full hour!
MARE Drag Storytime with Miss Richfield 1981 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thursday, August 1
Come join Miss Richfield 1981 and the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) for a special Family Week Drag Storytime at the Provincetown Library. Children of all ages and families are invited to listen and learn about the different types of families that make up our community as we read a stories together. MARE staff and experienced adoptive families will be present to answer questions and provide information about adoption from foster care, in Massachusetts, following the reading. Light refreshments will be provided during and after the event. Have you ever thought about adopting or perhaps you’re ready to expand your family? You won’t want to miss this fun and informative event.
Animal World Experience – 11:00 am
Friday, August 2
Animal World Experience will visit the Provincetown Public Library on August 2 to provide a fun, interactive, and educational animal presentation to audiences of all ages. The program will focus on local and exotic wildlife, the importance of protecting endangered species, and responsible pet ownership. Founder Matt Gabriel creates an animal presentation that is entertaining and also helps the audience to develop respect and awareness for animals of all kinds.
Art on the Lawn – 10:00am – 12:00 pm
Fridays in July & August
Art on the Lawn is back for the 2019 summer season! Join the Provincetown Public Library for a fun and interactive summer arts and crafts experience for children of all ages. Each Friday in July and August, the front lawn of our historic building will be transformed into a creative space for kids to experiment with different materials, while exploring their own artistic imaginations. To showcase each child’s own artistic self-expression, kids will be encouraged to use different mediums, selected by the library, to decorate a large blank canvas with their own creations. Potential mediums include paint, crayons, chalk, finger-paint, and markers. The kids will love it!
Storytime on the Lawn – 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Wednesdays in August
The Provincetown Public Library will offer a new children’s Storytime on the Library’s front lawn during the summer months! Each session will feature a great new theme for kids, accompanied by fun picture books, designed to stimulate young minds while enjoying the outdoors. Bring your friends and spread the word…Storytime is back! Storytime will not meet on rainy days or on Wednesday, August 21.