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Summer Reading at the Peterborough Town Library

Summer activities kick off Friday with a concert featuring Folksoul Band on the library’s river terrace at 6:30 p.m.

PETERBOROUGH, NH — There will be ‘Oceans of Possibilities’ available at the Peterborough Town Library this summer. The PTL summer reading program for all ages begins June 24 and will run through Aug. 5.

Reading logs and trivia will be available for all ages and all who complete the program will receive prizes and a gift certificate for Toadstool Bookshop. The summer activities will kick off with a concert featuring Folksoul Band on the library’s river terrace on Friday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m.

A full line-up of events is planned throughout the rest of the summer, all with an ocean theme, ranging from LEGO days, making jellyfish lanterns and sea slime, scavenger hunts, creating glitter jars and ‘flick and float’ movie nights. Family story times and Baby story times will meet weekly and the library will host an End of Summer Reading Dance Party and Celebration on Friday, Aug. 5.

Check out the Summer Reading page for full info on the events.Families may register for the Summer Reading program by visiting the library website. Families may request a copy of an ocean-themed chapter book or picture book (while supplies last), to share and read together as a family.

Registration for adults is not required but it is recommended the whole family participate with a reading log and model great reading habits.

“Reading and learning throughout the summer helps students maintain and develop their reading skills and they’re ready to learn when school returns in the fall. This is an easy fun way to keep kids in the habit of reading or build new family reading habits,” said Lisa Bearce, Head of Youth Services.

Please visit for more information on all the programs and to register for events. Registration is required for many summer programs so materials are available for all participants.

All library events are free and open to the public.

Peterborough Town Library is located at 2 Concord Street in Peterborough. For more information on this program or any of our services, please visit or call (603) 924-8040.

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