Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

Children's Updates


Hello everyone! We are excited to be continually working on new programs, services, and ways to reach out in our community. This page is designed to give you a seasonal summary of everything the Nesmith Library Youth Services Department is currently offering! Visit our Event Calendar to see upcoming programs.


2022 Summer Reading - June 27 through August 11

You can discover Oceans of Possibilities at the library!

Registration Opens Monday, June 27

Register online, then visit to pick up a registration bag, while supplies last!

Please note that Beanstack, prize drawings, and registered events are for Nesmith Library cardholders only: all are welcome to attend our non-registered events and to visit the library! If you live in Windham (or work for the town or schools) and don't yet have a library card, stop by to sign up for free!

How to Participate: For Children

  • Register!
    • Register on Beanstack (in your browser or download the app). You will need an email and password, and select the challenge best suited to your age group.
    • Caregivers can sign up children as readers under a single account (and also participate in Adult Summer Reading themselves!)
    • If you have used Beanstack with us in a prior summer or during 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, you will use the same log in and select this summer's challenge to get started.
  • Read!
    • Log your reading using Beanstack (in your browser or download the app)
    • Want some suggestions? Request a Mystery Bag and a librarian will put together items for you!
  • Attend Nesmith Library events:
  • Use raffle tickets in Beanstack to enter our prize drawings:
    • You will earn tickets as you log your reading on Beanstack, and then you can apply those challenge rewards to prize drawings! Winners will be notified at the end of the summer.
Questions? Please call (603) 432-7154, email, or use our Ask a Librarian webchat when available! You can also directly contact our Youth Services Staff:

Contact us with any questions or just to say hi!


Children's Summer Reading Program (ages 0-11, this page)

Teen Summer Reading Program (ages 12-18)

Adult Summer Reading Program (adults ages 16 & up)


Our Summer Reading Program is supported by our generous sponsors including the Friends of the Library of Windham (FLOW)!


Napoli Management


 Other Services:

  • Request a Mystery Grab Bag of library materials: Fill out the form and then visit us to check out your items once you have received a hold notification email.
    • One of our young patrons made this incredible video in her own words describing how to request a Mystery Grab Bag: watch on YouTube!
  • Digital Reading: We have plenty of ways caregivers and children can read ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more! 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 for Kids page and feel free to email Digital Literacy Librarian Chelsea with any questions about accessing these items!

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