Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

Curbside hours M-TH 10-7, Fri 10-4, Sat 10-3. No Comp Appts Sat 8/8.

2020 Teen Summer Reading Program

The Teen Summer Reading Wrap Party: Virtual Poetry Slam is coming up on Thursday, August 13, 2 PM on Zoom! Register to attend, and email Molly at to submit poetry!

Check out the different ways to participate in our 2020 Summer Reading Program:

  • Register using the Beanstack app!
    • Register on Beanstack, and visit the library on Friday, June 26 to arrange curbside pickup for your registration bag (call when you arrive and we will put it out at the curbside pickup table for you). Supplies are limited. You get a raffle ticket just for registering!
  • Submit book reviews:
    • For each book you read, submit a review on Beanstack and earn a raffle tick to put toward prizes! Need help picking a book? Call Teen Services Librarian Molly at (603) 432-7154 or email her at
  • Attend our virtual events: visit the Event Calendar for dates and times, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for event updates!
    • Teen Virtual Poetry Slam: For our Teen Wrap Party we are have a Virtual Poetry Slam on August 3 at 2PM! To particpate in the Slam or to attend please register at this link or email Molly at for more information. All submissions must include a completed permission slip to participate. Once you have registered or emailed Molly, she will give you instructions on how to submit your video. 
  • Earn tickets toward prizes by:
    • Submitting book reviews on Beanstack
    • Attend our virtual events (Check out our takeout menu below!)
    • Complete one of our challenges on Beanstack
    • Watch for additional opportunities to earn tickets as we announce them through the summer!
  • How Tickets Work 
    • In the past, teens were awarded one book buck per book review submitted and could 'purchase' prizes from the cabinet. For this summer, every prize (both weekly and end of the summer baskets) will be done as a raffle. The more tickets you submit, the better chance you have to win. You will not be able to 'puchase' any prizes for this summer. 

Teens ages 13-19 are invited to participate!
Children ages 12 & under can participate in the Children's Summer Reading Program.

Looking for the school summer reading assignments? Visit our pages for the WMS Reading Lists and WHS Reading Lists.



Beanstack is our *new* reading software that was made possible by FLOW! It is easy as 1-2-3! You can access our program from your computer, or download the app on your App Store, Google Play or whever you get your apps.
  • Register on the front page. You can register just yourself or your entire family! You can register before June 26 but cannot pick up your registration bag or start logging books until June 26.
  • Start logging your reading minutes (1 Book Review= 1 Ticket). Going to our digital events also earns you tickets!
  • Once you've started earning tickets, place them towards our end of the summer drawings, or towards the weekly bundles! Find more information about our teen prizes below.

Questions? Email our Head of Youth Services Azra Palo or call (603) 432-7154 during our service hours and ask for Youth Services.

A big thank you to Friends of the Library of Windham (FLOW) for all their help with our programs, and especially for making Beanstack possible this summer. Visit their Facebook page to keep up with their endeavors and join them!

From our Hamilton Kick-Off Party to Teen Herbology Class, we have something for everyone!  Visit our Event Calendar and our Facebook events to keep up with events as they are posted! 

Our takeout menu will change weekly! It will be available in front of the library and online. Any teen takeaway crafts are first come first serve and all programs will be meeting virtually. Stop by the library and give us a call and we will happily put some out on the table for you!

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In Beanstack, put your tickets towards the weekly bundles that include candy, giftcards and more! Or choose to save your tickets to put toward our end of the summer prize baskets that include Airpod style headphones, Nerf bow and arrow, and Star Wars themes! For a complete list, check out our prize list for teens on Beanstack!

Current Library Services: Please visit our Phased Reopening and Updates pages to see our current level of services.

Curbside Borrowing:
While the library may not be open to the public, you can still check out books! We are more than happy to help you participate in curbside borrowing.
  • Visit the Curbside Borrowing page for complete instructions, and call (603) 432-7154 or email for assistance.
  • We can put together a grab bag based on your child's age and interests if you aren't sure what you want to place on hold. Call the library and ask for a children's librarian. You can also email our Teen Services Librarian Molly and she can help you with suggestions, placing holds, and more.
Digital Reading:
We have plenty of ways caregivers and children can read on their device! From graphic novels to middle grade books to even narrated picture books, you can find something for everyone on Hoopla, Cloud Library, and Libby by Overdrive. For more information about digital services, check out our Digital Reading page and feel free to email Emerging Technology Librarian Chelsea with any questions.

Questions? Email Teen Services Librarian Molly at!


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