Oceans of Possibilities

Set your own goal for summer reading and start the Summer Reading Challenge. The theme this year is Oceans of Possibilities, so the first 25 children to reach their summer reading goal will receive a shark bracelet and their very own shark to track in the ocean, made possible by a donation from Saving the Blue.

Pick up your packet for documenting what you read during open hours at the library!

We will host a celebration at the end of summer with the award for the winners. You will also find many ocean-themed books, activities, and programs this summer at the library.

Summer Programs 2022

Curiouser & Curiouser

Play, Learn, Imagine & Create

The Cutler Memorial Library and the Plainfield Recreation Committee are collaborating through a grant from Vermont Afterschool to bring a fun-filled summer to Plainfield. Healthy snacks are provided at all of our events. Please register, either online or in-person, so we have contact and safety information on hand for your child when you are not present. Feel free to phone or email the library with any questions at 802.454.8504 or info@cutlerlibrary.org.

August —------------------------------

All-Ages Soccer and Potluck Cookout

Fridays, August 5th and 19th, Soccer at 5 PM, Dinner at 6 PM

Plainfield Recreation Field

No Registration

All ages

Head to the Rec Field for the All-Ages Soccer Game and Potluck Cookout on Friday, August 5th, and Friday, August 19th. Join the friendly game or help with the cookout while hanging out with friends and neighbors at the Rec Field. 5:00 pm Soccer game will begin, dinner at 6:00 pm with a possible second short game after dinner.

Recipes for Interesting STUFF

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays the first 2 weeks of August 2 - 4 PM

Cutler Memorial Library

Registration Required

Ages 6 - 12

Recipes for Interesting STUFF is returning for makers everywhere! Join the second round of creating STUFF then write all about how you created your STUFF! The book will be in the library collection for others to check out. Running Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2 - 4 PM the first two weeks of August.

Skateboarding Clinic

Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, and 18th from 3 - 4:30 PM

Plainfield Recreation Field / Skate Park

Registration Required

Ages 7 and up

Skateboarding Clinic with Ben Youngbaer at the Skate Park in the Rec Field on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th from 3 - 4:30 PM. We will provide skateboards and all the protective gear necessary, but feel free to bring your own gear.

A Year of Studio Ghibli Family Movie Night

Friday, August 12th at 8 PM

Cutler Memorial Library

No Registration

All ages

Who doesn’t love watching a movie under the stars? Join friends and neighbors at the Cutler to watch Wolfwalkers, an animated fantasy adventure directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. Wolfwalkers is the final film in the Irish Folklore Trilogy that began with The Secret of Kells. Bring chairs, blankets, and water bottles. We’ll have the popcorn!

Art Workshops

Monday, August 8th, Wednesday, August 10th, Monday, August 22nd, & Tuesday, August 23rd from 3:30 - 5 PM

Plainfield Recreation Field / Skate Park

Registration Required

All ages

Come make art with Erok Gillard to beautify the Rec Field. There will also be t-shirt screen printing and art creation for the Old Home Day Parade on September 10th. Art workshops will be on August 8th, August 10th, August 22nd, and August 23rd, 3:30-5pm.

Summer Reading Celebration

Saturday, August 13th, from Noon - 2 PM

Cutler Memorial Library

No Registration

All ages

We are so excited to celebrate all your summer reading, and you should be too! At 12: 30, we’ll present shark bracelets with your very own shark to track in the ocean to the first twenty-five children who have reached their reading goal. (There’s still time and a few slots left!)

From 1 -2 PM, you’ll have the opportunity to make your own biosphere with Jaqueline Soule. And throughout the afternoon, you’ll want to explore our Orbeez/water bead trays, help us bubble up the celebration with gigantic bubbles, and create and make your own celebratory buttons to wear about town. We’ll have ice cream cones as a treat, including non-dairy options. So come to the library. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Register Here


Summer programs at the Cutler Memorial Library and the Plainfield Recreation Field are made possible through multiple grants and donations.

Vermont Department of Libraries Summer Reading Grant

Vermont Afterschool Expanding Access Grant

Read a Recipe for Literacy Grant

Saving the Blue