Summer Reading 2019

The 2019 Summer Reading Program is over! We met our goal of reading 1000 hours and have already surpassed it. If you have reading charts or prize-cart tokens still out, please bring them back to the library during the week of August 12-16th. After the 16th, the prize cart will no longer be available to choose from. 

Our “Universe of Stories” programs included:

June 29th, 11:00am  – Summer Reading Blastoff: “Stories in the Stars!” with the Hampstead Stage Company.  A  theatrical retelling of the Greek myths behind the constellations we see in the night sky.

July 2nd, 11:00 am – Galaxy  in a Jar : Make your own pocket Galaxy Jar craft.

July 3rd, 10:30 am – Blastoff! Toddler and Baby Storytime  Our toddler storytime meets every Wednesday at 10:30!

July 3rd, 11:00 am – Blastoff! Preschool and Family Storytime Our preschool storytime meets every Wednesday at 11!

July 8th, 2:00 pm – Make a Pop-Up Star Book Make a 3D pop-up book shaped like a star!

July 10th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm – Wii U Game Night Join us for Mario Cart and Super Smash Bros on the Wii U.

July 15th, 4:00 pm – NASA Webcast: Recreation of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Join Us for a live webcast event to celebrate NASA’s 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing!

July 18th, 6:00 pm – Local Authors Night! Come meet local authors Matt Forrest Esenwine, John Lunn, Christine Almstrom, Maggie Kemp and Raschel Charles; listen to their stories, ask them all your questions, and even get a book signed!

July 19th, 2:00 pm – Coke and Mentos Rockets!  Help launch rockets on the library lawn. We’ll find out which chemical reaction gets our rockets closest to outer space.

July 20th , 10:30-1:00 – LEGO Day: Build a LEGO Space Ship Use the library’s Legos to free-build the coolest spaceship.

July 22nd 2:00 pm – Shooting-Star Keychain craft Make a shooting-star inspired key chain for your backpack.

July 24th 3:00 pm – Writing a Universe of Stories: Fun writing games and activities for budding authors!

July 25th 3:00 pm – Stuffed Animal Sleepover ! Make a craft with your stuffy, and then the stuffies will have a fun-filled sleepover party at the library with Ms. Mo!

July 26th, 1:00-5:00 – Stuffed Animal Pick Up Day! Pick up your stuffy along with a photo album showing every thing they did!

July 30th, 3:00 pm – “Far Out!” Tie Dye Your T-Shirt to look like a galaxy! Bring your own shirt or cotton items to dye!

August 1st, 3:00 pm – Frozen T-Shirt Challenge Put a frozen-solid t-shirt all the way on as fast as you can! The first 3 win!

August 6th, 6:00 pm – Open Mic Night and Storytelling Event The universe is full of stories. Tell yours!  Adults are invited!

August 8th, 3:00 pm – Ice Cream Party and Summer Reading  Prize Give-Away! If you read this summer, come enjoy an ice cream sundae and win a prize to take home.

Don’t forget to READ!

Every half hour you read earns a token to spend at the Prize Cart.

Finish the ten hour reading goal to earn a free ice cream cone from Yoshi’s Convenience and Deli or McDonalds.

Reading during the summer is the best way to keep on top of the skills you worked so hard on during the school year!