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Children’s Book Week at Corner Library

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Corner Library is preparing for Children's Book Week, the national celebration of books and reading for youth runs that runs from May 11-17. 

In 1913, Franklin Matthiews, the librarian of the Boy Scouts of America began touring the country to promote higher standards in children's books. He proposed creating a Children's Book Week in the belief that children's books and literacy are life changers. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country.

Children vote for their favorite book of the year from January to May. Last year over 900,000 kids voted these books their favorite books for 2013!

Last year grades K-2 voted for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet by Robin Preiss and  Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta; grades 3 and 4 voted for Bad Kitty For President by Nick Bruel, and grades 5-6 voted for  Dork Diaries #4 – Tales From a Not So Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Russell and Diary of Wimpy Kid #7: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney. The general teenage group voted for The Fault of Our Stars by John Green.

The Gilmanton Corner Library is now open for summer hours. For more information or to reserve/request a book call 267-6200.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:28

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Alton Rep. to address Sanbornton Work Force Housing Amendment

SANBORNTON — There will be a special meeting for residents of the town of Sanbornton on Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m. at the Public Library to discuss the amendments to the zoning ordinances regarding Work Force Housing.

State Representative Jane Cormier of Alton, which in March adopted a zoning amendment approving workforce housing in that community, and others who are opposed to the amendment, will be sharing their experiences with the Work Force Housing law in New Hampshire.

For more information contact Hal or Peggy Graham at 286-3506 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:23

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050514 Gilford Friends of Football annual meeting on Monday

LACONIA — The Friends of Gilford Football organization will hold its annual meeting on Monday, May 12. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place in the conference room at Irwin Automotive Group, located at 59 Bisson Avenue in Laconia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:21

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New Hampton School staging production of ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton School Performing Arts Department will be staging its third production of the academic year next month. A talented cast will present a public performance of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" on Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in McEvoy Theater.

Director Joe Sampson is working with the cast to create a dynamic production which celebrates some of the most endearing characters of the 20th century, as the musical is based off of the comic strip "The Peanuts" by Charles Schultz.

"It's an average day in the life of Charlie Brown and all of his beloved Peanuts pals," says Sampson, who is in his eighth year leading the Performing Arts Department. "You'll see Charlie and his sister Sally, Lucy and Linus Van Pelt, Beethoven-obsessed Schroeder, and lovable Snoopy. The laughs are frequent, the songs are memorable and a good time will be had by all."

Sampson and company have embraced an incredibly diverse number of plays and musicals in his time, ranging from the dramatic to the comedic. In "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," Sampson has identified a musical that will certainly bring generations together.

"Everyone in our cast, as well as their parents, grew up with these iconic characters," Sampson says. "This show is full of great songs and hilarious vignettes that our students can really relate to. They're having so much fun working through this script and so am I!"

The cast includes Otto Lanzavecchia '14 as Charlie Brown, Jill Adams as Sally, Kes Baker as Lucy, Torre Davy as Linus, Adam Messinger as Schroeder, and Ria Hardcastle Snoopy. Director of Music Kyle Masterson is the music director, and Meredith Brown is the technical director.

Ticket prices are a suggested donation of $15 for adults, $10 for students and $5 for seniors. New Hampton residents will be admitted free to this performance with a vaild ID showing a New Hampton address. No one will be turned away for the inability to pay.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 10:34

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