The Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library recently received a lovely telescope as a gift, and will be hosting a Sky Watch program for all ages on the night of the summer solstice, June 21st from 9 to 10 pm. Members of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be on site to instruct folks on the use of the telescope and to point out items of interest in the night sky. Bring your own telescope if you have one!
The library’s summer season kicks off on Saturday, June 23rd with the 8th annual Toy Sale to benefit the summer reading program from 9 to noon. A perfect opportunity to recycle by reusing, the sale offers bargain hunters great deals on gently used toys, games, baby items and sports equipment. This year, for the first time, the Garden Club will be hosting a yard sale (including handmade jewelry and plants, of course) and the Friends will be bringing the Book Sale out of its little room and into the light of day during the same hours on the 23rd. Please come help support these wonderful causes. The children’s room will be closed on Friday, June 22ndin order to set up for the big day. Donations of gently used toys, games, outdoor and sports equipment will still be accepted until set-up day, June 22nd, and can be dropped off at the library during operating hours. Clothing and stuffed animals will not be accepted.
The Summer Reading Program will run from June 25th to August 17th, when kids from preschool to middle school will be asked to “Dream Big, Read!”. Registration for the program begins Saturday, June 23rd at the Toy Sale. Once registered, children need only read (or find someone to read with them) and record their time on their reading log. For every 30 minutes of reading each child will receive $1 in ‘Book Bucks’ to spend in the SRP Store which opens July 10th. During July and early August there will be crafts and challenges relating to weekly themes where kids may earn additional library money.
Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. The Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. For more information call 679-5944, or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.