~ Thank you to the Friends of the Library of Windham for making so many of our programs possible! ~

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program 2012

Calendar of Events   ~   Printable Calendar

Reach for the Stars, and be part of this Summer's Reading Fun!

Kick-Off Party | Reading Blanket Raffle! | All Summer-long Fun | Movie Matinee | Glow-In-The-Dark Craft | Independence Day Craft | Drop-In Story Hours |

Night Sky Planetarium | Ronald McDonald | Kindermusik | Up All Night | LEGO Party | Drop-In Crafts | Dinoman Science | Howl at the Moon |

| Art Classes | Pizza & Movie | Joy Through Music | Daisy the Pig | End of Summer Party |

To register for any of the programs listed below, stop by the library or call 432-7154. Registration begins two weeks prior to the event date. Post the "printable calendar" at home to keep track of your registrations.

Kick-Off Party

Thursday, June 21st

1 - 3 pm


REGISTER for the Summer Reading Program!


Popcorn ~~~~ "May Da Twista" Balloon Animals  ~~~~ Crafts


Everyone who registers at the kick-off will be entered into raffles to win a summer reading program t-shirt, certificate to Kendall Pond Pizza and a Family Four Pack of Tickets to a Fisher Cats game

Each summer reading registrant will also receive a special bonus coupon to visit the Kona Ice truck for an added treat!



The Nesmith Knitters have donated their time to make two Reading Blankets for this year's theme, Dream Big ~ READ!  To receive a RAFFLE TICKET for these special blankets, bring a canned or non-perishable food item to the Kick-Off Party to be donated to the Shepherd's Pantry.

~Nesmith Library Knitters with Reading Blankets!~

*All Summer-Long Fun!*


*If you are 6 years of age or older, you have a chance to earn a ticket to Water Country! Dream Big, and challenge yourself this summer....learn more at the Kick-Off Party!!


Beginning July 10th, visit our Giraffe and guess who the giraffe is quoting each week! 

Each correct entry earns you a chance to win our mascot at the end of the summer!

Movie Matinee - Tuesday, June 26th

1 pm

Children of all ages are invited to this G-Rated remake of The Borrowers.

Popcorn   ~~~   Candy  ~~~  Beverages

will be provided.

No registration required.

Glow-In-The-Dark-Fun! - Wednesday, June 27th - PHOTOS

10 am

You can make a glowing fake neon sign using plastic tubing and a black light.

Decorate a pillow case and create a glow in the dark decoration for your room. Craft supplies will be provided. 

Registration required beginning June 13th

Independence Day Take-Home Craft

Monday, July 2nd and Tuesday, July 3rd

Available at the Circulation Desk

while supplies last

Drop-In Story Hours

Monday, July 9th ~ 1 pm - 2 pm

Tuesday, July 17th ~ 10 am - 11 am

Tuesday, August 7th ~ 10 am - 11 am

For ages 3 to 6


Adults do not need to stay in story hour, but do need to remain in the library.

No registration required.

Museum of Science Presents

Night Sky Planetarium - Tuesday, July 10th

10:30 am and 11:15 am ~ ages 5 and up

12:15 pm ~ ages 8 and up

Registration required beginning June 26th

Drop-In Crafts  ~ PHOTOS

Wednesday, July 11th

Tuesday, July 17th

Wednesday, July 25th

Tuesday, July 31st

Monday, August 6th

Anytime from 1 pm to 3 pm

Recommended for children ages 4 and up.

Children must be accompanied by a guardian. Crafts available while supplies last.

No registration required

Dinoman Science - Monday, July 16th ~ PHOTOS

6 pm

For all ages!

Don't miss this amazing presentation!

Registration preferred by not required beginning July 2nd

Sponsored by F.L.O.W.

"Howl at the Moon with a Wild Thing Tune" ! ~ PHOTOS

Wednesday, July 18th

10:30 am

Family music with Singer and Guitarist Tom Sieling

For all ages

Registration required beginning July 3rd

Ronald McDonald's Dream Big - READ Show ~ PHOTOS

Thursday, July 19th

10:30 am

For ages 3 and up

Great photo opportunity!

Registration required beginning July 5th

Kindermusik with Miss Rose - Monday, July 23rd ~ PHOTOS

10:30 am

Always a favorite!  For ages 2 and up

Registration required beginning July 9th

"Up All Night in New Hampshire" - Tuesday, July 24th ~ PHOTOS

10:30 am

Presented by the NH Children's Museum

for ages 4 to 9

Registration required beginning July 10th


Dream it! ~ Build it!

Tuesday, July 24th

1 to 3 pm

All ages ~ No registration required

Art Classes with Kristine Brock - Thursday, July 26th

11 am ~ Rock Painting ~ PHOTOS

for ages 5 and up

1 pm ~ Stained Glass Watercolors ~ PHOTOS

for ages 7 and up

Registration required beginning July 12th

Limit of one class per child

Pizza and Movie Night - Monday, July 30th

5:30 pm

If you are 8 years of age and up (or entering 3rd grade), you are invided to an evening filled with film, food and fun!

Arrival time and PIZZA ~ 5:30 pm

Movie Show Time ~ 6 pm

Popcorn and beverages will be provided.

Registration required beginning July 16th

Sharon Pangaro's ~ PHOTOS

"Bringing Joy Through Music"

Tuesday, July 31st

10 am

For ages 3 to 5

Registration required beginning July 17th

"Pig Out on Reading"

with Farmer Minor & Daisy the Pig! - PHOTOS

Thursday, August 9th

10:30 am

For all ages.

Registration required beginning July 26th

Sponsored by F.L.O.W.

Last Day to Record Books you have read, and to fill out Raffle Tickets!

Tuesday, August 14th


End of Summer Reading Party!

Wednesday, August 15  ~  6 pm


Jody Scalise of Double Vision! ~ PHOTOS

Grand Prize Raffles will be drawn for all reading levels.

Weather permitting, this program will be held outside on library grounds.

After the performance, everyone is invited to make


No registration is required.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Windham!

Join us to celebrate a Summer of Reading Fun!


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updated 08/16/12