The Southbury Public Library Youth Services department is pleased to announce programming for June 2022 for children and teens. We are offering a mix of in-person and virtual events this month. All programs are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. For more information and to register online please visit our website: www.southburylibrary.org/events/
Summer Reading Begins! - Saturday, June 18, 9:30am-4pm online or in person at the Second Floor Circulation Desk. Join us for the start of Summer Reading! You can register in person, or online with our new, improved, and easier to use tracker, BeanStack! Log your reading time, attend fun events, and participate in other activities! See our website for details at www.southburylibrary.org/summer-reading.
Big Dance StoryWalk – Monday, April 18-Friday, June 3 on the library grounds
Held over by popular demand! Get out and enjoy the spring weather with our new StoryWalk featuring the picture book Big Dance by Aoife Greenham. Follow along as you read the story, then stop inside for a craft.
Drop-In Storytime – Monday, June 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 10:30 am in the Storytime room
Join Miss Heather for stories, rhymes, and a small craft every Monday. All ages welcome. No registration required.
PJ Storytime – Thursday, June 9 & 30 at 6 pm in the Storytime room
Grab your jammies and join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and a small craft. All ages welcome. No registration required.
Open House Make or Take Craft – Saturday, Jun 4, 11, 18 & 25
Stop by the Youth Services department every Saturday to make a thematic craft. Make it here or bring it home. Crayons and glue available in the library. Available while supplies last
ARTuesday – Tuesday, June 7 & 21 at 5 pm in the Storytime room
Stop by on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for a playful, messy, and expressive art experience where there is no right or wrong. Come play and experiment with a variety of art mediums and themes. Smocks recommended. Ages 7 & up. Drop-In; No registration required
Tiny Food Explorers – Wednesday, June 22 at 11:00 am in the Kingsley Room
Join Tiny Food Explorers for some fun with food! You’ll make a hands-on healthy snack that even the pickiest of eaters will be keen to try. All snack ingredients will be nut free but may contain dairy. No food will be shared. Ages 2-5 & caregivers. Space is limited. Registration is required
Imagine Nation: Fossils – Thursday, June 23 at 11 am in the Kingsley Room
Imagine Nation’s Museum Educators are back to explore Earth sciences with a fun and interesting learning experience all about fossils. Ages 5-11. Space is limited. Registration required.
Purrmaid Clay Craft – Thursday, June 23 at 4:30 pm in the Kingsley Room
Join Miss Heather and Miss Katie to make kitty mermaids out of clay. Grades 2-5. Space is limited. Registration required.
Annie & the Natural Wonder Band - Friday, June 24 at 11:00 am in the Kingsley Room
Annie and the Natural Wonder Band are back! Join us for a lively music and dance experience. Southbury Locals Annie and Safari Bob create and perform fun-filled, interactive songs and dances about the wonders of nature for the whole family to enjoy. All ages. Registration required.
Build Your Own Sticker Book: US History – Tuesday, June 28 at 5:00 pm in the Brown Room
Before the Fourth of July holiday, join us for a unique, interactive family-friendly program where you will learn, problem-solve and “Build Your Own US History Book.” Ages 7 & up. Registration required.
Food Explorers: Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits - Thursday, June 30 at 1:00 pm in the Kingsley Room.
Join the registered dietitians from Food Explorers to make a sweet treat. Ages 7 & up. Registration required.
High School Nutmeg Book Club – Monday, June 13, 4-5pm in the Brown Room.
Join us as we read through all of the 2023 High School Nutmeg Nominees together! This month, we'll be reading The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune; pick up your copy at the Second Floor Circulation Desk to read before the meeting. Voting for the 2023 Nutmegs takes place in April 2023, and this is a fun and social way to read all of this year's Nutmegs. Grades 8-12. Space is limited. Registration required.
DIY Rainbow Beaded Bracelets & Keychains – Tuesday, June 14, 6-7pm in the Storytime Room.
Join us to make rainbow beaded bracelets (or keychains!). All supplies will be provided. We’ll have a range of bead colors if you’d rather make another pattern of bracelet or a different LGBTQ+ pride colors for Pride Month in June. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Registration requested.
Third Thursday Game Night: Human Chess – Thursday, June 16, 6-7pm in the Kingsley Room.
Join us for Human Chess! We'll play on a giant board, where you (and your teammates) will make up some of the pieces! Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Registration required.
Trans 101 – Tuesday, June 21 from 7-8pm in the Kingsley Room.
If you have wondered about what it means to be transgender or nonbinary and would like to learn more, join us for this friendly and approachable talk with Jillian Celentano. Learn the basics of what transgender and nonbinary mean, what’s up with pronouns, and other language and terminology. She’ll also cover working with parents and families, gender journeys, and body dysphoria. Our speaker Jillian is a transgender woman who began her transition in 2015 and is an author, mentor for trans youth, and has interned at the Yale Gender Program. Grades 6-12 and adults. Space is limited. Registration requested.
Camp Crafternoon: Bead Lizards – Wednesday, June 22 from 4-5pm in the Kingsley Room.
Join us to make bead lizards (and other critters)! These summer camp classics are made of pony beads and string and make excellent keychains. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Registration required.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game Tournament – Saturday, June 25 from 1-4pm in the Kingsley Room.
Join us for our Super Smash Bros Ultimate game tournament, hosted by Massachusetts eSport and gaming venue, One Up Games! Challenge your friends, choose your main and see if you can last to the end! Controllers will be available. Players are also welcome to bring their own controller if they prefer. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Registration required.
Middle School Nutmeg Book Club – Monday, June 27, 4-5pm in the Brown Room.
Join us as we read through all of the 2023 Middle School Nutmeg Nominees together! This month, we'll be reading The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen; pick up your copy at the Second Floor Circulation Desk to read before the meeting. Voting for the 2023 Nutmegs takes place in April 2023, and this is a fun and social way to read all of this year's Nutmegs. Grades 7 & 8. Space is limited. Registration required.
Food Explorers In Person: “Cowboy Caviar” Bean Dip & Homemade Tortilla Chips – Tuesday, June 28, 4-5pm in the Kingsley Room.
Join Food Explorers for a delicious hour of cooking! You’ll make Cowboy Caviar (a delicious blend of tomatoes, beans, avocado, corn and peppers with a zingy dressing) and baked tortilla chips for dipping. This recipe is nut free. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Registration required.
Teen Advisory Board – Tuesday, June 28 from 6-7 pm in the Youth Services Tutor Corner.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) members can directly influence our teen book and AV collections, teen programming and events, and other teen services. Each monthly meeting opens with a discussion about ideas for programs, materials, and more and closes out with some special volunteer projects. If you are interested in serving on the Teen Advisory Board, you can apply to be considered on our website at www.southburylibrary.org/tab.
What Color is the Air? – Wednesday, June 29 from 4-5pm in the Kingsley Room.
Learn all about air quality in this hands on program with the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection! Monitoring of environmental quality is important to help apply methods that reduce human impacts. We will learn some information on what scientists look at to understand air quality, and then use biological indicators and particle sensors to see how to monitor air changes. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Registration requested.
LGBTQ+ 101 and How to Be a Supportive Ally – Thursday, June 30 from 7-8pm in the Kingsley Room.
Have you ever wondered what different LGBTQ+ terms mean or wanted to be supportive but aren’t sure where to start? Join us for this friendly and approachable talk with QPlus exploring what different LGBTQ+ terms mean and how to be a supportive ally. This 101 level talk is designed to be beginner friendly and assumes no prior knowledge. Grades 6-12. Space is limited. Registration requested. We are also offering this event as a separate program for adults on Thursday, June 23 from 7-8pm in the Kingsley Room.
Please visit the Southbury Public Library website at www.southburylibrary.org/events for program details and registration information. Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SouthburyLibraryYouthServices/