Sunday, July 9, 2017

Happenings in South Burlington for July 9-15, 2017

South Burlington provides so many opportunities for families to go out and enjoy their community. Often there are free things to do as well as things that don't cost too much money. Here are some ideas for the week of July 9-15, 2017. Get out and have some fun!

If you have signed up for our Birthday Book Program and your child has a birthday in the month of July, please go to the South Burlington Community Library to pick up your FREE birthday bookThere is also the option of having it mailed to your home.  If you are interested in signing up for this great FREE program, please see below for how to register.  Happy Birthday and Happy Reading!

Sign up to receive FREE books!
What: A free, age-appropriate book for your child on each of their birthdays from ages 1-5
Who: All families with children ages 0-5 that live in South Burlington
How: 1. You can sign up right here on this blog by filling out the form under the tab above.
          2. You can go to the South Burlington Library and fill out a card there.
          3. You can email with your name, address, each     child's birth date.

Go to the South Burlington Library during your child's birthday month, pick up your free book, and sign in so we know you've received it.  You also have the option of having the book mailed to your home.

Public Skating at Cairns Arena
Where: Cairns Arena, 600 Swift Street
When: Please check their website: Everyone
Cost: Adults:  $5.00, Children 6-17:  $3.00, Children under 5:  $2.00
Contact: Times are subject to change, 802-658-5577
Skaters of all ages lace up and hit the ice. Skates available for rent for $3.00.

South Burlington Playgroup in the Park
Where:  Jaycee Park, 113 Patchen Road
When:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 am
Who:  Ages 0-5
Cost:  Free
Join the South Burlington Family Center for their Playgroup in the Park series. Playgroup in the Park offers children an opportunity to socialize with peers, exercise gross motor skills on the play structure and giant sand box, and get creative with sidewalk chalk and other provided art supplies.

For some added fun, feel free to bring your child's bike, trike or scooter (and helmet!) for riding on the adjacent basket ball court. Activities have been chosen for children ages 0-5, though older siblings are welcome!

  • This playgroup is weather dependent. Please check the South Burlington Family Center's website or Facebook page for any cancellations due to weather. 


Teeny Tiny Backyard Explorers at Wheeler Homestead
Where: Wheeler Homestead and Garden Park, 1100 Dorset Street
When: Tuesday, July 11 from 9:30-11:00 am
Who: Ages 0-2
Cost: Free
Join Miss Meg under the story tree at Wheeler Homestead and Gardens on Tuesday mornings for rhymes, songs and finger plays. Followed by exploring and playing in the garden.

  • Siblings are welcome at all our storytime programs. 
  • Programs at the Wheeler Homestead may be cancelled due to stormy summer weather. Please check the Library facebook page for cancellations and program updates.
  • All programs at the Wheeler Homestead will be held outdoors. Please remember to bring sunhats, sunscreen, bug spray and water so that you can comfortably play and explore.
  • The Homestead and Gardens are a beautiful place for a picnic.
  • Please feel free to bring a snack or your lunch.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Wednesday, July 12 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come to this storytime, upstairs in the Children's Department!


Garden Adventures with the Bookworm (SB Library Program)
Where:  Wheeler Homestead and Garden Park, 1100 Dorset Street
When:  Friday, July 14 from 9:30-11:00 am
Who:  Ages 3-6
Cost:  Free
Join Miss Meg under the story tree at Wheeler Homestead and Gardens on Friday mornings for folktales, games, crafts and explorations in the garden.

Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farm
Where:  Bread and Butter Farm, Cheesefactory Road
When:  Friday, July 14 from 4:30-7:30 pm
Who:  Everyone
Cost: There is a charge for food
At Burger Night they serve a full meal that comes almost entirely from their farm. They raise the cows who provide the beef, they bake the buns, and they grow the veggies for the salads. This year you can compliment your meal with a popsicle made from fresh seasonal berries from Adam's Berry Farm.
The music has not had to travel far either. Each week, Chris Dorman (founder of Music for Sprouts) brings amazing bands to liven up the event. Many of the bands are local and their set at Burger Night is a chance to celebrate their integral role in our local community.

Friday Night Pajama Storytime

Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Friday, July 14 at 7:00 pm
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Come wearing pajamas to this story time upstairs in the Children's Department!

Strawbee Saturdays at South Burlington Community LibraryWhere:  South Burlington Community Library, 540 Dorset Street
When:  Saturday, July 15 from 10:00-11:00 am
Who:  Ages 3 and up
Cost:  FreeStrawbees® is an award-winning building toy for all ages. Come explore and make your own unique structures.


Story Time at Barnes and Noble
Where: Barnes and Noble, 102 Dorset Street
When: Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 am
Who: All Ages
Cost: Free
Join them for story time upstairs in the Children's Department

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