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How it works

Using Beanstack, log reading to earn badges!

 In addition to reading, help make kindness the norm in your community this summer!

Each week you'll get a special badge for completing a kindness activity.

The Summer Reading Program runs from June 19 - August 4.

Beanstack Link
Children's Page Link

Summer Reading Kickoff


Monday, June 19 3:00-4:40pm

Join us between 3:00-4:30PM for a Storywalk®, a frozen treat,

bubbles &magic by Sages Entertainement!


Sign up for the 2023 Summer reading program and get your registration prize!


The kickoff party will be held rain or shine!

In the event we need to move indoors, space will be limited.

Summer Activities

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.

Family Yoga on the lawn

Wednesday, June 21 @10:30am

Local Yoga instructor Denise Velasco will be here to lead an age-appropriate yoga program for International Yoga Day! This fun and joyful program is suitable for ages 4 and up, children must be accompanied by a participating adult. To register, please call the Children's Desk at 603-335-7549. Please note that a signed waiver will be required for all participants! We have a limited number of yoga mats. Please bring a blanket or towel as this is an outside event. 
(Please note this program is Rain or Shine and will move indoors if necessary.)


Visit from Squam Lakes at the library

Tuesday, June 27 @10:30am

We can all be Earth Heroes, people caring for and working to protect our planet. During this program, a naturalist from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will introduce you to three live animals native to New Hampshire and share the inspiring stories of three Earth Heroes whose work has helped to ensure their survival. Leave with some ideas of things you can do in your community to be an Earth Hero!


The grass may be damp, blankets are suggested.

Be an earth hero will be held rain or shine! 

In the event we need to move indoors, space will be limited.


No registration is necessary. 

3Doodler Program

Thursday, July 6 @10:00am & 2:00pm

Call the Children's Room at 603-335-7549 to register.

Join us in creating your own small summer themed creation using a 3D pen!

Ages 8-11 Registration Required

Fun with Robots

Ages 6-8 Tuesday, July 11 @2pm

Ages 8-11 Tuesday, July 18 @2pm

Call the Children's Room at 603-335-7549 to register.

Registration Required

Kids will work together to play and learn beginner coding with robots!

Nighttime Story Time 

Wednesday, July 19 @6:30pm

Join us outside on the lawn for bedtime stories and a light snack. This program is geared for toddlers and preschoolers. 

For extra fun, come in your pajamas!

Blankets or chairs suggested. 

In the event we need to move indoors, space will be limited.


No registration is necessary. 

Library Family Night

Wednesday, July 26 @5:30-7:00pm

Steve Blunt-Award Winning Music & More

Thursday, August 3 10:30am  

A fun, upbeat performance of songs that celebrate diversity & build community—with warmth, humor & lots of audience participation. Steve is an award-winning children’s musician who plays a delightful mix of original tunes & beloved standards.

Kids & families can sing, dance & play along, as Steve reminds library audiences of all ages that “the more we sing together, the happier we’ll be.”

Steve Blunt will be here rain or shine!


In the event we need to move indoors, space will be limited.

No registration is necessary. 


Steve Blunt / Children's Music

Crafts at the  library

*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.


Friendship Bracelets

Thursday, June 29  


Community Craft Project:

 Wednesday, July 12

Art for this project will remain in the Library to create a fun collaborative piece for the Children's Room!

Bubble Painting

Thursday, July 27

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 1

Join us at the Rochester Common for a StoryWalk®!


National Night Out is a night to celebrate police and community relations and promote crime prevention. The event features local organizations, local food vendors and family-friendly activities etc. 

Story Times

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.

Play Cart

Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00-3:00 (Weather permitting)

Our play cart offers a rotating variety of nature and STEM supplies, loose parts, miscellaneous items, and household goods, as well as large motor skill items. Children are encouraged to explore, be creative, enjoy the supplies and items, and socialize. Bring a blanket or chair and use the garden, sidewalk, and back lawn for play space.

The Library is a great place to meet friends for a playdate!

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