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!