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?
We now have free online access for the titles Dementia Handbook & Resource Guide. All you have to do is access Grey Hound Online Databases (GOLD) either from within our library (no login required) or from home. You can also access the link under our "SERVICES" tab at the top menu of our main page.
If you are accessing GOLD remotely from home, you can use the following link and login info:
* Client ID: Meredith
* Login User Name: Meredith
* Password: 03253
Did you know we have a great selection of magazine titles available for check-out and curbside pick-up? Everything from Smithsonian to Yoga! We have all of your interests covered.
How to search for magazines:
But that's not all. We also have an extensive emagazine collection courtesy the New Hampshire State Library. Just open the Libby App or sign into Overdrive and search through their magazine section! You can also access the emagazine catalog here to search from your PC.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (603) 279-4303.
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.
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.
Visit the Meredith Library Fund website for more information.
The Meredith Oral History Project is live! You can now listen to all of the interviews that we have conducted thus far and read the full transcripts!
Just visit the following link:
If you would like to participate in the Meredith Oral History Project and do an interview with us, please call the Meredith Library at (603) 279-4303 and ask for Matthew or Linda.
As Meredith residents, we have established the independent 501(c)(3) Meredith Library Fund. Our mission is to obtain tax-deductible donations, pledges and grants to
provide a philanthropic opportunity to help equip, renovate and expand the Meredith Public Library and reduce taxpayers’ cost for the project.
The campaign launched on February 1, 2019. We are pleased to report pledges are already at $60,000, jump starting our fundraising efforts. We are setting a goal of $1,125,000 for the capital campaign, based on the positive
feedback received from the recent Library Trustees Fundraising Study.
The Meredith Library Fund has received our 501(c)(3) designation letter from the Internal Revenue Service which can be viewed on our website. To learn more about Meredith Library Fund and the different ways to donate, pledge or volunteer, visit our website at www.meredithlibraryfund.org .
Questions regarding the fund should be directed to Meredith Library Fund
president Jim McFarlin at 603-393-0863 or email@example.com .
Many thanks in advance for your support.
James McFarlin – President
Jaime Laurent – Vice President
Steven Geer – Treasurer
Amy LaFavre – Secretary
Jeff Reilly – Director at Large
We are excited to announce a great service that will allow you to easily keep track of everything going on in Meredith! Burbio.com is a FREE website and app that puts school, library and other local events all in one calendar. You can create a personalized event feed and even sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars! You'll also be notified when events change or get cancelled.
Sign up at Burbio.com or download the free iPhone or Android App and follow the calendars that interest you.
Click HERE for Meredith Public Library's Burbio Feed.
(If you are involved in a group or organization and want to get your events on Burbio, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.