THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, JULY 4, FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY.
NOTE: ONGOING EVENTS ARE LISTED TO THE RIGHT. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT SUMMER SCHEDULE CHANGES.
ESL & FAMILY LITERACY CLASSES WILL NOT BE HELD IN THE SUMMER MONTHS. THE LAST CLASSES WERE THE SECOND WEEK OF JUNE. BOTH PROGRAMS WILL RESUME IN THE FALL.
LEGO CLUB, HELD THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, WILL START AT 5:00 PM IN JULY AND AUGUST. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE!
AFTER SCHOOL READING WITH LILY IS SUSPENDED FOR THE SUMMER SO SHE MAY MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCES AT TWO RECREATION SUMMER CAMP VISITS TO THE LIBRARY ON JULY 20 & 22. SHE WILL CONTINUE TO COME TO OUR WEEKLY STORY & CRAFT TIME (MONDAYS AT 10:45 AM) ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER!
SUMMER READING PROGRAM:
"Every Hero Has A Story." Must register! Children can pick up their Reading Packets after July 1. See the Children's Librarian for more details. BOOK LOGS are due SATURDAY, AUGUST 22. The SUNDAE PARTY will be held FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 at 3:00 PM.
NEW! WEEKLY CURSIVE CLASS:
MUST be pre-registered!! For ages 8 and above. Runs JULY 7 - AUGUST 25. EVERY TUESDAY night at 6:00 PM.
NEW! WOMEN'S SUMMER BOOK CLUB:
Join us for lively discussion and fun! The first book to be discussed is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Feel free to bring snacks or beverages to share! Held on three WEDNESDAY nights: JULY 8; AUGUST 5; and SEPTEMBER 9 at 7:00 PM.
NEW! HERBS - CULINARY & MEDICINAL USES:
Join Miss Nancy, a Master Gardener, in the Library's 18th Century herb garden! Learn the uses of herbs throughout time and snip samples of wondrous tastes, textures and smells. As a final treat, enjoy herb-based dishes and recipes from Keyport Garden Club members! WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 at 7:00 PM.
NEW! FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ART CONTEST:
Enter the Friends of the Keyport Public Library Art Contest by illustrating your favorite children's book, verse, or rhyme! Three age groups: 5-12; 13-18; and 19 and up. Overall winner will have their art put on a Library tote bag, sales of which will benefit Keyport Library! Submissions accepted at the Library from JULY 29 - AUGUST 5. For more information visit the Friends of the Keyport Library Facebook Page.
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HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday & Thursday - 10 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday - 1 PM to 9 PM
Wednesday - 10 AM to 9 PM
Friday - 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturday - 9 AM to 1 PM
ONGOING PROGRAMS WEEKLY STORY & CRAFT: every Monday at 10:45 AM. All ages! READ TO A DOG: every first Monday of the month at our Story & Craft Time at 10:45 AM. Special appearances at Recreation Summer Camp visits to the Library on July 20 & 22. FAMILY BINGO NIGHT: every 4th Friday of the month from 6 PM to 8 PM. Includes free pizza & prizes! Sponsored by Bayshore Family Success Center. LEGO CLUB: every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Will be held at 5:00 PM in July and August, returning to 3:00 PM for the school year in September. Ages 6+ FAMILY LITERACY: Will resume in the fall. FREE ESL CLASSES: Will resume in the fall.