Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Books from Baldacci and Woods!



New to the Byron Merrill Library this week are "The Sixth Man" by David Baldacci and "Bel-Air Dead" by Stuart Woods. "The Sixth Man" is number five in a series featuring the characters Sean King and Michelle Maxwell and follows the duo as they investigate an alleged serial killer. Without giving too much away, they encounter their first glitch when the lawyer of the case is found dead before their first meeting. In "Bel-Air Dead" best-selling author, Stuart Woods continues with the 20th Stone Barrington series. Stone is called out to California to help with a friend's stockholder meeting and finds himself in a high-stakes game with the rich and ambitious. If you are a David Baldacci or Stuart Woods fan, or if you are looking for a new suspense series, be sure to check out these newest editions.

Children are invited to be a part of our Spring Reading Club by choosing a book from our Spring-themed selection, then checking them off a reading list for a special treat at the end of the season. One of our spring books is "Ducklings and Pollywogs" by Ann Rockwell and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. This book tells the story of a little girl and her father as they visit the local pond. When the ice has melted a fascinating world unfolds among the wild things that live and grow there. Check out this book and more when you stop by!

Upcoming Events: The Byron G Merrill Knitting Society and Yarn Club will meet for tea and conversation on Wed, May 11th at 2 - All are welcome!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


In addition to shelves filled with new books, we have a section devoted to very old books, books that were part of the library collection in 1909! We have a wonderful catalog entitled "Catalogue of the Books in the Byron G Merrill Public Library, Rumney, New Hampshire 1909" which lists the library's holdings in that year. It reminds us of the long history of our library and how grateful we are to Adelaide Merrill for giving the library building to the town of Rumney over one hundred years ago.
Umbrellas, boots and flowers decorate our area designated for children's spring-themed books. Among the display is the book entitled, "The Bear That Heard Crying" which tells the true story of little Sarah Whitcher who lived near Warren, NH in 1783. You will be enchanted by the storytelling of author, Natalie Kinsey-Warnocki and by the beautiful illustrations by Ted Rand. Children can check off this and other titles from their reading list cards for a special treat at the end of the season.
Upcoming Events: The Byron G Merrill Knitting Society and Yarn Club will meet for tea and conversation on Wed, May 11th at 2 - All are welcome!

Sunday, April 3, 2011



The children are continuing to enjoy the large, new assortment of hardcover picture books from the Libri Foundation Grant and have had fun making their selections. Sam, Julia and Josiah particularly enjoyed 'Pigs to the Rescue' by John Himmelman. The pictures are cute and the pigs are all so helpful - a fun read! The librarians' favorite is 'Dog Loves Books' by Louise Yates. If you change the book store setting to a library it is just like us! Again, we thank everyone who supported our book sale which made this matching grant possible.
At last we feel that we can safely end our 'Winter Reading'. Certificates are ready and waiting for everyone who participated. Congratulations to Kieran who read sixteen books! We have selected twenty picture books for 'Spring Reading' so we invite everyone to join in and start feeling spring!