It’s the Summer of Wonder!

Join the Shaler North Hills Library and the Hampton Community Library as we all read “Wonder,” by R J Palacio!

You will never forget Auggie Pullman, his family or the cast of characters he meets along the way. Choose kind all of the time and celebrate the wonder of you and those around you! Borrow a copy today and get ready for the movie in the late fall!  

Here are the WONDERful programs and activities at SNHL this summer! 

Let’s All Read This Book! Read Wonder at the pool, download to a device or listen to this remarkable story on a family road trip! All summer and then party with us in the fall! Our littlest friends will enjoy listening to the picture book “We are all Wonders.”

A Wonderful Puppet Show! Thursday, June 8 at Noon. There’s gonna be a fight! Rumble in the Jungle is an award-winning, original puppet show that addresses bullying and making friends. As we celebrate the wonder of one another this summer, join us for this special   performance. Entertaining for those in preschool through third grade, but all are welcome!

Wonder Aloud! Wednesdays: June 14 to August 16 at 11AM, 2PM or 7PM. Let’s listen to Wonder together as a member of the Choose Kind Crew reads this story to us. We’ll read about 30 pages a week until we are done! All are welcome.

Choose Kind Collages! Thursdays, June 22 and July 27 at 2PM. For all ages! Who doesn’t love to collage! Create a Kind Collage from your favorite photos, words, magazines, coloring pages. Bring along magazines to cut up and share! We’ll have some too, plus other supplies. Collages will hang in the community room until the middle of September. 

End the Day in a WONDERful Way! Let’s Talk about Wonder! Mondays: June 26, July 31 and August 21 at 6:30PM. All ages are welcome!

A WONDERful Birthday Party! Friday, September 15 at 7PM. Join us as we celebrate all things WONDERful: the library’s 75th birthday, our friends from the book Wonder, family, friends, kindness and YOU! Because you are a WONDER!

Our Tail Waggin Tutor WONDER Friends will be celebrating with us this summer! Be sure to visit with them on Saturdays: June 24, July 29 and August 26 at 10AM. Visit with your favorite therapy dogs and share the wonder of YOU with them.

We are all Wonders! Take a selfie this summer with a copy of Wonder or doing something kind and share with SNHL! Take a selfie at the station downstairs by reference, share a selfie to our Twitter (@shalerlibrary), Facebook or Instagram pages! We’ll share them online and post in the community room! 

Mr. Browne’s Precept Video! Share a video with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram quoting your favorite inspirational saying either from Wonder, 365 Days of Wonder, one of your favorites or create your own!

Summer of Wonder Basket! Read Wonder or any book by R J Palacio and enter one of the summer reading raffles in kids, teens or adult departments!

The Kindness Bucket—-Everyone does a kind act everyday and it often goes unnoticed—toot your own horn and write it down and drop it in the kindness bucket by the downstairs reference desk. Or have you witnessed an act of kindness or been the recipient of an act of kindness? Share it! We’ll post them in the community room (no names!)

Choose Kind this summer!

  • Donate to the Choose Kind jar at the checkout desk to help offset overdue library fines for local kids so they can borrow books!
  • Purchase a new school supply or an item SNHL needs for its summer programming. Pick up the list or choose an item from the Wonder Wheel downstairs by the steps.
  • Volunteer with the Choose Kind Crew this summer! Be kind and help your community   library with boring and fun stuff! Ages 14 and up.
  • Attend a fundraiser or buy a raffle ticket this summer!
  • Come to a program! Borrow books, ebooks, movies and more! That helps with library funding! Hooray! Thank you!