Summer activities abound at Dalton Community Library

Jennifer Familetti

Ahhh, June. We’ve been waiting for this month.

The beginning of summer, vacation season and the end of the school year.

At the Dalton Community Library, we have many fun summer activities planned and all you need to do to register is stop in. Everything is free. Our children’s programs are scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays and are for all ages. For children 5 years old and younger, we have yoga classes and Storytime. Children as young as 1 year old enjoy attending these groups. They are scheduled consecutively, so children may attend both.

For children 6 years of age and older, we have many activities. We will have Kid’s Crew, a variety of activities that change weekly, an art class, yoga classes, book clubs and a group called App Attack. For App Attack, the kids bring in an electronic device to learn new apps, teach each other and explore together different age-appropriate apps. Apps used will be both educational and fun.

Schedules for activities are available beginning in June.

The Summer Reading Program, offered for all ages, begins June 15. A reading log of all books read between June 15 and Aug. 8 will be kept at the library for each child registered.

Stop in or email with questions about summer events.

We are gathering first through third-graders who either love to read or could use a little help reading to join us for a children’s book club. Sometimes we will read together as a group, other times the youngsters can read at home. During the meetings, we will discuss what was read, what we liked or disliked and talk about the book’s characters. The group will meet to vote on the books it reads. Past book clubs have been both successful and helpful for these grades. Summer is the perfect time for children to enjoy reading leisurely.

The summer opening event will be an exciting one for all ages. Come to the Dalton Community Library at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 25 to meet Percy the Penguin and “lab assistant” Freddie the Frog in Professor Klutzo’s Heroes of Science. There will be magic, music, juggling and ventriloquism. It’s sure to be a fun time. Seats are limited and registration is required by calling the library at 570-563-2014.

The Friends of the Dalton Community Library thank everyone who helped or attended the Herb and Perennial Festival in May. The sale was a successful, wonderful event that brought out many smiling faces in Dalton. Thank you.

As always, check us out online at or call us for any information. Our weekly hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

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