Hampstead Branch Library Summer Reading Program
June 1st through July 13th
Every Monday @ 10:00
Ages 3 and Under
At toddler time we will sing a few songs and rhymes, learn some ASL, and share a book or two.
June 4 – We’ll start our summer off with some noise by reading Toot toot zoom! by Phyllis Root
June 11- Sharpen your observational skills and help us find that Green Sheep in Where is Green Sheep? by Fox and Horack.
June 18 – Toddler’s and caterpillars grow very quickly and eat all the time, so celebrate that while we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
June 25 – What make a day a good day? Let’s find out with A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
July 2 – Barnyards are very noisy places, so we’ll do our best animals noises and read Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming.
July 9 – It’s time to get moving and play pretend as we read If You’re a Monster and You Know It by David Emeberly.
Every Tuesday @ 10:30 & 4:30
Ages 3 and Up
June 5th – We’ll read about a girl and a bear who loves music, and how music is best shared with other people.
Violet’s Music by Angela Johnson Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
Activity: Musical Instruments
June 12th– The city is full of noises, just like these books! Come make some noise with us.
Cling! Clang! Beep! Beep! By Robert Burleigh
Squeak, Rumble, Whomp, Whomp by Wynton Marsalis
Activity: Noise Makers
June 19th – Summer is full of tasty treats, so this Tuesday we’re all about food! If you’ve ever swallowed a watermelon seed, be sure not to miss this story time about an alligator who swallows a seed and a caterpillar who won’t stop eating.
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Activity: Favorite foods
June 26th – Summer is half way done, so let’s relax with some of the fantastic books of Anne Dewdney and some coloring.
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anne Dewdney
Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anne Dewdney
Activity: Coloring Sheets
July 3rd – Libraries 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 – 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.
Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli
Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin.
Activity: Poem collage
Stop, Drop, Art
Every Wednesday @ 2:00 – 5:00
Drop by for a self-directed art project or coloring sheet. Relax and enjoy the process of creation without worrying about the results. Different crafts will be completed each week. All ages are welcome to participate.
Fridays @ 10:00
June 8, June 22 and July 6
Join us on every other Friday morning 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.
Friday @ 3:00
June 15 and 29 + July 13 and 20
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.
July 10th Summer Reading Finale
10:30 and 4:30
The summer is ending, so join us for a special story time with silly rhymes and singing with the books Silly Tilly by Jerry Spinelli and Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin. We’ll have an indoor obstacle course you can complete for a special addition to your reading chain.