, Kingston, NH


January 16, 2014

Reading Programs at Gale

NEWTON —“Reading Is “Snow” Much Fun” is our winter reading program’s theme now through March 2 at the Gale Library in Newton. Children list each book they read on a reading log. When they reach their goal, they can choose prizes and new books from the treasure box. All readers receive a free book bag and are entered into the program’s end raffle for gift certificates and puzzles. There will be drop-in crafts to make, and word puzzles, mazes, and games to take home or do in the library. Come to the Gale Library, find some good books and get started!

Teens and Adults - “Chill Out and Read”! Join the Winter Read Program, just register, read, and take a chance in our weekly prize contests.

Weekly Storyhours continue each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Hear about What Animals Do in Winter and Mittens in story and song followed by an easy craft. From toddlers to School age, everyone has a fun time.

Like to do picture puzzle? The Library has a Puzzle Swap Box, bring a puzzle and swap for a new one. Puzzles are available for all ages.

“Take Your Child to the Library Day!” will be Sat., February 1, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Come visit the children’s room, get a free library card or replacement card, return books fine-free that day. Use your card and earn raffle tickets for a prize. Go on a scavenger hunt, make a valentine bracelet, and earn raffle chances and prizes. Join us for a fun day!

Join your friends for Game Nites on Wed., January 22, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Play games and activities on Wii as well as board or card games.

Cribbage for adults and teens meet each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Our Valentine Candy Contest will begin soon so visit the Children’s Room and make your best guess of candy hearts. You could be the next winner of them all.

For more details, call the Gale Library at 382-4691.

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