Attention all young ladies and gentlemen (and their grown-up chauffeurs)! The Epping library’s annual Spring Tea Party for children will be on Saturday, May 19th from 11 to 1. Boys and girls ages 3-8 are invited to dress in their finest, which can be ‘Sunday best’ or a favorite ‘dress-up’ selection, for tea and juice, special goodies, old fashioned crafts and even a maypole! Please contact Miss Tracie in the children’s room to reserve a spot at the party.


With this year’s summer reading theme being “Dream Big, Read!” we are excited to see what kinds of dreams the kids of Epping have for the future. We know the adults in the library community are dreaming about an expanded library! An architect has been selected out of a field of 14 submitted bids, but the trustees are still looking for residents with grant-writing and fund-raising experience to serve on the building committee. This will be a lengthy process that will require some creativity to raise the necessary funds in a tough economy. Anyone with these important skills and a love for the library is invited to contact library director, Bradley Green.


This year’s summer theme will also encourage children to explore the world of dreams and nighttime, from the real critters that come out after dark to the amazing creatures that appear from so many imaginations. We are counting on the imaginations of the SRP Volunteers to help make this summer fun and interesting. The Volunteers will be meeting on May 24th at 4:30 to brainstorm ideas for game components of the program and welcome additional members to the team. Young people entering middle school this fall are eligible to help and can pretty much design their own schedules as we close in on the end of the school year. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Miss Tracie in the children’s room.


Also on May 24th, at 7:00 pm, the library will host a reading and book signing with local author Nancy Frye Bergeron. Ms. Bergeron will read from “Restoring the Postmaster’s Cottage: One Year’s Journey”, her recollections and observations of Epping’s own Hedding Campground. Whether you have a cabin at Hedding, have had the pleasure of visiting a family there or are just curious about this jewel hidden in the woods of our town, you will find this program a fascinating trip into Epping history and culture.


The library’s annual Toy Sale to benefit the Summer Reading Program is scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd from 9 to noon. Donations of gently used toys, games, outdoor and sports equipment can be dropped off at the library during operating hours. Clothing and stuffed animals will not be accepted. Keep the library in mind during spring cleaning!


The library will be closed for usual activities on Monday, May 28th but the building will be open from 9 to 12 during Epping’s Memorial Day Parade. We hope to see you there.

Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. For more information call 679-5944, or visit

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