Join us for the 2021 Summer Reading Program for children and teens! This summer we are planning in-person outdoor events, weather-permitting.  View our schedule above, and details about each one below!  We will notify you as soon as possible if any event needs to be postponed, and please check Facebook and our website if there is poor weather. Help us know how many people are attending by signing up in advance.

Because this is an in-person event we ask that you be mindful of those around you, practice social distancing and wear a mask in unvaccinated, and avoid going out in public if you are sick.

We look forward to seeing you all this summer!


Summer Reading Challenge
Children in grades K-5 will have weekly reading logs to fill out and grades 6-12 will have one log to track with. Each person will keep track of the amount of time read, in 30-minute blocks. To earn a prize, bring in your reading log every week and show us what you’ve accomplished! One raffle ticket will be given for every 30 minutes of reading.
The raffle tickets will earn you prizes, awarded at random! Prizes include $25 gift cards to Morgan Hill Book store, Main Street Book Ends, Nature Calls Science Store, a “Tales & Tails” T-shirt, tickets to Smitty’s Cinema and gift certificates to Meg’s Cut Above and Tackle Shack.
Stop by the library to pick up your reading logs, and to sign-up for any of our programs for the Tales and Tales Summer Reading Program! Talk to Mrs. Gove for details or to ask questions!


Grades K-5 Programs

Wednesday, July 7th  @ 1 PM – Legacy Lane Farms

An unfor”GOAT”able experience.  Come learn how to take care of goats, chickens, bunnies, ducks and maybe a baby lamb.  Once you’ve learned all about these animals, you will get to pet, cuddle and take pictures with them if you like.

Wednesday, July 14th @ 1 PM – Storyteller Simon Brooks

Come and listen as Simon brings “Old Tales to New Life.”  Simon has an engaging way to bring you into his stories.  Before you know it, you will be off on an amazing adventure.  Don’t miss this chance to go to places you’ve never been!

Wednesday, July 21st @ 1 PM – Road To Independence Therapy Donkeys

Who doesn’t love a donkey?  Listen and see how this farm makes a difference in people’s lives.  Then learn how to properly take care of a donkey, read to a donkey, and run an obstacle course with a donkey!

Wednesday, July 27th @ 1 PM – Meet “Nash” – Newbury’s K-9 Police Dog

First you will hear a story about a real K-9 dog.  Then you get to meet Nash and his handler, Officer Fisher, and  you will see how they work together as a team.  You may even get the chance to check out the inside of a police car.

Wednesday, August 4th @ 1 PM – It’s Party Time!!

Time to celebrate the end of our Reading Program.  You will get to paint a special rock, make an animal themed bookmark, hear a story, and find out who won the reading challenge.  Winners will be drawn randomly from all who participate.  There will also be a special treat at the end of the celebration.


Teen Tuesdays @ the Library

Tuesday, June 29th @ 1 PM – NH Fish & Game

Come meet Conservation Officer Jim Cyrs, who has appeared on the TV show North Woods Law.  Listen as he tells us all about being a Conservation Officer in the State of NH.  What are the requirements, what does it take and how do you become one?  Learn about some of the rescues he’s taken part in and more.

Tuesday, July 13th @ 1 PM – Paint & Sip

Step by step directions on how to paint a scene of an animal with a lake in the   background.  You will also get to choose your favorite Coolatta to sip on while you paint.  Space is limited to 12 for this event.

Tuesday, July 27th @ 1 PM – Dog Training with Dee Ganley

What is the right way to train your dog?  Come and learn a few new tricks for you and your dog.  What is the difference between a therapy dog and a service dog?  What about Search & Rescue, and how that works?  You will also meet “Flip,” a Violet Australian Shepherd, who will show you a few of her tricks.

Tuesday, August 10th @ 1 PM – It’s Party Time!

Time to celebrate all you have accomplished with your Summer Reading Program.  You will have the opportunity to make either felted animals or clay dragon eyes. Prizes will be awarded to those who participated in our Reading Challenge.  Then we’ll end our party with a special treat!