Summer Reading is Here!

Welcome to our 2017 Summer Reading Program “BUILD A BETTER WORLD!”

This year we will once again offer two four-week programs, one for elementary school-aged children (for kids in grades K-6), and one for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. No preregistration is required and all are most welcome.

Our weekly themes this summer will be as follows:

Elementary School Program, Tuesdays July 11- August 1 from 3:15-4:30
July 11th: Build a mini-golf course
July 18th: Origami
July 25th: Towers and Bridges
Aug 1st: Build a better world with Legos

Storytime Program, Thursdays in July starting at 10:30
July 6th: Build a Better World
July 13th: All Around Town
July 20th: Home Sweet Home
July 27th: Construction Zone

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors – Autumn Nomad, Dairy Queen (Glen), J-Town Deli, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, Portland Sea Dogs, Story Land, and Trails End Ice Cream – who all generously contribute prizes to our Summer Reading Program every year. We greatly appreciate your support and generosity.

Don’t miss our mid-season Extravaganza with Squam Lakes Natural Science Center as they present “ANIMAL ARCHITECTS” on Wednesday, July 19th at 5:30pm at the Jackson Library

Animal Architects: Building Habitat
We don’t typically think of animals when we think of architects and building, but many of our wild animal neighbors are habitat architects. A habitat is an animal’s home, the place it finds everything it needs to survive. Through shelter construction and other activities, many animals build habitat for themselves and other species too. A woodpecker is an expert habitat architect. By drilling holes in trees for feeding and nesting, woodpeckers provide many cavity nesting birds, like a saw-whet owl, a safe nest it couldn’t build on its own. A Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist will show you three live wild animal architects and the habitats they build.

In addition to our Summer Reading Program, our LEGOS at the LIBRARY will meet every Thursday in July from 3:30 to 4:30. Please note the new time this year.

For every book you read this summer, adults too, come add a brick to our LEGO community sculpture!

All our Summer Reading Program activities, including Animal Architects, are free and open to the public.

*Please note that there will be no regularly scheduled children’s programming at the library in August.

Artwork generously donated by the Collaborative Summer Library Program.