Summer Reading 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

June 18 - August 6, 2022

A banner showing a group of young people relaxing in a clearing between evergreens. A round badge has a book on a wooden table and is surrounded by the words

Read books and complete activities to earn badges!

Every badge comes with a chapter of an original story.

Record your activities online, or with a staff member at the Meekins Library.

Email Naomi at with any questions, or to register for a specific event listed below.

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For All Ages

Register online at meekinslibrary.beanstack.comemail Naomi at with any questions, or call or visit the library for more information or to register.

Children and teens may have to choose a program. 

Kids 0 - 7: This program is intended for children who are not yet independent readers.

Kids 4 - 11: This program is for younger independent readers, and older children who are recreational readers.

Teens 10 - 18: This program is for preteens who are voracious readers and teenagers.

Adults: For adult readers ages 18 and up.

Summer Schedule

Email Naomi at with any questions, or to register for a specific event listed below.

Printable Calendar and Schedule

Bi-Weekly Summer Reading Check-ins
Wednesdays, 3 - 4 pm and Saturdays, 1 - 2 pm

Register for the Summer Reading Program, record hours read and activities completed, and collect the badges and story chapters you have earned.

Storytime with Rochelle
Tuesdays 10:30 - 11 am

Join Rochelle for fingerplays, songs, picture books, and circle games for preschoolers and their caregivers.
Recommended for ages 0-5.

Rosalita's Puppets and the Summer Reading Kickoff!
Saturday, June 18th, 10 am - Noon

Sign Up for our Summer Reading Program, watch the marionette show "The Search for the Unicorn," and enjoy other nature-themed activities as we begin our summer Beyond the Beaten Path.
For all ages.

Trailpost Signs and Nature Art
June 22, 4 - 5:30 pm

Spiff up your personal campsite or hiking trail with classic trailpost, or create a personalized sign using found items from nature.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Saturday, June 25th, 10 am - Noon

Join us for our monthly boardgame program! Play an old favorite, or find a new favorite!
Players of all ages (3 -103) are welcome.

Scavenger Hunt
June 28 - July 8th

Stop by the library to complete a self-guided scavenger hunt in and around the building.
Recommended for ages 5-12.

LEGO Club: Campsite
Saturday, July 9th, 10:30 am - Noon

Drop in on Saturday morning for LEGO CLUB. Children aged 5 and under should be accompanied by an adult.
All ages are welcome.

Ironic Travel Posters: Disappointing National Parks
July 7, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Research your choice of destination online, then create a travel poster, ironically highlighting the worst that place has to offer.
For ages 10 and up, REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Magnificent Mushrooms
Sunday, July 10th, 1 - 2 pm

Experience the marvels of fungi, share a story, and learn how to identify and journal about fungi. With Jessica Benson Evans of the Pioneer Valley Mycological Society.
Recommended for ages 5 and up. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Junior Yarnspinners Bootcamp
Sunday, July 10th, 4 - 5:30 pm

Come learn to knit or crochet, work on a yarn project, or find a new one.
For needleworkers of all ages.

Family "Camp-in" at the Library
Friday, July 15th, 6 - 8 pm

Bring the whole family for an evening a camp-style activities at the library. Enjoy crafts, snacks, games, stories and campfire songs.
Recommended for ages 4-10 and their families.

Williamsburg 250th Celebration
July 16th-17th

The library will be a cool oasis during activities on the 16th, with shade, drinks, and activities for all ages. Then look for our float in the parade on the 17th!
For all ages.

Tying Knots
Thursday, July 21st, 4 - 5 pm

Learn useful and decorative knots, and go home with your own small knotted bag or bracelet.
Recommended for ages 9 and up.

STEAMCraft: Math in Nature
Saturday, July 23rd, 11 am - 12 pm

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and/or Mathematics! This month: learn about the Fibonacci spiral, and patterns found in nature.
Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Pajama Storytime and Stuffed Animal Camping Trip
Wednesday, July 27th, 6 - 7 pm

Pick up your Stuffed animals July 28th at 3 pm We're going on a Bear Hunt! Enjoy bear stories, make a bear hunt map, and go through the library on a bear hunt! Then leave your stuffed animals overnight, so they can enjoy camping games and activities all night long!
Recommended for ages 3 - 8 and their families

Saturday, July 30th, 10 am - Noon

Join us for our monthly boardgame program! Play an old favorite, or find a new favorite!
Players of all ages (3 -103) are welcome.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party with Joys of Nature: Desert vs. Rainforest
Saturday, August 6th, 10:30 - 11:30 am

For the final official day of Summer Reading, Joy Marzolf of the Joys of Nature shares her experiences off the beaten path in the desert and the rainforest. Meet and compare live animals from different habitats.
Recommended for ages 5 and up.