Summer Reading Theme 2019: A Universe of Stories!


The Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library has an annual Summer Reading program to keep kids and teens reading through the summer months. The program is filled with fun events and programs as well as a challenge to read as much as possible in order to earn prizes.

The prize room is now open! This year we have lots of fun games, crafts and toys, plus passes to various parks and museums. The prize room will remain open until August 31st.

We’d like to thank all of the local businesses who donated passes to be used as prizes: Canobie Lake Park, Captain’s Cove Adventure Golf, Candia Springs Adventure Park, Santa’s Village, Children’s Museum in Dover, Seacoast Science Center, Harvard Museum of Natural History, York’s Wild Kingdom, Peabody Essex Museum, Funspot, the USS Albacore, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. We’d like to give an extra thanks to the Beach Plum who donated over $500 in gift certificates and the New England Dragway who provided “Jet Cars Under the Stars” tickets and special VIP treatment to participants! These incentives really get kids excited about reading and the library is so grateful to have such a supportive community.

Here are some of last year’s readers at the New England Dragway’s “Jet Cars Under the Stars”: