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Aug 9, 2016

Get Ready for School!

School is on the horizon! But before it gets here, come to the library to get ready. There are a lot of these backpacks available--they all include a bag of supplies (a pack of construction paper, crayons, safety scissors, glue stick, alphabet foam stickers, play doh), several books (different books in each pack), and a folder of helpful activities. All I need from you is the child's first name and the town you live in. Please get a backpack and help a kid get started  :)



Aug 8, 2016

Thank you!

The Seabrook Library Children's Room has just finished "On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!"--the 2016 summer reading program. The kids read 693 hours! It's been a busy, active summer and we've had so much help! So much appreciation is due to the following: Rotary Club of Hampton, whose generous donation brought both the Children's Museum of NH and Jerry Schneider's butterflies to the library; Bob's Discount Furniture, whose gift helped fund the reading prizes; Topsfield Fair, who gave prizes and a craft program; Captain's Cove Adventure Golf who offered free passes as prizes; Noodles & Co., who offered noodle bowls as prizes; the Community Center who hosted a fantastic mixer. There were a lot of people who helped out in many ways--usually pitching in at programs to help serve treats, assist with kids' crafts, or even cleaning up: Beth, Dennis, Breezy, Kiki, Anna, Bobby, Jay, Adele and I'm sure there are many more I'm forgetting (I'm sorry--I really do appreciate ALL of you!). Thank you to everyone who helped make summer reading happen!
Lisa Bricker
Children's Librarian

Jul 15, 2016

July 18-22 for Kids at the Library

This week will be hot and busy--we do have AC at the library :) (Also, for those of you who were here yesterday, it's fixed!) And in case you're wondering, yes, you can still sign up for the Summer Reading Program.

Monday, 12:00pm--Sandwiches & Stories. Bring your lunch to the library for
an outdoor picnic! Eat your lunch while listening to stories, then do a
craft, play a game, do some activities.

NO Tail Waggin' Tutors on Tuesday, but you'll be able to sign up for the 26th.

Wednesday, 6:00pm--Zumba for 7-12 year olds with Christine Antonucci. Now that the AC is at 100%, come in to dance and laugh with your friends :)

Thursday, 3:30--Meet a Hero! Remember last year when the Fire Department and Police Department brought their vehicles over and everyone got to climb all over them and talk to the firefighters and officers?  Well, they're coming back and this time the Department of Public Works will join us too!  I don't know what vehicle(s) they're bringing, but I bet it'll be BIG :)  Bring your cameras and water bottles. Please plan on parking in the old Wal-Mart lot since the library's parking lot will be full.

See you soon!

Jul 8, 2016

July 11-15 for Kids at the Library

Greetings!
We have a full week this time :) Only one thing to sign up for--Thursday's event with the Children's Museum of NH.

Monday, 12:00pm--Sandwiches & Stories. Bring your lunch to the library for an outdoor picnic! Eat your lunch while listening to stories, then do a craft, play a game, do some activities.

Tuesday, 4:00pm--Tail Waggin' Tutors. Come read to Dennis, our certified therapy dog! He loves kids and stories. Every kid can sign up for a 15 minute time slot for their individual story with our Skye terrier.

Wednesday, 6:00pm--Zumba for 7-12 year olds with Christine Antonucci. This was so much fun last week! Please come in to dance and laugh with friends :)

Thursday, 3:30pm--Amazing Inventions, presented by the Children's Museum of NH. Sign up for this awesome event with chances for YOU to invent...as well as information on everyone's favorite invention: The chocolate chip cookie! This event is designed for ages 5-11.

See you soon!


Jun 14, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!


Summer reading is almost here! The theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!" so we'll be doing a lot of sports, games, and activities.

The Kickoff Party is Thursday, June 23, at 3:30pm in the Meeting Room. Please join us as we meet the NHSPCA's animal of the year and a representative from the Rockingham Community Action Food Pantry--when the children read during the summer, their prizes are donations to the NHSPCA and RCA.  We'll also have cake!  This is your first chance to sign up for the summer reading program. When you sign up, you'll get a bag with everything you need in it so you can hit the ground running!  If you can't make it to the party, don't worry--you can sign up any time after that; the program lasts until August 4.



When:  The Kickoff Party is at 3:30 on June 23. Sign up, see the NHSPCA’s animal of the year, have cake, and get more information.

Why:  It’s fun!  Reading is the best way to make progress during the summer.  You can also win prizes (temporary tattoos, rubber bracelets, t-shirts, mini-golf at Captain's Cove, mac 'n cheese at Noodles & Co., etc.).

What:  NHSPCA, Children’s Museum of NH, Jerry Schneider, Zumba, Giant Games, Meet a Hero!

How:  Reading, picnic story times, Tail Waggin’ Tutors, games & activities, movies.

How much:  FREE!  Questions?  Call 474-2044 and ask for Lisa or email lbricker@sealib.org                        

Jul 31, 2015

August 3-7 for Kids at the Library


The end is very very near, so there are a couple important announcements. 

The Stuffed Animal Sleepover is now ages 0-Kindergarten (please speak to me if you need an exception).  Deadline for turning in reading logs for prizes is Thursday at 6pm.

WE NEED MORE TALENTED PEOPLE!  If you can: write books (show them off!), sing, yodel, juggle, do magic, dance, do gymnastics, tell jokes, play the kazoo, etc.....WE WANT YOU!  

Monday at 12:00--Sandwiches & Stories.  Bring your lunch for a picnic story time, followed by a craft/activity.  All ages, drop in.

Tuesday at 12:00--Bookmobile. North Route.
           4:00--Stuffed Animal Sleepover (ages 0-Kindergarten).  Bring your second-favorite animal/doll to the library for a story, then leave them overnight.  Pick them up with a book of their stories at noon on Wednesday.

Wednesday at 6:00--Superhero Academy.  The finale is a sweet surprise :)

Thursday at 12:00--Bookmobile.  South Route. 
            6:00pm--DEADLINE for reading logs!

Friday at 3:30--FINAL PARTY/TALENT SHOW!  If you want to perform, please contact me--otherwise, just come on in!  Sweet treats for everyone and prizes for our summer readers :)

Have a great weekend!

Jul 24, 2015

July 27-31 for Kids at the Library

It's the next to last week!  Please don't forget to check in with your reading log :)  Also, if you want to be part of the Final Party Talent Show on August 7, please talk to me!  474-2044, reply to this email, come to the library...

Monday, 12:00pm--Sandwiches and Stories.  Bring your lunch to the library for a picnic with stories, followed by a game/activity/craft!  This is an all ages drop in story time.

Tuesday, 12:00pm--Bookmobile.  North Route.

Wednesday, 6:00pm--Superhero Academy.  Sidekicks!  We all need them.  Choose carefully, build some trust, then fight evil together!

Thursday, 12:00pm--Bookmobile.  South Route.
          4:00-6ishpm--Hero Stories! Comics Workshop with Marek Bennett (Ages 8-11, MUST SIGN UP!)  An awesome opportunity to learn to draw your own comics.  This workshop will also include a pizza supper break--please mention any dietary concerns when you sign up!  See http://www.marekbennett.com for more information and to check out his fantastic work :)

Friday, 3:30pm--Super Movie Time!  Come see the brand new movie based on Adam Rex's brilliant book "The True Meaning of Smekday"!  AC and free popcorn too :)

Jul 20, 2015

July 21-24 for Kids at the Library

For this week:
Tuesday at 12:00pm--Bookmobile North.

Wednesday at 6:00pm--Superhero Academy (ages 6+).  Please come dressed as
your superhero!  You will fly, leap tall buildings, destroy cities, and
lift 1000 pounds!

Thursday at 12:00pm--Bookmobile South.
            3:30pm--NE K9 Search and Rescue presents "Lostproofing".  This
is an awesome opportunity to learn how NOT to get lost, what
to do if you are, and to see a real search and rescue dog in
action!

Thursday is also your first opportunity to sign up for the Hero Comics
Workshop with Marek Bennett (ages 8-11). Check out his website: 
marekbennett.com

Don't forget to check in with your reading logs! 3 t-shirts still to give
away :)

Jul 10, 2015

July 13-20 for Kids at the Library

Monday, July 13, 12:00 Sandwiches & Stories: An all-ages picnic story time!  Bring your lunch, we'll provide stories and an activity or craft.

Tuesday, July 14--12:00 Bookmobile North (see below for details)
    
Wednesday, July 15, 6:00pm--Superhero Academy (ages 6+).  Create a mask, learn night vision and x-ray vision.

Thursday, July 16, 12:00 Bookmobile South (see below for details)
     2:30 Rec Bookmobile

Friday, July 17, 3:00pm--Meet a Hero!  The Seabrook Fire and Police Departments will be here in the library parking lot with a truck or two, a car and hopefully a motorcycle.  This is your chance to meet real life local heroes--please come talk to them and hear their stories!

Bookmobile: I will be making rounds in my car, hoping to reach kids who
can't access the library.  If you can make it to the library, please
do--there is so much more available than the Bookmobile can carry!  Please
have your library card ready to go :)

Tuesday Route:
1) Elm Court/Carolyn Avenue
2) New Zealand Apartments just off Rte. 1
3) New Zealand/Foggs Lane
4) Foggs Corner/Dearborn Ave.
*if necessary, a trip back to the library to restock*
5) Cimarron Drive Apartments
6) Blacksnake Road/Zagarella Circle

Thursday Route:
1) Christopher Manor Apartment complex just east of Pickens Ave.
2) Bergeron Way/Lower Collins
3) Lower Collins/west entrance of Viola Circle
4) 284/South Main Street
5) Rand Church parking lot just off Stan's Way
6) Veteran's Memorial Park by the ball field
*if necessary, a trip back to the library to restock*
7) Trinity United Parish
8) Lakeshore Drive/Forest Drive

Thursday Rec Center:  I will be available in the Rec lobby between 2:30
and the end of that day's camp.  Please have your library card ready!

Questions? lbricker@sealib.org

or call 474-2044 and ask for Lisa!

Jul 9, 2015

Bookmobile Route for Thursday--revised

Thursday route needs some tweaks for safe parking without blocking the road!  Still starting at 12:00pm and running approximately 10 minutes between stops.

 Here's the adjusted stops:
1) Christopher Manor apartments--I'll drive slowly to the back, then up through to be as close to the road as I can without being a problem.
2)  BergeronWay/Lower Collins (Fowler's Court is just too narrow!)
3) The west entrance of Viola Circle
4) 284/South Main (the abandoned parking lot)
5) The Rand Church by Stan's Way
6) Veteran's Memorial Park--the parking strip by the ball field.
7) Trinity United Parish--Folly Mill is just too narrow all the way through, but that's still reasonable walking distance
8) Lakeshore Drive--again, no good place to stop and sit, but I'll just drive through that whole neighborhood really slowly.