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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







2015 Lane Memorial Library Improvements Warrant Article #23

The purpose of this Warrant Article request is twofold:

1) To replace the fan coils and thermostats throughout the building. They date from the opening of the addition in 1985 and are all beyond their useful life. We are paying above the service contract to fix components as they fail. The thermostats absolutely do not work and are still pneumatic. The new ones will be digital and we will be able to eliminate the compressor completely. The compressor is another piece of equipment that we annually sink money into above the service contract costs. As an added bonus removing the compressor will reduce noise in the room used by the seniors for cards and bingo.

2) To replace the carpet on the first floor which also dates to the opening of the addition and is in very poor shape after 30 years (The carpet in the Dearborn Redden Room and Teen corner are much newer and are not included in this plan. The lower level also has much newer carpet that does not need replacing at this time). The plan is to replace with carpet squares since that will allow us to repair stains over the life of the new carpet effectively.

See the slideshow below for more information.

Amanda Reynolds Cooper, Director

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