Summer Reading 2022
Children's Summer Reading
This summer we’re having a “whale” of a good time in the Children’s Room!
Join us each week as we dive into a sea-son filled with ocean creatures, crafts, and creativity galore! Here’s a sneak peek at some of the adventures we have in “shore” for you:
- Weekly ocean-themed craft programs!
- A new performer every Wednesday!
- Lego Club!
- Music & Movement!
- A fun prize every week!
- And more!
This program is open to kids from newborn to age 12, and sign-ups begin June 22nd. You can register by stopping into the Children’s Room, or by calling 524-4775, ext. 602.
Music and Stories (Newborns—age 6)
Friday, July 15 | Music & Movement
Friday, July 29 | Music & Movement
Friday, August 12 | Music & Movement
Wednesday, July 6 | Preschool Storytime
Thursday, July 7 | Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, July 13 | Preschool Storytime
Thursday, July 14 | Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, July 20 | Preschool Storytime
Thursday, July 21 | Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, July 27 | Preschool Storytime
Thursday, July 28 | Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, August 3 | Preschool Storytime
Thursday, August 4 | Preschool Storytime
Wednesday, August 10 | Preschool Storytime
Thursday, August 11 | Preschool Storytime
Family Crafts (Ages 3-12)
Saturday, July 9 | Drop-In Rock Painting
Monday, July 11 | Fork Painted Puffer Fish
Monday, July 18 | Yarn Turtles
Monday, July 25 | Balloon Jellyfish
Monday, August 1 | Ocean Sand Art
Monday, August 8 | Ocean Zen Gardens
Movies (Ages 3-12)
Thursday, June 16 | Finding Nemo
Thursday, July 21 | Moana
Lego Club (Ages 5-12)
Tuesday, July 5 | Lego Club
Tuesday, July 19 | Lego Club
Tuesday, August 2 | Lego Club
Wednesday Specials (Newborns—age 12)
Wednesday, July 6 | Little Red Wagon
Wednesday, July 13 | Stories with Simon Brooks and Free Books!
Wednesday, July 20 | Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley: Songs and Stories!
Wednesday, July 27 | Squam Lakes Science Center: Aquatic Critters
Wednesday, August 3 | Sea Animal Movement with Living Shores Aquarium
Wednesday, August 10 | Wildlife Encounters
Teen Summer Reading
- No Sign-ups required!
- For grades 6-12.
- Enter a Summer Reading Raffle with weekly gift bags full of small prizes and featuring a gift card from one of our local restaurants: Wayfarer, Burrito Me, or the Laconia Village Bakery.
- Each hour read is an entry. Fill out a ticket every week tallying all hours read, or fill out our online form.
- Form: https://forms.gle/zS8WDWYx16f42pFm9
- Extra prizes for top readers! Top reader prizes include a variety of kits (journal, drawing, art, or calligraphy). The top reader chooses first!
- All accumulated raffle tickets will go towards the Grand Prize Raffle for a Kindle Fire!
- 4th and 5th graders who want to participate may submit tickets for gift bags and reader prizes.
Kids through Teens
Saturday, July 2 | S'mores and Giant Jenga
Friday, July 22 | Squirt Gun Painting
Saturday, July 30 | Paint by Stickers
Friday, August 5 | Ocean Slime
Teens (ages 9-18)
Friday, July 8 | Teen Tie Dye
Tuesday, July 12 | Beach Ball Decorating
Tuesday, July 26 | Sand Art Bottles
Tuesday, August 9 | Sea Shell Soap