Children’s Page

Bring your little one for a very spooktacular Halloween Story Hour! Here are some things to keep in mind for everyone’s safety and wellbeing:

-Please maintain a distance of six-feet apart from others outside of your party.

-Face masks are highly encouraged outdoors.

-To enter the library building, face masks are required.

-Please keep in mind that our restrooms are currently closed so plan accordingly.

-Please only bring children who you are confident can follow our COVID-19 guidelines.

-If you or someone in your party are sick, have been outside of the area in the past 14 days, or have been around someone diagnosed with Covid-19 and/or with an unconfirmed Covid-19 test, we kindly ask that you please stay home.

Questions and to register, please contact youthlibrariannhpl@gmail.

Fall has arrived at the library! Swing by today to checkout our fall inspired books and a bring home a Fall Craft Bag!

Questions about Homeschooling? Check out this recording from the Virtual Homeschooling Symposium!

Click on the the link below to view a video on tips for sharing books with kids, and the importance of helping your kids develop strong early literacy skills:

Early Literacy Resources for Families

Explore digital resources for kids: music, films and audio books!  

hoopla digital


We’d love to hear from you for any ideas about books, events or programs.
Please feel free to contact Lauren at

New Hampshire Book Awards:

 The Great Stone Face Book Award

2019-2020 nominees:
Reserve one now!

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.

The 2019 nominees for the Ladybug Picture Book Award are in!

  • Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
  • Can I be your dog? by Troy Cummings
  • A Couch for Llama by Leah Gilbert
  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López
  • Inky’s Amazing Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home by Sy Montgomery and Amy Schimler-Safford
  • Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
  • Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin Kheiriyeh
  • Thank you, Omu! by Oge Mora
  • The Wall in the Middle of this Book by Jon Agee
  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

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.

North Hampton Public Library subscribes to the Library Bill of Rights.  The library provides access to all library materials for all users, including internet access, within the library’s policies regarding acceptable use of the internet.

NHPL offers direct, unfiltered access to the Internet, as part of its commitment to public access to information. It should be known that, in keeping with the American Library Association’s statement on Library Use of Filtering Software, filtering is not employed by the nhpl.  More information

This commitment to provide free unfiltered access to information for all includes, but is not limited to the nhpl public access computers, chromebooks/boxes, laptops, and any other wired or wireless device used within the library.