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Summer Reading Program Schedule 2015
June 18 through August 6
Click here for the K-4 Schedule

This year the theme for children is "Every Hero Has a Story”.

There are many fun activities planned including:


·Superhero Training

·K9 Search and Rescue

·Earth Heroes with animals from the Squam Lake Natural Science Center

·All about the Appalachian Mountain Club

·So much more.

Everyone will have the opportunity to see great programs and win prizes – the more you read the more chances you have to win!

Click on the image at left to download a PDF file of the full K-4th grade schedule, or keep checking our Upcoming Events page.

The Middle School kids have their own fun events planned.  Come in to the library to pick up a calendar of events, or download a copy here to record your reading minutes.

  • Graphic Novel Artist visit
  • Pizza and Pages
  • Teen Crafternoon
  • and more

You will receive 1 raffle ticket for each hour you read or listen (book, magazine, audiobook, etc). A winning ticket will be drawn each Friday at 3:00 beginning on June 26 and ending on August 7.

Summer Reading Isn't Just for Kids-Adults Can Win, Too!

Adults can qualify for prizes and join in the fun of the Summer Reading program.  We know you're reading this summer, you might as well earn chances to win!

Everyone is welcome to library events whether or not you have signed-up for the Summer Reading Program.

There is no required amount of reading for adults; however, the more you read (and audiobooks count) the more chances you have to win prizes! Every 5 books you read, gives you 5 chances to win the prizes listed below.

Extra bonus: adults who fill out a Reading Log with at least 5 books they read this summer, will receive a certificate redeemable for free books at our Library Book Sale. Plus, you’ll receive 5 extra chances to win a Kindle Fire HD, a gift certificate, or other fantastic prizes! Those who fill out a Book Review sheet will get an extra raffle ticket.

For a downloadable PDF of the events list click here.

Click on POW image for  the Reading Log and the Boom image for  the book review form.


The Hampstead Public Library staff and Trustees extend a special thank you to the Hampstead Civic Club for their generosity in funding summer programming.

Thank you to the following for donating raffle prizes for the Adult Summer Reading Program:

Bean Towne (gift card)

Envision Salon & Spa (gift certificate)

Friends of the Hampstead Public Library (Amazon gift card)

The Hampstead Recycling and Waste Disposal Committee (tote bags)

Anonymous (Kindle Fire HD)

Anonymous (Diana Gabaldon signed copy of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood)

Anonymous (Starbucks gift card)


More will be added to the list as items are received.

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