Events & programming this summer!

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2022 Summer Reading Programs!

Here at the Gale Library, we’re gearing up for summer – summer reading that it is! This summer we’d like to present “Oceans of Possibilities”: 4 weeks of exciting ocean-themed programming! Starting the week of June 13th and running through July 9th, this all-ages program encourages patrons to sign up and read as many books as they can to enter to win fun prizes! Registration for this program begins May 24th.

In addition to our summer reading challenge, for the kids we’ll continue outdoor Storytime on Tuesdays at 10 am, hosting 4 weeks of Wednesday evening crafts such as design your own beach bag, make a decoupage shell dish and create your own sea gem pendent, culminating on Wednesday, July 6th with a visit from the Seacoast Science Center and some of their LIVE ocean creatures!  Surprise activity Saturdays will take place that will be hands on activities intended to be done outside in our parking lot.

All of the children’s programs have a limited number of spaces available, please sign up ahead of time to ensure your participation.

Book Review Circle will be held on Friday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m.  New members are invited to attend and discuss their latest read. 

Afternoon Book Discussion will be held on Monday, June 27 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.  Copies of The Alice Network by Kate Quinn are available at the front circulation desk.

Knitting Group will be held on the Friday dates of June 3, June 10 and June 24 at 1:00 p.m.

Storytime for Children:  Families are invited to join us each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. for children’s stories and songs.  Weekly craft bags that correspond with each week’s theme will also be available.  Please call (603) 382-4691 to attend.  Registrations are required at this time due to capacity restrictions.

Ancestry Library Edition for Genealogical Research: Every family has a story. They turned challenges into triumphs and hardships into opportunities—discover your ancestors’ incredible journeys. For those who would like to start or continue their genealogy research, we subscribe to Ancestry.com: http://ancestrylibrary.com. Please contact the Library for log-in information.

OverDrive, borrow eBooks and audiobooks! Access the public library's digital collection from your own home. Check out eBooks & more. Anyone with a library card can easily access free ebooks on their devices. For more information or assistance logging in, contact the Gale Library at galelibraryreads@comcast.net or give us a call!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.  Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books) before your little one starts kindergarten. Sign up now to get started… call or email for more information 603-382-4691 or galelibyouthservices@comcast.net.

Kanopy Streaming Films: Patrons can now watch films (including Kanopy Kids) by signing in with their Kanopy account and library cards on this site: https://galelibrary.kanopy.com/