Don’t miss our joint presentation with the Mascoma Chapter of N.H. Audubon, “Birdwatching in New Hampshire,” with Eric Masterson. Mr. Masterson currently serves on the New Hampshire Rare Bird Committee and is a seasonal editor for the quarterly journal, New Hampshire Bird Records. His book, Birdwatching in New Hampshire, has just been released by University Press of New England: “Eric Masterson has written an excellent bird-finding guide. It is clearly written, beautifully illustrated, and nicely designed. Not only does he give clear descriptions of where to find birds in New Hampshire, but he also details when and under what weather conditions they are most likely seen. Up-to-date references to internet sites are also a welcome feature. This guide is a must-have for anybody birding New England.” –Don and Lillian Stokes. The event will be Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m., in the meeting room downstairs.
Co-sponsored by the Mascoma Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon.
Celebrate National Volunteer Week by thanking a volunteer today! The library is so fortunate to have over 40 energetic and committed volunteers. We couldn't do this without them!
Libraries across New Hampshire will be celebrating National Library Week, April 14 – 20. This year’s theme, “Communities Matter @ Your Library,” highlights the important role New Hampshire’s libraries play in communities throughout the state.
New Hampshire libraries provide a wide variety of services to their patrons. Internet access, downloadable audio books and eBooks, genealogy information, newspaper and magazine databases, displays by local artists, lectures, children’s programs, discounted passed to museums and public meeting spaces are just some of the ways that New Hampshire’s libraries serve the needs of our communities.
“New Hampshire has known since its earliest days what important resources libraries are as centers of both knowledge and community,” said Michael York, state librarian. “Libraries continue to be vibrant – and vital – parts of our towns, cities and villages.”
Here are some interesting facts about New Hampshire libraries:
The New Hampshire State Library was founded in 1717, making it the oldest state library in the United States
Peterborough Town Library, founded in 1833, is the oldest tax-supported library in the world
29 New Hampshire libraries and former library buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places
In 2011, New Hampshire had 780,318 registered library patrons
Also in 2011, New Hampshire public libraries held 38,392 public programs; 644,229 people attended them
Portsmouth’s new library was the first LEED-certified building in New Hampshire and one of the first LEED-certified municipal buildings in New England
Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon is the first gold LEED-certified library in New Hampshire
A division of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, the New Hampshire State Library promotes excellence in libraries and library services to all New Hampshire residents, by assisting libraries and the people of New Hampshire with rapid access to library and informational resources through the development and coordination of a statewide library/information system; by meeting the informational needs of New Hampshire’s state, county and municipal governments and its libraries; and by serving as a resource for New Hampshire. For more information, visit www.nh.gov/nhsl.
Join us for an hour of books, rhymes and songs, and crafts, every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.
We will not have story time on Thursday, April 18.
We are pleased to welcome Dan O'Hara, Patty Hudson, and Beth Taylor to our Board of Trustees, and to congratulate Dan Lynch on his re-election! Heartfelt thanks to outgoing trustees Anne Baird, Nora Palmer Gould and Jon Kuniholm, for their important contributions and many years of service.
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