Some of our programming will be outside on the lawn. The grass may be damp, blankets suggested.
We will move inside should a weather event occur.
Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program Kickoff!
Join us outside on the lawn for Ice Cream, a StoryWalk®, a visit with RPD Community Engagement Officer, Brandon Kimbrough and our summer shark mascot. Be sure to have your picture taken in our ocean themed photo booth! Stop by anytime between 2:30 - 4:00pm!
Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief Book Group:
This is a two-part program!
Monday, June 20th 2:00pm- Book intro, chapter 1 reading & a fun activity.
*Between meetings members will complete the book.
If you missed the first part of the program & will have read the book in time for the Monday, July 25th 2:00pm- book discussion please call to reserve a spot.
Wildlife Encounters: Wednesday, June 22 6:00pm
Join us on the lawn for a family evening event.
UNH SeaSpeaks Program-Whales and Seals: Wednesday, June 29 10:30am
How do marine mammals stay warm?
How big are they?
How do they eat?
We will explore these questions with hands-on activities such as blubber gloves, feeding frenzy and measuring a whale.
(Ages 4-12 Registration is required)
Registration is full
Rochester Public Library Children's Room Presents:
Dominicus Hanson Pines StoryWalk®
Hosted by: Rochester Recreation Dept.
Wednesday, July 6 10:00am-11:30am
Encore of our Kick-Off StoryWalk®!
The Dominicus Hanson Pines are located adjacent to Spaulding High School on Yeagley Way, Rochester, NH
3Doodler Program: Thursday, July 21 10:00am or 1:00pm
Join us in creating your own small ocean themed magnet using a 3Doodler pen!
(Ages 6-12 Registration Required)
10:00am Session is full
1:00pm Session is full
Steve Blunt-Award Winning Music & More: Friday, July 29 10:30am
"Flap your fins & flop your tails! Steve performs ocean-themed songs & stories guaranteed to make a splash."
Geared for children 0-10, but all families are welcome! Bring a blanket and meet on the lawn.
Make-It & Take-It Crafts
Paper Roll Octopus: Monday, June 27
Weaving Fish: Thursday, July 7
Plate Crab: Tuesday, July 19
*Children 2 & up can drop by anytime between 10am-12pm. Older children may attend independently, but younger children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.
We will offer Pop-Up Story Times throughout the summer. They will be geared for children age 2 through 6, but all families are welcome! Bring a blanket and meet on the lawn.
StoryWalk®: TBA- Enjoy reading a book outside while exercising your mind and body.