Winter is upon us. Please call ahead 942-5472 to ensure the library is open during inclement weather. Thank you.
Lego Clubs will continue through the winter
Wednesday's 12 - 6 pm
LEGOs, Magformers, and Brainflakes at your library!
New Magformers are here by popular demand! Have some fun playing with the Miracle Brain Magformers, a 258 piece intelligent magnetic construction set to promote brain development.
The LEGOs, Magformers, and Brainflakes are out every Wednesday from 12:00-6:00 pm for your enjoyment. Let your imagination be your guide. LEGO creations will be on display until the next session so bring your family and friends back to see your masterpieces. Make sure to check out the
NINJAGO LEGO display downstairs on your way by to play with the variety of creative toys!
Local resident Schuyler Savage displays his LEGO creations in the library to build enthusiasm for the LEGO club.
Spend family time at the library. Get involved.
You and your children can learn a lot of things together! Like how to make a magnetic Ferris Wheel with our new Magformers.
NINAGO Lego display by Schuyler Savage
BREE GUNTER -
book reading and signing
Wednesday, January 25,
4 - 5 pm
The library will be hosting a book reading and signing by Bree Gunter of Northwood, on Wednesday, January 25, from 4 -5 p.m. Gunter will read her newly published children’s book “Buttertoast the Pirate Goat: Adventure on the High Seas.” The story introduces Captain Buttertoast and his friend Jelly and follows the pair as they attempt to follow a treasure map that leads them around the world. Along the way, Buttertoast and Jelly have adventures, meet interesting characters, and find themselves at the mercy of a storm at sea. Buttertoast longs to live up to the reputations of his pirate goat ancestors and is determined to make a name for himself in pirate goat history! Will they reach their destination?
“Good children’s stories can put the reader right into the story, and that’s what I’ve tried to do,” Gunter said. “I hope the readers can imagine being right there with Buttertoast as he navigates his pirate ship around the world.”
Gunter self-published her book on Amazon.com and is in the process of writing a sequel. Books will be available for purchase at the signing at a cost of $9.95; payment by either check or cash will be accepted. Contact the Chesley Memorial Library at 942-5472 for further information.
Passes - use them during vacation!
Do you have vacation time coming up this month? Are you looking for something fun to do with the family or friends? Maybe it’s time to use one of the library’s museum passes!
We have the following available: Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Children’s Museum of NH, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, New Hampshire Farm Museum, Seacoast Science Center, or SEE Science Center! Each pass works a little differently…some let you in free while others provide discounted admission.
Call the library at 942-5472 for updated information regarding passes. We can also provide you with information on when to visit the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester for free admission.
Afternoons or evenings…the choice is yours!
Afternoon Book Club
Our book discussions for adults will continue this winter and new participants are always welcome.
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet at the Chesley Memorial Library on Wednesday, February 1, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss “I Always Loved You” by Robin Oliveira.
Books we have read for our afternoon group:
Evening Book Club
The Evening Book Discussion Group will meet at the ChesleyMemorial Library on Wednesday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. New members welcome!
Books that we have read for our evening book group over the last 10 years are listed on Pinterest!
Our “1000 Book Readers”
Liam Cooper was our first “1000 Book Reader” but not the last! Miles and Mabel Winslow, Evelyn Seavey, and Norah Seavey, Abigail Costanzo are all “1000 Book Readers” and we hope to add more names soon. Congratulations to all of them! We recognize the readers on the sign outside the library when they reach their goal and post their names on the “1000 Books” wall display in the library’s youth room. We are looking forward to more names joining them soon!
Congratulations to the following participants entering kindergarten: Peter Faris, Norah Naleid, and Marlena Thorn. We are very proud of our young readers!
Please come in and let us know when your young reader hits a new 100, 200, 300 or more milestone.
Great news two more readers hit the 1000 level: Jake and Ruth Lakeman.
Another 1000 Book Reader has hit the 1000 Book Goal: Kirie Morrill
1000 Books Club! - You can register at any time all year long
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
JOIN THE 1000 BOOK CLUB! The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books before they begin to learn to read independently. Reading to children will increase their vocabulary and their listening and narrative skills. Reading with children will also help to instill in them self-awareness, confidence and an understanding of their place in the world. The program is sponsored by the Chesley Memorial Library with help from Northwood School teachers.
HOW CAN I READ 1000 BOOKS? It’s easy! One book a day for three years=1000; three books a day for one year=1000; ten books a week for two years=1000.
WHAT COUNTS? Everything! Every book you read counts every time you read it! Books your child hears in Storytime count. Books that others read to your child count. It all counts!
WHERE CAN I SIGN UP? Sign up at the Chesley Memorial Library. We will give you sheets to help you keep count of the books you read. You will receive a book bag when you sign up and will continue to earn incentives as you read your way to 1000 books.
WHEN: Today! Register anytime when your child is between birth and five years old.
IMPORTANT: Please update your progress at the circulation desk every time you read 100 books! We keep track in a log at the library and update our milestone wall display in the youth area. 1000 book readers will be recognized with their name on the library’s sign and will be invited to attend a special ceremony at the Northwood School next August with recognition from the library staff and trustees, Northwood school teachers and personnel, and Northwood School Board.
Are you a local author? Have you finished your book? If you're interested in having the library host a book signing /launch for you please contact us at 942-5472 or email email@example.com.
Yes, we are a free WiFi spot.
The public WiFi is always on for your convenience.
More At the Northwood Library
There's more than books at Chesley Memorial, Northwood's Public Library, we carry a wide range of magazines (Read them while at the library or take them home to enjoy at your leisure).
Better Homes and Gardens
Early American Life
Every Day With Rachael Ray
Field & Stream
Love of Quilting
Martha Stewart Living
National Geographic Kids
Rodale’s Organic life
Saturday Evening Post
This Old House
We have audiobooks, DVDs, and would be more than happy to procure any materials we currently don't have on-site!
We now have open access to a genealogy website! ancestrylibrary.com
“Where did previous generations come from? How did they live? What did they fight for? And how did their lives affect yours? Historical records and photos hold so many answers about the fascinating people in history. Ancestry Library Edition puts them at your fingertips, enabling both research and inviting critical thinking. Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.”
The Chesley Memorial Library now has access to Ancestry Library Edition thanks to the Friends of the Northwood Libraries!
Stop in and use one of our public access computers to start your genealogy search today.
BOOK RETURN POLICY
Our book return is emptied prior to opening daily. Items put in during open hours or after closing will be checked in the next business day.
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OverDrive (The New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium) requires a PIN number to access your account.
Your PIN number is the last four digits of your primary phone number.