Monday, July 16, 2018

Children's Summer Reading Programs

“Summer Fun Book Bingo”
Visit the Leach Library on Monday, July 30 from
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to play a fun picture version of the popular game. Every participant will win and be able to choose books from our special selection table. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.
“Story Time – Forest frolic”
Stroll on into the Leach Library on Tuesday, July 31 from
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. to explore the many wonders of the forest. Patrons of all ages are invited to an energetic half-hour program of exciting stories, frolicking finger plays, and sensational songs. Each week, one lucky patron will win a special raffle prize. No registration is required for this drop-in program.
“Family Fun Magicpalooza”
Come to the Leach Library on Wednesday, August 1 from             11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for an interactive, fun-filled magic show. Join magician Lon Cerel as he performs incredible feats of magic. Filled with lots of audience participation and the appearance of a live bunny, participants will leave with a smile. Those participants who wish to will have a chance to go home with a balloon sculpture (live animal). Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.
“Craft Time – Design our own songbird mobile”
Come to the Leach Library on Thursday, August 2 from
10:00 – 10:45 a.m., or 1:00 – 1:45 p.m., to create your own mobile. During this program, patrons will be able to create their own mobile using a variety of materials, including feathers and markers. Each session is open to 70 participants. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

“Escape the Tide Pool” at Leach Library


Have you ever wanted to try an escape room?  During select dates in August, the Leach Library will present the “Escape the Tide Pool” challenge for adults.

The lower-level meeting room will be transformed into a seaside lair during sessions on Monday, August 20, Tuesday, August 21, Thursday, August 23, and Saturday, August 25.  Solve all riddles and puzzles within the 60-minute timeframe to escape the tide pool or be swept out to sea!  Groups of 4-6 adult participants (ages 18 and older) will follow clues to investigate the tide pool, conquer the kelp forest, hunt for treasure, battle the surf, and more.  All participants will win a prize from the treasure chest.

This special event is free and open to adult library cardholders.  Adults without a library card can also participate by providing a valid driver’s license.  Advance registration is required and available first come, first serve.  Smaller groups may need to be combined for scheduling purposes.  For additional information or to register for a time slot, call the library at 432-1132.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Children's Summer Reading Programs


“Birds of a feather”
Flock to the Leach Library on Monday, July 23 from
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to hear stories of birds of all shapes and sizes. During this program, participants will hear stories of many different types of birds, will have an opportunity to help build a bird puzzle, and try to identify different birds based on their shapes. We may even listen to the sounds of different bird songs. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.
“Story Time – Picnic”
Come to the Leach Library on Tuesday, July 24 from
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the joy of a picnic. Patrons of all ages are invited to an energetic half-hour program of exciting stories, frolicking finger plays, and sensational songs. Each week, one lucky patron will win a special raffle prize. No registration is required for this drop-in program.
“Big Ryan’s Tall Tales” 
Join storyteller Big Ryan at the Leach Library on Wednesday, July 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for an exciting program full of puppets, music, juggling, and more. During this fun-filled program, Big Ryan will entertain participants with stories that will tickle their funny bone and put a smile on their face. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.
“Craft Time – Paint your own wind chimes”
Come to the Leach Library on Thursday, July 26 from
10:00 – 10:45 a.m., or 1:00 – 1:45 p.m., to paint your own hot air balloon inspired wind chimes. During this program, patrons will be able to decorate their wind chimes with special paint. Each session is open to 70 participants.  Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Children's Summer Reading Programs


“This land is your land”
Travel across the country at the Leach Library on Monday, July 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. During this program, participants will hear stories from the many interesting places that make up our country. From towering redwoods to granite faces, these stories may inspire participants to a plan trip. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

“Story Time – Puddle jumpers”
Stomp into the Leach Library on Tuesday, July 17 from
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. to hear stories of the many joys to be found in the rain. Patrons of all ages are invited to an energetic half-hour program of exciting stories, frolicking finger plays, and sensational songs. Each week, one lucky patron will win a special raffle prize. No registration is required for this drop-in program.
“Animal Communicators”
Join Wildlife Encounters at the Leach Library on Wednesday, July 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and learn how animals communicate with each other. How do animals know where to find the tastiest food, where to avoid the stickiest swamp or when to leave for migration? From the twitch of a tail to the tweet of a beak, animals get the message across in many interesting ways. Animal ambassadors may include a Brazilian porcupine, bird and fox (live animals). This program is being sponsored by The Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.
“Craft Time – Create your own door hanger”
Come to the Leach Library on Thursday, July 19 from
10:00 – 10:45 a.m., or 1:00 – 1:45 p.m., to create your door hanger. During this program, patrons will be able to decorate their door hangers using a wide variety of materials. Each session is open to 70 participants. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Children's Summer Reading Programs

“I’m with the band”
Rock out at the Leach Library on Monday, July 9 from
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with stories of musicians who like to rock and roll. From punk rock skunks to a band of bears, these stories may inspire audience members to form a band of their own. There will be a chance to match musical instruments, and a musical bell performance at the end to round out our program. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

“Story Time – Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”
Come to the Leach Library on Tuesday, July 10 from
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. to hear stories of everyone’s favorite fuzzy friend. Patrons of all ages are invited to an energetic half-hour program of exciting stories, frolicking finger plays, and sensational songs. Each week, one lucky patron will win a special raffle prize. No registration required for this drop in program.

“Turtle’s Wetland Quest Puppet Show”
Join Deborah Costine at the Leach Library on Wednesday, July 11 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for her Turtle’s Wetland Quest puppet show. Blanding the turtle is in search of a new, safe wetland home. A road has been built between her pond and the sandy hill where she goes to lay her eggs. How will she cross the road? When Blanding meets Castor the beaver, who is eager to build a dam, she thinks her problem is solved! New friends, including Edward, Rachel, and a Blue Spotted Salamander, follow Blanding on her adventure through nature. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

“Craft Time – Design your own coin bank”
Come to the Leach Library on Thursday, July 12 from
10:00 – 10:45 a.m., or 1:00 – 1:45 p.m., to decorate a cool coin bank. During this program, patrons will be able to decorate their bank using craft sticks, markers, and a variety of materials. Each session is open to 70 participants. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Children's Summer Reading Programs


“Parade Day”
March on in to the Leach Library on Monday, July 2 from
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for a celebratory program full of scarf waving fun. During this energetic program, we will hear stories of parades big and small, discovery why a pig parade is a terrible idea, and march in time to some fabulous parade tunes.
Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

Story Time – Friends forever
Come to the Leach Library on Tuesday, July 3 from
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. to hear stories of friends of all types. Patrons of all ages are invited to an energetic half-hour program of exciting stories, frolicking finger plays, and sensational songs. Each week, one lucky patron will win a special raffle prize. No registration is required for this drop-in program.

“Craft Time – Create your own clucking chicken”
Come to the Leach Library on Thursday, July 5 from
10:00 – 10:45 a.m., or 1:00 – 1:45 p.m., to make a clucking chicken. During this program, patrons will be able to decorate their chickens using markers and feathers, and a string to make it cluck. Each session is open to 70 participants. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Children's Summer Reading Programs

“Animal Book Bingo”
Visit the Leach Library on Monday, June 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to play a fun picture version of the popular game. Every participant will win and be able to choose books from our special selection table. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.
“Story Time – On the go”
Roll into the Leach Library on Tuesday, June 26 from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. to hear stories of the many different ways people get around. Patrons of all ages are invited to an energetic half-hour program of exciting stories, frolicking finger plays, and sensational songs. Each week, one lucky patron will win a special raffle prize. No registration is required for this drop-in program.
“Mad Science: Air & Ice”
Join the Mad Science at the Leach Library on Wednesday, June 27 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for their Air & Ice program. Have you ever seen scissors sizzle and shiver? Or, taken a bubble shower? This show features foggy dry ice, demonstrations of how science is used to float beach balls in the air, and, with some suggestions from the audience, unlock the mystery of how to get Egg-bert the hard-boiled egg back in his house! This program is being sponsored by The Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.
“Craft Time – Decorate your own scrapbook”
Come to the Leach Library on Thursday, June 28 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m., or 1:00 – 1:45 p.m., to create your own scrapbook. During this program, patrons will be able to decorate their scrapbook using markers, stencils, and stickers. Each session is open to 70 participants. Registration is required and begins the Thursday prior to the program.