Summer Reading 2020

Register for Summer Reading and log your reading on our Read Squared site!

Site hint: Scroll down to see our latest video events!

Here’s the Kick-off Video!

For information about how our digital summer reading program will work, and for instructions about how to register, log your reading, complete challenges, and collect prizes check out this video!

Our summer reading program starts now! Learn everything you need to know in this video!

Here is a list of all our summer reading events and a brief description of how things will work this summer.

3 Ways to Make an Appointment to Collect Prize Beads:

  • Use our website! In the left column, select “Schedule Your Appointment” and use our scheduling calendar to make a 15 minute appointment to pick up your goodies! Why not put some books on hold while you’re at it?
  • Call the library at 603-863-3430 and request an appointment to pick up your beads! We’ll get you all sorted out.
  • Email Ms Mo the Children’s Librarian at mchurchill@newport.lib.nh.us and request an appointment. I will respond by email, but if you include your phone number I will call you first and attempt to sort everything out right away!

Check back here for information about upcoming virtual events, and to view our video challenges and tutorials!

8/13 DIY Wire Wrapped Crystal Pendants– supplies available!

DIY Wire Wrapped Crystal Pendants

Posted by Richards Free Library on Thursday, August 13, 2020
Make a wire-wrapped crystal pendant!

8/11 Make Your Own Friendship Mask Charms

Make Your Own Friendship Mask Charms

Posted by Richards Free Library on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Learn how to make friendship charms for all your friends to wear on their masks!

8/7 Make a Fairy Crystal Ball

Make a Fairy Crystal Ball– supplies available!

Posted by Richards Free Library on Friday, August 7, 2020

8/3 DIY Stick Wand Making tutorial

DIY Wand tutorial!

Posted by Richards Free Library on Monday, August 3, 2020
Learn how to make a magic wand out of a stick and hot glue!

7/20 Make Your Own Fantasy World Map

Make your own fantasy world map!

Posted by Richards Free Library on Monday, July 20, 2020

7/16 Build a Fort at Home or in the Woods challenge!

We’re challenging you to build an enchanted fort for yourself, either at home or in the woods!

7/13 Fairy and Gnome House Challege

Here’s some ideas and inspiration for making a fairy or gnome house for the fae folk at your house!

7/3 Unicorn Bookmark

Unicorn Craft

Want to have a unicorn party at your house? Here's a video showing how to make a unicorn book mark. Here's a printable template, best printed on cardstock, makes two unicorns!http://newport.lib.nh.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/unicorn-07012020120153.pdf Looking for more activities for your unicorn party? try these!Mo's Unicorn Storytime:https://www.facebook.com/70560149993/videos/2583834861886145Uni-Pop-Cornhttp://newport.lib.nh.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Uni-pop-corn-1.pdfFind Your Unicorn Name:http://newport.lib.nh.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Unicorn-Name.pdfUnicorn Slime video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zml-f97JVg8And recipe: http://newport.lib.nh.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Unicorn-Slime.pdf

Posted by Richards Free Library on Monday, June 29, 2020
Learn how to make a unicorn bookmark!

Here’s some more ideas for your unicorn party!

7/1 Make Your Own Chenille Stem Fairy

Learn how to make a chenille stem fairy! Supplies available from the library by request, while they last! Call 603-863-3430 or email mchurchill@newport.lib.nh.us

6/26 Fantastic Fantasy Titles to check out from the library!

Fantastic Fantasy Book Talks!

Hear some recommendations for fantastic fantasy titles!

Posted by Richards Free Library on Friday, June 26, 2020
Here are some book recommendations for fantasy lovers!

6/23 How to Draw a Fairy Tutorial and Create Creatures Contest Launch!

Learn how to draw a flower fairy and find out how to participate in our Create Creatures drawing contest