Summer Events at the Branch Libraries

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Summer programs at the Adams Shore, North Quincy and Wollaston branches.

Take a look at our library calendar of events to see what's going on at the Main Library too!

All Branches Adams Shore North Quincy Wollaston


All Branches

Summer Reading ChallengeTwo cartoon people reading together
June 15th through August 29th
Pick up a challenge booklet at any Quincy library location
Have fun this summer and explore the whole library as you read (or listen) your way through the alphabet. Take a look here for more details and remember, this program is for the whole family. Board books and stories read to children count!

Drop in 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.Cartoon skyline with a searchlight pointed at the sky making a book shape
Mondays - Main Library
Tuesdays - Adams Shore Branch
Wednesdays - Wollaston Branch
Thursdays - North Quincy Branch
An 8 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.

Week of 6/29 -
Week of 7/6 - 
Week of 7/13 - 
Week of 7/20 -
Week of 7/27 - 
Week of 8/3 - 
Week of 8/10 - 
Week of 8/17 - 
 Week of 8/24 - Back-to-school Bookmarks


Adams Shore

Spiderman Cookie Decorating
Thursday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 7+

Magic with Mike Bent
Monday, July 14th at 2:00 p.m.Man with a large number of small yellow balls bouncing around him
Ages 3 and up
Amazing magician Mike Bent presents AbraKABOOM! This silly science themed show combines science fiction and science fact, amazing magic, hilarious comedy, riveting storytelling, puppets, music and sound effects. Featuring the stories Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Probudit by Chris Van Allsburg this zany magic show will have you rolling with laughter. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library.


North Quincy

Saturday Storytime
Saturday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 2-5Movies at North Quincy  
Every Monday at 2:00 p.m.
6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31
No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Join storyteller Cheryl Dunford for a family storytime full of stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Chinese for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.

Follow the Magic School Bus Library Quests
All summer during July and August
All Ages with an adult
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 in August.

Jedi Training Academy
Tuesday, July 7th at 2:30 p.m.
Ages 4-9

Teddy Bear Storytime
Tuesday, July 21st and Tuesday, August 25th at 6:30 p.m.
Ages 2-5



Make Your Own Comics
Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 8+

Preschool Discovery: Mysteries
Thursday. July 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2+

LEGO Building
Thursday, August 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 5+
Drop in any time during this hour and a half of free-play LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else. LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

Preschool Discovery: Summer Science
Thursday, August 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2+ 


For more to do at the Main Library take a look at all of our programs.

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