Saturday, March 21, 2015
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.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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!
Friday, January 30, 2015
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.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The decorations are hung and the Byron G. Merrill Library is looking festive for the holiday season. Our Annual Christmas Open House will be held on Thursday, December 18th from 6-8pm. Come, enjoy live music by "Rhubarb Pie", a Christmas reading by John Allen, yummy homemade goodies and our special punch. We hope you and your family can join us as the library is bursting with good music and good cheer!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Friends and supporters of the Byron G. Merrill Library continue the "Time for a Lift" campaign to fund the long-needed accessibility building project. This addition with a ground-level entrance, lift, restroom and stairs will ensure that the library is accessible to everyone, and utilize the building to its fullest for many years to come.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
What fun we have had this past month welcoming new patrons to the Byron G Merrill Library and all the services we have to offer... the latest books, shelves of mysteries, movies, computer access, wifi, e-books to name a few. Everyone was invited to enter a drawing and the winners have now been selected... Mike Manning will be enjoying a coffee and treat at the Common Café and Heide Allen will have her choice of yummy desserts at Rumney Rocks Bistro. A big thank you to our local eateries.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
That reminds me of a story... Join us for an evening with Rebecca Rule at the Rumney Historical Museum on Monday, October 6 at 7:00pm. NH author Rebecca Rule has made it her mission over the last 20 years to collect stories of New Hampshire, especially those that reflect what’s special about this rocky old place. She’ll tell some of those stories – her favorites are the funny ones – and invite audience members to contribute a few stories of their own. This will be a fun, free community event with refreshments (pies, lots of homemade pies!) and time to socialize with your neighbors. And did we mention, pies?!