Pre-School Story Hour

Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Midweek mornings of stories, crafts and socializing.

For children ages 2-5 and caregivers.

Registration is required, but drop-ins are always welcome. 

Please call the library to let us know that you are coming.

Save the Date!



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 Connie at

New Hampshire Book Awards:

 The Great Stone Face Book Award

2018-2019 nominees:
Reserve one now!

  • 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel
  • The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark
  • Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
  • The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  • Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson
  • The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens
  • In Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll
  • Jake the Fake Keeps it Real by Craig Robinson
  • The Losers Club by Andrew Clement
  • Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green
  • The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
  • Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
  • The Real McCoys by Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr
  • Sidetracked by Diana Asher
  • Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
  • Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen by Candace Fleming
  • The Trail by Meika Hashimoto
  • The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
  • Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors

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.

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.

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.

Activities and Events for Children

Seacoast Kids Calendar

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.”