The 2021 statewide Summer Library Program (SLP) theme is “Tails and Tales”! The Plumb SLP will follow this theme by offering seven weeks of animal-focused free “things to do” for children (ages 3-12), teens (13+) and adults. The Plumb SLP began June 21 and concludes August 9. Registration for the SLP is required. Please register on our home page from now until July 19 at www.plumblibrary.com, and registration for individual SLP events opens on the event calendar.
By registering for the Plumb SLP, you are promising to try your best to read, attend events, and complete activities, challenges, BINGO cards, and logs during the program dates! Prizes will be earned! Do what you can, when you can. It’s easy! Just remember to SLP: Sign up, Log, Participate!
Children can sign up for such programs as Backyard Band Jams, July 28, 10:30 am – 11:15 am. Ms. Rhonda (Matson) is back for some outdoor FAMILY music-making fun events on July 28. This event is best suited for children up to age 9, but all are welcome! Registration is required and is limited to 15 Families.
Sonshine Yoga with Yogi Lisa will be on July 8, July 22, and August 5, 10:30 am – 11:15 am. Yogi Lisa is back to do several animal-themed outdoor yoga classes. She can’t wait to meet you on your mat (or towel!). Registration is required for each class individually. Classes will be held, weather permitting. Maximum class size is 10 children aged 4-9.
Fun with Plumb’s Jr. Friends will be on July 7 at 10:30 am. Learn how to make animal origami, bee and butterfly flower crowns, and do a STREAM activity with veteran members of Plumb’s youth group, the Jr. Friends. This class will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and is best suited for children aged 5 and up. Registration is required and is limited to 10 children.
Tails and Tales Green Screen Photo is on June 26, at 10:30 am. Stop by to kick off the 2021 Tails and Tales Summer Library Program with a family photo! This is an outdoor event weather permitting. You will have the choice of several green screen generated backdrops. Thanks to Mrs. Voci, an SLP mom and teacher, these photos are free and will be emailed to you directly. No registration is needed for this event.
Tuesdays with Teachers will be on June 29, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm. Three fantastic RMS Teachers will be here this summer to read children a story and then do a related activity! Mrs. Alves will be here June 29; Mrs. Johnson will be here July 13; and Mrs. Sollauer will be here July 27. This event is best suited for children aged 4 and up, but all are welcome. Registration is required and is limited to 12 children.
Rochester Tails ‘n’ Trails 4-H Club Animal Show-and-Tell is on Wednesday, June 30, 10:30 am – 11:15 am, and July 1, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm, The Rochester Tails n’ Trails 4-H Club would like you to come and meet some of their 4-H project animals, including cows, rabbits, chicks and chickens, a mini horse, and more! Come to learn some interesting facts and learn how we care for our animals. We welcome you to ask questions and even pat our furry friends! The club will be offering similar programs on Wednesday and Thursday. These will be outdoor programs, weather permitting. Registration is required and is limited to 12 children. All ages are welcome.
Wally’s Making Books Come Alive (via Zoom) is on June 30, 2:00 pm. Join us on an interactive reading adventure with Wally, the official mascot of the Boston Red Sox! Wally will act out scenes from different books while kids laugh along! Children are encouraged to interact with Wally and help him as he increases their interest and love for learning. This is a 35 to 40-minute show hosted by Big League Brian and Wally. The curriculum is geared toward elementary aged children, but everyone is welcome to attend! Registration is required. The private Zoom link to the show will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the show.
Giant Puppet Seek and Finds! Where is Hodge Podge? June 26, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Come find Mr. Vinny’s giant puppet, Hodge Podge, at the library on June 26. Please visit the library to find him, or drive by. Take an in-person picture with Hodge Podge or from your vehicle. By 2:00 pm, either email your photo to Ms. Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or come into the library to show a librarian. Registration is not required for this program. This event is funded by a grant from the Massachusetts and Rochester Cultural Council.