This year's theme, Imagine Your Story, celebrates fairy tales, folk tales, legends and myths from around the world. To sign-up for Summer Reading, choose your program below!
Registration begins on Monday, June 29.
Once you've signed up for the Summer Reading program, a librarian will put togther a take-home kit which includes your reading record or Bingo card, instructions and event calendar. To arrange for pick-up, please call the library at 224-7113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also download and print your program materials below, if you'd prefer to get started right away. (Please note: most materials are double-sided).
View, Download and Print:
If you have trouble printing the PDFs, please try this version of the Book Bingo card:
Book Bingo participants can share reading recommendations and connect with other readers through our Goodreads group! There, the library has assembled book lists to help with many of your summer reading challenges. You'll need a free account on Goodreads to chat with other participants in the group, but no account is required to view our recommended book lists. Simply visit the page above and click the "bookshelf" link on the right-hand side of the page, then navigate to the task you're working on for ideas.
Visit our event calendar to see the full summer line-up. All take-home programs require registration, to ensure that the library has enough supplies for each participant. Virtual programs may also require registration in order to gain access via Zoom or other online platforms. To register for any event, please visit the library's online calendar.
Try our virtual escape room, available all summer long!
New stories will be uploaded in July.
The library has put together a map of locations around the state of New Hampshire, each connected to a local tall tale, legend or myth! Explore the stories that make New Hampshire unique by taking a summer road trip, and learn more about each location before you go.
Imagine Your Story (Grades K-6)
In the children's program, we will draw one raffle winner from each grade, every week. These raffle winners will have their choice of prizes from anything available in the Summer Reading Store (located at the library circulation desk). These items will change each week, so there is always something new to win. Available prizes include summer reading t-shirts, library book bags, fairy-tale kites, unicorn gliders, wizard wands, mythical stuffed creatures and more! The more reading you do, the more raffle tickets you'll earn.
In addition, all children who reach their reading goal will have their name added to our summer reading wall, and recieve a bonus prize (TBD).
In the teen/adult program, two gift certificates will be raffled off every week to one teen and one adult winner. Gift certificates purchased by the library support our area businesses, restaurants and shops. Featured venues include Gibson's Bookstore, True Brew Barista, Vibes, Granite State Candy and more. Earn raffle tickets for every book you read!
Grand prize raffle tickets will be earned for every Bingo you complete -- a total of up to 12 per person, if you fill your entire card. Two grand prize gift baskets will be awarded at the end of the summer, one for a qualifying teen and one for a qualifying adult.
The Summer Reading Program is a staple of the library’s offerings within the community, and coincides with our busiest season of events and library visits. In order to continue this program in 2020, we’ve made some changes to ensure the health and safety of our patrons. This year, we’ve put together a hybrid program that includes take-home kits and virtual offerings. All major components of the program, including registration and prize drawings, have moved online.
We've created this opportunity to participate in the Summer Reading Program entirely from home his year, in the event that the library is not able to open or host programs according to our regular schedule. We hope that this will allow our patrons to participate as much as they'd like to, while maintaining the health and safety of our community.