Summer Reading 2020

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! VIRTUAL Summer Reading is coming to Barker Library!  

July 6th – August 7th

This summer, we’ll discover fairy tales, folk tales, and mythology.

All Programs are FREE of charge. Registration begins on June 22nd.

Click here for program and registration details! Click here for program schedule.


Learn, Play, Tour!

While some things are starting to open up, many things remain canceled for the foreseeable future. There is still plenty to do to have fun, stay engaged, and learn something new.

New ideas will be posted regularly so check back!

Some outdoor activities are now open for your summer enjoyment! Check out what is happening in the Chautauqua County/Lake Erie region.

Chautauqua Institution grounds will be open to the public at no cost this season from June 27 – August 30. A gate pass is required to enter. For information on how to obtain a gate pass click here.  They are offering a variety of programming and activities online. Check out all the offerings here!

Never has it been easier to visit museums all over the world! Check out your choices here.

Plan your Staycation with these great ideas!

Missing summer concerts? Check out this list, updated weekly, of all Livestream and virtual concerts coming up.


Music with Alyssa!

These sessions were designed by a music therapist to encourage kids and caretakers to be part of the music by singing, moving, and creating your own lyrics to songs. Preschool children may need assistance to follow directions. No instruments needed but grab any noisemakers at home (shakers, drums, etc.) for more fun!

Session links will be posted weekly for eight weeks and can be viewed until the end of September.

Music class session #1, Music class session #2, Music class session #3, Music class session #4, Music class session #5, Music class session #6, Music class session #7, Music class session #8