Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Progress continues...

Progress continues... today we can see where the new entry will be, the pipes for the bathroom and the hole for the staircase which will go to the lower level...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Foundation is Underway...

As you can see... we have a foundation or at least the start of one! Noisy work will be continuing this week according to the foreman Ron but it will not interfere with our being open. Just a reminder that Story Time for Big Kids will be Wednesday (tomorrow) at 3 and Story Time for Little Kids will be Thursday at 10:30. We look forward to seeing everyone and you will have a chance to look out back...very exciting!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Big Hole!

The digging has begun! Keeping a careful eye on the project is our own Tom Wallace, Owner's Representative. The dirt is being placed at the rear of the parking lot so... we spoke with Pastor Dan at the Church and offered our back lawn for parking on Sunday...

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Project Begins...

The fun has begun... the electricians are here installing a new fire alarm system... the dumpster will be arriving and tomorrow some digging begins!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

This Week at the Library...

March will soon be over and what a March it has been... we, at the library, are all in favor of some warmer temperatures and an ice free walkway! We have had a busy week as we moved a lot of stuff around upstairs and downstairs getting ready to start our big project, the handicap access. It was great having Kathy Sobetzer, Roger Daniels and my Jim here on Saturday to help... we sure made some good progress and I thank you.
Our Story Times will continue this week... Wednesday afternoon at 3 for our big kids and Thursday morning at 10:30 for our little ones. If you do FB, you might enjoy ‘liking’ us and checking out some cute pictures of our various activities.
Our Historians meet each Thursday morning at 10. This past week was a road trip as we attempt to match old pictures with current addresses... an interesting challenge! Anyone interested in Rumney’s history is welcome to join us.
Our next BIG shindig will take place on Wednesday, April 1st at 3... Can anyone guess the theme of our event??? We have several fun things planned so come along.
The Knitters will meet next on April 9th at 2 and we have a treat in store... Rachel Anderson will be demonstrating her crocheting skills and we will learn the secrets of her beautiful scarves! I think that Nancy will be bringing cookies to go with a cup of tea and we will all have a chance to stitch and visit. We invite you to join us.
Lots of new books keep coming our way... you are welcome to stop in and take a look. I just read A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler... her writing is perfection and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, an Australian writer... a fellow with no social skills navigating a relationship.. a fun read!
We wish all of you a good week and encourage you to stop by to see us. We are open on Wednesdays from 1 – 5, Thursdays from 10 – 5, and Saturdays 10 – 1.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

It's March here at the library....

We are crossing our fingers that supporters of the proposed handicap access at the library will be out in force next Thursday at Rumney’s annual town meeting at The Russell School on Thursday, March 12th at 7 pm. Please come and vote YES on article 2 for this very much needed update at our local library. Folks have been working hard these past few years drawing up the plans and raising funds to make this all happen. (There is still time to make a financial donation and/or purchase a brick.) It is now time to approve the final funds needed to get this project done and this needs to happen at town meeting!
Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss, was born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts and later attended Dartmouth College. Known for his creative, whimsical children's books, Dr. Seuss is celebrated in schools and libraries around the US as part of Read Across America each March. Join us at the Byron G. Merrill Library to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on Saturday, March 7th at 10:30am. We'll have a huge selection of Dr. Seuss books to read aloud, activities, posters to color, a bean bag toss and more Seussical silliness. We know you will like it whether you're old or you're wee, it's tons of free fun for the whole family!
Speaking of birthdays… This librarian totally enjoyed her celebration last week. The children recited poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and took part in a March of the Snowflakes Parade. We “marched’ all our hand-made snowflakes right out the door as our way of saying, “It is time for spring”. And… we thank Nancy for the delicious cake.
Looking for a good book? You don’t have to go far… as we have lots of choices… hardcovers, paperbacks, E-books, audio books. We are open Wednesdays 1 – 5, Thursdays 10 – 5, and Saturdays 10 – 1. Keep up-to-date with our activities through FB, our blog, and/or The Record Enterprise. And… don’t forget town meeting… Thursday, March 12th at 7 at the Russell School… We NEED your vote!

Friday, January 30, 2015

January at BGM Library....

The Trustees and the staff at the Byron G. Merrill Library thank everyone who has made a contribution to the "Time for a Lift" Project. Your donations and support are greatly appreciated both now and in the near future when the library will be accessible to anyone who would like to come into our beautiful building. The Buy-a-Brick program saw many orders come in for the Christmas season in memory and honor of loved ones. There is still plenty of time to make a contribution or, if you prefer, to buy a brick which will become part of the new entryway. You are welcome to stop by the library for more information and to see many of the bricks which have already been purchased.
The Winter Story Time for children has begun with snowflakes and snowmen decorations getting us in the spirit for our snow theme. Special winter books are available to check out each week along with an ongoing snowman and snowflake craft. Join us on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm or Thursdays at 10:30 am for a fun time of singing, reading, activities and more. In addition, our independent readers have formed a book group and will be reading away to reach their various goals. Our Knitting Club is ongoing in spite of all the confusion over our January meeting. If you remember correctly it was extremely cold on January 8th... What a surprise to have the door open at 2 and see a lot of familiar faces come along in! We enjoyed some good conversation and a cup of tea along with our knitting but no cookies! We plan to do better next time. Our next get-together is scheduled for Thursday, February 12th at 2 and, I believe, Dottie will be bringing treats. See you all then! Rumney Historical Society workers will be meeting at the library each Thursday morning at 10am during the cold months to plan the 2015 season and sort through various historical items. It is fun to spend time together and there is always a lot of talk of the old days. Everyone is welcome! Save the date February 5th at 7. The Rumney Historical Society will be showing the film Gentleman Jim. Look for more information next week! Winter is such a good time to settle down with a good book and just feel cozy. And we have lots of good books to choose from so we hope you will stop by and select one or two. We have several of the bestsellers available including All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doeer, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, and Redeployment by Phil Klay. For those of you wishing not to venture out on these cold days, you are welcome to download a free ebook or audio book right at home through the NH Downloadable book program to which we subscribe. We are open Wednesdays from 1 – 5, Thursdays 10 – 5, and Saturdays 10 -1. Keep up with our goings on through the Record Enterprise, our blog www.rumneylibrary.blogspot.com, and Facebook. Hope to see you soon!