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Summer Reading Program

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Imagine Your Story
This year's summer theme is all about fairy tales, folk tales, and even your own family story.

2020 Summer Reading Programs at
Durham, Lee, and Madbury Public Libraries


Kick-off Event:

  • Science Tellers Zoom Party -6/25 @ 10:30

Special Joint Events:

  • Wildlife Encounters -7/9 @ 10:30
  • Marine Mammal Rescue with Seacoast Science Center- 7/15 @ 10:30 or 11:30
  • Chain Reactions (Rube Goldberg Machines)- 7/23 @ 10:30

Virtual Story Times:

  • Madbury- Mondays @ 10:30
  • Durham- Tuesdays @ 10:30
  • Lee- Wednesdays @ 10:30

Finale Event:

  •  Simon Brooks  7/31 @ 10:30

Summer reading is going to look different this year. Instead of in-person programs, we’re going virtual! Check out the library websites for more information about how to participate in our programs this year.

Programs will be presented using Zoom. To ensure security and safety using this platform, registration is required for all virtual events. Once you have registered, a link will be sent to you to access the program.  Visit to register! Event registration begins 6/15.

Durham Public Library    868-6699

Lee Public Library    659-2626

Madbury Public Library    743-1400

Online Summer Reading Registration

Participate from home using ReadSquared!

Online Book logging

This summer you will have the option of logging books online! Go to: and click on REGISTER to create an account. You can also downoad the app from the app store on your device. You are able to register just yourself, or children as well under a single account. Follow the onscreen prompts to create your account. Once created you will be able to log books and accumulate points. Parents can log books for their children by selecting their name from the drop down menu on the left hand side. To add a title, simply click on the “log reading” button. You can earn digital badges for every 100 points you accumulate! For kids for every 100 points earned, they earn a brag tag! (1 per week). Kids can also earn points by attending virtual story time or other events and entering the “secret code”! If you have any questions about online book logging, please email or see Miss Kayla.


The state-wide READsquared subscription for New Hampshire public libraries is funded by the FY20 IMLS CARES Act grant, through the New Hampshire State Library.

Summer Reading Kick-off- Science Tellers Zoom Party!

Thursday, June 25th at 10:30AM

Join us for our Summer Reading Kick-off with Science Tellers! Registration is required. Visit to register. 


 Long, long ago, two kids go on a daring adventure to find a dragon and save the kingdom   from the Ice Sorceress! When things don’t go as planned, however, they must turn to   themselves (and to science!) for the answer. A fun fantasy adventure with dry ice effects!

Story Time!

Zoom into story time Mondays at 10:30

Join Miss Kayla for Zoom Story Time every Monday from June 22 - July 27! Email to get the Zoom link.

Wild Life Encounters on Zoom

Thursday, July 9 at 10:30AM

Join us for our annual WildLife Encounters Program Thursday, Jul 9 at 10:30AM!  Registration is required. Visit to register. 

Marine Mammal Rescue with Seacoast Science Center

Wednesday, July 15 at 10:30 OR 11:30

Learn about the Seacoast Science Center's Marine Mammal Rescue program! Registration is required. Visit to register. Space is limited, please only register for one session, 

Chain Reactions & Rube Goldberg Machines

Thursday, July 23 at 10:30AM

Make and showcase your own Rube Goldberg Machines using materials found around the house! Registration is required. Visit to register for this event.

Summer Reading Finale- Stories with Simon Brooks

Friday, July 31 at 10:30AM

It's our last program of the summer! Join us to listen to story teller Simon Brooks! Registration is required. Visit to register for this event.


Virtual Story Times
Monday & Friday at 6:00PM
Check out our Facebook Page Monday and Friday at 6:00PM for a new story time with Miss Kayla! 



Sensory Saturday & Science Saturday
Saturdays at 9:00AM
Visit our Facebook Page Saturdays at 9:00AM for a new
sensory activity, or science experiment video to try at home!