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Barrington, NH 03825

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Summer Reading Program 2017
​June 23rd – August 19th
Teens Card holders can register to take part in a fun-filled summer! Teens (going into 6th – 12th grade) are assigned reading assignments for the summer. Why not log your time, earn incentive prizes or raffle chances, including a drawing for grand prizes at the end of the summer: a $100 Amazon Gift card! We also have a wide variety of workshops, activities and programs scheduled this summer. Once you register online, download your reading booklet or stop by the library to pick one up. Visit our online calendar to sign up for any of our Summer Reading activities after our kick off program on June 23. Once you are registered you can start logging on June 23rd!
(ages 9-14)
Sign up for ONLY TWO activities at the beginning of the summer and check back after July 8 to see if there is space to sign up for additional sessions. Registration is required for all events.

July 7 @ 1 PM: Comics Worskhop with Marek Bennett
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
July 21 @ 1PM: (Ages 9+) String Art
Aug 4 @ 1PM: (Going into 6th gr+) Rube Goldberg Challenge
Aug 11 @ 4PM: (Ages 10+) Teen Video Game Tournament

Lunch and Movie at the Library
Enjoy a movie while sitting in our air-conditioned meeting room. Bring a lunch or snack and water (with screw on cap). Barrington residents & library card holders. All showings are at 1pm.
June 26 - Beauty and the Beast (PG)
July 10 - Power Rangers (PG-13)
July 24 - Spark: A Space Tail (PG)
Aug 7 - LEGO Batman (PG)

LEGO Club Summer Schedule
LEGO Club meets once a month during the summer & will be open to all ages!
LEGO Days will be June 27, July 25 and Aug 15 at 4PM. Come with a friend, family member or by yourself to enjoy build time. The weekly schedule will resume on September 12th and will revert back to being open kids in Kindergarten – 4th grade.

Wildlife Encounters - Animal Show
July 14 @ 11 AM in the Gym Sponsored by The Library and Rec Departments. Open to library families and Rec Camp members.

Summer Reading Closing Show and Ice Cream Social
August 19
- Ice Cream Social for families who participated in the Summer Program.
12pm - Jungle Jim's Minecraft Madness*! Mixing balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv! If the Kids and Teens COMBINED read more than they did last year (6,513 hours!), the top 3 readers of each age group will throw pies at Chief Walker from Barrington Fire and Rescue! Don’t forget to log your time to see if you’re a top reader!

To visualize progress through the summer, this year’s Summer Competition Mural on the wall behind the desk will be a Cityscape. As kids, teens and adults read and log their time, color coded bricks will be added to their buildings. Read and watch our mural evolve over the summer! 

Getting Ready for College
Here are some great resources for preparing for the transition to college. Scholarship databases, College reviews and rankings and more.

Goodcall.com/scholarships - Great unbiased database for grants and scholarships.

FAFSA - Free application for federal student aid for college.

Edutrek: Information on colleges, financial aid, and a search engine to match you to schools that fit your interests.

Online Colleges: A site with listings and information about online colleges and degrees.

The College Board: Get connected to your college. Find official college planning and preparation tools to help you succeed.


VIDEO GAMES....WII, PS2, PS3, X360, XBox One and WiiU..check one out today!
The library also has Music CDs...have a suggestion for a music purchase?  Send it HERE.

High School Summer Reading

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Downloadable Comics, TV Shows, Movies and Music!

A new digital service that allows the downloading/ streaming of music, movies, comic books, TV shows, documentaries, e-books, and audio books.  Made possible by generous donations from the Friends of the Barrington Library group and other local donors.

Each patron will be allowed up to 5 check outs per month as long as the monthly budget for the library hasn’t been reached.  Remember, this service is free to you as a card holder, but is a pay per use system that the library pays for.  We ask patrons to be aware and only check out what they can actually watch/listen to at any given time.
Click HERE to sign up and browse the collection
Click HERE for handy how-to guides

Wondering what new items we have for you to read? 
Click HERE to see a list of items added to the collection in the last 60 days!

Want to Get On a Reserve List for One of The New Items?
You can Log in to your account using your last name as your username and your library card as your pin number! Leave a message in the note line to deliver it to your school...we deliver once weekly on Thursdays.

The Printz Award
Check out this list of great teen reads! The library has many of these titles for you
Ask a librarian....we love to give recommendations!
Guys Read
Check out this site with lists of books that guys will love...chosen by boys for boys.  Let the sci-fi, fantasy, sports, dragon infested, scary book fest begin.  All the good stuff like ghosts, robots, and war stories are here.

Teen Reads Book Reviews
Check out reviews of the hottest new books and see what is coming out soon!
ANIMOTO video Trailers made by Teens
Teens in the March MakerSpace program experimented using Animoto software to make book/movie/game trailers.
"Into the Wild" trailer by Ted

Urban legends, rumors, and myths are they true or false, find out!