Did you know that the Meredith Public Library has the ability to borrow materials from public and university libraries all over New Hampshire for you? Recently, the State Library upgraded the online system allowing us to share resources, and now patrons can make their requests online without having to call us. You will need to have your library card number and your PIN (which is the last four digits of the phone number you used to register for your library card, unless you’ve changed it).
Go to www.meredithlibrary.org and hover over “Catalogs” and then click on “State Library Catalog”. In the upper right hand corner, click on “Please Login” and from the drop down menu choose “Meredith-Meredith Public”. Enter your library card number and PIN and click on “Submit”.
In the box at the top of the screen type in the search for your item. You can choose a general keyword search or use the drop down menu to search by Title, Author, etc. From the left side of the screen you can choose to limit by author, date, language, etc. You may also limit by format such as audiobook CD or DVD.
To request an item, click on the “Request” button to the right of each title. You will be taken to a record for the item. Click on the “Submit” button on the bottom right of the screen to request it. This request will be sent on to Cherie who manages Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests at our library. She will notify you when your request has arrived OR if it is an item that is not available, she will let you know. Please make sure that the item you are requesting is not already in our catalog.
You can also create lists. Rather than requesting, to the right of the “Request” button is a “List” button. Click on it, name your list and the item will be saved to your list. You can create multiple lists such as “DVDs” or “Crafts” and save titles to your selected lists.
To access your lists, go to your account from the link at the top right of the screen and click on “Your List”.
You can still make your requests the old-fashioned way by calling us if you prefer.
Thanks to the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service & The World War One Centennial Commission we present this months art wall display, World War I: Lessons and Legacies!
Stop by during the months of November or December to see this special display!
Libby is a wonderful app that lets you easily navigate Overdrive and check out ebooks and eaudiobooks using your library card. With a few “taps,” you can sign in using your library card number and access the thousands of ebooks/eaudiobooks that are available from New Hampshire’s State Library catalog. So, how do you get started?
The first step depends on the device you use. Libby is completely free. If you use an iphone, you can download the Libby app from the app store. If you use an Android, use the Google Play Store. If you want to access Libby from your Windows PC, you use the Microsoft Store. Once you download it, get your library card at the ready and follow the instructions on the device. “Libby” will pop up and chat with you about how to get started.
Once you add your library card number, you will be able to put in your location to find your closest library. Select “New Hampshire State Library.” Then you will be able to select us out of the list of NH libraries that share ebooks. That’s when you’re ready to start borrowing!
Meredith Library Fund's #MoveTheMercury hashtag challenge was a resounding success. Thank you to everyone who participated and submitted a photo, or just shared the event!
Lakes Region Visiting Nursing Association's submission got the most likes and they are donating the gift basket to one of their clients!
Announcing the Meredith Library Fund Hashtag Challenge!
Get caught reading by the thermometer in front of the Meredith Public Library! Safely take a pic and post it on their facebook post with the hashtag #movethemercury and be entered to win a library-themed gift basket. The picture with the most likes by 8 PM on Monday, 9/2/19 will be declared the winner. Let's get that next $50,000!
For more information on the mission of the Meredith Library Fund, ways to donate, and updated project information, visit www.meredithlibraryfund.org.
Meredith Library Fund thanks Paquette Signs for their in-kind donation of the two “thermometer” signs supporting our Capital Campaign which are now installed at the Meredith Public Library lawn and the Route 3/25 junction.
“Paquette Signs, located in Meredith, has been designing and building signs for New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and beyond since 1970. We produce signs the old fashioned way combined with modern day technology. “We build signs that build business.”
The 501(c)(3) Meredith Library Fund’s mission is to obtain tax-deductible donations and grants to provide a philanthropic opportunity to help equip, renovate and expand the Meredith Public Library and reduce taxpayers’ cost for the project.
Meredith Library Fund’s campaign launched February 1, 2019 and will end March 1, 2020. Through generous pledges and donations, we have already raised $540,000 toward our goal of $1,125,000.
For more information about ways to donate to our Capital Campaign and the project please visit our website www.meredithlibraryfund.org
Visit the Meredith Library Fund website for more information.
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.