Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading isn't just for kids this year! Both children and adults can participate and enter to win some great raffle prizes.

Kids will automatically earn ONE raffle ticket each time they visit the library between 7/14 and 8/14, ONE extra raffle ticket for each book they check out (up to 5 per visit), and FIVE raffle tickets each time they attend a Summer Reading event at the SWPL. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see this year's prizes. All kids who participate will receive a free ice cream from Stewart's Shops!

**Kid's raffle drawing will take place during our Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, August 14.**

Adults will have to work a little harder to earn tickets.  Adults can earn raffle tickets by reviewing books they check out from the SWPL between 7/12 and 8/21. Each book review will get one ticket.  Review forms are available at the circulation desk.  Adults are eligible to enter a drawing for a beautiful box full of gift certificates to local businesses.  Thanks to Bennington Bookstore, Cozy Corners, Green Mountain Detecting, Mountainside Therapeutic Massage, and Threat Neutralized Bakery for generously donating gifts for our raffle!

**Adult raffle drawing will take place during our book sale on Saturday, August 21 (rain date of Aug 28)**

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Uncharted Wild

Reptile Super Show

Saturday, July 24 at 1:00pm

Uncharted Wild’s most popular program! 9-10 animals come along for our biggest reptile show! Included are an arachnid, amphibian, tortoise, and some larger snakes and lizards. With this show we bring not one, but THREE finale animals; the big snake, a snapping turtle, and one of our big lizards like Norman and Charlie the tegus or Levi the iguana! No registration required.

Fabulous Beasts 

with Mary Nat

Saturday, July 31 @ 10:30am

Join Ms. Nat for this class and create your own Mythic Creature or, as they are known in folklore, Fabulous Beast!  We will look at images of traditional “beasts" from art and literature for inspiration and then use our imagination and a variety of materials to invent a new fabulous beast.

Puppet Making 

with Jackie Marro

Saturday, August 7 @ 11:00am

Read a book about butterflies, learn about butterfly migration, and create your own butterfly puppet to take home.


Teddy Bear Picnic

Saturday, August 14 @ 12:00pm

Bring your favorite stuffed animals for a picnic on the SWPL lawn. 
*Please bring your own blanket* 
Bag lunches are on us, and will include a lunchable, fruit, cookie, and juice box.


Summer Reading 2021

kid's raffle prizes

Our Kids Raffle drawing will take place at our Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, August 14!