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Actor’s Circle Theater/Positive Expressions
603-924-3876 Peterborough
Produces two shows per year.
www.actorscircletheatre.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire
603-352-9536 x1008                                                                                                                 Business office: 603-430-1140 x1140 Portsmouth, NH
Out mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.                                                                                                                                                    1-844-NH4-BIGS
www.bbbsnh.org

YMCA Camp Dakotah
603-239-4781    or   603-352-0447
Overnight camp, ages 7 – 15,  Southwest NH                                                                                    
www.campdakotah.org    or    info@cheshireymca.org

Boy Scouts of America
Daniel Webster Council
1-800-221-0009
www.nhscouting.org

4-H Clubs
603-641-6060 Hillsborough County
603-352-4550 Cheshire County
4-H helps youth acquire knowledge, develop life skills and form attitudes to enable them to become self directing, productive and contributing members of society. It is offered free of charge to youth ages 5-18. Youth from all cultural and economic backgrounds get involved in 4-H fun and learning. Call for local programs.
www.extension.unh.edu

Girl Scouts USA
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
1-888-474-9686
Leadership skills, career exploration, community service, decision making skills, grades K-12.
www.girlscoutsgwm.org

NH State Library (NHSL) Services to the Blind and Visibly Handicapped                     Talking Book Library
1-800-491-4200
Talking books, free service to people with disabilities, including dyslexia. Supplies by mail, digital books  and equipment needed to use them.
www.nh.gov/nhsl/talking_books

Swimming
Crotched Mt. Rehabilitation Center, Greenfield
603-547-3311 x1870
The CMRC pool has open swims, adult and senior lap swims, and lessons for adults and children ages six months and up. Open to all, $50 yearly fee for Greenfield residents, family swims on Friday evenings.  See website for seasonal programs.
www.crotchedmountain.org/swim

LIBRARIES AND RECREATION DEPARTMENTS
Most town libraries offer story hours for preschool children during the school year, summer reading programs, and occasional children’s movie showings. Call your local library for information. The recreation department in a town may offer various sports programs, summer activities such as swimming lessons or craft classes, and other seasonal activities. Call to find out what your town offers and how and when to sign up.

ANTRIM
Antrim Recreation Department
603-588-3121
Community and family events & programs, weekend and after-school movement and recreation opportunities, youth sports leagues, Parks & Recreation.
www.antrimnh.org

Antrim Tuttle Library
603-588-6786
TIMES: Mon & Wed 2 – 6pm, Tue & Thu 2 – 8pm,
Fri 9am – 12noon, Sat 10am – 4pm                                                                            www.antrimnh.org

BENNINGTON
G.E.P. Dodge Library
603-588-6585
Summer reading program, book clubs.
TIMES: Mon 9 am – 6 pm, Tue noon – 6 pm, Thu Noon – 8 pm, Fri Noon – 5 pm, Sun 4 – 6 pm
www.dodgelibrary.com

DUBLIN
Dublin Recreation Committee
603-563-8544
Summer playground/camp programs.

Dublin Public Library
603-563-8658
Storytime: Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM, Family Night: every 3rd Monday @ 6:30 PM
TIMES: Mon, Tue, Thu, 4 – 8pm, Wed 9am – 12pm and 4 – 8 pm,
Sat 9 – 1pm
www.townofdublin.org/dublin-public-library2

FRANCESTOWN
George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library
603-547-2730
Storytime hours for children, Book discussions, summer reading program, drop-in crafts, adult art afternoons, handicap accessible.
TIMES: Tue 2-7:30pm, Wed 10am-5pm, Thu 2-7pm, Fri 12-5pm, Sat 9am-12:30pm
http://www.francestown-nh.gov/Pages/FrancestownNH_Library/index

GREENFIELD
Greenfield Recreation Department
603-547-3442
After school activities, summer sports, trips.

Stephenson Memorial Library
603-547-2790                                                                                                                         Storytime, Writer’s Group, Knitting Group, Book Club, Armchair Travel, Watercolor Collaborative
TIMES: Tue 2-6pm, Wed 10-8pm, Thu 2-8pm, Fri 2-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
www.greenfield-nh.gov/stephenson-memorial-library

GREENVILLE
Chamberlin Free Public Library
603-878-1105                                                                                                                             Summer reading, story hour, crafts, book clubs, Knit for a Cause.
TIMES: Mon & Wed 3 – 8pm, Tue & Thu 9am – 8pm,
Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 1pm (closed Saturdays during July & August)
www.chamberlinlibrary.org

HANCOCK
Hancock Town Library
603-525-4411                                                                                                                         Storytime, movies, crafts
TIMES: Mon & Wed 2 – 6pm, Tue & Thu 10am – 7pm,  Sat 10 – 4pm
www.hancocknh.org

JAFFREY
Jaffrey Public Library
603-532-7301                                                                                                                         Storytime, Summer reading, guest speakers, crafts, children’s programs
TIMES: Mon, Wed & Fri 10am – 5:30pm, Tue & Thu 1 – 7:00pm, Sat 10am www.townofjaffrey.com/Pages/JaffreyNH_Library/index

Jaffrey Recreation Department
603-532-7863
TIMES: Mon thru Fri 8 am – 1 pm, other hours by appointment       recreation@townofjaffrey.com

KEENE
Keene Family YMCA
603-352-6002    M-F 5 am-9 pm, Sat. 6am – 6pm, Sun. 8am – 5 pm
Serving men, women and children throughout the Monadnock Region with services and programs designed to increase health, teach life and leadership skills, and promote family unity. Offering gymnastics, aquatics, safety training, childcare and family recreation.                                                                                                                           www.keene-ymca.org

MASON
Mason Public Library
603-878-3867
TIMES:  Tue & Wed 9am – 4pm  &  6pm – 8pm, Thurs 9am – 4pm, Sat 9am – 12 noon.  During the months of July & August, closed on Saturday

NEW IPSWICH
New Ipswich Library
603-878-4644
TIMES: Mon & Wed 2 – 8pm, Tue & Fri 9am – 1pm,
Sat 9am – 12 noon (except July and August).
www.newipswichlibrary.wordpress.com

PETERBOROUGH
Western Hillsborough County Family Services
Southern NH Services, Inc.
603-924-9601
Youth programs for after school and summer recreation.

Peterborough Recreation Department
603-924-8080
Trips, camps, sports, classes, contests. Senior day, arts & crafts
Summer programs open to all ConVal School District children.
TIMES: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
www.townofpeterborough.com

Peterborough Town Library
603-924-8040
TIMES: M,W,F 10 am – 6 pm, T,Th 10 am – 8 pm,
Sat 10 am – 4 pm
www.townofpeterborough.com

RINDGE
Rindge Ingalls Memorial Library
603-899-3303
TIMES: Mon, Wed, Fri 10am – 5pm, Tue & Thu 2:30 – 8pm,
Sat 9 – 12noon
www.rindgenh.org/towncloud/entity/Ingalls-Memorial-Library-6

Rindge Recreation Department
603-899-6847                                                      www.rindgenh.org/towncloud/entity/Recreation-Department-9

TEMPLE
Mansfield Public Library
603-878-3100
TIMES: Mon & Fri 10am-5pm, Tue & Thu 3-7pm,
Sat 10:30am-1:30pm                                                                                       www.templenh.org/library

Temple Recreation Department
603-878-1479

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