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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 17 - August 2.

**Prefer to use a paper reading log? Download and print this reading log! 

Make sure to bring your reading log in to a circulation desk for a staff member to document your minutes, this will make you eligible for prizes! Or log your reading on the Beanstack app!

Summer Reading Kickoff


Monday June 17, 3:00-4:30PM

Join us on the library lawn for bubbles & magic from Sages Entertainment and a frozen treat! Plus, sign up for the 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.

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

June: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00-3:00 (Weather permitting)

July: 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!

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.

LEGO Free Play (Drop-in)

Thursday, June 20, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Kids ages 5 - 12 can drop in to open-ended LEGO free play anytime between 10:30 AM - noon! Let your imagination soar! Participants' parents & caregivers are welcome to join in on the fun!

No registration required.


Children's Room: Musical Moments with Abby: Sing, Say, Move and Play

Tuesday, June 25, 9:30 - 10:00 am

Tuesday, July 9, 9:30 - 10:00 am

Tuesday, July 16, 9:30 - 10:00 am

Tuesday, July 23, 9:30 - 10:00 am

Tuesday, July 30, 9:30 - 10:00 am

Tuesday, August 6, 9:30 - 10:00 am

Sing, Say, Move and Play!Music fun for you and your infant/toddler. 4 years & youngerThis program will be held outside on the lawn. Grass may be damp please bring a blanket. Should the weather require, we will move inside. For more information, call 335-7549


Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals

Wednesday, June 26, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Year-round, Lindsay brings her larger-than-life Puppet Pals to child and family audiences across New England. Filled with silliness, active audience engagement, and memorable characters, this series of charming short stories will delight the young and the young at heart!

Ideal for ages 3-8.


Tie-Dye/Ages 12 & Under

Thursday June 27th-11:00-12:00

Leave the cleanup to us! Bring your own T-shirt, headband, socks, pillowcase etc. We will provide the dye and a space to work. Children 12 and under are welcome.


Children's Room: Meet & Greet Certified Therapy Dog-Koda

Friday, June 28, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Friday, July 19, 10:00 - 11:00 am


Join us outside on the lawn to meet Koda, a certified therapy dog. Guaranteed to bring smiles to the whole family!



Center for Wildlife of Cape Neddick Maine-Nocturnal Animals

Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Nature's Nightshift: Nocturnal Animals will be presented on the back Library lawn. We recommend a blanket of low chair as the grass can be damp. The event will move inside should a weather event occur. 


A wonderful introduction to creatures of the night.  How does a bat find thousands of tiny mosquitoes in the dark?  Why would an opossum choose to lumber around at night?  How does a porcupine defend himself against a predator? How can an owl see its way through the forest?  Wild animals continue their hard work, even as we sleep.  Using live animals and hands-on materials we will answer these questions and find out how nocturnal mammals utilize all of their senses to find food and shelter at night.  Our beautiful live non-releasable animal ambassadors will also demonstrate some unique adaptations these animals have to be observed up close.

Experience Art -Summer Edition- Flower Pounding

Thursday, July 11, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Learn how to make pounded flower art using fresh flowers. Tataki-zomé, also known as flower pounding, is an ancient Japanese technique of hammering fresh flowers onto paper or fabric that transfers the dye from the flowers to create patterns. We will be using rubber mallets and watercolor paper. Children age 6+ 

Registration required-335-7549

3-D Pens

Monday, July 15, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Kids ages 8-11 can sign up to craft their very own objects with a 3Doodler pen. The devices utilize eco-friendly plastic and low heat, ensuring a safe and eco-conscious experience for participants. 

Registration Required. Stop in or call the Children's Room desk at 603-335-7549 to sign up.



Discovery Lab: Paper Airplanes (Drop-in)

Thursday, July 18, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Kids ages 7-12 will create different types of paper airplanes and test their differences in flight! Adults are welcome to join their child to help build and test planes, but younger siblings under 7 will need to sit this one out.

No registration required.


Fun with Robots

Thursday, July 25, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Kids ages 6-11 will work together to play and learn beginner coding with robots!

Laura and our Emerging Technology Specialist Jessica will facilitate this program.

Registration is required-Call 603-335-7549 to sign up

Seashell Painting

Thursday, August 1, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Create some colorful seashells with us. We will provide the paint and the seashells; you provide the creativity! Children of all ages are welcome.

No registration required.

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