OPEN HOUSE at the Library! September 13
from 10 - 12 pm.
Join the Chesley Memorial Library staff and trustees for our annual Open House to honor National Library Card Sign-Up Month on Saturday, September 13, from 10:00am until noon. Learn about Atrium, our new library circulation system, and what it can do for you...or rather, what you can do with it!
Atrium provides you, as the user the opportunity to manage your own library account by renewing books online or requesting books online; you can even set up reminders about your library items due dates.
Visit our newly designed teen area and enjoy some fabulous cake to complete your library open house experience.
Story Time is back!
Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Starting on Wednesday Sept. 10th our 10:30 am Story Times will start up again. We'll read stories and follow with crafts afterwards.
No Story Time on the following dates: Wednesday - Dec. 24th, Feb. 25th and April 22nd. Story Time ends Wednesday June 10th.
Tuesday, Oct. 14 from
10:30 - 12:30
Our theme will center on Halloween and Fall. Join us for lots of fun.
Monday's are Senior Cafe Day at Chesley Memorial Library
The Senior Café continues on Mondays through the fall, 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Chesley Memorial Library.
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.)
The central air is on so it’s a perfect place to cool down while meeting up with friends! "We want it to be a good old fashioned social hour". 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, 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.
September Lego Clubs Change!
Kids, Did You Come and meet "Mary Poppins" in person?
Mary Poppins (aka Linda Peck) visited the Chesley Memorial Library with her carpet bag full of hats, scarves, umbrellas that fly, a giant hat rack, and more, she told magical stories that delighted the audience members of all ages.
As all grownups know Mary hails from London, England, where she worked as a Nanny for Mr. & Mrs. Banks. Her charges Jane and Michael, delightful children you know, simply materialized from the audience that gathered around her.
Mary kept us all entertained not only with her fine English accent and very odd dress but with a carpetbag full of magic tricks done with balloons, peacock feathers, carousel-balancing wheels, feather dusters, dishes and more.
Funding for the Kids, Books, and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
CHESLEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM
“Fizz, Boom, Read!” at the Chesley Memorial Library this summer. Join us for fun crafts and activities such as: Lego challenges, bouncy balls, paint swirls, pinwheels and windmills, lava lamps, and homemade rootbeer floats. Ages preschool through grade 12.
Summer Reading Raffle Winners
PreK - 2 Marley Thorn
3-5 Ellias Angviano
6+ Piper Leduke
Adult Stacy Sweet
PreK - 2 Montana Spead
3-5 Brennan Gonya
6+ Madison Cunningham
Adult Norma Carlson
PreK - 2 Charlotte Leas
3-5 Lucas Schleich
6+ Mary Thoms
Adult Adrienne Hall
PreK - 2 Logan Hanson
3-5 Annie Thoms
6+ Abby Leas
Adult Kate McNally
PreK - 2 Hayden Coville
3-5 Cecilia Mellow
6+ Emily Cunningham
Adult Sarah Gill
We now have passes for:
- Squam Lake
- Strawberry Banke
- Children's Museum of NH
- Boston MFA
available at the library. Passes must be reserved ahead of time.
Call 942-5472 for more information.
A Piano in Every Room
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).
We've got Books on CD, DVDs and would be more than happy to procure any materials we currently don't have on-site.
Reserve or to Renew books:
Go online to www.chesleylib.com
Select Library Catalog -
login with your library card number,
use the last 4 digits of your phone
number as your PIN.
Call us at 942-5472 or email us at
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