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.
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!
We want to hear from you! We are conducting a patron satisfaction survey for 2018. Follow the link HERE, fill it out, and be entered to possibly win a free Kindle Fire!
Thank you to everyone who submitted their poetry! It was a difficult decision to choose just three! The top three poets will receive a gift certificate and will have their poetry entries published in our May newsletter. The winners of our national poetry month contest are:
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home" by Elliot Finn, "The River Bank" by Gordon Dubois and "Books" by Kaitlyn Gable. Congratulations!
See all of the entries below!
NOTE: This contest is now closed! Thanks to everyone who participated!
We're planning something special for National Poetry Month in April and we need your help! Do you write or dabble in poetry? We are looking for poems to put on display in the Meredith Library in April.
If interested, please submit your poem via this link! We will choose our favorites from the submissions and display them this year during National Poetry Month. The top three poems will be published in our monthly newsletter and the poet will receive a gift certificate to Once Read Books! Keep in mind that by submitting your work you agree to let the Meredith Library display your poem publicly without financial compensation.
We look forward to reading your submissions!
DEADLINE is March 31, 2018. The winners will be announced during National Library Week (April 8-14, 2018).
Now that we've gotten some people that could be our "mystery portrait" it's time to dig deeper. Lets look more closely at our candidates and our unknown man to look at their individual features. More after the read more!
We've already gotten a few candidates as to who our "Mystery Man" may be and it's time to size them up.
Our list thus far is as follows:
1. Bainbridge Wadleigh: A US Senator from New Hampshire who lived from 1831-1891. He was born in Bradford, NH and a Lilian Wadleigh worked at the Meredith Public Library for a time.
2. H.H. Holmes (aka Herman Webster Mudgett): A notorious serial killer born in Gilmanton, NH. Best known for his crimes in Chicago during the World's Fair as written about in Erik Larson's book The Devil in the White City (with an upcoming movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the infamous man himself!).
3. Daniel Burnham: Architect associated with the World's Fair of 1893 in Chicago. The same World's Fair where H.H. Holmes wreaked his havoc.
Could any of these personages be our man? They all certainly have the mustache for it. What do you think? We need your detective skills! Feel free to submit more photos, information, anecdotes, etc for comparison of any of these "suspects" in our mystery. Don't think it's any of these men: feel free to tell us who you think it is!
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.