2009 Summer Reading Program Schedule

School’s almost out, but summer reading is in!  The library invites  you to participate in the 2009 Summer Reading Program, sponsored in part by a grant from the NH State Library, donations from the Byrne Foundation, Children’s Librarians of NH, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, the NH Library Association, and a grant from NH Charitable Foundation/Town of Hill Benefit Fund.  This year’s theme celebrates all the joys of the long, lazy days of summer.

Outside of the basic reading program itself, we’ve got some special activities planned for the library.  Registration for the SRP  begins June 5.  Although sign-up is not required to attend, we strongly recommend it, as supplies may be limited for some activities.

For more information or to register for the program, please call 934-9712.  If you’re not able to join us this year, we hope you take time to cool off this summer with a good book.  It’s relaxing, it’s inexpensive, and it’s a great way to help your mind grow! 

                        “SUMMERTIME….AND THE READING IS EASY”

JULY 9–11 AM***: NH Author/Illustrator Marty Kelley stops by for a visit!  Pizza party to follow author’s presentation  This program has been cancelled, but will be rescheduled.  Watch for new date! 

***If your child plans to participate in the Reading Incentive Program, PLEASE arrive early for details and reading logs.

JULY 15–Movie Matinees-1 PM: Tale of Despereaux (rated G) 94 min.; 3 PM: Harriet the Spy (rated PG) 1 hr. 41 min.; Fresh popcorn will be available.

JULY 16–10 AM: Craft Day-Build, decorate, and fly your own kite.

JULY 22–Movie Matinees-1 PM: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (rated G) 75 min.; 3 PM: Because of Winn-Dixie (rated PG) 1 hr. 46 min.; Fresh popcorn will be available.

JULY 23–10 AM: Wildlife Encounters Zoo Live animal show-Come along on a summertime safari!  11 AM: Field Day Activities with the Scouts

JULY 30–10 AM: “Christmas in July”-Featuring the movie, Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July, cookie decorating, & Yankee Swap gift exchange (Please bring a small, wrapped gift-$1 or under).  Wear your favorite Christmas attire!

AUGUST 5–Movie Matinees-1 PM: Tales of Beatrix Potter w/dancers of the Royal Ballet (rated G) 87 min.; 3 PM: Jumanji (rated PG) 1 hr. 44 min.; Fresh popcorn will be available.

AUGUST 6–10 AM: US Army Corps of Engineers Outreach Program-Ranger Matt Cummings presents a program about reptiles & amphibians.  11 AM: Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

AUGUST 12–Movie Matinees-1 PM: The Wind in the Willows (rated G) 74 min.; 3 PM: Matilda (rated PG) 98 min.; Fresh popcorn will be available.

AUGUST 13–10 AM~2 PM: 2nd Annual Library Carnival!!-Music, carnival games & prizes, petting zoo, food, balloons, face painting, & more…Reading Program awards will be presented following the festivities.