2022 Oceans of Possibilities

Summer 2022!

This summer there’s an Ocean of Possibilities here at the Library and we’re setting sail for some fun and learning. Come aboard with Ms. Jenna and Ms. Brynn for a whale of a good time. Events for families, teens, and children of all ages! 

Call the Library at 315.655.9322 for more information. Underwater STEAM and Ocean Explorers program require registrations, click the links to do so. A tidal wave of thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring our summer events!

If books and reading be your pleasure, we’re charting a course to track time spent reading this summer. 

Set up a READSQUARED account to keep track of your reading goals this summer & win prizes!

Family Events

These events are for the whole family to enjoy! No reservations needed.

Teddy Bear Parade

July 2, 10:30AM

Join the Library for our annual kick off to the Fourth of July with the return of the Teddy Bear Parade! Meet Ms. Jenna & Ms. Brynn in Memorial Park at 10:30 on July 2. Come ready to join our parade down to the Library. Decorated bikes and scooters are welcomed and encouraged. Once we are at  the Library lawn we will share stories, activities, and light refreshments. 

Utica Zoo Mobile

July 5, 6PM

Families are invited to join us in the Library’s Betsy Kennedy Community Room to meet and greet animals from the Utica Zoo.

The Utica ZooMobile Presentation Program is an interactive program in which a Utica Zoo educator will bring a variety of live animals and related biofacts. Visit the Utica Zoo Mobile website.

Family Fishing Workshop

July 16, 7PM

National-International angling coach and mentor, Mr. Michael McGrath of McGrath & Associates will be conducting one of his informative family angling events located at the Cazenovia Public Library Community  Room on July 16 at 10:30am. This event is designed for the whole family.

Topics will include:
-basic stream ecology
-Family introduction to angling
-catch and release – selective harvest
Further information available at 315-882-1549
Stuffed Animal Sleepover

July 21, 6PM

Join Ms. Jenna and Ms. Brynn for a special evening Story Time for children and their stuffed animals. We will share bedtime books, songs and crafts with families before we tuck the Stuffed Animals in for an adventure after the Library closes.

Stuffed Animals will be available to be picked up in the Library’s Story Garden on Friday, July 22 after 10:30am.

Jeff the Magic Man

July 26, 7PM

Join us on the Library’s front lawn as Jeff the Magic Man performs his 2022 Summer Reading Show “What Do You Sea?” followed by balloon art creations for all children in attendance.
Please bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to sit on during the show. In case of inclement weather, the show will take place in the Library’s Reference Room. Visit Jeff the Magic Man’s website.
Under the Sea Carnival

August 18, 5PM

Come celebrate the end of summer at the Library. This family friendly event will have games and activities for everyone to enjoy. A special Pirates! Show by Merry Mischief will entertain all ages.

Story Times

(July 11-August 19)

Baby Story Time

Mondays • 10:30 AM • Story Garden

Virtual Story Time

Tuesdays• 1:00 PM • ONLINE

Facebook Live & Youtube

Family Story Time

Wednesdays • 10:30 AM • Creekside Park

Sensory Play Time

July 14th & July 29th • 10:30 AM • Children’s Area/Story Garden

Jellyfish ( Ages 5-10)

Ocean Explorers

Wednesdays• 1:30PM- 3:00PM

July 13th

July 20th

July 27th

August 3rd

August 10th

Join us at the Library this summer as we set sail on an Oceans of Possibilities. Each week we will explore a different ocean through books, hands-on activities, crafts and more.  


Book Pirates Chapter Book Read Aloud

Thursdays• 1:00PM

July 14th

July 21sh

July 28th

August 4th- Cancelled

August 11th- Cancelled

Students ages 5-10 are invited to join Ms. Brynn in  chapter book read aloud this summer. Beginning on July 14, Ms. Brynn will read a few chapters each week from Michelle Nelson-Schmidt’s novel “Cordelia and the Whale”. Accompanying the reading will be themed activities and snacks. 

Sea Lions (Ages 10-13)

Underwater STEAM

Tuesdays • 3:30PM- 4:30PM


July 12th

July 19th

July 26th

August 2nd

August 9th

Children ages 10 to 13 are invited to set sail on an Oceans of Possibilities this summer where we will explore a different STEAM inspired challenge each week. Some of these projects include: a secret message in a bottle, creating a plastic bag plant basket, submarine science, and mythical sea creatures. REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED.

Wild & Wonderful Readers

Tuesdays • 3:30PM- 4:30PM


Peter and the Starcatchers

by Dave Berry & Ridley Pearson

Song of the Whale

by Lynne Kelly

Copies of books are available at the circulation desk to checkout. No registration is required.

Sharks (Ages 13-17)

Hey, Teens, come hang with us this summer during two fun events! 

Registration required for both events

After Hours Lock in

Locked in the Library after closing? Sounds like fun! Teens  are invited to a special after hours event at the Library. Join us for a fun evening of games, food, and activities after the Library is closed.

Glow Party

Teens are invited to the Library’s Community Room to have a glow party with music, snacks, and a glow in the dark dance party.

Please bring a plain white shirt to decorate.