Oceans of Fun summer reads can be a seachange for young minds

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There is a guessing jar at the Main Desk where patrons can enter a guess of how many taffies are in the jar. Entries will be pulled the last day of the Summer Reading Program, July 29 (Courtesy)

The Children's Room is all-in for the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program! Stop by and enjoy the displays created by the super talented Children's Room staff. And don't forget to stop by the Main Desk for summer themed surprises, the Teen Room decorated for undersea fun, and the Reference floor with an ocean themed community puzzle!
Main Desk Summer Fun
Guessing Game: How many of you have enjoyed a beach day and brought home saltwater taffy to enjoy? Visit the library and you might not need to go to the beach. There is a guessing jar at the Main Desk where patrons can enter a guess of how many taffies are in the jar. The first entry pulled that is the closest guess will win the taffies and the jar. Entries will be pulled the last day of the Summer Reading Program, July 29.

Golden Ticket: We have a special surprise for our Beach Book readers! Hidden inside some of the books is a Golden Ticket that will win the reader a free copy of The Heart of the Deal by Lindsay Macmillan. We are giving away 11 of these books to the lucky patrons that happen to check out books with a Golden Ticket. And remember, beach reads are enjoyable even without a surprise inside!
Adult Summer Reading Program
Our Adult Summer Reading Program has begun and will end on July 29. Participants must register on the Beanstack website or download the app. You can read anything and everything. Just remember to log your minutes to receive raffle tickets.
The adult prizes are: a Kindlefire, a Book Lover's Package (with reading light, a coffee mug, and a book couch), a Birdwatching Kit (with binoculars, bird book, bird watching journal), a Beach Day package (with beach bag, a beach read, sunscreen, a towel, and a tumbler), one round of golf for two people at Nippo Lake, one round of golf for two people at the Rochester Country Club, and an Airfryer (with airfryer cookbook).
For more details, please visit and click the tab under Adult to view "Adult Summer Reading".
Beanstack Logging: We will use Beanstack again for logging minutes read. Register on the website or download the Beanstack App on the Play or App store. Log what you read and be eligible to win prizes. The program will run for 7 weeks, ending Friday, July 29. All children aged 2 and up are welcome regardless of their reading abilities or any other limitations. If you have any questions, please ask us.
Learn Beanstack: If you missed our intro class, but still want to learn how to use Beanstack, feel free to call and make an individual tech-help appointment for another time. Call the Main Desk at 603-332-1428 ext. 2 or email
Teen Summer Reading Program
It's not just children and grownups that can enjoy a summer reading program. Teens can log all their reading and win prizes too! Register on the Beanstack website or download the app. Log your reading on Beanstack to earn badges. You can read anything and everything, just remember to log your minutes to receive prizes. Read to yourself, aloud to someone else, or listen to an audiobook! You can also write a book review to earn some candy. Read at least 2 hours per week to win a small prize & one entry toward the end of program raffle. Earn a *BONUS* raffle ticket for every 2 additional hours of reading. The more you read, the greater your chances of winning! Good luck and happy reading!

Children's Room
The Children's Room SRP is in full swing now so it's time to start logging your reading! We also want to thank the East Rochester School reading team for organizing school-wide assemblies at each of the elementary schools, encouraging the students to participate in the summer reading program. @HRCU & @RochesterNHRotary co-sponsored the events and gave books to all 1st & 2nd grade students. Christina, Sergeant Benjamin & Officer Kimbrough @rochesternhpolicedepartment joined in on the fun at ERS!

Outdoor Play Table
The play cart will be in the garden on Tuesdays and Fridays (weather permitting) from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. and will contain a rotating variety of nature and STEM supplies, loose parts and miscellaneous items, household goods, as well as large motor skill items. Families are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and use the garden, sidewalk, and back lawn for play space. Although the staff cannot be outside at all times, we are available to answer questions.
Take it and Make it Crafts: Paper Roll Octopus: Monday, June 27 /
Rainbow Weaving Fish: Thursday, July 7 / Plate Crab: Tuesday, July 19
*Children 2 & up can drop by anytime between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Older children may attend independently, but younger children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.
RPL Animated Recommendations
Main Desk Librarian (and syndicated cartoonist) Stephanie and Main Desk Librarian, Karyl, have created a series of weekly animated videos recommending book, DVD and other titles available at the Library and featuring all new summer themed animations. Check them out on our website, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Tech Help
Having problems with a new smartphone or tablet? Want help setting up Libby or hoopla so you can read or listen to free ebooks and audiobooks? Emerging Technology Specialist, Jessica, is here to help you if you need it! Give us a call to make an appointment at 603-332-1428 or
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