“Every Hero has a Story” at the Jackson Public Library this summer! The library invites children in Kindergarten through Sixth grades to join them and explore the many facets of heroism, from animal heroes, to environmental heroes and, of course, Superheroes. This program will run Tuesday afternoons June 30th through July 23rd from 3:15-4:30. There will also be a Storytime program, for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers, which will meet each Thursday morning in July at 10:30. Participants are encouraged to keep track of how many minutes they read or are read to each day. Registration is not required for either program. These programs are generously supported by these local business: Attitash/Wildcat, Backcountry Cafe, Cranmore, Dairy Queen, Fisher Cats, Flossie’s, Hannaford, J-Town Deli, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, Portland Sea Dogs, Story Land, The Toy Chest, Trails End, and Walmart.
The Summer Program will also feature a Grand Finale Presentation by storyteller Simon Brooks. Appropriate for the whole family, he will regale his audience with a myriad of heroic tales at the Whitney Community Center on Tuesday, July 28th at 3:15. This program is free and open to the public. Funding for this Kids, Books and the Arts Grant event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is sponsored in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Funding is also provided by the Friends of the Jackson Public Library.
New this summer and coming in July, the library invites the public to enjoy their first Storywalk, featuring the book Ladybug Girl by David Soman. To be located around the library grounds, the self-guided Storywalk will be a wonderful opportunity to experience the pleasure of a book in an entirely different venue, regardless of whether the library is open or closed.
Other July events include the ever-popular Legos at the Library Club which will meet every Thursday all month from 4:30-5:30 pm, as well as ongoing activities such as the Do-It-Yourself craft center in the Children’s Area, Library Scavenger Hunts, and a Question of the Month. Not to be missed and currently on display at the library for the next few weeks is Dawson Santoro’s extraordinary “Saturday in the Park” Lego creation.
For a Summer Reading Program flyer, links to articles on the importance of summer reading, copies of our reading log, and more, please visit our Summer Reading Program web page.