This year's summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, will run from June 21 - August 17. Registration will begin at our annual Kick-off party on Friday, June 21 from 4-7pm! This 8-week event has something to offer for children of all ages, with a calendar packed full of weekly storytimes, craft programs, science explorations, family events, and more! Children entering kindergarten through sixth grade can participate, and earn raffle tickets by reading books and attending library events.

Teens and adults: take on your own reading challenge with Bookopoly! Sign up at the library (beginning at our kickoff party) to recieve your own game board full of reading challenges, and earn a raffle ticket for every book you complete! Call the library or visit us anytime to learn more.
 

Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Friday, June 21 | 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Enjoy a free dinner provided by the library, and take part in crafts and activities as part of our Astronaut Training Camp! Children, teens and adults will be able to register for the summer reading program at this time. Any questions? Give us a call at 224-7113, or email the library at info@bakerfreelib.org to learn more.
 

STEAM Storytimes for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Tuesday and Thursday Mornings | 10:30AM
Our weekly storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers will explore science, technology, robotics, weather and space. Each session will include simple activities and experiments, designed to bring scientific topics to life for our youngest patrons. No registration required. This program will repeat twice per week; please choose the dates that best fit your schedule.
 
Tuesdays at 10:30am, June 25 - August 13
Thursdays at 10:30am, June 27 - August 15
 

SPACE-Craft: Drop-in Crafts for Kids
Wednesday Afternoons | 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for a new space-themed craft every week! These projects are designed for children aged 5-10. Younger children are welcome to attend, but may need assistance from a parent or caregiver. All materials will be provided; no registration required.
 
Wednesdays at 3:00pm, June 26 - August 14
 

*Tinker Tuesdays
Tuesdays 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6 | 3:00PM - 4:00PM
This group will meet every other week, providing children aged 7-12 with an opportunity to explore scientific topics through hands-on activities. Registration is required. Please register for every session you plan to attend. Register here, or call the library at 224-7113.
 
June 25, July 9, July 23 & August 6, 3:00pm
6/25: Flight
7/9: Solar Science
7/23: Physical Forces
8/6: The Night Sky
 

*Escape Room: Lost in Space
Multiple Sessions July 11, 12 & 13
You’re an astronaut stranded aboard a damaged space shuttle, and you’re running out of time for a rescue. Work together to decipher clues and solve puzzles in this space-themed escape room! Registration is required; please sign-up for an available time slot. Register here, or call the library at 224-7113. Recommended for ages 7+.
 
Thursday, July 11  |  Friday, July 12  |  Saturday, July 13
See calendar for available time slots.
 

Mr. Aaron’s Intergalactic Music Spectacular!
Friday, July 19 | 5:00PM (Concert Begins at 5:30)


Join New Hampshire Magazine’s “Best Children’s Performer of 2018” on a thrilling musical journey through a universe of music! This interactive concert will be a blast for families with children of all ages. Come early for dinner, too, provided for free by the library! Dinner will be served at 5:00, with the concert following at 5:30.
 

Creatures of the Night: Meet Nocturnal Animals!
Thursday, August 1 | 5:00PM (Event Begins at 5:30)


You don't have to stay up late to get a close look at elusive nocturnal creatures. Meet three live creatures of the night with a Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist! Animals might include an owl, a bat, an oppossum, a porcupine and a skunk. Once again, dinner will be provided by the library, so come early to grab a bite.
 
Summer Reading Wrap Party
Thursday, August 22 | 5:00PM
Celebrate the end of summer with an ice cream party! Create your own sundae and kick back as we announce our grand prize winners. One student from each grade will win a backpack full of space-themed prizes. Remember to turn in all of your raffle tickets by Saturday, August 17 to qualify for the prize drawing. Thanks for a great summer!

Thank you to our summer reading sponsors:
Patty Lee's Kitchen and Ice Cream, Uno's Pizzeria, The Pizza Man, Hermano's, Tucker's Fifty Home, The Common Man, Chuckster's, Live Juice, Gibson's Bookstore, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Escape Room Concord.