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June 14th - August 9th

Click on the blocks below to take part in our summer adventure

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Join us for a swashbuckling
summer adventure!

Program Overview

The Adventure Awaits summer reading program runs
 from Friday, June 14th through Friday, August 9th. 
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.

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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 entry into the prize drawing
of your choice.

Our prize drawings are virtual. That means you'll simply tally up all the entries you've earned over the course of the summer and tell us how many entries you want to put in your chosen prize drawing(s). We'll take care of the rest! You can go all in on one prize or spread your entries out across multiple prizes - it's up to you!

 

How much you want to participate in the summer reading program 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. 

Prizes

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

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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!

Join us on an adventure to restore 
The Broken Blade of Berwickia!

The Blade of Berwickia has been broken and we need
your help to fix it! 

 

This summer, we’ll travel throughout the land of Berwickia to find all the pieces of the blade and return them to the 
Kingdom of Knowledge. 

 


 

Each week, we’ll share a new chapter of The Broken Blade of Berwickia story, and we’ll have different crafts, programs, and activities at the library inspired by the various regions of Berwickia we’ll be visiting. You can participate in this interactive summer adventure in-person at the library, on our website by clicking the story blocks on the left, or a combination of both.
 

When you visit the library and complete a weekly activity as part of The Broken Blade of Berwickia story, you’ll earn a raffle ticket for a chance to win a pass to Monkey Mind Escape Rooms in Portsmouth, NH!

Calendar of Events

Check out some of the events we have planned for all ages this summer!

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Police Officer Storytime
Friday, June 14th at 10:30am

Officer Fogg from the Berwick Police Department
will be joining us for a special storytime.

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Sammie Haynes Performance
Friday, June 28th at 10:30am

Join us at the library for a performance by
award-winning children's performer and songwriter 
Sammie Haynes.

Magic Workshop with Phil Smith
Friday, July 5th at 10:30am

Join us at the library for a special performance and magic workshop by master magician, illusionist, and comedian Phil Smith.

Performance by UNH's Little Red Wagon

Friday, July 12th at 10:30am

  UNH's children's theatre group Little Red Wagon will be visiting the library
to perform their show Treasure Island.


The young hero, Jim Hawkins, comes into the possession of a treasure map and sets off with his companions to find Captain Flint's treasure. Little do they know that a number of their crew have joined them to steal the treasure from under their noses! Full of silly antics and wild adventure, this show is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

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Firefighter Storytime
Friday, July 26th at 10:30am

The Berwick Fire Department will be at the library (with their fire truck) to read a story, teach us about fire safety, and talk about all the gear they wear when they're fighting fires.

Adventure All Around: Earth, Sea, and Sky
with the Children's Museum of NH

Friday, August 2nd at 10:30am

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Join educators from CMNH to learn about historical figures whose work led to some of the amazing adventures we go on to this day - like space and science exploration! Children will explore four activity stations that highlight one adventurer, and try out a related hands-on science activity. Every participant will be given the challenge to design and build their own "adventure vehicle!" Children can choose from a variety of recycled materials and will have an opportunity to test their creations at the end of the program. Space is limited - registration is required.

Kona Ice Visit
Friday, August 9th at 10:30am

We're celebrating the end of our summer reading program. Stop by the library to drop off your forms, grab a Kona Ice, and have fun playing games!

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