Librarians in Dover are welcoming children to their upcoming events and there will be farm animals there on Monday evening.

They will be celebrating their community read of "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White. In addition to crafts, games and activities, Carriage Shack Farm of Londonderry will have some animals there for people to meet.

There will be goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits and a pig.

The Schacht family runs the farm and Brenda Schacht said they will bring a 24 by 24-foot pen and children will be able to go into it and interact with the animals.

"They go right on inside and then there's a pen with goats and they can go in and pet the goats," Brenda Schacht said on Friday morning.

Brenda Schacht said there will be people available to answer questions the children may have.

Some of the farm's older residents won't be able to make it.

Otis, who is very popular with visitors to the farm, is retired now and does not travel.

The fun at the library in Dover does not stop on Monday night.

Did you know that an animal’s tail can serve as a rudder when swimming, help with agility during flight, or can even function like an extra hand?

On Friday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m., live native wildlife ambassadors and a naturalist from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will talk about New Hampshire’s native wildlife on the library's front lawn.

On Sunday,  Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. there will be a free showing of the original 1973 animated version of "Charlotte's Web" in honor of the community read.

The event will take place at the Strand Theater and the concession stand will be open to purchase refreshments, according to information provided by the library.

For a full listing of activities at the library, including activities for adults, visit their website by clicking here.

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