*Please be aware that these events are subject to change. Call ahead (854-7463) if you have questions. 

Summer Programs @ the Bancroft Public Library

The library has created a Super Summer Monopoly game board that challenges ALL patrons to explore their world through books and community involvement. Game boards can be picked up at the library or printed from the library website (see below). 

Anyone who completes the entire Monopoly board will be entered into a drawing to win one of two grand prizes.  The adult grand prize is 2 season tickets to the November Cabaret series at the Fort Salem Theater.  The youth grand prize is a Movie Night basket, which includes $20 gift certificate to Pizza World. 

All game boards should be returned to the library by August 31, even if it isn't all completed, as there are many prizes from local businesses to be given out for all levels of participation. 

Many thanks to our local prize sponsors (as of print time): Fort Salem Theatre, Pizza World, Gardenworks Farm, Battenkill Valley Creamery, Books In Kids Hands, Salem Hardware, A&J Enterprises, Faerydale, The Flower Shop @ Laura's Garden, Jackson Traders, Applebee's,  MiSci and The Friends of Bancroft Library. 

Other summer programs:

Creating Pattern Designs with Lines & Circles with Paula Krieg
For Tweens and up
Tuesdays, July 7, 14 and 21 
6 - 8:00 p.m.

Family Game Day
Wednesday, July 8
6 - 8:00 p.m.
Come and cool off in the air conditioning while you play some classic and not-so-classic board games. (Note: the library is not officially open during this time and computers will NOT be available for use). 

Story Time with Siri Allison
Tuesday, July 28
6 - 7:30 PM
Master storyteller Siri Allison will be presenting a wonderful program filled with stories. 
*There is the potential of a second date in August! Check the library website or Facebook page for more details as they become available. 

Home DVD Release
Thursday, July 30
6:00 p.m.
We'll provide the popcorn and juice - bring a pillow or cushion to sit on, if you'd like.

Backyard Games
Tuesday, August 4
6 - 8:00 p.m.
Hang out in the library's backyard and enjoy some lawn games. 

Cooperative Action Games w/ Lili Loveday
Tuesday, August 11
7 - 8:00 p.m.
Ms. Loveday is a NYS certified K-12 Movement Instructor. In this FREE program for kids of all ages, she will be leading participants in a number of cooperative action games, like Count to 10, Mystery Moves, Shark!, Cross the River, and more. Please join us for an evening that promises to be filled with loads of fun!

Visit us at the Washington County Fair
Thursday, August 27
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
We'll be in the Youth (4-H) building with the other Washington County Libraries - stop by, say hi and have some fun!

Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, September 1
6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the end of summer with an ice cream cone and prizes for the Super Summer Monopoly participants. 

*click on the documents below to open a larger, printable view

Regular events: 
Book Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 1 PM. All are welcome. Attendees should enter through the Salem Village office, as the library is closed. Contact Margery Robertiello at 854-3166 for more information.
Scrabblers meet weekly on Wednesdays at 10 AM. Open to all. Boards are always available. Contact Anita Witten at 854-3238 for details.
Chess Club meets on Saturdays from 10 AM - 1 PM. All skill levels are welcome, even beginners. Boards are always available during library hours.

Questions or comments? Please let us know!

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