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Library News and Events

More Exciting New Changes!

November is going to be a busy month here at the Library! 

We've been hard at work for you! Our new calendar has launched and we're getting ready to launch our room reservations online! Soon, you'll be able to go here and request a room for meeting or event. All requests will be reviewed as quickly as possible and a response should be available within 48 hours - requests made over the weekend may take slightly longer. 

All requestors must comply with our meeting room use policy. 

And - as sad as we all are that Elaine Molluer has retired, we are also super excited to introduce Kelly Nahas, who will be starting on November 1st. Kelly joins us from the Ogunquit Maine public library, who have graciously agreed to share her talents with us.  Please stop in and say Hi! 

And (yup, there's more)...on November first, we'll be launching Hoopla! Hoopla is an alternative to New Hampshire Downloadable Books (Libby). Hoopla has lots of material - from eBooks to Audiobooks to Puzzles. Each Library cardholder will be allocated 6 downloads per month on their card. The Hoopla app is available in all app stores, including for Kindle Fire! 

We also are working to using our New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Technology grant proceeds. Part of this grant will fund a new computer workspace for creators - podcasts, image editing and printing, stop-motion video production, and more. The other part of this  grant will go towards replacing some of the computers in the Teen Room - best of all, we're going to let the teens build the computers! With some assistance from Botnay Bay Computers and (schedule permitting) the tech gurus at the middle school, we're going to provide all the components needed and guide a group of t/weens through the process of building their own gaming PCs.

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The latest updates regarding our staffing situation/decreased programming:

We appreciate your understanding and patience with all of the changes we've had to make this year- we're hoping to have everything back to normal as soon as possible! As you may already know, we have had two recent retirements of long-term staff members and at the moment we're unfortunately still on the search for a new Library Director...but on the "brightside", we just recently found a great candidate to serve as our Interim Library Director- you can read more about him in the section above!

Happily, we have also been able to welcome two new Library Assistants to our team… stop by anytime to meet Natasha and Mary Anne! So far, they are a great addition to our little family and despite still being trainees they are both eager to begin serving our Greenland community. If you or anyone know is interested in joining us at WPL or are looking to begin your library career, make sure to check out our current job openings by clicking here.

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Check out our newest available publication below!

Free Copies now available at Weeks Public Library. Seacoast Harvest, updated and published annually, is your FREE resource for finding locally grown food in Rockingham, Strafford, and York counties in NH & ME. It includes farms, farm stands, CSAs and farmers’ markets as well as an in-season calendar. For more information, visit www.seacoastharvest.org

 

 

Seacoast Harvest connects people with sources of locally grown food. We distribute the guide for free, so that families can easily gain access to healthful, whole foods.  And we do not charge for the listings, because we believe in supporting local farms for the health of our environment, community, culture, and economy.  Everyone benefits from the positive impact of environmentally and financially sustainable local farms. Seacoast Harvest is made possible through the generous work of many volunteers, support from our sponsors, and donations from people like you. Your copy awaits in the Living Room of the Weeks Public Library.

A safety message from the Chair of the Weeks Public Library Trustees:

It was brought to the attention of the library trustees that parents at school pick-up time are using the limited library parking spaces to circumvent the line at the school.  This is creating a dangerous situation as has been observed.  The parking area is small between the library and the church.  With large vehicles parked waiting for children and the children crossing the parking lot from the school to the library, we are concerned that there will be a catastrophe that we all would like to prevent.  We ask that the church/library parking lot be used for the purpose that they were intended not as a place for after school pickup.  The school has a great plan in place and we encourage everyone to follow that plan for everyone’s safety.

A Few Reminders:

  • Ancestry.com is available in-house and Heritage Quest is available for remote access. Please call the library at 603 436-8548 if you need the password for Heritage Quest. Available only to Greenland residents due to contractual agreement.

  • The Friends of the Weeks Public Library will meet on Monday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. You’re welcome to join us!

  • The Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, September 12 at 4:30.

 

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