“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, but only a librarian can bring you back the right one.” – Neil Gaiman
Events/ Library Book Sale!
Sat. June 1, 9-1
Volunteers needed for setup (Friday night) and working the sale. Please call or drop in to sigh up!
Books! Audios! DVDs! Audios!
Big Library Read/ Four Corners of the Sky
Want a free book for your Kindle, Nook or other eReader?
Wednesday was the rollout of the Big Library Read pilot. This pilot program allows millions of patrons from more than 7,500 participating libraries to simultaneously read Michael Malone’s critically-acclaimed ‘Four Corners of the Sky’ in OverDrive Read, Kindle and EPUB formats. Big Library Read enables users from 10 different countries on five different continents to join in one of the largest global reading events ever to occur. From now until June 1st, users will be able to log in to their digital library website and check out this wonderful tale about love, secrets and the mysterious bonds only families can form. Want to play? Just log in on NH Downloadable Book Consortium and click on Big Library Read!
Summer Reading (Adults)/ Groundbreaking Reads
Signup Starts June 17- but you can read the first book now….
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian is the story of a young woman plunged into a labyrinth where the secrets of her family’s past connect to an inconceivable evil: the dark fifteenth-century reign of Vlad the Impaler and a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive through the ages. The search for the truth becomes an adventure of monumental proportions, taking us from monasteries and dusty libraries to the capitals of Eastern Europe – in a feat of storytelling so rich, so hypnotic, so exciting that it has enthralled readers around the world.
Summer Reading (Kids)/ Dig into Reading
Technology/ New Overdrive Website
Do you use our downloadable audio books and eBooks? Then you may have noticed (or you will soon) that the website has undergone a makeover. This affects some of the steps users currently use to download materials. The library staff is rushing to learn the changes and prepare documentation for users, but please bear with us during this period. There is Help available:
Online Services/ Free! Mango Languages
We are thrilled to announce that we now have Mango Languages free for all library patrons. Mango offers a fast and convenient solution for increasing language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex conversational elements within an audio-visual framework that allows the user to draw important connections between pieces of information they have already learned.
To try it out, go to our catalog, log in with your library card and password (call us if you need help) and click on Mango. You will be prompted to create an account with your email address so that you can keep track of your progress. Choose a language and give it a whirl! Here’s your chance to impress that Italian super-model you’ve always admired.
On Site/ Millrace Park
A Wildlife Habitat Area
Created by the Whipple Free Landscape Committee and the members of the New Boston Central School Hiking Club
Funded with the help of a NH Wildlife Action Grant, supported by the Conservation License Plate fund (moose plates).
Look at our brochure and map of the area.