Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales
The Hampton Falls Free Library invites children ages 3 and up to enjoy our “Tails and Tales” summer reading program at the Library this summer.  The program encourages reading for pleasure and participation in an exciting line-up of programs.

Registration for Summer Reading has begun!

Sign up here to let us know that you will be participating this summer. This will help us to streamline registration ahead of Miss Leah’s maternity leave.

The FUN reading portion of the program will run through August 13th.  
Earn brag tags and beads all summer, plus new books and fun raffle prizes including a Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the program. For younger children, we offer Rubber Ducks as an alternative prize to small beads. Tweens and teens may choose to collect brag tags and beads, or participate for raffle tickets only. Children do not have to be signed up for the reading part of the program to attend the special events, although we do encourage it!

Crafernoons: Drop in crafts under the tent every Thursday from 2:30-3:30. 
Join Miss Stacy, out behind the library, under the tent, for a different craft each week. For a preview of the upcoming crafts, click here. No sign up necessary. All ages welcome.

Summer Reading Evening Programs
Online Signups for In-Person Events will begin on Tuesday, June 22nd at 10:00 AM. 

Please Note! The following programs will be held at the Hampton Falls Fire Safety Complex. Space will be limited. Please sign up for each event individually. Click on each event to register.

Mondays in July: Finding Science in Folktales with the Children's Museum of NH
This is a virtual program. Join the Children's Museum of NH for a trip around the world as we investigate animal science through popular folktales and legends! Participants travel from East Africa to Brazil and beyond as they hear how the King of the birds was chosen, why Bear has a stumpy tail, and more. Each folktale will have a corresponding animal science focused experiment or activity. Designed for Ages: 5-11. Program materials will be limited to the first 25 registrants.

Wednesday, June 30th at 6:00 pm: UNH Little Red Wagon presents “We’re Better Together!”
a collection of stories and fables brought to us by our furry friends. Using puppetry, storytelling, and song, the actors will interact with audiences to empower them to help tell a story. Thank you to the Doerr Family for sponsoring this program!

Wednesday, July 14th at 4:30 and 6:00 pm: Center for Wildlife!
Learn about Birds of Prey with the Center for Wildlife’s animal ambassadors.

Tuesday, July 27 at 4 pm: Animal Story Time with the NHSPCA
A representative from the NHSPCA will be visiting to read a story and share an animal friend.

Wednesday July 28th at 6:00 pm: Alex the Jester!
New to the Library this year, Alex the Jester has performed for audiences around the world. Come by for a much needed dose of laughter! This program is sponsored by the Rubin Family, with our deepest thanks.

Wednesday, August 11th at 6:00 pm: Wildlife Encounters! 
You will meet and learn about a variety of wildlife. What animals are coming to visit? You’ll have to be there to find out! This event is sponsored in part by the Hampton Falls Boy Scouts.