Summer is flying by! I feel so rejuvenated with the longer days and the warmth from the sun. I have been in search of fun family activities without breaking the bank. I found some awesome events and activities at our local library. Many of the Fairfield County libraries are offering free or discounted programming for the whole family. Check out some of the fun things occurring this summer at a few different locations.
Bridgeport Public Library has a host of summer activities for the family at all three branches. This summer the library is offering The Summer Reading Experience where the whole family can sign up and compete to win prizes based on the amount of books read. This will be running the entire summer, ending August 24th. There is also a STEM Program suited for grades 3-6. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Virtual and Augmented Reality. There is something for the whole family from free weekly movies, to game nights. Also, check out the Lego Club for all those young builders. Looking for something more active side, sign up for yoga or dance classes. For more information please check out the Bridgeport Public Library monthly calendar.
Fairfield Library is offering some great classes for children of all ages. There are drop-in events and a few that require registration. Full Steam Ahead, Terrific Twos, and Wobbly Walkers are a few of these scheduled classes. In addition the there are prizes being offered to participants of the library’s Rock Summer Reading Program. Adults have the opportunity to participate in the Summer Reading fun and win raffle tickets as well. The library also has an array of programs for adults who may be using the summer to brush up on some new skills. There are small business classes offered monthly, along with a financial budgeting group.
At the The Ferguson Library in Stamford you will find a summer reading program along with weekly summer movie events. Noteworthy this year is the Summer Meals Program. These meals are provided at the South End Branch, Monday through Friday, to all children up to age 18 as an extension of the National School Lunch Program.
Ridgefield Library through the month of July and August has a plethora of things that will excite the imagination of both young and old. Similar to other local libraries, the Ridgefield Library is offering Friday night movies. Children’s activities include Baby & Me Time for ages 3-4, and a program for young readers called ROAR. Readers are able to read to the pups of Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue. Something new this year is STEAM a virtual reality program for teenagers.
Trumbull Library has a host of arts and crafts activities for adults and children. The library also offers a great opportunity for families to check out local museums with passes. The passes are free to Trumbull residents. Passes include reduced or free entrance for, but not limited to the Barnum Museum, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Connecticut’s Old State House, and a few other wonderful sites in Connecticut.