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6 Weeks of Summer Fun


The Swansea Public Library is Rockin’ for 6 Weeks of Summer Fun starting the week of July 9th. Many programs and special events are planned so check the website and Facebook page and find a fun summer activity. We offer something for all ages.

Story Hours

Pre-School story hour takes place each Monday at 10:30 AM. We will be reading books and making crafts with special summer themes. Each week we will celebrate a different summer theme: A Day at Camp, A Day at the Beach, A day at the Zoo, A Day at the Park, A Day at the Aquarium and we will end with a Day for Ice Cream. Registration is not required and everyone is invited.

Story & Crafts at the Farm

Join Ms. Carol for story time and crafts at Stony Creek Farm every Tuesday at 10:00 AM. First we will greet the animals, then read stories, do a farm themed craft and have snacks. Registration is not required and everyone is invited.

Audubon at the Library

Wednesdays is Audubon day at the library. At 10:30 AM, the Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary comes to the Swansea Public Library with an entertaining and educational event as part of the Libraries Rock summer reading program. Join Oak Knoll on the front lawn of the library as they bring a different program each week, through Wednesday August 15th, Audubon will bring a range of nature programs ending with Backyard Songbirds. Registration is not required and all are invited to attend this illuminating program into the mysteries of the natural world.
Homeschooler Thursdays

Every Thursday starting July 19th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM, Homeschoolers will meet for a range of activities including Math club, STE(A)M club, Geography Club and Junior Classics Book Club. Homeschoolers make learning in the summer fun.

Merit Badge Nights

Each Thursday evening, scouts are invited to work on
Merit Badges at the Swansea Public Library. Several merit badge
counselors will be on hand to work with scouts and help review applications for
badges in many fields. Contact Youth Services Librarian Carol Gafford for
more information. Merit Badge counselors will be available from 4-6 PM in the Reference Room. Working on a specific badge and need help? Let us know and we will get a certified merit badge counselor to assist you.

Free Fun Fridays

Every Friday during the 6 Weeks of Summer Fun, the Swansea Public Library will have programs for pre-schoolers and families. Playtime begins at 10:15 AM. Children can play with our Thomas the Train Table along with other toys, while parents learn about new books for children. Coloring Club for kids starts at 11:30 AM and we provide the materials. Each week the library will have different coloring pages for children and moms and dads too. Fun with Letters, a new early literacy program, starts at 12:30 PM and will combine learning the alphabet, with reading, games, songs and crafts. Pre-school Tinker Lab starts at 1:00 PM and is a program created to encourage mini-makers. Little Ones Board Games and Puzzles will take place from 2:00-3:00PM. Families can play board games from the library collection or work on puzzles. Free Fun Friday ends with our Children’s Cinema at 3:00PM. Each week we will offer a different summer movie. Popcorn and lemonade provided.

Summer Reading

Pick up your brag tags and Read for the Bead, also Book Bingo sheets for children, teens or adults are available.

Special Summer Events

The Library will offer several special events this summer. Check the Library Facebook page, Twitter or website www.swansealibrary.org

The 4th Annual Watermelon Games takes place on Friday July 20th at 10:30. Join us as we celebrate all things watermelon, with crafts, games and contests. Seed spitting, watermelon eating, and much more. Sign-up today.

Libraries Rock is the summer reading theme. Take part in one of our three new musical programs.

Harmonica Lessons for Kids is a five week program that begins on Friday July 20th at 10:30AM. Sign up today and learn to play the harmonica. This program is free and all participants will get a harmonica.

Learn to play an instrument is a five week program beginning Thursday July 19th at 10:30AM. Each week children will learn about a different instrument including, the recorder, harmonica, ukulele, xylophone and snare drum. Some one day rental fees will apply. There is limited space so sign-up is required. This is a great way to try an instrument and see which one is for you!

The Swansea Library Children’s Musical Craft Fest is a week-long program Monday July 23 - Friday July 27th from 1:00-2:00 PM. Each day children will make a musical instrument using different materials such as coffee cans, popsicle sticks and tissue boxes. Sign up today for this creative craft program.

Summer officially ends on Saturday August 25th with the 4th Annual SwanCon, the Swansea Library Mini Comic-con. Held at the Swansea Community Center, SwanCon is family fun for all ages and a great way to introduce children to the world of comic books. We will have vendors, exhibits, crafts, games and more.

On Monday July 23rd at 2:30 PM, the Simply Done Recipe and Coupon Club will meet and celebrate National Hot Dog Day. Taste different hot dog toppings and share recipes. Learn all about the history of hot dogs and the many types of flavors for toppings.. Sign up is required for this event. $5 includes all tastings, toppings and recipes.

July is Pet Food for Fines Month

Do you have overdue library books or other materials? Have a desire to help animals? The Swansea Public Library is offering you an easy way to clear fines on your library card and help the local animal shelter.
Bring in canned pet food items or bags of dry cat or dog food, drop off the items and overdue materials during posted library hours at the circulation desk at the Swansea Public Library at 69 Main St and like magic your fines will be removed. Remember that charges for lost or damaged items cannot be waived.
The food items will be collected for overdue fees through Tuesday July 31st. All collected food items will be donated to local animal shelters. No fines? Make a food donation anyway and help those that cannot speak for themselves.
Been a while since you visited the library? We miss you and want you back! Don’t let late fines stop you from coming to your library. The Library has much to offer during the summer, including books, movies, museum passes and music along with many programs for all ages. Stop in and read a magazine or newspaper in our reading room.
Check our website and calendar often at www.swansealibrary.org or our Facebook page for upcoming events and programs.

It’s all happening down on Main Street in Historic Swansea Village.

Have a question regarding any program?  Contact the library at 508-674-9609 or visit our website at www.swansealibrary.org

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