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Click on Events for the list of programs, some virtual and some outside in person!.

Check out the For Parents link above for lots of links to online resources.

 

2021 Children’s Summer Adventure – Tails and Tales!

Registration begins June 16th and is ongoing.

Little fun surprises available all summer long. Visit the Children’s Room for the “Surprise of the Week”.

Earn raffle tickets for our prizes by reading books, attending programs and/or getting a BINGO.

Register with ReadSquared to keep your log online. ReadSquared is an app that can be downloaded to your mobile device or you can log in on a computer. 

Go here: ReadSquared

Come in person to register and keep track of your books manually using a reading journal or BINGO card. Or register here and pick up your materials at the library later. See someone in the Children’s Room to claim your tickets as you earn your tickets or wait and receive them all at once. Turn your reading logs, BINGO cards in by August 20th to receive your final raffle tickets before the drawing.

Drawings will be held the week of August 23rd.

 

Book Bundles

While we are open for browsing once again, Mrs Ballou is still happy to provide Book Bundles. Just ask! Email childrenswfl@gmail.com or call 487-3391. We will browse the shelves for you and put together a bundle. Book Bundles include 10 picture books or 5 to 7 chapter books, depending on the child’s age. These are great surprises and helps books get discovered that you might have missed.

 

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Have you accepted the challenge yet?

Stop by the Children’s Room to enroll and receive your packet to get started. You can also sign up at http://whipplefreelibrary.readsquared.com/ to participate online.  You can log books on your computer or use the Readsquared app. Need help with that? Email Mrs. Ballou at  childrenswfl@gmail.com

The “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” initiative is meant to introduce children to a wide range of literature, encourage families to spend quality time together and promote pre-literacy and learning so children enter school ready to read, listen and learn.  The project is based on the national 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is sponsored by CLNH and supported by the NH State Library, Center for the Book at the NH State Library, the NH Academy of Family Physicians, and NH Family Voices.

Although 1,000 books sounds like a huge number, consider this: If you read one book a day (or the same book day after day), you could finish in less than three years.  Ten books per week?  Less than two years.  Watch Stories with Mrs. Ballou on Facebook Live and each book read will add to your total. Incentives include stickers, books and a special book bag, available for curbside pickup.  This program is open to all children who have not yet started Kindergarten, from birth to preschool.  Join in and get ready to read “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!”