2021 Summer Reading Program

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It's finally time for summer reading and summer reading program events! The theme this summer is Tails & Tales and we've got lots of tail-wagging fun planned. And it's for all ages (including adults).

 

All the books you read this summer, whether you borrow them from us or not, can be counted in your summer reading tally.

There are a couple registration options:

Kids can come into the library and register in person to receive paper reading logs

or

register online at READsquared to record your reading online. Adults will use the READsquared app.

The website will help us stay in touch with you while you keep track of your reading, earn digital badges and access special games, and learn about prizes that we have for you at the library. The statewide READsquared subscription for New Hampshire public libraries is funded by the FY20 IMLS CARES Act grant, through the New Hampshire State Library.

 

We can also help you with registration over the phone.

In addition to the reading itself, we have a fun-filled summer of activities planned. Here's a preview, and you can also find all these activities on our Events Calendar. All activities are free and open to everyone, regardless of whether you have a library account. No registration is required.

June 28 at 10:30 am: Dogs from Aim High Canines will perform with Haeleigh Hyatt. Haeleigh has been training dogs since 2009. She is an accomplished trick trainer and a world class exhibitor in the sport of canine freestyle flying disc. 
 
July 6 at 10 am: Drop in to see all the changes in the Library and try our scavenger hunt.
 
July 12 at 10:30 am: Animal Tracks and Creature Crafts. Together we will explore tracks & traces that animals leave behind, and experiment making our own with games and activities.
 
July 19 at 10:30 am: UNH’s Little Red Wagon presents "We’re Better Together: Fables and Animal Tales on Friendship and Making Choices" at Wares Grove Beach (Town Hall if it’s raining). Sponsored by the Library and Parks & Rec.
 
July 29 at 6:30 pm: Southern Vermont Natural History Museum’s storytelling naturalist will take us on a journey around the world with their Wildlife Tales program. Yes, there will be live animals!
 
August 2 at 10:30 am: TBD, but something awesome!  
 
August 9 at 10:30 am: Kurt The Kite Guy presents Tale of a Kites Tail. We’ll take a look at the kite throughout history, materials used to create them, and how they’ve been used. Kids will create their own kite to take home. We’ll also celebrate the end of the summer reading program. (Funding for this program comes from a grant from the NH State Library, the Institute of Museum & Library Science, and the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation.)