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.

Books Alive is sponsored by Exeter Hospital and Cogswell Charitable Trust.

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Pout Pout Fish
Saturday, January 19, 10am-2pm

The Pout Pout Fish, after realizing his destiny doesn’t include spreading the “dreary wearies,” will be visiting the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire to greet young fans and help promote the love of reading! Books Alive seeks to make reading a regular family experience. Museum educators will be reading these classic stories by Deborah Diesen throughout the day. A friendly costumed grinning costumed Mr. Fish will pop in and out to greet children, exchange a hug or high-five and pose for photos. There will also be a variety of Pout Pout Fish-inspired literacy, math and creative activities for all guests. Clubhouse Members are invited to come to the museum at 9:30am to meet Mr. Pout Pout Fish early before the doors open to the public.

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

Coming soon!

Llama Llama
Saturday, April 6, 2019

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 and Cogswell Charitable Trust.

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