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Details of Special Events at the Library

Summer Reading Program Has Begun!
Started Thursday June 18 and goes until August 13
Summer Reading Heros logo

Children and Adults can sign-up any time.

The theme for this summer is Every Hero Has a Story

You can find our full schedules and PDFs of extra reading logs on the Summer Reading webpage

Appalachian Mountain Club, an Environmental Superhero
Tuesday July 7 at 7 pm

AMC logoFounded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

At this presentation, Information Volunteer Dave Smith, will talk about the Club’s history and all it has to offer including: activities, programs for all ages, trail resources, huts, and other lodging information. He’ll also discuss the Club’s conservation efforts. In addition, Smith will share his extraordinary nature photographs from the trail.

"BYOD" - Bring Your Own Device Tech Tutoring Session
Wednesday July 8 from 4-5:30PM

The Library is having an open Tech Tutoring session so bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) or borrow one of the library’s devices.

Bring your questions and your log in information with passwords, and we’ll do our best to provide the answers.

We will also have a list of helpful websites, and have helpful books available to check out. Learn about free ebooks and audiobooks, or simply how to take a picture with your phone.

For more information, contact Tech Librarian Kate Thomas at 603-329-6411 or


High-Flying Heroes
Thursday July 9 from 6:30 to 7:30pm

USAF Thunderbirds

An educator from the Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover, will teach us how flight works and talk about some heroes of aviation. 

We'll make our own kites to take home and fly, too.

Artist Reception for George Chen -Painter- July and August Displaying Artist
Saturday July 11 Noon to 2pm
George Chen's Flowers

Artist George Chen will be the displaying artist for July and August. Come to the Library's meeting room to join us in welcoming this affable artist, at the opening of his display.

His techniques for oil painting are unique and innovative, yet he captures the classic imagery of traditional Chinese painting beautifully.

For more information about Mr. Chen, see our Displaying Artist's page

K9 Search and Rescue
Monday July 13 from 2 to 3pm
Rescue Dog

Meet a hero dog and learn how they rescue people.
Learn some facts about how to stay safe in the wilderness and what to do it you are lost.

Babysitting Training Class
Tuesday July 14 from 10:30am - 3pm

Back by popular demand, the Library will offer a babysitting class. McGregor Institute of EMS will lead a class for students ages 11 and up.

Participants will get a CPR and First Aid certification, learn about safety, how to handle emergencies, care and feeding of infants and children, the business aspects of being a babysitter and more. 

All students will receive a Babysitting certification. The class will run from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm and students should bring their lunch.

Register online for this class at The cost is $35.00 and is payable directly to McGregor Institute.

If you have any questions, please call the library at 329-6411 or email  


Family Event: Police Station Visit
Wednesday July 15 from 2 to 3 pm

Hampstead Police car image

Meet Patty at the Hampstead Police Station and take a tour of the new building. Officers will also teach us some important safety tips.

The Hampstead Police Station is located at 30 Veterans Way, off of West Rd, near the tennis courts.

Percy Party for kids entering Grade 3 and older
Thursday July 16 from 6:30 to 7:30pm

Are you a fan of Rick Riordan's Olympians series? At Camp Half-Blood, demigods will participate in challenges, quizzes, and crafts.

Eat Right- Be a Superhero - Family Event
Monday July 20 from 2 to 3pm

A dietician from Hannaford Supermarkets will teach us how to eat so we all can feel like superheroes!

Make and eat a healthy snack.

Teen Crafternoon
Wednesday July 22 from 2 to 3 pm


We'll offer materials, you bring the creativity.

Plan to work on some tie-dye projects, create some parachute chord or duct tape crafts.

If you have any questions, get in touch with Patty at

Be a Reading Hero
Monday July 27 from 2 to 3 pm
Teen reading to kid

Read to a younger kid and be their hero.  Buddies will share books, crafts, and a snack. 

Call us at 603-329-6411 or email Patty at to sign up.

Summer Book Club - Pizza and Pages
Thursday July 30 from 6 to 7:30pm

PizzaPizza and Pages, the summer book club for middle school students meets again at the Library on Thursday July 30 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Register in advance at the Library front desk, call 329-6411, or email

Students, join the marvelous Hampstead Middle School teacher Mrs. Griffin to discuss books and enjoy pizza.  There isn't a single book that the group is reading together, instead kids can read what they choose and discuss and share their books when they group gathers again.

Thank a Hero
Monday August 3 at 2pm

As part of our summer reading program "Every Hero Has a Story" we will be thanking and honoring the brave men and women of the Air Force Combat Search and Rescue Squadron stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan. This group of 24 brave men and women fly missions to rescue injured, captured, and fallen members of our armed services and allies.

 66th USAF Combat & Rescue Squad

The library will be holding two programs during the summer: Monday, August 3 at 2:00. At these two events we will be packing boxes with donated items and making personalized cards to thank the Airmen. We also may have the opportunity to communicate with the group through Facetime.

If you are interested in donating items, there is a list of suggestions that are especially helpful and appreciated. The library will be collecting these items throughout the summer right up to August 3.

If you have any questions about this program, please call the library at 329-6411 or email