Lane Library Checks Out A Musical Hero

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By Cynthia Stosse, Children's Librarian

Atlantic News, Thursday, August 5, 2004

[The following article is courtesy of the Atlantic News]

DRUMMING UP SOME FUN — Musician/storyteller Steve Blunt (pictured with his drum) kept Lane Memorial Library's summer readers entertained with plenty of funny, interactive songs. The finale for this year's summer reading program will be held at the library on Thursday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. [Atlantic News Photo by Bill Teschek]

HAMPTON — The final story time and morning celebration for the Lane Memorial Library's “Check Out a Hero” summer reading program was held in the Lane Room on Wednesday, July 28. Musician Steve Blunt presented an uproarious concert that was enjoyed by more than 80 of the program’s participants.

Steve is a children’s musician/ storyteller who doubles as a substitute teacher in Nashua and a music specialist at the Early Childhood Center at Rivier College. Specializing in funny songs for kids and families, he performs throughout the year at a variety of venues, including festivals, schools and birthday parties. Steve has twice been selected as a roster artist for the New Hampshire State Library’s “Kids, Books, and the Arts” program. He has also participated in "Growing in the Granite State: A Collection of Children's Music from New Hampshire Artists" and released his first CD, "Hang On, Henry!" in the fall of 2002.

The finale for the summer reading program at the Lane Memorial Library will be held on Thursday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. All reading logs should be submitted before that time so that the tickets will be ready for the drawings that night.

Don’t forget to drop off a donation of a healthy snack and gently used backpacks. These will be taken to the food bank in Hampton for children returning to school in September.

Remember, even when the summer reading program is finished, you can keep up that great reading! For more information about the library’s programs for children, call (603) 926-4729. For more information about Steve Blunt, visit www.steveblunt.com.

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