Events for Children:
Toddler Story Times
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Make new friends and enjoy interactive and energetic stories, songs and music with a unique theme each week. This Story Time is designed for ages 18 months to 4 years, and their caregivers. Babies are most welcome. Stay and play afterward!
FYI: We will take a brief break after May 29th. We will see you again on June 26th for Touch a Truck 3! See complete schedule for story time dates.
Read to Dogs Schedule:
The dogs will be back during our Summer Reading Program on Thursday, June 27th, July 11th and July 25th.
Reading to Dogs is a reading program designed to improve children's reading skills. Read aloud to a registered/certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205. You must register to participate!
Kids in Grade 1-4 who register will have a 15 minute session with a dog of their choice. Bring your own book, or pick out one of ours to read.
Why read to a dog? Because dogs are friendly and comfy, judgement-free (no pressure!), and they love the attention of being read to!
Kids can gain more confidence in their reading aloud skills, and enjoy the company of a new friend.
If you would like more information, or to register, please call me at the library. Thank you.
NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten@ the Dunbarton Public Library!
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an nationwide early literacy initiative that encourages families to read to their young children and to use the resources available to them a their public libraries. Additionally, the program encourages family bonding through reading.
The program is designed to be challenging and achievable!
Register for the program at the Dunbarton Public Library. Pick up your first reading log. When you finish your first 100 books bring in your log. For every 100 books you read you will earn a special prize. After 500 books you will receive your very own special NH 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten bag. All may participate. Any questions, please call 774-3546. Thank you!
2019 Summer Reading and Activities: "A Universe of Stories" coming June 25 - August 9.
Programming, materials, and activities for elementary-aged children should be a core part of every library’s offerings year-round. Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of summer reading programs. For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs.
The benefits of summer reading programming for children:
- Children are motivated to read.
- Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
- Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
- Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
- Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.
Here is our line up of Summer Reading and Activities!
Wednesday, June 26th, 10:30 AM: Touch a Truck 3: Dunbarton's Finest Rescue Vehicles on display. Fun for all ages.
Thursday, June 27th, 3:00-4:00 PM: Read to Dogs sessions. Sign up!
Thursday, June 27th, 1:30 PM: Wings of the Night: Owls and Bats, presented by the NH Audubon
Wednesday, July 3, 10:30 AM: Story Time for Toddlers
Wednesday, July 10th, 10:30 AM: Story Time for Toddlers
Wednesday, July 10th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM: LEGO Party!
Thursday, July 11th, 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Read to Dogs sessions. Sign up!
Friday, July 12th, 1:00 PM: Wild about Turtles (limit 30 children--you must pre-register!)
Wednesday, July 17th, 10:30 AM: Story Time for Toddlers
Wednesday, July 24th, 10:00 AM: Smokey Bear will be here! Music on the bandstand at 10:00 AM. Parade of Fire trucks and celebration of Smokey's 75th Birthday starting at 10:30 AM. March with us to the fire station for cake and a chance to meet Smokey Bear.
Thursday, July 25th, 3:00 - 4:00 PM: Read to Dogs sessions. Sign up!
Wednesday, July 31st, 10:30 AM: Story Time for Toddlers
Wednesday, July 31th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM: LEGO Party!
Friday, August 2nd, 1:00 PM: Forensics Lab (limit 20 children--you must pre-register!)
Thursday, August 8th, 2 PM: Earth Heroes with Squam Lake Science Center
Weekly raffle tickets and lots of fun!