Thursday, June 27, 2013

Join Us for Summer Reading...

Reading is a family affair and we encourage parents to help maintain their child’s skills by having them read over the summer. The library is working with Russell Elementary School by offering reading incentives and specialized book lists. Children going into grades one through five can come in to complete a list of activities, and middle school students (grades six through eight) have a list of several books to choose from as well as many “just for fun” books. The following are examples of how parents can encourage reading over the summer months: Let your children see you reading, read to young children daily, read a chapter book to your school-age children by reading aloud one or two chapters every day, encourage your children to spend time reading and looking at books, and talk with your children about what they are reading. We at the library will be happy to find books that are just right for your child......... “Dig Into Reading”, the 2013 summer reading program will begin Wednesday, July 10th at 3:30pm and will continue each Wednesday until mid-August. Children of all ages are invited to learn more about the wonders at our feet—buried treasure, evidence of ancient civilizations, dinosaur bones and more. Books, activities and crafts will be used to make new discoveries this summer. The first story time on July 10th will have the theme “Dirt Movers and Shakers.” Here’s a hint for the activity of the day: plan to get dirty! Children should wear play clothes so we can get our hands dirty with a special fun, rainy or sunny day project........ July 18th is ‘Third Thursday’ and the Annual Ice Cream Social! The library and the museum next door will be open until 8 pm. In addition to exploring the Museum and checking out books at the library, you can enjoy an outdoor musical concert by Rusty Bones on the Turbynes’ lawn. Bring a chair or a blanket, settle in, listen to the music and partake of some delicious ice cream. This free event, for the folks of Rumney, is sponsored by the Rumney Historical Society and we welcome all ages to join us. It starts at 6 PM and will run until 8.......... Just a reminder to the Knitting Ladies… our next get-together is Thursday, July 11th at 2. I wonder what kind of cookies Helen will be making! Come and find out!........ July already! The library will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, July 3rd and will be closed on July 4th. We wish everyone a safe and fun holiday with lots of reading time!.........
Our regular hours are Wednesdays 2-6, Thursdays 10-12 and 2-6, and Saturdays 10-1.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Big plans are underway for the Children’s Summer Reading Program, “Dig Into Reading” at the Byron G. Merrill Library. The first storytime of the summer will begin on Wednesday, July 10 at 3:30pm and the theme will be “Dirt Movers and Shakers.” Here’s a hint for the activity of the day: plan to get dirty! Children should wear play clothes so we can get our hands dirty with a special fun outside project. Children entering grades one through five at the Russell School this fall will be completing a list of activities. We will be tracking their progress so stop in soon to get started. Children entering grades six, seven, and eight have a suggested reading list. We have books for the required school reading and lots more books “just for fun” – we encourage all kinds of reading for growing imaginations! June is rapidly coming to a close and the July holidays will soon be here. The library will close at 5 on July 3rd and be closed all day July 4th. We wish everyone a safe, fun holiday with lots of time to spend with a good book! July 10th at 3:30 – Children’s Summer program, July 11th at 2 – Ladies Knitting Group. Our regular hours are Wednesdays 2 to 6, Thursdays 10 to 12 and 2 to 6, and Saturdays 10 to 1.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer Fun!

Readers of all ages will explore all things underground this summer as the Byron G. Merrill Library presents “Dig Into Reading” for our summer reading program. Activities will include digging for dinosaur bones, construction equipment, ancient Egypt, caves, rocks and more. The 2013 reading program is open to children, preschool through grade 5 with weekly story times, activities and crafts on Wednesdays at 3:30pm from July 10 – August 14. Join us as we unearth some great books this summer! An added bonus for Russell Elementary School Students: bring in your Dig Into Reading game sheet to be stamped, and when completed receive a surprise........ Going perfectly with our summer reading theme is the Touch –A-Truck event on Sunday, June 23 from 12noon-3:00pm at the Plymouth Municipal Airport. Come meet your local heroes and more! Experience fire truck, police cruisers, diggers, and airplanes close up. There will also be a collection of canned goods for donation to the local food pantry. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dig into Reading this Summer!

Summertime involves all sorts of digging: planting in the garden, searching for special shells and other treasures, learning more about creatures who live underground, and other exciting exploring. Libraries are great places to start digging around for all kinds of information, activities and fun. This summer, children’s librarians across New Hampshire are participating in the national Collaborative Summer Library Program by creating special summertime programs based on this year’s slogan, “Dig Into Reading.” Readers of all ages are encouraged to visit our library in Rumney and make crafts, foods and music related to what can be discovered when you start to dig. It all starts July 7th!