Summer 2003 Children's Room News

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Reading Rocks the Granite State -- and the Library Programs, Too.

Summer is here and so is another Summer Reading Program chock full of exciting programs.

There will be 34 programs over the six-week session. Many ages have new programs to "check out."

The sign-up sheet and list of programs is available in the children's room. It's not too late to become part of this summer's fun. Be sure to come to the Thursday evening programs that are for the whole family.

For every 30 minutes that a child reads or is read to, a ticket can be added to the treasure chest. On July 31st at our 6:30 PM program, the drawings will take place. We have again been given a bicycle by Wal-mart as part of their commitment to reading and literacy, special Usborne books were donated by Glenda Engelbach, puppets, t-shirts and other prizes are also ready to be won by super readers.

Remember, the more you read, the more tickets you earn to go into the treasure chest and the better your chances to win!

Call 926-4729 for more!

Book Group Started

Two new programs are our reading groups. Shelby Edwards is leading them.

One is designed for Middle School Readers and they will be reading two of the books on the HAJH reading list. It is not too late to sign up and read what you "have to" in a group. The second group is for a parent and a child. This is designed for readers age 10 and up. Both child and parent read the same book and are part of the same discussion of the book.

Both groups may continue after the summer!!

Check Out Our New Books

  • Junior Fiction
    There are plenty of new books this summer!
    (Yes, there is more than Harry Potter to read.)
  • New books by Ben Baglio
  • A new hockey series by Roy MacGregor
  • New Matt Christopher books
  • Books nominated for the Great Stone Face Award
  • Cam Jansen Series
  • Dragon Slayer's Academy
  • Margaret Haddix series:
    Among the Hidden
    Among the Imposters
    Among the Betrayed
    Among the Barons
  • Picture Books
    New ones to share over and over
  • Cock-a-doodle-doo
  • Commotion in the Ocean
  • Heaven is Having You
  • Love is a Handful of Honey
  • The Aunts go Marching
  • Ernest and the Big Itch
  • Twist and Ernest
  • My Momma Likes to Say
  • Lighthouse Lullaby
  • Sheep don't Count Sheep
  • Sneakers, the Seaside Cat
  • The Sea Chest
  • Mrs. Wishy Washy
  • I'm Gonna Like Me
  • The Library Dragon
  • Princess Chamomile gets her way
  • Underwear do's and don'ts
  • G is for Granite
  • A is for America
  • The list goes on and on!!

Fall Sessions

It's hard to believe that summer will ever end, but after the lazy days of August our regular story time sessions will begin again.

Sign ups will start on the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 2, 2003.

Tuesdays at 9:30 or 10:30 AM and again on Wednesday at 9:30 AM the Toddlers will have a lapsit. This is for ages 15 months to 36 months.

Wednesday at 10:30 AM is a story time just for three-year-olds. Thursday at 9:30 AM or at 1:00 PM there will be a story time for ages 4-6.

Please call the children's room at 926-4729 for more details or to register.

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