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Bugs to scrapbooking to pirates: Summer fun for kids at libraries

Published 7:38 pm, Monday, July 1, 2013
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The Fairfield Public Library is offering a range of programs and activities for youngsters, 5 to 10 years old, during the summer school vacation.

Here a sampler of events at the main library, corner of Old Post and Post roads:

Dynamic Diggers: A new theme each week at 3 p.m. Thursdays -- arts, crafts, games and stories for children entering grades one and two. July 11, Dinosaurs; July 18, Pirates; July 25, Gardens; Aug. 1, Bugs. priRegistration required for each class.

DIGital Days: Learn how to download free e-books to an iPad, Nook or Kindle at 3:30 p.m. July 9; Digital Scrapbooking is planned at 3:30 p.m. July 30 for those who bring in a flash drive with 10-15 photos and learn how to create a digital scrapbook that can be printed or shared. Registration required.

Dig In! Ice Cream: For third to fifth graders, learn how to make ice cream at 3:30 p.m. July 23. Registration required.

At Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road, two drop-in programs are planned:

Lunch Bunch: Families with children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to bring lunch to the library, which will provide a story and crafts. Wednesdays, July 10-Aug. 7, 11 a.m.

Feathers, Furs and Scales: Children entering grades kindergarten through second grade explore natural science with the Connecticut Audubon Society staff. Mondays, July 8-Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m.

There is no fee for any of the programs.

For more information, go to www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160.