During the month of June, Hannaford will give The Friends of the Northwood Libraries a $1 donation for each Reusable Bag sold!
Hannaford selected The Friends of the Northwood Libraries as beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of June!
This exciting program has been designed to support local nonprofits like the Friends of the Library. For each blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag with the good karma messaging purchased at the Northwood Hannaford, the Friends of the Library will receive a $1 donation to help promote and improve library service in Northwood. The Friends of the Library have a goal of raising $100.00 during June as a beneficiary of the program, which is equivalent to 100 bags bought in support of the cause. The Friends plan to use the projected funds to support programs at the Chesley Memorial Library. For more information on the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit hannaford.bags4mycause.com or facebook.com/hhbagprogram.
On Your Mark, Get Set…Read (grades 1-5)/Get In the Game – Read (Grades 6+)
We are combining the youth and teen summer reading programs this summer for your convenience. Participants can join Librarian Diane Kizirian on Wednesdays from 1:30-4:00 p.m. or Librarian Regina Planchet from 4:00-6:30 p.m. for drop-in craft and/or activity sessions. Many of you have to read for school anyway so why not have some fun while you’re at it and maybe even earn a prize while you’re at it!
Wednesdays are stories and crafts in the morning for preschool - K
On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! (preschool-K)
The single most important thing you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them every day. Reading to children will increase their vocabulary and their listening and narrative skills. Join Librarian Annette Blake for simple craft sessions on Wednesdays from 10:30 am-12:30 p.m. and pick out books you can enjoy together at the same time. As an added bonus, the books you read this summer count towards “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” if you are enrolled in that program; just ask us for details if you would like to sign up.
Night Owl Story Time - Wednesday, June 22 at 6 pm
Story time will be held on Wednesdays at 6 pm for 45 minutes with Miranda and will include stories, rhymes, and a craft!
The first Story time will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 6 pm ! This is a drop-in family story time for children 5 years old and under.
Call us at 942-5472 for more info !
MOVIE TUESDAY June 28, at 11 a.m
Join us on Tuesday, June 28, at 11:00 a.m. to watch “Inside Out” on a large screen. Riley is a happy, fun-loving girl whose world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. Of course there will be popcorn too, so relax and enjoy a movie at your library.
Friends of the Northwood Libraries meeting:
Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Chesley Memorial Library! June 10 was the night the teddy bears (and their other stuffed friends!) had their sleepover at the library. We enjoyed Hawaiian music played on a ukelule by Boni Hibbard, stories read by Kelly Belbin and snacks to celebrate the arrival of summer Hawaiian style.
All the Teddys and their friends send out a big Teddy Bear Hug and Thank You to both Boni and Kelly for entertaining us all!
Hawaiian Song and music...
Breakfast Party wraps up the Luau...
Afternoons or evenings…the choice is yours!
Afternoon & Evening Book Discussions
Junior Readers Book Club
Summer Junior Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 14th from 5:00-6:00
A fun thing to do over summer vacation: read A Mango-Shaped Space then come discuss it with friends while eating mangoes! Ask a librarian for a copy of the book.
Afternoon Book Club
Our book discussions for adults will continue this summer and new participants are always welcome.
The Afternoon Group will not meet in July.
Books we have read for our afternoon group:
Evening Book Club
The Evening Book Discussion Group will meet at the Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham on Thursday, June 30, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “Wave” by Sonali Deraniyagala. New members welcome!
Books that we have read for our evening book group over the last 10 years are listed on Pinterest!
Do you want to learn how to knit or crochet? Do you need help with knitting or crocheting projects? Join local artisan Norma Heroux at the Chesley Memorial Library on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. No registration required, all ages welcome. If you are interested but can’t make it on Wednesdays, please let a library staff member know what days/times would be convenient for future consideration.
Local Authors take note
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.
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.
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.
We've gone social! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
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!
Northwood Fun Facts!
In 1897 -
The cost of tuition is $8.75 for 3 students to Coe’s Northwood Academy.
The library had 409 books
Did you know that in 1898
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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.