Summer reading has started at Belding! This summer’s theme is animal stories. Pick up your challenge log and goodie bags at the library.

All in-person workshops and events require an RSVP– sign up by phone, email, or at the front desk.

Turning in your challenge log will earn you an ice cream coupon and a book or puzzle.

Mark your calendars!

Toe Jam Puppet Band

June 1st-June 14th

This musical and comedy duo has recorded a special performance to kick off summer reading. Stream the Toe Jam Puppet Band’s performance online here:

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Ashfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Morning at Red Gate Farm

Thursday June 10th at 10A.M.

Spend a morning on at Red Gate Farm and see all of the seasonal changes that are taking place while exploring the forest, fields, and barns. All ages. Registration required.

Natural Plant Dyeing with Nicole Romer

Wednesday June 23th at 3P.M.

Experiment with sun deying wool and cotton using flowers and plant matter, as well as using an Indigo dye bath. Ages 9 and up (younger if with a caregiver!). Registration required.

This program is made possible by a Libraries Transforming Communities grant. Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).

Animal movies at the Northfield Drive-In

Libriaries in the Woods is sponsoring a family-friendly animal movie series at the Northfield Drive-In! Bring your library card for discounted tickets: $3 for adults and 15+, $2 for ages 6-14, and free for under 6.

June 30th – The Secret Life of Pets
July 7th – Ratatouille
July 14th – Babe
July 21th – Fantastic Mr. Fox
July 28th – How to Train Your Dragon
August 4 – Fly Away Home

Painting animals with Bob Markey

Saturday July 15th at 2P.M.

Artist Bob Markey will guide each artist through pencil studies of their favorite animals before creating a painting. Ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Pokemon Model-Making with Bryant Liimatainen

Saturday July 24th at 1P.M.

Build a Pokemon model to take home! All materials provided. Ages 5 and up. Registration required.

SisterStories Storytime with Narieka Masla

Saturday August 14th at 1P.M.

Join Narieka of the SisterStories podcast for a special storytime at the library.