By Cynthia Stosse, Children’s Librarian
Atlantic News, Thursday, September 2, 2004[The following article is courtesy of the Atlantic News]
FALLING FOR A GOOD BOOK — With this year’s summer reading program now completed, autumn is officially in the air at the Lane Memorial Library in Hampton. Pictured here in the Children’s Room are siblings (from left) Lian, Lauren and Conor Considine, checking out the new books for fall. Story Times for children from age 15 months to 4 years and up will begin on Tuesday, September 28, while the After School Book Group (grades 5-6) begin on Wednesday, September 15. For more information or to sign up, call the Lane Library Children’s Room at (603) 926-4729.
[Atlantic News Photo by Bill Teschek]
HAMPTON — The regular Story Times at the Lane Memorial Library in Hampton will start again on September 28 and run through November 3. Sign ups will begin on September 13; parents may register their children in person beginning on that Monday or by calling the Children’s Room at (603) 926-4729.
Toddlers ages 15-36 months will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Preschoolers ages 3 and up will meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., while children ages 4 and up will meet on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Call the Children’s Room for more information.
Don’t forget about the great new books that have been nominated for the Lady Bug Award this year. All are available at the library and the voting will take place during Children’s Book Week in November. The list includes “Tub-boo-boo” by Margie Palatini; “One Dark Night” by Lisa Wheeler; “Diary of a Worm” by Doreen Cronin; “How I became a Pirate” by Melinda Long; “Buster” by Denise Fleming; “Frog in a Bog” by Karma Wilson; “Hey, Pancakes!” by Tamson Weston; “Bob” by Tracey Campbell Pearson; “Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook” by Michael Garland; and “My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza.”
Some of the Lane Memorial Library’s new children’s books for fall are “Shivaree” by Rick Agran; “The Thanksgiving Door” by Debby Atwell; “A Cold Snap! Frosty Poems” by Audrey B. Baird; “I Am Too Absolutely Small for School” by Lauren Child; “Coconut Comes to School” by Berlie Doherty; “Hello, Harvest Moon” by Ralph Fletcher; “Twilight Comes Twice” by Ralph Fletcher; “A Chill in the Air” by John Frank; “Red Are the Apples” by Marc Harshman and Cheryl Ryan; “Giving Thanks” by Jonathan London; “First Snow” by Emily Arnold McCully; “A Pocket Full of Kisses” by Audrey Penn; “The Graves Family” by Patricia Polacco; “I Like Pumpkins” by Jerry Smath; “Fall is for Friends” by Suzy Spafford; “Leaves! Leaves! Leaves!” by Nancy Wallace; and “Timothy Goes to School” by Rosemary Wells.
The After School Book Group will be starting its fall schedule in September, meeting the third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Students in grades 5-6 are invited to be a part of this growing group. The books will be chosen at the first meeting taking place on Wednesday, September 15. Call the Children’s Room at (603) 926-4729 for more information or to sign up.