Books Alive!

Fun opportunities to meet book characters

Elephant Piggie Lrg

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.

Elephant & Piggie
Saturday, April 8, 10am-2pm

Elephant, also known as Gerald, and Piggie, will be visiting the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire to greet young fans and help promote the love of reading! These two best friends, created by author and illustrator Mo Willems have been delighting early readers since 2007 and the museum is excited to welcome them to our popular Books Alive program.

Elephant and Piggie will be out in the museum for storytimes and photos at these times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm. Elephant and Piggie will be gone from the building by 2pm.


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 TD Charitable Foundation.

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