Books Alive!

Fun opportunities with book characters

Cookiemouse

Books Alive is back for in-person storytimes!

Our Books Alive program features several visits per year by beloved children's book characters. At each event, there are stories read aloud, literacy activities, fun crafts and of course, periodic appearances by the characters. Kids are welcome to share a hug with each character and pose for photos.

All activities are included in standard paid admission. Masks are still required for everyone over the age of 24 months, regardless of vaccination status. Online reservations and pre-paying admission is required.

Cookie Mouse

Special Members Only Meet & Greet with Cookie Mouse!
Saturday, September 25, 8-9am

Children's Museum of New Hampshire Members are invited to this special Meet & Greet with a costumed Cookie Mouse character, one hour before the museum even opens to the public. Available to all levels of CMNH Members, we just ask that you reserve your spots online, and present your ticket and Member Card when you arrive.

Friday, September 24, 10am
Join the morning Play Session (9am-Noon) to meet Cookie Mouse and hear a story!
Reserve/pre-pay online here
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Friday, September 24, 2pm
Join the afternoon Play Session (1-4pm) to meet Cookie Mouse and hear a story!
Reserve/pre-pay online here
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Saturday, September 25, 10am
Join the morning Play Session (9am-Noon) to meet Cookie Mouse and hear a story!
Reserve/pre-pay online here
>>

Saturday, September 25, 2pm
Join the afternoon Play Session (1-4pm) to meet Cookie Mouse and hear a story!
Reserve/pre-pay online here
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Last year, our beloved children's book characters couldn't visit the museum in person, so we recorded storytimes and museum staff lead us in crafts related to the books and characters. Those videos can be found here, on Facebook, or on our YouTube channel!

Thank you to our sponsors Eastern Bank and Kennebunk Savings

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Kennebunk

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Check back here, Facebook, or YouTube for more video storytimes and fun crafts!


Story Explorers

Story Explorers is a sponsored literacy program that the Children's Museum of New Hampshire brings virtually to Head Start centers in Strafford and Rockingham county. This free programs brings videos of storybook characters (same as Books Alive) to each center 3 times a year. Videos show Museum Educators reading stories alongside the characters and engaging children in book related activities. Each child receive a family of four free pass to visit the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, information about our EBT program and a free book at the end of the program. The program is a spin off of Books Alive and is sponsored by Eastern Bank.

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