Summer Reading Programs 2017

Pajama Storytime Friday Evenings at Ollie's Other Place (13 Washington Street), 5-6 p.m.
Wear your PJ's, bring your friends! Free, open to the public, best for younger kids, 2-7 years old.

Fri, July 21 Pete the Cat
Fri, July 28 Elephant & Piggie
Fri, Aug 4 Green Pants

Middle Grade Book Club (MGBC)

Join us for our third annual MGBC! Led by Jenny, a Vermont Book Shop bookseller, this book group is for kids ages 8 to 12 who want to read fun, engaging contemporary middle grade books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend.  Meetings are held in the bookstore, and pizza is served. Come to one or all three! 

Email to RSVP or for more information.  ​
Book club books can be purchased at store (10% discount on paperbacks, 20% on hardcover), but book purchase is not required. 

Wednesdays, 5-6 pm
June 28: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
July 12: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
July 26: Lemons by Melissa Savage

Find Waldo Local

Where’s Waldo? In Middlebury, of course. Back by popular demand! Elusive book character creates summertime fun to support the shop local movement. This year, Ollie's Other Place will be the Find Waldo Local hub! Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Middlebury!” passport at Ollie's (13 Washington Street, right next to Middlebury Bagel & Deli) and get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. See full details on the passport!

Reading Without Walls

To spread appreciation and understanding of others, Reading Without Walls challenges readers to:

  • Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
  • Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.
  • Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun.

Try the bingo-style summer #readingwithoutwalls challenge! Download your playing board HERE 

Young Adult Book Club (YABC) ? Please contact Jenny Lyons via EMAIL if you'd like to form a YABC! With interest, we could start a monthly book discussion group or do a summer program like MGBC. You can be a young adult or just enjoy reading young adult books. Let me know!


CLUB READ is back for another summer! Pick up a Club Read card & book review template, then read, write & share your book reviews!

For kids, ages 6 - 16, who have ever read a book that was so amazing you had to tell all your friends “you’ve GOT to read this!”? 10 (qualifying*) reviews get you a $20 gift card!

Starts June 10, 2017. 

*Qualifying reviews will meet Book Review Guidelines as outlined on Club Read book review template, available at bookstore. For ages 6 - 16. Program runs June 10 - Sept. 1, 2017







The Fourteenth Goldfish Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375871146
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling Books - April 5th, 2016

One Crazy Summer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060760908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amistad Press - December 27th, 2011

Lemons Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524700126
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

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