Mattapoisett Summer Reading Takes Off!

The Mattapoisett Library’s “Fizz, Boom, Read” summer reading program has blasted off this week, and there are many activities for children of all ages and their families. Beginning with a scavenger hunt featuring simple machines, families can stop in and enjoy many programs and events, and earn great prizes throughout the six weeks of the program. Participants who register and complete the program are eligible for prizes and the Ice Cream Sundae party to be held on August 13. Visit the library to pick up a complete calendar of events, or visit the library’s website at to see the calendar.

On July 8 at 10:30 am, there will be a “Popcorn” presentation by Kay Alden for young children. Move and groove like popping corn!

Got Magic? Scott Jameson will present his wonderful “Magical Science” program on Wednesday, July 9 at 1:00 pm. Perfect for families.

Drop-in story times are held each Thursday from 10:30 to 11:00 am. Come by and enjoy the air conditioning while your children enjoy special stories read by library staff.

What to do on a rainy day? Show your children the new children’s educational games computers, play with the library’s Legos, or borrow a chess set and start a game. There are crafts each week to enjoy and plenty of new books for children and parents to enjoy. And don’t forget that the library lends DVDS, video games, fishing poles, puzzles, and cake pans.

For Teens: Don’t miss the Sword Combat Demonstration on Friday, July 11 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Design a Banned Book Poster, and have an opportunity to win an amazing Banned Books raffle basket filled with neat stuff. On July 23, artists Andy and Veronica Fish will be on hand to teach how to draw manga. Sign up any time. These programs are brought to you by the Institute for Museum and Library Services through funds administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

For older children, junior high and high school students: check out our new Student Lounge and Studio on the mezzanine! Sumo Lounge chairs, art supplies, and more are available for you to use.

There will be lots of fun programs on the library lawn during Harbor Days, including a Tiki Bar, so continue to check listings in local media and on the library’s website and Facebook pages.

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