Children’s Summer Program: Odds Bodkin & Kona Ice

July 19, 2018

Summer is here!

Head down to the New Ipswich Library for some live entertainment. Our Children’s Summer Program for 2018 is

Odds Bodkin’s LIBRARIES ROCK!

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Thursday, August 9th, 2:00pm

New Ipswich Library

Three great stories, three great sing-alongs! A mix of pure imagination, fun and music for the whole family!

Kids and parents will blast it out when Odds Bodkin invites them to learn simple, catchy songs and really SING as part of these three great stories.

*Kaddo, the People are Hungry! A Singalong Story from Africa

*The Rock ‘n’ Roll Three Little Pigs: A Singalong Story from Mother Goose

*Finn MacCool and the Big Man: A Singalong Story from Ireland

With a pulsing beat on African thumb piano, first Odds tells Kaddo, the People Are Hungry, a Togo folktale from West Africa. The audience learns to sing the refrain, add harmonies and make rhythms as he tells this story of hunger and sharing. Odds invites the audience to add in creative rhythms with claps, finger snapping, and harmonies if they like.

Next, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Three Little Pigs arrives with a steady rock beat to start it off.  It’s bluesy, fast, and funny. And it just gets funnier as the audience sings, “Let me in! Let me in! Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!” and “Oh, why not?”. This is Odds’ much-beloved and irreverent version of this Old Mother Goose tale, performed with some of his best riffs on 6-string guitar.

The show ends with Finn MacCool and the Big Man. A tale of cleverness and some genuine female heroics, it features the hilarious voices of a giant, a dog, Oona and Finn, and their houseguest, big and hairy Gal. All with a fabulous driving rhythm on 12-string guitar and a refrain we all sing together: “Hoy that hurts!”

After they experience this lively storytelling show, kids will leave motivated to use their imaginations even more. Odds reminds them that the best way to do it is summer reading, and staying away from the “summer slide.”

This event is free and is sponsored by the Stearns-Burton Lecture Committee.

At the end of the show, the Kona Ice truck from Kona Ice of NH will be parked outside the Library. Bring some money to enjoy a cold treat and you can help support the Library – if Kona Ice makes enough in sales, they will donate part of their profits to the Library!

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6th Annual Small Business Saturday Vendor Shopping Event

October 26, 2017

Support Your Library at

The New Ipswich Library’s 6th Annual

Small Business

Saturday

Shopping Bazaar

Saturday, November 25th, 9:30-1:30

Jamberry, LuLaRoe, Avon, Scentsy, Usborne Books, 31 Gifts, POSH, Arbonne

We’ll have lots of raffles, too!

 Win one of two Kindle Fires and Amazon gift cards, handmade earrings, a handmade scarf, a free oil change, plus more, or one of many gift cards to local businesses!

We will also be selling our New Ipswich Library t-shirts and tote bags.

Don’t miss it!

And of course we’ll have plenty of goodies to eat while you browse.

Proceeds Go to your Library!

All money raised will fund future library technology.

Stop by to get started on your holiday shopping and support your New Ipswich Library at the same time!

 


Raffle for VIP Pass to Jaffrey’s Festival of Fireworks

July 11, 2017
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Thanks to Atlas Fireworks, the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, Jaffrey Air Field, and Silver Ranch, the New Ipswich Library has a VIP pass for Jaffrey’s Festival of Fireworks to raffle off!
 
The Festival of Fireworks will take place on the evening of August 19, 2017. The VIP pass is worth $175, and it covers all occupants of the vehicle, priority seating, and exiting. All VIP passes enter through the East gate.
 
You can purchase 1 ticket for $5 or 3 tickets for $10.
 
Tickets can be purchased at the library during regular business hours and during special events/programs. You can also purchase tickets from our board members: Debbie Phillips, Dawn Ronayne, Michelle Pelletier, Allen Howard, Earl Somero, Jonn Kutyla, Barbara Graham, and Nichole Talbot.
 
The winner will be drawn on August 11 at 12pm at the Library. You do not need to be present to win.
 
All money raised through this raffle will help to fund the New Ipswich Library and its programs. Thank you for your support!

Children’s Summer Program: Dan’s Balloons & Kona Ice

June 30, 2017

Summer is here!

Head down to the New Ipswich Library for some live entertainment. Our Children’s Summer Program for 2017 is

Dan’s Balloons Live!

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Tuesday, August 15th, 1:30pm

New Ipswich Library

Dan‘s Balloons Live! is a 45 minute adventure meandering through balloons, magic, imagination, and silliness.  It’s a very interactive show that involves anywhere from 10-15 kids from the audience.  It even has a moving, talking balloon robot! This year, Dan has some really great tricks to go along with the build-a-better-world theme.

Dan Staples is an award-winning balloon artist and entertainer based out of Nashua, NH.  Dan has been a balloon artist for 3 years, twisting at corporate events, birthday parties, baby showers, and holiday events.  Dan’s Balloons was created as a place to share fun artwork with people who need a smile.

This event is free, but a donation for the St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville is always appreciated.

At the end of the show, the Kona Ice truck from Kona Ice of NH will be parked outside the Library. Bring some money to enjoy a cold treat and you can help support the Library – if Kona Ice makes enough in sales, they will donate part of their profits to the Library!


Small Business Saturday Event!

November 9, 2016

Support Your Library at

The New Ipswich Library’s 5th Annual

Small Business Saturday Vendor Shopping Bazaar!

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Saturday, November 26th, 9:30-1:30

Vendors representing 31 Gifts, Jamberry, LuLaRoe, Scentsy, Tupperware, Arbonne, and Usborne Children’s Books will be at the Library to give you a jump start on your holiday shopping.

Our super-fun and popular Raffles will be back again this year, too!

We’ll have a Kindle Fire and Amazon gift card to raffle off, plus a scarf handmade by Renee Blanchette, jewelry handmade by Beth Dunn-Somero, alpaca socks from Sleeping Monk Farm, a dozen cupcakes from Wildflowers, a paint sprayer kit donated by Tractor Supply, two baskets from Peterboro Basket Co., gift certificates to Be Fit Gym, Lauren Somero Photography, Daffodils, WalMart, Sandwich Master, Short Stop, Storybook Farm, Peterborough Camera, Jen Buttrick at Structures Salon, House By the Side of the Road, and more to come!

We will be selling our new New Ipswich Library mugs, t shirts, and tote bags, too. 

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We’ll also have plenty of home-baked goodies and coffee to enjoy while you browse. Don’t miss it!

Proceeds go right back to the Library. All money raised will help to fund future library technology.

Stop by to get started on your holiday shopping and support your New Ipswich Library at the same time!


4th Annual Small Business Saturday Vendor Shopping Bazaar!

November 5, 2015

Support Your Library at

The New Ipswich Library’s 4th Annual

Small Business Saturday Vendor Shopping Bazaar!

Library Image for Thank You Cards

Saturday, November 28th, 9:30-1:30

Vendors representing Avon, 31 Gifts, Scentsy, Tupperware, Usborne Children’s Books, Vantel Pearls, Pampered Chef, Ava Anderson and Jamberry will be at the Library to give you a jump start on your holiday shopping.

New this year, we will have several Raffles and a Silent Auction!

You’ll have a chance to win a Kindle Fire, a library tote bag of books, a Luv Me Knots blanket, a painting by a local artist, photos by local photographers, and an autographed book. We’ll have gift cards to local businesses, including Hoppy’s, Pizza Haven, Marcus P’s, Toadstool, Daffodils, House By the Side of the Road, and more to come.

We will be selling our new New Ipswich Library mugs, t shirts and tote bags, too. Don’t miss it!

New Ipswich Library MugWe’ll have plenty of home-baked goodies and coffee to enjoy while you browse.

Proceeds go to the Library! All money raised will fund future library technology.

Stop by to get started on your holiday shopping and support your New Ipswich Library at the same time!