Friday, August 29, 2014

Little Kids' Movietime: "Sofia the First and the Enchanted Feast", Friday, Sept. 5

Sofia the First and the Enchanted Feast
Friday, September 5
10 am
Rated G (1 hour)

There's more than meets the eye when you join SOFIA THE FIRST for a royally scrumptious adventure! All the monarchs from Enchancia's neighboring kingdoms have come to watch a dazzling display of magic: First, Cedric will conjure up a fabulous feast. Next, he'll transform the banquet room into a hall of amazing "morpho-mirrors." But before the fun begins, wicked Miss Nettle (disguised as "Sascha The Sorceress") crashes the party with a scheme to steal Sofia's magical amulet. Can Sofia foil the bad fairy's plan before it's too late? Perhaps...with help from Snow White, who reminds her it's important to trust your instincts. Sparkling with music and excitement -- plus four more spellbinding episodes -- THE ENCHANTED FEAST may be the fairest of them all!

Admission is FREE. Toddler-appropriate snacks are provided but feel free to bring your own. These movies and shows are specifically for our preschool set (younger brothers/sisters are welcome). The shows typically run about 1 hour and we provide snacks and comfortable seats for everyone. The kids are welcome to bring blankets/pillows, etc. so they can stretch out on the floor and make themselves comfortable!


CONGRATULATIONS to our grand finale prize winners:

Nathan D-chemistry set
Maitri C-ecosystem kit

Thomas L
Jagger S
Jacoby M
Dermott M

Each child received a bucket filled with books and a plush toy, courtesy of a very
generous--and anonymous!--donor.

Alexa Kupka
Emily Currie
Catherine Fuller
Lily Hoover

Each of these youngsters won a Kindle Fire, courtesy of our wonderful Friends of the Lane Memorial Library!

Well done and happy reading, everybody!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


CONGRATULATIONS to all the youngsters who joined this year’s summer reading program.  We had 414 kids sign up!!!  What amazing readers you are!  Yay you!

Also, all the grown ups who participated deserve a big hand for the reading aloud they did, for all the tickets they filled out, and for all they do to support Lane's Children's Room in the summer and throughout the year. 

We couldn’t do such an ambitious program without the strong support and collaboration with the local schools, their staff and administration. It is an honor and joy to work with such wonderful educators. 

The Hampton PTA do so much for us, both with birthday books throughout the year AND with supplying the plywood cut-out that kids and their families so enjoyed at the finale.

Warmest thanks to all our phenomenal volunteers and everyone who helped throughout our busy six weeks. They assisted at programs, helped with set up and break down, and two of our teen volunteers, Danielle and Maggie, patiently counted out hundreds of tickets and wall cut-outs. We literally could not do this without you!!  

We also could NOT do these large events without the generous support of our patrons. Thank you all for your assistance and much-appreciated donations of water, in addition to your will.

 Flatbread Pizza was beyond good to us and donated 25 pizzas, in addition to partnering with us on fundraising via sales of their pizza.

It is also my great privilege and pleasure to say huge thank yous to the Friends of the Lane Library.  They enabled us to hire our band for the finale, in addition to Norman Ng, the magician who kicked off our summer events, AND very generously providing the money for the 4 Kindles Fires which are our grand prizes. 

The Friends work tirelessly all year round, fund-raising so that we can have new furniture, games, programs, the murals in the Children’s Room, and other additions that make this library an ever-growing and vital place.  Thank you, Friends, so very, very much. 

We also had an anonymous benefactor who provided a very generous check that enabled us to purchase the supplies for our family reader grand prizes. You know who you are, and YOU ROCK!

The law office of HOLMES and ELLS helped us tremendously by giving us access to their electric outlets so the bands could play—and did so with great good cheer and community spirit.  They even lent us extra electrical cord, which was way above and beyond.  Thank you, Steve and company!

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our subs: Sandy Kent, Tamara Holland, Melissa Phoenix, Chris Singleton, Sharon Svirsky, and Carol McGrath, fabulous ladies all who saved the day more than once and held the fort with grace and good cheer.

An especially big note of  Miss Wendy, Miss Nicole, and Miss Liz.  They are so amazing, both individually and as a fantastic team. The Children's Room is truly blessed to have a staff of such dedicated, caring, and enthusiastic women.

Feature Film: "Belle", Wed. 9/3 & Thurs. 9/4

Wednesday, September 3 @ 1 pm
Thursday, September 4 @ 5:30 pm
Rated PG (1 hr., 44 mins.)

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle and becomes a force for change in 18th century England.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Sherlock Holmes" Lecture Tuesday, 8/19 @ 6:30 PM

Plan to join us on Tuesday, August 19th at 6:30 PM for a fascinating lecture by Prof. Ann McClellan entitled (Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes. The recent spate of Sherlock Holmes movies, television shows, and literary adaptations indicate the Great Detective is alive and well in the 21st century. Holmes is the most portrayed literary character of all time, with over 230 film versions alone in several different languages. Over the past century, Sherlockians created societies like the Baker Street Irregulars, wrote articles sussing out the “sources” of Doyle’s works, and, most recently, developed an entire online world of Holmesian fan fiction. Sherlock Holmes is now a multi-million dollar industry. Why is Sherlock Holmes so popular? Ann McClellan’s presentation explores the origins of Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective and tracks his incarnations in literature, film, advertising, and modern media in order to crack the case of the most popular detective.

Teen Services Summer Reading Goes until August 29th

Teens, keep reading! Teen Services Summer Reading Program goes until August 29th at 12pm. We still have a couple ice cream, kickball, and video games programs in these final weeks and plenty of time for you to turn in bingo card logs, page logs, and your own stories written about the summer reading characters.

On August 29th come by the library at 12pm for free pizza, snacks and drinks. We'll hold our prize giveaway. Best of all there will be a Murder Mystery Party for you to solve and video games to play.

Las Olas Taqueria gift cards, 2 iPad Mini's, 4 Canobie Lake Park Tickets, and smaller prizes will be given out.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Movie: "Muppets Most Wanted", Thursday, 9/21 @ 2 pm

Muppets Most Wanted
Thursday,  August 21 @ 2 pm
Rated PG (107 minutes)

There's plenty of fun for the whole family as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Animal and the entire Muppets gang head out on a world tour. But mayhem follows the Muppets, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper. Now Kermit is behind bars at the mercy of prison warden Nadya (Tina Fey), and the World's Number One Criminal, Constantine -- a dead ringer for Kermit -- has taken his place. As Constantine and his dastardly sidekick Dominic (Ricky Gervais) plot the robbery of the century, they are pursued by Sam Eagle and Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell). Will Constantine get away with his nefarious scheme? Will Kermit escape in time to save the day? Packed with dozens of guest cameos and some great new songs, Disney's MUPPETS MOST WANTED is the most hilarious, most wanted Muppet movie ever!

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Summer Movies: Sherlock (PBS) August 12-14

Sherlock, Season 1 (BBC)
Not Rated (Each episode is 1 hr., 30 mins.)
Tuesday, August 12 @ 11:30 am (Episode 1)
Wednesday, August 13 @ 11:30 am (Episode 2)
Thursday, August 14 @ 5:30 pm (Episode 3)

Sherlock Holmes stalks again in a thrilling contemporary version of the Victorian-era whodunits based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, The Last Enemy) as the go-to consulting detective in 21st-century London, with Martin Freeman (The Office UK) as his loyal friend, Dr. John Watson, and Rupert Graves (The Forsyte Saga) as the long-suffering Detective Inspector Lestrade. Fast-paced, funny, and surreally true to the hero's fantastic gifts for deduction, the series is co-created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling) and Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, The League of Gentlemen).

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Summer Movie: "Divergent", Wed. 8/6 & Thurs. 8/7

Wednesday, August 6 @ 11:30 am AND
Thursday, August 7 @ 5:30 pm
Rated PG-13 (140 minutes)

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Summer Reading Party, Thursday, 8/7, 5-8 pm

To celebrate the HUGE success of this year's Summer Reading Programs (Kids, Teens and Adults!) we are going to have an outdoor party, held on the field behind Centre School on Thursday, August 7 from 5-8 pm. (Rain date: Thursday, August 14, 5-8 pm) We will have live music, games, face-painting and more!  We will feature music for kids by the Steve Blunt Band at 5:30 PM, and a special hour-long concert by the popular band Wellfleet at 7 PM for adults. Around 6:30 we will have our raffle for participants of our Children's Summer Reading Program (including 4 Kindle Fires and 4 "Author Book Pails").
Children who signed up for our Summer Reading Program will be treated to 2 free pizza slices from Flatbread Company (this pizza will be delivered directly to the party and handed out there). If parents would like more pizza for the rest of their family they should call Flatbread at 926-6111 and place an order and then pick it up at Flatbread on August 7th before you arrive at the party.  Be sure to tell them that the order is for the Lane Library Summer Reading Party so that the Friends of the Library will receive the appropriate benefit.

Also, as a last minute addition, we're excited to have the Kona Hawaiian Shave Ice Truck at the event. They will be selling yummy shaved ice! Kona Ice is Hawaiian Style Shave ice with amazing flavors like Blue Raspberry, Root Beer, Pina Colada and many more!

If you're planning to attend, please give us a call and sign up so we'll have an idea of how many people to expect (926-4729). Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs and pack a picnic, since the party will be right at dinner time!

Additional info: Summer reading logs are due on Wednesday, Aug. 6 by Noon. If you're interested in helping out with the party we are accepting donations of of bottled water. Please call the Children's Room at 926-4729 or email Wendy at if you would like to make a donation.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Teen Summer Reading: Wednesday Activities

 Vibromotors are ready for tomorrow's Bristlebots Activity! Teens, this activity is 7/30 from 2-3:30 pm in the Lane Room.

We'll also make these simple LED CD lights. Some basic soldering is involved with this project. It will be a great introduction for our harder circuit board projects.

Teens, check in with us on Wednesdays for fun projects during our Magical, Mechanical, Mysterious Summer Reading Program. Questions? Contact Stacy @ 603-926-3368.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Movies, July 30-31

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wednesday, July 30 @ 11:30 am AND
Thursday, July 31 @ 5:30 pm
Rated R (2 hours)

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Starring Ralph Fiennes and F. Murray Abraham.

Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight
Thursday, July 31
1 PM
Not Rated (1hr., 40 minutes)
This is a free event but attendance is limited to 60 kids. Please call the Children's Room (926-4729) or drop by to sign up.
Nine-year-old Isabelle is an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design. She's thrilled to be studying ballet at a prestigious performing arts school, but her classmates are so talented—and she can't help feeling that she's always in the shadow of her "perfect" older sister, Jade. So when her idol, a famous ballerina, encourages her to audition for a professional ballet, Isabelle isn't sure she can land the role. And when a competitive classmate starts pointing out Isabelle's every mistake, her confidence sinks even further. Can she find the courage to step into the spotlight and discover her own way to shine?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Teen Summer Reading July 21th - August 18th

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Robots, Electronics and More! lego robot
On Friday, July 25th at 2:00 pm we'll have Lego Robotics with Wayne Moulton of New Heights Adventures for Teens and The Sages of RPG.This event is FULL but please add your name to our list as we may have space available on the day of the event.

computer creature Stop by any time July 21st through August 18th and make a Circuit Creature in the Teen Area. 

Supplies will be available in the Teen Area.Take home your very own beastie bot.

We'll also be offering Bristle Bots July 30th 2-3:30 pm in the Lane Room. The BristleBot is a simple and tiny robot with an agenda. The ingredients? One toothbrush, a battery, and a pager motor. The result? Serious fun.

Squishy Circuits August 6th 2-3:30 pm in the Lane Room. Free snacks and drinks will be available! 
Use homemade conductive and resistant play-doh to build electronic sculptures that light up, move, and make sounds. Anyone who has ever tasted play-doh knows that it’s a salty substance. The salt allows electricity to flow through the dough. With the addition of a homemade dough that substitutes sugar for salt, the dough becomes resistive instead, and complex circuits can be created to power all kinds of objects. We use battery packs, LED lights, hobby motors, and buzzers to explore electricity in a fun, hands-on way.

Featured Book: 
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks
Read our featured graphic novel and win additional raffle tickets for our grand finale drawing. Located at the main desk or in the teen area.

nothingcanpossiblygowrong bookcover
You wouldn’t expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie’s the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely—until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms—but not both.
It's only going to get worse: after both parties are stripped of their funding on grounds of abominable misbehavior, Nate enrolls the club's robot in a battlebot competition in a desperate bid for prize money. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course! In Faith Erin Hicks' and Prudence Shen's world of high school class warfare and robot death matches. Nothing can possibly go wrong.

All Summer Long Join us for Daily Events

Mondays 6:30-7:30 pm; We’ll play Kickball at the Academy with a Water Balloon twist. Sign-ups and waiver required. Meet at the Library.

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 pm; We’ll meet in the Teen Area to do the weekly Bingo Card Drawing over a bowl of Ice Cream.

Fridays 2-3:30pm; We’ll have Xbox 360 Gaming in the Lane Room.

Read great books, attend great programs, earn raffle tickets for weekly and monthly drawings! All raffle tickets will be entered into our final drawing for iPad Minis and tickets to Canobie Lake Park.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Summer Movies, July 23-24

Rio 2
Rated G (101 mins.)
Thursday, July 24 @ 1 pm

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.

Heaven is for Real
Rated PG (99 mins.)
Wednesday, July 23 @ 11:30 am AND
Thursday, July 24 @ 5:30 pm

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book, Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Starring Greg Kinnear.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Treasure on the Isle of Shoals" - Tuesday, 7/15 at 6:30 PM

Join us tonight at 6:30 PM in the Lane Room for a fascinating introduction to recent finds on the Isle of Shoals. Archaeologist Nathan Hamilton has unearthed 300,000 artifacts to date on this largely uninhabited rock at the Isles of Shoals. Evidence proves prehistoric Native Americans hunted New Hampshire's only offshore Islands 6,000 years ago. Hundreds of European fishermen split, salted, and dried valuable Atlantic cod here from the 1620's. "King Haley" ruled a survivalist kingdom here before Thomas Laighton struck tourist gold when his family took over the region's first hotel on Smuttynose. Laighton's daughter Celia Thaxter spun poetic tales of ghosts and pirates. J. Dennis Robinson, a longtime Smuttynose steward, explores the truth behind the romantic legends of Gosport Harbor in this colorful show-and-tell presentation.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Movies, July 16-17

The Iron Giant
Rated PG (1 hr., 26 mins.)
Thursday, July 17 @ 1 pm
A young boy rescues a huge robot which has rocketed to earth from space - and tries to protect the genial giant from a nosey government agent and the military. A captivating animated feature that's part metal, part magic and all heart.

Tim's Vermeer
Rated PG-13 (1 hr., 20 mins.)
Wednesday, July 16 @ 11:30 am AND
Thursday, July 17 @ 5:30 pm
Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarks on is as extraordinary as what he discovers.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Friday, July 11, 2014

American Girl event and "Isabelle" movie - Thurs. 7/31

Join us for our first-ever American Girl event! Bring your American Girl doll or stuffed animal and you can make something special for them!

This is a free event but attendance is limited to 60 kids. Please call the Children's Room (926-4729) or drop by to sign up. 

Thursday, July 31

12:45 - Picnic in the library! Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch to enjoy before/during the movie

1:00 - Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight. Nine-year-old Isabelle is an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design. She's thrilled to be studying ballet at a prestigious performing arts school, but her classmates are so talented—and she can't help feeling that she's always in the shadow of her "perfect" older sister, Jade. So when her idol, a famous ballerina, encourages her to audition for a professional ballet, Isabelle isn't sure she can land the role. And when a competitive classmate starts pointing out Isabelle's every mistake, her confidence sinks even further. Can she find the courage to step into the spotlight and discover her own way to shine? Not Rated. 100 minutes.

2:40 - Ballet Dance Presentation. Dancers from the NHAPA dance company will be here to show off some of their ballet moves and to teach the kids a few!

3:00 - Doll t-shirt design project. Each kid will receive a hand-made AG doll-sized t-shirt and we will have supplies to create your own design on the shirt.

Last but not least, we are having a trivia question raffle based on Isabelle's American Girl books. Click here to download the questions! Call the Children's Room to place the books on hold, read the books, answer the questions and turn the sheet in at the Children's Room. We will be raffling off copies of the Isabelle books, as well as an AG-doll-sized bed and other doll accessories. (You do not need to be present at the event to win.)

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Summer Movies, July 9-12

The Book Thief
Rated PG-13
Wednesday, July 9 @ 11:30 am AND
Thursday, July 10 @ 5:30 pm
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

Sophia-Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure
Rated G
Thursday, July 10 @ 1 pm
Sophia Grace and Rosie are sent to Switzelvania by The Ellen DeGeneres Show as special correspondents tasked with covering the coronation of a new queen.

The Lego Movie
Rated PG
Saturday, July 12 @ 1 pm
An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

All movies are free and open to the public. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Adult Summer Reading - Prizes and Programs!

During the months of July and August, adults will have a chance to relax and read some great books while earning tickets toward a weekly Barnes and Noble $25 gift card drawing each Saturday, and the end-of-summer Grand Prize - a 7" Samsung Android tablet.  As always, our patrons get a gentle nudge to read outside of their usual comfort zones, with not one but two 'Bingo' cards giving a choice of 25 Fiction or 25 Non-Fiction categories.  Pick up a card at the library, or download and print your own copy from the links provided here.  Plan to read your first book today - Saturday is coming up fast!

Summer Reading Fiction CardSummer Reading Non-Fiction card
Things to Know:
  • The contest runs from July 1st through August 31st
  • Read a book from any of the categories on the playing cards - ask the staff for recommendations, or check the blue endcaps in the library each week for books in a featured category
  • Get a raffle ticket for each book you read
  • Get a Lane Library tumbler after completing 5 squares in a row on either card
  • A drawing for a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card will be held each Saturday in July and August
  • The Grand Prize drawing will be held Monday, September 1st
Above all, have fun!

Summer Reading Events for Adults:
  • July 9, 6:30 PM - Introduction to Landscape Astrophotography, with Adam Woodworth
  • July 15, 6:30 PM - Treasure on the Isle of Shoals, with J. Dennis Robinson
  • August 19, 6:30 PM - Not so Elementary: the Popularity of Sherlock Holmes, with Prof. Ann McClelland
Complete descriptions are available on our Summer Reading Webpage.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Teen Services: Water Balloon Kickball!

Q: What is water balloon kickball?
A: An excuse to play kickball and throw water balloons. 

We have a bunch already signed up! You can sign up too!
Please remember to bring your waiver.
  Open to ages 12-18 years.
Parents and children (ages 9-11) are invited to participate as well if teams are short players. 

Our first game is July 7th! 

Participation in Water Balloon Kickball will earn teens age 12-18 raffle tickets for our end of summer drawing.  
Rules of Water Balloon Kickball

 Water balloons
  • Each team will get a set number of water balloons to use at their discretion.  
  • Balloons may be thrown at a runner in between bases with no penalty or out.
  • Runners who move from the base and are hit with a water balloon are out.
  • At the end of a full game, players have 1 minute to use all remaining water balloons or forfeit 1 point per every 5 balloons left.

  • Water balloons are not to be thrown at people's faces.
  • All fielders and kickers must have footwear, bare-feet are not allowed. 
  • Games end after six (6) full innings or 50 minutes. One extra inning is played if score is tied and time remains. A game can end in a tie.
  • There is a 3-Run per inning limit for all innings. No slaughter rule.   

Pitching / catching
  •  A pitch must roll on the ground when passing over the plate.
  •  Strike zone is 1 foot inside and outside of home plate. Bouncing balls are balls. Umpire determines if strike or not.
  • The pitcher must stay behind the pitching strip until the ball is kicked.  Failure to abide by this rule results in a ball.
  • No player may field in front of the pitcher other than the catcher, and no player may advance past the 1st- 3rd base diagonal until the ball is kicked. Failure to abide by this rule results in a ball.
  •  The catcher must field directly behind the kicker and may not cross home plate nor be positioned forward of the kicker before the ball is kicked. Failure to abide by this rule results in a ball.
  • A pitch outside the strike zone is a ball.
  • Balls must be pitched by hand.
  • A player’s foot or leg must make all kicks.
  • All kicks must be behind home plate. The kicker may step on home plate to kick.
  • No Bunting is allowed. Umpire determines bunt call. A bunt is called an out.


  • Runners must stay within reason of the base line.
  • No sliding or running into a fielder. No contact is allowed…the runner is out if the runner initiates contact or runner is safe if fielder initiates contact.
  • Fielders must stay out of the base line. Runners hindered by any fielder within the base line, not making an active play for the ball, shall be safe at the base to which they were running.
  • Runners may Tag-Up after a kicked ball is caught by the defense to advance to the next base.
  • Runners may overrun first base.
  • Running past another runner is not allowed. Any runner passed by another runner is out.


  • Three (3) strikes is an out.
  • A strike is:
  • A pitch within the strike zone that is not kicked;
  • An attempted kick missed by the kicker inside or outside of the strike zone


  • Three (3) balls walk the kicker to first base
  • A pitch outside of the strike zone as judged by the Umpire where a kick is not attempted
  • An illegal bouncing pitch
  • Any fielder or pitcher advancing on home plate before the ball is kicked
  • Any catcher crossing home plate before the kicker or failing to field behind the kicker

Foul ball

  •  A foul counts as a strike
  • Three (3) fouls is an out. (1 foul after having two strikes is an out)
  •  A foul is:
  • A kick landing in foul territory;
  • A kick that goes foul prior to passing 3rd or 1st base & not touched by a player.


  • Three (3) outs by a team complete the team’s half of the inning.
  • Three (3) strikes, three (3) fouls, or fouling with 2 strikes
  • Runner touched by the ball while not on base & the ball is in play;
  • A fielder can throw a ball at a runner below the shoulders. Runners hit in the neck or head with the ball will not be out unless they were ducking to dodge the ball…Play stops and the ball is dead after hitting a base runner and being declared out.
  • A kicked ball (fair or foul) that is caught in the air
  • A ball thrown to fielder touching base beats the runner who is forced to run;
  • A runner off of his/her base when the ball is kicked

Play ends:

  • When the pitcher has the ball in control and on the mound.
  • A runner intentionally touches or stops the ball (the runner is out)
  • Interference is when any non-fielder, runner, or non-permanent object touches the ball. Any time there is interference, play automatically ends and runners proceed to the base to which they were headed.

Teen Bingo Card Challenge!

Our first drawing for the Teen Bingo Card Challenge is tomorrow. Get those squares completed and be entered to win a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card! Turn in your Bingo Card Square books by 2pm every Tuesday.We'll be raffling off two gift cards.

For a complete run down of our Teen Services Summer Reading program check our website.

Teen Services Summer Reading: Magical! Mechanical! Mysterious!

Open to ages 12-18 who live in Hampton or are students of Winnacunnet HS.
Reading and sign ups begin June 23rd!  
Students keep a log of the pages they read. (logs available online and in the Teen Area).They can read whatever book, graphic novel, comic or magazine they like, but certain titles could be used to complete our Teen Bingo Card Challenge. Completing squares on the Bingo Card will earn a reader extra raffle tickets and increase their chance of winning a Dunkin Donuts gift card at our weekly drawing and at our end of summer party.
The best part about the reading portion of the Teen Summer Reading Program is that it's something you're probably already going to be doing. So why not take a chance at winning some awesome gift cards and prizes while you're at it?  

From July 2nd until August 29th the Teen Department will offer daily programing for teens. Join us for Kickball with a Water Balloon twist, try your hand at the art of illusion at our Magic Workshop, make a tiny circuit monster, learn about forensics, robotics and much more! Attending programs is another great way to earn raffle tickets for the end of summer drawing.  Calendar of events!
Our programs are geared towards the idea that the library is a place where we can invent and learn. Where we can be hands on and creative in whatever space is available! We'll be exploring where our imagination can take us outside of the pages of a book.

So you're not much of a reader and you think you might be too old for some of the programs? Stacy, our Teen Librarian is always looking for volunteers for the Teen Department and the Library. We'd love to have you involved in our community! Volunteering will also earn you raffle tickets.
Volunteering is an excellent way to give back to your community and expand your horizons.   

How the Summer Reading Program Works:
Students keep a log of the pages they read. (logs available online and in the Teen Area).You can read whatever book, graphic novel, comic or magazine you like, but certain titles could be used to complete our Teen Bingo Card Challenge. Completing squares on the Bingo Card will earn a reader extra raffle tickets and increase your chance of winning a Dunkin Donuts gift card at our weekly drawing and our even bigger iPad mini and Canobie Lake Park tickets at our End of Summer Murder Mystery Party. 

2 Tickets = 100 Pages
3 Tickets = Every Book
4 Tickets = 1 Bingo Card Square Book
5 Tickets = Staff Pick or Book Club Book
7 Tickets = Attend a Program 
10 Tickets = Complete a Bingo Card
15 Tickets = Attend 7 Programs 
30 Tickets = Attend 14 Programs 
5 in a row = Win a Tumbler or Mystery Gift 

The Bingo Drawing will be every Tuesday at 2pm. Every book read from the Bingo Card will earn a ticket. A Bingo Square will be selected at random after it has been confirmed with the Teen Librarian. If there is no winner of that square, all prizes will be shifted to the next week for an even larger prize drawing.  

We will have a weekly drawing for two Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards. Applies ONLY to raffle tickets earned through the Bingo Card Challenge.
We will have a monthly drawing for two Las Olas Gift Cards.  Applies to ALL raffle tickets earned through attending Programs, Reading & Volunteering.

We will have a massive prize give away at the end of Summer Reading on August 29th, 12pm. Applies to ALL raffle tickets earned through attending Programs, Reading & Volunteering.

The Staff at Lane Library will be happy to help you find books or give a suggestion on something to read.


Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Movies, July 2 & 3 (Kids and Adults)

Yankee Doodle Dandy
Wednesday, July 2 @ 11:30 am
Not Rated (2 hrs., 6 mins.)
Cagney received an Oscar® for his rousing depiction of George M. Cohan, composer of the patriotic ditties Over There, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Give My Regards to Broadway and countless others, in this spirited Hollywood musical-nominated for eight Oscars® with Cagney taking home one for Best Actor.

Winter's Tale
Thursday, July 3 @ 5:30 pm
Rated PG-13 (2 hours)

A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

Meet the Robinsons
Thursday, July 3 @ 1 pm
Rated G (1 hr., 35 mins.)

Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

Admission is FREE. Popcorn and water are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Magic Show for all ages!! Wednesday, July 2

Wednesday, July 2 at 6 pm
Winnacunnet High School Auditorium
Kids and adults of all ages are welcome!
No Signups Are Necessary

The Norman Magic Experience has been featured in 48 states and for more than 500,000 people live!

Norman Ng was named "2011 Best Variety Act," by Campus Activities Magazine. The show is an exciting fusion of magic, comedy, and audience participation! It features never before seen magic, laugh out loud comedic situations and the best part! stars you the audience!

Norman combines original and amazing magic tricks with his unique style of story telling, action, and audience interaction. The curtain is pulled back and the audience is invited to a world where anything is possible.

Clever scripting, strategic blocking, and dynamic body movements are all hallmarks to Norman's signature performing style. Every word and every "surprise" moment is scripted and designed so it feels like it's the first time performed to an audience. Every show is "Fresh."​

You Will Scream, Laugh and FREAK OUT!

Admission is FREE. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.