Youth Summer Reading Program


The Youth Summer Reading Program is swimming yer way!

Premiering, June 28, 2021!

Download your Reading Log or use the Read Squared app.


The Forest Park’s Zoo on the Go! visits the pavilion on Wednesday, June 30th at 2:00pm. Join us for this family event!



Kick Off Event: Ed Popielarczyk’s MAGIC SHOW! 

July 1st at 5:00pm in the pavilion! For families.


Training Tails and Tales! with dog Trainer, Jim Helems from Dog PALs!

Tuesday, July 6th at 4:00pm in the pavilion. Ages 8 & up.



MUSIC STORYTIMES! With Musician and Day, Andy Goulet!

Wednesdays, July 7th, July 14th, and July 21st 

at 11:00am!

Meet us in the pavilion to shake your tails and listen to tales! For pre-k families


REFLECTIONS WRITING GROUP: “How I got through the pandemic” Your story matters.

With Psychologist and Storyteller, Jean Pao Wilson, Ph.D.

Join either, one, or both sessions: Thursdays, July 8th and July 15th at 4:00pm

For Adults & Ages 10 & up.


RADIO FOX HUNT! Catch the Tail of the Wiley Fox: it’s a scavenger hunt with radio waves and antennas! With HAM Radio Expert, Roy Thompson.

Tuesday, July 13th at 6:30pm. For ages 8 & up. 


Wildlife Storybook! Create your keepsake adventure book of a bug’s life! With Naturalist, Kathleen Bamford. 

Thursday, July 22nd at 3:00pm. For ages 5 & up. 



Creature Art with Lois! Our artist friend, Lois, will help you create your own 3-D creature (with or without a tail) out of paper! Collage, paint, etch, and express yourself!  For ages 5 & up.

Tuesday, July 27th at 4:00pm


Wildlife Scavenger Hunt! Wildlife is all around you! Can you find it? Join naturalist, Kathleen Bamford for a “hunt” through our park! This event is sponsored by the Hampshire/Hampden Conservation District!

Wednesday, July 28th at 11:00am. For ages 5 & up.

 Letterboxing  and Rubberstamp Carving combines elements of hiking, treasure hunting, and art! This 2-hour course in letterboxing offers all the information, supplies, and experiences needed to begin the hobby.

 Appropriate for ages 8 and up (we use sharp instruments). Carve your tale! Meet us in the pavilion. 15 people maximum; please register. Thursday, July 29th at 4:00pm.

Sip & Paint!
Join the FRIENDS OF THE EDWARDS PUBLIC LIBRARY for an outdoor Sip & Paint!

Think you can’t paint? Think again! All art supplies and a beverage are included with your instruction.

Meet us in the Conant Park pavilion. There is a 25 painter maximum. Please register by 7/27 to avoid disappointment. Tuesday, August 3rd at 6:00pm. For ages 16 & up with an i.d. $25 per person.


Alpaca Storytime! With Avery and the Alpacas!  Wednesday, August 4th  at 11:00am

Meet us in the pavilion to meet and learn about the alpacas and listen to a story! It’s a different kind of tail & tale! Please support this 4-H project. For Families. Please maintain social distancing.


Use your wits and observation skills to find clues and solve the ESCAPE ROOM: PREDICAMENT! How it works: The host/game master will welcome you and review the rules.  She will show you the puzzle cabinet.  Can you get all the locks open? Great primer for traditional escape games!

Thursday, August 5th 3 Sessions: 4:00; 4:40; and 5:20pm. For ages 8 & up! 6 people max in each session, so please register!


FINAL EVENT OF THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM! Edwards Public Library welcomes back

 Jungle Jim and his “Tails and Tales” Summer Reading Balloon Magic Show.

Over 20 volunteers will participate in entertaining and team building activities. Please maintain distancing!

This program is supported by a grant from the Southampton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Saturday, August 7th at 11:00am!