29 attended our End of the Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Social on Saturday 8/16. All the prizes were drawn with Abigail Duchesne being the big winner of the Kindle Fire.
Congratulations to all the great readers this summer!
On August 9, 2014, the Allenstown Library bid farewell to our director, Dr. Amber Cushing. Amber accepted a fantastic opportunity to relocate to Ireland and put her PHD to work as a professor in Dublin. Amber made many positive additions to the Library and our programs. We wish Amber all the best in her new position.
On August 14, 2014, after a careful search for just the right candidate, the Trustees hired Deborah (Debbi) Gadwah-Lambert as our new Library Director. Debbi is a native of Colebrook, NH and has been the Public Library Director at a small historical library very similar to ours for the past eleven years in Canaan, VT. For the last two years, she has also been the Media Specialist and Teaching Librarian at Canaan’s K-12 School. She attended college at Granite State College and Drexel University. She is a Past President of the Vermont Library Association and contributing member to the Vermont Early Literacy Initiative. She recently relocated with her daughter to Concord, NH . “I am very happy to be selected as your new library director,” Debbi says, “and I look forward to working with the Allenstown Public Library’s board, staff and community members to keep the library relevant and effective for the people of Allenstown.”
The Board of Trustees wishes to welcome Debbi to our staff. We invite patrons to come in and say hello.
On August 12, children were entertained by Lindsay and her puppet pals. She told stories and jokes and a fun time was had by all.
Director-Allenstown Public Library, Allenstown, NH
The library will be closed Friday, July 4th and Saturday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.
Substitute Circulation Clerk, Part-time, Allenstown Public Library
Duties: The Allenstown Public Library is looking for an energetic, customer-service focused and detail-oriented substitute circulation clerk to fill in on short notice when staff in unavailable. This position requires active multi-tasking and strong attention to detail.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Check in/out library materials, register new patrons, assist patrons in locating library material, downloadable books, and the use of library computers, answer telephone inquiries and shelve materials.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required, some college preferred. Library experience a plus.
This position requires active multi-tasking and strong attention to detail.
Experience working with the public preferred.
Must be age 18 by date of hire.
Closing Date: July 8, 2014
Salary: As needed at $10.00/hour. Must be available at short notice.
Address: Please send resumé to:
Allenstown Public Library
59 Main Street
Allenstown, NH 03275
Web Site: http://www.allenstownlibrary.org/
Great news for summer readers. If you read at least 5 books this summer, you can receive 2 FREE Fishercats tickets for a game in August! Stop by the library for a form.
Due to staffing issues, the library will be closed Saturday, June 14, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The next meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will take place on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:30pm at the library. The public is welcome to attend.