Lakeside offers a variety of opportunities for youth to expand their minds while on summer vacation. For more information, read the weekly Lakesider newspaper or download our new app.


Fun with Books

This program, geared to children age 5 & under and their parents/caregivers, provides stories, songs and crafts at 9 a.m. on select Mondays at Green Gables, 161 Walnut Ave. The Fine Print bookstore coordinates this program.


Fun with Friends

This 9 a.m. Friday program takes place at the Train Station and provides stories, music and an opportunity for co-operative play for infants/toddlers and their parents/caregivers. The Fine Print bookstore coordinates this program.


Lakeside Heritage Hall Museum

Visit Heritage Hall Museum, 238 Maple Ave., from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday to complete treasure hunts and word puzzles.


Lakeside Girls' Club

Organized by the Lakeside Women's Club, the Lakeside Girls’ Club is for girls ages 5-12. Prior registration and payment of $2 at Green Gables, 161 Walnut Ave., is required in advance of each event due to space limitations. Parents are welcome to join the fun as helpers at no additional cost. Girls' Club events are scheduled periodically during the season and held at Green Gables.


The Fine Print Bookstore Special Events

The Fine Print bookstore, 202 Walnut Ave., hosts a variety of special events during the summer. Read the Lakesider newspaper for more information about upcoming programs, including registration directions, ages, times and locations.


Chautauqua Young Readers Program

The Fine Print bookstore and Lakeside have established the Lakeside Chautauqua Young Readers Program. Similar to a summer reading club at the Chautauqua Institution in New York, youth ages 8-12 are encouraged to participate in this program. Visit The Fine Print bookstore, 202 Walnut Ave., for the list of books and to sign up for the program.


Lakeside Women’s Club Library

Green Gables, 161 Walnut Ave.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 1-4 p.m.
Saturday: 9-11 a.m.


Lakeside United Methodist Church Library

450 Central Ave.
Monday & Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Videos and DVDs are also available.