Tuesday July 17th at 10:30am//
Meet us at Shieling Forest for a family-oriented exploration of the nature and history of our very own state forest! We’ll discover evidence of glaciers and use our senses to learn about the trees, native plants, birds, and other wildlife that call our forest home. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after!
Shieling State Forest is cared for by numerous conservation organizations, including NH Division of Forest and Lands and the Society for the Protection of NH Forests. In 1980, Elizabeth Yates McGreal donated the land and buildings into a trust, with monies encumbered towards its care.
Mrs McGreal is a noted author who wrote many biographies geared toward youth, including the iconic Amos Fortune, Free Man, about a former slave who came to live in Jaffrey, NH in the early 1700’s.
The walk will be led by Jocelyn Duffy, a University of New Hampshire Coverts volunteer, who loves almost any excuse to spend time outside enjoying the natural world. She works as a naturalist for the Harris Center for Conservation Education and NH Audubon.
What’s Summer Reading all about?
Summer Reading prevents the summer slide in learning for people of all ages. It helps kids, parents, and adults stay engaged with their goals by focusing on reading as a community!
When: Starting June 25th and running for 6 weeks.
Register: Sign up at the library and receive your snazzy
challenge sheet, a book coupon to the Kyes-Sage Used Bookshop, and a cool journal!
How: Complete the challenge by reading 10 hours over the summer*!
Finish your reading chart and submit it to receive a free book.
Adults can choose between a book or a $5 coupon to Toadstool.
Kids get to pick out a free book at the Ice Cream Social!
*Participants may read to themselves, to someone else or listen to books.
Be a Super Reader! For every extra three hours that you read, your name will be
entered in a drawing for a $25 coupon to the Toadstool Bookstore.
All are invited to the End of Summer Reading Celebration and Ice Cream Social on August 3rd at 6 pm.
Join us to celebrate your success and receive your prizes!