Summer Reading 2021 – Tails and Tales

Join us for a seven week journey around the world as we explore animals from each continent in our 2021 Tails and Tales themed Summer Reading Program!

Check out our promotional video for a sneak peek at what we have planned!

Lisbon Hepburn Library Summer Reading Program - Tails and Tales - July 5 - August 21, 2021
Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events

Week 1: Journey to Africa

Take & Make Craft

Monday, July 5 – Library closed for Independence Day

Monday, July 5 – Story Walk available starting at 9 am for a full week, 24/7. Start in front of the library at the historic marker and follow the signs. This week our story is “What If You Had an Animal Tail” by Sandra Markle. All ages.

Tuesday, July 6 – Take & Make Craft kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. This week our craft is a pair of African safari paper plate puppets (two of the four following animal: elephant, giraffe, hippopotamus, or zebra). Ages preschool to age 10; youngest crafters may need adult assistance.

Tuesday, July 6 – STEAM kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. Ages 10-16; younger creators may need adult assistance.

Tuesday, July 6 – In-person Story Time at 3 pm (normally Monday afternoons at 4). We’ll read a couple animal-themed stories aloud for kids. Ages birth-5.

Tuesday, July 6 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Wednesday, July 7 – Virtual Story Time from 9-9:15 am on Facebook. Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Wednesday, July 7 – In-person Board T(w)eens from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the board games, you choose a game to play with family or friends. Ages 10-16.

Thursday, July 8 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Friday, July 9 – Virtual Craft Time from 9-9:30 am on Facebook. Craft along with us from home! Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Friday, July 9 – In-person LEGO Creators from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the LEGOs, you supply the creative mind and build something awesome! Ages 5-10.

Week 2: Journey to Asia

Monday, July 12 – Story Walk available starting at 9 am for a full week, 24/7. Start in front of the library at the historic marker and follow the signs. This week our story is “The Tiptoeing Tiger” by Philippa Leathers. All ages.

Monday, July 12 – Take & Make Craft kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. This week our craft is a pair of clothespin magnet Asian animals (two of the following four animals: camel, panda, leopard, or monkey). Ages preschool to age 10; youngest crafters may need adult assistance.

Monday, July 12 – STEAM kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. Ages 10-16; younger creators may need adult assistance.

Monday, July 12 – In-person Story Time at 3 pm. We’ll read a couple animal-themed stories aloud for kids. Ages birth-5.

Tuesday, July 13 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Wednesday, July 14 – Virtual Story Time from 9-9:15 am on Facebook. Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Wednesday, July 14 – In-person Board T(w)eens from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the board games, you choose a game to play with family or friends. Ages 10-16.

Thursday, July 15 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Friday, July 16 – Virtual Craft Time from 9-9:30 am on Facebook. Craft along with us from home! Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Friday, July 16 – In-person LEGO Creators from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the LEGOs, you supply the creative mind and build something awesome! Ages 5-10.

Week 3: Journey to North America

Monday, July 19 – Story Walk available starting at 9 am for a full week, 24/7. Start in front of the library at the historic marker and follow the signs. This week our story is an Interactive Walk. All ages.

Monday, July 19 – Take & Make Craft kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. This week our craft is a pair of paper woven farm animals (two of the following four animals: cow, sheep, pig, or chicken). Ages preschool to age 10; youngest crafters may need adult assistance.

Monday, July 19 – STEAM kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. Ages 10-16; younger creators may need adult assistance.

Monday, July 19 – In-person Story Time at 3 pm. We’ll read a couple animal-themed stories aloud for kids. Ages birth-5.

Tuesday, July 20 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Wednesday, July 21 – Virtual Story Time from 9-9:15 am on Facebook. Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Wednesday, July 21 – In-person Board T(w)eens from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the board games, you choose a game to play with family or friends. Ages 10-16.

Thursday, July 22 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Friday, July 22 – Virtual Craft Time from 9-9:30 am on Facebook. Craft along with us from home! Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Friday, July 23 – In-person LEGO Creators from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the LEGOs, you supply the creative mind and build something awesome! Ages 5-10.

Week 4: Journey to Australia

Monday, July 26 – Story Walk available starting at 9 am for a full week, 24/7. Start in front of the library at the historic marker and follow the signs. This week our story is “Where’s My Joey” by Wendy Monica Winter. All ages.

Monday, July 26 – Take & Make Craft kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. This week our craft is a pair of Aboriginal inspired dot paintings of Outback animals (two of the following four animals: salamander, kangaroo, koala, or duck-billed platypus). Ages preschool to age 10; youngest crafters may need adult assistance.

Monday, July 26 – STEAM kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. Ages 10-16; younger creators may need adult assistance.

Monday, July 26 – In-person Story Time at 3 pm. We’ll read a couple animal-themed stories aloud for kids. Ages birth-5.

Tuesday, July 27 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Wednesday, July 28 – Virtual Story Time from 9-9:15 am on Facebook. Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Wednesday, July 28 – In-person Board T(w)eens from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the board games, you choose a game to play with family or friends. Ages 10-16.

Thursday, July 29 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Friday, July 30 – Virtual Craft Time from 9-9:30 am on Facebook. Craft along with us from home! Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Friday, July 30 – In-person LEGO Creators from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the LEGOs, you supply the creative mind and build something awesome! Ages 5-10.

Week 5: Journey to South America

Monday, August 2 – Story Walk available starting at 9 am for a full week, 24/7. Start in front of the library at the historic marker and follow the signs. This week our story is “The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga” by Karl Beckstrand. All ages.

Monday, August 2 – Take & Make Craft kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. This week our craft is a pair of tropical and rainforest cupcake liner birds (two of the following four birds: flamingo, toucan, parrot, or blue macaw). Ages preschool to age 10; youngest crafters may need adult assistance.

Monday, August 2 – STEAM kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. Ages 10-16; younger creators may need adult assistance.

Monday, August 2 – In-person Story Time at 3 pm. We’ll read a couple animal-themed stories aloud for kids. Ages birth-5.

Tuesday, August 3 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Wednesday, August 4 – Virtual Story Time from 9-9:15 am on Facebook. Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Wednesday, August 4 – In-person Board T(w)eens from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the board games, you choose a game to play with family or friends. Ages 10-16.

Thursday, August 5 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Friday, August 5 – Virtual Craft Time from 9-9:30 am on Facebook. Craft along with us from home! Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Friday, August 6 – In-person LEGO Creators from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the LEGOs, you supply the creative mind and build something awesome! Ages 5-10.

Week 6: Journey to Europe

Monday, Augusts 9 – Story Walk available starting at 9 am for a full week, 24/7. Start in front of the library at the historic marker and follow the signs. This week our story is “We Walk Through the Forest” by Lisa Ferland. All ages.

Monday, August 9 – Take & Make Craft kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. This week our craft is a pair of European woodland animal pencil toppers (two of the following four animals: fox, owl, bear, or rabbit). Ages preschool to age 10; youngest crafters may need adult assistance.

Monday, August 9 – STEAM kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. Ages 10-16; younger creators may need adult assistance.

Monday, August 9 – In-person Story Time at 3 pm. We’ll read a couple animal-themed stories aloud for kids. Ages birth-5.

Tuesday, August 10 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Wednesday, August 11 – Virtual Story Time from 9-9:15 am on Facebook. Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Wednesday, August 11 – In-person Board T(w)eens from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the board games, you choose a game to play with family or friends. Ages 10-16.

Thursday, August 12 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Friday, August 13 – Virtual Craft Time from 9-9:30 am on Facebook. Craft along with us from home! Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Friday, August 13 – In-person LEGO Creators from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the LEGOs, you supply the creative mind and build something awesome! Ages 5-10.

Week 7: Journey to Antarctica

Monday, Augusts 16 – Story Walk available starting at 9 am for a full week, 24/7. Start in front of the library at the historic marker and follow the signs. This week our story is “Are You a Polar Bear” by Andrew Gabriel. All ages.

Monday, August 16 – Take & Make Craft kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. This week our craft is a pair newspaper print Antarctic iceberg collages (a penguin and a polar bear). Ages preschool to age 10; youngest crafters may need adult assistance.

Monday, August 16 – STEAM kits available for pickup starting at 3 pm. Ages 10-16; younger creators may need adult assistance.

Monday, August 16 – In-person Story Time at 3 pm. We’ll read a couple animal-themed stories aloud for kids. Ages birth-5.

Tuesday, August 17 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Wednesday, August 18 – Virtual Story Time from 9-9:15 am on Facebook. Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Wednesday, August 18 – In-person Board T(w)eens from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the board games, you choose a game to play with family or friends. Ages 10-16.

Thursday, August 19 – In-person Craft & STEAM Time from 4-5 pm. Drop in for self-directed craft or or STEAM project assembly alone or with family and friends. The library will provide the projects (while supplies last) along with the necessary tools like scissors, glue, markers, or crayons. Ages 5-16.

Friday, August 20 – Virtual Craft Time from 9-9:30 am on Facebook. Craft along with us from home! Didn’t catch us at 9 am? Scroll back through our Facebook page and find the video to watch at your convenience! All ages.

Friday, August 20 – In-person LEGO Creators from 2-4 pm. We’ll supply the LEGOs, you supply the creative mind and build something awesome! Ages 5-10.