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Whiting Library Passes and Summer Reading Program Fun!

posted Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Celebrate Summertime at Whiting Library, located on Main Street in Chester. The Library is a great place to get books and magazines to read in your lawn chair, movies to watch on rainy days, and CDs for listening as you drive. Here at the Library there are LEGOs for building, friendly story times and a "cosmic" summer reading program! The Whiting Library's Children Department will again participate the National Collaborative Summer Library Program. This year's theme is A Universe of Stories and we hope you'll join us for some fun space-themed activities, programs, and of course, prizes this summer!

Sign-ups start June 10th and the program begins July 10th. We are also happy to announce that The Nature Museum's Summer Unplugged series will be back for another year of programs. Join us Wednesdays at 1pm in the library for a different topic every week! Questions can be directed to Stephanie, Children's Librarian at the Whiting Library.

Did you know that the Library also has passes for museums and parks and historic sites? These passes are for members of Whiting Library to borrow, then return for others to share.

Nature Museum ( located at 186 Townshend Road, Grafton. Hours: Thursdays and Fridays: 10am-4pm (year round), Saturdays: 10am-4pm (Memorial Day-Columbus Day). Admission to the museum is by donation. Pass exempts donation.

Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center Leahy Center ( located at One College St, Burlington, Hours: 10am-5pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day. Admission is $7 per person with pass, pass is for up to two adults and three youth.

Vermont's History Museum, Vermont Historical Society ( at The Pavilion Building, 109 State St, Montpelier. Hours: Tues-Sat 10pm-4, Sundays, May-October Noon-4pm. Closed on state and federal holidays. Home to the collective history of all Vermonters from the time of the Abenaki to the beginning of the 21st century.

Vermont State Park Day Areas ( 36 sites, open May thru October Hours: 10am-Sunset. Pass admits up to eight people in one vehicle for a day.

Vermont Historic Sites ( open May thru October. Pass admits one family or group of up to eight persons for one day to each of the nine Vermont's state-owned historic sites.

The American Precision Museum ( located at 196 Main St Windsor. Hours: 10am-5pm Memorial Day through October 31st 10-5pm. Pass is for family of four and museum shop discount.

Edgar May Health and Recreation Center ( located at 140 Clinton Street, Springfield. Hours: M-F 5am-9pm, Sat 7am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm year round. One-time use family day pass for pool and fitness center.

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Open M, W, F 10-6, Sat 10-2

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