JULY 25, 2017

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Our Summer Reading Program Begins:
Your Guide to July in the Children's Room
"Build a Better World with Science" is the statewide theme for summer reading programs this year, and we're getting into the spirit with four Friday programs, including hands-on experiences, this July. There's also an art workshop thrown in on a Monday afternoon. Here's the lineup.
Friday, July 73 pm - Whale Science: Julianne Gurnee from NOAA gives a program about whales, including how science is working to avoid ship whale strikes. 
Friday, July 143 pm - Build a Better World with Science: Marshmallows and Spaghetti -which shapes are strongest?
Monday, July 172 pm - Cereal Box Art Workshop: With guest artist Michael Alpert. All materials will be provided. 
Friday, July 213 pm - Build a Better World with Science: Explore with civil and marine engineer Chris Snow. 
Friday, July 283 pm - Build a Better World with Science: We'll learn about flotation by reading Who Sank the Boat, making tin foil boats and testing them by loading with a cargo of pennies.
Regular children's programs in July
Wednesdays, 10:30 am-Noon: Summer readers give their book reports. (This summer, read or listen to 10 books on your reading level and report on them to earn a T-shirt. You can report online as well, using this link. For every book you read, choose a prize from the library's treasure chest.)
Mondays, 10:30 am: Brown Bag Story Hour at the Edgartown Rec Center, with Elyce. 
Thursdays, 10:30 am: Toddler Story Hour with Debby. 
Saturdays, 10:30 am: Toddler Story Hour with Weezie.

Language Learning Service for Young Children

The Edgartown Library has subscribed, on behalf of all our patrons, to Mango's Little Pim service, a language learning program specifically tailored for children from birth to age six. Click here to give Mango Pim a try!


Weekly Events at Libraries Around the Island:


Mother Goose on the Loose story hour (ages 0-3), 10:30 a.m. at the West Tisbury Library.


Stories and Songs (all ages), 10:30-11:15am at the Chilmark Library.
Story Time (ages 0-2), 10:00-10:30am at the Vineyard Haven Library.
Story Time (ages 3-5), 11:00-11:30am at the Vineyard Haven Library.


ABC Story Time (ages 3+), 10:30 am at the Oak Bluffs Library.

Lego building for ages 8-11 from 3:30 to 5 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library.


Preschool story hour, 10:30 a.m. at the West Tisbury Library.

Book Babies program at 11 am for pre-walkers at the Oak Bluffs Library.

Story Time and Crafts, 3:30 pm at the Aquinnah Library.

Craft activities for ages 5-8 from 4 to 5 pm at the Vineyard Haven Library.


Toddler Time at 10:30 am for walkers, at the Oak Bluffs Library.

Wii Gaming for ages 8 and up, 3:30-5pm at the Vineyard Haven Library.


Stories and Songs (all ages), 10:30 - 11:15am at the Chilmark Library.


Our Resources

  • Chromebook laptop computers for children
  • Homework area
  • Comfortable reading areas
  • Books, Movies, Video Games, Audiobooks, and more.




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Scene at Cuttyhunk. Oil on canvas, 10 by 16 inches. By Frederick Louis Thompson (1904-1956), American artist. From the Simpson Collection. -- Cuttyhunk, home to the town of Gosnold, is the last island in the Elizabeth Islands chain.
Edgartown Free Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539
Hours: Monday 10-5; Tuesday and Wednesday 10-8, Thursday through Saturday 10-5; closed Sunday.
Phone: 508-627-4221 and 508-627-1373