Books Alive!

Fun opportunities to meet book characters

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, handshake or high-five with each character and pose for photos.

All activities are included in standard paid admission and no reservations are required.

Thank you to our sponsors Hesed Foundation, Bangor Savings Bank and Exeter Hospital.

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Due to book copyright, this reading can only be viewed when it premieres on YouTube on Friday, April 10 at 10am.

Little Nutbrown Hare

Friday, April 10 at 10am

Join us for a virtual "Guess How Much I Love You" book reading with Little Nutbrown Hare, Friday, April 10, at 10am. CMNH President Jane Bard and a costumed Little Nutbrown Hare will read the beloved children's book as part of our Books Alive program. 

Watch the video here!


Story Explorers

Story Explorers is a sponsored literacy program that the Children's Museum of New Hampshire brings to Head Start centers in Strafford and Rockingham county. This free programs brings storybook characters (same as Books Alive) to each center 3 times a year. Educators read stories alongside the characters and engage 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 Exeter Hospital, Bangor Savings and the Hesed Foundation.

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