AUGUST 17, 2017

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Our Summer Reading Program Continues:
Your Guide to August in the Children's Room
"Build a Better World" is the statewide theme for summer reading programs this year, and we're exploring that theme with a series of Friday programs, including hands-on experiences, this month. Here's the lineup.
Friday, August 4:
3 pm - Build a Better World with Science: iRobot returns to the library, with amazing new machines to demonstrate.
Saturday, August 5:
10:30 am - Special Story Hour: With a visit from the popular children's book character, Olivia.
Thursday, August 10:
10:30 a.m. - Milky Way Story Hour. Hear the Chinese Legend of the Milky Way and make glow-in-the-dark star charts of the Summer Triangle, three bright stars that bridge the Milky Way.  
Friday, August 11:
3 pm - Build a Better World with Science: Make a weather station and learn about the Perseid meteor shower, coming on August 12 and 13.
Friday, August 18:
3 pm - Build a Better World with Science: Build a Lego block tower and test its strength.
Monday, August 21:
1:30 to 4 pm - Learn about the Solar Eclipse. Visit eclipse stations in our program room to show how an eclipse works, make a pinhole camera to view the eclipse, and more.
Thursday, August 24:
10:30 am - Story Hour with Rick Felty. Children's author Rick Felty will read and talk about his books: Tabitha Fink, the Cat witth One Eye, Tabitha Fink on a Mission to Mars, and Tabitha Fink, Ninja at Night.
Saturday, August 26:
11 am to 1 pm at the Edgartown School --  Touch a Truck.
Fire, police and highway vehicles will gather in the school parking lot for kids to explore. Please park at the library for this event.
Monday, August 28:
2 pm - Jewelry Crafts: We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity.
Tuesday, August 29:
2 pm - Making Slime. Learn the basics of polymers and sink your hands into the gooey subject.
Wednesday, August 30:
2 pm - Backyard Games.
Thursday, August 31:
2 pm - Make Sand Castles.
Friday, Sept. 1:
2 pm - Make String Drawings.
Saturday, Sept. 2:
10:30 am - Ice Cream Social. At our final event of the season, we'll hold an ice cream social to celebrate our summer readers.
Regular children's programs in August
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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Gay Head Cliffs. Lithographic print, circa 1950, by Ruth Howland Sutton.
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