We are fortunate enough to have a new Friends of the Library group in Allenstown. They have two great events/activities coming up-please consider participating.
If you are in grades 4-12, have artistic talent and want to win $50, enter the logo contest. Details on the Friends webpage-deadline is 4/18/2014, so start drawing!
Comcast Cares Volunteer day
On Saturday, April 19, 2014, the Friends will be volunteering to help clean up the Little League field at 140 pleasant Street in Pembroke. if 14 volunteers show up as part of the Friends group, the Comcast will make a donation to the Friends group. Anyone over age 3 will be welcomed. Plus, your teen can earn volunteer hours! See this website for details.
The next meeting of the library trustees will take place on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 3:30pm, at the library.
Using statistical responses and demographics, we can understand how segments of the population use public libraries. According to a newly released study by the Pew Research Center, there are 9 “typologies” of public library engagement including:
Not for Me
Young and Restless
Rooted and Roadblocked
Off the Grid
Which one are you?
H ere’s a hint: whether or not you know your neighbors may be an indicator for how you feel about the library.
Downloadable books access is back up! Please spread the word! If you registered for /received a new library card (including keyring cards) between December and March, you may not have access yet. If so, email me (email@example.com) or contact me tomorrow when the library is open and I can turn on your access. You might need to clear your browser history-I did.
The next meeting of the library trustees will be Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30pm in the library. The public is welcome to attend.
As we rejoin the Downloadable Books program, we have the opportunity to expand it, but the funding would likely come from our traditional (paper) books budget. Should we invest more of our book budget in downloadable books/movies, to buy more downloadable titles? If more and more people are reading digitally, do we respond to that preference with more funding in that area? It’s your tax dollars, so I want to hear from you.
Let’s start a discussion-please email me/call me to share your opinions.
Special movies at the library program to beat winter break boredom:
Celebrate winter with Eight Below (PG) on Tuesday 2/25 at 2pm
and/or count down to Summer with Madagascar 3 (G) at 2pm on Thursday 2/27.
One lucky attendee will win a special prize at each movie showing!
The library will be closing at 2pm on February 18, 2014 due to inclement weather. Our next Trustees meeting will be Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 3:30pm at the Library.
Check out our new collection of books to help kids cope. Published by the American Psychological Association, topics include ADHD, anger, perfectionism, anxiety and mindfulness/meditation. They can be read with kids or kids can read them on their own. Check out our Goodreads page to read reviews.
Due to the impending storm, the library will be closing at 2pm today. Stop by to pick up some books and DVDs to keep you busy while you ride out the storm.