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.
Welcome to Summer Reading!
The library staff donned their “Oceans of Possibilities” t-shirts to welcome everyone to the Summer Reading season. With raffles, events, and prizes we have something for everyone this year.
The Blue Ocean Society will have a life-sized whale on the lawn that families can enter and learn about whale anatomy. Wildlife Encounters returns to the Community Center with a fun array of animals. Go shopping for summer reading prizes at the Seashell Shop. Read more about these things in the Children's section.
Classes for teens will be offered in the Maker Space including watercolor painting and sewing. Learn how to make paper and keep a lunar journal. Read more about it in the Teen Section.
Adults are also invited to join in the fun with the return of Summer Readers’ Tic-Tac-Toe. Each week we will raffle off a $25 gift card to a store or restaurant in Meredith, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. You can enter as many times as you like but may only win once.
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.
Make Flags for the Library!
Help decorate the Library for the Fourth of July! You can draw or color your flag and then drop it off in the book drop or mail it physically!
If you would like to send it in the mail, here is our mailing address:
P.O. Box 808
Meredith, NH 03253
The wonderful Miss Jess came up with the idea for these logs. All you have to do is complete them, then when the library is open again you can turn them in for a free book!
Altrusa Scholarship Deadline
Altrusa Adult Scholarship Deadline is March 27, 2020
The March 27th deadline is fast approaching for non-traditional students who wish to continue their education to submit an application for an Altrusa scholarship. Adult learners, currently age 23 or older are eligible. Applicants must live or work in one of the following towns: Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, New Hampton, Sandwich, Holderness, or Laconia.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to become an Altrusa Scholarship recipient like Dianne who was able to obtain her Masters in Business Administration or Michelle who was able to continue to pursue her doctoral studies thanks in part to receiving a scholarship through the Altrusa Club of Meredith.
Applications are available through the town libraries in Laconia, Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, New Hampton, Holderness and Sandwich. They are also available through the financial aid offices at Plymouth State University and Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. Applications may be obtained electronically as well by visiting the Altrusa website at www.altrusameredithnh.org or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our final presentation on the design and budget before the vote. See the final design, ask questions and get a look at the budget in advance of Town Meeting. Town meeting is on March 11 at 7pm at the ILHS Gym! See you there! Want to see the youtube video of the full walkthrough of the final design? Click here.
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!
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.