Thursday, June 16, 2022

2022 Summer Reading Program, with Oceans of Possibilities!

We at the Gordon-Nash Library are so excited to offer this year's in-person, Summer Reading Program to area children and families. Our Tuesday evening family programs and our Thursday Storytimes are all ocean or water-themed. We have reading logs and stickers so kids can easily track reading progress. Wednesday LEGO time is back, with the addition of a few STEM programs. And we'll be holding an end-of-summer raffle with fabulous prizes generously donated by our local businesses.

Details are below - email or call with questions. Be sure to bring your kids to sign up. Keep an eye on this page for updates, Like our Gordon-Nash Facebook page, and look for weekly emails. We can't wait to see you and your family at the library this summer!



Saturday, June 18 or June 25: 11:30-1:30: Kick-off event to SIGN UP for the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program. Wear your pirate gear, take some pirate selfies, make a pirate craft, pirate games, books, and activities - and maybe some treasure! Pick up reading logs & stickers to track reading progress, and earn a ticket for our end-of-summer raffle with fabulous community-sponsored prizes!

Tuesday Night Family Events 

  • June 28: Special Build-a-Bear type workshop, by invitation only, for the first 20 kids to sign up for the Summer Reading Program after June 17. 

  • July 5 at 6pm: Movie Night: “Oceans” rated G. Air-conditioned, downstairs at the library.

  • July 12 at 6pm: Whales & Seals Storytime, with Hands-On Interactive Experiences Led by Marine Docents From UNH. On the lawn under the maple, across from the library. Bring a blanket and bug spray.

  • July 19 at 6:30pm: MiniBoats Across the Ocean: How a student-made boat sailed across the Atlantic (and how to follow other miniboats now at sea!). Presentation with Sheila Adams & Students from Rye Middle School. Downstairs at the library. 

  • July 26 at 6:30: Aquatic Critters from The Squam Lakes Science Center. On the lawn under the maple, across from the library. Bring a blanket and bug spray.

  • August 2 at 6pm: Movie Night: “The Little Mermaid (Rated G) - the interactive/sing-along version! Air-conditioned, downstairs at the library.

  • August 9 at 6:30: Melodious Zach’s Seaside Review. Back by popular demand, Zach Benton with songs, comedy, skits, and friends from the ocean. On the lawn under the maple, across from the library. Bring a blanket and bug spray.

  • August 16 at 6:30: Ice Cream Social on the lawn under the maple, across from the library. Bring a blanket and an ice cream topping to share!

Wednesdays: Drop in LEGO or STEM programs from 4-5pm, upstairs in the library.

Thursdays: All-ages Storytime from 10:45-11:45. Ocean-themed stories & a craft & fun with your friends. 

For questions or additional information, call or email

Christine Hunewell, Children’s Program Coordinator



Please support our raffle donors! 

Jeremy Hiltz Excavating, Inc ● Store#2369 Tilton Walmart ● Rossi’s Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria ● Subway of New Hampton ● White Meowtain Grooming ● Pinnacle Kitchens ● Newfound Coin & Jewelry ● Twin Designs, Home of Diane the Turtle New Hampton Community School ● Lafayette Family Resort-Wells, ME.

The Gordon-Nash Library at New Hampton School

69 Main Street, New Hampton, NH 03256


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