Build a Better World with us this summer!

Hi Families!

Your children are invited to participate in Canaan Town Library’s Summer Reading Program and attend the fun events we are planning. This summer’s theme, Build A Better World! explores all things construction and engineering with a look towards creative play and reading with a getting our hands dirty approach.  All programs are free and open to all children, preschool through 5th grade.  

Sign up begins June 26th!

This annual program is designed to encourage reading for pleasure in a relaxed environment.  In addition to the basic reading program, our Super Saturday activities are:

July  1: 9:30 am:  Storytime with Miss Amy, Start the summer off right!

July 8: 10:00 am: Comics Workshop with Marek Bennett*  Join NH teaching artist Marek Bennett to learn how cartoonists build entire worlds and universes out of the simplest possible materials!  Learn the skills necessary to continue creating comics all Summer long.  No experience required — everyone can draw comics!  More information at

July 15: 10:00 am (Session 1) &  12:00 pm (Session 2): Make your own Play Dough

July 21: 6 pm — 7:30 pm: Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover (Only stuffed animals stay overnight)

July 22: 1 pm — 2 pm: Ice Cream Social

July 29: 10 am — 12 pm : Lego Club

Build a better world with us this summer!  Build a new skill, expand your know-how or just dig into a good book!

PARENTS – Want to read along with your child this summer?  Be on the lookout for  our Adult Summer Reading Program, BEAT THE HEAT BEACH READ BINGO

*Funding for the Kids, Books, and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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