Summer Reading Program 2017- Kick Off Event

It’s that time of the year again! Hill Library will begin it’s annual Summer Reading Program on Saturday, June 24th with the fun program of “Reptiles on the Move!” The program will start at 12:30 so arrive early to sign up, start checking out your books, and get a good seat to enjoy the show!

You’ll meet all sorts of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and even alligators! This interactive, hands-on presentation is suitable for almost any audience, children to adults.

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program beings Monday, June 19th. You can sign up your child for the SRP, pick a goal of number of books read or hours total, learn more about our weekly events, and sign up for other programs we will be having.

New to Collection for June 2017

New to Collection, June 2017

to reserve:

Adult Fiction

The Illegal Gardener (Greek Village), by Sara Alexi

Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins

The Splendour Falls, by Susanna Kearsley

The Winter Sea, by Susanna Kearsley

Ginny Moon, by Benjamin Ludwig

16th Seduction, by James Patterson

Golden Prey, by John Sandford

The Best of Adam Sharp, by Graeme Simsion

Anything is Possible: A Novel, by Elizabeth Strout

Last Valkyrie by Jeremy Robinson

Adult Nonfiction

The Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel

Understanding Suicide, by Connie Goldsmith

Confessions of a Domestic Failure, by Bunmi Laditan

The American Spirit, by David McCullough

Gulp, by Mary Roach

On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century, by Timothy Snyder

The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben

Young Adult Fiction

I Text Dead People by Rose Cooper

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story, by Melissa de la Cruz

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses), by Sarah J. Maas

The Crown’s Fate (Crown’s Game), by Evelyn Skye

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Children’s Fiction

Fly Guy 7 book collection, by Tedd Arnold

Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever., by Betsy Bird

Teddy Mars #2: Almost a Winner, by Molly B. Burnham

Prisoner of Ice and Snow, by Ruth Lauren

The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy, by Rick Riordan

Anywhere Farm by Phyllis Root

Smile, by Raina Telgemeier

Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Wolk

Spring for Sophie by Yael Werber

Children’s Nonfiction

The Curious Kid’s Science Book, by Asia Citro

A Little Bit of Dirt, by Asia Citro

Tinkerlab, by Rachelle Doorley

Children’s Books

Iggy Peck, Architect, by Andrea Beaty

I Love Mom with the Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle


Girl on the Train with Emily Blunt

Lion with Dev Patel

Summer Reading Program theme: ‘Build a Better World’

This year’s Summer Reading Program focus: ‘Build a Better World’

In New Hampshire, summertime means cookouts, beach days, hikes – and reading. Each year, New Hampshire librarians encourage readers of all ages to include reading as part of their activities, and this year’s summer reading theme, “Build a Better World,” will focus on a wide range of ways to make things a little brighter at home, in our communities and even for the world at large.

While “Build a Better World” might at first seem limited to construction, public librarians from across New Hampshire will broaden the “better world” concept by offering a wide range of programming that ties in with their collections. Gardening, fitness, nature study, biographies of people who have made positive impacts and – of course – construction and “Do It Yourself” projects are just some of the topics to be explored.

As part of the program, performers from the State Library’s “Kids, Books and the Arts” roster will hold special events at libraries statewide throughout the summer.

Patrons of all ages are invited to discover the books, magazines, movies and more that are available at their public library and that can help them learn ways to “Build a Better World.” Many libraries will offer incentives based on the number of books a patron reads during the summer months or on how much time they spend reading. Participants may choose to read whichever books they want, including those not related to this year’s theme.

The importance of summer reading has been known for more than a century. Students who read at least six books during the summer have been found to maintain or improve their reading skills, while those who do not read during the summer can lose a full grade level.

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New to Collection for May 2017

May 2017: New to Collection

Adult Fiction

Beartown: A Novel, by Fredrik Backman

The Black Book, by James Patterson

Glory Over Everything, by Kathleen Grissom

If Not for You, by Debbie Macomber

Vicious Circle, by C. J. Box

The Women in the Castle: A Novel, by Jessica Shattuck

 Adult Nonfiction

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents, by Reid Wilson

The Story of Your Life, by Matthew West


The Bone Season: A Novel, by Samantha Shannon

Flesh &Bone (Rot & Ruin), by Jonathan Maberry

Rot & Ruin, by Jonathan Maberry

Strange the Dreamer, by the Laini Taylor

UnWholly (Unwind Dystology), by Neal Shusterman

Unwind (Unwind Dystology), by Neal Shusterman

You’re Welcome, Universe, by Whitney Gardner

 Junior Fiction

Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure, by Brandon Mull

Junie B. Jones is a Beauty Shop Guy, by Barbara Park

Teddy Mars #2: Almost a Winner, by Molly B. Burnham

 Children’s Books

Fly Guy, by Ted Arnold – Entire Series (great early reader/gfp)

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, by Drew Daywalt

We’re All Wonders, by R. J. Palacio

Goodnight, Numbers, by Danica McKellar


Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, by Anne Lamott

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See

Until the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead, by Sean Thomas Russell


Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, starring Ben Barnes

Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Grantchester (Masterpiece Mystery), from the BBC

Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson

La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling

Moana, starring Auli’i Cravalho

Moonlight, starring Naomie Harris

The Salesman, starring Shahab Hosseini

Pete’s Dragon, starring Bryce Dallas Howard

Tanna, starring Mungau Dain

Toni Erdmann, starring Peter Simonschek


*Also: Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750R Student Electronics Training Program! Come check it out!

New Hampshire Download: UPDATE

UPDATE 5/11/2017 Overdrive has removed the PIN , and we will update you as we work through the problem. You may use NHDL as usual until further notice.

Thank you for your patience!


5/10/2017: We understand that currently New Hampshire Download is not working for patrons. We have added a pin(which prompts you with what your pin is) but communication between New Hampshire Download Overdrive and our computer system is not working.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience. This should only affect patrons when you try to checkout a new item from NH Download.

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