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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 as soon as June 1st! To be eligible for prizes please turn in your Libraries Rock reading logs and punch cards no later than August 1st. Register at the library or register here.

For ages Birth to Grade 5

Read for 15 minutes at your “just right” level and fill in a circle on your reading log. Get a stamp for 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 Grade 6 to 12

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


Summer Reading Program Calendar


Fri. 1 Registration starts

Tues. 5,12,19,26 [10:00 AM] Ages Birth-5

Wed. 6,13,20,27 [10:30 AM] Ages Birth-5

Fri. 15 [4:00- 6:00 PM] Family Fun Friday @Lyndon Farmers Market

Thurs. 21 [4:00 PM] Simon Brooks Book Release

Tues. 26 [5:00 – 7:00 PM] Movie Night

Thurs. 28 [1:30 PM] Summer Reading Program Kick-off with VINS.


Tues. 3,10,17,24,31 [10:00 AM] Storytime. Ages Birth-5.

Tues. 3,10,24,31 [2:00 PM] Tinkering Tuesday Grades K & up **please note schedule change- no Tinkering Tuesday on 7/17

Wed. 11,18,25 [10:30] Storytime. Ages Birth-5

Thurs. 5 [2:00 PM] STEM Challenge Ages K & up

Fri. 6 [4:00-6:00 PM] Family Fun Friday at Lyndon Farmers Market

Thurs. 12 [2:00 PM] Forest Walk @ Lyndon State Forest. All ages

Weds. 18 [2:00 PM] Float & Costume Building Workshop for Stars and Stripes float. All ages **please note the day has changed to Wednesday the 18th, and the location has changed to Lyndon Municipal Building gym

Thurs. 26 [4:00 PM] Family Night with Modern Times Theater. Ages 7-up. Younger children welcome with parents.


Wed. 1 [2:00 – 4:00 PM] Movie Matinee

Sat. 4 [11:00 – 1:00 PM] Literacy Fair & Modern  Times Puppet Theater. All ages.

Weekly Program Details

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

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
  • Come to the library anytime to check out our STEM Discovery table
  • Participate in new LEGO challenges each week at our LEGO table

Family Fun Friday
Fri. June 15 4:00 – 6:00 PM @ Bandstand Park [All ages]

Make shadow puppets, have fun with mirrors, play with a tin can phone, and do other experiments with light and sound! Healthy snack provided.

Family Fun Fridays are a new program this summer, presented with the support of All Things Lyndon. Each Family Fun night will have a theme, and a related kit of books and other materials will be available to check out at the Cobleigh! Save the dates– June 15, July 6, July 26 and August 10.

Simon Brooks Book Release Celebration
Thurs. June 21 @ 4:00 PM [All ages]

Presented with Green Mountain Books and Prints

Storyteller Simon Brooks will share some tales and passages from his new book, Under the Oaken Bough: Folk and Fairy Stories

Summer Reading Program Kick-off and Chautauqua with VINS: Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences
Thurs. June 28 @ 1:30 PM [All ages]

Why do owls hoot? What are those hawks talking about? How do scientists find out what birds are saying? Join VINS this summer at the Cobleigh and meet some of these talkative hawks, falcons, and owls up close! We’ll practice identifying raptors by their calls, learn what these vocalizations might mean, and how they are made. You’ve never heard bird song like this!

STEM challenge with Colleen Lariviere
Thurs. July 5 @ 2:00PM at the library. [Ages K and up]

Cool off with ice balloons and other fun science activities with STEAM expert Colleen Larivere.

Family Fun Friday
Fri. July 6 4:00-6:00 PM @ Bandstand Park[All ages]
It’s time to make a mess! Water, bubbles, slime, ooblek, and homemade playdough are just some of the fun things we’ll be playing with at the park. Healthy snack provided.

Forest Walk with Forester Emily Meacham
Thurs. July 12 @ 2:00 pm @ the Lyndon State Forest [All ages]

Join us for a walk on the trails at Lyndon State Forest. State Forester Emily Meacham will introduce us to the basic geology of the area and show us how the Lyndon State Forest rocks! Meet at the Lyndon State Forest, located on New Boston Rd. off of Red Village. Carpooling encouraged- parking is limited.

Float and Costume Building Workshop
Weds. July 18 @ 2:00 PM [All ages]
Lyndon Municipal Building gym – please note the change in day and location

Want to be a rock star? Come help us create the Cobleigh’s “Libraries Rock” float for the Stars and Stripes Parade. We need your ideas and talents- all hands on deck!

Family Fun Night with Modern Times Theater
Thur. July 26 @ 4:00 PM [Ages 7 & up. Younger children welcome with parents]
Join us for fun with Modern Times Theater, who will lead a Junk Music and Sound Experimentation workshop. Healthy snack provided.

Music is everywhere, if you know how to listen for it: right outside the window, coming out of our clothing, & available in the objects of everyday life. Participants are guided through a series of listening exercises, rhythm games, sound improvisations to develop the ear, & to gain experience in being part of an ensemble. Participants will learn to make a variety of functioning musical instruments & noisemakers from common household items & garbage. For both the accomplished musician as well as the novice, these explorations of the uses of
non-traditional sound are accessible & fun.

Literacy Fair & Modern Times Puppet Theater
Sat. Aug 4 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM @ Bandstand Park [All ages]

Modern Times Puppet Theater returns to help us celebrate our summer! Puppet show at 11:00 am, pizza & Summer Reading Prizes at noon, and a free book!

Modern Times Theater presents, “That’s What I Call Sweet Music”. The hills are alive with the sound of music in this all ages puppet production.

“Sweet Music” follows the troubles & travails of puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, Mr. Punch as he sings his way through trouble, adventure, & triumph. Included in the cast are the Bozo Brothers, who delight audiences with their dynamic percussive dance routines. This is puppetry at its best in a style that has entertained children for centuries. The program also features a mini concert, offering selections from an extensive repertoire of early jazz, classic American folk songs & original novelty numbers, performed on a variety of instruments.

Storytime  [Ages Birth – 5]
Tuesdays @ 10:00AM
Wednesdays@ June 6,13,20,27 @ 10:30 AM

Each Storytime in July will feature VELI-STEM light & sound themed activities and stories, along with our usual songs, rhymes, and letter of the day.
**no storytime on Tuesday, June 5 or Wednesday, july 4**

Tinkering Tuesday
[Grades K & up]. July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 2:00 PM

Tinkering Tuesday is at the library this summer. Drop by the Children’s Room & try a different “rock” themed tinkering project. Make a rock star scribble bot, take apart a keyboard, or try build your own instrument!

Movies @ the Cobleigh
Check Cobleigh’s website for movie titles.
Movie Night – Tues. June 26 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Movie Matinee – Wed. August 1 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM


All Things Lyndon
Bagel Depot
Everybuddy’s Casual Dining
Freight House/Carmen’s Ice Cream
Green Mountain Books and Prints
Kingdom Trails
Lyndonville Hoagie’s Pizza and Pasta
Lyndonville/St. J House of Pizza
Lyndon Buffet
Lyndon Institute
Miss Lyndonville Diner
Passumpsic Savings Bank
The Pizza Man
Powers Park
Shippee Family Eye Care
Upward Bound at L.S.C.
Village Sports Shop
The Vermont Department of Libraries
W.B. Mason
The White Market

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