Learn to Draw
Monday, December 4
3:30 to 4:30 pm
For 4 to 8 year olds
Do you want to learn how to draw a Unicorn, Bigfoot, a Mermaid, and the Loch Ness monster? Children’s book illustrator Gina Perry will show you the steps.
If you are ready to draw and have fun… then we have paper, pencils, and crayons waiting for you. Watch out! You might even learn how to draw dragons!
The Whistle Roars… It’s the Polar Express!!!
“The Bell Rings for All who Truly Believe…”
Thursday, December 14, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
A reading of Chris van Allsburg’s Polar Express
Games, snacks, crafts, music
Psst… Wear your pj’s!
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.
Pre School Story Time
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 nominee
- A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts
- A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards
- Albert’s Almost Amazing Adventure by Marty Kelley
- Dragon was Terrible by Terry DiPucchio
- Elwood Bigfoot by Jill Esbaum
- Hank’s Big Day: The Story of a Bug by Evan Kuhlman
- Nanette’s Baguette by Mo Willems
- The Water Princess by Susan Verde
- What to Do with a Box by Jane Yolen
- Woodpecker Wants a Waffle by Steve Breen
Ladybug – designed to promote early literacy and honor the best in recent children’s picture books
Cocheco – This award will be 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.”