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!