Monday, June 23, 2008

Library Events for July 2008

Sheep Out Back!

Be sure to take a peek at our visiting sheep out back behind the library (coming to the library the last week in June)! We found a greener (and less expensive) way to mow the field behind the library: host some sheep from Sunnyfield Farm in Peterborough. Seemed like a great fit since our Summer Reading Program theme, "G'Day for Reading," focuses on Australia. The sheep will be here for just a short time, so come by soon. And remember, ewe can check out some books as well!

~ For Kids, Tweens & Teens ~

Thursday June 26th at 7:00 pm
Summer Reading Program Kick Off - REPTILES!

Are snakes actually slimy? Why do snapping turtles snap? And most importantly, what makes a reptile, a reptile? The best way to become acquainted with reptiles is to meet animals from the Boston Science Museum's Live Animal Center. Together we will answer these questions and many more while we learn about these incredible animals. You can also sign up for the library's Summer Reading Program at this event. Suitable for preschool and elementary school children. Refreshments. For more information, call the library at 525-4411.

June 26th - August 7th : Teen Summer Reading Contest

Read a library book, (at least 80 pages please), enter a ticket for each book you've read, then be entered in a drawing to win an iPod and other prizes! There will be weekly drawings so be sure to come in and start reading. For 5th through 12th graders.

Friday June 27th at 7:00 pm
Wild Card Game Night for Middle & High School students.

We'll supply the cards and the snacks, you supply the music and the fun!

Wednesdays July 2 (through August 6th) from 3:00 - 5:00
Summer Film Festival for Children!

Escape the heat - come watch a movie at the library. Suitable for elementary school children. Free popcorn!

Friday July 11th at 7:00 pm
Guitar Hero Contest for Middle and High School Students.

Don't miss this chance to show off your guitar licks and compete for the honor of Guitar Hero Master of Hancock. We'll provide the game and some treats, come show us your stuff!

Tuesday July 15th at 1:00 pm
Ductagami for Middle and High School Students.

Create flip-flops, wallets, purses, tool belts - you name it - out of duct tape. We'll provide a variety of duct tape colors and patterns, just bring your imagination. All are welcome!

Thursdays July 17, 24, & 31 at 10 am
Story and Craft Time for Preschoolers

Start your day out right ~ join Miss Britton for a story and craft here at the library! Suitable for ages 3-5.

Friday July 18th at 7:00 pm
Family Game Night

Bring your favorite board or card game. Suitable for all ages. Refreshments.

Tuesday July 29th and August 5th at 10:00 am
Lapsit Storytime for babies and parents.

Stories for the littlest ones. Suitable for infants and toddlers up to age 2.

Thursday August 7th at 7:00 pm
The Ugly Duckling with The Little Red Wagon Theater

Join us for the Summer Reading Program Finale ~ UNH's Little Red Wagon Theater will perform their version of The Ugly Duckling. The Little Red Wagon is the longest running nonprofit, children's theatre tour in the United States. Since 1971, the wagon has performed every summer at more than 70 locations throughout New England. The Little Red Wagon, a grassroots model program for New Hampshire, was instrumental to the introduction of Theatre Education into the public school system as a supportive tool for reading and learning. Suitable for all ages. Refreshments.

And remember, you too can download free audio books (thanks to Friends of the Library for funding this subscription) from If you don't have an MP3 player, you can borrow one from the library. If you don't have a high speed internet connection, you can use one of our public computers to download books onto your MP3 player. Just call ahead for a reservation.

Don't forget to be 'good to your shelf' and donate to our annual book sale. Clean out those shelves and donate your gently used books, CDs, and DVDs to the library for our sale on August 15 & 16. No text books, encyclopedias, Reader's Digest condensed books, or musty books please. THANK YOU!

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