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Barrington, NH 03825

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7/23/2016 - 10:30 AM
Writer's Group

7/26/2016 - 11:00 AM
Lap-Sit Story Time 1-3 Yrs Old with Adult

7/26/2016 - 4:00 PM
LEGO CLUB Drop-In for 5 yrs old - 4th Grade

7/27/2016 - 1:00 PM
Youth/Teen Workshop Sports Trivia

7/27/2016 - 6:00 PM
Traveling Abroad on a Budget

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A new digital service that allows the downloading/ streaming of music, movies, comic books, TV shows, documentaries, e-books, and audio books.  Made possible by generous donations from the Friends of the Barrington Library group and other local donors.

Each patron will be allowed up to 4 check outs per month as long as the monthly budget for the library hasn’t been reached.  Remember, this service is free to you as a card holder, but is a pay per use system that the library pays for.  We ask patrons to be aware and only check out what they can actually watch/listen to at any given time.
Click HERE to sign up and browse the collection
Click HERE for handy how-to guides

A Free Service to All Library Card Holders
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A Free Service to All Library Card Holders

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Looking for Free Downloadable E-Books and Audiobooks? Take a look at these resources.
Librivox - Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world.
Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

Drop-in LEGO Building Club for K-4th Grade! 
We will have the room set up every Tuesday at 4PM for the children to build new LEGO creations with our large set of LEGOs!

Catch a Pokémon at the library and receive a Pokemon Minifigure!
Just show staff your Journal within 15 minutes of catching a Pokemon and get a Pokémon minifigure!
One per patron, per day and must be a Barrington Library card holder, while supplies last.
Click HERE to see some of the Pokemon we've seen at the library and to read the Official Rules. 

Summer Reading Program
Click on your age group to register and start logging your summer reading time as of June 24th.


Traveling Abroad on a Budget
Experiences of a Barrington Native

Wed. July 27th at 6PM
Alexis Cupp grew up in Barrington, New Hampshire but has always felt the need to travel. Alexis has been working abroad as a science teacher for the last three years and has lived in Ecuador, Qatar and Taiwan. She has had the wonderful opportunity to travel to many different countries and now is excited to be home for a short while before moving on to the next country.

Join us for this slide show and presentation on her experience and how you can travel on a budget.

Kids are invited to join Ms Wendy at the town playground for a special TOUCH-A-TRUCK STORY TIME. Learn about those who take care of us and our town, and get a chance to see their vehicles up close and personal on Thursday, August 11th at 11am. She will read stories first and then lead children and families over to the parking lot for a tour of vehicles from Barrington’s Fire, Rescue, Police and Road Crew! No registration required.

Hiking Barrington Trails: Explore Local Nature Walks

Wednesday, August 24th from 6-7PM
In the past 20 years, over 3000 acres of land in Barrington has been protected from development. Important wildlife habitat, lands protecting water supplies, and scenic views that help maintain the town’s “Rural Character” have all been saved from potential development. Of course much of that land is also open to the public for passive recreation, including hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc. Mountain biking and horseback riding are permitted on some of the trails also.  

Barrington Conservation Commission chair and Trails Committee member John Wallace will give a presentation on trails open to the public in Barrington, and some of the notable features to watch out for.

This will be a group that meets monthly to share and critique writing they are working on at home. A place where writer’s can share their work, get feedback, and meet others who are writing.  Dates for upcoming meetings will be: June 25th, July 23rd, August 27th, October 1st, November 5th, and December 3rd from 10:30AM-Noon.   If you are interested in coming once a month to such a group, please e-mail deskclerk1@barringtonlibrary.com with your name and contact information. High school age and up are welcomed to join. Although it is wonderful if you can make all the sessions; it is not required.  You can certainly select ones that fit your schedule and take a weekend off when necessary.
NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Read more HERE about a new Library program that encourages all Barrington families to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.”  Paper logs are available at the library - fill them out at home and bring them in to have staff log the amount in your child's accout - and pick out a prize.  When your child reaches the first 100 books come on in an pick up a cute canvas book bag, sponsored by the Friends of the Barrington Public Library!  After each 100 books after that, children pick from the prize box.


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Barrington Middle School Summer Reading Assignments
Here's a link to the BMS summer reading assignments. Multiple copies of the summer reading books are available at the Barrington Public Library. If a book your child wants is already checked out, please still reserve the title for when it comes back in.
5th and 6th Grade Assignments
7th Grade Assignment
8th Grade Assignment
The full BMS website can be found here: https://sites.google.com/a/sau74.org/bms/

Summer Reading for Dover High Schoo
Required summer reading letters and assignments can be found on the Dover High School website, just Click HERE

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