free activities and lunches to take home to children in the community

40 Days of Summer at Thomaston Public Library to launch July 1

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 1:00pm

Thomaston Public Library has submitted the following:

Thomaston Public Library is pleased to announce that our seventh annual 40 Days of Summer program will launch July 1! While the program will look a little different than in previous years, the mission remains the same: providing free activities and lunches (and breakfast if requested) to children in Thomaston and the surrounding communities.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., we will have free take-home projects and take-out meals available for pick up for any child in Thomaston or the surrounding communities. There are no income requirements or restrictions. With many thanks to a partnership with Healthy Lincoln County, these breakfasts and lunches will be tasty and nourishing and will include such items as chicken Caesar salads, turkey BLT wraps, deconstructed fajitas, yogurt parfaits, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fresh fruit and locally sourced veggies and dips. A parent or guardian can pick up one lunch and/or breakfast per child living in their household. Participation in the take-home project is also not required to pick up a meal, and vice versa.

Take-home projects are designed for school-age children and their families, and will bring our beloved 40 Days of Summer program into their homes! Projects will include art activities, science experiments, a scavenger hunt, games, slime, and lots more. We will also be doing virtual programs on Zoom and a private Facebook group for kids to share the results of their projects, play games, and connect with each other and our 40 Days staff in a safe, socially distanced way. The first week will begin with a scavenger hunt, followed by a make-your-own birdfeeder project, and we will end with SLIME on Friday!

Registration is not required, but to be added to our mailing list for updates and more information, visit the 40 Days of Summer page on our website,, call us at (207) 354-2453, or email us at During pick up, we request that folks remember to socially distance as much as possible and to consider wearing masks while picking up meals and projects.

While will miss our usual in-person rowdy playground games and informative presentations by community members, we are excited to continue the program in our new normal and are looking forward to finding innovative ways to engage with our community’s kids! Questions? Concerns? Please feel free to contact the library at any time.