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Summer Reading Begins June 17!


This year's theme, Oceans of Possibilities, explores ocean ecosystems and marine animals.
To sign-up for Summer Reading, choose your program below!
Registration begins on Friday, June 17.




I'm Signed Up! Now What?


Once you've signed up for the Summer Reading program, you can visit the library to pick up paper copies of your reading record or Bingo card, instructions, and an event calendar. If you'd prefer to get started right away, you can download and print your program materials below! (Please note: most materials are double-sided).


For Pre-Readers Under 5:


For Grades K-6:


For Teens and Adults:


Visit our event calendar to see the full summer line-up,
and to sign-up for any programs requiring registration.



Kick-off Party Featuring Miss Julieann Hartley!


Take-Home and Drop-In Programs


Take-Home Craft Kits
Available Mondays at 10:00AM, June 20 - August 8
Take part in a new ocean-themed craft every week! Each kit will include supplies and instructions for one craft project. New kits will be available every Monday on a first-come, first-serve basis, and available for pick-up any time the library is open.

Family Storytime
Tuesdays at 10:30AM, June 21 - August 9
Every week, we’ll explore the world of water through stories and songs, and engage in literacy activities designed to spark your child’s imagination. Each storytime ends with plenty of open play time, allowing children and their caregivers to meet and socialize. Simple crafts and sensory activities will also be provided at select sessions. All ages welcome!

Young Writers Club
Thursdays at 3:00PM, June 30, July 7, 14 & 21
This summer, the library will assemble a collection of stories, comics and poems, all created by you! Each participant will have the opportunity to contribute an original story, poem, or comic, complete with illustrations, which will be bound into a book and added to the library’s shelves at the end of summer.

Work on your project from home, or join us on select Thursday afternoons at the Young Writers Club, where we’ll share what we’re working on and explore games and activities designed to get us writing. Attend meetings as often as you like, or complete your entire project from home! To be included in the final book, completed projects must be submitted to the library by July 30. Binding will be done by The New Hampshire Bindery of Bow.

The Young Writers Club is ideal for students entering Grades 4 and up, or for those reading and writing at those grade levels.  However, interested writers of any age are invited to contribute a project.


Special Events

*These events require registration in order to reserve your spot.





Ages 0-12

Junior Program:

  • All pre-readers who complete at least fifteen activities in the Junior Program will win a free board book. Stop by the library at any time during the summer to choose yours!

Oceans of Possibilities (Grades K-6):

  • Weekly Raffle: We will draw one raffle winner from each grade, every single week. Raffle winners will have their choice of prizes from anything available in this year's Summer Reading store, The Treasure Trove. Available prizes include Summer Reading T-shirts, book bags, and a wide assortment of books and stuffed animals! The more reading you do, the more raffle tickets you'll earn.
  • Goal Prize: K-6 participants who reach their personal reading goal will win a one-hour Jump Pass from Altitude Trampoline Park in Concord, NH.


Teens and Adults

Two $10.00 gift certificates will be raffled off every week to one teen and one adult winner. Gift certificates purchased by the library support local businesses, restaurants and shops. Earn raffle tickets for every book you read!

Grand prize raffle tickets will be earned for every Bingo you complete -- for a total of up to 12 per person, if you fill your entire card. Two grand prizes will be awarded at the end of the summer, one for a qualifying teen and one for a qualifying adult. Each grand prize includes a $25.00 gift certificate to Gibson's bookstore.

This year, gift certificates are available at Gibson's Bookstore, Red River Theatres, Granite State Candy and The Works Cafe. Hermano's, Tucker's,

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsor, Altitude Trampoline Park, for donating prizes to this year's Summer Reading Program. Visit them at the Steeplegate Mall in Concord, NH, or learn more by visiting their website.


Goodreads Group

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 and click the "bookshelf" link on the right-hand side of the page, then navigate to the task you're working on for ideas.