Join in on the fun this summer at the Northampton Library. “Dig Into Reading” is the theme and all the summer’s fun activities revolve around “digging.”
For example, “I Dig Bugs” explores how insects live in and under the earth and to illustrate this, the Bugman will bring these live insects to the library on July 16th at 2:00pm.
“Rizzo Reptiles” will visit the library on August 8th at 1:00pm.
Piccirrillo Sciencetelling returns to tell stories that dig into science.
“Dig into Pizza Book Group” (registration in person on June 4th) for kids entering fall grades 3-5 meets the third Tuesday of June, July, and August at 6:00-7:00pm. Dig into a good book, discuss it and then dig into luscious pizza for this dinnertime book discussion.
“Dig It” is a three-week series (4:00-5:00pm) that focuses on different subjects to dig – on July 18th “I Dig Owls” will have live owls from Aark and you will dig into owl pellets.
On July 25th “I Dig Geods” will feature a speaker from Temple University and you will dig into geods.
On August 1st “I Dig Ice Cream” – build your own ice cream sundae and dig in!
For the younger kids, pre-K and kindergarteners, there is “Little Diggers Book Buddies Program” on Mondays, July 1st-July 29th at 2:30pm or Fridays, July 5th-August 2nd at 10:30am, and these young diggers will be paired with a teen volunteer to share stories and make crafts.
“Read to the Dogs” is on Wednesdays July 3rd-July 31st at 1:00pm.
“Kids Theatre Camp” for kids entering grades 5-8 runs August 5th-August 9th from noon-4:00pm.
And “Kids Theatre Camp’ for kids entering grades 1-4 runs August 12th-August 16th from noon-4:00pm.
“Knitting 101” for ages 10-14 is on Mondays, July 1st-August 19th from 3:00-4:00pm.
“4-H Pet Care Program” for ages 8-12 runs Wednesdays, July 10th-August 7th from 3:00-4:00pm.
Other programs at the library over the summer include monthly financial seminars. The next one is on June 15th at 2:00pm.