Check out our events calendar for more information about children’s summer reading program events.
Friday June 21st @ 6PM – Summer Reading Kick Off Party:
Join us at Heron Pond to see the fabulous magician Mike Bent in his show, Readers of the Lost Ark. Watch phenomenal magic tricks while reliving your favorite parts of some fantastic books. This event is open to all ages. Seating is first come.
Monday June 24th @ 5pm – Tie Dye:
Join us on the library lawn for some tie-dyeing fun! Bring one white clothing item of your choice and use the dyes and rubber bands provided to make an incredible creation! Registration is required. All ages welcomed.
Wednesday June 26th @ 10am – Gardening Party:
We will be planting some fantastic plants during this garden party! We will also be starting a science experiment that you can take home to see just how plants grow! Registration is required. All ages welcome.
Monday June 1st @ 1pm – Art with Kristine Brock:
Come learn all about water colors from the amazing Kristine Brock. She will be teaching us how to create beautiful pictures of our favorite underground animals. Feel free to bring in a picture of your underground animal of choice! Registration is required. This program is for ages 8 and up.
Wednesday July 3rd @ 9:30am – Fourth of July Craft Day:
Drop by the Children’s Room at any point today and make some very patriotic crafts! All ages are welcome and there is no registration needed!
Monday July 8th @ 6pm – Book Bingo:
We will once again be trying our luck at winning some books with this amazing event. We’ll play several rounds, so everyone has a good chance of getting something new to read this summer! Registration is needed. All ages welcome.
Wednesday July 10th @ 10am – Gnome Sculpting and Painting:
We will be creating gnomes out of clay and then painting these creations any way we want! Registration is required. All ages welcome.
Monday July 15th @ 7pm – Stuffed Animal Sleepover:
Bring a stuffed friend whom you don’t mind parting with for the night, jump into your PJs and head on over to the library. We will be reading some bedtime stories, singing a few songs, eating a bedtime snack and then tucking our friends in for the night. Make sure to come back the next morning to collect your friend! Registration is required. All ages welcome.
Wednesday July 17th @ 4:30pm and 5:15pm – Critters n’ Creatures:
We will be having some visitors at the library today! Mona from Critters n’ Creatures in Merrimack, NH will be bringing over some underground friends for us to meet! Learn all about animals who tunnel and burrow in this fun presentation. Registration is required. Ages 4 and up recommended.
Monday July 22nd @ 1pm – Pirate Treasure Hunt:
Arrr me mateys! Join us for a fun filled treasure hunt around the library. Discover clues that will lead you to a buried treasure, and enjoy splitting up the booty pirate style. Registration is required. All ages welcome.
Wednesday July 24th @ 10am – Dinosaur Dig:
Prepare to get a little messy in our dinosaur dig! We will be providing tools and blocks of ice with rare dinosaur bones and other wonders hidden within. All you need to do is dig them out! Registration is required. All ages welcome.
Monday July 29th @ 6pm – Archeology Adventure:
Come to the Children’s Room for some adventures with archeology. Mummies, hieroglyphics and ancient civilizations will be explored this evening. All ages welcome.
Wednesday July 31st @ 6pm – Pizza and a Movie:
We will be screening a fabulous movie this night, involving garden gnomes and Shakespeare, with maybe a bit of Elton John on the side. Along with the movie there will be pizza to help complete the experience. Registration is required. All ages welcome.
Monday August 5th @ 9:30am – Underground Crafts:
Come by all day for some underground crafts and experiments! Crafts will be set out all day, so come when you can, no registration required. All ages welcome.
Wednesday August 7th @ 10am – Big Truck Day:
The trucks are coming to the library! Explore police cars, ambulances and more in our library parking lot. After that, come inside to find more books on your favorite vehicles. No registration needed for this event. All ages welcome.
Friday August 9th @ 6pm – Mad Science:
Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with us at Town Hall. We will be watching our friends from Mad Science do a ton of crazy experiments that will blow our minds! Volcanoes, quicksand and more will be explored this evening. Seating is first come and all ages are welcome.
Weekly Raffle Prizes for kids entering 1st-5th grade:
6/24– Art and Animals
7/1– Baking and Detective
7/8– Dinosaurs and Things that go BUMP in the night
7/15– Outer Space and Movies
7/22– Legos/Star Wars and Art
7/29– Gross Science and Animals
8/5– Art and Underground