Here’s a description of our program, next year’s will be similar:
Beginning on July 1, for each day you read for at least 20 minutes, color in a footstep on your racetrack tally card. Each time you fill in one section of the track, stop in the library for a prize. If you read every day, you have a chance to win 6 prizes!
Prizes and supplies for our 2016 Summer Reading Program have been donated by Friends of Cook Memorial Library, Conway Scenic Railroad, Dairy Queen, Funspot, Northway Bank, The Other Store, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, White Lake Speedway, Story Land, Tamworth Farmers’ Market, Yankee Smokehouse.
Summer Events for Children (with BIG thanks to all the volunteers who lead these fun programs, and the Friends of Cook Memorial Library who provide funding for programs, supplies and prizes.)
Ordination Rock Family Day 5K – On your mark, get set, race and support the library!
- July 4th, race starts at Ordination Rock on Cleveland Hill Road at 8:30 am. Register now at the library or on race day at the K.A. Brett School between 7 and 8:00 am. For the whole family; kids under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. More info and registration form can be found at http://tamworthlibrary.org/2016/04/ordination-rock-5k-family-day-race-july-4th/
Story Times for young children, Tuesdays at 10:30 am
- July 5: Jessie Dubuque
- July 12: Amy Carter
- July 19: Louise Wrobleski
- July 26: Jennifer Kampsnider
- August 2: Tara Schroeder, yoga
- August 9: Ellen Farnum
- August 16: Gail Marrone
Kids’ activities (generally for school-age kids), Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, except where noted
- Fridays, 10-5, all summer: Build with Legos in the big room, kids under 10 should be accompanied by parent or responsible adult
- July 6: Geocaching with Susan Lee
- July 13: Balloon-Powered Cars with Claes Thelemarck, UNH Cooperative Extension/4-H
- July 20: Walk Like an Animal, Tracks and Walking Patterns with Tin Mountain
- July 25 (Monday) 10:30 am: Storytelling and New Book Giveaway with Children’s Literacy Foundation, at K.A. Brett School, sponsored by Tamworth Recreation, Cook Memorial Library, and CLiF
- July 27: Quirky Croquet, fun on the Town Green
- July 31 (Sunday) 2 pm: Annual Ultimate Frisbee Game on the Town Green with Jeff Landesman and family. Fun for all ages.
- August 3: Animal Athletes with Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (live animals!)
- August 10: Indoor-Outdoor Crafts with Elaine Giles
- August 15 (Monday) 5 pm: Bookworms and RATS combined summer reading club for ages 7-11. Stop in for a copy of The Enormous Egg to read before the meeting. Call to let us know you’re coming so there’s enough pizza!
Our 2016 program will end on August 12. Please bring your tally cards in by that date or soon after.