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Kids Culture 06.16.22

Wed, 06/15/2022 - 17:43
Bella Noche, a drag performer, will read stories to kids on Saturday at CMEE.
Courtesy Bella Noche

Time for Summer Reading

Generations of kids and teens have grown up into adults who know that “summer reading” is a thing, but the East Hampton Library ups the ante with full-scale programs that offer incentives and prizes for those who take part.

For kids ages 2 and a half up to eighth grade, the theme is Oceans of Possibilites, and for young adults entering ninth grade up to recent high school graduates, there’s a raffle system involving “writing book reviews, answering journal prompts, and attending Y.A. programs” throughout the summer.

Prizes are given to participants of all ages when they sign up, which can be done via the online event calendar at or in person at the library.

Other libraries here are offering similar programs. The all-ages Read Around Amagansett program starts on Saturday, when patrons can drop by the Amagansett Library at their convenience to sign up. The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will have an ice cream social on Saturday at noon to kick off its own program, and the Montauk Library will have a similar reading campaign launching at the end of June. More information is on the libraries’ respective websites.

More for Kids and Teens

Amagansett Library

Screening of “The Maze Runner” for teens, tomorrow, 4:30 p.m. Story time at the farm with Amber Waves, Saturday, 11 a.m., 631-267-3810,

Children’s Museum of the East End, Bridgehampton

Drag Queen Story Hour with Bella Noche, Saturday, noon to 2 p.m., cost included with $19 museum admission, 631-537-8250,

Creative Edge Dance Studio, Montauk

Kids and parents yoga, Fridays, June 24 through Aug. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., $192 for eight weeks (single classes also available). Summer dance sessions July 11 through July 29 and Aug. 1 through Aug. 19, grouped by age and dance style, prices vary,

East Hampton Library

Shaving cream marble art for grades six to eight, Tuesday, 4 p.m. Teen Trivia Throwdown introductory meeting, Tuesday, 4 p.m. D.I.Y. play dough for ages 3 to 6, Wednesday, 4 p.m. D.I.Y. coasters for ages 7 to 10, next Thursday, 4 p.m., 631-324-0222,

Hampton Library, Bridgehampton

Young-adult movie showing (title to be announced), tomorrow, 2 p.m. National Bingo Day games for ages 5 to 7, Monday, 4 p.m. Karaoke and ice cream for teens, Tuesday, 2 p.m. Nintendo Switch games for teens, Wednesday, 2 p.m. Pictionary and pizza for teens, next Thursday, 2 p.m. Basic tryouts of musical instruments for ages 8 to 12, next Thursday, 4 p.m., 631-537-0015,

John Jermain Memorial Library, Sag Harbor

Outer-space story time for all ages, tomorrow, 11 a.m. Littles art time for ages 18 months to 3 years, Tuesday, 10 a.m., 631-725-0049,

Mind Offline, Sag Harbor

Backyard concert with Telly, Saturday, 5 p.m., $20, 631-808-3914,

Montauk Library

Screening of “Encanto” for all ages, Saturday, 2 p.m., 631-668-3377,

Project Most, East Hampton Neighborhood House

Jump rope and double-Dutch games for kids in kindergarten through third grade, Saturday, 10 a.m., $20. Sewing 101 for kids age 6 and up, Saturday, 11 a.m., $20 Creative mixed-media art session for kindergarten through third grade, Saturday, 1:15 p.m., $20, 631-604-2777,

South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton

“Big Bug” pond search for ages 8 and up, Saturday, 10:30 a.m., $10 for children and $15 for adults (free for members), 631-537-9735,


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