February is Library Lover’s Month and our theme is “Try Something New at the Library.” Along with some interesting classes, we are introducing a new service called BingeBundles, sponsored by the Friends of the Meredith Library, as are all of our classes this month. Have you ever wanted to try a subscription service that sends you new books to try along with some fun goodies to go along with them, but couldn’t afford the $40-$50 per month to join? Now you can “subscribe” with us and all you need is your library card! Must be age 18 or over.
Pick up a form at the Main Desk or fill out online off of our home page. We will ask you questions about types of genres and formats you prefer, your snack preferences and some other fun questions. Then we will pack up your mystery items (limit of 4) along with some fun surprises in a shopping bag. The items will be checked out to you so you will need to return them, but the surprises are yours to keep. If you like the service, tell us to do it again (on our “How did we do” form), and we will send you a new bundle NEXT month. More on the “How did we do” form...Be honest with us. Did you like our selections? Your answers help us to make better choices next time.
We also hope that you’ll try learning something new at the library such as yoga, knitting, watercolor 3D Printing, Chess or a Sassy Step & Stretch class.
The Meredith Public Library has received a $15,000 grant from the Association for Rural & Small Libraries for a weatherization project. "In order for our addition and renovation project to come in at budget, we needed to put some things on hold. This included replacing the windows in the 1980's addition and adding insulation to some areas of the historic building, especially the attic," said Library Director, Erin Apostolos. "This grant will help to cover the costs of our weatherization project. I will also be applying for a Moose Plate grant as well as one from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the spring. The trustees have also budgeted for some of this work using funds from the library's Improvement Trust Fund."
The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) builds strong communities through professional development and elevating the impact of rural and small libraries. ARSL recognizes the uniqueness of small and rural libraries and is committed to providing an environment that encourages excellence within this community of practice, supporting their goals of service and speaking on behalf of this important constituency.
Visit the ARSL Website.
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.