Thursday, July 7, 2016

Ice Cream Social at the Museum on July 10th ! POSTPONED...

This event has been postponed and a new date will be announced soon... Family oriented fun and good music, along with cake and ice cream, are all on the agenda for the Rumney Historical Society’s annual Ice Cream Social scheduled for Sunday, July 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Historical Society building at 20 Buffalo Road in Rumney Village. The event is free and open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blanket and picnic supper. The Society’s Museum will be open from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. In addition, games and activities for all ages will be available; or just sit and enjoy the live music provided by local band “Rusty Bones”. Cake and ice cream served at 7:00 pm.
The Rumney Historical Museum is now open through Labor Day weekend on Saturday’s from 10 am to 2 pm. Also, self-guided walking tours of Rumney Village are offered free of charge. Walking Tour Guides are available at the Historical Society Museum and the Byron G. Merrill Library.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mark Your Calendars for June!

Stop in for a June flyer and see what is happening at the Byron G Merrill Library this month. We are gearing up for the Books, Blooms & Bake Sale which will take place this Saturday, June 18th from 10:00am 'til 1:00pm, a fund-raiser to benefit refurbishing our lower level. Stop by and browse the huge assortment of gently used books: hardcover and paperback, children's, popular fiction, cookbooks, DIY, history and more. We’ll also have beautiful, local plants to add to your garden and baked goodies for a treat will be on sale as well. We'll have something for everyone! And... the Polar Caves have offered free admission on June 18th to our good customers... so... make it a day. Shop at our sale for a coupon and then enjoy the rest of the day at our fun, local, Polar Caves! Bookworm Club,for school age children, will be meeting on Wednesday June 22nd at 3 pm. We just finished reading ‘Horrible Harry and the Green Slime’ and did some fun activities to go with each chapter. A brand new club for this same age group will start on Thursday, June 23rd at 3. The Ranger Rick Club will be exploring all things nature and we will have a NH Game Warden as our special guest. The Ranger Rick Club will continue once a month throughout the summer. Our Preschool Story Time will meet on Wednesday morning at 10 am on June 29th. This past week it was all circles as we read stories, completed art projects and blew bubbles! The little ones had a great time and it was a fun time for the Moms to visit... hope you can join us! And to our 1000 Readers... Bring your journals! Lots of plans are in the works for our Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read which will start in July. Sign up has started for all ages! For more information on these programs, events and all that the library has to offer stop by during our open hours and pick up a monthly calendar. Open: Wednesday 1-5pm, Thursday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-1pm. Email us at rumneylibrary@roadrunner.com and check out our blog at www.rumneylibrary.blogspot.com

Monday, June 6, 2016

Library Fund Raiser - Saturday, June 18th...

We're eagerly looking forward to our Books, Blooms, and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 18th from 10 until 1 here at the library. Please plan to come and invite your friends. Money earned will help us get started on our downstairs renovation... Also... we could use your help!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

April Happenings at the Library... Part 2

• Most Thursday mornings from ten until noon, local historians and members of the Rumney Historical Society meet to work on our programs, displays and memorabilia. If you have an hour or two perhaps you will join us.
• The Merrill Theater's Family Movie Night will be showing Princess Bride on Friday, April 8th at 7:00pm and Charlie Brown on Saturday, April 16th at 1. Popcorn will be provided; please bring your own beverage. These will both be fun family times and a good excuse to relax after a busy week.
• Teens and tweens will Get Crafty on Saturday, April 23rd at 10. Come hang out and craft together. You may even enjoy learning a new hobby!
• Our Christmas Club will meet on Friday, April 22nd at 2. Our challenge this month is to collect a few memories and photos so we are prepared when it is time to write THE Christmas letter! Carla will bring treats and Sara will have a small craft for us to complete. Little steps will result in big strides! You are welcome to join us.

April Happenings at the Byron G Merrill Library...

Our April Calendar is full of events for all ages at the Byron G. Merrill Library. The Week of April 10 – 16 is celebrated as National Library Week and we invite you to stop in and say hello. We hope that you will take a look at our upcoming events and select an activity or two or three that might appeal to you. We are always looking for new ideas so be sure to share your thoughts with us.
• Calling all school age readers.......This month the ‘Big Kids Story Time’ is becoming the Book Worm Club and will offer a variety of reading challenges and, of course, a lot of fun. It will be a time to talk and think about the books we read and enjoy some neat games and crafts. The group will meet on most Wednesday afternoons at 3 but we will help you keep up with the challenges at any other time. Be sure to check FB for schedule updates.
• Little Kids Story Time is scheduled for April 6th (repeated April 9th and April 14th at 10) and April 20th at 10 am ... again...watch for FB announcements. Ms. Carla will be presenting and will offer stories, crafts, games, and lots of fun. We will work on colors, letters, and rhymes.
• Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program continues... Olive, Dominic, Hanna, Caleb and Clara are reading (listening!) up a storm. We have an April handout with 30 suggestions to help parents and grandparents interact with little ones.
• The Knitters will gather on Thursday, April 14th at two... It is such fun to see what everyone is working on and just have a chance to visit with others with a common interest. Won’t you join us??

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lots Happening in March!

Our March Calendar is full of events for all ages at the Byron G. Merrill Library. We hope that you will take a look and select an activity or two or three that might appeal to you. We are always looking for new ideas so be sure to share your thoughts with us. • Calling all school age readers.......This month the ‘Big Kids Story Time’ is becoming the Book Worm Club and will offer a variety of reading challenges and, of course, a lot of fun. It will be a time to talk and think about the books we read and enjoy some neat games and crafts. The group will meet on most Wednesday afternoons at 3 but we will help you keep up with the challenges at any other time. Be sure to check FB for schedule updates. • Little Kids Story Time is scheduled for March 9th and 23rd at 10 am and we hope to plan a Saturday session or two... again...watch for FB announcements. Ms. Carla will be presenting and will offer stories, crafts, games, and lots of fun. We will work on colors, letters, and rhymes. • Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program continues... Dominic, Hanna, Caleb and Clara are reading (listening!) up a storm. We have a March handout with 31 suggestions for interacting with little ones. • The Ladies Book Club will be meeting at Susan’s on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00pm to discuss the graphic novel, "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. This graphic-style book is a memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Books are still available at the library. • Local Library Directors who belong to the Scrooge and Marley Library Cooperative will be meeting at our library on Thursday, March 10th from nine until noon. We are excited for these twenty directors to see our beautiful library and we have been very busy dusting and neatening so that we will look our best. • The Knitters will gather on Thursday, March 17th at two (this is a change from our regularly scheduled time because of Town Meeting so please mark your calendars accordingly.) It is such fun to see what everyone is working on and just have a chance to visit with others with a common interest. Won’t you join us?? • Most Thursday mornings from ten until noon, local historians and members of the Rumney Historical Society meet to work on our programs, displays and memorabilia. If you have an hour or two perhaps you will join us. • The Merrill Theater's Family Movie Night will be showing "Return of the Jedi", continuing our Star Wars series, on Friday, March 18 at 6:00pm. Popcorn will be provided; please bring your own beverage. This is a fun family time and a good time to relax after a busy week. • Teens and tweens will Get Crafty on Saturday, March 19th at 10. Come hang out and craft together. You may even enjoy learning a new hobby! • We’re planning an Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, March 23rd at 3. This will be a fun afternoon for all ages. • Our Christmas Club will meet on Friday, March 25th at 2. Our challenge this month is to collect a few memories and photos so we are prepared when it is time to write THE Christmas letter! Carla will bring treats and Sara will have a small craft for us to complete. Little steps will result in big strides! You are welcome to join us. *****This librarian wants to thank everyone who stopped in last week to wish me a happy birthday... it was a fun occasion with flowers, cards, and treats. I loved it!*****

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ladies Book Club will meet March 8th...

The next reading adventure for the Ladies Book Club is Persepolis, the Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. The discussion will take place at Susan's on Tuesday, March 8th at 7....Books are available at the library...