September is Library Card Sign-up Month
Share with us why you value your library card for a chance to win a prize!
Banned Books Week: 9/21 – 9/27
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Held 9/21-9/27 this year, it will highlight the value of free and open access to information. View a list of frequently challenged books of the 21st century HERE.
The easiest way to sign in is to use this very website. On the right hand side list of our home page, click on the Download audio and eBooks link and it will take you directly to the OverDrive log in. Click Account. Find New Boston-Whipple Free from among all the libraries. Sign in with your library card number and your password. DO NOT USE any old prefixes! If your account requires updating or you have an outstanding issue, you might not be able to log in. If you have any questions, just give us a call at 487-3391. Thanks!
We have museum coupons for the New England Aquarium through 6/30/2015. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for this generous donation! Each coupon admits up to four people for a reduced admission rate of $10 per person. Children under the age of 3 are admitted free. Library coupons may not be used in conjunction with school or group visits, nor be applied toward Aquarium programs, IMAX tickets or whale watch tickets. Visit the New England Aquarium website HERE for information about hours, exhibits, schedules, prices, directions and parking! Enjoy Myrtle the Turtle.
Friday, September 19th, 7:15 PM at the New Boston Community Church. Chris Schadler, will share her experiences with New England coyotes and wolves through fascinating anecdotes and wonderful photos. Wolves were once becoming extinct in New Hampshire, and coyotes were rare, but a comeback is occurring and a different animal is evolving. All ages are welcome free of charge.
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We have a new membership to the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth. Enjoy free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children, and special events. We also have many other museum passes that offer either a reduced or free admission. Please call us for availability!
Mango is the most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. It’s FAST! It’s FUN! And it is totally FREE from the library, and 30 of its much loved learning courses have doubled in size–meaning ten new chapters and over 1,000 additional learning hours. Log into your account (you will need your library card number), click on Mango and begin. Also works on your Android phone. The 14 new languages are: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Hungarian, Kazajh, Seribian, Yiddish, Bengali, Malay, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Scottish Gaelic, ESL Arabic MSA and ESL Armenian.
Library Survey Results are in
The results of the Whipple Free Library Community Survey taken in March are in. Thank you so much for participating. We would like to share this information with you before we use it in our strategic plan. Please take a look at the results when you are at the library next. Thanks again for helping to shape the future of the Whipple Free Library.
Rodney Towne installed the New Boston 250th Anniversary Quilt in the Community Room of the library. The frame is made from wood recycled from Town Hall renovations. Have you been in to see this beautiful quilt yet?
The Library Foundation compiled a Book of Benefactors photographed and designed by Allison Hope Photography. Please stop by, pull up a chair and enjoy! Thank you all for your generosity. We truly appreciate all you have done for the library. We appreciate you!
Frustrated by your E-Reader??/ We can help!
Are you having trouble getting started? We are available to give quick guidance to help you download to your e-reader, or give you handouts for the NH Downloadable Book Service. A great resource is the official New Hampshire Downloadable Book Service Blog. Be sure to watch their video! The library now has a KindlePaperwhite and a Nook Glowlight to check out. Please call for more information, and to schedule a time to meet with library staff. Thanks!