Every school-aged child will receive a free backpack. The eighth annual party is hosted by eight of Derry’s local Christian churches. For more information, visit lifewaychurch.net.
Library program winds down
Derry Public Library winds down is summer reading program with an end of summer party for all readers on Aug. 8 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., Lindsay and her Puppet Pals return to the library for stories and fun; at 2:30 p.m. an ice cream social with games to follow.
On Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. the library hosts a “Super Summer Readers Party” for those who read 100 books or 50 hours of reading. By invitation only for the extra motivated young summer readers. Enjoy games, activities and free books. The Children’s Room will close that day at 1 p.m. to the public and reopen at 2 p.m. for the invitation-only party-goers.