Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Are you ready for school?

School is on the horizon! But before it gets here, come to the library to get ready. There are a lot of these backpacks available--they all include a bag of supplies (a pack of construction paper, crayons, safety scissors, glue stick, alphabet foam stickers, play doh), several books (different books in each pack), and a folder of helpful activities. All I need from you is the child's first name and the town you live in. Please get a backpack and help a kid get started  :)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Thank you!

The Seabrook Library Children's Room has just finished "On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!"--the 2016 summer reading program.  The kids read 693 hours! It's been a busy, active summer and we've had so much help! So much appreciation is due to the following: Rotary Club of Hampton, whose generous donation brought both the Children's Museum of NH and Jerry Schneider's butterflies to the library; Bob's Discount Furniture, whose gift helped fund the reading prizes; Topsfield Fair, who gave prizes and a craft program; Captain's Cove Adventure Golf who offered free passes as prizes; Noodles & Co., who offered noodle bowls as prizes; the Community Center who hosted a fantastic mixer. There were a lot of people who helped out in many ways--usually pitching in at programs to help serve treats, assist with kids' crafts, or even cleaning up: Beth, Dennis, Breezy, Kiki, Anna, Bobby, Jay, Adele and I'm sure there are many more I'm forgetting (I'm sorry--I really do appreciate ALL of you!). Thank you to everyone who helped make summer reading happen!
Lisa Bricker
Children's Librarian

Friday, July 29, 2016

Last Week of "On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!"

Welcome to the end of the summer reading program! We are at 421 hours as of this moment--that's 211 items for the NHSPCA and RCA Food Bank :) Keep reading and reporting... Also, due to the unusual nature of our Final Party, you may still sign up for this last week.

Monday, 12:00pm--Sandwiches & Stories: The Olympics! Come prepared for epic games and crafts and Olympic stories.

Tuesday, 4:00pm--Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Bring your SECOND-favorite animal to the library (not the one you can't sleep without!). We'll read a story and make nametags, then you'll leave your animal here overnight. You may pick your animal up any time after noon on Wednesday--they'll have a book with pictures of their overnight adventures :) This is recommended for ages 0-7--if you have someone outside that age that feels strongly, please contact me :)

Thursday, 10:00am--READATHON! Please read carefully :) We will be reading, yes, but there's a lot more to it than that. We'll have comfy reading spots, the listening center (6 headphones for group story listening), periodic story times, and, for our youngest attendees, I'll have my laptop set up with book DVDs (The Pigeon, Harry the Dirty Dog, etc.) for them to watch.  There will be another CD player set up with Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone and Harry Potter coloring books for the listeners to work on. All of these activities will count on your reading log :) We'll spend 15 minutes of each hour out running around or playing games; the last game will be mini golf inside the library! I'll have PBJ and chips for lunch (feel free to bring your own if that doesn't work) and we'll have pizza along with our prizes at 5:00pm. You can attend all of this or whatever part fits your schedule. Questions? Email lbricker@sealib.org or call me at 474-2044 (ask for Lisa).

Friday, July 22, 2016

July 25-29 for Kids at the Library

Monday at 12pm: Sandwiches and Stories. Bring your lunch to the library for a picnic story time! If the weather is bad, we'll just move indoors :)

Tuesday: I am very sorry to report that Dennis has called in sick for next week :( Since that would have been his last summer visit, he will return in September.

Wednesday at 6pm: Zumba for 7-12 year olds with Christine Antonucci. This is our LAST Zumba class! If you haven't come in to dance yet, check it out.

Friday at 6pm: Library Mixer at the Rec Center! Roller-skating, games, face-painting, music, and more :) Please bring your SRD ID card--the event is free for everyone with a card. If you need more information, please call them at 474-5746.

Have a great weekend and stay cool!

Friday, July 15, 2016

July 18-22 for Kids at the Library

This week will be hot and busy--we do have AC at the library :) (Also, for those of you who were here yesterday, it's fixed!) And in case you're wondering, yes, you can still sign up for the Summer Reading Program.

Monday, 12:00pm--Sandwiches & Stories. Bring your lunch to the library for
an outdoor picnic! Eat your lunch while listening to stories, then do a
craft, play a game, do some activities.

NO Tail Waggin' Tutors on Tuesday, but you'll be able to sign up for the 26th.

Wednesday, 6:00pm--Zumba for 7-12 year olds with Christine Antonucci. Now that the AC is at 100%, come in to dance and laugh with your

Thursday, 3:30--Meet a Hero! Remember last year when the Fire Department and Police Department brought their vehicles over and everyone got to climb all over them and talk to the firefighters and officers?  Well, they're coming back and this time the Department of Public Works will join us too!  I don't know what vehicle(s) they're bringing, but I bet it'll be BIG :)  Bring your cameras and water bottles. Please plan on parking in the old Wal-Mart lot since the library's parking lot will be full.

See you soon!
friends :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

July 11-15 for Kids at the Seabrook Library

We have a full week this time :) Only one thing to sign up for--Thursday's event with the Children's Museum of NH.

Monday, 12:00pm--Sandwiches & Stories. Bring your lunch to the library for an outdoor picnic! Eat your lunch while listening to stories, then do a craft, play a game, do some activities.

Tuesday, 4:00pm--Tail Waggin' Tutors. Come read to Dennis, our certified therapy dog! He loves kids and stories. Every kid can sign up for a 15 minute time slot for their individual story with our Skye terrier.

Wednesday, 6:00pm--Zumba for 7-12 year olds with Christine Antonucci. This was so much fun last week! Please come in to dance and laugh with friends :)

Thursday, 3:30pm--Amazing Inventions, presented by the Children's Museum of NH. Sign up for this awesome event with chances for YOU to invent...as well as information on everyone's favorite invention: The chocolate chip cookie! This event is designed for ages 5-11.

See you soon!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Today's Activity

Pumpkin Growing Experiment

Topsfield Fair has provided us 
with a pumpkin growing experiment!        Plant your own pumpkins and 
harvest/carve/paint them in a few months.
SIGN UP! Sign ups begin 6/23/16 at 4:00pm.

Thur.,June 30, 3:30pm

Seabrook Library