Hampstead Library Announces Summer Reading Program Schedule!

MHP Summer Reading Plan 2017 Fitness: Building a Better World By: Kathryn Powell


Story Time Schedule:

Tuesdays: 10:30 am until 11 am Ages: 1—4 2:30 pm until 3 pm Ages: 5—9

June 6—Build a Better Environment Books: My Forever Dress – Harriet Ziefert The Curious Garden – Peter Brown Activity: Soda Bottle Greenhouse (items needed: Soda Bottles, Potting soil, seeds, scissors, plate/plastic lid)

June 13—Building a Better You Books: What do you do with a Mistake? – Kobi Yamada The Most Magnificent Thing – Ashley Spires Activity: Origami (subject to change)

June 20—Building a Better Community Books: Molly’s Organic Farm – Carol Malnor One Hen – Katie Smith Milway Activity:  Coloring Sheets

June 27—Inspire Others Books: Josephine : the dazzling life of Josephine Baker – Patricia Powell The story of Ruby Bridges – Robert Coles Activity: Compli-mats

July 4 – Library Closed: Happy Fourth of July

July 11 —Being Open and Understanding Books: Take me out to the Yakyu – Aaron Meshon ABC USA – Martin Jarrie Activity:  Empathy Dolls (items Needed: TP rolls, cardstock, markers/crayons, glue/tape)

July 18 — Be Kind and Helpful Books: If You Plant a Seed – Kadir Nelson  Pinduli – Janell Cannon Activity: Kindness Jars (items needed: plastic or glass jars, tissue paper, modpodge/glue, strips of paper)

July 25 – Be Honest Books: The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot – Scott Magoon Princess K.I.M. and the lie that grew – Maryanne Cocca-Leffler Activity: coloring sheets


Teen Schedule: 4:15 pm—5:15 pm Thursdays

June 8 — Build a Better Environment Discussion: Recycling, the Environment, and You! – How we effect the environment with our trash and what we can do to help reduce and reuse the items we have. Activity: Recycled Newspaper/Magazine Bead jewelry – Teens will create their own beads and jewelry out of old newspapers and magazines.  (Items Needed: Newspapers, Magazines, Glue/Modpodge, straws, string, scissors)

June 15 — Build a Better You Discussion: How to better ourselves through mistakes – We all make mistakes, some big and some small. We’ll be exploring some of our mistakes to see what effects they’ve had on us and what we’ve learned from them. Activity: Working through our Mistakes worksheet and “A Lie and 2 truths” game.

June 22 — Build a Better Community Discussion: Why community Matters –Whether at home or at school, we have a community of people who make up our daily lives. Today we discuss why our communities matter and who makes up our community including agencies like law enforcement, fire and rescue, etc. Activity: Mute Organization activity and Cup Tower Build activity

June 29 — Inspiring Others Discussion: Inspiration Station – Everyone has inspirations, whether it’s a parent, teacher, or a friend. We’ll be discussing people and things that inspire us to do great things. Activity: String Art (string, cardboard/cardstock, brads/pushpins)

July 6 – No Program this Week! Happy 4th of July

July 13 – Be Open and Understanding Discussion: Strength of Diversity – No two people are the same, and while we all might have similarities, our differences are what make us a stronger community. We’ll be looking at various ways we differ and where one person’s weakness might be another’s strength within our community. Activity: Human Knot and Balloon Pass


Other Programs:

“Build Your Own” series: June 7 – “Upcycling” Planter 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of “up-cycling” your old plastic bottles into small planters for your indoor growing needs. Participants are asked to bring their own plastic bottle if at all possible. Other materials will be provided. Open to all ages. Please RSVP by June 2nd so materials for crafts can be obtained.

July 12 – “Summer Fun” 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of Summertime Fun crafts including pocket ladybug rocks and beaded spiral sun catchers. Open to all ages. Please RSVP by July 7th so materials for crafts can be obtained.

June 12 – Department of Archives and History Program 2:00 p.m. Join the library and the Department of Archives and History for a fantastic program featuring prominent history in the state and how we can use it to build a better future.

Stress Relief Coloring MW 3:45-5:30 Spend some time connecting with coloring! The library will have coloring sheets for all age levels and welcome everyone who wants to attend. Stop by and spend a bit just taking a break from your hectic schedule to destress with some crayons and a coloring sheet.

Reading Challenge June 5 – July 14 Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to participate in our Summer Reading challenge. There are small prizes for anyone who completes the goal for their age level! Sign-ups for children and teens will begin on May 5, 2017.


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