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Summer Reading 2019

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Build-A-Better World BINGO

Check out Chittenden Public Library’s version of Bingo below — playing BINGO & winning prizes have never been so easy! Each time you get BINGO (5 in a row down, across or diagonal) bring your card into the library and choose a prize. THEN you’ll also be entered into a raffle for FOUR DAY PASSES AT THE GREEN MOUNTAIN CLIMBING Center– FUN FOR ALL AGES! 

Get started: download your own BINGO card here or stop by the library. Get the whole family involved.

Have fun and play lots!!


More to come on the Summer 2017 Reading Program soon! Sign ups begin the week of June 26th!

Story Time News!


Summer Reading 2015

Reading Challenge:

Sign up for our summer reading challenge during the month of June. You may register online (click on Reading Challenge tab, above) or at the library during public library hours. Here is how it works; sign-up, check out a book, read it, and then upon returning it, you will receive a prize.



Super Animals!, Thursday, July 2nd at 4:00 pm   

There will be live animals, active storytelling, touchable artifacts and interactive demonstrations to explore the super-human world of animals found right here in our own back yards. Presented by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.  Co-sponsored with Chittenden Rec.


Summer Book Party, Wednesday, July 8 at 11:00 am

@ Saint Alphonsis Parish Hall in Pittsford.  Join us in celebrating summer, reading, storytelling, and free books with the Children’s Literacy Foundation! Joint event with Maclure Library. Sign-up required.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Book Art,  July 14, 15, 16 from 2-4 pm

Join us for a 3 day class to learn how to turn old books into works of art. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Sign-up required.


Stuff Animal sleepover, Wednesday, July 22nd

Back by popular demand!  Please register your stuffed animal between 1-6pm. Stuffed animal pick-up is Thursday, 7/23 between 1-6pm.


Story time with a State Trooper!, August, 1st at 10:30 am

Join us as a local hero leads this special story time. Every child in attendance will receive a free book.

Community Concert & Ice Cream Social,  August 14 at 6 pm

Join us for a variety of music and free ice cream!

Sponsored by Charlie Dorr, Chittenden Rec., & Chittenden Public Library


Fun Centers!

There will be craft and Lego tables set up all summer that will highlight a craft and Lego challenge for the week.


Story Time,  Saturdays at 10:30 am

Geared towards children 4 and under but all ages welcome.


Free & Discounted Passes Available

Vermont Historical Sites Free admission to 9 historical sites

Vermont State Day Parks Free admission to 35 state parks

Echo Aquarium Science Center 2 Adults & 3 children at $4.00 per person

Vermont Raptors!

On Friday, July 11th, we hosted an amazing raptor show, on the front lawn of the school. Our presenters were from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum and we had an awesome turnout from the community. A special thanks to the VT Department of Libraries, who in part, funded this program with a grant.




Vermont Raptors: LIVE Animal Show!

Vermont Raptors: LIVE Animal Show!

Vermont Raptors

at the

Chittenden Public Library!

Friday, July 11 at 4 pm.  

Meet the birds of prey!  

Eagle, hawks, owls and falcons!

Our presenters are from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.

Fun for all ages!

It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day, so we plan to do it outside, bring a lawn chair or blanket.  There will be some chairs provided.

WeDo Lego Robotics




This program introduced robotics by building and programming LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors. The supplies for this program were provided by the UVM Extension 4H Science Initiative program.


Story Time Fun with Magnets!


Project Micro

Project Micro is sponsored by UVM College of Medicine Microscopy Imaging Center. Project Micro exposes children to the wonders of their microscopic world. It was so nice having them at the library!