Summer Reading

Join the Westbrook Public Library this summer for our Summer Reading Programs! All programs will be held in the lower level community room, unless otherwise stated.
Information on assigned summer reading can be found on the Children and Teen pages.

Nutmeg Book Club

Join Mrs. Nyman this summer, Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the lower level community room to discuss your summer reading books with crafts & book related snacks!

  • July 11th – Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks (Grade 4-6)
  • July 18th – Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger (Grade 4-6)
  • July 25th – Elementary Nutmeg (Choose any title, Grades 2-3)
  • August 1st – Ban This Book by Alan Gratz (Grade 4-6)
  • August 8th – Elementary Nutmeg (Choose any title, Grades 2-3)
  • August 15th – Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (Grade 4-6)

Parent & Child Events

Special events will take place on this summer open to students 8 years old and up and parents. Both programs start at 6:00 pm. SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

July 23rd — Jewelry Jam: learn to make unique jewelry with Kim Larkin

August 13th — Parent Child Art Class: create a side-by-side art with your child, instruction by Kim Larkin

To Be Read: Teen Book Club

Saturday, July 30th — To Be Read: check out upcoming teen books and get free copies with Kathy Sharp. Snacks and books provided.

Crafternoons

Fridays in July and August at 2:00 pm, stop by for a fun series of crafts! Open to students ages 8 and up.

  • July 5th – Magnetic Slime
  • July 12th – Alien Egg Bath Bombs
  • July 19th – Constellation Lights
  • July 26th – Glowing Bounce Balls
  • August 2nd – Lava Lamps
  • August 9th – Night Jars
  • August 16th – LED Spinners

Beach Story Hour

Wednesday July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st at 10:00 am Join Mrs. Nyman at the Town Beach for story hour this summer! On July 17th, we have special visitors, Sunny Train, Lala & Christopher, joining us. In case of rain, story hour will be held in the community room.

Special Events

Mr. Magic
Thursday, June 27th at 1:00 pm Join Mr. Magic for his new “Out of this World” Magic Show!

Denison Pequotseops Nature Center
Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 am
Celestial Creatures: Let’s look to the sky for our animal constellations. Meet some of the creatures they are named after and design your very own constellation.
Saturday, August 10th at 10:00 am
Our Universal Neighbors, the Planets: From Mercury to Mars, hands-on activities, learn about Earth’s neighbors and the make a “Ring of Saturn Whirligig” to take home!

Kid’s Corner
Saturday, July 20th at 10:00 am Open to grades K thru 4th, stop by for a presentation on rockets and see one blast off!

Bring the Hoopla
Tuesday, August 6th at 3:00 pm Open to ages 7 and up, let’s have some fun with hula hoops!

Polymer Power
Saturday, August 17th at 10:00 am The Science Center of West Hartford conducts slimy experiments for children grades K through 6th.