Pelham Library offering a wide array of fall programs


PELHAM — The Public Library is offering a variety of programs for children and young adults this fall.

On Sept. 4, story hours will resume. There is no advance registration necessary to participate in these activities. The theme for September is “Helpers and Heroes.” This first week, Miss Debbie and the children will talk about teachers. They will discuss the job that teachers do, and also consider what teachers do when they are not in the classroom. Future story hours will focus on the police, fire and military people in our lives, and what they do to keep us safe and to teach us to be responsible citizens.

Friday mornings beginning Sept. 7 from 10 to 10:45 a.m., families with infants and toddlers are invited to the library for “Book Time with Baby.” This program is designed for the youngest library patrons and their families as a supplement to family reading at home or as an introduction to books. It is also an opportunity for young families to get together to socialize and share experiences and ideas.

Beginning this fall, there will be a new program offered twice a month on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 for children 6 and older. This program, entitled “The Children’s Library Hour,” will feature games, crafts and book sharing. Miss Debbie is looking for residents to be guests at these gatherings to share their special interests and hobbies.

If you are passionate about building model ships or cooking or scrapbooking, or soduku, or whatever, contact Miss Debbie at the library at 603-635-7581, ext. 3065. She will arrange a convenient time for you to share your knowledge and skills with the children.

Story hour dates and times:

* Preschool (ages 4, 5): Tuesday, Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m.

* Toddler (ages 2, 3): Tuesday, Wednesday, 11-11:30 a.m.

* Pajama (all ages): Sept. 24, 6-7 p.m.

* Book time with Baby (newborn-2): Friday, 10-10:45 a.m.

* Children’s Hour (6 and older): 3:30-4:30 p.m. every other Thursday starting Sept. 27.