SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICKOFF is FRIDAY JUNE 22!
Pick up your summer reading packet and register for programs!
Roster of Events:
“LIBRARIES ROCK” with Mr. Aaron
Thursday, June 28, 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Fun, upbeat musical event with humor and wit, instruments to play. For all ages
Tuesday, July 10, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Suggested for ages 8 to 14.
SQUAM LAKES NATURAL SCIENCE CENTER
Tuesday, July 17, 3:00 to 4:00 pm
“Animal Sounds” – hear live animals, led by expert naturalists. For all ages
SCOUTING SKILLS CLASS
Wednesday, July 25, 1:00 to 2:00
Suggested for ages 10 and up.
TEEN BOOK CLUB
Thursday, July 26, 1:00 pm
“SWEET MUSIC” Puppet Show
Monday, July 30, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Includes a concert with a variety of musical instruments. Suggested for ages 3 and up.
SPANISH SUMMER CAMP
Monday – Friday, August 6 to 10, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Ages 10-14. Registration required.
Friday, August 10, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Summer Reading Program Achievement Awards and Grand Prize drawings.
LEARN TO PAINT
Wednesday, August 15, 11:00 to 12:30
Materials and instruction provided. Registration required. Ages 8 and up.
TEEN BOOK CLUB
Thursday, August 23, 1:00 pm
Biblio-Greens library garden club – pizza and butterfly gardens. All ages. Sign up for a shift to weed & water during the summer!
“Rainy Day” Programs – pre-prepared special programming suitable for all ages that we’ll pull out on rainy days.
Kids got the wriggles? – Ask Miss Connie for an outdoor activity pack!
** Got unused musical instruments stored in your attic? **
We are looking for donations of instruments to circulate to patrons and for special events with “Libraries Rock”, our music-themed 2018 Summer Reading Program. Please contact Connie Margowsky at email@example.com, 603-964-6326.
Explore digital resources for kids: music, films and audio books!
Kanopy for kids
Hoopla for kids
We’d love to hear from you about your favorite books and programs of 2017
and what you are looking forward to in the New Year!
Please feel free to contact Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grades 4 & 5 Book Club
Tuesdays, 3:00 to 4:00
Limited enrollment. Registration required.
Join us for a reading adventure, get creative, and explore graphic works. Group participants will focus on one book for several weeks and engage in lively discussions and fun related activities and games. A healthy snack will be provided.
Take Bus #6 directly from School.
Midweek mornings of stories, crafts and socializing. Children ages 2-5 and caregivers. Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required, but drop-ins are always welcome. Please call the library to let us know that you are coming.
New Hampshire Book Awards:
The Great Stone Face Book Award
Reserve one now!
Curse of the Boggin: The Library by D.J. MacHale
Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh
Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
If the Magic Fits by Susan Maupin Schmid
Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter by Beth Fantaskey
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
Mutt’s Promise by Julie Salamon
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadaraja
Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
The Best Man by Richard Peck
The Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis
The Bolds by Julian Clary
The Courage Test by James Preller Adventur
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan
The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones by Will Mabbitt Fantasy/Adv
When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
Great Stone Face – The Great Stone Face Book Award is given annually to an author whose book receives the most votes from 4th through 6th graders throughout the state.
Ladybug Picture Book Award 2018 nominees are:
- After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat
- Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro and Tatjana Mai-Wyss
- Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros and Brianne Farley
- Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari and Patrice Barton
- Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
- Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
- Pocket Full of Colors : The Magical world of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville
- La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya and Juana Martinez-Neal
- The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin
- A Small Thing…But Big by Tony Johnston and Hadley Hooper
Check them out at the library!
Ladybug – designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children’s picture books
Cocheco – This award is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from third and fourth graders in Dover.
National Book Awards
Caldecott – Awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Newberry – awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children’s book published the previous year.
Community Service Opportunity
Scouts: Looking for community service hours? The Youth Services Department offers a number of opportunities throughout the year to earn community service hours. Come in and talk to Connie for more details.
Activities and Events for Children
Looking for fun things for your children to do, or a great place to eat out as a family? Get tips for vacation camps and activities. Here is the “Parents’ help desk for all things fun on the seacoast.”