So Much is Happening at the Pelham Public Library

Adults: Read Books, Win a Prize

Ends Friday, September 30

Reading contests for children have been a staple of the Library’s summer reading program for years. But why let kids have all the fun? Adults and teens in 9th grade and up can play our Reading BINGO game for adults and enter a raffle to win a brand-new Kindle! You can get the instructions and download a BINGO board by visiting Or stop by the library reference desk to pick up a form.



Adult Book Clubs Continue on Zoom!

The 2nd-Friday Book Club will meet on Friday, August 19 at 10:30am to discuss Last Summer at the Golden Hotel by Elyssa Friedman. To join, email Book Clubs are still meeting on Zoom, but this is subject to change. 



Summer Reading for Kids….Babies too!

With such a great turn out for the summer reading program the librarians are excited to hear all about that was read. Remember that the kids themselves don’t have to read to earn points. Being read to or listening to audio books counts towards points as well! To register and learn more about our summer reading program go to Summer Reading continues until our wrap up party on August 19 featuring the Pelicones Ice Cream Truck.



So, Let’s Sew!

Thursday August 25, 5-6:30pm: Ages 6-9

Thursday September 1, 5-6:30pm: Ages 6-9

Thursday September 15, 5-6:30pm: Ages 9 & up

Thursday September 29, 5-6:30pm: Ages 6-9

Join the library for their popular sewing class just for kids, with a new project every week! Solange Bitol Hansen will have sewing machines on hand and projects at the ready. This class is capped at 6 people, and participants may only register for one session. We will keep a waitlist for each session. For more information click on the dates below. If you are interested, email Tasha at with the child’s name, age and phone number. You will receive a confirmation. Register soon, as space and supplies are limited!


Shark Quiz

Through August 31

Do you love Baby Shark? Test your shark-skills with a quiz about our fishy friends, and pick up a prize when you’re done! Pick up the quiz and turn it in at the Reference desk.  



In-Person Coding for Tweens

Friday, August 19th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Learn the basics of coding with a different activity each week. No previous coding experience required. For grades 3 to 6. This program is in-person at the library so please bring your own fully-charged laptop. Registration is required. To register, please email



Kids’ Craft Studio: Newspaper Pirate Hats

Thursday August 18, 3:30 to 4:30 pm

Arrgh, mateys! Come make your own pirate hat with recycled materials. (And, while you’re here, complete our pirate-themed scaventer hunt, available at the reference desk all month!) This craft is for kids ages 4 and up. This event will take place outside. In case of inclement weather, we will move indoors. Our trendsetting clerk Erin Maloney sporting a freshly made pirate hat.



Outdoor Story Time

Join in for the popular story time for infants and toddlers outside on our front lawn. Story time is designed to enhance early literacy skills and features diverse children’s books in which all children can see themselves represented… plus it’s a lot of fun! Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. In case of rain or temperatures above 90°, the event will be cancelled. Call the Library that morning to confirm.