Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Fun at Seabrook Library

Our Summer Reading Program has come to an end and we are now putting our efforts into planning fun, new programs for Fall!  In the meantime, join us this month for movies, a celebration of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Party, 3-D Design workshops and a Solar Eclipse Viewing party on August 21!



Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Reading Program Finale


After five amazing weeks our Summer Reading Program comes to an end today with a two-part finale!  Join us at the library at 4 p.m. for a performance from storyteller Simon Brooks.  Children who completed the Summer Reading Program can also pick up their certificates and prizes and everyone can enjoy cupcakes!






Students entering grades 5-7 are invited to join us at the Seabrook Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a Summer Mixer featuring roller skating, gaga ball, face painting and more!








Thank you to everyone who helped to make our Summer Reading Program so successful including our amazing sponsors, Kennebunk Savings Bank, the Rotary Club of Hampton, Hodgies Too, Topsfield Fair, Water Country and the Portland Sea Dogs.

Monday, July 17, 2017

New Teen Book Group

We are so excited to announce our first Teen Book Group at Seabrook Library being led by our newest staff member, Amanda Plante!  The first discussion will be held on August 7 at 6 p.m.  This month's book is Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.  See the flyer for more information and visit the library to pick up a copy of the book today!





Fun Continues at Seabrook Library

Our Summer Reading Program is going strong. Today begins the penultimate week of the program which means only TWO more chances to win the raffle for Water Country tickets by showing your reading logs to a librarian. We are excited to report that over 13,000 minutes have been read in the library so far this summer!



We have also been celebrating summer with special storytimes, a visit from the Boston Bruins mascot, Blades, and Community Builder storytimes with town departments.

This week, join us for Touch-A-Truck on Thursday, July 20 at 3:30 p.m. Trucks from the Seabrook Police, Fire and Public Works departments will be here for children to explore!


Also, students entering grades 3-5 can join us for STEM & A Story on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.  This week's theme is "What's in the Box?"



Mark your calendar for our SRP Finale next week with Storyteller Simon Brooks on July 28



Looking for tips to get your child engaged with reading? Check out this New York Times Books article on "How to Raise a Reader".

Monday, July 3, 2017

Summer Reading Underway!

What a fun first week of Summer Reading Program we had! In addition to special visits from the Seabrook, NH Fire Department and the NHSPCA, our students were busy reading! During the first week 32 students read 4,695 minutes! Awesome job! Check out the LEGO Build behind the Children's Services Desk representing all of those minutes, and don't forget to turn in your reading log to earn prizes!



This week we are looking forward to STEM & A Story on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The theme is Animal Gross-Out.  Learn about wacky, slimy animal defenses, hear a story about a beautiful cockroach and play some games! This program is designed for students entering grades 3-6. Last week we designed bridges using toothpicks and marshmallows and learned the importance of triangles in design. Brielle's bridge held up the most animals at 23! 





On Thursday at 3:30 p.m. join us for a special storytime with the Seabrook Police Department.



Next week is also lining up to be a stellar week with Sandwiches & Stories on Monday, June 10 and our special Boston Bruins storytime with Blades the Mascot at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11.  We look forward to seeing you at the library soon!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sandwiches & Stories at Seabrook Library


What a beautiful day for a picnic! Bring your lunch and join us on the lawn of the library for Sandwiches & Stories at 12 p.m. today, Monday, June 26. Miss Paula will read some stories, sing some songs, lead some games and has prepared some amazing crafts for this week's theme of "Places to Live".

This is the first of many great storytimes we are offering this week!  Join us on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for our Community Builder storytime featuring the Seabrook Fire Department and on Friday at 3:30 p.m. for a special storytime with the NHSPCA and a furry friend!

This is also the first week for turning in reading logs.  Visit the Children's Desk to show how much you've been reading already and earn your first prize! We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Reading Program Registration Underway, Time Change for Finale Performer

pixelated brown background featuring man's head coming out of a giant green balloon with the text "Jungle Jims Minecraft Madness"Summer Reading Program registration is underway!  Children can visit Miss Gretyl to sign up and receive their registration materials and prizes just for signing up!  Next week we will really celebrate the beginning of our program with Jungle Jim's of Boston and his Minecraft Madness program.  For more information about Jim, visit his website:  http://www.ilovemylibrary.com/.
The program begins at 11 a.m. and will last about 45-minutes to be followed by cake!



Text "Build a better world 2017 Summer Library Program" around a house being made by a man, woman and child out of large purple, red, yellow and green books.Starting June 26 children can bring their logs to the library to show Miss Gretyl or Miss Paula and earn prizes for reaching reading goals.  We are so excited to hear about the great books you are reading this summer!  Can't find a particular book?  Let us know and we will do our best to get it for you.
Programs continue through July 28.  Please check out our Summer Reading Program calendar for more information. 

image of man wearing glasses and bow tie surrounded by fantastical faded images of a giraffe, bowler hat, book, moon with text "Simon Brooks" and www.SimonsBrooksStoryteller.com

PLEASE NOTE: CALENDARS THAT WENT HOME FROM SCHOOL LISTED THE WRONG TIME FOR THE PART I FINALE ON JULY 28.  SIMON BROOKS STORYTELLER WILL BE HERE AT THE LIBRARY AT 4 P.M. ON JULY 28 FOR OUR FINALE CELEBRATION!  This is to accommodate the many students who will be at Seabrook Recreation's Summer Camp during the day.