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Hermie the Hermit Crab is our Children’s Room mascot! Follow Hermie here on his blog to see all of his adventures.
If you have an Instagram you can follow Hermie’s special hashtag #chathamhermie!


National Watermelon Day

August 3, 2022 – There’s nothing like beating the heat with summertime’s most refreshing fruit on National Watermelon Day – August 3. Watermelon is a healthy and hydrating snack for both people and hermit crabs, especially on a hot day like today so Hermie is celebrating with a big slice! Stop by the library and read a picture book about watermelon or borrow one of our many cookbooks and try a new recipe using watermelon for dinner. 🍉

Paperback Book Day

July 30, 2022 – 📚 Hermie is reading some of his favorite paperbacks for Paperback Book Day, which celebrates the date that the first Penguin paperbacks were published in 1935. One of the great things about the library is that there are tons of options, all for free! Do you like to read paperbacks or hardcovers??

Space Exploration Day

July 20, 2022 – Today Hermie is celebrating Space Exploration Day, also known as Moon Day, which commemorates the day that we first landed on the moon in 1969. Come down to the library for some engaging books about space, including some of Hermie’s favorites seen here! Did you know that the library also has two telescopes that can be borrowed? Ask for more details at the Information desk!

Hermie Wants YOU!

July 14, 2022 – Hermie wants YOU to sign up for our Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Club if you haven’t done so already! Earn fun prizes just for reading books! Stop by the library anytime we are open for more information.

World Chocolate Day

July 7, 2022Today is World Chocolate Day and Hermie wanted to give you the perfect excuse to indulge! The special day has been celebrated every July 7th since 2009. Hermie loves chocolate but is having a hard time deciding which treat to enjoy first!

Hermie’s Travels

June 30, 2022As everyone is gearing up for summer vacation, Hermie is visiting a new place this week as well! Can you guess where he is? He hopes you will share some of your own vacation photos or stop by the library to enjoy some armchair travel through books!

International Yoga Day

June 21, 2022Hermie is trying out yoga poses to celebrate International Yoga Day. Be sure to stop by the library on a Thursday when we have Yoga Storytime! Afterward, feel free to borrow some books that provide a great introduction to yoga and mindfulness.

Flag Day

June 14, 2022 – 🇺🇸 Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14th to honor the flag of the United States. Hermie loves flying his American flag proudly and has been learning about the flag’s origins by reading some great books! Fun fact: Did you know that there are six American flags on the moon?

World Oceans Day

June 8, 2022 – Since the ocean is Hermie’s original home, he is excited to celebrate World Oceans Day with everyone! He has been reading about the ocean and hopes that you will join him for this year’s Summer Reading Club, Oceans of Possibilities. How many ocean animals can you name?

International Dinosaur Day

June 1, 2022Hermie is reading about all different kinds of dinosaurs for International Dinosaur Day! Stop by the library to find dinosaur books to borrow, and don’t forget to ask about our American Museum of Natural History vouchers so you can plan a visit to see real dinosaur bones!

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