Every Saturday in July from 10 AM – 12 PM
Adriance Memorial Library
Most programs are scheduled to take place outside, weather permitting.
Participants at each program will get a free book while supplies last. Made possible by a Dutchess County Agency Partner Grant.

Photo of hand u p in sky about to throw a paper airplane
Colorful photo of water beads for sensory play

Saturday, July 3

10 – 11 AM: Flying with Paper
Registration required. Register here.
Learn how different paper airplane models move through the air. Some are designed to stay in the air for a long time and fly great lengths. Others are good at fancy movement, and others can’t fly very well at all! Try out the different designs for yourself.

11 AM – 12 PM: Sensory Social
Registration required. Register here.
Join us for our sensory playtime! Participate in a craft, explore sensory activities, play games, and interact with others. Sensory-friendly activities are for babies and older children. This program is Autism-friendly!

Photo of child doing yoga outside
Photo of child reading to a dog

Saturday, July 10

10 – 11 AM: Yoga, Self-Care, and Mindfulness
Registration required. Register here.
Try out some gentle yoga, learn about mindfulness, and practice some calming breathing techniques. Create journals and your own stress ball to take home. For all ages.

11 AM – 12 PM: Read to the Dogs (Indoors)
Registration required. Register here.
Children are partnered with a dog for 10 minute reading sessions. The child selects a book to read out loud to a dog. Younger children may “read” the pictures. Children and teens can also learn about dogs as pets. The assistance dogs and handlers are volunteers from Visiting Paws Training School.

Photo of a child holding magnifying glass looking at the grass
Photo of an African style drum

Saturday, July 17

10 -11 AM: Become A Nature Detective!
Registration required. Register here.
The Environmental Cooperative leads a nature trek exploring what is growing near the library. Includes a fun art activity to take home and a nature-themed story-time for younger children.

11 AM -12 PM: African and Caribbean Drumming
Registration required. Register here.
Get with the beat as Drummer Clifford Johnson explores African and Caribbean hand drums and other percussion instruments.

Photo of woman dressed as a clown with many hulahoops

Saturday, July 24

10 AM – 12 PM: Circus Arts & High Adventure
Registration required. Register here.
Learn some cool hula hoop tricks, try your hand at juggling, and experience rock climbing at our Circus Arts Workshop. Open to ages 8 – 18 years old; beginners welcome.

Photo of Jack Russel Terrier dressed up as a cowboy

Saturday July 31

10 AM – 12 PM: Hoedown Block Party
No Registration Required.

Howdy y’all! Get ready to kick it up ‘country-style’ at our Hoedown Block Party complete with line dancing, face painting, country themed games, the Calm Corral, book characters, and more! Don’t miss the chance to round up your kiddos for a hootenanny of a time! For all ages.