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Summer Reading Program

This summer as Hampstead Public Library presents “Build a Better World” as the theme for our summer library program. 

Registration starts Thursday June 22, 2017 at 1:00pm

Full details and calendars for elementary and middle school will be posted after registration date.

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Hampstead Public Library, Hampstead Mothers’ Club, and Hampstead Civic Club.


Program Details for Kids in Grades K through 4

Summer Reading Challenge 
Earn your colors!

Register for summer reading June 22 at 1PM at the library to receive a summer reading log and necklace.  Your mission is to fill your sheet by logging minutes of reading.

For every milestone you complete, you’ll earn a colored bead to display proudly on your necklace.  Will you earn your golden bead this summer?

Click on the picture to see a copy of the brochure.

Middle School Kids: Here's Your Info!

Record your reading time on the calendar. For every hour you read, you’ll get a scratch ticket with a chance to win a prize! 
The events in your calendar are for middle school students only and all require advance sign up.  Middle schoolers are also invited to several “all ages” programs listed on the calendar on the back of this page.

Print an extra copy of the events list and the calendar by clicking on the logo.

Packages for Soldiers: Build Their Morale
Wednesday July 26 6 to 8 PM

Soldiers’ Wish List
Sunflower seeds (especially flavored ones like ranch, dill pickle, bbq)
Energy bars
Water flavoring
BBQ sauce
Hot sauce
Instant soup
Tuna packets
Please bring donations and letters/cards for the soldiers to the Hampstead Public Library by 6:00pm on Wednesday July 26.
We’ll pack the boxes on July 26, between 6 and 8 pm. Help – from children and adults -- is always welcome.

Summer Reading Program Isn't Just for Kids!

The Adult Summer Reading Program
(SRP) theme for 2017 is “Build a Better World”, and it runs from June 22 to August 19.

Register for the Program on or after June 22, be a part of the reading community, and have fun!
High School students are welcome to participate in the Adult Program.

There are no required amounts or book topics for adults to read; however, the more you read (and audiobooks count) the more chances you have to win prizes!
You can fill out more than one book review or book log.

When you register for the program, you’ll receive a packet with a list of events, a book review, and a book log. Additional copies of those materials are available at the Library and here: 
Book Log, Event List and Book Review

The Hampstead Public Library staff and Trustees extend a special thank you to the following for donating raffle prizes and/or funds for the Adult Summer Reading Program:
Atkinson Country Club, Bean Towne, Cruise Planners & Carefree Cruises, East Coast Lumber, Fasoo, Manchester Historic Association, Palace Theater, JB Butcher, Symphony NH, Windham Jewelers, and Friends of the Hampstead Public Library.