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Deborah Rawson Memorial Library

8 River Road

Jericho, VT 05465

(802) 899-4962


Welcome to the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library

2019 Summer Reading Program!

Starting June 1, call 899-4962 to register for an event!

Here are some of the ASTRONOMICAL

events lined up for the summer!

Ongoing Summer Activities:

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten



Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten. Register at the circulation desk, and pick up a reading log with stickers.  There are incentives along the way!  Recommended for all children younger than Kindergarten.

Bedtime Math - Summer of Numbers

Research shows Bedtime Math improves children’s math skills! Pick up a flyer and chart. Every time your child solves a math problem, they add another star to their chart. Recommended for children ages 4 to 11.

Story Hour

Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 on June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7.  Drop in for stories, songs, projects with the theme: “A Universe of Stories!” and a nutritious snack.  No registration required. Recommended for preK—grade 2.

Explorer’s Backpack

Bring a snack or picnic lunch to enjoy with a themed backpack you can check out for an outing. Each of the 3 themed backpacks - Bugs, Birds, and Gardens - can be checked out for the day. All ages.

Take Home Activities

During the Summer Reading Program, take-home activities will be available in the children’s room with themed activities that can be done anytime.  Recommended for children ages 4—11.

Summer Reading Program Events

All events are FREE and some activities require  advance registration. “Drop-in” events are come-and-go as you please within the designated time. Please inform in advance if any special accommodations are needed. Adult supervision is required for children 8 years old and younger.

ALL—all ages, PREK—ages 0 to 6, ELEM—ages 6 to 9, UPPER ELEM—ages 8 to 10, MIDD—ages 10 to 13, TEEN—ages 13+

VINS Presents: Raptor Encounters

Tuesday, June 18, @ 4:00—4:45 pm

Learn about raptors during this special presentation with live birds! ALL

Drop—In Craft: Nebula Tie-Dye T-shirts

Friday, June 21, 10:00—12:00 am

Bring your own T-shirt (or whatever!) to create your own tie-dye creation. We supply the inks… and snacks! There will also be a variety of alternative materials for younger, fiber arts.  PREK, ELEM, MIDD

Teen Nintendo Switch Gaming

Friday, June 21, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

We have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019 and more! You and up to three friends can sign up for a 30 min. slot to play on our new Nintendo Switch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962.  MIDD, TEEN

Learn to Fish!

Saturday, June 22 , 9:00 – 11:00 am

This workshop, run by VT ANR certified fishing instructors, teaches children the basics of fishing.


Backpack Theater

Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Join us to see a performance of “The Shoemaker and the Elves” & “Little Red Riding Hood.” ALL

Breakout Afternoon

Tuesday, June 25, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Are you good at solving mysteries? Can you sleuth clues? Registrants work as a group to solve a puzzle to break into a treasure box and get a prize! REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. UPPER ELEM, MIDD

SPACE CAMP!: Rockets

Thursday, June 27, 2:00– 4:00 pm

Learn about, design and build your own bottle rocket. Snacks included! REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. UPPER ELEM, MIDD

The Very Merry Theater Presents:

Pinocchio the   Musical!

Tuesday, July 2, 12:00 pm (Rain Site: Jericho Elementary School)

VMT travels throughout the  region with their wagon-stage to bring their outdoor musical performances to the community! ALL

Drop—In Craft: Galactic Splatter Paint Party

Friday, July 5, 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

Create a unique starscape design on black canvas that you can take home with you. Snacks included! PREK, ELEM, MIDD

Music with Buddy Dubay 

Wednesday, July 10, 1:30—2:30 pm

Sing along with Buddy Dubay! Buddy, local music educator icon, brings his interactive  music performance to DRML once again!  ALL

The Humane Society Presents “Beautiful Bugs”

Tuesday, July 9, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about what makes bugs awesome and create a craft you can take home!  PREK, ELEM

Crafting Just for Teens!: Cosmic Marbling

Wednesday, July 10, 3:30—5:30 pm

We have tote bags for you to marbleize! You are welcome to bring something from home to add a little cosmic Marbling. REGISTRATION


SPACE CAMP!: Mars Landing

Thursday, July 11, 2:00– 4:00 pm

Learn about extraterrestrial landing vehicles and design a vehicle to protect an egg from breaking when dropped from a height. Snacks included! REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. UPPER ELEM, MIDD

2019-2020 DCF Party!

Friday, July 19, 5:30—6:30 pm

We will learn about all the books on the DCF list this year, snack on awesome food and enjoy the company of fellow book lovers!  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. GRADES 4-8

2019-2020 Kindergarten Transition Party!

Saturday, July 20, 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

Drop in anytime to meet other incoming kindergartners, enjoy snacks, and sign up for a library card! INCOMING KINDERGARTNERS

The Humane Society Presents “I Spy an OPIE”

Tuesday, July 23, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about Vermont wildlife, including how special Vermont’s opossums are! There will be activity sheets and  coloring that  you can take home!  PREK, ELEM

Heliand Consort

Tuesday, July 23, 1:00—2:00 pm

Please join us for a delightful hour of music with the VT Chamber Ensemble "Heliand Consort" featuring Berta Frank, BRMS band director and professional flutist.  They will be presenting       excerpts from their 2019 seasonal concert tour "Summers Gathering" with a trio of folk and classical songs plus woodwind music. Perfect way to spend a summer afternoon - bring your ears! ALL

Archaeology Afternoon with the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation State Archaeologist, Jess Robinson

Wednesday, July 24, 1:00—3:00 pm

Be an archaeologist for a day! Learn how archaeologists use the clues they find to understand how people lived in the past.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. UPPER ELEM, MIDD


Thursday, July 25, 3:00– 4:00 pm

Through a generous donation from the VT Dept. of Libraries, we are able to host the Vermont Institute of Natural Science’s portable planetarium called, “StarLab.” REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962. UPPER ELEM, MIDD

Vermont Astronomical Society presents:

Night Sky Constellations!

Friday, July 26,

7:00—8:00 pm

Join Joel Greene of the Vermont Astronomical Society as he shares his vast knowledge of constellations.  ALL

Teen Nintendo Switch Gaming

Friday, July 26, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

We have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Just Dance 2019 and more! You and up to three friends can sign up for a 30 min. slot to play on our new Nintendo Switch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED 899-4962.  MIDD, TEEN

VSAC Presents: College Preparation tips for

High School Freshman and Sophomores

Tuesday, July 30, 7:00—8:00 pm

Join other high school freshman and sophomores to learn tips to best prepare for college. INCOMING FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORES

Happy Birthday Harry Potter Party

July 31, 4:00—6:00 pm

Games, activities and food with a Hogwarts theme! ELEM, UPPER ELEM, MIDD


Thursday, August 1, 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

A helpful robot in the distant future works with friends to save humankind. Popcorn and lemonade included! This movie is rated G. ALL

The 2019 Summer Reading Program is made available through:

The Vermont Department of Libraries

Thank you to the Friends of DRML for helping fund prizes and programs for  this summer reading program!

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