Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer Reading Program 2017: “Build a Better World”

Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins June 1. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World”.

The summer is here and it’s time to build up excitement for this year’s Summer Reading Program! The library is pleased to be able to offer some great programs and activities this summer, including craft days, trivia contests and guessing games, just to name a few. There will also be special programs and performers throughout the summer.
Have an invigorating summer of fun during this summer’s reading program! All reading program participants will work on one team to try to read enough books to build a covered bridge that goes around the world, at the equator, twice with a grand total of 49,802 miles. Each book read will equal a mile of bridge built. Follow our construction worker as he builds the bridge.

The program runs from June 1 to September 9, 2017.

Young Adults
Join us this summer at the library to participate in the exciting evening meetings and the reading portion of the program. If you read more than 10 books a week, each additional book must be accompanied by a book report using the guidelines in the young adult information packet.  Students entering grades 6-12 next September may participate.  Raffle for prizes runs June 1 – August 7, with a wrap-up Pizza Party on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Come join us for fun, excitement, and prizes! This year we will be highlighting the environment, architecture, and landscaping. Participants may register at the Reference Desk where they will receive an information sheet about the program and a Tic Tac Toe game to be completed during the summer for a chance to win a prize. This sheet can be turned in when three adjacent blocks are completed or continue to fill in more boxes for extra chances in the raffle. The first participants to register will also receive a reading incentive of a magnetic bookmark and a mystery gift. Please note that quantities of the reading incentives are limited and are available first come, first serve.

For more information, please call 432-1127 for the children’s program and 432-1132 for the young adult and adult programs.

Upcoming Children's Room Program

“Design Your Own Boomerang”
 The nice weather is finally here; get ready for lots of outdoor fun by designing your very own boomerang at the Leach Library on Monday, June 5 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Using a variety of supplies, participants will be able to decorate a fun boomerang, perfect for trips to the beach, camping or just playing in the backyard. This fun-filled program is open to 90 participants of all ages. Advance registration is required and begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Leach Library to Host “Under the Sea: Underwater Photography”

On Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m., the Leach Library will host Ms. Sherry Brandsema and Mr. Bob Hogan for an evening presentation of “Under the Sea: Underwater Photography”. 

Sherry Brandsema and Bob Hogan met in an underwater photography class in Bonaire, and together they have over 45 years of scuba diving experience.  They have offered educational presentations on coral reef life for many classes and organizations including the Seacoast Camera Club.

In this slideshow presentation, Ms. Brandsema and Mr. Hogan will share diving gear essentials, animal facts, and their own vibrant photographs.  They will also discuss the challenges of underwater photography and the creatures of the Caribbean including starfish, coral, angelfish, eels, sharks, crustaceans, and more.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Londonderry Leach Library.  This program is free and open to the public with seating limited to the first 90 individuals.  It will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room.  Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Upcoming Children's Room Program

Celebrate the coming summer at the Leach Library on Tuesday, May 30 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. with a lively trip south of the border. During our journeys, we will hear stories of some of the amazing animals that live there as well as hear folktales and even learn some Spanish words. Each participant will leave with a colorful plush parrot to commemorate the trip. This adventurous program is open to 90 participants of all ages, and advance registration is required. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 22.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Upcoming Children's Room Program

“Rainforest Encounter”
Journey to the rainforest at the Leach Library on Monday, May 15 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. with Wildlife Encounters. During this exciting program, audience members will meet some of the animals that make the rainforest their home. Participants will learn how these animals’ adaptations help them live in the rainforest, and how they help the rainforest to grow. Live animal visitors may include a tegu, tree frog, macaw or coatimundi (live animals). This exciting program is open to 90 participants of all ages, and advance registration is required. To register, stop by the Children’s Room, or call 432-1127 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Leach Library Expands Hours

Library Director Barbara Ostertag-Holtkamp is pleased to announce that, starting the week of May 1, 2017, the library is expanding operating hours on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Monday, April 24, 2017

Upcoming Children's Room Program

“Children’s Book Week Raffle”
 During Children’s Book Week, starting Monday, May 1 and ending on Saturday, May 6, you will earn a raffle ticket for a chance to win a cool book bag for each item checked out of the Leach Library Children’s Room. Stop by the display case in the Children’s Room to see what the book bag looks like.