Our first “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!
Please come in and let us know when your young reader hits a new 100, 200, 300 or more milestone.
Lego Clubs will continue through the fall!
Lego Club - Wednesday's 12 - 6 pm
Magformers were wildly popular at the library in August so we hope to bring them back again soon! We are scheduled to borrow a ReCon Rover for September. The ReCon Rover is a toy, a robot, and a tool for learning. The ReCon Rover is a toy robot that you program to move, turn, talk, record sounds, even deliver small items! Program in simple step by step instructions, such as move forward 2 feet, turn 90 degrees, play sound 1, and then watch the Rover carry out your instructions! We plan to have our Rover active on Wednesdays from 12:00-6:00 p.m. but please call the library at 942-5472 to make sure Rover has arrived safely!
Don’t forget about the LEGO Club at the library! School is back in session so you might want to drop in after you’re done for the day just to relax and have some fun playing with LEGOs. Or maybe you are looking for something to do with your younger children while your older children are in school! Whatever the situation, LEGOs are out every Wednesday from 12:00-6:00 pm for your enjoyment. We have LEGOs for all ages so drop in and 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!
Summer Reading Program raffle winners are:
Adults: Margaret Walker
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Monday's are Senior Cafe Day at Chesley Memorial Library all year long!
The Senior Summer Café has morphed into the Senior Café for the fall months and will still meet every Monday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. We are looking forward to home-baked goodies featuring apples and pumpkins, all of those fall favorites! And you still have a chance to sing old-time favorites with our local ukulele player Boni Hibbard. Boni takes special requests so don’t miss your chance to bring back some fond memories.
What is a Senior Cafe? A place to gather and socialize for older folks from Northwood and surrounding towns. (We're handicap accessible so don't let that stop you from joining us.)
Come share stories, pass time with old friends and meet new ones. There is no specific program planned for each week; we might talk about books, make decorations for the library, listen to local musicians, play Trivial Pursuit, or we might just visit and enjoy each others company. Light refreshments will be served.
Caretakers are welcome to stay with seniors for the café but can also enjoy some time away on their own if appropriate. Please call the library at 942-5472 if you would like more information.
Library Open House
Story Time starts Wednesday September 14 this fall on at 10:30 am.
Story time will be held on Wednesdays at 10:30 am for 45 minutes and will include stories, rhymes, and a craft!
This is a drop-in family story time for children 5 years old and under.
Call us at 942-5472 for more info !
As always programming subject to weather cancellations. Please leave name and contact information with the library so that we may contact you if needed.
There will be no Story Time:
Nov. 23 - Thanksgiving week
Dec. 21 - Christmas week
Dec. 28 - Christmas week
March 1 - School Vacation week
April 26 - School Vacation week
Ending - Wednesday June 7th
Yes, we are a free WiFi spot.
The public WiFi is always on for your convenience.
September is National Library Card month!
NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH
September is Library Card Sign-up Month—a time when libraries across the country remind their communities that a library card is the key to endless opportunities. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. It is a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country join together to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Snoopy, the world-famous beagle from Peanuts, is returning to be this year's Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month.
The Chesley Memorial Library will offer free replacement library cards all month and will celebrate with an open house on Saturday, September 10, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
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.
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.
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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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