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Summer Reading in NH

Summer Reading Begins!

Come in and get started on June 20 at 1PM!

Our 2108 Theme is "Libraries Rock"! Lots of music related activities will fill our calendar this year, and as well as some of the loved favorites.

Each summer, New Hampshire  librarians encourage readers of all ages to include reading as part of their activities.

The importance of summer reading has been known for more than a century. Students who read at least six books during the summer have been found to maintain or improve their reading skills.

We look forward to connecting you with some great reading in the summer of 2018 - kids, teens, and adults alike.


Kids from Preschool to 4th Grade Earn Their Colors for Reading

Register for summer reading 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?
Stop by the library to check out a book, ebook, audio book, DVD, or magazine.  Come to play or just relax and read in the air conditioning. Preschoolers through 4th grade can pick a prize every time they come to the library this summer!

Links to Brochures and Tracking Logs

If the tracking log is misplaced, let the staff know so we can be sure the child's progress is tracked. We will have extra reading logs as well.

Middle School Students Rock the Library!

For Kids entering 5th grade through 8th grade, Summer Reading program has some great events, just for you!

Record your reading time on your calendar. For every hour you read, you’ll get a scratch ticket with a chance to win a prize! 

Middle School events require advance sign-up, so check out our events on Upcoming Events page and then you can go sign up online by clicking the link in for the event. Links to the Google Sign-Up forms can also be found in the Calendar event itself: https://www.calendarwiz.com/hampsteadpubliclibrary

Extra tracking calendars and a list of the events are linked here:
Tracking Log
Event List

Young Adults and Young-at-Heart Adults Get Great Perks for Reading Too!

The Adult Summer Reading Program (SRP) theme for 2018 is “Libraries Rock” and it runs from June 20th to August 15th.

Register for the Program on or after June 20, 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 in the links below.

Additional Reading Logs Link and Events brochure