Grades 1-5

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Grades 1-5 Programs

Weekly Summer Programs
Reading Practice
Animal Programs

Weekly Summer Programs

  • Wildlife Tuesdays!: Tuesdays at 4 PM With Ms. O’Shaughnessy
    Craft projects, service projects, and experiments celebrating different wildlife creatures! Open to kids in grades 1-5
  • Elementary School Take & Make: Wednesdays starting June 23rd-August 18th
  • Serendipity: Thursdays at 4 PM With Mrs. Wheeless
    Stories, songs, and a craft to take home! Open to kids in Grades K-5.
    This program will be available virtually too.

Practice Your Reading

Book Buddies: 1st and 3rd Monday at 7 PM beginning July 19: (Grades K-3)
Read together and play word games with teen volunteers via zoom.

Books and Woofs! : Monday, July 12th and August 9th at 7:00 pm (Grades 1-5)
Practice reading aloud to dogs and puppies from The Seeing Eye!


Special Programs with Live animals!

Seeing Eye Demo: Wednesday, July 14th at 7:00 pm (Grades 1-5)
Have you ever wondered how to train a guide dog? We’ve got experts who will provide the answers to your questions!

The following programs have been funded by the Manley Winser Foundation

Snakes and Scales: Wednesday, June 30th at 7:00 pm. Grades 1-5 with parents
In this program, you graduate from some of our smaller species of reptiles
into learning about our more exotic and bigger ones!

Vets in Training: Wednesday, July 21st at 2:00 pm. Open to kids in grades 1-5
Join our friends from House Paws to learn about some furry animal friends. Small animals like bunnies, hedgehogs and geckos need special care.

Eyes of the Wild!: Wednesday, August 4th at 7:00 pm (Grades 1-5)
Get ready for a visit from “Eyes of the Wild!” They will bring five interesting and photogenic animals. You also get to learn what makes them so unique!

Sassyfrass Storytelling Workshop: 

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, July 26-August 6 at 2:00 pm
Open to kids in grades 3-6

Learn storytelling from our own professional storyteller, Jeslyn Wheeless.
She’ll take you through the steps, culminating with a visit to Hometowne TV where you’ll be filmed!
Please plan to attend every day of this 6 day workshop.

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