It’s summer and that means our 2022 Palmer Public Library Summer Reading Program is here! SIGN UP HERE to participate and be entered to win end of the summer raffle prizes!

If you logged your reading online last year, the log in credentials are the same – with a simple account recovery process just in case! Track your reading via Beanstack and complete the challenges to earn extra entries into the grand prize raffle at the end of the summer. If you have any trouble logging on, please send an email to get some help with the process. Happy reading!

Also, earn extra raffle prize entries when you participate in any of the great programs listed (scroll down) below!

*Craft KitsCLICK HERE to learn more and to request a craft kit (limit 1 per person) for adults to pick up.

*Crafternoons – CLICK HERE – to register for the Butterfly Terrarium Crafternoon on Wednesday, August 17th at 2:00pm.

*Rice Heating Pad Workshop – CLICK HERE to register. Join us for this fun, in-person program where Elizabeth Daniels, seamstress and local alterations expert from Alterations by Elizabeth on Park Street in Palmer, will teach you how to sew a rice-filled, microwaveable heating pad! This program is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

*Van Gogh’s Starry Night Pastel Painting Workshop with Greg Maichack – CLICK HERE This pastel painting workshop is designed for adults and teens, both sheer beginners to advanced participants who want to paint expressively. Maichack, a faculty member of the Springfield Museum Studio School, will explain exciting Post Impressionist concepts and then start you off by sharing a fearless approach to drawing. You will then find it effortless to work in tandem with the artist expressively drawing Starry Night with white charcoal pencils on black paper. This program is free, but space is limited and registration is required.