Thursday, July 7, 2011

Library Events for July 2011

Book Donations Wanted!

Book donations are now being accepted for the Old Home Day Book Sale on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20. The Friends of the Hancock Town Library are looking for all kinds of books (fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, and children’s) as well as DVDs and CDs in good condition. No textbooks, Readers Digest Condensed Books, magazines, or musty items, please. Really. Please check your books for mustiness. If they’re musty they need to go to the dump and we’d rather not be the conduit! Book donations may be dropped off at the library anytime we’re open (please don’t leave them on our doorstep) or call Nancy at 525-3531 or Amy at 525-4411 to arrange pickup.

Summer Reading Program 2011

It’s time once again for the Hancock Town Library’s Summer Reading Program for children and teens. This year’s theme is “One World, Many Stories.” We’ll have lots of fun prizes again this year so be sure to sign up at our kick-off program on Friday July 8th. The Summer Reading Program will begin July 8th and end with our final program on August 9th. The kids will have just about one month to read books so the challenge this year is to read 650 books in that amount of time. If they can reach that goal then the library director will slide down a slide into a kiddie pool filled with Jello. The child who reads the most books gets to choose what color of Jello! (By the way, note to the grown-ups, we’ll need A LOT of help making enough Jello…let us know if you’re willing to help out!)

Tuesdays at 10:00 am (July 5th – August 2nd)
Summer Story Time

Tales from around the world. Join us!

Tuesdays at 2:00 pm (July 5th – August 2nd)
Kids’ Summer Film Fest

Great movies, air-conditioning & free popcorn!

Friday July 8th at 7:00 pm
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off!
Magic with Scott Jameson

Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be juggled, and an audience member will unlock telekinetic abilities! Join us as Scott Jameson dazzles us with his amazing magic tricks. For all ages. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program! Refreshments.

Thursday July 14th at 2:00 pm
Tote Bag Decorating

Decorate your own bag to use all summer long! Miss Britton has lots of decorations lined up – unleash your inner designer. Space is limited so call or stop by to sign up.

Thursday July 28th at 2:00 pm
Princess Party

Hear a variety of princess tales from around the world and enjoy a special treat fit for a princess!

Thursday August 4th at 2:00 pm
Float Your Boat

Make a boat using a wide variety of materials supplied by the library. Sign up today for this favorite activity!

Tuesday August 9th at 7:00 pm
Aladdin with the Hampstead Stage Company

Join us for our Summer Reading Program Grand Finale with the Hampstead Stage Company’s production of Aladdin. The Hampstead Stage Company’s mission is to educate youth audiences throughout the country by bringing classic literature to life through live theatre, thus sparking an interest in reading the classics, instilling a love and appreciation of the arts, and preserving theatre for future generations. This year marks their 28th season. Free and open to all. Refreshments!

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