Atlantic News, Thursday, June 26, 2003
HAMPTON — The Lane Memorial Library Children's Room will once again host its annual Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is "Reading Rocks the Granite State," and there's going to be plenty of fun for everyone who participates.
The scheduled kick-off for the program on June 25 featured author Terry Farish, presenting her book "The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup." As the summer progresses, non-readers will meet at the library every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. for a special storytime. New stories will be offered each week, and the program will end on July 30 with a "Celebration of Reading."
There will be exciting new adventures for the older kids as well. Students in grades 4 and up can sign up for a Book Club that meets every Monday at 10:30 a.m. For students in grades 3 and up, Parent/Reader Book Sharing takes place on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Young adults in grades 5 and up will enjoy a selection of movies presented at the library on Fridays at 1 p.m.
New Hampshire's Poet Laureate Marie Harris will lead a writing/illustrating workshop for readers age 8-10 years old on July 31 at 1 p.m., and there will be a Mystery Day on Thursday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. Also, program participants can keep track of what they read and when they read it by recording — in their very own Reading Logs — the time they spend reading their choice of books.
Does reading really rock your world? Then come to the library on Thursday, July 17 at 1 p.m. for the Reading Rock-a-thon, where participants can earn extra tickets for prizes. Bring in your own rocking chair from home, grab a book, and rock-nread the time away.
Special events are planned on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Children who would like to participate are asked to pre-register for each of the programs, which include Wayne From Maine on June 26; Marine Biologist Ellen Goethel on July 10; Julie & Brownie on July 17; "Rock the Skies" on July 24; and "Rock out the Summer Celebration of Reading" on July 31.
For more information about this year's "Reading Rocks the Granite State" Summer Reading Program, or to register for the above programs, contact the Lane Memorial Library Children's Room at 926-4729.