Summer Reading Program 2008

"G'day for Reading"

NH Summer Reading Program logo G'day for Reading

For a Handy

Calendar of Summer Reading Program Events,

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Sporting a Summer Reading Program T-Shirt, this eager reader is ready to "go down under!"


Summer Fun

with G'Day for Reading Summer Reading Program Activities!

| Registration and Kick-Off Party | Teen Volunteer Orientation | Drop-In Crafts |

| Fourth of July | Drama Kids | Pizza & Movie | Walk-About | Movie Matinee | Wildlife Encounters |

| Ronald McDonald | Secret Garden | Project Nature | Magic! | Kathy’s Kid’s Show |

| End of Summer Reading Program Party! |


Wednesday, June 25th  

Summer Reading Program Registration and Kick-Off Party

Drop in anytime between


Stop by for five minutes or an

hour as you register for the

Summer Reading Program,

make a craft, grab a snack, and

 enter two special raffles to win a

Kendall Pond Pizza

or two tickets to

Story Land!


Monday, June 30th


Teen Volunteer Orientation

If you are 13 years of age or older, and would like to help out in the

 Children’s Room this

summer, hop on over to our

 Orientation Meeting

and learn more.

We could use your help and

guarantee you will have a jolly good time down under!

Also, don’t forget to join the “Creature Feature” SRP for teens!





“Neato” Summer Crafts!

Mark your calendars for the

following dates and join us for

 a free

Drop-In Craft

on the

Tuesdays below:

July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th,

and August 5th.

Stop by anytime between 1-3pm while supplies last.


The recommended age for

these crafts is for children

ages 4 and up, accompanied by

an adult or guardian.

No registration required.







Fourth of July Celebration!

Please join us on

Tuesday, July 1st

from 1:00-2:00pm

for a USA

 Pre-Birthday Blast.

This program is recommended for children ages 4 and up but all ages are welcomed to attend. 

The hour  will include stories, interactive songs, simple games, a craft to bring home, and a snack to make!

  NO registration required. 

Just bring the whole family and

come celebrate

America’s birthday

with us!




Thursday, July 10th

The Nesmith Library will be hosting


for up and coming young “actors”.


For Ages 3-6 years:



For Ages 6-9 years:



Registration required

beginning June 26th.

For more information visit:




Monday, July 14th

Pizza & Movie Night


If you are 8 Years of age or older, come join us for an Australian

 adventure into the outback!


Arrival time & Pizza



Show time!



Registration required

beginning June 30th.



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Thursday, July 17th


Take part in an

Outdoor Walkabout!

Featuring Professional Martial

Arts Academy Games & Demo

From 10:30-11:30am

Children of ALL AGES

will have a bonza time outdoors with bubbles, billabong, popcorn,

face painting, and much more!

NO registration required.

RAINDATE: Friday, July 18th



Don’t Miss Movie Matinee!

Monday, July 21st



Children of all ages are invited

to the library for an afternoon of movie fun. 

This “G” rated movie will entertain all members of the family. 

Popcorn and beverages will be provided. 

For movie title or more information, call the library at


NO registration required.





Don’t Miss the Experience

of a Lifetime!


“Creatures Down-Under”

Tuesday, July 22nd


Join us as we welcome the

Wildlife Encounters Traveling Zoo and some of their Australian

 animals for a presentation of "Creatures Down Under".

You will meet up-close, learn about, and maybe even TOUCH Australian Wildlife including birds, tree frogs,

goannas, snakes (crikey!) and best of all, beautiful marsupials!                        

Be sure not to miss your chance

to meet the only traveling

wallaby joeys in Northern

New England! 

For ages 5 and up

Registration required

beginning July 8th.




Wednesday, July 23rd 10:30am

Back by popular demand!

Ronald McDonald’s

Magical Reading Tour

Ronald McDonald will appear, live and

in person, to present music, magic,

and a reading adventure.

Bring your cameras! 

 For ages 3 and up

Registration required

beginning July 9th.




Wednesday, July 30th


Hampstead Stage Company


The Secret Garden

For ages 5 and up

Registration required

beginning July 16th.




Thursday, July 31st

“Project Nature

 Presented by Mary Doane


For ages 5 and under:

10:00am: “Edward In the Jungle”

As part of the program,

children will create a

rainforest collage.

 For ages 6 and up:

11:00am: Native American Legend “The Earth On Turtle’s Back”

 Featuring LIVE turtles!

As part of the program,

 children will make a clay turtle.


Registration required

for both programs

beginning July 17th.





Wednesday, August 6th

Mr. Phil’s Magic Workshop

Interested in learning the basic

principles of magic?

Sign up for one of the 2 classes

below and not only learn some

techniques of magic but also

 receive your very own magic trick

to take home.

For ages 6 to 12 years:


 For ages 12 and up:


Registration required

beginning July 23rd.



Thursday, August 7th


Kathy’s Kid’s Show”

Toddler Music Program


Kathy Earabino

 For ages 2 to 6 years

Registration required

beginning July 24th.



Wednesday, August 13th


End of the Summer Reading Program Party Featuring

An Action Packed Show with



Children of all ages, teens, and

parents alike will be astonished by the performance of Double Vision.

 Linda and Jody Scalise are a highly charged, wholesome duet with a  combined fifty years

of performing experience. 

The whole family is invited to an

outdoor party celebrating a

 summer of reading!

Grand prize raffle winners

 will be drawn for tickets

to Canobie Lake Park,

Clark’s Trading Post,

 Kendall Pond Pizza,

Story Land,

Water Country, &

Whale’s Tale Water Park!

Following the performance,

ice cream sundaes

 provided by F.L.O.W.

will be served.


NO registration required.











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updated 08/15/08