Jun 202017

It’s Summer @ your library – lots to read, lots to do!


Ongoing all summer:

Summer Reading Books. Wheeler Library has oodles of books to keep your brain busy all summer! Need a certain title? Ask our friendly staff.

Family Fun Raffle. Do you like to have fun? Free weekly raffle drawing for prizes that will increase your family fun. Enter every time you visit Wheeler Library!

Checkout Challenge. Borrow and build. Every time you borrow books from Wheeler Library this summer, add Lego bricks to our community creation! How big will our structure get?

Weekly Drop-in Activity. Our weekly rotation of drop-in activities includes open-ended materials such as play dough and Lego bricks. Available all week during regular library hours. Pop in to the library and exercise your imagination!

Grab & Go Book Bags. Check out one of our Grab & Go Book Bags! Each bag has a theme such as Dinosaurs, Pirates, or Art and contains a selection of books and activities for the whole family.


SPECIAL EVENTS, sponsored by the Friends of Wheeler Library, Rotary Club of the Stoningtons and an Anonymous giver.








But wait, there’s more

NoSto Rocks! July 13 at 10:30am and July 18 at 6:30pm.  Decorate a rock at the library, then bring it home OR hide it somewhere in town for neighbors to find. NoSto Rocks! is a treasure hunt for painted rocks that the whole family can enjoy



Lil’ Yogis. Four sessions. Fridays,July 21-August 11 at 10:30 am with Miss Kim. Drop-in yoga and creative movement for little ones with caregiver! Geared to ages 2-5. Siblings welcome.



Fun with Rhythm, July 19 at 6:30pm. Ed Leonard presents an educational music circle designed to teach the fundamentals of music while playing rhythm games on instruments from around the world. Fun for the whole family!

Family Science ,July 20 at 10:30am, with Mrs. Raggon. Fun hands-on STEM projects for the whole family!

Jamilah Henna, July 20 at 5:30pm. Especially for kids ages 10 to 18. A presentation on the fascinating history, origin, and use of henna, plus henna designs applied on program guests!  Space is limited. Registration required. Call 860-535-0383




Donkey Visit , July 25 at 10:30am. Meet the donkeys of Heritage Hill Farm! Jennet Olivia and her foal Clarissa will help us learn about these popular members of the equine family.

Interactive Music for Kids, July 27 at 10:30am. Music and movement with our very own Miss Mary! Sing, dance, and play with live acoustic music for children.


Dancin’ with Hoops,  August 1 at 6:30pm. Judi Ann Jones brings her energy  to this musically-fueled event that is fun for the whole family. An interactive Hoop Entertainment designed to inspire creative movement, play, and laughter.



Creature Teachers, August 8 at 10:30am. Animal ambassadors fascinate families with the wonders and diversity of the creatures that share our planet!

Wee Wings, August 15 at 10:30am, with Horizon Wings. Meet raptor birds and hear a story that teaches children what to do if they ever find a baby bird.

Ooey Gooey, August 16 at 10:30am. Sensory play time with Mrs. Tardiff! Little ones will explore a variety of textures in a playful environment. Great for 3-4 year olds. Space is limited. Registration required.  Call 860-535-0383.


World Class Frisbee,  August 17 at 6:30pm, with Frisbee Champion Todd Brodeur. Hands-on Frisbee activities that are fun for the whole family. Frisbee skills improve hand-eye coordination, flexibility and balance. Great for older kids and teens!