Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Fun at the Library


With just a few short weeks left of summer, it's not too late to join our summer Tic-Tac-Toe Club at the Byron G. Merrill Library. All ages can play along by reading the various types of books listed in each square. As they mark off squares on their tic-tac-toe card not only will children be fulfilling their school reading requirements for the summer, but they'll also earn an extra treat to keep them cool. One of the squares asks children to read a "how-to" book. The library has many books for children to learn new things such as crafts, skateboarding, and even how to make balloon animals. You never know what you'll learn at the Byron G. Merrill Library!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Join Us for a Busy Summer!


Rumney children are invited to join our summer Tic-Tac-Toe Club at the Byron G. Merrill Library. All ages can play along by reading the various types of books listed in each square. As they mark off squares on their tic-tac-toe card not only will children be fulfilling their school reading requirements for the summer, but they'll also earn an extra treat to keep them cool. One of the squares asks children to read a Caldecott Award book. The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published that year. The award was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. The Caldecott and the Newbery Medals are the most prestigious American children's book awards. The Byron G. Merrill Library has many well-loved Caldecott Award books to read and borrow.

Highlighting other local libraries, "Saving the Mountains, New Hampshire and the Creation of National Forests" will be presented at the Margret & H.A. Rey Center, Waterville Valley on Friday July 15th at 8 p.m. In 2011, New Hampshire and the nation are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, the law that created the eastern national forests. Marcia Schmidt Blaine of Plymouth State University will present the lecture.

Upcoming Events: The Rumney Historical Society will host their annual Ice Cream Social on the lawn next to the museum on Saturday, July 23rd at one o’clock. Music, cake and ice cream, and a chance to visit will be the agenda for the day. This event is free and open to the public. We hope that you will join us!

The Byron G Merrill Knitting Society and Yarn Club will meet for tea and conversation on Wednesday, August 10th, at 2 PM – all are welcome! Our next project is to make warm winter hats for the students at the Russell School. Patterns will be available.

The Library Annual Book Sale will take place on Saturday, August 13th, Old Home Day, from 9 until noon on the lawn in front of the library. It will be a ‘contribution’ sale and the proceeds will benefit the children’s collection. Book donations are welcome at the library during our regular hours.

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