Youth Summer Reading Program

 It’s almost time for “A UNIVERSE OF STORIES”! Sign ups begin on Monday, June 24th!

Youth Summer Reading Program Calendar 2019 

The Youth Summer Reading Program is brought to you by the following sponsors:

  • Canon Real Estate, Florence Savings Bank, Polish National Credit Union, Easthampton Savings Bank, The Kiwanis of Easthampton, Southampton Mothers Club, Southampton Woman’s Club, The Southampton Lions Club, The Collaborative, The Southampton Cultural Council, the Friends of the Edwards Public Library, and a dear friend. Thank you.

Hands on Nature: FIREFLIES!

Thursday, June 27th from 4:00-5:00 pm, we invite families to this special YSRP program.

Discover their habits and lifestyles! Bring a recycled glass jar, and make a firefly catcher to bring home!


Climate Change Cafe!

with Brittany Gutermuth of Mass Audubon.

Learn, chat, solve! Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, June 27th at 6:00pm. For ages 14 & up.



The Return of Scott Jameson’s Magic Show!

Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00am. For all ages. 


The Return of the Smooth Hoots Improv Troupe!

You know ’em, you love ’em, they are out of this world!  For ages 9 & up.
Tuesdays, June 25th, July 2nd from 6:30-8:00pm
Thursdays, July 18th, August 1st from 6:30-8:00pm


The YSRP Dog Story Hours will be:

Wednesdays, July 3, 10, and 17th at 11:00am. 

Join Robert, Johanna, and, especially, Kiefer for the ‘final frontier’ of dogginess. It’s a celebration of the first mammals in space…DOGS!



ESCAPE ROOM! Can you escape the Black Meteor??

with Cathy and Abby!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

2 Sessions: 6:00pm and 7:00pm. For ages 7 & up.


PODCASTING PRIMER: Learn how to podcast with Easthampton Media. 3 Sessions. 

Thursday, July 11th at 6:00pm at the Library

Thursdays, July 18th and July 25th at 6:00pm at Easthampton Media, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 102, Easthampton, MA

For ages 14 & up. 


The Universe’s Story with Alfred Venne of Amherst College!

Learn about the real stars–our Solar System.

Thursday, July 16, 2019 from 4:00-5:00pm. For ages 7 & up.


Meet author/illustrator Jeff Mack!

You love his books so let Jeff teach you how to create your own world of stories with words and art!

Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30pm. For all ages!


Space Monsters with Lois!

Create a creature from another planet. ET phone home!

2 dates/2 monsters: Wednesdays, July 24th  and July 31st at 3:00pm. For ages 5 & up.



Communicate to the World with Ham Radio!

with HAM Radio expert, Roy Thompson.
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:30pm. For ages 7 & up.


A visit from NASA Solar System Ambassador, Jim Zebrowski!

Find out how craters were formed with the lunar impactor model.

Saturday, July 27th from 11:00am to Noon. For all ages.