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June 13, 2013

Children's Events at SPL

SANDOWN — Don’t miss out on the fun children’s activities taking place at the Sandown Public Library this June! For more information or to sign up for programs, visit the library, give us a call at 887-3428, or check our website at www.sandownlibrary.us

Busy Bears Preschool Story Hours: Children and their caregivers are invited to Story Hour with Miss Jenn every Tuesday and Wednesday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. Miss Jenn will delight children with stories and songs and lead preschoolers in a craft to take home. Don’t miss the fun!

Hawke the Reading Dog: Put a spring in Hawke’s step by reading her a story at the library on June 5, between 4:00-5:00 p.m. Hawke is a black Lab and a well-trained therapy dog who loves to listen to a good story. Children who would like to read to Hawke can choose a picture/storybook here at the library. Please sign up for this program so Hawke will know you’re coming!

Brickbusters Lego Club (Ages 6-12): Are you a Lego lover? Do you love to design and build your own creations? Bring your imagination and join our group of builders on Sat., June 8 at 1:00 p.m. and again on Thurs., June 20 at 4:00 p.m. Each month, children will listen to a story and then go to work building their own design based on our theme, which will be the same for both sessions. Space is limited and sign-ups are required for this program.

Rockin’ Readers Book Club (Grades 5 and 6): Join our discussion of the fantasy story “The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman. A snack will follow our lively discussion.

Chess Club: All ages are welcome to Chess Club on Thurs., June 20 at 6:30 p.m. No experience is needed. Chess master Monty Cole is ready to challenge your every move and help strengthen your strategic skills.

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