Family Literacy Month focuses on special activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy. This November, the museum features:
Special guests visits to talk about their books (see below)
A Books Alive program featuring a costumed Llama Llama storybook character
Free book giveaway starting the first week and going till supplies last (one book per family)
A literacy based scavenger hunt throughout the museum
Tips for caregivers to integrate pre-literacy skills into play time at home
Our regular Baby Storytime and Toddler Tinker Time programs with special sensory bins, games, songs and activities that target literacy skills!
Please remember that ALL special Family Literacy Month activities and programs are included with museum admission (and free for Members), and the only thing you need to to participate, is reserve spots in the museum's morning or afternoon play sessions that correspond to the date of the program you want to join!
Book Reading and Art Demonstration with Illustrator Vita Lane and Author Anna Crowley
Saturday, November 5 at 10am >>
Join artist Vita Lane, whose artwork is currently featured in CMNH’s Gallery 6 “Step Into a Story” art exhibition, and author Anna Crowley for a book reading of their book “Chowder Rules: The True Story of an Epic Food Fight”, and a demonstration of how the art for the book was created. Water Street Bookstore will be on hand to sell copies of Chowder Rules! Gallery 6 is sponsored by Bank of America, The Fuller Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, Abbie F. Moseley Charitable Trust, and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. The fun is included with museum admission.
Meet an Illustrator: Karel Hayes
Saturday, November 19 at 10:30am >>
Visit the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire on Saturday, November 19th to meet Illustrator Karel Hayes, who has some of her creations included in the museum’s Gallery 6 art exhibition “Step Into A Story: Art by New England Illustrators”. Karel will be signing copies of some of the books she has illustrated. Gallery 6 is sponsored by Bank of America, The Fuller Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, Abbie F. Moseley Charitable Trust, and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. The fun is included with museum admission.
Author Visit: Eileen Doyon reads “Lucky”
Sunday, November 6, 10-10:30am >>
Eileen Doyon will be visiting the museum and reading her book Lucky - Little Guy, Big Mission. Lucky is the true story of how Christy, an Army Veteran, and her service dog, Moxie, took a puppy named Lucky into their home. Moxie teaches Lucky that he can do things like other puppies can, he just has to figure out his own way. The story is about anti-bullying, and that being different is ok, and to never, never give up! Eileen will read the story, lead a drawing activity, and answer questions about the story. Want to join in? Simply reserve spots in the museum’s morning play session (9am-Noon) on Sunday, November 6 - it’s included with museum admission, and as always, free for Members! The performing arts series at CMNH is sponsored by The Fuller Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, Abbie F. Moseley Charitable Trust, and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.