Hampstead Library Announces July Programs!!

Hampstead July Programs


July 10th: The Alabama Department of Archives Presents: Alabama Musicians

“Alabama has a rich musical history made up of gospel, soul, the blues, country, and rock and roll. The people of Alabama have made great contributions to all of these genres and more—people like Hank Williams, Sr., W.C. Handy, Nat King Cole, Candi Staton, Dinah Washington, and Lionel Richie. We will pay homage to the native Alabamian musicians of yesterday and to the many great artists who came here to record music in iconic studios like Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and FAME Studios. During the program children will dress up like famous musicians, make a craft, read a book, and play several games dealing with music.” – description provided by the Alabama Department of Archives


Toddler Time

Every Monday @ 10:00 Ages 1-3

Toddler Time includes song, rhymes, some short books and ends with a free play. Toddler Time is held on the following days this month.

July 2

July 9

July 16

July 23

July 30



Story Time

Every Tuesday @ 10:30 & 4:30

July 3rdLibraries rock, and digging holes is a great way to find cool rocks and other things. Bring your favorite rocks and help us dig into these books about epic digging adventures!

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Marc Barnett

Rosalyn Rutabaga digs the Biggest Hole on Earth by Marie-Louise Gay

Activity: Sediments Layers


July 10th – Only 4:30 The Summer Reading Program is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with books about a silly goose and some musical farm animals. In the morning we’ll have a special presentation from the Alabama Department of Archives instead of story time.

Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli

Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin.

Activity: 2D Obstacle course


July 17- It’s time to stretch our minds with the adventures of Beekle, the unimaginary friend looking for a friend and a girl named Melody who has plenty of friends in her dreams but not as many in real life.

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Dream Friends by You Byun

Activity: Make your own imaginary friend!


July 24- Problems and balloons are everywhere in today’s stories about a porcupine who loves balloons and a sheep with a BIG imagination.

Mathilda and the Orange Balloon by Randall de Seve

Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

Activity: Balloon popping


July 30- Everyone is unique, and sometimes we show that in what we wear—or don’t wear. We’ll talk more about this in our two books this week about a tiger who goes wild and a naked mole rat who gets dressed.

Naked Mole Rat get Dressed by Mo Willems

Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Activity: Process Art


Wiggle Worms

Fridays @ 10:00

Suggested for Ages 5+

July 6

Join us for a movement and music based program for kids. We will read a short story, stretch, dance, and play a few games to get our bodies and minds moving.


Fridays @ 3:00

Challenge Accepted

July 13 and 20

Ages 10+

Our program of challenges will keep you sharp this summer starting with your music knowledge. The next week’s challenge will be determined at the end of each meeting, so don’t miss out. We’ll also enjoy a light snack.




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