Submitted by Tammy Eustis
(July 14, 2022) — Vernal Pool Wildlife Contest Children ages 6 through 14 are invited to enter this summer’s Wildlife Conservation contest, co-sponsored by the Killingworth Conservation Commission and the Killingworth Library! This year’s theme is Vernal Pool Wildlife, featuring familiar amphibians that live in and around Killingworth. The contest has two parts: a coloring section and a writing section. Participants will have fun completing their entries as they learn more about our town’s wildlife and its conservation. Three age groups may enter the contest – ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 11, and ages 12 to 14 – and fun prizes will be awarded to the two best entries in each group! Entry materials may be picked up at the Killingworth Library and the completed folders must be returned to the library by Saturday, August 20, 2022. Everyone who submits a folder with entries will receive a surprise thank-you swag bag after the entries have been reviewed.
Summer Reading and Program Activities at Killingworth Library
The fun continues in August at the Killingworth Library! Please note that pre-registration is required for all programs: www.killingworthlibrary.org – the full schedule is available on our website’s calendar, and on flyers at the library.
Ages 2-5 August 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Story time on the go – Stop by the library to choose your own story time book and “take and make” craft from the selection we will have on display.
Ages 6-9 Pirates Ahoy continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. or 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (sign up for either morning or evening sessions, not both on the same day)! This is the final week of our STEM/STEAM pirate-themed program. Participants will finish the series with model boat races against two neighboring libraries: Brainerd Library (8/6 at 11:00 a.m., to be held in Killingworth) and Deep River Library (8/13 at 10:30 a.m., to be held in Deep River).
Ages 10-17 August 4th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Cricut Crafting. Make a unique 3-D art piece using the library’s new Cricut cutting machine. August 11 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Time to Talk About Books. We know you have to do it – so let’s get together and work on those book discussion guides! Pizza and soda will be provided. Adults Adult Summer Reading Challenge – runs through September 21st. A simple challenge! Read six books, at least one fiction, one nonfiction, and any book about or set at the ocean. Check off your progress using our summer reading bookmark (available at the library); then write your name and contact info on the bookmark and place it in our summer reading box by September 21 to be eligible to win one of the following prizes: a gift certificate to Andie’s Cookies; or to Killingworth True Value; or to Killingworth Pharmacy; or a book of your choice, to be ordered by the library! Two winners will be drawn on September 22th.
All Ages Saturday, August 13th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Summer Book & Bake Sale! Join us under the tent on the library’s back lawn. Beach, vacation, back to school, stocking up for the cold winter months… Whatever your plans, you’re sure to find something in our selection of fiction and nonfiction hardcovers and paperbacks, children’s and YA titles, DVDs and CDs, and jigsaw puzzles. There will also be delicious treats for purchase! PLEASE NOTE: the library will stop accepting donations for the book sale on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 so our sorters can sort! If you would like to drop off items for the sale, please make sure they are current within 10 years and in clean, salable condition. Please, no textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines.