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Summer Events - All Ages
Summer reading, concerts, puppets and more. These events are for everyone, from babies to middle schoolers and their families.
Take a look at our library calendar of events to see what we've got going on for adults and teens too!
Summer Reading Challenges
June 15th through August 29th
Pick up a challenge booklet at any Quincy library location
Summer is a great time to read together as a family. No matter your age we have a summer reading program that is just right for you. Take a look here for more details and remember, this program is for the whole family. Board books and stories read to children count!
Summer Program Kickoff with Toe Jam Puppet Band
Friday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m.
Main Library Front Lawn (Main Library atrium in case of bad weather)
Two full months of summer library programs for children of all ages begin with an out of this world concert with the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Get ready to take a rocket ship to outer space. All aboard! Countdown, 4-3-2-1-zero, blast off with the band! The show features a spacey dress-up puppet show and some crazy anti-gravity dancing! This high-energy show will get you in the mood for a summer full of sciencetastic fun. Check back for more details on our many summer programs, including crafts, storytellers, music, puppets and plenty of science throughout July and August! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
Storytelling at the Quincy Farmers Market
Fridays at 12:00 p.m. from June 27thFarmers Market Dates
July 11, 18 and 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
through August 29th (weather permitting)
Quincy Farmers Market in the John Hancock Municipal Parking Lot
Join us each week at the Farmers Market for some stories and rhymes when the weather is nice. The Farmers Market is set up in the Court House parking lot every Friday from the end of June through the summer. Look for us in a shady spot near the vendor tents.
Drop in 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.Week of 6/30 - Fireworks Sculpture
Week of 7/7 - Pipecleaner Sparklers
Week of 7/14 - Robot Puzzle
Week of 7/21 - Moonscapes
Week of 7/28 - Flying Helicopters
Week of 8/4 - 3D Firework Collage
Week of 8/11 - Robot Treasure Jars
Week of 8/18 - Spinning Pinwheels
Week of 8/25 - Back-to-school Bookmarks
Mondays - Main Library
Tuesdays - Adams Shore Branch
Wednesdays - North Quincy Branch
Thursdays - Wollaston Branch
A 9 week series of drop-in art activities that travel throughout Quincy. Projects are open-ended to accommodate a wide age range. They are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to do with an adult's help and free form enough for school age children to add their own personal touch. Drop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 to make each week's craft. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
Follow the Magic School Bus Library Quests
All summer long during July and August
North Quincy Branch
Come to the desk to get your map, then explore the North Quincy Branch Library by going on a library quest to find clues hidden around the inside and outside of the building. Even very small children can explore with an adult or older sibling to help! When you have the answer, bring it to the desk for a prize. New quests will begin in July and August.
Friday, July 11th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. - Rain Date: Friday, July 18th, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Main Library Front Lawn
Join us on the front lawn of the library to blow some bubbles! We will have tubs of bubble solution and plenty of bubble makers to experiment with. Can you make giant bubbles? Little tiny bubbles? Can you make bubbles with your hands or do you need a bubble wand? Find out if a square bubble wand makes square bubbles and grab some bubble solution recipes to try out at home. Parents, this is sure to be loads of soapy, soaking fun so make sure your children are dressed to get messy!