June 23rd - August 11th
Click on the blocks below to take part in our bee mystery!
We're Growing Together this summer and celebrating our community!
The Growing Together summer reading program runs
from Friday, June 23rd through Friday, August 11th.
This program is open to all ages! Over the course of the summer, we'll have lots of special programs and activities happening at the library - be sure to stop by each week to see what's new!
No registration is required, and you are welcome to start participating at any point throughout the duration of the program. To get started, stop by the library to pick up a summer reading packet, or click on the box below to download a copy.
How the Summer Reading Program Works
We like to keep our summer reading program pretty simple - just read books and complete fun activities from a list we've created. For every book you read or activity you complete, you'll earn one ticket that you can enter for a chance to win the prize of your choice.
How much you want to participate is up to you. You can keep things low-key and just read books of your choosing all summer, or you can challenge yourself to complete the activities and reading challenges we provide.
We'll be giving away lots of prizes at the end of this year's summer reading program! You can see all of this year's prizes by visiting our prize page. Winners will be contacted on Saturday, August 12th.
Programs and Activities
In addition to a full calendar of special events, we have lots of fun activities happening at the library all summer long!
Throughout our summer reading program we'll be working together to create a sticker mosaic. Each time you visit the library, you'll receive a sticker to add to our mosaic. The image we're creating will reveal itself over the course of the summer.
Do you enjoy puzzles? Join us this summer as we try to solve The Case of Berwick's Missing Bees! Each week we'll have a new puzzle available. Each puzzle will reveal a code word that will lead you to the culprit. Learn more about our bee mystery HERE.
Thanks to a generous donation from Jetpack Comics in Rochester, participants in the The Case of Berwick's Missing Bees will receive a comic book and a
$5 gift certificate to Jetpack Comics!
To claim your prize, simply show a staff member at the library your clue sheet with at least one code word solved.
Limit one comic book and gift certificate per person.
Calendar of Events
Check out some of the events we have planned for all ages this summer!
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Wednesdays at 11:30am
Led by Rebecca Harrison, this gentle yoga program will take place on Wednesdays at 11:30am and run through August 2nd. This class is suitable for all levels of experience. A chair will be provided for those who require support.
Performance by UNH's Little Red Wagon
Friday, June 30th at 10:30am
UNH's children's theatre group Little Red Wagon will be visiting the library to perform their show Molly McFolly and the Littlest Leprechaun.
Molly McFolly tends to act before she thinks. She also often thinks she knows more than she does. This leads to a series of follies including the folly caused by a bit of stereotyping (as it turns out, about Leprechauns).
Featuring Celtic Music and puppets, this show is about learning lessons the hard way and making unlikely friends.
Magician Phil Smith
Friday, July 7th at 10:30am
Join us at the library for a special performance by master magician, illusionist, and comedian
Tuesday, July 11th from 10am to 2pm
Drop by anytime during our annual Maker Day event to
try some fun hands-on STEAM activities!
Police Officer Storytime
Friday, July 14th at 10:30am
The Berwick Police Department will be joining us for
a special storytime.
Tuesday, July 18th at 6pm
Kathleen Points will be joining us to talk about
Author Talk with Steve Carter
POSTPONED - stay tuned for a new date!
Author Steve Carter will be at the library to talk about
his debut novel All Cars Run to Park Street.
Friday, July 21st at 10:30am
Wildlife Encounters will be visiting the library with
some of their animal friends!
Lunch and Learn: Nutrition and Meal Prep
Wednesday, July 26th at 10:30am
Learn about nutrition in aging and easy meal prep with Hannaford nutritionist Diana Robinson. Lunch will be provided after the program. Registration is required. Contact the library to sign up.
Sammie Haynes Performance
Friday, July 28th at 10:30am
Join us at the library for a performance by award-winning children's performer and songwriter
Friday, August 4th at 10:30am
The Berwick Fire Department will be at the library (with their fire truck) to read some stories and talk about all the gear they wear when they're fighting fires.