Category: T/ween Summer Reading


It’s a classic event that has been enjoyed for many years.  This year’s theme is underground for all age groups.  The preschool and elementary children will be participating in ‘DIG into Reading’‘ while tweens and teens entering grades 6 and up will be able to join ‘Beneath the Surface’.  The younger kids will have a slew of activities to choose from and rewards to obtain, and the older youth will… Read more

‘Beneath the Surface’ July T/WEEN Book Event – 7/10/13 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-12) Register!

In keeping with the tradition of combining teens and tweens for summer book discussion, we will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of both July and August.  Registration is required.  Books can be picked up at the front desk at least 3-4 weeks before the event. July: We will be discussing ‘Liar & Spy’ by Rebecca Stead.  Who are YOU ‘beneath the surface?’ is a question this book asks and answers. … Read more

ZOMBIE RUNWAY!~T/ween Summer Reading Event~Weds, July 25, 2012 6:30pm (Grades 6-12) Register!

Fight for the title of Zombie Runway Star Bring your horror make-up and outfit to the library.  You’ll have 30 minutes to fill out a brief questionnaire, get dressed, make yourself ugly, and then walk down the runway.  You’ll be judged on your hideousness, your interview, and your walk.  Make-up recipes are available for the asking when you register.  Do not get dressed at home.  You must get ready on… Read more

Thursday, July 19th @ 6:30PM – Summer Reading Event – Wings of the Night! (Grades 1-12)

Wings of the Night: Owls & Bats! While both of these nocturnal animals rely heavily on their sense of hearing to survive, each has its own way of catching prey. Join us for a  live owl, props, and multimedia presentation put on by a presenter from the Audobon Society. Up to 75 students maximum–Please register.  Adults are welcome but priority seating is for youth in grades 1-12. Registration for students… Read more

Star Party and S’more! (Ages 10 and up) Tuesday, July 10 @ 8pm on the patio

Join Tony Costanzo and his crew for a night of hands-on star exploration and education.  Tony is the propietor of Astronomy Shoppe in Plaistow, NH and we will be able to use his telescopes for viewing stars and planets.  As for s’more–use your imagination!  🙂 Parents of youth ages 10 and up are welcome.  We’d prefer parents stay with youth ages 10-12. Please register for this event.  We will try… Read more

STICK IT!~T/ween Summer Reading Event~Weds, July 18th, 6:30pm (Duct Tape Crafts-Grades 6 and up)

Join us for a night of duct tape crafts on Wednesday, July 18th, from 6:30-8pm.  You’ll get a lesson and opportunity to make at least one item, probably two!  Check out some of the awesome samples in the display case in the lobby. Register yourself and a friend. Registration begins Thursday,  6/14/2012,  for residents and Thursday,  7/12/2012, for non-residents. Registration for this event ends 7/16/2012 for all.  Space and supplies… Read more

Peter Boie~Magician for Non-Believers Workshop – Tuesday, June 19th,@ 5:00pm (Ages 9 and up)

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL WITH A WAITING LIST. Pete’s Magic Studio~Peter Boie, the magician for non-believers,  teaches simple magic tricks to help increase confidence and improve communication skills in this hour long hands on workshop…plus, it’s just fun to fool your friends and family with your newfound magical knowledge.  This workshop has limited seating and is limited to Atkinson residents ages 9-19.  Registration is required and all seats (25) will… Read more

Summer Reading Registration is going on NOW!

Registration for summer reading has begun!  There are three distinct programs.  Preschool (ages 3-5), Elementary (children entering grade K-5), and T/weens (youth entering grade 6 – age 19) and all may register NOW.  The younger theme is ‘Dream Big, Read!’ while he t/ween theme is ‘Own the Night’.  The t/ween age may register on the calendar or in person.  Children in the preschool to entering grade 5 need to come… Read more

July T/ween Book Discussion 7/11/12 @ 6:30pm (Grades 5-12) Register!

Playing with the form he created in his trailblazing debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick once again sails into uncharted territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey. Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his… Read more