Get ready for a summer full of fun at CC Mellor!

Summer is almost here, and C.C. Mellor is going to be the place to be for cool camps, fun activities, laughter and friends and the chance to learn new things (in a fun and exciting way, of course!). We’ve got mini camps as well as regular programming lined up that’ll make CCM the place to be this summer, and we’re starting it all off with our second annual Summer Block Party on June 6! Bring the family, grab your friends and head to Westinghouse Lodge in Forest Hills next to the borough building between 4 and 7 p.m. Explore a fire truck, check out a special exhibit from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, learn some martial arts moves with Shaolin Studios, get some dinner from Dad’s food truck or a sweet treat from the ice cream truck, play games, make buttons and other souvenirs and more! We’ll be updating the website in the coming weeks with all the details so stay tuned!

The Block Party is our official kickoff to our summer programming. In addition to our summer reading program we’re going to have some very egg-citing visitors in the children’s library in June! That’s right, we’re going to be hatching chickens again! We’ll be getting our eggs on May 31, and they’ll stay in the incubator for about three weeks. During that time we’ll be periodically “candling” the eggs, which is where we hold a flashlight up to see what’s going on inside, and learning all about how the baby chicks develop. After three weeks our little friends should be ready to make their debuts! They’ll stay with us for about two weeks before they’ll outgrow our space and have to move on, so be sure you stop in and say hello! Or, you can join us for Chicken Camp!

This summer we’ve got five different mini camps, each lasting four days, in addition to weekly programming including old favorites such as Storytime in the Park and some new additions such as Explorers Club and Adventure Club!

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GSK Science in the Summer Camp — The Be a Physicist! program invites children to take on the role of scientists as they investigate different forms of energy and use the principles of physics to solve real-world problems. Each activity highlights a real-world career through a story that invites children to play the role of a person in that career, including laser scientist, power plant engineer and sound engineer, while exploring how energy moves, changes, and shapes the world around them. June 12-15; 1 to 2 p.m. for rising second and third graders, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for rising fourth through sixth graders.  

Chicken Camp — Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Chicken Camp at the library! Chicken Camp is your chance to join in on the fun with our feathered friends. We’ll play games, learn facts, make crafts, and of course get to hang out with our feathered friends. June 26-29; 1 to 2 p.m. for kids 5 to 8, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for kids 9 to 12.  

Fiber Arts Camp — Make your own pizza pillow and several other projects as we practice sewing, weaving, and other fiber skills! July 10-13, 2 to 3 p.m. For kids 8 to 12.  

Messy Art Camp —   Get messy and make some art with Ms. Erin at CCM Edgewood! We’ll be bringing out our messiest art supplies and techniques, so make sure you wear some old clothes and sunscreen in case we move outside. July 24-27, 2 to 3 p.m. For kids 5 to 8.  

Kindergarten Camp —   Starting kindergarten this fall? Whether you’re excited, nervous, or a bit of both, join us at CCM Edgewood for four days of stories and activities to welcome in the new school year.  August 7-10 from 1 to 2 p.m.   



Baby Talk — A fun and educational program for babies ages 0-24 months and their caregivers! For an hour each week we’ll open our children’s programming room to our youngest patrons, with developmentally appropriate toys. Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at CCM Edgewood.  

Family Storytime — Families, caregivers and little ones are invited to join us for storytime! We’ll sing songs, read books, dance, and play together! Mondays at 10:30 am. at CCM Edgewood and ThursdayS at 10:30 a.m. at CCM Forest Hills. 

Storytime in the Park – Enjoy the nice weather with an outdoor storytime, songs and dancing! We’ll post cancellations to our website and social media in case of bad weather. Tuesdays beginning June 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Churchill Valley Greenway. 

Tween Club — Jealous of the cool Teen Group activities? Jump into similar programs at our weekly Tween Club. We’ll tie dye, make ice cream, solve mysteries, build cool things and more. With a new activity every week, you’ll never be bored. Tuesdays beginning June 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. at CCM Edgewood. For kids 8 to 12.

Teen Group — Teen group is the time to make projects, solve puzzles, and just chill out. We’ve laughed through hectic scavenger hunts, assembled paper house models, competed in Wheel of Fortune, painted glorious projects, and completed a range of activities. Wednesdays at 4:30 at CCM Edgewood.  

Summer Adventure Club at CCM Forest Hills — Come on an adventure with Ms. Jen at the library! Every week we’ll read a picture book together, then extend the fun with some activities or games. From scavenger hunts to STEM projects to crafts, we’ll make early elementary school books come to life with hands on activities. Tuesdays beginning June 13 through Aug. 8, 4 to 5 p.m. at CCM Forest Hills. For kids 4 to 8. 

Explorer’s Club — Grab your map, we’re going exploring! Each week we’ll learn about a new place across the USA through games, activities, crafts, and more. Please register separately for each date; you can find the link on our website. Thursdays beginning June 8 through Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to noon at CCM Edgewood. For kids 5 to 8. Click here to register.