Free Lunch for Kids resumes!
Thursday, June 28 & Friday, June 29, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Truro Public Library is pleased to join other local community institutions this summer who provide free lunches for all children 18 years and under through Food For Kids. This open, drop-in program offers a nutritious meal, fresh-packed in the morning by the primary sponsor in our area, The Church of the Holy Spirit, and distributed to sites from Chatham to Provincetown. The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded child nutrition program whose goal is to feed children and teens ages 1-18 during the summer months when they do not have access to school meals.
Thursday, June 28, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.
Jumanji Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party
Friday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
Get your Summer Reading on with crafts, games, and giveaways! Pick up your “Libraries Rock!” reading log and grab some books and summer reading lists.
Pea Shoots at the Highlands Fest!
Saturday, June 28, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. AT THE CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE HIGHLANDS CENTER
Truro Public Library Youth Services Librarian Maggie Hanelt and our Children’s Garden educator Farmer Cynthia will host a table for Sustainable CAPE. They will have plenty of seeds so you can plant your own pea shoots! This year’s Highlands Fest theme, Right Here Right Now, captures the essence of the Highlands Center partner’s initiatives to act now to lead more sustainable and healthy lifestyles to benefit our planet and ourselves. Right Here Right Now was inspired by the Center for Coastal Studies’ 1,000 Friends of Right Whales Emergency Initiative. The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale may be extinct by 2050; the Center for Coastal Studies is working to increase the whale’s chance for survival. Come participate, exercise, paint and learn more about what our partners are doing to express our theme and how you can get involved. Highlands Fest is all inclusive and also features imaginative entertainment and refreshments. All ages and abilities are invited. Highlands Fest is an annual celebration of the Highlands Center at Cape Cod National Seashore by its partner organizations: Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod, Cape Cod National Seashore, Payomet Performing Arts Center, Center for Coastal Studies, Sustainable CAPE, and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill. We will also be joined by the Healthy Parks Healthy People team from Cape Cod Heathcare and Truro Public Library.
Kindness Rocks with Jennifer Stratton
Tuesday, July 3, 10:30 a.m.
Expressive and creative art educator Jennifer Stratton will provide a supply of rocks for kids and adults to decorate and to inscribe with messages of kindness, using different mediums and techniques. All ages.