Summer Reading Events

Imagine Your Story

For each activity, take a photo of yourself while doing the activity, send it to Jasmine Hodgett, Youth Services Librarian, at and you will receive an entry into the End-of-Summer Raffle! Each photo sent earns you one raffle ticket, so don’t be shy about photo-sharing! Photos will only be viewed by library staff unless permission is granted for wider distribution.


Summer Craft Kit - Family Barn Quilt Block!

Collect your free materials kit from the library vestibule, and help Essex Free Library create a Mini Barn Quilt Trail to be displayed in the library garden from August 14th. More details will be included in the kit, and an instructional video will be available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.  

“I Spy” Fairy Garden Window 

Ready for viewing from outside the first window of the Children’s Room. Available June 22nd through July 17th.

Hands-Free Dragon Egg Hunt in the Library Garden

Our pet dragon has lost her eggs! See if you can find all 12 of them around the library garden. Available June 22nd through July 17th.

Weekly Imagine Your Story Challenge

Take a picture of yourself using your imagination to create something new, and send it to for one entry in the raffle!