Friday, May 26, 2017

"Build a Better World" with Seabrook Library this Summer

Summer Reading is coming!

Thank you to everyone for making our Spring programs such a rousing success!  More than 42 individual students participated in our weekly LEGO Club between Feb. 23 and May 25, a handful of amazing tween students helped put on some unique and engaging Young Adult (YA) programming on Wednesday evenings and Miss Paula continued to wow the preschool crowd with her morning storytimes.  Check out our Facebook page to see photos from some of this season's programs  We look forward to resuming all of these programs in September!

Now we are busy preparing for an incredible Summer Reading Program.  This year's theme is:

Be sure to mark your calendar for our Kick-Off with Jungle Jim's of Boston and his "Minecraft Madness" program on June 22.  Seabrook Library was awarded a Kids, Books and the Arts grant through the New Hampshire State Library allowing us to offer this exciting new Kick-Off program.  Funding for the Kids, Books and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Other incredible sponsors this summer include Kennebunk Savings Bank, Rotary Club of Hampton, the Portland Sea Dogs, Hodgies Too and Water Country.

Stay tuned for information about the many events, storytimes and other activities planned for the summer - or get a headstart by viewing our June/July calendar!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Happenings

A fun time was had by all during school vacation week.  Carol and Crew entertained about 40 children and parents with a special puppet show, a handful of families learned how to protect seals snoozing on Seabrook Beach this pupping season, and about a dozen children tried their hand at Sand Art.  You can see some of their creations on display along the walls of the Children's Area.

Woman stands with kangaroo puppet on right hand, left hand on hip, smiling out at crowd.Woman holds marionette llama puppet on a small stage while, from the left a group of about six parents and children look on.Small girl uses measuring tape to measure length of a stuffed dolphin while her mother looks on.

Looking ahead, we are so excited for our annual Tea Party hosted by Library Trustee Laura Litcofsky and her daughter, Kaylee coming up on Saturday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m.!  Join us for tea and make a surprise for a special grown-up in your life just in time for Mother's Day!

Regular programming also continues in May before we break for an exciting Summer Reading Program!  Weekly programs include:
  •  Sing, dance, read stories and make a simple craft with Miss Gretyl on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. during Preschool Storytime.
  • Join Miss Paula on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 for Read, Play, Create - a fun and engaging preschool aged storytime (siblings welcome).
  • Youth ages 10 and up are invited to YA (Young Adult) Wednesday programming from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  This week we will get a sneak peek into the historic Brown Library and see if we can make video games work on our new Story Room screen.  Each week youth attendees help decide the following week's program.  Pizza is served.  Please notify Miss Gretyl of any food allergies.
  • LEGO Club continues on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for children in grades K-4.  Come check out some of their challenge creations in the glass display case near the Circulation Desk!
We look forward to seeing you at Seabrook Library soon! Questions?  Give us a call at 603-474-2044.