Stories with Mrs. Ballou – June 21 to August 6
Mondays at 10 am for Curious Cubs – ages 3 to 6
Outside in the tent, weather permitting.
Fridays at 10 am for Playful Pups – ages 1 to 4
This session is held in the Community Room.
Masks are required for age 3 and up inside and outside. Stories with Mrs. Ballou are part of the 2021 Tails and Tales Summer Adventures. Older and younger siblings are welcome with an adult present. Please register for the Summer Adventures as well.
You can enjoy previous “Stories with Mrs Ballou” videos on the Whipple Free Library Youtube channel.
Enjoy these Stories:
Tails and Tales!
Summer Adventures Registration begins June 16!
Summer Adventures at the Library! Do you smell summer in the air?
This summer we celebrate the 2021 nation-wide Summer Reading theme – “Tails and Tales!”
Animals of all kinds roam the lands and soar through the air and many have both a tail and a
tale! Explore the world of life around you and find out what is special about so many of the
animals who live with us on our little blue planet.
Registration begins June 16 and is ongoing! Be sure to stop by soon so as not to miss some of the wonderful programs we have planned. Children in grades 1 to 6 can sign up to be a “Wilderness Explorer” to keep track of their reading. Younger children, ages 3 – 5, can register for the “Curious Cubs” Read-To-Me program with an adult partner. All of the readers who participate will get to put their name on a special banner which will be presented to NBCS on the first day of school! Babies and Toddlers can sign up for the “Playful Pups” Read-To-Me program with an adult partner. They receive a BINGO card filled with activities to do.
The programs are free and open to children of all abilities. For a complete schedule of events and more information about the program, please come to the library the week of June 16.
Register for Summer Adventures online or in person Online options with Readsquared are available again this summer, as well as more traditional methods of book tracking such as BINGO cards and journals. You may also register online with this google form. Whichever way you choose to participate, you will earn tickets to put towards the prize of your choice. Plus little surprises available every week!
We have received a Summer Learning Grant, which enabled us to purchase items needed for safe outside programming. Funding for the NH State Library Summer Learning Grant is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation and funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Think lots of summer fun and come “Paws to Read!”
Summer Fun Challenge! – Mrs. Ballou, the Children’s Librarian is issuing a challenge to the kids and teens in New Boston this year. Last year, our summer reading numbers were much lower than usual. We would like to see more of you this summer. If over 300 kids and/or teens sign up for Summer Adventures, she will put some fun color in her hair. You may even get the chance to vote on the color.
Mrs. Ballou Reads
Currently taking a break to concentrate on the
2021 Summer Reading Adventures!
Please enjoy the previous videos on the Whipple Free Library Youtube channel.
Previously enjoyed books still available on our Library YouTube Channel:
Stink and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers by Megan McDonald
Judy Moody Was In a Mood by Megan McDonald
Bear Grylls Adventures: the Blizzard Challenge by Bear Grylls
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Poppy by Avi
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus
Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka
Tumtum & Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Bearn and illustrated by Nick Price
Dragon of the Red Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
Weekly Lego Challenges
Every Wednesday, a new Lego challenge will be posted. Pictures of the creations can be emailed to Mrs Ballou or sent through Messenger. The Lego creations will be shared on the following Wednesday when the new challenge is posted.
Current Lego Challenges
June 16 – Free Build!
June 23 – Build a Raft!
June 30 – Build a Home for a Pet!
July 7- Build a Ocean Creature!