June 15—CHAPLIN — The Chaplin Public Library will help kids go on an adventure with its summer reading program, leaving the dock this week.
This year’s theme is ‘Oceans of Possibilities’, with several free events planned to encourage children on summer vacation to visit the library, browse books and win prizes, as well as participate in special activities. .
The program kicks off June 15 with a sea-themed craft. “Make A Socktopus” will begin at 10:30 a.m.
On June 22, representatives from the Connecticut Science Center will teach children how to use the sails in a different way. “Sail Cars” will also take place at 10:30 a.m.
On June 29, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center staff will give a presentation featuring live aquatic animals and animal artifacts. This too will take place at 10.30 a.m.
On July 13, the themed craft will show children how to create a seascape using colored sands. “Underwater Sand Art” will also take place at 10:30 a.m.
On July 20, children will create ocean-themed sensory bottles. “Sensory Ocean Bottles” will also take place at 10:30 a.m.
On July 27, local storyteller Carolyn Stearns will tell stories about the sea. Families are encouraged to bring their own blankets and picnics while they listen to Sterans. “Sea Stories” will take place at 6 p.m.
The Summer Reading Program ends its journey on August 10. An ice cream party will be held from 11 a.m. to noon.
All programs will take place outdoors weather permitting; if it rains, they will be moved to the library meeting room.
The library is located at 130 Chaplin Street. For more information, call the main office at 860-455-9424.
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