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Children’s Story Time  

Friday at 10 am

Stories for the young learners. Hands-on crafts, read-aloud time, check out books and materials to take home! Younger children welcome to tag along!

Technical Services Librarian Martha Bodwell reading to children

Technical Services Librarian Martha Bodwell reading to children


NH 1000 books Deer logo

1000 Books Before Kindergarten 

Sanbornton Public Library in conjunction with the Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire join in a national program to promote 1000 Books before Kindergarten. The initiative was started in Nevada and has spread nationally to encourage families to read to their children everyday. The 1000 Book Foundation says that  “if you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).”
Thanks to the generous support of Steele Hill Resorts and their Usborne book program with Carol Varney. The library will be giving out a new board book to babies born in Sanbornton along with information about how to engage the very young in a love of reading. If you are looking for more information check out these websites 1000 books before kindergarten and NH Children’s Librarians calendar of literacy activities.

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading 2017 flyer

summer reading Tweens and Teens flyer 2017

Our 2017 Summer Reading Program is

Build a Better World! Reading over the summer lets children explore new ideas and use new skills. Visit the  library for your reading activity sheets, stickers, bookmarks and more. Children who read (or for pre-readers listen to) and do activities on the sheet may pick from the prize box. Join us for weekly activities every Wednesday at 10am, Story Time for birth through 6 on Fridays at 10:30am and more!

Stop by the library field to check out our story walk. Take a walk while reading the story, If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen. Join us on Saturday, 7/8 at 10:30 for a guided tour of the walk. Also join us for Stories and S’mores on Thursday, 8/3 at 6:30pm for all ages

Weekly Special Events on Wednesdays at 10am for children ages 4-12

June 28th YOYO GUY

July 5th Meet the Tool Kit: learn how to use real tools

July 12th Build a Greener World: what can we do to make the world more beautiful?

July 19th Be a “Rosie Revere” Engineer: design and build just like real engineers

July 26th Fair Tale Builders: I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll…

August 2nd  Explore the night sky through an inflatable planetarium: event to be held at the Old Town Hall


Special Tween/Teen “figure it out (FIO) club” for ages 9-16 every Thursday in July, please sign up for programs in advance.

July 6th @ 6:30pm Take Aparts: Have you ever deconstructed before? Learn how things work from the inside-out.

July 13th @ 6:30pm Junkyard Wars: STEAM friendly problem solving competition

July 20th from 5:30-7:30 Read-a-thon / Eat-a-thon: Eat pizza and read with your friends. Sign-up in advance.

July 27th @ 6:30pm Build Code: Let’s check out Scratch. Bring your own device if you can. Some laptops are available as well.


 Previous years Summer Reading Programs included:



Teens and tweens learned about coding with the programs Scratch.









School-aged kids designed strong bridges with only popsicle sticks and binder clips.








Kids 8-15 read and ate with peers at our Read-a-thon/Eat-a-thon.









The FIO (figure it out) club kids designed and built the slowest marble run with “trash” at the junk yard wars.








Kids of all ages discussed and painted

about how to make the world more beautiful.










Kids explored using woodworking tools.








We enjoyed stories and s’mores.







We read stories outside!








The FIO club took things apart and tried to figure out how they worked.







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