Children’s Room

Please take advantage of these learning opportunities for your children!

Summer Reading Program to Focus on Farming

Our Summer Reading Program will begin in full swing on June 26th and run until August 2nd.  This year, in addition to children, the CPL staff is encouraging people of all ages, from babies to adults, to find some great books and read through the summer.

Reading logs are available to pick up at the library.  Then, by documenting each book read, participants can earn prizes.  As an incentive for adult participants, an awards party/mixer will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 2nd, complete with refreshments and conversation about books read over the summer.  Prizes will be offered in all age groups for participation, the most books read, and best attendance at children’s programs.

There is also new optional aspect of the reading log program for school-aged children this year.  Students may choose to sign a contract with the librarian to decide how many pages he or she will read this summer.  Everyone who achieves their goal will earn a certificate and an extra prize.

Our Children’s Librarian, Erin Albers, is excited to announce that the theme for this summer’s weekly programming is “Farming”. Stories and hands-on activities will be geared around this topic; everything from soil to seeds, gardening to animals, equipment and more!

Elementary – Mondays from 3:30 to 4:00 pm

0-24 months – Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:00 am

Preschool – Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:00 am


Sign up by calling the library at 493-4214, or stop by in person at 30 High Street.


Preschoolers and their parents planted seeds from the library’s seed catalog and watched them grow over the next several weeks.

Over 120 people enjoyed interacting with and learning about livestock from A4 Farm, a local, direct-market farm in Limestone. Katahdin/Dorper lambs, Berkshire piglets, a Barred Rock chicken and rooster, and a Netherland Dwarf Mini Rex mix rabbit (brought by a friend), were all a part of the exhibit.