Zachary Lunt of New Hampshire Wood Flooring is refinishing the original historic wood library floors. He mentioned to me that his Great-Grandmother Margaret Lunt had been a librarian here. I found her in the library history. According to Filling the Void by Rudy VanVeghten, Margaret Pynn Lunt was hired in 1922. He said, "I am thrilled to be bringing back the floor she originally walked on. I'm walking on the same floor!"
The Meredith Library Fund presented their final $680,000 grant to the Town of Meredith. With their original $250,000 grant, a total of $930,000 was granted to the library's expansion/renovation project which is now nearing completion.
Ernie and Erin take you through what is going through the historic building and the '80s addition. Are you excited?
Looking to learn a new skill? A new language? A new part of history? There are various ways you can do so straight from home.
With your Library Card:
You can use your library card number to access numerous courses on the Great Courses using the Libby App. The video above tells you how to get started. The Great Courses: Library Edition includes many courses that can teach you new things! Learn how to speak Spanish, learn Greek Philosophy, learn about the French Revolution! You can access so much with just your Meredith Library card. You can even learn how to play chess!
There are many educational YouTube channels that can help teach you a new language! My Korean Friend Hailey is one example! Coupled with using other resources (apps, courses, books), Hailey can really help you understand and supplement your language learning!
IOS and Android apps are a great way to test your knowledge and learn new skills, particularly when learning a new language. Duolingo and Memrise are two of my personal favorites! Duolingo has a free mode and Memrise has a free trial.
Online courses and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are another great way to learn new things. Many of these are available for free. Coursera.org has many free courses available for those who want to learn new skills or participate in professional development. I recently took an introduction to Korean course and found it extremely helpful while using it with other supplemental materials. They have many categories including web development, language learning, and social sciences.
There are other places to find MOOCs, including many from prominent Universities.
What is your favorite way to learn?
Library Director Erin Apostolos talks with Ernie from Milestone Engineering about the current process of the new addition and the upcoming renovation of the old building!
In our second podcast episode, we talk all about the available book groups at the Meredith Library. We also give you a brief update on the library building project. This is our monthly minisode. Have any ideas on a future podcast theme? E-mail linda at email@example.com.
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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.