Jun 152016

Next up – Summertime fun and Summer reading! The week of June 20th……

legoJune 20 – June 25th

It’s Lego Week at the Library – Come in anytime and create with our buckets of Legos.



   Kids’ Art Space – Tuesday, the 21st at 6:30 and Wednesday, the 22nd at 10:30. Get your fruit and veggies! We’ll have a variety of fruits and vegetables available for stamping projects. Also, make a papier mache banana! Come Tuesday or Wednesday or both. Ages 3 to 10-ish. Parents are welcome to stay.



vegMake a Container Garden – Thursday, the 23rd at 10:30. NS Garden Club members will help kids make a container garden. All ages. Register if you can. Walk-ins welcome. All supplies will be provided, and you’re welcome to bring things to personalize/decorate your garden, too.



Book Nook Cafe – Thursday, the 23rd from 6 to 8pm. Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to hang out and play board games, have snacks or settle in to comfy chairs with a good book.





campCAMP READ S’MORE is back! Our first Camp will be held on Friday, the 24th from 6 to 8 and starts with a visit from the Nature Center for an owl encounter at 6pm. At about 6:30 we’ll head outside to the tents and read books about nature (we supply the books and readers). We’ll have a trail mix bar and s’mores, of course. If the weather is inclement, we’ll hold the event inside.




dinoFamily Fun Raffle – All summer long, every time you come into the library, add your name to our weekly raffle! We thank Yale Peabody Museum for their donation of four admission tickets for the weekly drawing to be held on June 25th.



saveMore Summer reading information is here





Summer Seed Lending Programs ….On Wednesday, June 22nd at 7pm,  Certified Organic Gardener Bill Paradis will discuss pests and bugs in the garden. The program is free and open to all. seedRefreshments will be served.

On Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm, Paradis will discuss the summer garden including sustainable methods for managing the summer garden in times of heat or drought, or when the gardener is away. There will also be an introduction to seed saving.
The seed lending library is open to the public, providing a wide variety of vegetable and flower seeds. Plant the seeds at home or in your community garden, enjoy the harvest, then save the seeds and return them to the seed library for others to plant next season.
Bill Paradis, an organic farmer and gardener for over 30 years, has worked as a professional grower, raising specialty produce for chefs and retail markets. For the past 5 years, Bill has worked as a consultant to new and small farms, advising and training new farmers and non-profit organizations in sustainable and ecologically responsible methods. Along with private commercial growers in Connecticut and Rhode Island, Bill is currently working with several non-profit and school-based agricultural efforts throughout New England, promoting the implementation of season extension techniques in order to increase access to affordable healthy produce for low-income communities.

Important Interlibrary Loan Update – Due to changes at the state level, until further notice, please call us at 860.535.0383; email us (wheelerlibrarystaff@gmail.com); or use this forinterlibrarym to request items not owned by Wheeler Library. Thank you.



Friends visiting? Borrow a pass from the library and visit great local sights.


museumThe Friends of Wheeler Library fund our museum pass program, which provides free or discounted admissions. Borrow a pass and visit one of these local treasures: – Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center ; Florence Griswold Museum; Lyman Allyn Art Museum; Mystic Aquarium; Roger Williams Park Zoo; CT State Parks; and Wadsworth Atheneum. More details on each at wheelerlibrary.org