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

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 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