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Summer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading Program is FREE
June 1st — August 1st
Birth—Grade 12

All programs are free, open to the public & handicapped accessible.

Registration for our Free Summer Reading Program starts June 1st

Register online

Download the Summer Reading Program brochure

Stop by the Cobleigh Library or Books on Wheels III and pick up your summer reading logs! To be eligible for prizes please turn in your Universe of Stories reading logs and stamp cards no later than August 1st. Register at the library or register here.

For Children Birth – 5

A new reading log for our youngest library patrons, full of early literacy activity ideas! Put a sticker on the chart when you complete an activity with your child. Fill out the entire reading log by August 1st to earn a free pizza certificate or other prizes.

For Students Entering Grades K-5

Read for 15 minutes at your “just right” level and fill in a circle on your reading log. Get a stamp for checking out books or coming to Summer Reading programs, too! Fill in ALL the circles on your reading log and earn a small, one topping pizza at the House of Pizza in Lyndonville or St. J! Prizes will be awarded at the Annual Literacy Fair.

For Students Entering Grades 6-12

Fill in as many stamp cards as you can and enter them for the prize drawing to be held at noon during the Annual Literacy Fair! To earn a stamp read 30 minutes, check out books, attend a library program, or write a book review.

Books on Wheels III

Visit Books on Wheels at Powers Park every Tuesday and Thursday at Powers Park, from 11:30am – 1:00 pm. Books on wheels will also be at the Lyndon Farmers Market each Friday afternoon, from 3:30-4:30 PM! Pick up your Summer Reading logs and register for the Summer Reading Program on Books on Wheels.

Birth – Age 5 Storytime

Every Tuesday at 10:00 and Wednesday at 10:30. Each storytime in July will feature STEM themed space activities.

Tinkering Tuesday

Every Tuesday-July 2nd – July 30th@2:00 PM grades K and up. Drop by the children’s room and try a different space themed  tinkering project each Tuesday, starting July 2nd.


Movie matinee, Thursday June 20, 2:00 – 4:00 pm: Muppets from Space
Movie night, Thursday July 25, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Wall-E

Family Fun Fridays
4:00 – 6:00 pm at Bandstand Park. Presented with All Things Lyndon and NEKCA

June 21 – Summer Sun
July 5 – Messy Play
(no August family night)

Join us for games, hands-on activities, and healthy snacks once a month during the Lyndonville Farmer’s Market. 

Save the date for Family Fun Fridays in the Fall:

September 6 – Easy Snacks for Back to School
October 4 – Pumpkins

Can’t make it for a program?

Pick up a new STEM- in- a- bag challenge to take home each week. Bring it back to show us and put your creation on display at the library.  Participate in new LEGO challenges each week at our LEGO table.

New This Summer

Check out a telescope out from the library! Take it home for a 3 day period and use our star charts to explore the Northeast Kingdom sky! Get a stamp on your reading log when you bring it back. Check out the solar system on the bike trail in St. Johnsbury! Starting at the parking lot of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail on S. Main Street in St. Johnsbury, you’ll find a scale model of our solar system! Take a selfie with a planet and share it on our Facebook page, and get a stamp on your reading log!

Weekly Program Details

All programs are held at the Library, unless noted otherwise.

Saturday, June 22nd @ 11:00 a.m.
Caleigh Cross, NASA Solar System Ambassador

Create space-themed poetry with journalist and NASA Ambassador Caleigh Cross.

Thursday  June 27@ 5:30 p.m.
Summer Reading Program kick-off and Chataqua with Magician Ed Popielarczyk

All ages. Magic, balloon twisting and lots of fun! Pick up your summer reading logs and learn more about this summer’s program.

Wednesday July 3@2:00 p.m.
STEM space challenge with Colleen Lariviere

Ages: K and up. Moon rover activities with STEAM expert Colleen Lariviere. Think like mission control, or be the moon rover yourself!

Thursday July 11@2:00 p.m.
Space Jewelry

Ages K and up. Led by Abby and a volunteer. We will make beautiful space-themed bracelets and necklaces while we learn about the size of the planets

Monday July 15@4:00 p.m.
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Live Webcast

What was the sequence of this incredible mission? Where on the moon did they land? And how did they return safely to Earth? Join us for a guided recreation to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. Presented by the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program and the American Museum of Natural History.

Thursday July 18th@2:00 p.m.
Float and Costume Building Workshop

All ages. Come help us create the Cobleigh’s float for the Stars and Stripes Parade. We need your ideas and talents- all hands on deck!

Tuesday July 23@ 5:00 p.m.
Fairbanks Museum Portable Planetarium

Location – Lyndon Town Office Building, in the gym. 119 Park Ave. Ages kindergarten and up. The Fairbanks planetarium comes to Lyndonville! Join us for a tour of the night sky in a 16 foot inflatable dome.

Seating is limited to 30 children. Reservation required! Please call 626-5475 to sign up for this activity!

Friday July 26@ 10:30 a.m.
Heliand Consort Family Concert

Join us for a special kid-friendly concert with Heliand Consort, a trio of musicians who play oboe, bassoon, and flute. The performance will include songs and poetry on the theme of “Summer Gathering”.

Saturday, August 3th 11:00am – 1:00pm
Literacy Fair

Modern Times Puppet Theater returns with a hilarious puppet show to help us celebrate our summer! Pizza and Summer Reading Prizes at noon, and a free book!


Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Bagel Depot
Carmen’s/Lyndonville Freight House
Everybuddy’s Casual Dining
Green Mountain Books and Prints
Hoagie’s Pizza and Pasta
House of Pizza
Kingdom Trails
Lyndon Buffet
Lyndon Institute
Miss Lyndonville Diner
Passumpsic Bank
Pizza Man
Shear Sensations Salon
Shippee Family Eye Care
State Farm/Brett Gale Insurance
Village Sport Shop
W.B. Mason
The White Market


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