Welcome to the 2019 Summer Reading Program!

SRP 2019 LOGO for posters

This year’s theme for youth is A UNIVERSE OF STORIES!

Please come in and register for the ‘A UNIVERSE OF STORIES’ Summer Reading Program as a whole STARTING JUNE 5th,  then register for each individual event that you would like to attend.  HOVER AND HIT THE LINKS IN RED.

June 5-Rolling REGISTRATION begins (Entering grade K—college)
tart participating. Sign up for some events!

‘A UNIVERSE OF STORIES’ t/ween registration is open to ATKINSON youth entering grade 6 to age 19 (as of Fall 2019).  The youth program overall registration is for kids entering kindergarten through grade 5.  *Kids entering grade 5 register for the youth program, but may also register & attend any events listed for their age group in the t/ween program.

*EVERY MONDAY ‘Summer  Stitch for Tots! (Grades 5 & Up) 3:00-4:30 pm
Learn some knitting or crocheting stitches. We will help you.  Stitch a bunny from a square!

WED, June 19- SECRET WORLD OF BUBBLES with Keith Michael Johnson “Universe of Stories” Kickoff  (All Ages) 6:30 – 7:30 pm @ Atkinson Academy
The science behind the magic of bubbles unfolds like a mystery, making this show both education and unforgettable! (Sponsored by the Elizabeth Smith Estate)

THU, June 20 – ‘OUTTA THIS WORLD’ Brown Bag Book Club (Grades 3 & 4) 6:30-7:30 pm
Bring supper in a bag and enjoy our dessert while we discuss ‘Zita the SpaceGirl’

FRI, June 21 – STEM Engineering Lab (All Ages) 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Explore, build, and create with our STEM building supplies.

TUE, June 25 – 3D Printing (Ages 8-10) 6:00 pm
TUE, June 25 – 3D Printing (T/weens 11 & up) 7:00 pm
Use Makerbot 3D printers to make a small 3D object in multiple colors!

WED, June 26 – Look Up (Grades 1-6) 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Join us for an interactive game that will challenge and entertain! Atkinson Ambassador Girl Scouts will lead this fun, informative, session to highlight the importance of reducing screen time while sharing fun, screen-free alternatives.

THU, June 27 – It’s Out of this World (Grades K-5) 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Flying saucer construction, stories, and out of this world antics!

MON, July 1 – OUTTA THIS WORLD ‘Gaming Galaxy’ (Ages 9 & up) 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Come for all or part of the time allotted for a galaxy of gaming choices!

WED, July 3- STEM Engineering Lab (All Ages) 3:30- 5:30 pm
Explore, build, and create with out STEM building supplies!

MON, July 8- A Universe of Aliens! (Grades K-5) 6:30-7:30 pm
Learn about U.F.O.s , hear a few spooky alien tales and jokes, make some alien slime, and write a letter to a friendly alien!

TUE, July 9- OUTTA THIS WORLD T/ween Book Discussion (Register K-5) 6:30- 7:30 pm
Join us for ‘Life as We Knew It’ and candy and conversation that is outta this world!

WED, July 10- Universally Awesome CONCERT with AARON JONES (All Ages, Especially Littles) 6:00- 7:00 pm
Recently named ‘Best Children’s Performer of 2018′ by NH Magazine – come for a rockin’ adventure of songs and stories!

WED, July 10- OUTTA THIS WORLD ‘Budding’ T/ween Artists (T/weens Age 10 & Up) 6:00-7:15 pm
Learn arranging techniques and floral design with the Atkinson Garden Club. Today’s workshop is ‘miniature’ design using small containers and petite flowers.

THU, July 11- 3-2-1 Blast Off! (Grades K-5) 6:30- 7:30 pm
Build your paper rocket, test it, and hear a story or two!

MON, July 15- Space Selfies (All Ages) 5:00-7:00 pm
Explore the Kids’ Zoom Cameras at our Universe of Stories themed photo booth!

TUE, July 16th- Who Stole the Moon Rock? (Ages 10-12) 6:30-7:30 pm
A mystery to solve! An interactive story where tweens will learn about astronauts and life in space!

TUE, July 16th- Forensics Crime Analysis (Ages 13-17) 7:30-9:00pm
Join us for a hands-on, after hours exploration examining different patterns of your fingerprints as well as different types of DNA!

WED, July 17- OUTTA THIS WORLD ‘Gaming Galaxy’ (Ages 9 & Up) 6:00-7:30 pm
Come play a galaxy of games!

THU, July 18- Phases of the Moon (Grades K-5) 6:30-7:30 pm
This is a very tasty way to learn more about the moon! Oreos and Stories will have you in orbit!

FRI, July 19- OUTTA THIS WORLD ‘Budding’ T/ween Artists (Ages 10 & Up) 6:00-7:15 pm
Today is ‘flea market find’ where you will design floral arrangements in unusual containers.

MON, July 22- Universal Space Mission (Grades K-5) 6:30-7:30 pm
Join us for a simulated space mission to the moon and back!

TUE, July 23- OUTTA THIS WORLD Sharpie Tie-Dye (T/weens 10 & Up) 6:30-7:30 pm
Decorate white clothing using unique template ideas.

WED, July 24- OUTTA THIS WORLD Bottle Rockets with Craig Richard (Grades 3-7) 6:30-7:30 pm
Build and test bottle rockets!

THU, July 25- OUTTA THIS WORLD ‘Budding’ T/ween Artists (T/weens Ages 10 & Up) 6:00-7:15 pm
This workshop with the Atkinson Garden Club focuses on ‘kinetic design’ – making a hanging arrangement that moves!

FRI, July 26- Space Selfies (All Ages) 3:30-5:30 pm
Take photos with Kids’ Zoom Cameras at our Universe of Stories themed photo booth!

MON, July 29- Painting Planet Earth (Grades K-5) 6:30-7:30 pm
Depict the beauty of our planet with watercolors and construction paper.

TUE, July 30- OUTTA THIS WORLD Buttons (T/weens 10 & Up) 6:00-8:00 pm
Make your own personalized buttons/badges with our brand new button machine.

WED, July 31- OUTTA THIS WORLD Ice Cream & Animals (All Ages) 6:30-7:30 pm
After you make and enjoy your sundae, Mcdonny’s Farm will bring along a cool petting farm!

THU, August 1- Space Selfies (All Ages) 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Explore the Kids’ Zoom Cameras at our Universe of Stories themed photo booth!

FRI, August 2- STEM Engineering Lab (All Ages) 3:00-5:00 pm
Explore, build, and create with out STEM building supplies.

MON, August 5- A Universe of Constellations (Grades K-5) 6:30-7:30 pm
Learn some stories, names, and facts about the most popular constellations.

TUE, August 6- OUTTA THIS WORLD Stellar Sweets: Chocolates in Space (T/weens 10 & Up) 6:30-7:30 pm
Join Mike Cross as we explore the DELICIOUS topic of chocolate, a stellar sweet!

WED, August 7- OUTTA THIS WORLD Gaming Galaxy (T/weens Ages 9 & Up) 6:00-7:30 pm
Play outta this world video games!

THU, August 8- Let’s Catch the Sun! (Grades K-5) 6:30-7:30 pm
Each suncatcher is unique and they’re so fun to make!

WED, August 14- OUTTA THIS WORLD Finale: COSMOS MAGIC with Scott Jameson (All Ages) 6:30-7:30 pm
An extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the edge of your seat!