Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thinking Ahead to Summer...



Have fun reading this summer at the Byron G. Merrill Library. The library has a wide variety of children's books for all ages and skill levels. Whether reading for fun or working on a project for school over the summer, our staff can help your child find just the book they need. This is also a great time to bring your child in for their very own library card. For adults we have a large selection of paperback books for patrons to borrow or keep. They're just right for taking with you on your summer vacation to the beach!

Wherever you go you can take the library with you. Byron G. Merrill is a member of New Hampshire Downloadable Books, a website which allows library card holders to download audio books right to their computers, mp3 players, smartphones, and digital readers. All that's needed is an account set up by the library for you to be able to download the proper software and then browse for an audio book. Minimal technical skills are all that's needed to be able to enjoy all that's offered at "http://nh.lib.overdrive.com".

Spring reading continues for children who visit the library. Many of the specially-themed books have been checked out and enjoyed. Children are invited to read the books and check them off their list for a special treat at the end of the season.

Rumney resident Paul Beaulieu, will be offering free Tai Chi lessons on June 9th and 16th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on the Common. This is an opportunity to work with a certified instructor and “try out” this centuries old exercise routine. (Paul can be reached at 603/502-8764 and/or taichipaul.beaulieu@gmail.com)
Upcoming Events: The Byron G Merrill Knitting Society and Yarn Club will meet for tea and conversation on Wednesday, June 8th, at 2 PM – all are welcome!

The Byron G Merrill Library offers books, magazines, dvds, videos, downloadable audio books, genealogy sources, interlibrary loan, and an internet- based foreign language program – stop by and ask. Located at 10 Buffalo Road, the library is open on Wednesdays 2-8, Thursdays 10-12 and 2-5, and Saturdays 10-12. Phone: 786-9520, Email: rumneylibrary@roadrunner.com, Website: www.rumneylibrary.blogspot.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tax Relief at last!


It is time again for New Hampshire’s Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program and we at Byron G. Merrill Library can help. Last year more than 17,100 New Hampshire residents were recipients of this tax relief program, many of whom contacted their local library for assistance. These forms are not distributed through town offices and are not being mailed to last year’s recipients. In an effort to serve our community the BP-8 forms will be available through June 30 during library hours.

The Spring Reading Club continues with children signing out our spring-themed books and checking them off their lists for a treat at the end of the season. One book in particular is great reading right now as local flowers have finally started blooming. Secret in the Garden, inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic tale, is a peek-through picture book which will capture young imaginations as they look through it to find each secret.

Do you have a long commute to work? Would you like a little distraction from your daily chores? Audio books are a great way to multitask! We have a wide variety of books on CD and audio cassette available to our patrons. Whether you like classics such as Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca or recent best-sellers by John Grisham, an audio book will bring more enjoyment to your day.

Upcoming Events: The Byron G Merrill Knitting Society and Yarn Club will meet for tea and conversation on Wednesday, June 8th, at 2 PM – all are welcome!

The Byron G Merrill Library offers books, magazines, dvds, videos, downloadable audio books, genealogy sources, interlibrary loan, and an internet- based foreign language program – stop by and ask. Located at 10 Buffalo Road, the library is open on Wednesdays 2-8, Thursdays 10-12 and 2-5, and Saturdays 10-12. Phone: 786-9520, Email: rumneylibrary@roadrunner.com, Website: www.rumneylibrary.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Library Happenings



The Ladies Knitting Society and Yarn Club met yesterday here at the library. Helen brought some delicious treats and it was fun seeing the projects she has been working on - she has embroidered a tea towel and the stitching does not show on the back side!!!

Visitors to the Byron G. Merrill Library will be pleased to know of three new books that have been added to our shelves. "Friendship Bread" by Darien Gee is a novel about three women whose lives are changed by a simple act of kindness - an unexpected gift of homemade Amish Friendship Bread, a moving tale of triumph and hope. Debbie Macomber adds number eight to her Blossom Street series with " A Turn in the Road." This book tells the story of three women, three generations, on a cross-country road trip and their own emotional journeys along the way. Local writer, Jodi Picoult has released "Sing You Home", a complex morality tale told with honesty and dignity from the viewpoints of all three main characters. It's sure to be a hot-button topic for her fans. Whether you're looking for a new release or classic book, the Byron G. Merrill Library has just the book for you.

Spring reading continues for children who visit the library. Many of the specially-themed books have been checked out and enjoyed. Children are invited to read the books and check them off their list 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 Wednesday, June 8th, at 2 PM – all are welcome! Thank you Helen for our wonderful treats!

The Byron G Merrill Library offers books, magazines, dvds, videos, downloadable audio books, genealogy sources, interlibrary loan, and an internet- based foreign language program – stop by and ask. Located at 10 Buffalo Road, the library is open on Wednesdays 2-8, Thursdays 10-12 and 2-5, and Saturdays 10-12. Phone: 786-9520, Email: rumneylibrary@roadrunner.com, Website: www.rumneylibrary.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Magazines Galore!



Are the cost of magazine subscriptions getting you down? Stop by the Byron G Merrill Library and read your favorite magazines at our spacious reading table. We carry a wide variety of magazines from Better Homes and Gardens and Country Living to National Wildlife and Smithsonian. The popular women’s magazines will give great ideas for spring cleaning, new recipes and more. Armchair explorers will enjoy National Wildlife for its focus on animals around the world and Yankee Magazine as a perfect guide to all things New England. Smithsonian will take you around the world with its treasures and artifacts featured in world-wide museums. All these magazines and more are great reading and all but the latest issues may be checked out.

Upcoming Events: The Byron G Merrill Knitting Society and Yarn Club will meet for tea and conversation on Wednesday, May 11th, at 2 PM – all are welcome!