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Barrington, NH 03825

“BUILD A BETTER WORLD” – Summer Reading Program 2017
The Summer Reading Program runs June 23rd – August 19th. Residents/card holders of all ages register to take part in a fun-filled summer! Kids (3 yrs – going into 5th grade), Teens (going into 6th – 12th grades) and Adults have separate programs to read, log their time, earn incentive prizes or raffle chances, and if they read a minimum amount, get entered into a drawing for grand prizes at the end of the summer! This year’s theme will lend itself to wonderful story times, crafts, activities, and a wide variety of workshops and programs for teens and adults. Get your Reading booklet at the library once you register online. It is filled with events, and it will list all of our generous donors that help make this program possible. To visualize progress through the summer, this year’s Summer Competition Mural on the wall behind the desk will be a cityscape. As kids, teens and adults read and log their time, color coded bricks will be added to their buildings. Read and watch our mural evolve over the summer! Once you are registered you can start logging on June 23rd!

Register for the Summer Reading Program Online:
Download Adult Summer Reading Booklet Download Teen/Youth Summer Reading Booklet Download Kids Summer Reading Booklet Download Preschool Summer Reading Booklet
Download a Track Your Reading Time bookmark HERE

This year’s theme, will lend itself to wonderful story times and special activities that focus on construction along with how we can be a positive impact on the world and people around us. In helping to Build a Better World”, the library will have a donation box for the Food Pantry for families to donate and help locally.
To help globally, the library will have a “Wishing for a Well” jar on the counter for families to bring in pennies to donate. The pennies collected will be donated to Water Is Life – a non-profit organization that provides sanitation, clean water and hygiene education programs around the world.

Thank you to the following donors to the Barrington Summer Reading Program.  
  • New England Tutors – Children’s Grand Prize Donations
  • Federal Savings Bank – $450 donation to fund Kick-Off Show
  • KBA Grant* – $450 towards funding the Closing Performer
  • Friends of the Barrington library – $395 funding for Comic Workshop
  • Jetpack Comics – Two $10 gift certificates for prizes and 200 comic books!
  • Barrington Recreation Department & Library – $375 Co-Sponsor of Wildlife Encounters
  • Frank Jones Restaurant and Pub – $40 Gift Certificate ($25 from Frank Jones, $15 Misc Donations)
  • Barnz – Ten $10 gift cards
  • Walmart – $500 donation for craft activity supplies and incentive prizes
  • Conproco of Dover, NH – $250 donation toward Teen grand prize and closing show
  • Golicks – 50 gift certificates for a Kiddie Cones
  • Cowabunga – 4 Admission Passes for Open Gym
  • Anonymous Patron Donation - $50 Adagio Spa Gift Card
  • Anonymous Donation – Two $10 Amazon gift cards

*KBA GRANT Funding for the Kids, Books and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts & National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and Provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.