We are pleased to announce that the Meredith Public Library has been awarded $18,487.00 in funding through the Institute for Museum and Library Services’ “Grants to States” program. The grant program is part of the American Rescue Act Plan of 2021 and is being facilitated by the N.H. State Library.
The money will be used to help equip our new Maker Space. It will also be used to collaborate with the Lakes Center for the Arts to bring artists to the library to exhibit their work and to teach art classes. The grant also helps us to collaborate with the Meredith Historical Society to digitize some of the society and library’s collections and to teach others how to digitize their home collections.
The Meredith Library Fund through a generous grant from Heart & Hands Thrift Shop is also partnering with the library on this grant. We received an additional $6,000 to purchase ten iPads with Apple Pens and Keyboards that will be used in the Maker Space to teach Digital Art classes, among other uses. They also gave us funding to purchase a 3D Printer and a 3D Scanner.
Some of the equipment we will be purchasing will allow for digitization of home movies in various formats, slides, photos and historical books. We also will be purchasing a large scale color printer, an engraver, sewing machines, a Cricut machine and other items that will allow us to serve artists, personal historians and small business owners in our community. A survey will be available soon asking what we can do in the Maker Space to better serve the community.
We are very excited to begin circulating physical items again. Staff are available Mon & Tues, Thu & Fri from 9:00AM-5:00PM and Wed from 11AM-7PM.
To place an order for pickup you can:
We will also start our Homebound Delivery service again brought to you in partnership with the Altrusa Club. Please call the above number or email email@example.com to place an order.
The library building remains closed to the public until the Governor lifts the stay at home order. Your requested items will be left in a bag on a card table near the back entrance. Your name will be labeled on the bag.
The staff looks forward to seeing you again, even if it's just a wave from the window.
— Erin Apostolos, Library Director
Have you been creating things while social distancing? Taking photographs? Painting? Using coloring books? Finished a big puzzle as a family? Send us your photos of what you've been working on!
From your photos, we will create a virtual art display of your work! We miss you guys and want to see how creative you've been.
E-mail your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
View the submissions so far! http://www.meredithlibrary.org/virtual-art-display.html
We have been compiling links to help with distance learning and boredom during the quarantine/lock-down. Here are a variety of resources to help with learning from afar, as well as just some fun things to do from home!
Virtual Museum Tours:
Documentaries/Movies Streaming for Free:
Fun with the Meredith Library Staff:
* Not everything is free on links marked with asterisks.
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.
In case you missed the big news, here is a media round-up!
A huge thank you to the community for all of us at the Meredith Library. We could not do this without your support.
Don't forget two very important upcoming events:
February 29 at 11AM: Library Building Project Update @the Community Center
March 11 at 7PM: Town meeting is at the Inter-Lakes High School auditorium. The library building renovation/expansion project will be on the warrant for vote.
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.