PreK Summer Reading Challenge

Celebrate shared learning this summer with activities, reading and more at the library!  There are Summer Reading Challenge sheets for all ages!  Register at the library to get started. The Summer Reading Challenges start on June 22!

Pick up your Summer Reading Adventure Map at the library today! Enjoy a book together for 15 minutes for each numbered space on the map. Complete an adventure or attend a library program for each star.  Collect charms or prizes along the way and when you finish the trail, get a free book and a coupon for a free small cone or mochi from our sponsor, Dryden Creamery.

Free kids lunches

Lunches will be available for all school-aged kids (and younger) Monday through Friday from July 8 – August 16. Pick up your lunch at the front desk between 11:30am and 1pm (and at Montgomery Park on Wednesdays and Fridays).

Kids Clubs and Programs

Wednesday Wildlife at Montgomery Park – Noon from July 10 to August 14. Free lunch plus the Kids’ Farmers’ Market. Meet our different animal visitors each week, hear some stories, and practice reading! No registration necessary.

Friday Stories at Montgomery Park – 10am from July 5 to August 30 – Preschool storytime moves to Montgomery Park for July and August. Join us at the pavilion next to the playground for stories, songs and crafts and stay for a free lunch! Free books are provided to all registered families, while supplies last, thanks to generous funding from the Rosen Family Library Fund. Register online or at the library. Open to all ages!

Summer Saturdays – Come to the Southworth Library on Saturdays at 10:30 with your whole family to enjoy a variety of performances from local favorites and guests! Our net Saturday Summer event will feature Miss Angie’s Music & Movement on June 29.

Other Special Programs

Dusty & Dott are here on Thursday, August 8 at 2pm. Join us for a delightful afternoon of puppetry, improvisation, audience participation, games, dancing and humor. Free family program fun for all ages. Registration is recommended. This program is made possibly through a generous grant from the Rosen Library Fund administered through the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

Smokey the Bear is turning 80! We are joining with the National Park Service to celebrate his birthday with reading and learning challenges, activities and more all summer! Get your Smokey stickers and stamps for completing challenges and learning about safe outdoor fires and activities! Join us for a special storytime on August 16 at Montgomery Park! (no bears will be present)