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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:  Build a Better World begins Tuesday, May 30th and is for everyone from birth through highschool!

Storytime sessionsStorytime will begin May 30th.  Storytime will start Tuesday, May 30th at 7:00 p.m. and repeat Wednesday, May 31st at 10:30 a.m. In the summer, Storytime is for preschoolers through 2nd grade.  It is recommended that children are at least 3 years of age to join this group. Storytime ends on Wednesday, July 12th @ 10:30 a.m.

Toddlertime sessions: Toddlertime will begin Tuesday, May 30th.  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.

Lego Club - will begin Tuesday, June 13th and finish July 11th and is already full.  The program will be offered again this Fall for children going into 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade.  Watch for the fall newsletter or follow the Library on Facebook.




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