The Janice Anagnos Memorial Prize Winner
Congratulations to Jennifer Facendola for winning the Janice Anagnos Memorial Prize this summer by reading 171 books!
Starting on October 1 and culminating at the end of Teen Read Week on October 24, the Leach Library is holding a read-a-thon. For each book you read between these dates, come in and fill out a brief Book Review form. In return, you will receive a small prize and a raffle ticket. The more you read, the more raffle tickets you get! The raffle winner will receive a Barnes & Noble gift certificate, and a few runners-up will get to pick a book from our stock of donations. The winners will be announced by the end of October.
Children’s Room News -Fall Programs
The Children’s Room will be offering the following programs as part of Fall Session 2: After School Stories, Story Time and Toddler Time. Fall Session 2 will run from October 27 through November 19. Advance registration is required and begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 12. For more information, please pick up a children’s newsletter at the circulation desk in the Children’s Room.
The library will welcome the American Red Cross on Monday, October 12, from 3:00–4:00 p.m., when they will present their Scrubby Bear program. Children ages 4-7 will learn the importance of hand washing and how to stay healthy during the flu season. The program is open to 75 children. Advance registration begins on Monday, October 5, at 9:00 a.m., in the Children’s Room.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Nilla will be visiting the library this month on Wednesday, October 14, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. To reserve your 15-minute slot, call the Children’s Room beginning on Monday, October 5, at 9:00 a.m.
Steve Thomas’ – Silly Halloween Safety Show
Mr. Thomas will be performing his Silly Halloween Safety Show at the library on Monday, October 26, and Tuesday, October 27, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. This fun-filled program uses colorful magic and lots of audience participation to help teach children how to stay safe while trick or treating. Children wishing to participate in a costume parade prior to the show should arrive at the library at 3:45 p.m.
All children attending the program will receive a reflective Trick or Treat bag, compliments of the Friends of the Leach Library. The bag is filled with neat activities, prizes and a fun craft.
The program is open to all ages, but space is limited to 75 people for each session. Advance registration is required and begins on Monday, October 19, at 9:00 a.m. To register, stop by or call the Children’s Room.
The library is pleased to be participating in the Ladybug Award voting this year. Each year, libra-rians from around the state nominate ten outstanding picture books to be voted on by the children of New Hampshire. Student’s preschool through grade 3 may vote on their favorite book from the list of nominated titles. The books will be on display this month and next, with voting taking place in November. Read as many of the books as you like to be ready to cast your vote!
Everyone who votes will receive a fun ladybug craft and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a ladybug prize bag. The craft and prize bag are on display in the glass case in the Children’s Room.