Summer Discovery

Join us May 24 - July 31 as we read, create, and earn prizes all summer long! Every week will feature new take-home kits, crafts, activities, and programs.

To earn prizes, simply read a book, write a review, and turn it in at the Library. Children and teens can also complete any of the kit activities and show us what they made for a prize.

How to participate. May 24 - July 31. Review a book on the back of this paper and turn it in for a prize. Do a Take-Home Kit and bring your creation or a photo for a prize. Attend an outdoor program at the Library. One prize per week. Summer Discovery 2021. Bedford Public Library. Endless Possibilities.

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Summer Discovery May & June. May 24 The Art Kit. June 1 Paint Party at 4 pm. June 7 The Moon Kit. June 10 Storytime at Otis Park at 10 am. June 15 Leap into Science at 4 pm. June 17 Storytime at Garden Park at 10 am. June 21 The Dino Kit. June 24 Storytime at Springville at 10 am. June 29 Reptiles with Spring Mill at 2 pm. All dates are tentative. Check our online events calendar for scheduling updates.
Summer Discovery 2021 July Program Guide. July 1 Storytime at Edgewood at 10 am. July 5 the Library is closed. July 6 The Camping Kit. July 8 Storytime at Otis Park at 10 am. July 13 Outdoor s’mores at 4 pm. July 15 Storytime at Springville at 10 am. July 19 The Kaleidoscope Kit. July 22 Storytime at Springville at 10 am. July 27 Slime Time at 4 pm. July 29 Storytime at Edgewood at 10 am. All dates are tentative. Check our online events calendar for scheduling updates.


(Maps to Storytime locations are included in the Summer Program Guide above.)

Summer Take-Home Kits:

May 24 - The Art Kit: You will receive supplies to make your own air-dry clay sculptures with fun items to help you sculpt your masterpieces. You will also find fun ideas on projects to try with your clay and information about famous sculptors.

June 7 - The Moon Kit: In this kit, you will receive supplies to make your own moon foil art, create flour craters, and complete a moon observation journal.

June 21 - The Dino Kit: Includes supplies to do your own dinosaur dig (corn starch, dinosaur, mini hammer, and pick) and supplies to make dinosaur puppets.

July 6 - The Camping Kit: Use a pizza box, plastic wrap, and the sun to make a solar oven that can cook a s'more, plus materials to make your own camp patch.

July 19 - The Kaleidoscope Kit: Create your own kaleidoscope and a tricky optical illusion.


Summer Discovery is brought to you by the Bedford Public Library in partnership with the Lawrence County Community Foundation.

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