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Storytimes will resume the week of Sept. 19. Check the calendar on the Library’s website for exact days and times of fall storytimes.

Children’s Programs

Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley — All Ages: Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m.

Hugh Hanley has been singing with young children for over twenty years in his work as an early childhood educator, music specialist and entertainer. His work has helped him gain an understanding of young children as developing music makers and a familiarity with the environments in which they play and learn. He draws from a wide and varied repertoire of songs, fingerplays, and music activities that are appropriate, accessible, and highly engaging. Hugh has learned all of the material he uses in his work from folk traditions, children, and their teachers and parents. Please pre-register.

Lego Club — Ages 5 and up: Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Come have fun building Lego creations with other Harvard Lego fans! Parents are encouraged to join in the fun and assist with supervision. Please see the children’s librarian for more information and to pre-register.

Summer Reading Wrap-up

Yesterday was the final day of the library’s summer reading program!

It’s been a terrific summer, with lots of great events and lots and lots of reading. Harvard children have read for more than 4,500 hours, and along the way they have collected fun prizes and also earned tickets to vote for a charity donation to Heifer International. Come visit the library in the beginning of September to find out which Heifer animal had the most votes and will be sponsored with a donation from the Friends of the Harvard Public Library.

For all of you eager readers who have read more than 30 hours and earned a book plate, come by the library starting on Tuesday, Sept. 6 to choose the library book in which the book plate will go. (Remember that you stopped counting your hours at 9 p.m. on Aug. 18.) No need to rush in on Sept. 6 to choose your bookplate book: You have until Oct. 15 to choose the book for your bookplate. Details will be posted in the Children’s Room.

Thanks to the Friends of the Harvard Public Library for their generous support of the summer programs and summer reading prizes.

And thank you to the following businesses for their donations of raffle items and other goods to the Summer Reading Program:

Baskin Robbins and Dunkin Donuts of Harvard

Cast Iron Kitchen Restaurant, Maynard

The Concord Bookshop

Dance Prism

Donelan’s Supermarket of Littleton

Fire Your Desire

The Lowell Spinners

One Stop Fun

Ralph Jordan’s

Roche Brothers Supermarkets

Sorrento’s of Harvard

Wachusett Mountain

Westward Orchards

Willow Books

Worcester Tornadoes

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