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The children's room at the Hampton Public Library has several activities for different age groups.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  Children must be between the ages of birth and five years.  This program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children.  By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000 book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.  Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood.  Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed.  Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading. This program is sponsored by First Bank of Hampton.  Parents can register their child(ren) anytime in the children's department of the Library.  Each child participating will receive a book for every 200 books read and a t-shirt when they reach 1,000.  All books read must be from the Hampton Public Library but the same book can be read over and over depending on the child.

Summer Reading 2017:  Is over for the year!  Thanks to everyone who participated! 

Storytime sessionsStorytime will begin Tuesday, October 3rd @ 6:30 p.m.  and repeat Wednesday, October 4th @ 10:30 a.m. Storytime is for preschoolers through Kindergarten.  It is recommended that children are at least 3 years of age to join this group. Storytime ends on Wednesday, December 6th.

Toddlertime sessions: Toddlertime will begin Tuesday, October 3rd @ 6:30 p.m. and repeat Wednesday mornings @ 10:30 a.m.  Toddlertime is for children age 18 months through 3 years of age. Toddlertime runs in conjunction with Storytime and will meet upstairs. Parents of toddlers are asked to sit with their child and are encouraged to participate with them.

Tween (3rd, 4th, 5th grade) Book Club will begin Wednesday, October 4th from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  You must register to attend.  The book being read is "Wonder" by Raquel Palacio.  Wonder is a book about a boy who is bullied because of the way he looks.  It is a heartwarming story that is being made into a movie that open November 2017!  Children who are in the group will receive Windsor Bucks so hopefully they can attend the movie.




 The new historical desk refinished and placed in the children's department.