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Tails and Tales Summer Reading Registration!

Program runs from June 28th through July 30th

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program Registration!  Program runs June 28th through July 30th.  Prizes, reading logs, beading, fun programs and more!

June 2021 Calendar

July 2021 Calendar

Register your child here for Summer Reading Packets and Readsquared starting June 14th!

Click on each program below to register your child starting Monday June 14th!

Joint Zoom programs with the Durham, Lee and Madbury Libraries!  Thursdays at 10:30 am

Joint Library Kick-off Zoom Program with Jungle Jim Thurs. July 1 at 10:30 am!

Joint Library Wildlife Encounters Zoom Program Thurs. July 8 at 10:30 am!

Joint Library Drawing Animal Zoom Program with Eric Carle Museum Thurs. July 15 at 10:30 am!

Joint Library Turtle Time Session 1 with Seacoast Science Center Thurs. July 22 at 10:30 am!

Joint Library Turtle Time Session 2 with Seacoast Science Center Thurs. July 22 at 11:30 am!

Joint Library Finale Zoom Program with Keith Munslow Thurs. July 29 at 10:30 am!

Summer Storytimes!  Tuesdays at 10:30 am.  Outside or Zoom program. 

Storytime Tues. June 29 10:30 am - This week:  Jungle Animals!

Storytime Tues. July   6   10:30 am - This week:  Ocean Animals!

Storytime Tues.  July  13 10:30 am - This week:  Forest Animals!

Storytime Tues.  July  20 10:30 am - This week:  Zoo Animals!

Storytime Tues.  July  27 10:30 am - This week:  Pets!

Summer Baby Lap-sit!  Wednesdays at 10:30 am.  Outside or Zoom program. 

Baby Lap-sit Weds. June 30 10:30 am - Sensory activity:  Marshmallow Playdough!

Baby Lap-sit Weds. July 7    10:30 am - Sensory activity:  Sensory Bottles!

Baby Lap-sit Weds. July 14  10:30 am - Sensory activity:  Water Bead Window Bags!

Baby Lap-sit Weds. July 21  10:30 am - Sensory activity:  Pom-Pom Drop!

Baby Lap-sit Weds. July 28  10:30 am - Sensory activity:  Spaghetti Sensory Play!

Summer Crafty Critters!  Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm.  Pick up Craft!

Crafty Critters Weds. June 30 1:00 pm - Grab'n Go Jungle Animal Activities!

Crafty Critters Thurs. July  1   1:00 pm - Grab'n Go Jungle Animal Activities!

Crafty Critters Weds. July  7   1:00 pm - Grab'n Go Ocean  Animal Activities!

Crafty Critters Thurs. July  8   1:00 pm - Grab'n Go Ocean  Animal Activities!

Crafty Critters Weds. July 14   1:00 pm - Grab'n Go Forest Animal Activities!

Crafty Critters Thurs. July 15  1:00 pm - Grab'n Go  Forest  Animal Activities!

Crafty Critters Weds. July  21  1:00 pm - Grab'n Go Zoo  Animal Activities!

Crafty Critters Thurs. July  22  1:00 pm - Grab'n Go  Zoo  Animal Activities!

Crafty Critters Weds. July  28   1:00 pm - Grab'n Go Pet Activities!

Crafty Critters Thurs. July  29   1:00 pm - Grab'n Go Pet Activities!


Storywalk Book in the Rain Garden!

Come visit the Storywalk outside for our new story!

We have a fun spring storywalk book: 

The Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson.

Enjoy the spring weather and read the story in the Rain Garden behind the library!

 

 

 

 

 


Fun things to do at home!

Keep busy at home with some of our ideas!

Storytimes!

Storytimes From Space!

Storyline Online!

Shark Storyhour on Facebook!

Author Read Alouds!

Craft Ideas!

Make a Hand-print Leprechaun!

Make a toilet paper roll butterfly!

Paint with your matchbox cars on a piece of paper!

Paint a rainbow with corks, cotton balls, q-tips, sponges!

Paint to music.  Change the music and paint again!

Look in a mirror and paint a self-portrait!

Fun Websites!

Things to do with a busy toddler!

Travel to Yellowstone National Park!

Visit the San Diego Zoo!

Lego Build Challenges!

Build a lego marble maze. 

Build a lego boat and test to see if it floats in your sink or bathtub.

Build your name in Legos.

Build a lego car and test it on a ramp.

Build a lego contraption that can hold 3 books.

Build a lego catapult and test with pom poms or marshmallows.

STEAM Fun!

Build with toothpicks and marshmallows.

Make home-made playdough.

Make a yarn maze at home and try to get through it.

Build reading forts.

Draw a map of your house and street.

NASA Kids Club!


Summer Reading!

A 5-week reading program that runs from the end of June through July!

 

  • Our summer reading program runs for 5 weeks (end of June through July) and has a different theme each year.  Upon registering for this program, you will receive a great goody bag and a reading log/bingo card.  Log your reading time, do fun bingo card activities and do some beading and win prizes.  There are fun programs to attend for all ages as well.