"Summertime and the Reading is Easy!"


Summer Reading Program 2009



Fun activities for children of all ages!

Kick back and relax at the library and participate in our summer reading program.  Stop by to enjoy some of our many programs offered, plus guessing contests, mascot trivia, drop-in crafts, and much more.

Guessing Contest Winners!


The Nesmith Library Summer Reading Program is for children of all ages.  Read for the fun of it and receive raffle tickets for some great prizes.  The more you read, the more chances you have to win!  To register for any of the summer programs, simply stop by or call the library at 432-7154.  Please note that registration for a program begins two weeks PRIOR to the program event. 


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Kick-Off Party for everyone!

Thursday, June 25, 1-3 pm


Stop by for five minutes or an hour as you register for the Summer Reading Program, grab a snack, and make a craft to help us decorate the Children’s Room. 

Registrants that day will receive two special entries for separate raffles to win a Kendall Pond Pizza or two tickets to Story Land

If you cannot make it to the library on June 25th, please note that registration will continue throughout the summer. 

Register for the Summer Reading Program at the Nesmith Library and learn more about the many great programs planned for the summer and fantastic prizes including tickets to Canobie Lake Park, NH Fisher Cats, Santa’s Village, Story Land, & Water Country No registration required.





Teen Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, June 30, 1-2 pm

If you are 13 years of age or older, and would like to help out in the Children’s Room this summer,

join us for our

teen orientation meeting on

  We could use your help and guarantee you’ll enjoy hanging around in the Children’s Room!  No registration required.



Take-Home Craft


Wednesday and Thursday, July 1st and 2nd

Celebrate the 4th of July with a take home craft!

Foam patriotic glider kit available at the front circulation desk.

For ages 3 and up while supplies last.




Drop-In Crafts

Tuesday, July 7th, 1 - 3 pm

Tuesday, July 28th, 1 - 3 pm

Tuesday, August 4th, 1 - 3-pm



Create one of our summer crafts in the air-conditioned library!


        Create one of our fun summer crafts.  These crafts are recommended for ages 4 and up and accompanied by an adult or guardian.  Crafts available while supplies last. 

No registration required





Drop-In Story Hour

Wednesday, July 8th, 1 - 3 pm

Tuesday, July 28th, 10-11 am

Wednesday, August 5th, 10-11 am


For children 3 - 6 years.  Adults do not stay in story hour with child but do need to remain in the library.

No registration required.




    Pizza & Movie Night 

Monday, July 13th,  5:30-8:00pm

If you are 8 years of age or older, chill out with us for

a movie night at the library!

Arrival time and pizza from 5:30-6:30pm

Movie show time from approximately 6:30-8:00pm.

For movie title or more information, please call the library at 432-7154.  Space is limited, and registration is required beginning June 29th.





Ronald McDonald’s “Read, Play, and Win” 

Tuesday, July 14th, 10:30am

      Ronald McDonald will appear, live and in person, to present

          a half hour show of music, magic, and a reading adventure.

          This program is for children ages 3 and up, and is a great

opportunity to have your child photographed with Ronald McDonald.  

Bring your cameras! 

Registration required beginning June 30th.




Paws to Read! 

Wednesday, July 15th, 1:00pm

Is your child uncomfortable or shy about reading out loud?  Come to an information session with New England Pet Partners, Inc. and learn more about Reading Education Assistance Dog Teams.  Parents and school age children welcome to attend. 

Registration preferred, but not required. 





Mime and Comedy Show

Starring Robert Rivest 

Thursday, July 16th, 10:30am    

“Laughter is the Best Medicine” is a collection of Robert Rivest’s most humorous and heart warming mime stories.

It’s simply a fun way to bring the whole family together through smiles, giggles, and roaring laughter.  Don’t miss one of the best shows of the summer! 

Ages 6 and up.

Registration required beginning July 2nd.




 Signing Time Story Hour


Special Guest Mary Buckley from Signs and Smiles. 

Monday, July 20th, 6:00pm

Simple craft and snack included!

Ages 4 and up.  Parents welcome.

Registration required beginning July 6th.






   “Kids’ Music Round” Toddler Music Program 

Wednesday, July 22nd, 10:30am

For Infants and Toddlers

If your child enjoys music, don’t miss this hour of

singing, dancing, clapping  and bouncing with Kathi Fogal.


Registration required beginning July 8th.












Celebrate Summer with Christmas in July!  

Wednesday, July 22nd, 6:00pm

If you are 7 years of age or older, don’t miss this first ever

holiday party!  Enjoy games, good food, music, and a craft as we get into the holiday spirit.  Please bring a $5.00 gift for the Yankee swap. 

Registration required beginning July 8th.






Relaxing Yoga for Kids

Friday, July 24

10:00am  Ages 5 - 7

11:00am  Ages 7 and up

Slow down when summer sizzles!

2 sessions featuring Amy Spencer

Registration required beginning July 10th.




 Family Karaoke Night 

Wednesday, July 29th, 6 pm

Bring the whole family to enjoy a night of laughs, lemonade, lyrics, and limelight!  Snacks and beverages will be part of the festivities.  No registration required.



Moose on the Loose 

Thursday, July 30th, 11 am

Ages 5 and up.

Presented by Educator Barbara Bald

Make tracks to the library and learn more about this amazing animal.  Registration required beginning July 16th.




I Like Your Buttons

Tuesday, August 4th, 10:00am

I like Your Buttons! by Sarah Marwil Lamstein: Book Cover

Author Sarah Lamstein

Children Ages 3 and up enjoyed this  thoughtful story,

and  made a thumb print  bookmark to bring home! 

This dad enjoyed the program with his beautiful children.


Sponsored by F.L.O.W.



Art Classes with Kristine Brock

Wednesday, August 5th, 2:00pm 

Ages 6 – 8: Children’s Rock Painting Class

Using acrylics, children will be introduced to basic painting skills. 

Art Classes with Kristine Brock

Wednesday, August 5th, 3:00pm

Ages 8 and up:  Paint Your Favorite Story Character

Studying the art of Jan Brett, children will be instructed in basic watercolor technique. 

Registration required beginning July 22nd. 

Sponsored by F.L.O.W.




“Project Nature

with Mary Doane 

Thursday, August 6th, 10:00am

For ages 5 and up

This program is based on the book

The First Dog” by Jan Brett.

Children will make a friendship pendant with air dry clay.

Registration required for both programs beginning July 23rd.

Sponsored by F.L.O.W.




 Movie Matinee! 

Monday, August 10th, 4:00pm

Children of all ages are invited to the library for an afternoon

of movie fun.  This “G” rated film will entertain all members of the family.  Popcorn and beverages will be provided.  For movie title or more information, call the library

at 432-7154.

No registration required.



End of the Summer Reading Program Party 


Wednesday, August 12th, 6:00pm

Starring Toe Jam Variety Show

Sponsored by F.L.O.W.

 The whole family is invited to an outdoor party celebrating a summer of reading!  Don’t miss this fantastic summer celebration and entertaining show held outside on the library grounds.  Grand prize raffle winners will be drawn for tickets

to Canobie Lake Park, StoryLand, & Water Country! 

 Toe Jam Variety Show features interactive songs, stories and puppets.  After the performance, ice cream sundaes will be provided by F.L.O.W., the Friends of the Library of Windham.

No registration required.






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update 08/04/09