Miss Lynn Family Concert
Bring your family to enjoy a variety of original, traditional, and holiday songs, sung by Miss Lynn. The concert is perfect for children 8 and under! Siblings welcome.
Brought to you with the support of the Friends of the Hopkinton Town Library as part of the Friends Winter Family Series.
All programs are free and open to the public.
Story Time and Lap Time
Tuesdays at 1pm for ages 3-5
Wednesdays at 10:30am for ages 3-5
Fridays at 10:30am (Baby Lap Time) for ages 3 and under
(No Baby Lap Time on Friday 11/27)
Come on in to sing, listen to stories, and meet new friends!
No registration is required. Free and open to the public.
A new story is up on the StoryWalk™! Come read Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. The StoryWalk™ is on the path behind the Slusser Center and the playground.
NEW! Owl Scavenger Hunt
Find pictures of the 11 species of owls that may be seen in New Hampshire all around the library. Choose a prize if you find them all!
BOOKS IN TREES! for National Recycling Week
Children 9 and under are invited to look for books hanging from trees in celebration of National Recycling Week during the month of November. Follow the directions inside the bag when you find a book.
*Read with Emma
Our friendly yellow lab is a really good listener!
Call 746-3663 or email to schedule your 15 minute time to read to Emma! For all ages.
*To register for programs or if you have any questions, call the library at 746-3663, email Leigh at email@example.com
or stop by the library.
25.0 in 2015
Read 25.0 books this year to celebrate Hopkinton's 250th! Stop
by the library to get your reading challenge form (or print it here). Completed forms will be entered into a raffle to win gift certificates
from local businesses.
Check out the 2015 Stuffed Animal Sleepover pictures on Flickr!
Curious George Party (with a special guest!)
NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy initiative that encourages families to read to their young children and to use the resources of their public libraries. The project is based on the national 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. NH 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is sponsored by CHILIS (Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire) and supported by the NH State Library, Center for the Book at the NH State Library, the NH Academy of Family Physicians, and NH Family Voices.
Early childhood experts have confirmed that the more you read to children, the more prepared and eager they will be when it comes time for them to learn to read independently. 1000 books may seem like a daunting number, but consider: if you read one story a day to your child, you’d complete 365 in one year. By your child’s 3rd birthday, you’ll have greatly exceeded the 1K mark. So get started today! Each time you read a story to your child, log the title of the book here. If you read the same book repeatedly, it counts each time! Reading books includes audio books, books read at Story Time, books read to your child by caregivers, family, etc.
The Hopkinton Town Library encourages you to read with your child beginning at birth (and before). Once registered for the program, you will receive a folder that includes a listing of suggested activities for you and your child/children to do together, reading lists, and a title log or coloring log to fill out (or both, if you choose).
After reading 100 titles, bring the log to the library. Your child will receive a sticker and the next log. At that time, they will also be given a library tote bag with the New Hampshire 1000 Books Before Kindergarten logo. (These bags are made in NH and are provided for us by the Hopkinton Town Library Foundation.) Every time your log is filled with 100 books, you may bring it to the library for another sticker and the next log sheet. There will be two events to meet and chat with other participants: one in January and one in May. After listening to 1000 books, your child/children will be given a certificate of completion and a special book prize! What a great way to share the love of reading with your child!
Links to Hopkinton School sites:
We're here to help!
The Children’s Librarian and the Reference Librarian will be available to help you find the books or resources you need. Please see Leigh Maynard or the Reference Librarian of the day for assistance.
Looking for a good book?
Looking for more books like your favorites? Want to find a new author?
Try NoveList K-8 Plus!
(ask at the library for the username and password)
Need help with homework assignments?
Try the Searchasaurus for research!
Primary and middle school resources.
(ask at the library for the username and password)
Great Websites for Kids and Parents!
New Hampshire Awards:
Ladybug Picture Book Award
Cochecho Readers' Award (Grades 3-4 in Dover)
Great Stone Face Award (Grades 4-6 Statewide)
Isinglass Award (Grades 7-8 Statewide)
Flume Award (NH Teen Reader’s Choice Award - Grades 9-12)
The Internet Public Library Kidspace is an excellent site that links users to numerous “librarian approved” websites that have been organized by subject. This site also allows online users to submit questions to librarians, and have their questions answered in three days or less. http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/
Great Web Sites for Kids Links to great reference sites recommended by the American Library Association. http://www.ala.org/greatsites
ALA Great Websites for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers Links to great sites recommended by the American Library Association. http://gws.ala.org/category/sites-parents-caregivers-teachers-others
New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition (NHHC) The NHHC is an all-volunteer organization which exists solely to support homeschooling in New Hampshire. http://www.nhhomeschooling.org/
New Hampshire Homeschooling Resources This site is dedicated to homeschooling, homeschoolers, parents, students, and caregivers interested in improving the quality of a homeschool education. http://nhhr.dimentech.com/index.html
Online Learning in New Hampshire connects K-12 students to e-learning programs. This site is maintained by the New Hampshire Department of Education Office of Educational Technology. http://nheon.org/onlinelearning/