Children’s Summer Programs



 Thursday, June 26th 10:30–11:30      

Back Pack Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast

  Ages 5+      Community Room

The touring Children’s theater group returns to the Bixby to present the timeless fairytale.

Ice Cream Party   1–3 in the Otter Creek Room

Children may join us for a free scoop of ice cream to celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Program

Thursday, July 3rd  12:00–3:00 

Open Hands On

Ages 4 +  Otter Creek Room

Simple hands on science projects.  Come in and be curious!

Thursday, July 10th 10:30–11:30  

Peter Burns-Story Teller and Musician

Age 5 +  Otter Creek Room

"Stories about Science" featuring actual scientific experiments.  Each story will also include audience participation and Peter’s unique brand of humor. Peter Burns has been telling stories for more than 25 years.  His work has been featured on NPR and has received numerous awards.

Thursday, July 17th  10:30–11:30  

Monster Hunters: Cryptos Zoological Comic Book Workshop with Ericc Cram

  Ages 7+   Otter Creek Room

Pre-registration required    Limit: 15 children

The study of Hidden Animals has been pursued since the ancient times, when people believed in bizarre beasts and mysterious monsters such as Big Foot. We;’ll learn a brief history of crytpozoo;ogy , talk about how to discover your own cryptic creatures and how they may live. Finally, we’ll use the comic book medium to create colorful investigative reports of what we’ve discovered on our expedition.

Monday, July 21st    1–2

Summer Encore Theatre presents "The Race to Save the World"

Ages 5 +    Community Room

"The Race to Save the World" was developed by students and Cathy Archer. Through improvisation an interactive play will come to life around the central idea of a mad scientist who wabts to destry/rule the world.  Science experiments and dance will be part of the show.

Thursday,  July 31st    10:30–11:30

The Science of Archaeology: Be an Archaeologist with Scott McLaughlin

Ages 6+   Otter Creek Room

Pre-registration required. Limit: 15 children

This program engages kids of all ages in a simulated archaeological dig based on an actual archaeological site of a 19th century schoolhouse.Examine artifacts and features found on the surface level and then "excavate" the site to discover what the site’s function was and what life was like 100 years ago.

Thursday, August 7th    10:30–11:30

Mysterious Things Happen with Science with Kurt Valenta of Exordium

Ages 5–adult  Otter Creek Room 

Pre-registration required.         Limit 15-20 

This program is a collection of events that at first glance seem impossible but can be explained through physical or chemical science.  Guaranteed to wow the audience as they ponder the science behind what happened,  This show will keep participants quessing right up to the moment of revelation. Kurt is a Mechanical Engineering Technologist and has a Masters in education.

Rachel Plant will be reading from 3:30 to 4 in City Park. If it rains the event will not take place. Come join the fun!

Thursday, August 14th  10:30–11:30

Preschool Music and Movement with Ellie Tetrik

Ages Preschool–5        Community Room

Pre-registration required.    Limit: 20 children 

In keeping with the science theme, Ellie will take preschoolers on a fun, interactive journey into the science of sound and music.  The children will experience a hands-on demonstration…rhythm, sound and movement.  Other activities will include parachute fun and lots and LOTS of bubbles.

Thursday, August 21st   10:30–11:30

" Put on your Lab Coat ! " with Rebecca Rupp

Ages 7–12        Otter Creek Room 

Pre-registration required        Limit 15 children

Make a lava lamp, exploding bags, your own electroscope, did someone say rocket?  The summer finale ends with wild hands on experiments, the list may change but the enthusiasm for this workshop will last a lifetime.

Rachel Plant will be reading from 3:30 – 4 in City Park.  If it rains the event will not take place.  Come join the fun!

The above Summer Programs are sponsored through the generosity of the  Sons of the American Legion Post #14.. We extend our greatest thanks.

The Bixby Library is a free Summer Meals Site in Partnership with ANWSU food service to end childhood hunger.  Children ages: Toddler to age 17 may join us for free bag lunches at 11:30 following the Children’s Summer Programs.  Call 877-2211 for more information. 

Booked for Bikes Summer Reading Program

 We want you to read this summer!  Come in and check out the great new books!

If you are between 7 and 17 register to possibly win one of these great  prizes:

Brand new bike from Earl’s Cyclery, 

Kindle Fire HD


Gift certificates to Amazon, Vermont Book Shop, Flying Pig Book Shop and Barnes and Noble.

Vergennnes Scoop Shop Gift Cards.

The drawing will be on Vergennes Day, August 23rd at 12:30 at the City Park Bandstand.


 The Summer Reading Program "Booked for Bikes"  is sponsored by the Vergennes Rotary Club.  Thank you so much!










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