, Kingston, NH


October 25, 2012

Epping Library News

EPPING – Epping’s public Library has a new phone number. To reach the main desk, dial 734-4587. To contact the children’s room directly, use 679-5944.

Still searching for the right costume? Consider making use of Miss Tracie’s Costume Closet. The library has assembled quite an impressive collection of gently used costumes for library patrons to borrow for Halloween. Most of the costumes fall in the toddler and preschool size range, but there are also many infant costumes and the collection for ‘big kids’ grows with each donation. Residents with library accounts in good standing may borrow costumes until the ‘Halloween season’ ends. Donations of costumes in good condition will be accepted throughout the month of October.

Owls at the library? On Thurs., October 25 “Who’s Watching You? Owls of the World” invites bird lovers ages 5 and up to learn more about these amazing birds. Two talented naturalists from “Eyes on Owls” in Dunstable, MA will bring six live owls who will help teach how to identify, attract and protect owls in New England and around the world. This program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the children’s room downstairs and is made possible by a grant from the Friends of the Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library.

On Fri., October 26, the 9th annual Halloween Party for ages 2-8 and their families will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kids and their parents are encouraged to wear costumes (no masks, please) for traditional Halloween games, mess-free crafts and a ‘spooky’ scavenger hunt designed for the under 8 set. Please help by signing up in the children’s room to provide an item for the Finger Food Buffet; snacks varied enough to be dinner on this evening of Halloween fun.

With Halloween falling on a Storyhour day this year, consider it “Dress-Up Day at the library”. Preschoolers will have another opportunity to wear that special costume out in public when they come to Storyhour in disguise on Wed., October 31. Preschool storyhour is a drop-in program that meets all year ‘round on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., providing social playtime, stories, songs and crafts to children ages 2-6 and their caregivers. Check the website for a current schedule of storyhour themes and projects.

Epping’s public library is open Mon.-Fri., from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sat., 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, call 734-4587, or visit

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