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Dunbar Free Library
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Children’s Summer Reading Program 2020! Imagine Your Story

When: June 27, 2020 – August 8, 2020 (6 weeks)

The Summer Reading Program has ended, but prizes are still being awarded. If your child/children completed the reading requirement for the program, please contact the library at: to request their reward!

Our fairy house contest winner!
This year’s theme is a celebration of fairy tales, folklore, mythology, and your own unique story and voice.


  • “Take and Go” to keep, sensory kits for our youngest readers
  • “Take and Go” to keep, craft kits with 6 weekly crafts for children 3 – 11
  • Free book for tweens and teens
  • Contests with prizes!
  • Two weekly online storytimes: Wed. @ 10:00 am Paste the Storytime link in your browser: and new virtual videos every Thursday here:
  • Mystery Guest Readers every Friday, online @ 7:00 pm  Paste this link in your browser:
  • Science Tellers Zoom Event, Dragons, July 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
  • Prizes for everyone who completes the program!

Requirements for end-of-program prizes:

  • Ages 0 – 3: Share 25 days of reading (or 25 picture books)
  • Ages 3 – 11: Share or read 30 days of reading (~15 – 20 minutes/day)
  • Tweens and teens: Read 2 chapter books- Please visit the Teens Summer Reading Page
  • Participants will keep track of the days or books they read by recording them on a provided paper log sheet, or by logging and recording on free NEW app for NH residents called Readsquared (paid by Governor Sununu).

If you missed the virtual show, Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress, or if you want to see it again, we have a recording that is similar to the live version. Just click here to access it: There is a different host and no live polls, but same fascinating story and fun science experiments! Enjoy!

Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice effects!
  • Storytime and Craft Themes

Virtual Lapsitter Storytime for the under 3 crowd every Wednesday @ 10:00 am. Sing, dance, and listen to fun stories with Dawn, designed for the littlest ones! Sign up and receive a few sensory items to use each week during storytime!

Virtual Children’s Storytime for the 3- 10 crowd. Themes and craft projects listed below. Every Thursday @ 10:30 am. All six crafts will be available as a kit to be picked up at the library.

  • July 2,2020 @ 10:30 am Fairies and Fairy Houses – make a fairy house for your fairy figurine, and enter it in an optional contest!
  • July 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am Dragons! – make a colorful dragon
  • July 16, 2020 @ 10:30 am Princesses and Princes – decorate your own crown
  • July 23, 2020 @ 10:30 am Unicorns – color a unicorn slap bracelet
  • July 30, 2020 @ 10:30 am Knights – decorate your own shield
  • August 6, 2020 @ 10:30 am Fairy Tales — paint your own castle bank

How to Sign Up:

We are no longer accepting sign-ups. But please, feel free to enjoy and participate in all of the Summer Reading Program events, and storytimes!

How to Keep Track of Your Reading:

Keep track of your reading with this great program called Readsquared! Create an account and start reading! Access it here by typing this link in your browser: or by clicking on the image below.

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Summer Reading Program 2020

Made possible by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library!

The state-wide READsquared subscription for New Hampshire public libraries is funded by the FY20 IMLS CARES Act grant, through the New Hampshire State Library.