This will be an exciting summer of reading and science at the Chesterfield Library! Check out our event schedule below. Fizz, Boom, Read! programs are held on Monday mornings at 10:30 AM and are typically geared toward kids entering 1st through 6th grade. Younger children are invited to participate in their own preschool story time and activities held at the same time. Even if you can’t join us for the Monday morning events, you can still come to the library to sign up for the summer reading challenges. All participants will be eligible to receive special prizes, certificates, and awards! Sign up begins 6/16.
July 7th: Mad Science, 10:30 AM, “Dry Ice-Capades”
Join us for an hour with the always entertaining and interactive mad scientists of Mad Science! Children will understand the concept of matter in its three states through visual and tactile experiences. They will learn both how and why matter changes between the different states and develop a good understanding of matter’s elementary physical principles. Dry ice–the star of the show–used in a series of tests under the guidance of the instructor, explores the properties of matter at extreme temperatures.
July 14th: The Science of Sound, 10:30 AM
Learn how musical tones are produced with Hunt and Allison Aldrich Smith. Music is sound! Through demonstration and participation, illustrate the concepts of sound waves, frequency, pitch, timbre, and volume using musical instruments and ordinary household items.
“Allison Aldrich Smith and Hunt Smith are multi-talented musicians. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, accordion, concertina, songs, stories, dances, and unexpected participatory musical experiences are just part of their musical programming.”
Funding for this Kids, Books and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Bryne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
July 21st: Habitat Hike to Bee Tree Farm, 10:30 AM
We’ll start at the library for a brief talk about the types of animal homes we might see around our area. Then, we’ll look for animal homes along our short walk to Bee Tree Farm, where we will learn about beekeeping!
July 28th: Hands-On Science Day, 10:30 AM
Let’s try some experiments that fizz, bang, and BOOM! Can you stick a needle through a balloon without popping it? What happens when you mix corn starch and water? What IS that smell?
August 4th: CSI: The Science of Forensics with the Chesterfield Police Department, 10:30 AM
Officer Chickering will be joining us to talk about the Science of Crime Scene Investigation!
August 11th: Final Party/Make Ice Cream, 10:30 AM
Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a bang! We’ll make an icy treat and have lots of other goodies. Certificates! Prizes! Games!