Childrens Programs

2016 Summer Reading Programs

Adult Programs, Prizes, and Reading

Exercise Your Mind This summer, why not set aside some time to Exercise your Mind - READ ! During the months of June, July and August, adults will have a chance to relax and read some great books while earning tickets toward a weekly gift card drawing and the end-of-summer Grand Prize - 2 FitBit smart wristbands.  As always, our patrons get a gentle nudge to read outside of their usual comfort zones, with two prize cards giving a choice of 25 Fiction or 25 Non-Fiction categories.  Pick up a card today at the library, or download and print your own copy from the links provided here.  Completing any 5 boxes wins a cool water bottle, and finishing off the entire card wins 15 extra tickets! 

Prizes! Fiction Card Non-Fiction Card

Things to Know: Lane Library Water Bottle

  • The contest runs from June 1st through September 4th, 2016
  • Read a book from any of the categories on the playing cards - ask the staff for recommendations, or check the blue endcaps in the library each week for books in a featured category
  • Get a raffle ticket for each book you read - there are two Grand Prize FitBits for two lucky winners!
  • Get a Lane Library water bottle after completing 5 squares on either card
  • Completing an entire card wins 15 bonus raffle tickets
  • A drawing for a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card or $20 Regal Cinema cards will be held each Monday from June 13th through August 29th.
  • The Grand Prize drawing will be held Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
  • Funding for the Adult Summer Reading Program is generously provided by the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library and the New Hampshire Humanities Council


Children's Room Programs, Prizes, and Reading

Read The Children’s Room Staff is very excited about our upcoming   Summer Reading Program which runs June 22nd to August 2nd!! The theme this year is “ On Your Mark, Get Set… Read ” and we’re going to have a summer full of events and contests. Kids are eligible from the age of 3 until the summer before they enter 6th grade.  If your child is entering 6th grade they may choose instead to participate in our Teen Summer Reading Program .

This year kids will earn prizes by reading and completing activities on our Reader Bingo Cards.  Each square completed will earn the child a raffle ticket for our Grand Prize Summer Raffle (see prizes below). 

For every row your child completes on their first Family or Independent Reader Bingo Cards they are eligible for a mini-prize.  Complete lists of mini-prizes can be found on the back of the Bingo Cards. Complete a card and win a game of mini-golf from Captain's Cove or a "Baby" ice cream cone from Lago's Ice Cream. After  your child has completed their first card, keep reading on a new bingo card for additional raffle tickets!

Also, bonus raffle tickets can be earned by  attending Children's Room Events!

Grand Prizes:

Family Readers:
4 "Author Book Pails" containing toys, books and gift cards

Independent Readers:
2 Fitbits, 1 set of (2) Water Country tickets and 1 set of (2) tickets to Canobie Lake Park

Teen Programs, Prizes, and Reading

Students keep a log of the books, manga, comics, or magazines they read starting June 21st. The
log is available online and in the Teen Area.You can read whatever book, graphic novel, comic or magazine you like, but certain titles could be used to complete our Teen Bingo Card . Completing squares on the Bingo Card will earn extra raffle tickets and increase the chance of winning gift cards at our weekly drawing and at our end of summer party.

From June
21st until August 2st the Teen
Department will offer daily programs for teens. Just check the calendar and be sure to sign up .
en Services at Lane Library hopes you'll join us to learn and have fun. Take a class and learn to hula-hoop , fix a bike or skate board, repair a surf board, juggle, or adopt the practices of mindfulness . You'll be able to climb a Rock Wall . Try a Book Brawn Challenge and see how you do in a Book Cart Race, at Book Balancing, Library Mini-Golf, and life-size Pac-Man. Families can get together at our One for the Books Fun Run , and later that month take in the night at a Sky Watch at North Beach. Every week we'll get together and raffle great gift cards for participating in programs, reading, or fitness related activites they've done through out the summer.


All logs and raffle tickets must be completed and turned in the day before the Finale Party in order to be eligible for the drawing.
We will have a weekly drawing for Dunkin Donuts, Stillwell's Ice Cream, Blitz Park, & Las Olas gift cards. Only tickets earned by each draw day at 4:00 pm will apply for that week's drawings. One card per winner.
We will have a massive prize give away at the end of Summer Reading on August 2th, 5:00pm. We'll raffle off gift cards, iPad Minis, and FitBits. Tickets earned all summer will apply for these drawings.

1 Ticket = 100 Pages 10   Tickets = 5   Bingo Squares
3 Tickets = 1 Bingo   Square or Book 25 Tickets = Attend 7 Programs or Full Bingo Card
4   Tickets = 1 Program, Volunteer, or Fitness Activity 50 Tickets = Attend 10 Program, Volunteer, or Fitness Activity







One For The Books Fun Run



Join us for the first ever Lane Memorial Library 1 Mile Family Fun Run event. As part of our Summer theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” the goal of the run is to promote fitness, fun, health, and literacy. Everyone is welcome, even spectators! Come cheer on your friends, family and neighbors! This is a fun, non-competitive event, although a time clock will be running at the finish line courtesy of our very own former Assistant Director Bill Teschek. All ages and abilities are invited to participate! This run is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Everyone who finishes the run will be entered into a prize drawing.To foster the spirit of fun and participation, stickers will be awarded to all participants in the 1 Mile Fun Run. Our race course will be located next door at the Hampton Academy Field.

Register Online

Printable information and form.

Contact Stacy to sign up: or 603-926-3368.

Course Map(tentative)


logoWhat's Going On This Summer?
Not sure where to start? Check out our Calendar.
Signing Up For Summer Reading:

Teens can sign-up any time! Teens will get a Summer ID, the number they'll use each time they submit their reading logs for summer reading. Check with the Library after for signing up for your Summer ID number.

Lane Memorial Library Summer Reading is generously sponsored by The Friends of Lane Memorial Library.

Reading Buddies (Teen/Kids Summer Program)

For Teens:

I am still looking for volunteers for our Reading Buddies Program. 

The Reading Buddies Program involves a group of teenagers reading one-on-one with a group of children every week. You'll read books together, tell stories, play word games, write stories - anything to help younger children become better readers. 

To start off our program we will have a training session Tuesday, June 30th 5:30-7:30 pm. I will be providing Flatbread pizza.

Teens commit to 5 sessions of reading on July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, & Aug 3rd from 4:00-4:30 pm.

To comply with NH Department of Labor Regulations, I will have to have those 12-15 get a Employer Request for Child Labor Form filled out. The form is obtained from the library. Then both teen and parent will have to go to their SAU school office with a birth certificate or evidence of date of birth, and have it signed by the school. The school will then issue a NH Youth Employment Certificate which comes back to the library. 

If you are interested in being a Reading Buddy, please contact me ASAP for the proper forms and further information. Call 926-3368 or email  

For Parents:

I are still accepting sign-ups for children 5-8 years old for Reading Buddy. Please be aware that the aim is to have one teen for one child, so space is limited. If you're interested in signing up your child, please contact me directly via email at or call 926-3368. We can take down your name and information, and will try our best to match your child with a teen.


Kids' Summer Reading 2014 - Finale and Thank You's!!

Party PicCONGRATULATIONS to all the youngsters who joined this year’s summer reading program.  We had 414 kids sign up!!!  What amazing readers you are!  Yay you! Also, all the grown ups who participated deserve a big hand for the reading aloud they did, for all the tickets they filled out, and for all they do to support Lane's Children's Room in the summer and throughout the year. 

We couldn’t do such an ambitious program without the strong support and collaboration with the local schools, their staff and administration. It is an honor and joy to work with such wonderful educators. 

The Hampton PTA do so much for us, both with birthday books throughout the year AND with supplying the plywood cut-out that kids and their families so enjoyed at the finale.
Warmest thanks to all our phenomenal volunteers and everyone who helped throughout our busy six weeks. They assisted at programs, helped with set up and break down, and two of our teen volunteers, Danielle and Maggie, patiently counted out hundreds of tickets and wall cut-outs. We literally could not do this without you!!  

We also could NOT do these large events without the generous support of our patrons. Thank you all for your assistance and much-appreciated donations of water, in addition to your will.

Flatbread Pizza was beyond good to us and donated 25 pizzas, in addition to partnering with us on fundraising via sales of their pizza.
It is also my great privilege and pleasure to say huge thank yous to the Friends of the Lane Library.  They enabled us to hire our band for the finale, in addition to Norman Ng, the magician who kicked off our summer events, AND very generously providing the money for the 4 Kindles Fires which are our grand prizes. 
The Friends work tirelessly all year round, fund-raising so that we can have new furniture, games, programs, the murals in the Children’s Room, and other additions that Party Pic 2make this library an ever-growing and vital place.  Thank you, Friends, so very, very much. 
We also had an anonymous benefactor who provided a very generous check that enabled us to purchase the supplies for our family reader grand prizes. You know who you are, and YOU ROCK!
The law office of HOLMES and ELLS helped us tremendously by giving us access to their electric outlets so the bands could play—and did so with great good cheer and community spirit.  They even lent us extra electrical cord, which was way above and beyond.  Thank you, Steve and company!
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our subs: Sandy Kent, Tamara Holland, Melissa Phoenix, Chris Singleton, Sharon Svirsky, and Carol McGrath, fabulous ladies all who saved the day more than once and held the fort with grace and good cheer.
An especially big note of thanks to Miss Wendy, Miss Nicole, and Miss Liz.  They are so amazing, both individually and as a fantastic team. The Children's Room is truly blessed to have a staff of such dedicated, caring, and enthusiastic women.
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