Pictured: Meredith Library Fund President James McFarlin, far right, uses his “social distancing stick” to give the first part of the Fund’s donation to the Town for the library building project to Select Board Chair Ray Moritz, second from the left. Looking on is Library Trustee and Selectman Jonathan James (far left) and Selectman Nathan Torr (second from the right).
The Trustees of the Meredith Public Library are very excited to report that that library building’s renovation and expansion project which passed Town Meeting by a 92% majority in March is tentatively set to begin construction work on June 8th.
Once the project begins, there will no longer be access to the library parking lot or back entrance. The Library’s curbside pickup will move to the front of the building. To provide library access as the project begins, a temporary ramp is being installed up the historic front steps, so that one side of the steps will be ramp and the other side will still be steps. When the library can safely reopen to the public, the front entrance will be the only way in and out of the building. A book return will also be coming to the front of the building during construction.
The amazing Meredith Library Fund successfully raised nearly 20% of the cost of the project in a year’s time! This has allowed the project to move forward as the trustees await the July bond sale for the remainder of the funding. Early work will involve tree removal, ledge removal, excavation of an elevator pit and upgrading of electrical service.
The trustees wish to thank the voters of Meredith, the Board of Selectmen, the Meredith Library Fund and its many donors for their tremendous support of this project.
Help decorate the Library for the Fourth of July! You can draw or color your flag and then drop it off in the book drop or mail it physically!
If you would like to send it in the mail, here is our mailing address:
P.O. Box 808
Meredith, NH 03253
Did you know we have a great selection of magazine titles available for check-out and curbside pick-up? Everything from Smithsonian to Yoga! We have all of your interests covered.
How to search for magazines:
But that's not all. We also have an extensive emagazine collection courtesy the New Hampshire State Library. Just open the Libby App or sign into Overdrive and search through their magazine section! You can also access the emagazine catalog here to search from your PC.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (603) 279-4303.
We are very excited to begin circulating physical items again. Staff are available Mon & Tues, Thu & Fri from 9:00AM-5:00PM and Wed from 11AM-7PM.
To place an order for pickup you can:
We will also start our Homebound Delivery service again brought to you in partnership with the Altrusa Club. Please call the above number or email email@example.com to place an order.
The library building remains closed to the public until the Governor lifts the stay at home order. Your requested items will be left in a bag on a card table near the back entrance. Your name will be labeled on the bag.
The staff looks forward to seeing you again, even if it's just a wave from the window.
— Erin Apostolos, Library Director
Our community has shown itself to be amazing, talented, and resilient! Check out all of the wonderful work the town of Meredith has been up to!
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Introducing our first episode of "Book Babble" where Erin, Matthew, and Linda "babble on" about different genres! This episode is about our personal faves: Science Fiction & Fantasy! Join us for talks like this in the future for patrons (which will not be recorded). Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested! We will be doing many different genres in the future.
The Librarians and Library Aides of the Meredith Public library: Erin, Chris, Matthew, Karen, John, Cherie, Joyce, Jessica, and Linda. Please check out our Staff page for more information.