Read on the Wild Side

Rochester Public Library Children’s Room Summer Calendar

PDF Summer Reading Information

Read on the Wild Side begins:

Sign up for this year's Summer Reading Program, pick up your Summer Reading Booklet and start to read!

JUN

17

Mon

Craft Program: Color Changing Chameleon: 10:00 to 12:00, ages 2 and up.

Children can drop-in to make a fun, color changing chameleon craft! Older children may attend independently, but younger children should be accompanied by an adult. Children may leave when their projects are completed so parents or caregivers must stay on the Children’s Room level while children attend the program.

JUN 21

Fri

Magician Norman Ng: 10:00 am, all ages.

Join us for a show full of mind blowing magic, hilarious comedy and tons of audience participation! The Children’s Room will close for business 15 minutes before the program begins, and will reopen shortly after the program ends.

JUN

25

Tue

Stories Under the Stars: 7:00 pm, ages 3-7.

This evening Story Program will be held in the Children’s Room next to the Jungle Nook. We will read some stories, sing some songs, and maybe even hand out a treat to take home! We will be turning out most of the lights in the Children’s Room during the program, so library services will be limited until the program is over.

JUN

27

Thu

Craft Program: Sloth Bracelets: 10:00-12:00, ages 2 and up.

Children can drop-in to make an adorable sloth to wear on their wrist! Older children may attend independently, but younger children should be accompanied by an adult. Children may leave when their projects are completed so parents or caregivers must stay on the Children’s Room level while children attend the program.

JUL

1

Mon

Independence Day:

The Library is closed.

JUL

4

Thu

You Choose Story Time: 7:00 pm for Children 7 and up.

Help determine the outcome of the “You Choose” book Can You Survive the Jungle. See how many different paths and endings you can find in with this interactive book.

JUL

9

Tue

Craft Program: Tropical Butterfly: 10:00 to 12:00, ages 2 and up.

Children can drop-in to make a blue morpho butterfly craft. Older children may attend independently, but younger children should be accompanied by an adult. Children may leave when their projects are completed so parents or caregivers must stay on the Children’s Room level while children attend the program.

JUL

10

Wed

Craft Program: Felted Snake: 10:00 to 12:00, ages 2 and up.

Children can drop-in to make a posable felted snake. Older children may attend independently, but younger children should be accompanied by an adult. Children may leave when their projects are completed so parents or caregivers must stay on the Children’s Room level while children attend the program.

JUL

15

Mon

The Science of Magic: 10:00-10:30 in the Community Room, ages 5 and up.

How do magic tricks really work? This program investigates the science behind the “magic” of classic magic tricks like snatching a tablecloth out from under items without disturbing them! Presented by the Boston Museum of Science. This program is only 30 minutes: latecomers will not be admitted once the program has begun.

JUL

17

Wed

Wildlife Encounters: 10:00 am, all ages.

Come see (and maybe even touch) some of Wildlife Encounters’ animal ambassadors! The Children’s Room will close for business 15 minutes before the program begins, and will reopen shortly after the program ends.

JUL

22

Mon

Stories Under the Stars: 7:00 pm, ages 3-7.

This evening Story Program will be held in the Children’s Room next to the Jungle Nook. We will read some stories, sing some songs, and maybe even hand out a treat to take home! At in the Children’s Room. We will be turning out most of the lights in the Children’s Room during the program, so library services will be limited until the program is over.

JUL

24

Wed

Jungle Adventure:

This is an interactive puzzle solving program for kids entering grades 3-5 inspired by the Escape Room experience! There will be two sessions each accommodating up to 10 children. Registration will open on Monday, July 15. Parents or caregivers must stay on the Children’s Room level while children attend the program.

JUL

30

Tue

Read on the Wild Side Party: 2:00-3:00 pm in the Community Room.

All “summer readers” are invited to the end of Summer Reading Program Party. Join us for cake and ice-cream from. Prizes will be available at the party.

The Children’s Room will be open during the party, but will close for the day at 3:00 pm.

AUG

2

Fri

TELEPHONE:

Main Desk: 603-332-1428    Children's: 603-335-7549

Reference: 603-335-7550

ADDRESS:

65 South Main Street
Rochester, New Hampshire
03867

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HOURS:

Monday-Thursday: 9 am to 8:30 pm
Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm

(closed in the summer Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Sunday: Closed

The Library's outer doors are locked 15 minutes prior to closing.