Tuesday June 1, 2021 - Saturday June 26, 2021
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Adult Take & Make: Braided Pet Toy
Adult Monthly Take & Make available through July 3.
Pick up a kit to create a braided toy for your pet.  Dogs love them to play tug-of-war and cats love them to play pounce.  Dog or cat, your pet will love you for making a homemade play toy!
Take & Makes are available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
Adult Monthly Take & Make available through July 3.
Pick up a kit to create a braided toy for your pet.  Dogs love them to play tug-of-war and cats love them to play pounce.  Dog or cat, your pet will love you for making a homemade play toy!
Take & Makes are available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
 
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Teen Take and Make: Weaving Bookmark

Teen Take and Make Weaving BookmarkTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Teen Take and Make Weaving BookmarkTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Monday June 21, 2021 - Saturday June 26, 2021
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Kid Craft Kit: Fun Bag of Tangrams

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Wednesday June 23, 2021 - Saturday July 10, 2021
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StoryWalk at Storrs: Narwhal and Jelly

Narwhal and Jelly StoryWalk

Storrs Library presents Narwhal and Jelly: a StoryWalk® at Storrs Library. Please come to the Storrs Library during daylight hours to stroll around the Front Lawn and enjoy Narwhal and Jelly by Ben Clanton. Social Distancing suggested. This StoryWalk is available from June 23 - July 10. 
 
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. 
 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Narwhal and Jelly StoryWalk

Storrs Library presents Narwhal and Jelly: a StoryWalk® at Storrs Library. Please come to the Storrs Library during daylight hours to stroll around the Front Lawn and enjoy Narwhal and Jelly by Ben Clanton. Social Distancing suggested. This StoryWalk is available from June 23 - July 10. 
 
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. 
 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Thursday June 24, 2021 - Saturday July 3, 2021
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Social Media for Teens: Photo Challenge
Teen Photo ChallengeTeens (entering Grades 7-12), do you love taking pictures? Complete this list of things to find and capture with a photograph to complete this challenge. Email your entries to storrsteens@gmail.com.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Teen Photo ChallengeTeens (entering Grades 7-12), do you love taking pictures? Complete this list of things to find and capture with a photograph to complete this challenge. Email your entries to storrsteens@gmail.com.
LOCATION: Beanstack

Friday June 25, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Paint a Pot & Plant a Pollinator

Join us for an Adult Summer Craft

Paint a flower pot with your own design and take it home to plant with Hyssop seeds.  Hyssop is a perennial herb with lush purple spikes from mid to late summer, and is a great friend to bees and other pollinators.  Clay pots, painting supplies, Hyssop seeds, and planting instructions provided.

Program will be held outdoors if weather allows.  If moved inside, masks will be required in the Screening Room.

Masks are required in the building for unvaccinated individuals and social distancing should be maintained.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
There are 6 spaces available.

Join us for an Adult Summer Craft

Paint a flower pot with your own design and take it home to plant with Hyssop seeds.  Hyssop is a perennial herb with lush purple spikes from mid to late summer, and is a great friend to bees and other pollinators.  Clay pots, painting supplies, Hyssop seeds, and planting instructions provided.

Program will be held outdoors if weather allows.  If moved inside, masks will be required in the Screening Room.

Masks are required in the building for unvaccinated individuals and social distancing should be maintained.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Outdoor Movie: The Princess Bride

Outdoor Movie Princess Bride flyerJoin Storrs Library for an outdoor movie on the lawn! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Social Distancing suggested. This program is weather dependent. 

About the movie, from the CW/Mars catalog: "A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest."

Copyright 1987. Rated PG. Run Time 1 hr. 38 mins.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Outdoor Movie Princess Bride flyerJoin Storrs Library for an outdoor movie on the lawn! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Social Distancing suggested. This program is weather dependent. 

About the movie, from the CW/Mars catalog: "A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest."

Copyright 1987. Rated PG. Run Time 1 hr. 38 mins.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Saturday June 26, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual Music with Mr. Liam

Flyer for Virtual Music

Come Zoom to the music of Mr. Liam with Storrs Library! Friends ages 7 and younger with a caregiver, siblings are welcome, will be in for a morning of singing, laughing, puppets and dancing. Please register for a rocking fun time! 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Virtual Music

Come Zoom to the music of Mr. Liam with Storrs Library! Friends ages 7 and younger with a caregiver, siblings are welcome, will be in for a morning of singing, laughing, puppets and dancing. Please register for a rocking fun time! 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Zoom


Sunday June 27, 2021 - Saturday July 10, 2021
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Scavenger Hunt: Week One

Numbers and Letters Scavenger Hunt

Join Storrs Library for a weekly scavenger hunt! Click on the age range you'd like to download and print!
 
Monday June 28, 2021 - Saturday July 3, 2021
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Kid Craft Kit: Grow Your Own Sunflower

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit Grow Your Own Sunflower

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit Grow Your Own Sunflower

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

 
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Teen Take and Make: Grow Your Own Sunflower

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Grow Your Own SunflowerTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Grow Your Own SunflowerTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Monday June 28, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Book Club: Twisted Tales
Teen Book Club: Twisted TalesJoin us for a Teen Book Club rooted in fantasy and fairytale adaptations! This month, we'll be reading Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman. Teens, come to our meeting on the library lawn to talk about the book, and whatever else you've been reading this month! You can pick up a copy of the book in the Discovery Room at the Library. Participants must register in advance, and are welcome to bring their own mat or blanket. Social Distancing suggested.
 
About the book: "In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents."
 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Teen Book Club: Twisted TalesJoin us for a Teen Book Club rooted in fantasy and fairytale adaptations! This month, we'll be reading Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman. Teens, come to our meeting on the library lawn to talk about the book, and whatever else you've been reading this month! You can pick up a copy of the book in the Discovery Room at the Library. Participants must register in advance, and are welcome to bring their own mat or blanket. Social Distancing suggested.
 
About the book: "In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents."
 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading with Robert Chipkin: Paws to Remember

Flyer for Reading with Robert Chipkin: Paws to RememberJoin Storrs Library for a reading with Robert Chipkin, long-time journalist and columnist for the Springfield Republican and Masslive. He recently published Paws to Remember: the Wit and Wisdom of Theo the Golden Retriever, a compilation of his columns written from the point of view of his dog, Theo. Robert will be reading selections from his book, which will also be available for purchase.
 
Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as this program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This program was rescheduled from June 7th, and is weather-dependent. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Social distancing should be maintained.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Flyer for Reading with Robert Chipkin: Paws to RememberJoin Storrs Library for a reading with Robert Chipkin, long-time journalist and columnist for the Springfield Republican and Masslive. He recently published Paws to Remember: the Wit and Wisdom of Theo the Golden Retriever, a compilation of his columns written from the point of view of his dog, Theo. Robert will be reading selections from his book, which will also be available for purchase.
 
Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as this program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This program was rescheduled from June 7th, and is weather-dependent. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Social distancing should be maintained.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Tuesday June 29, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Rainforest Reptiles
Rainforest Reptiles flyerJoin Storrs Library as we welcome Rainforest Reptiles! Don't miss the fun and informative presentation by a herpetologist, who will share information about larger animals, including a python and an alligator! The program also incudes bugs, frogs, snakes, and lizards. Come learn and have fun at the same time!

This event will be held on the library lawn, weather permitting. Registration is limited and required in advance. 
Social Distancing suggested. Please bring your own blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be moved to Zoom. 
 
This show is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Rainforest Reptiles flyerJoin Storrs Library as we welcome Rainforest Reptiles! Don't miss the fun and informative presentation by a herpetologist, who will share information about larger animals, including a python and an alligator! The program also incudes bugs, frogs, snakes, and lizards. Come learn and have fun at the same time!

This event will be held on the library lawn, weather permitting. Registration is limited and required in advance. 
Social Distancing suggested. Please bring your own blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

In the case of inclement weather, this program will be moved to Zoom. 
 
This show is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Wednesday June 30, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Grow, Play, Learn with Pathways for Parents CFCE (birth to 4)
Flyer for Grow Play Learn JuneThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are chunky puzzles. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up from Storrs Library.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom
The registration period has ended.
Flyer for Grow Play Learn JuneThis program and manipulatives are provided by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Come Zoom with us for stories, songs, and skill-building led by an Early Childhood Developmental trained staff member. This program is geared for children from 15 months to 4 years with a caregiver. 
 
The manipulatives provided are chunky puzzles. 

Registration is limited and required in advance. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire must be completed before the first session. Registered participants will receive manipulatives to keep and use during the program that can be picked up from Storrs Library.

This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.   
 
This program uses the Zoom platform, and you will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability. 
LOCATION: Zoom

The registration period has ended.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Families in Harmony sponsored by Pathways for Parents (Level One Ages 2-5)

Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 1 for ages 2-5

FAMILIES IN HARMONY IS MOVING OUTSIDE! JOIN US ON THE FRONT LAWN OF STORRS LIBRARY. Please bring a mat or blanket. 
 
If there is inclement weather, the program will move to Zoom.
 
Families in Harmony Level One is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children ages 2-5 and their caregivers in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being and connection to the world around them. We teach simple techniques with the use of singing, instrumental play, breathe work, books, and basic yoga poses to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will identify home techniques serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in a family’s evolving life. 
 
Registration is required for this event.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Flyer for Families in Harmony Level 1 for ages 2-5

FAMILIES IN HARMONY IS MOVING OUTSIDE! JOIN US ON THE FRONT LAWN OF STORRS LIBRARY. Please bring a mat or blanket. 
 
If there is inclement weather, the program will move to Zoom.
 
Families in Harmony Level One is a music-based, mindfulness program assisting children ages 2-5 and their caregivers in becoming more aware of the present moment focusing on both their physical and emotional well-being and connection to the world around them. We teach simple techniques with the use of singing, instrumental play, breathe work, books, and basic yoga poses to integrate a mind-body experience fostering the healthy identification and expression of emotions. We will identify home techniques serving as a foundation to cope with stress and mental health in a family’s evolving life. 
 
Registration is required for this event.
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The American School for the Deaf: 200 Years of History & Innovation

Flyer for The American School for the Deaf: 200 Years of History and InnovationStorrs Library is pleased to virtually host "The American School for the Deaf: 200 Years of History & Innovation." Jeff Bravin and Jean Linderman will share with us the history of Sarah and Richard Storrs from Longmeadow, the community of Deaf students from Massachusetts who attended ASD, and share some pertinent items from their archives. This presentation will be signed and feature an interpreter.

Jeff Bravin has been employed at the American School for the Deaf since 2002 and is currently the Executive Director.  He also presents nationally and internationally on issues related to the field of Deaf Education, consistently educates Connecticut’s leadership about issues affecting the State’s deaf and hard of hearing citizens, and advocates for programs, services, and legislation to resolve them and to propel the Deaf Community forward.  He earned his B.A. Degree in Government from Gallaudet University, M.S. Degree in Deaf Education from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), and M.S. Degree in School Administration and Supervision from Queens College. He currently serves on the State of Connecticut Advisory Board for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and holds several organizational Board positions. He was born and raised in New York and is married with three children; he loves to go skiing with his family.
 
Jean Linderman has been working in the Museum at the American School for the Deaf since 2013 when she was brought in to assist  for ASD’s 200th anniversary (2017). She is currently the Museum Coordinator, responsible for the preservation of the school’s historical records and valuable documents. She also works on new acquisitions, research, tours and exhibits, arrangements for restoration and preservation, and creating accessible databases of holdings and information.  She has collaborated with many other museums and historical societies on behalf of ASD to share the school’s contributions to deaf history, education, and language. Jean was raised in West Hartford.  She is married and has a daughter who is a nurse in Colorado.  Jean and her husband, John, belong to several antique car clubs and show their cars regularly (his 1910 Stanley Steamer and her 1957 Nash Metropolitan).  When not touring, she enjoys restoring and refinishing antique furniture.
 
This program is cosponsored by Storrs Library, Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow Adult Center as part of our "Hidden Voices of History" series. This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for The American School for the Deaf: 200 Years of History and InnovationStorrs Library is pleased to virtually host "The American School for the Deaf: 200 Years of History & Innovation." Jeff Bravin and Jean Linderman will share with us the history of Sarah and Richard Storrs from Longmeadow, the community of Deaf students from Massachusetts who attended ASD, and share some pertinent items from their archives. This presentation will be signed and feature an interpreter.

Jeff Bravin has been employed at the American School for the Deaf since 2002 and is currently the Executive Director.  He also presents nationally and internationally on issues related to the field of Deaf Education, consistently educates Connecticut’s leadership about issues affecting the State’s deaf and hard of hearing citizens, and advocates for programs, services, and legislation to resolve them and to propel the Deaf Community forward.  He earned his B.A. Degree in Government from Gallaudet University, M.S. Degree in Deaf Education from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), and M.S. Degree in School Administration and Supervision from Queens College. He currently serves on the State of Connecticut Advisory Board for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and holds several organizational Board positions. He was born and raised in New York and is married with three children; he loves to go skiing with his family.
 
Jean Linderman has been working in the Museum at the American School for the Deaf since 2013 when she was brought in to assist  for ASD’s 200th anniversary (2017). She is currently the Museum Coordinator, responsible for the preservation of the school’s historical records and valuable documents. She also works on new acquisitions, research, tours and exhibits, arrangements for restoration and preservation, and creating accessible databases of holdings and information.  She has collaborated with many other museums and historical societies on behalf of ASD to share the school’s contributions to deaf history, education, and language. Jean was raised in West Hartford.  She is married and has a daughter who is a nurse in Colorado.  Jean and her husband, John, belong to several antique car clubs and show their cars regularly (his 1910 Stanley Steamer and her 1957 Nash Metropolitan).  When not touring, she enjoys restoring and refinishing antique furniture.
 
This program is cosponsored by Storrs Library, Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow Adult Center as part of our "Hidden Voices of History" series. This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday July 1, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Friday July 2, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Outdoor Olympic Games (Entering Grade 1+)

Flyer for Olympic Games

Kids, are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Join Storrs Library for some fun outdoor activities. Kids entering grades 1 and up will enjoy noodle javelin tossing, balance beam walking, water balloon toss, and more. Each registered child will receive a participation prize. 
 
Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent. This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents, social distancing suggested.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Flyer for Olympic Games

Kids, are you excited about the Summer Olympics? Join Storrs Library for some fun outdoor activities. Kids entering grades 1 and up will enjoy noodle javelin tossing, balance beam walking, water balloon toss, and more. Each registered child will receive a participation prize. 
 
Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent. This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents, social distancing suggested.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Saturday July 3, 2021 - Monday July 5, 2021
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Library Closed

The Library is Closed July 5The Library will be closed July 3, July 4, and July 5 in observance of Independence Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

The Library is Closed July 5The Library will be closed July 3, July 4, and July 5 in observance of Independence Day. 

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Sunday July 4, 2021 - Saturday July 17, 2021
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Social Media for Teens: Bookface Challenge

Teen Photo ChallengeTeens (entering Grades 7-12) give us your best bookface! See if you can line up your face, or part of your face, with a face featured on a book cover. Submit your entry to storrsteens@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Beanstack

Teen Photo ChallengeTeens (entering Grades 7-12) give us your best bookface! See if you can line up your face, or part of your face, with a face featured on a book cover. Submit your entry to storrsteens@gmail.com.

LOCATION: Beanstack

Tuesday July 6, 2021 - Saturday July 10, 2021
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Kid Craft Kit: Flickering Fireflies

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit Grow Your Own Sunflower

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit Grow Your Own Sunflower

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

 
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Teen Take and Make: Picture Frames

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Picture FramesTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Picture FramesTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Wednesday July 7, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Ready for K, sponsored by Pathways for Parents

Kindergarten Readiness July folderReady for K is a four-week readiness series for children entering Kindergarten (ages 5 and 6) this fall. Children and a caregiver are invited to join Storrs Library and Pathways for Parents CFCE weekly on Zoom. Each week's Zoom meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. 

The themes for each week are:
Week 1:Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait

Families will receive one set of materials to support each theme, which can be picked up at Storrs Library starting July 1. Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

This program is facilitated by Jane Christian and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Pathways for Parents and Parent Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom

Kindergarten Readiness July folderReady for K is a four-week readiness series for children entering Kindergarten (ages 5 and 6) this fall. Children and a caregiver are invited to join Storrs Library and Pathways for Parents CFCE weekly on Zoom. Each week's Zoom meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. 

The themes for each week are:
Week 1:Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait

Families will receive one set of materials to support each theme, which can be picked up at Storrs Library starting July 1. Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

This program is facilitated by Jane Christian and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Pathways for Parents and Parent Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Pet Storytime with TJO Adoption Center
Flyer for Pet Storytime with TJ O'Connor Join Storrs Library staff and TJO Adoption Center Staff to learn about the Center, pet care, the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program donation drive for TJO, and enjoy a pet-themed storytime. Bring your stuffed animal from home to enjoy the storytime and for show and tell!  
 
Storrs Library will partner with TJ O'Connor to collect items of needs for pets living at the center. Learn how you can help by coming to this storytime or visiting http://www.tjoconnoradoptioncenter.com/tjo/index.php. Donations will be collected at Storrs Library from June 24 until August 28. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distance suggested. Advanced registration is required. If there is inclement weather,  the program will be held on Zoom. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Flyer for Pet Storytime with TJ O'Connor Join Storrs Library staff and TJO Adoption Center Staff to learn about the Center, pet care, the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program donation drive for TJO, and enjoy a pet-themed storytime. Bring your stuffed animal from home to enjoy the storytime and for show and tell!  
 
Storrs Library will partner with TJ O'Connor to collect items of needs for pets living at the center. Learn how you can help by coming to this storytime or visiting http://www.tjoconnoradoptioncenter.com/tjo/index.php. Donations will be collected at Storrs Library from June 24 until August 28. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distance suggested. Advanced registration is required. If there is inclement weather,  the program will be held on Zoom. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Liberty’s Diaspora: Black Women’s Routes to Liberation in the Age of the American Revolution

Flyer for Liberty’s Diaspora: Black Women’s Routes to Liberation in the Age of the American RevolutionStorrs Library is excited to present "Liberty’s Diaspora: Black Women’s Routes to Liberation in the Age of the American Revolution" with Dr. Barbara Krauthamer of UMass Amherst. Dr. Krauthamer will be sharing her most recent research into the journeys of escaped slaves around the American Revolution as they traveled north through New England, Canada, and sometimes across the Atlantic to Africa. Join us to revisit the era of our nation's founding and learn about some of the overlooked stories of our own history.

Dr. Barbara Krauthamer is Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on slavery, emancipation, and gender in United States history. She is the author of Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South and co-author of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery.
 
This program is cosponsored by Storrs Library, Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow Adult Center as part of our "Hidden Voices of History" series. This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Liberty’s Diaspora: Black Women’s Routes to Liberation in the Age of the American RevolutionStorrs Library is excited to present "Liberty’s Diaspora: Black Women’s Routes to Liberation in the Age of the American Revolution" with Dr. Barbara Krauthamer of UMass Amherst. Dr. Krauthamer will be sharing her most recent research into the journeys of escaped slaves around the American Revolution as they traveled north through New England, Canada, and sometimes across the Atlantic to Africa. Join us to revisit the era of our nation's founding and learn about some of the overlooked stories of our own history.

Dr. Barbara Krauthamer is Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on slavery, emancipation, and gender in United States history. She is the author of Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South and co-author of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery.
 
This program is cosponsored by Storrs Library, Longmeadow Historical Society, Longmeadow Adult Center as part of our "Hidden Voices of History" series. This program is made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday July 8, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Friday July 9, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Plein Air Painting On the Book, Not By the Book

Join Us for an Adult Summer Craft

Join us on the lawn for a leisurely free-form Plein Air (outdoor) painting session, where we will paint a tree or vista on discarded books.  No skill needed!  Relax to background music and dabble away.  All supplies provided.

Social distancing should be maintained.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Join Us for an Adult Summer Craft

Join us on the lawn for a leisurely free-form Plein Air (outdoor) painting session, where we will paint a tree or vista on discarded books.  No skill needed!  Relax to background music and dabble away.  All supplies provided.

Social distancing should be maintained.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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8:30 PM - 10:45 PM
Outdoor Movie: Jurassic Park

Outdoor Movie flyer Jurassic ParkJoin Storrs Library for an outdoor movie on the lawn! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Social Distancing suggested. This program is weather dependent. 

About the movie, from the CW/Mars catalog: "A wealthy entrepreneur invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to visit his secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs cloned from prehistoric DNA."

Copyright 1993. Rated PG-13. Run Time 127 mins.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Outdoor Movie flyer Jurassic ParkJoin Storrs Library for an outdoor movie on the lawn! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Social Distancing suggested. This program is weather dependent. 

About the movie, from the CW/Mars catalog: "A wealthy entrepreneur invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to visit his secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs cloned from prehistoric DNA."

Copyright 1993. Rated PG-13. Run Time 127 mins.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday July 10, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Treat Your Bike Right (Ages 8- adult)

Flyer for Treat Your Bike RightCome to Storrs Library to learn how to clean a bike and make sure it fits you correctly with Christina, our resident cyclist and author of books with bikes in them. If your brakes squeak, your chain is grimy, or if you can sit on your bike seat with your feet flat on the ground, learn what you can do to make things right. For kids 8+, teens, and adults. 

Want a chance to win a bike prize? Play Bicycle BINGO this summer! Bring your completed Bicycle BINGO card to one of our summer bike programs to enter our raffle drawing. These will be held at the June 12, July 10, or August 21 programs with separate raffles for children and adults. Click here for the BINGO card. Registration and attendance are required to qualify.

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required. If there is inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Flyer for Treat Your Bike RightCome to Storrs Library to learn how to clean a bike and make sure it fits you correctly with Christina, our resident cyclist and author of books with bikes in them. If your brakes squeak, your chain is grimy, or if you can sit on your bike seat with your feet flat on the ground, learn what you can do to make things right. For kids 8+, teens, and adults. 

Want a chance to win a bike prize? Play Bicycle BINGO this summer! Bring your completed Bicycle BINGO card to one of our summer bike programs to enter our raffle drawing. These will be held at the June 12, July 10, or August 21 programs with separate raffles for children and adults. Click here for the BINGO card. Registration and attendance are required to qualify.

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required. If there is inclement weather, the program will be cancelled.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bi-Weekly Bocce on the Lawn
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn.
Also known as Bowls in England and Pétanque in France, Bocce is a bowling game that originated in Italy during the Roman Empire and is now enjoyed world-wide.
 
We will meet on the front lawn of the Library and games will begin at 1:00. Separate registration is required every Saturday.
 
Social distancing should be maintained.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn.
Also known as Bowls in England and Pétanque in France, Bocce is a bowling game that originated in Italy during the Roman Empire and is now enjoyed world-wide.
 
We will meet on the front lawn of the Library and games will begin at 1:00. Separate registration is required every Saturday.
 
Social distancing should be maintained.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Children Summer Reading Program Weekly Raffle Drawing
Flyer for Children Weekly Raffle DrawingChildren from birth through entering Grade 6 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Children must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Flyer for Children Weekly Raffle DrawingChildren from birth through entering Grade 6 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Children must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Summer Reading Program Weekly Raffle Drawing
Flyer for Teen Weekly Raffle DrawingTeens entering Grades 7-12 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Teens must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Flyer for Teen Weekly Raffle DrawingTeens entering Grades 7-12 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Teens must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack

Sunday July 11, 2021 - Saturday July 17, 2021
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Scavenger Hunt: Week Two

The Hungry Games Scavenger Hunt

Join Storrs Library for a weekly scavenger hunt! Click on the age range you'd like to download and print!

Scavenger Hunt for Young Children

Scavenger Hunt for Elementary Aged Children

Scavenger Hunt for Teens

Monday July 12, 2021 - Saturday July 17, 2021
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Kid Craft Kit: Fingerprint Animals

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit Fingerprint Animals

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit Fingerprint Animals

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

 
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Teen Take and Make: Yarn Turtle

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Yarn TurtleTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Yarn TurtleTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Monday July 12, 2021
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin

Flyer for The Adventures of Benjamin FranklinPrinter, Scientist, Inventor, Author, Ambassador, Patriot - Benjamin Franklin has been called "the First American." His rich and colorful life is recounted in this wonderful one-man show. Join Storrs Library on Monday, July 12 as one of the world's greatest statesmen and authors tells a tale that weaves together history and humor. Dr. Franklin will recount his life from his youth in Boston through his days as a printer in Philadelphia, and then his years as an inventor, philanthropist, and revolutionary.

The Actors Company’s J.T. Turner (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, IRNE Award winner) has toured theaters, museums, schools, historical sites, libraries, and events all over the U.S. with his original one-man shows, including "The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin," “Shakespeare’s Ghost,” "Robert Frost, Light and Dark," "A Visit with C.S. Lewis," "Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol," “Washington Irving in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “A Visit with Aesop,” and more. His original play “Within These Walls” was featured at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. J.T. is also a professional circus ringmaster, Qigong & TaiChi instructor, fight choreographer, and acting, accent and public speaking coach.

This program is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for The Adventures of Benjamin FranklinPrinter, Scientist, Inventor, Author, Ambassador, Patriot - Benjamin Franklin has been called "the First American." His rich and colorful life is recounted in this wonderful one-man show. Join Storrs Library on Monday, July 12 as one of the world's greatest statesmen and authors tells a tale that weaves together history and humor. Dr. Franklin will recount his life from his youth in Boston through his days as a printer in Philadelphia, and then his years as an inventor, philanthropist, and revolutionary.

The Actors Company’s J.T. Turner (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, IRNE Award winner) has toured theaters, museums, schools, historical sites, libraries, and events all over the U.S. with his original one-man shows, including "The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin," “Shakespeare’s Ghost,” "Robert Frost, Light and Dark," "A Visit with C.S. Lewis," "Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol," “Washington Irving in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “A Visit with Aesop,” and more. His original play “Within These Walls” was featured at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. J.T. is also a professional circus ringmaster, Qigong & TaiChi instructor, fight choreographer, and acting, accent and public speaking coach.

This program is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday July 13, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Story Yoga with Lisa Katz, sponsored by Pathways for Parents
Story Yoga Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Story Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for socially distant yoga, which will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy a read aloud along with stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register and bring their own yoga mat or blanket.  
If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Story Yoga Pathways for Parents CFCE presents Story Yoga at Storrs Library with Yoga Instructor Lisa Katz. Join Lisa on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library for socially distant yoga, which will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy a read aloud along with stretching, balancing, focused breathing, and movement activities. Participants must register and bring their own yoga mat or blanket.  
If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom. 
 
This program is sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools and is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult Yoga on the Lawn
Flyer for Adult Yoga on the LawnStorrs Library is excited to offer an adult summer yoga program with Lisa Katz, who offers classes for all ages and abilities. Each session will be held in the evenings at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month: May 11, June 8, July 13, and August 10. No experience is necessary. Space and permission is given to go at your own pace. You will leave with an open heart and a connection to yourself and others.
 
Lisa Katz is an RYT-200hr certified yoga instructor. Lisa offers creative fun classes for children and adults of all ages and populations. Her classes are gentle, playful, adaptable, enjoyable, unique and allow all to be welcomed as they are.
This program will be held on the Front Lawn, social distancing and masks are required. Please bring your own supplies such as a mat, water, and bug spray. In the case of inclement weather, the session will be moved to Zoom. All registrants will be notified via email along with a Zoom link. Advanced registration is required for each session.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
There are 9 spaces available.
Flyer for Adult Yoga on the LawnStorrs Library is excited to offer an adult summer yoga program with Lisa Katz, who offers classes for all ages and abilities. Each session will be held in the evenings at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month: May 11, June 8, July 13, and August 10. No experience is necessary. Space and permission is given to go at your own pace. You will leave with an open heart and a connection to yourself and others.
 
Lisa Katz is an RYT-200hr certified yoga instructor. Lisa offers creative fun classes for children and adults of all ages and populations. Her classes are gentle, playful, adaptable, enjoyable, unique and allow all to be welcomed as they are.
This program will be held on the Front Lawn, social distancing and masks are required. Please bring your own supplies such as a mat, water, and bug spray. In the case of inclement weather, the session will be moved to Zoom. All registrants will be notified via email along with a Zoom link. Advanced registration is required for each session.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

There are 9 spaces available.

Wednesday July 14, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Ready for K, sponsored by Pathways for Parents

Kindergarten Readiness July folderReady for K is a four-week readiness series for children entering Kindergarten (ages 5 and 6) this fall. Children and a caregiver are invited to join Storrs Library and Pathways for Parents CFCE weekly on Zoom. Each week's Zoom meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. 

The themes for each week are:
Week 1:Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait

Families will receive one set of materials to support each theme, which can be picked up at Storrs Library starting July 1. Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

This program is facilitated by Jane Christian and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Pathways for Parents and Parent Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom

Kindergarten Readiness July folderReady for K is a four-week readiness series for children entering Kindergarten (ages 5 and 6) this fall. Children and a caregiver are invited to join Storrs Library and Pathways for Parents CFCE weekly on Zoom. Each week's Zoom meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. 

The themes for each week are:
Week 1:Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait

Families will receive one set of materials to support each theme, which can be picked up at Storrs Library starting July 1. Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

This program is facilitated by Jane Christian and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Pathways for Parents and Parent Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Device Advice - Intro & Review of Libby by OverDrive

Device Advice

 

Learn how to install Libby on your device and how to use it to download eBooks, eAudio Books, or eMagazines.  Freatures of Libby along with accessing different Library Networks including the Boston Public Library collection, will be presented.

 

 Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

 

Learn how to install Libby on your device and how to use it to download eBooks, eAudio Books, or eMagazines.  Freatures of Libby along with accessing different Library Networks including the Boston Public Library collection, will be presented.

 

 Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

 

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Bananas for Books Club (K -2)
Bananas for Books July flyer

 Join our K-2nd Grade book group so we can discover great, funny stories together! Each month we will read something hilarious that may--or may not--have a banana in it. We will meet to talk about what made us laugh the most. This month's book selection is THE SUMMER NICK TAUGHT HIS CATS TO READ by Curtis Manley. Register and pick up your copy from the library. 

This program will be held on the library lawn, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair if you would like to! Space is limited, and participants must register in advance. Social Distancing suggested. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on Zoom. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Bananas for Books July flyer

 Join our K-2nd Grade book group so we can discover great, funny stories together! Each month we will read something hilarious that may--or may not--have a banana in it. We will meet to talk about what made us laugh the most. This month's book selection is THE SUMMER NICK TAUGHT HIS CATS TO READ by Curtis Manley. Register and pick up your copy from the library. 

This program will be held on the library lawn, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair if you would like to! Space is limited, and participants must register in advance. Social Distancing suggested. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on Zoom. 

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Thursday July 15, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Yoga (entering 7-12 grades)
teen yoga flyerTeens entering seventh through twelfth grade are invited to join certified yoga instructor Lisa Katz for a session of stretching, breathing and relaxing with yoga and mindfulness. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel. This program will be held on the Front Lawn. Social Distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will move to Zoom. Advanced registration is required. 
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
teen yoga flyerTeens entering seventh through twelfth grade are invited to join certified yoga instructor Lisa Katz for a session of stretching, breathing and relaxing with yoga and mindfulness. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel. This program will be held on the Front Lawn. Social Distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather the program will move to Zoom. Advanced registration is required. 
 
This program is sponsored by the Friends of Storrs Library.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Friday July 16, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Let's Laugh Book Club (Grades 3-5)
Let's Laugh Book Club July flyer Join our 3rd-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month! We'll read weird and funny stories with a matching activity and meet up to talk about them. This month's book selection is DOMINIC by William Steig. Register and pick up your copy from the Discovery Room.
 
This program will be held on the library lawn, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair if you would like to! Space is limited, and participants must register in advance. Social distancing suggested. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on Zoom. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Let's Laugh Book Club July flyer Join our 3rd-5th grade book group and find a reason to laugh each month! We'll read weird and funny stories with a matching activity and meet up to talk about them. This month's book selection is DOMINIC by William Steig. Register and pick up your copy from the Discovery Room.
 
This program will be held on the library lawn, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair if you would like to! Space is limited, and participants must register in advance. Social distancing suggested. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on Zoom. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn


Saturday July 17, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn to Play Ukulele with Julie (age 8+)

Flyer for Learn to Play Ukulele for ages 8+Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek on the front lawn of Storrs Library as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. Ukuleles provided by Julie will be sanitized and used by one participant per session.

Please register as space is limited. Social Distancing suggested. This program will be held on the front lawn of Storrs Library. A rain date is scheduled for September 18 if there is inclement weather.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Flyer for Learn to Play Ukulele for ages 8+Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek on the front lawn of Storrs Library as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. Ukuleles provided by Julie will be sanitized and used by one participant per session.

Please register as space is limited. Social Distancing suggested. This program will be held on the front lawn of Storrs Library. A rain date is scheduled for September 18 if there is inclement weather.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn to Play Ukulele with Julie (Adults)

Flyer for Learn to Play Ukulele for Adults

Join Julie Stepanek on the front lawn of Storrs Library as she teaches adults the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. Ukuleles provided by Julie will be sanitized and used by one participant per session. Please note that this program is for adults only.
 
Please register as space is limited. Participants must wear masks and maintain proper social distance. This program will be held on the front lawn of Storrs Library. A rain date is scheduled for September 18 if there is inclement weather.  Social distancing should be maitained.
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Flyer for Learn to Play Ukulele for Adults

Join Julie Stepanek on the front lawn of Storrs Library as she teaches adults the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. Ukuleles provided by Julie will be sanitized and used by one participant per session. Please note that this program is for adults only.
 
Please register as space is limited. Participants must wear masks and maintain proper social distance. This program will be held on the front lawn of Storrs Library. A rain date is scheduled for September 18 if there is inclement weather.  Social distancing should be maitained.
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Children Summer Reading Program Weekly Raffle Drawing
Flyer for Children Weekly Raffle DrawingChildren from birth through entering Grade 6 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Children must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Flyer for Children Weekly Raffle DrawingChildren from birth through entering Grade 6 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Children must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Summer Reading Program Weekly Raffle Drawing
Flyer for Teen Weekly Raffle DrawingTeens entering Grades 7-12 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Teens must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Flyer for Teen Weekly Raffle DrawingTeens entering Grades 7-12 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Teens must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack

Sunday July 18, 2021 - Saturday July 24, 2021
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Scavenger Hunt: Week Three

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Join Storrs Library for a weekly scavenger hunt! Click on the age range you'd like to download and print!

Scavenger Hunt for Young Children

Scavenger Hunt for Elementary Aged Children

Scavenger Hunt for Teens

Sunday July 18, 2021 - Saturday July 31, 2021
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Social Media for Teens: Book Spine Challenge
Teen Photo ChallengeTeens (entering Grades 7-12) write us a poem, using only book spines! Use your own, or come get books from the library. Your poems can be short haikus, or towering epics. Send us a picture at  storrsteens@gmail.com.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Teen Photo ChallengeTeens (entering Grades 7-12) write us a poem, using only book spines! Use your own, or come get books from the library. Your poems can be short haikus, or towering epics. Send us a picture at  storrsteens@gmail.com.
LOCATION: Beanstack

Monday July 19, 2021 - Saturday July 24, 2021
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Kid Craft Kit: Coloring Page Palooza

Flyer for Kid Coloring Page Palooza

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Kid Coloring Page Palooza

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

 
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Teen Take and Make: Bird Coloring Pages

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Bird Coloring PagesTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Bird Coloring PagesTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Monday July 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Color Diffusing (Kids and Teens)
Color DiffusingTeens and Children, with a caregiver, are invited to join Storrs Library staff to get messy and creative in Color Diffuse Crafting. Youth participants will use the color diffuse paper and colored water to create their own unique pieces.

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Each registered participant will have a station and their own art supplies. Advanced registration is required.

This program is weather-dependent.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Color DiffusingTeens and Children, with a caregiver, are invited to join Storrs Library staff to get messy and creative in Color Diffuse Crafting. Youth participants will use the color diffuse paper and colored water to create their own unique pieces.

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Each registered participant will have a station and their own art supplies. Advanced registration is required.

This program is weather-dependent.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Friday, July 2, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Cookbook Club

Flyer for July Virtual Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Virtual Cookbook Club! We will be sharing our experiences cooking recipes from The Pioneer Woman website. Novice cooks are welcome! There is no need to register your recipe for virtual meetings as with our previous in-person Cookbook Club sessions.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for July Virtual Cookbook ClubLove to cook? Join us for Virtual Cookbook Club! We will be sharing our experiences cooking recipes from The Pioneer Woman website. Novice cooks are welcome! There is no need to register your recipe for virtual meetings as with our previous in-person Cookbook Club sessions.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.
 
New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.
 
New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 
 
Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Selling Your Longmeadow Home

Flyer for Selling Your Longmeadow HomeJoin Storrs Library with Realtor Lesly Reiter for a two-part program about buying and selling homes. Part one is "Selling Your Longmeadow Home." This seminar will cover a range of topics throughout the home selling process including preparations before listing, open houses, the offer process, impacts of the pandemic, and more. Questions from the audience are welcome and encouraged!

Part two, "Buying a Home in Longmeadow," is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20. Please register separately.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Selling Your Longmeadow HomeJoin Storrs Library with Realtor Lesly Reiter for a two-part program about buying and selling homes. Part one is "Selling Your Longmeadow Home." This seminar will cover a range of topics throughout the home selling process including preparations before listing, open houses, the offer process, impacts of the pandemic, and more. Questions from the audience are welcome and encouraged!

Part two, "Buying a Home in Longmeadow," is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20. Please register separately.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Zoom


Tuesday July 20, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Happy Feet Walking Book Club

Need to step away from the screen and get moving?

Join the Storrs Library for a morning walk through the neighborhood! 

We'll walk and talk about the monthly book pick.
Meet in the library parking lot. Come a few minutes early if you need to fill up your water bottle and/or use the restrooms.
Appropriate footwear is all that is required. 
 
Register in advance.
If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to Tuesday, July 27th.
 
 
This month we are reading:
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
 
Copies of the book are available for pick up at Storrs Library during curbside hours or appointment times.
eBook available on HooplaOverdrive and The Libby App.
Audiobook available on Hoopla, Overdrive and The Libby App.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Storrs Library

Need to step away from the screen and get moving?

Join the Storrs Library for a morning walk through the neighborhood! 

We'll walk and talk about the monthly book pick.
Meet in the library parking lot. Come a few minutes early if you need to fill up your water bottle and/or use the restrooms.
Appropriate footwear is all that is required. 
 
Register in advance.
If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled to Tuesday, July 27th.
 
 
This month we are reading:
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
 
Copies of the book are available for pick up at Storrs Library during curbside hours or appointment times.
eBook available on HooplaOverdrive and The Libby App.
Audiobook available on Hoopla, Overdrive and The Libby App.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Storrs Library


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Family Chalk Festival

Family Chalk FestivalChildren, with a caregiver, are invited to join Storrs Library staff to help decorate the front walkway with chalk drawings of a family pet or a storybook animal. While you're chalking, enjoy the Storrs Library Storywalk! Each registered participant will have a station and their own chalk supplies. Advanced registration is required. Social Distancing suggested. This program is weather-dependent.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Family Chalk FestivalChildren, with a caregiver, are invited to join Storrs Library staff to help decorate the front walkway with chalk drawings of a family pet or a storybook animal. While you're chalking, enjoy the Storrs Library Storywalk! Each registered participant will have a station and their own chalk supplies. Advanced registration is required. Social Distancing suggested. This program is weather-dependent.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Purchasing a Home in Longmeadow

Flyer for Purchasing a Home in LongmeadowJoin Storrs Library with Realtor Lesly Reiter for a two-part program about buying and selling homes. Part two is "Buying a Home in Longmeadow." This seminar will cover a range of topics throughout the home buying process including a budget, the different types of mortgage lenders, inspections, the actual steps to buy, and more. Questions from the audience are welcome and encouraged!

Part one, "Selling Your Longmeadow Home," is scheduled for Monday, July 19. Please register separately.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Purchasing a Home in LongmeadowJoin Storrs Library with Realtor Lesly Reiter for a two-part program about buying and selling homes. Part two is "Buying a Home in Longmeadow." This seminar will cover a range of topics throughout the home buying process including a budget, the different types of mortgage lenders, inspections, the actual steps to buy, and more. Questions from the audience are welcome and encouraged!

Part one, "Selling Your Longmeadow Home," is scheduled for Monday, July 19. Please register separately.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online. 

Register in advance.  You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Zoom


Wednesday July 21, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Ready for K, sponsored by Pathways for Parents

Kindergarten Readiness July folderReady for K is a four-week readiness series for children entering Kindergarten (ages 5 and 6) this fall. Children and a caregiver are invited to join Storrs Library and Pathways for Parents CFCE weekly on Zoom. Each week's Zoom meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. 

The themes for each week are:
Week 1:Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait

Families will receive one set of materials to support each theme, which can be picked up at Storrs Library starting July 1. Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

This program is facilitated by Jane Christian and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Pathways for Parents and Parent Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom

Kindergarten Readiness July folderReady for K is a four-week readiness series for children entering Kindergarten (ages 5 and 6) this fall. Children and a caregiver are invited to join Storrs Library and Pathways for Parents CFCE weekly on Zoom. Each week's Zoom meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. 

The themes for each week are:
Week 1:Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait

Families will receive one set of materials to support each theme, which can be picked up at Storrs Library starting July 1. Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

This program is facilitated by Jane Christian and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Pathways for Parents and Parent Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Hampden Hampshire Conservation District presents Bugs!
Flyer for HHCD BugsThe Hamden Hampshire Conservation District presents Bugs! a program for children, and their caregivers. Children will enjoy a bug-themed read-aloud, play a clue-filled game of Bug Bingo! and search for bugs on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. 
 
Registration is required and space is limited. This program will be held on the front lawn, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather a rain date will be scheduled. 
 
This program is funded by a grant through the MA Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Flyer for HHCD BugsThe Hamden Hampshire Conservation District presents Bugs! a program for children, and their caregivers. Children will enjoy a bug-themed read-aloud, play a clue-filled game of Bug Bingo! and search for bugs on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. 
 
Registration is required and space is limited. This program will be held on the front lawn, so please bring a blanket or lawn chair. Social distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather a rain date will be scheduled. 
 
This program is funded by a grant through the MA Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Thursday July 22, 2021
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Storytime at The Longmeadow Shops

Summer Storytime at the Longmeadow ShopsStorrs Library Storytime is on the road! Join us at The Longmeadow Shops in front of J. Crew Factory at 10:30 or 11:30 for fun stories, a few movement activities and a Kid Craft Kit, while supplies last! Go to The Shops early or stay late for glitter tattoos from 10:00am-12:00pm. This program is fun for all ages. 

If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for July 29th at the same time and location. 

Summer Storytime at the Longmeadow ShopsStorrs Library Storytime is on the road! Join us at The Longmeadow Shops in front of J. Crew Factory at 10:30 or 11:30 for fun stories, a few movement activities and a Kid Craft Kit, while supplies last! Go to The Shops early or stay late for glitter tattoos from 10:00am-12:00pm. This program is fun for all ages. 

If there is inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled for July 29th at the same time and location. 

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Friday July 23, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zen Doodle & Dwell
Join Us for an Adult Summer Craft
 
An excellent de-stressor, doodling allows the mind to relax and subconsciously process thoughts and anxieties lurking in its folds.  Zen Doodle is a less formal cousin to Zentangle, and allows the drawer to submerge themself into creating meandering free-flow designs.  Join us for a fun way to unwind!
 
Program will be held outdoors if weather allows.  If moved indoors, masks will be required in the Screening Room.
 
 
Masks are required in the building for unvaccinated individuals and social distancing should be maintained.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Join Us for an Adult Summer Craft
 
An excellent de-stressor, doodling allows the mind to relax and subconsciously process thoughts and anxieties lurking in its folds.  Zen Doodle is a less formal cousin to Zentangle, and allows the drawer to submerge themself into creating meandering free-flow designs.  Join us for a fun way to unwind!
 
Program will be held outdoors if weather allows.  If moved indoors, masks will be required in the Screening Room.
 
 
Masks are required in the building for unvaccinated individuals and social distancing should be maintained.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Outdoor Movie: The Wiz

Outdoor Movie the Wiz flyerJoin Storrs Library for an outdoor movie on the lawn! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Social Distancing suggested. This program is weather dependent. 

About the movie, from the CW/Mars catalog: "Dorothy is a 24-year-old Manhattan kindergarten teacher who is whisked away from her inner-city neighborhood via a snowstorm to the mysterious land of Oz. Oz is a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City."

Copyright 1978. Rated G. Run Time 135 mins.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Outdoor Movie the Wiz flyerJoin Storrs Library for an outdoor movie on the lawn! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Social Distancing suggested. This program is weather dependent. 

About the movie, from the CW/Mars catalog: "Dorothy is a 24-year-old Manhattan kindergarten teacher who is whisked away from her inner-city neighborhood via a snowstorm to the mysterious land of Oz. Oz is a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City."

Copyright 1978. Rated G. Run Time 135 mins.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday July 24, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Henry the Juggler
Henry the Juggler flyerHenry the Juggler is coming to Storrs Library for a show on the library lawn! Please bring a blanket or lawn chair if you would like to! Space is limited, and participants must register in advance.  Social Distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled. 
 
Henry the Juggler (AKA Henry Lappen) is wanted!  He is wanted by audiences everywhere for his zany attempts to defy the laws of gravity.  He juggles any number of balls, clubs, rings, members of the audience . . .  He balances strange items on the tip of his nose.  Everything is accomplished wordlessly as Henry uses body language (and road signs!) to express himself.  Caution:  Henry is known to use innocent bystanders in his act.
 
This show is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
 

 

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Henry the Juggler flyerHenry the Juggler is coming to Storrs Library for a show on the library lawn! Please bring a blanket or lawn chair if you would like to! Space is limited, and participants must register in advance.  Social Distancing suggested. If there is inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled. 
 
Henry the Juggler (AKA Henry Lappen) is wanted!  He is wanted by audiences everywhere for his zany attempts to defy the laws of gravity.  He juggles any number of balls, clubs, rings, members of the audience . . .  He balances strange items on the tip of his nose.  Everything is accomplished wordlessly as Henry uses body language (and road signs!) to express himself.  Caution:  Henry is known to use innocent bystanders in his act.
 
This show is funded by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
 

 

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bi-Weekly Bocce on the Lawn
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn.
 
Also known as Bowls in England and Pétanque in France, Bocce is a bowling game that originated in Italy during the Roman Empire and is now enjoyed world-wide.
 
We will meet on the front lawn of the Library and games will begin at 1:00.  Separate registration is required every Saturday.
 
Social distancing should be maintained.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn.
 
Also known as Bowls in England and Pétanque in France, Bocce is a bowling game that originated in Italy during the Roman Empire and is now enjoyed world-wide.
 
We will meet on the front lawn of the Library and games will begin at 1:00.  Separate registration is required every Saturday.
 
Social distancing should be maintained.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Children Summer Reading Program Weekly Raffle Drawing
Flyer for Children Weekly Raffle DrawingChildren from birth through entering Grade 6 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Children must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Flyer for Children Weekly Raffle DrawingChildren from birth through entering Grade 6 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Children must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Summer Reading Program Weekly Raffle Drawing
Flyer for Teen Weekly Raffle DrawingTeens entering Grades 7-12 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Teens must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Flyer for Teen Weekly Raffle DrawingTeens entering Grades 7-12 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Teens must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack

Sunday July 25, 2021 - Saturday July 31, 2021
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Scavenger Hunt: Week Four

Get Moving Scavenger Hunt

Join Storrs Library for a weekly scavenger hunt! Click on the age range you'd like to download and print!
 
 
 

Get Moving Scavenger Hunt

Join Storrs Library for a weekly scavenger hunt! Click on the age range you'd like to download and print!
 
 
 
Monday July 26, 2021 - Saturday July 31, 2021
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Kid Craft Kit: Animal Pennant Banner

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit Animal Pennant Banner

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit Animal Pennant Banner

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

 
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Teen Take and Make: Pennant Banners

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Pennant BannersTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Pennant BannersTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday July 27, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Shaving Cream Painting
Shaving Cream Painting FlyerChildren, with a caregiver, are invited to join Storrs Library staff to get messy and creative with Shaving Cream Painting. This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents.  Each registered participant will have a station and their own art supplies. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Shaving Cream Painting FlyerChildren, with a caregiver, are invited to join Storrs Library staff to get messy and creative with Shaving Cream Painting. This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents.  Each registered participant will have a station and their own art supplies. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Drums Alive

Flyer for Drums AliveJoin us for an hour of fun, stress-free cardio drumming with Drums Alive instructor Ashley Field on Tuesday, July 27th at 6:30pm. Drums Alive is for every age and ability level. You are invited to follow along with the instructor and allow your brain and body to become one or you can lay low and enjoy the music and bang the "drum" to your own beat! This will be outdoors in the Greenwood parking lot at 231 Maple Road. Chairs will be provided for those who cannot stand for a full hour.

This program is weather dependent with a rain date on July 29th at 6:30pm. Spaces are limited. Please register in advance. Social distancing should be maintained.

Co-hosted by Longmeadow Adult Center and Storrs Library, and sponsored by FOLOCA.

LOCATION: Adult Center

Flyer for Drums AliveJoin us for an hour of fun, stress-free cardio drumming with Drums Alive instructor Ashley Field on Tuesday, July 27th at 6:30pm. Drums Alive is for every age and ability level. You are invited to follow along with the instructor and allow your brain and body to become one or you can lay low and enjoy the music and bang the "drum" to your own beat! This will be outdoors in the Greenwood parking lot at 231 Maple Road. Chairs will be provided for those who cannot stand for a full hour.

This program is weather dependent with a rain date on July 29th at 6:30pm. Spaces are limited. Please register in advance. Social distancing should be maintained.

Co-hosted by Longmeadow Adult Center and Storrs Library, and sponsored by FOLOCA.

LOCATION: Adult Center


Wednesday July 28, 2021
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Ready for K, sponsored by Pathways for Parents

Kindergarten Readiness July folderReady for K is a four-week readiness series for children entering Kindergarten (ages 5 and 6) this fall. Children and a caregiver are invited to join Storrs Library and Pathways for Parents CFCE weekly on Zoom. Each week's Zoom meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. 

The themes for each week are:
Week 1:Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait

Families will receive one set of materials to support each theme, which can be picked up at Storrs Library starting July 1. Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

This program is facilitated by Jane Christian and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Pathways for Parents and Parent Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom

Kindergarten Readiness July folderReady for K is a four-week readiness series for children entering Kindergarten (ages 5 and 6) this fall. Children and a caregiver are invited to join Storrs Library and Pathways for Parents CFCE weekly on Zoom. Each week's Zoom meeting will focus on a skill or concept important for school readiness. 

The themes for each week are:
Week 1:Letters
Week 2: Shapes and Cutting
Week 3: Numbers
Week 4: Self Portrait

Families will receive one set of materials to support each theme, which can be picked up at Storrs Library starting July 1. Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

This program is facilitated by Jane Christian and sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Pathways for Parents and Parent Child + is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. 

 

LOCATION: Zoom


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Device Advice - Ancestry Library Edition & Heritage Quest Online

Device Advice

 

Learn how to access Ancestry Library Edition when visiting the library along with using Heritage Quest Online at home.

 

 Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

 

Learn how to access Ancestry Library Edition when visiting the library along with using Heritage Quest Online at home.

 

 Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

 

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Book Club: Twisted Tales

July Twisted Tales Book ClubJoin us for a Teen Book Club rooted in fantasy and fairytale adaptations! This month, we'll be reading Dark and Deepest Red, by Anna-Marie McLemore. Teens, come to our meeting on the library lawn to talk about the book, and whatever else you've been reading this month! You can pick up a copy of the book from the library. Participants must register in advance, and are welcome to bring their own mat or blanket. Social Distancing suggested.

About the book: "Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves. Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes."

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

July Twisted Tales Book ClubJoin us for a Teen Book Club rooted in fantasy and fairytale adaptations! This month, we'll be reading Dark and Deepest Red, by Anna-Marie McLemore. Teens, come to our meeting on the library lawn to talk about the book, and whatever else you've been reading this month! You can pick up a copy of the book from the library. Participants must register in advance, and are welcome to bring their own mat or blanket. Social Distancing suggested.

About the book: "Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves. Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes."

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Strange History of New England

Flyer for Strange History of New EnglandPull up a log at home and join Storrs Library to listen to outdoor explorer Michael Girard from Strange New England as he shares some of New England's most interesting folklore. While on historic adventures of rediscovery, Michael has uncovered some tales of strange creatures, secret hideouts, cities of gold and lost pirate treasure that most people have never heard of. Remember, not all folklore is fiction!

Michael Girard is an adventurer who has been exploring the northeast for over 30 years. He specializes in finding lost historical caves in the northeast, digging up some of the most interesting historical locations lost to the forest of New England and often stumbling onto incredible folklore most have forgotten about. His exploring career has included leading expeditions, mapping caves, 3D modeling shipwrecks, archaeological surveys, and photographing elusive wildlife. Michael is a member of the National Speleological Society who has written articles on long-lost historical caves for the Northeastern Cavers Quarterly Journal, and his work has been referenced in scientific publications.

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom

Flyer for Strange History of New EnglandPull up a log at home and join Storrs Library to listen to outdoor explorer Michael Girard from Strange New England as he shares some of New England's most interesting folklore. While on historic adventures of rediscovery, Michael has uncovered some tales of strange creatures, secret hideouts, cities of gold and lost pirate treasure that most people have never heard of. Remember, not all folklore is fiction!

Michael Girard is an adventurer who has been exploring the northeast for over 30 years. He specializes in finding lost historical caves in the northeast, digging up some of the most interesting historical locations lost to the forest of New England and often stumbling onto incredible folklore most have forgotten about. His exploring career has included leading expeditions, mapping caves, 3D modeling shipwrecks, archaeological surveys, and photographing elusive wildlife. Michael is a member of the National Speleological Society who has written articles on long-lost historical caves for the Northeastern Cavers Quarterly Journal, and his work has been referenced in scientific publications.

This program is sponsored by Friends of Storrs Library.

We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will need a computer, smartphone, iPad, or similar device that has a camera and audio ability.

New to Zoom? Watch one of their short videos to help you get started: Join a Meeting or Joining & Configuring Audio & Video.

New to videoconferencing and web chats? Download our Video Conferencing Privacy Tips handout for steps that you can take to safeguard your privacy online.

Register in advance. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before the program begins.

LOCATION: Zoom


Thursday July 29, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday July 31, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Summery Storytime at Storrs Library
Summery Storytime at Storrs Library
Join Storrs Library for an outdoor summer storytime on the front lawn. Start your morning with stories, songs and movement, then stay to enjoy the StoryWalk. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents, social distancing suggested. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs.
 
Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Summery Storytime at Storrs Library
Join Storrs Library for an outdoor summer storytime on the front lawn. Start your morning with stories, songs and movement, then stay to enjoy the StoryWalk. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents, social distancing suggested. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs.
 
Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Children Summer Reading Program Weekly Raffle Drawing
Flyer for Children Weekly Raffle DrawingChildren from birth through entering Grade 6 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Children must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Flyer for Children Weekly Raffle DrawingChildren from birth through entering Grade 6 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Children must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Summer Reading Program Weekly Raffle Drawing
Flyer for Teen Weekly Raffle DrawingTeens entering Grades 7-12 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Teens must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Flyer for Teen Weekly Raffle DrawingTeens entering Grades 7-12 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Teens must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack

Sunday August 1, 2021 - Saturday August 7, 2021
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Scavenger Hunt: Week Five

Around Town Scavenger Hunt

Join Storrs Library for a weekly scavenger hunt! Click on the age range you'd like to download and print!

Scavenger Hunt for Young Children

Scavenger Hunt for Elementary Aged Children

Scavenger Hunt for Teens

Sunday August 1, 2021 - Saturday August 14, 2021
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Social Media for Teens: Bookstagram Challenge
Teen Social Media ChallengePick a book, and photograph it artfully! It can be an old favorite, a new release that you’re super excited about, or even just a novel with a striking cover that’s making you curious. What objects does the book remind you of? What colors are featured in the cover design, and how can you include those colors in the background of your photo? Email your entry to storrsteens@gmail.com.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Teen Social Media ChallengePick a book, and photograph it artfully! It can be an old favorite, a new release that you’re super excited about, or even just a novel with a striking cover that’s making you curious. What objects does the book remind you of? What colors are featured in the cover design, and how can you include those colors in the background of your photo? Email your entry to storrsteens@gmail.com.
LOCATION: Beanstack

Monday August 2, 2021 - Saturday August 7, 2021
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Kid Craft Kit: Viking Squirrel

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit Viking Squirrel

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit Viking Squirrel

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

 
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Teen Take and Make: Origami Animal Bookmarks

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Origami Animal BookmarksTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Origami Animal BookmarksTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Tuesday August 3, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Zoo on the Go with The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center
Flyer for Zoo on the Go with The Zoo at Forest ParkAttention all animal lovers: The Zoo in Forest Park will host Zoo on the Go on the front lawn of Storrs Library on August 3rd at 3:30 p.m. Children and their caregivers will learn about a variety of animals, including their special adaptations, habitats, behavior, diets and status in the wild. This program will be held on the front lawn, so please bring a lawn chair or blanket.  Social Distancing suggested.

Space is limited, please register in advance. This program will move to Zoom if there is inclement. 

This program is generously donated by The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Flyer for Zoo on the Go with The Zoo at Forest ParkAttention all animal lovers: The Zoo in Forest Park will host Zoo on the Go on the front lawn of Storrs Library on August 3rd at 3:30 p.m. Children and their caregivers will learn about a variety of animals, including their special adaptations, habitats, behavior, diets and status in the wild. This program will be held on the front lawn, so please bring a lawn chair or blanket.  Social Distancing suggested.

Space is limited, please register in advance. This program will move to Zoom if there is inclement. 

This program is generously donated by The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Wednesday August 4, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Summery Storytime at Storrs Library
Summery Storytime at Storrs Library
Join Storrs Library for an outdoor summer storytime on the front lawn. Start your morning with stories, songs and movement, then stay to enjoy the StoryWalk. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents, social distancing suggested. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs.
 
Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Summery Storytime at Storrs Library
Join Storrs Library for an outdoor summer storytime on the front lawn. Start your morning with stories, songs and movement, then stay to enjoy the StoryWalk. 
 
This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents, social distancing suggested. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats, blankets or chairs.
 
Advanced registration is required. This program is weather-dependent. 
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Device Advice - Hoopla & Kanopy

Device Advice

 

Learn how to use these streaming services provided by Storrs Library to watch movies, read eBooks or listen to eAudioBooks

 

 Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

 

LOCATION: Screening Room

Device Advice

 

Learn how to use these streaming services provided by Storrs Library to watch movies, read eBooks or listen to eAudioBooks

 

 Space is limited, and registration is required in advance. 

 

LOCATION: Screening Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Not Just a Walk in the Park: Fitness and Health for our Canine Friends

Flyer for Not Just a Walk in the Park: Fitness and Health for our Canine FriendsStorrs Library invites you to join us for a discussion with Veterinary Medicine Technician Melinda Harris about keeping our dogs active and healthy. We'll examine different ways to help your dog get exercised beyond the daily walk, as well as healthy dog weight versus dog obesity. Helix, a 2 year old lab/cattle dog mix, will be present to help demonstrate.

Melinda Harris has been practicing canine rehab at Riverbend Animal Hospital for nine years, specializing in geriatric health and conditioning, and pain management. Melinda received her Bachelors in Veterinary Science from Becker College and her Certificate in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, and a member of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians and International Veterinary Pain Management Academy. She lives in Granby, MA with her husband, 2 children, 3 dogs, 3 cats, one bearded dragon, and 10 chickens! She enjoys gardening, crossfit, volleyball, camping, hiking, and dog training.

Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as this program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This program is weather-dependent with a rain date on August 25th.

Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Social distancing should be maintained.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Flyer for Not Just a Walk in the Park: Fitness and Health for our Canine FriendsStorrs Library invites you to join us for a discussion with Veterinary Medicine Technician Melinda Harris about keeping our dogs active and healthy. We'll examine different ways to help your dog get exercised beyond the daily walk, as well as healthy dog weight versus dog obesity. Helix, a 2 year old lab/cattle dog mix, will be present to help demonstrate.

Melinda Harris has been practicing canine rehab at Riverbend Animal Hospital for nine years, specializing in geriatric health and conditioning, and pain management. Melinda received her Bachelors in Veterinary Science from Becker College and her Certificate in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, and a member of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians and International Veterinary Pain Management Academy. She lives in Granby, MA with her husband, 2 children, 3 dogs, 3 cats, one bearded dragon, and 10 chickens! She enjoys gardening, crossfit, volleyball, camping, hiking, and dog training.

Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as this program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This program is weather-dependent with a rain date on August 25th.

Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Social distancing should be maintained.

LOCATION: Front Lawn


Thursday August 5, 2021
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club Join our Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, for kids entering Grades 2 through 6, meeting weekly on Thursday afternoons until August 12th.

Library staff will read out loud a new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book each week and attendees will vote on which path to take together. Pet the cobra? Turn to page 13. Run away from the cobra? Turn to page 22. There's no need to pick up a book beforehand to participate. If your reader enjoys the format, we have plenty of similar books for them to check out of the library. 

This program will be held on the Front Lawn under tents. Social Distancing suggested. Advanced registration is required, and please register separately for each child who will be attending. If there is inclement weather, the program will be held on Zoom.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Friday August 6, 2021
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Paint a Garden Cottage Rock
Join Us for an Adult Summer Craft
 
Have fun transforming a stone into a delightful Garden Cottage to tuck into your garden.  We will have some spare stones, but please bring your own if you can!  Eithere a flat-ish stone or chunky rock will work, any size you wish.
 
Program will be held outdoors if weather allows.  If moved inside, masks will be required in the Screening Room.
 
 
Masks are required in the building for unvaccinated individuals and social distancing should be maintained.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Join Us for an Adult Summer Craft
 
Have fun transforming a stone into a delightful Garden Cottage to tuck into your garden.  We will have some spare stones, but please bring your own if you can!  Eithere a flat-ish stone or chunky rock will work, any size you wish.
 
Program will be held outdoors if weather allows.  If moved inside, masks will be required in the Screening Room.
 
 
Masks are required in the building for unvaccinated individuals and social distancing should be maintained.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Outdoor Movie: Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle

Outdoor Movie Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle flyerJoin Storrs Library for an outdoor movie on the lawn! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on.  Social Distancing suggested. This program is weather dependent. 

About the movie, from the CW/Mars catalog: "Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose."

Copyright 2017. Rated PG-13. Run Time 119 mins.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Outdoor Movie Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle flyerJoin Storrs Library for an outdoor movie on the lawn! Registration is required in advance, as space is limited. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on.  Social Distancing suggested. This program is weather dependent. 

About the movie, from the CW/Mars catalog: "Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose."

Copyright 2017. Rated PG-13. Run Time 119 mins.

LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

Saturday August 7, 2021
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bi-Weekly Bocce on the Lawn
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn.
 
Also known as Bowls in England and Pétanque in France, Bocce is a bowling game that originated in Italy during the Roman Empire and is now enjoyed world-wide.
 
We will meet on the front lawn of the Library and games will begin at 1:00.  Separate registration is required every Saturday.
 
Social distancing should be maintained.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Join us for Bocce on the Lawn.
 
Also known as Bowls in England and Pétanque in France, Bocce is a bowling game that originated in Italy during the Roman Empire and is now enjoyed world-wide.
 
We will meet on the front lawn of the Library and games will begin at 1:00.  Separate registration is required every Saturday.
 
Social distancing should be maintained.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Children Summer Reading Program Weekly Raffle Drawing
Flyer for Children Weekly Raffle DrawingChildren from birth through entering Grade 6 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Children must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Flyer for Children Weekly Raffle DrawingChildren from birth through entering Grade 6 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Children must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack

 
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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Summer Reading Program Weekly Raffle Drawing
Flyer for Teen Weekly Raffle DrawingTeens entering Grades 7-12 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Teens must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack
Flyer for Teen Weekly Raffle DrawingTeens entering Grades 7-12 participating in the Storrs Library Summer Reading Program Tails and Tales using the online logging platform Beanstack have an opportunity to win a weekly prize. Teens must submit their earned virtual tickets for a chance to win! The winner is selected Saturday afternoon and notified Monday morning. The prize must be picked up from Storrs Library. 
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
LOCATION: Beanstack

Sunday August 8, 2021 - Saturday August 14, 2021
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Scavenger Hunt: Week Six

Shapes and Colors Scavenger Hunt

Join Storrs Library for a weekly scavenger hunt! Click on the age range you'd like to download and print!
 
 
 

Shapes and Colors Scavenger Hunt

Join Storrs Library for a weekly scavenger hunt! Click on the age range you'd like to download and print!
 
 
 
Monday August 9, 2021 - Saturday August 14, 2021
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Kid Craft Kit: Clothespin Shark

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit C;othespin Shark

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Kid Craft Kit C;othespin Shark

Stop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Kid Craft Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

 
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Teen Take and Make: Shark Cootie Catcher

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Shark Cootie CatcherTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Flyer for Teen Take and Make Shark Cootie CatcherTeens are welcome to pop by the library to pick up a fun craft or activity to complete at home! Each Take and Make will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

LOCATION: Storrs Library

Monday August 9, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tune in Together with Renee Coro sponsored by Pathways for Parents
Tune in Together with Renee CoroChildren from birth to age are invited to a musical, movement-filled morning with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings, sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Children and their caregiver are encouraged to bring their own musical instruments or scarves to play and move along with Miss Renee. 
 
Space is limited and registration is required. Social Distancing suggested. This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. If there is inclement weather, this program will be hosted on Zoom.
 
Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn
Registration will begin on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM     
Tune in Together with Renee CoroChildren from birth to age are invited to a musical, movement-filled morning with Renee Coro of Harmonious Happenings, sponsored by Pathways for Parents CFCE. Children and their caregiver are encouraged to bring their own musical instruments or scarves to play and move along with Miss Renee. 
 
Space is limited and registration is required. Social Distancing suggested. This program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. If there is inclement weather, this program will be hosted on Zoom.
 
Pathways for Parents is administered by Ludlow Public Schools & is funded by the Coordinated Family community Engagement Grant through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
LOCATION: Front Lawn

Registration will begin on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 6:00 AM     

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Book & Cook Club: Apple Turnover Murder

Do you like to read...and love to cook?
Then you are invited to join our Book & Cook Club!
We will read fun and light books and get together to discuss them while our favourite chef, Julia MITCHELL, cooks up some delicious recipes from, or related to, the books.

This month we are reading:

Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne FLUKE

Please register in advance. We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin, in addition to a packet of recipes relating to our book courtesy of Julia.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Zoom

Do you like to read...and love to cook?
Then you are invited to join our Book & Cook Club!
We will read fun and light books and get together to discuss them while our favourite chef, Julia MITCHELL, cooks up some delicious recipes from, or related to, the books.

This month we are reading:

Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne FLUKE

Please register in advance. We will be using Zoom for this presentation. You will receive an email invitation to join shortly before we begin, in addition to a packet of recipes relating to our book courtesy of Julia.
 
The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.
LOCATION: Zoom


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ollie's Law: Leading the Way in the Protection of Animals
Flyer for Ollie's Law: Leading the Way in the Protection of AnimalsJoin Storrs Library for a discussion with State Representative Brian Ashe and local pet advocate Amy Baxter about "Ollie's Law." Bill H305, or "Ollie's Law," was filed by State Representative Brian Ashe to provide state oversight and mandate certain safety protocols in pet daycare facilities and boarding kennels.  Currently, there are no license requirements or regulations for pet daycare facilities, which has led to injuries and, unfortunately, the tragic death of the 7-month-old labradoodle puppy named Ollie.  Amy Baxter, Ollie’s owner, was unaware of the lack of regulation over these facilities and assumed, as many pet owners do, that the facility was inspected, licensed, and safe for her dog.  Rep. Ashe and Amy worked with dog kennel owners, pet owners, the MSPCA, the Animal Rescue League and the Massachusetts Dept. of Agriculture and Resources to present a bill that will make dog daycare facilities and boarding kennels safer for pets and their employees without over regulating.  The bill is at the beginning of the legislative process and needs support from residents of the Commonwealth to help it become law.
 
Representative Ashe was elected to the House of Representatives in 2008, serving the 2nd Hampden District consisting of Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Hampden and Monson. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Bills in the Third Reading. He also serves on the Joint Committee on Public Health, the Joint Committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security as well as the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.  He and his family have lived in Longmeadow for the past 28 years.
 
Amy Baxter lives with her daughter, Isabel, and their puppy, Oscar, in Longmeadow. Baxter worked for the New York state legislature for nearly a decade and is thrilled to be partnering with Rep. Ashe on Ollie’s Law. We hope that upon passage, Ollie’s Law will become a model for safer and better pet daycare protocols around the country.
 
Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as this program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This program is weather-dependent, and the rain date is August 16.
 
Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Social distancing should be maintained.

The 2021 Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Storrs Library, The Massachusetts Regional Library System, the Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

LOCATION: Front Lawn
There are 30 spaces available.