Winter Reading Program, Meet the Artist Series, The Friends Book Sale, Genealogy Club, The Teen Advisory Board and so much more! We have jam-packed so much stuff into February that there is something going on nearly every day!
Join us for an Adult Winter Read featuring a Hygge Basket Raffle every Friday in February. Hygge, Pronounced "hoo-ga," is a Danish concept that encompasses a feeling of coziness. Pick up a Tic-Tac-Toe sheet at the display near the Main desk. You can enter many times, but may only win once.
Miss Karen is hosting a Winter Read for all ages in the Children's Room. Pick up a reading log, fill it in, return it to the children’s room and shop in the Snowflake Hut. Lots of fun things to buy. There will be weekly raffles, a story hike & a movie with a popcorn bar. Children's Winter Reading ends March 4.
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.
Podcast on Anchor
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 Meredith Library 1901 vs 2020
This is an excerpt from The Public Library Bulletin, volume 1, published in 1901 and digitized by Google. To see the entire publication please click this link.
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.
A huge thank you to Joanne DeMaio who has donated all of her books to the Meredith Library! If you're looking for a great beach read, here's a great selection to choose from!
Visit her website for more information: www.joannedemaio.com/
Top Check-Outs of 2018!
Here is a list of titles that we could barely keep on the shelf in 2018! Which books or movies on the list are your favorites?
Summer Reading: Libraries Rock
We have events and prizes for babies to adults. We kick off June 30 and have at least one event nearly every day this summer. Read for prizes at every age level. More information to follow in a special newsletter supplement in mid-June focused on Summer Reading.
What's going on this summer? Download brochures listing activities for:
Adult Summer Reading
Teen Summer Reading
Children's Summer Reading
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.