Thursday, June 13, 2019

2019 Summer Reading Program!

It’s Summer! and it’s almost time for Summer Reading at the Gordon-Nash Library! This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories and children’s programming will be focused on space and space exploration!

Each week, the library will host an evening family program as well as a Family Movie Night with space-related films rated PG. To accommodate busy family schedules, this year we are staggering the weekday nights for these two events. Our regular storytime session will continue on Thursdays at 10:45, with stellar stories and crafts for children of all ages. Drop in to the Children’s Room with your friends to build with LEGO each Thursday from 2-3pm.

The 2019 Summer Reading Program blasts off on Thursday, June 27th with a 6:30pm family show featuring award-winning NH children’s musician Steve Blunt and best-selling children’s author/illustrator Marty Kelley. This promises to be a night of sing-along, laugh-out-loud fun for all ages. Ice cream will be served beginning at 6pm.

Other evening family events at the library will be “Creatures of the Night” with live animals from the Squam Lakes Science Center. We will also have a performance by Lindsay and her Puppet Pals as well as “Fort Night”, an opportunity to build a family fort at the library and leave a stuffed animal to sleep over. The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will present their program “The International Space Station: Living and Working in Space”, geared to children in grades 1-6. Audience size for this program is limited to 60 so be sure to call the library to reserve your child’s spot.The Summer Reading Program will end on Wednesday, August 7th with our annual “All-Star Talent Show”, featuring performances by patrons young and old. Ice cream and a dance party celebration will follow.

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program by visiting the Gordon-Nash during regular library hours and receive schedules of events and materials to help children track summer reading progress. A special sign-up event will be held at the library on Saturday, June 22 from 11-1:15pm where program materials will be distributed and photos of participants will be taken as if they’re in outer space! The Gordon Nash Library is at 69 Main Street in New Hampton. For questions, please call the library at 744-8061 or email Christine Hunewell, Children’s Librarian, at chunewell.gnl(at) For a full schedule of events, visit

Have an out-of-this-world Summer at the library!

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