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This month's events

Children’s Parade, Saturday, June 1, starting at 10:00 at UUFES (Farmers' Market) and heading down Main Street to Remick Park, where there will be fun and games. Kids of every age are welcome! Parking at the Town House is easiest. Rain date is June 8.

Outdoor Nature-based Storytime for young children, Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Baby and Toddler Time, Tuesdays at 3:00 PM in the children’s room

Family Reading Club, Wednesday, June 19, 4:00 PM. For kids ages 5 and 6 with a  parent or caregiver. Sign up at the library ahead of time and pick up a book in the Anna Hibiscus series by Atinuke. Read the book together ahead of time. The library will be closed for Juneteenth, but will open for this program.

"Adventure Begins at Your Library" Summer Reading Program 2024: Sign up beginning on June 14.

Community Art: Kick off your summer adventure on Saturday, June 22, from 10-11:30 AM. Come to the library lawn to make parade props for the 4th of July parade along with Tamworth Rec.

Board Games for Summer Evenings, Tuesdays, 5:00-8:00 PM. For teens and adults. Come play a variety of board games in our historic front room. Feel free to bring a game you’d like to teach others.

Mountains to the Sea writing group’s wrap-up meeting for their kithship season will be held in person at the library on Wednesday, June 12, 10:30-11:45 AM.

Flag Day is June 14, 2024. If your American flag is ready to be retired, we have a collection bin at the library. Bring flags by June 7th and Scouts in Troop 151 will include it in their flag retirement ceremony.

Juneteenth Celebration, Wednesday, June 19, 4:00-6:00 PM: Juneteenth National Independence Day is a federal holiday commemorating the ending of slavery. Join us for an afternoon holiday celebration for all ages – outside, weather permitting – with stories, music and some traditional Juneteenth food sampling. A few volunteer cooks might be needed!  Coordinated with DEI in the Lakes & Mountains (

Summer potluck book discussions: Last Tuesdays of June, July, and August at 6:30 PM. For June 25, we’re inviting teens and adults to read food memoirs. Stop in the library now and check out our display of cooking/food-related memoirs. Bring a dish inspired by the book you chose to the discussion.

Poetry Hour will meet at the library on Monday, June 24 at 5:00 PM. If it’s nice out, we’ll meet behind the library, inside if not. Come read or listen.

NH Communities Read Frederick Douglass "What to the Slave is your Fourth of July?" on Saturday, June 29 at 12:00 Noon. Come gather in front of the Cook Memorial Library to listen as our community reads aloud from Frederick Douglass's speech "What to the Slave is your Fourth of July?" This is a statewide event coordinated by Black Heritage Trail NH, and it’s our first year as one of the locations.