Moultonborough Library News
May 27, 2020
“Porch Pickup” book delivery to our patrons is now underway, and we already have helped quite a few of our library friends overcome their book and movie deficit following the stay at home order.  We are here from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday to help you with your requests by phone 476-8895, by email to moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or you can sign into your account on our catalog and reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on the bench on the porch outside the main doors to be picked up by 3 p.m. If not picked up before we close, we will bring them back into the building and put them out again the next day that the library is open.
Our Book Drop is now open for returns, but the building will remain closed to the public. Please do not bring any book sale book or magazine donations at this time. The July 4 book sale has been postponed, and we will let you know when we will reschedule and when we will again be accepting donations.
If you are not familiar with our online catalog, go to the library website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org and click on “Library Catalog” under the “Our Collection” tab on the home page. When the search screen comes up, you can search by author, title, or subject. To reserve an item, you must log in using the log in button at the top right. Your last name is your username (last name only), and your library card number is your password. You may save book or dvd ideas for later in the Bookbag tab, but this does not reserve them. You can also look up what you currently have checked out, if you need to hunt around the house and find the books you need to return. All library cards expire once each year so that we can update our records for patron contact information, so if your card is not working,  call us at 476-8895 and we can update your account in just a few moments.
Children in grades 4-6 are invited to vote for the Great Stone Face book award, and the link to the ballot can be found on the home page of the library website. Vote before May 31, and the winner will be announced on June 1.
After taking a break during the library limited reopening, children’s librarian Sharon Gulla will be continuing her daily read-aloud picture books and short chapter books on the Moultonborough Library Facebook page. Check the Facebook page to sign up for a “take and make” craft for children in the coming days.
The Rosetta Stone foreign language learning program has been made available for free through the EBSCO database through the end of June, and a link has been added to the library’s home page on the website. There are 30 languages to choose from, just click on the link and log in with an email address and a password you can create. We also have several other EBSCO databases for your use under the Learning tab on the library web page, including Novel List and Novel List K-8 for reader’s advisory, Medline Plus, Newspaper Source, Health Source, and Explora for homeschool help, and Masterfile Premier for periodical articles.
Recently added to our local history page is a link to the Carroll County map of 1860,which can be zoomed in to see what Moultonborough and surrounding towns looked like over 150 years ago.
PBS has made several of Ken Burns’ best documentaries available for free online, including Jazz, The Roosevelts, The Civil War, The Dust Bowl, The War (WWII), and more, at nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org. The Aviation Museum of NH is doing a virtual flight around the world, beginning on Friday, May 1, with takeoff from Manchester-Boston airport in a vintage C-47 from World War II.
Access to a digital collection of over 25,000 audio books, e-books, and magazines is available online using OverDrive and/or the Libby app through our website, and you may borrow up to three titles at one time. You can set your preference for a checkout period of 7 or 14 days and titles can be returned early to make them available for others as soon as you have finished. Due to the limited budget of the State Library, not all books are available at all times to download, so if your first choice book is already in use, try the “available now” search feature. If you have any questions about downloading books or other technology that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at mpl.megang@gmail.com.
Visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org  and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks to learn more. You can log in using your library card number, preceded by the numbers 4582. If your library card doesn’t work in Libby it may need to be updated, and we can do that remotely, just email us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. For a list of new titles added weekly, user tips, troubleshooting, and other updates, visit the blog at nhdbooks.blogspot.com.
Technology
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot. When we have warmer weather, wi-fi is also accessible outside the library building on the patio, front porch, and picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users. There are also power outlets on the outside of the building if your device needs to be plugged in while in use, but you may need to bring an extension cord.
If you need help getting up to speed with all things digital, we have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac, Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive.
 
Moultonborough Library News
May 20, 2020
We are very happy to report that the library has begun offering Porch Pickup as of Monday May 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff will be here to help you with your requests by phone 476-8895, by email to moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or you can sign into your account on our catalog and reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on the bench on the porch outside the main doors to be picked up by 3pm. Our Book Drop is now open for returns. The building will remain closed to the public. Also, please do not bring any book sale book or magazine donations at this time.
If you are not familiar with our online catalog, go to the library website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org and click on “Library Catalog” under the “Our Collection” tab on the home page. When the search screen comes up, you can search by author, title, or subject. To reserve an item, you must log in using the log in button at the top right. Your last name is your username (last name only), and your library card number is your password. You may save book or dvd ideas for later in the Bookbag tab, but this does not reserve them. You can also look up what you currently have checked out, if you need to hunt around the house and find the books you need to return. If your library card has expired, call us at 476-8895 to update.
Children in grades 4-6 are invited to vote for the Great Stone Face book award, and the link to the ballot can be found on the home page of the library website. Vote before May 31, and the winner will be announced on June 1
Children’s librarian Sharon Gulla is continuing her daily read-aloud picture books and short chapter books are on the Moultonborough Library Facebook page.
The Rosetta Stone foreign language learning program has been made available for free through the EBSCO database through the end of June, and a link has been added to the library’s home page on the website. There are 30 languages to choose from, just click on the link and log in with an email address and a password you can create. We also have several other EBSCO databases for your use under the Learning tab on the library web page, including Novel List and Novel List K-8 for reader’s advisory, Medline Plus, Newspaper Source, Health Source, and Explora for homeschool help, and Masterfile Premier for periodical articles.
Recently added to our local history page is a link to the U.S. G.S. quadrangle maps covering Moultonborough, for the years 1909 and 1931. Individual houses are shown by tiny black dots, and it’s rather interesting to compare with what we are familiar with today.
Did you ever see the “Old Man of the Mountain?” Seventeen years ago, on May 3, 2003, the famous profile in Franconia Notch fell from his cliff on Cannon Mountain. A link to a lecture on the history of the Old Man by geologist Brian Fowler at the New Hampshire Historical Society has been added to the Local History tab on the library website.
PBS has made several of Ken Burns’ best documentaries available for free online, including Jazz, The Roosevelts, The Civil War, The Dust Bowl, The War (WWII), and more, at nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org.  Think you’ve been isolated? Check out the website for the MOSAIC expedition, the first to overwinter at the North Pole. It’s the largest polar expedition in history, and they have been locked in the ice since September, with one crew change so far. The Aviation Museum of NH is doing a virtual flight around the world, beginning on Friday, May 1, with takeoff from Manchester-Boston airport in a vintage C-47 from World War II.
Access to a digital collection of over 25,000 audio books, e-books, and magazines is available online using OverDrive and/or the  Libby app through our website, and you may borrow up to three titles at one time. You can set your preference for a checkout period of 7 or 14 days and titles can be returned early to make them available for others as soon as you have finished. Due to the limited budget of the State Library, not all books are available at all times to download, so if your first choice book is already in use, try the “available now” search feature. If you have any questions about downloading books or other technology that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at mpl.megang@gmail.com.
Visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org  and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks to learn more. You can log in using your library card number, preceded by the numbers 4582. If your library card doesn’t work in Libby it may need to be updated, and we can do that remotely, just email us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. For a list of new titles added weekly, user tips, troubleshooting, and other updates, visit the blog at nhdbooks.blogspot.com.
Technology
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot. When we have warmer weather, wi-fi is also accessible outside the library building on the patio, front porch, and picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users. There are also power outlets on the outside of the building if your device needs to be plugged in while in use, but you may need to bring an extension cord.
If you need help getting up to speed with all things digital, we have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac, Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive.
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
May 14, 2020
The library trustees will meet on Thursday, May 14 at 1 p.m. via the Zoom app. On the agenda is an introduction to Deb Hoadley, who will be our new library director, beginning in mid-June. Deb is currently the director of the Sandown, N.H. public library. Plans for reopening the library in a manner that will be safe for patrons and staff will be discussed. You may email nmccue@moultonboroughlibrary.org for your Zoom invitation.
Children in grades 4-6 are invited to vote for the Great Stone Face book award, and the link to the ballot can be found on the home page of the library website. Vote before May 31, and the winner will be announced on June 1. Last week was also Children’s Book Week. What book or books did you read? Hop on our Facebook page and let us know what you enjoyed reading. And children’s books are not just for children, adults can enjoy them too! Children’s librarian Sharon Gulla is continuing her daily read-aloud picture books and short chapter books are on the Moultonborough Library Facebook page.
The Rosetta Stone foreign language learning program has been made available for free through the EBSCO database through the end of June, and a link has been added to the library’s home page on the website. There are 30 languages to choose from, just click on the link and log in with an email address and a password you can create. We also have several other EBSCO databases for your use under the Learning tab on the library web page, including Novel List and Novel List K-8 for reader’s advisory, Medline Plus, Newspaper Source, Health Source, and Explora for homeschool help, and Masterfile Premier for periodical articles.
Recently added to our local history page is a link to the New Hampshire Town and City Atlas of 1892. You can download the jpeg image of the Moultonborough page, then zoom in and see who lived where in our town over 100 years ago.
Did you ever see the “Old Man of the Mountain?” Seventeen years ago, on May 3, 2003, the famous profile in Franconia Notch fell from his cliff on Cannon Mountain. A link to a lecture on the history of the Old Man by geologist Brian Fowler at the New Hampshire Historical Society has been added to the Local History tab on the library website.
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced last week, and the winner in fiction was Colson Whitehead for “The Nickel Boys,” which the library owns (although it’s checked out at the moment). The Nickel Boys were black youths who were sent to a notorious reform school in Florida in the last days of the Jim Crow South, and is available through the Libby app or Overdrive, though there may be a waiting line.  
The book drop has been sealed. Please keep your materials in a safe place until we are able to reopen. Just don’t forget where you put them!
PBS has made several of Ken Burns’ best documentaries available for free online, including Jazz, The Roosevelts, The Civil War, The Dust Bowl, The War (WWII), and more, at nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org.  Think you’ve been isolated? Check out the website for the MOSAIC expedition, the first to overwinter at the North Pole. It’s the largest polar expedition in history, and they have been locked in the ice since September, with one crew change so far. The Aviation Museum of NH is doing a virtual flight around the world, beginning on Friday, May 1, with takeoff from Manchester-Boston airport in a vintage C-47 from World War II.
Access to a digital collection of over 25,000 audio books, e-books, and magazines is available online using OverDrive and/or the  Libby app through our website, and you may borrow up to three titles at one time. You can set your preference for a checkout period of 7 or 14 days and titles can be returned early to make them available for others as soon as you have finished. Due to the limited budget of the State Library, not all books are available at all times to download, so if your first choice book is already in use, try the “available now” search feature. If you have any questions about downloading books or other technology that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at mpl.megang@gmail.com.
Visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org  and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks to learn more. You can log in using your library card number, preceded by the numbers 4582. If your library card doesn’t work in Libby it may need to be updated, and we can do that remotely, just email us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. For a list of new titles added weekly, user tips, troubleshooting, and other updates, visit the blog at nhdbooks.blogspot.com.
The IRS has announced that all income tax payments will now be due on July 15. When we find out availability of the AARP volunteers we will call everyone who has missed an appointment due to the library closing.
 
Technology
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot. When we have warmer weather, wi-fi is also accessible outside the library building on the patio, front porch, and picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users. There are also power outlets on the outside of the building if your device needs to be plugged in while in use, but you may need to bring an extension cord.
If you need help getting up to speed with all things digital, we have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac, Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive.
 
Moultonborough Library News
May 7, 2020
Kids, if you would like to vote for the Great Stone Face Award for the favorite book of New Hampshire children this year, here is the link: https://forms.gle/usX8KuzMBKbkiR9z5. There are 20 choices on the ballot, please vote for your favorite!
Megan Greenbaum, our technology librarian, has added several more  interesting and useful links to our website to help our patrons get along while the library is closed. Go to moultonboroughlibrary.org and click on Tumble Books, Goodreads, the National Emergency Library, Digital Learn, or the NASA website to see what you can find. Also included is the link to New England Waterfalls, a hummingbird video, and the link to download the Zoom app, if you need it to connect with family, friends, or work.
While you’re on the home page, you may also click on the MPL Bulletin II dated April 25 for links to more cool stuff, including readings by children’s book authors Dav Pilkey, Oliver Jeffers, Mo Willems, and Ryan T. Higgins, plus free children’s audiobooks from Audible, and a virtual tour of Castle in the Clouds. Code.org is also available for students who want to practice their coding. Another local author of children’s books is Andy Opel, who is available on You Tube reading aloud his Winnipesaukee stories, “The Witches” and “The Weirs.”
Also on the home page is a link to our local history page, and there’s lots of good reading and viewing on there. I have taken to opportunity to add links to the Moultonborough Memorial Day and July 4 parades which are on You Tube and were videoed by Norman Atkinson, and I also added Norman’s video talks about the history of the Middle Neck School.
If you have not already completed the census, don’t forget that you can go online to 2020census.gov to fill out the form. Knowing how many people live in our state determines funding for all kinds of government programs for wildlife, schools, highways, disasters, and more, as well as congressional representation.
Children’s librarian,Sharon Gulla is continuing her daily read-aloud picture books and short chapter books are on the Moultonborough Library Facebook page.
The three book discussions that were scheduled for April, May, and July have been postponed until the fall, and will take place on September 24, October 22, and November 19, with the same books and scholars. The book for September will be “The Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, which some of you may have read before the library closed.
Need some new ideas for your online education and entertainment? PBS has made several of Ken Burns’ best documentaries available for free online, including Jazz, The Roosevelts, The Civil War, The Dust Bowl, The War (WWII), and more, at nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org.  Think you’ve been isolated? Check out the website for the MOSAIC expedition, the first to overwinter at the North Pole. It’s the largest polar expedition in history, and they have been locked in the ice since September, with one crew change so far. The Aviation Museum of NH is doing a virtual flight around the world, beginning on Friday, May 1, with takeoff from Manchester-Boston airport in a vintage C-47 from World War II.
All programs that were scheduled during the month of May, including library-sponsored events, outside groups using the meeting room, and appointments for assistance with the New Hampshire property tax relief form have been cancelled at this time.  If we are able to open sometime in May, we will contact anyone who needs to reschedule.
The book drop has been sealed. Please keep your materials in a safe place until we are able to reopen. Just don’t forget where you put them!
Access to a digital collection of over 25,000 audio books, e-books, and magazines is available online using OverDrive and/or the  Libby app through our website, and you may borrow up to three titles at one time. You can set your preference for a checkout period of 7 or 14 days and titles can be returned early to make them available for others as soon as you have finished. Due to the limited budget of the State Library, not all books are available at all times to download, so if your first choice book is already in use, try the “available now” search feature. If you have any questions about downloading books or other technology that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at mpl.megang@gmail.com.
Visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org  and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks to learn more. You can log in using your library card number, preceded by the numbers 4582. If your library card doesn’t work in Libby it may need to be updated, and we can do that remotely, just email us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. For a list of new titles added weekly, user tips, troubleshooting, and other updates, visit the blog at nhdbooks.blogspot.com.
The IRS has announced that all income tax payments will now be due on July 15. When we find out availability of the AARP volunteers we will call everyone who has missed an appointment due to the library closing.
Technology
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot. When we have warmer weather, wi-fi is also accessible outside the library building on the patio, front porch, and picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users. There are also power outlets on the outside of the building if your device needs to be plugged in while in use, but you may need to bring an extension cord.
If you need help getting up to speed with all things digital, we have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac, Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive.
Moultonborough Library News
April 30, 2020
If you have not already completed the census, don’t forget that you can go online to 2020census.gov to fill out the form. Knowing how many people live in our state determines funding for all kinds of government programs for wildlife, schools, highways, disasters, and more, as well as congressional representation.
Children’s librarian, Mrs. Gulla has now created over three dozen online storytimes from her home, and still counting. All the read-aloud picture books and short chapter books are on the Moultonborough Library Facebook page, and are available to watch at your convenience. A new picture storybook read-aloud is added daily, and there is a live chapter book reading at daily at 4 p.m. Last week’s stories even included a mystery guest reader, and Lucas Buy was the lucky winner who guessed that it was Ms. Castleberry. She also got into the spirit for MCS “Spirit Day,” and “Hawaiian Day,” and there are daily shout-outs to our story time friends. Earth Day was celebrated with a reading of “The Lorax.” The daily posts also include a list of author and celebrity read-alouds available online for each day.
The three book discussions that were scheduled for April, May, and July have been postponed until the fall, and will take place on September 24, October 22, and November 19, with the same books and scholars. The book for September will be “The Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, which some of you may have read before the library closed.
Since our long-standing Thursday “Book Talk” group has also missed a couple of meetings, check this out instead. On the MPL Facebook page is a topic entitled “You Are Quarantined With the Characters From the Latest Book You Read. Who Are You With?” See what our patrons are reading and share your favorite quarantine reads with our readers.
Need some new ideas for your online education and entertainment? PBS has made several of Ken Burns’ best documentaries available for free online, including Jazz, The Roosevelts, The Civil War, The Dust Bowl, The War (WWII), and more, at nhpbs.pbslearningmedia.org.  Think you’ve been isolated? Check out the website for the MOSAIC expedition, the first to overwinter at the North Pole. It’s the largest polar expedition in history, and they have been locked in the ice since September, with one crew change so far. The Aviation Museum of NH is doing a virtual flight around the world, beginning on Friday, May 1, with takeoff from Manchester-Boston airport in a vintage C-47 from World War II. Many of our neighboring libraries have also posted online storytimes, virtual museum tours, and much more, and I know they are happy to share with our patrons. Check out their Facebook pages while you’re cruising the internet.
All programs that were scheduled during the month of May, including library-sponsored events, outside groups using the meeting room, and appointments for assistance with the New Hampshire property tax relief form have been cancelled at this time.  If we are able to open sometime in May, we will contact anyone who needs to reschedule.
The library building will remain closed until at least May 4 in accordance with Governor Sununu’s stay-at-home advisory, and the book drop has been sealed. Please keep your materials in a safe place until we are able to reopen. Just don’t forget where you put them!
Access to a digital collection of over 25,000 audio books, e-books, and magazines is available online using OverDrive and/or the  Libby app through our website, and you may borrow up to three titles at one time. You can set your preference for a checkout period of 7 or 14 days and titles can be returned early to make them available for others as soon as you have finished. Due to the limited budget of the State Library, not all books are available at all times to download, so if your first choice book is already in use, try the “available now” search feature. If you have any questions about downloading books or other technology that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at mpl.megang@gmail.com.
Visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org  and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks to learn more. You can log in using your library card number, preceded by the numbers 4582. If your library card doesn’t work in Libby it may need to be updated, and we can do that remotely if you get in touch with a librarian online by emailing us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. For a list of new titles added weekly, user tips for various devices, troubleshooting, and other updates, visit the blog at nhdbooks.blogspot.com.
The publishers of Tumble Books have made their catalog of ebooks and audiobooks available online for free, and links to their website with the login information can be found on the library website.
The IRS has announced that all income tax payments will now be due on July 15, so don’t be too concerned about missing your AARP appointment or filing for an extension. When we find out availability of the AARP volunteers we will call everyone who has missed an appointment due to the library closing.
Technology
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot. When we have warmer weather, wi-fi is also accessible outside the library building on the patio, front porch, and picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users. There are also power outlets on the outside of the building if your device needs to be plugged in while in use, but you may need to bring an extension cord.
If you need help getting up to speed with all things digital, we have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac, Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive.
 
Moultonborough Library News
April 23, 2020
Children’s librarian, Mrs. Gulla, is continuing to create online storytimes from her home, including easy picture books and short chapter books. All the read-aloud stories are on the Moultonborough Library Facebook page, and are available to watch at your convenience. Over 6,000 views in the first two weeks! Chapter books so far include “The Absent Author” in the A-Z Mystery series, and “Upside Down Magic,” with “Dinosaurs Before Dark” in the Magic Tree House series planned for next week. One storytime even included a “reveal” of the summer reading program theme, which is “Imagine Your Story,” and includes fairy tales, fantasy, and mythology. She is also coordinating with the schools to do a read-aloud for the kindergarten once a week, and a kindergarten “Book Buzz” challenge to read 20 minutes daily during what would have been April vacation, and participating in online library classes.
Did you enjoy reading “Ramona the Pest,” “Henry Huggins,” or “The Mouse and the Motorcycle,” when you were a child? Well, author Beverly Cleary recently celebrated her 104th birthday. Her books have sold over 91 million copies worldwide since 1950! There are statues of Ramona, Henry, and Ribsy the dog in Cleary’s hometown of Portland, Oregon. There are statues around the country and worldwide of many other famous characters from children’s literature, including the Winnie the Pooh, the Cat in the Hat, Paddington, Pollyanna (in Littleton, N.H.), Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Knuffle Bunny, characters from Narnia, Amelia Bedelia, “Make Way For Ducklings,” and many more. How many can you find? Do a Google image search for a statue of one of your favorite characters, or find a statue that you really like and then read the book that goes with it.
We were sorry to have missed our monthly “Evening of Poetry” for April and most likely for May, but keep in mind that April is National Poetry Month. Although we can’t be together to share our favorite poems, you can take a few minutes to think about some of your favorites, and many poems read aloud are available on the internet.
All programs that were scheduled during the month of May, including library-sponsored events, outside groups using the meeting room, and appointments for assistance with the New Hampshire property tax relief form have been cancelled at this time.  If we are able to open sometime in May, we will contact anyone who needs to reschedule.
The library building will remain closed until at least May 4 in accordance with Governor Sununu’s stay-at-home advisory, and the book drop has been sealed. Please keep your materials in a safe place until we are able to reopen. Just don’t forget where you put them!
For children of all ages, get your Harry Potter fix this month through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books program. The first in the “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” will be available for the month of April, for an unlimited number of readers and listeners
Access to a digital collection of over 25,000 audio books, e-books, and magazines is available online using OverDrive and/or the  Libby app through our website, and you may borrow up to three titles at one time. You can set your preference for a checkout period of 7 or 14 days and titles can be returned early to make them available for others as soon as you have finished. Due to the limited budget of the State Library, not all books are available at all times to download, so if your first choice book is already in use, try the “available now” search feature. If you have any questions about downloading books or other technology that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at mpl.megang@gmail.com.
Visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org  and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks to learn more. You can log in using your library card number, preceded by the numbers 4582. If your library card doesn’t work in Libby it may need to be updated, and we can do that remotely if you get in touch with a librarian online by emailing us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. For a list of new titles added weekly, user tips for various devices, troubleshooting, and other updates, visit the blog at nhdbooks.blogspot.com.
The Scribd website offers 30 days of free online magazines, ebooks, and audiobooks though the following link:  scribd.com/readfree. Make sure to use this link to get to the 30 days free offer and you won’t need your credit card. 
The publishers of Tumble Books have made their catalog of ebooks and audiobooks including many children’s books and some titles in Spanish available online for free, and links to their website with the login information can be found on the library website.
The IRS has announced that all income tax payments will now be due on July 15, so don’t be too concerned about missing your AARP appointment or filing for an extension. When we find out availability of the AARP volunteers we will call everyone who has missed an appointment due to the library closing.
Technology
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot when the library is not open.  If we experience warmer weather, wi-fi is also accessible outside the library building on the patio, front porch, and picnic table, but please continue to maintain a safe distance from other users. There are also power outlets on the outside of the building if your device needs to be plugged in while in use, but you may need to bring an extension cord.
If you need help getting up to speed with all things digital, we have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac, Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive.
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
April 16, 2020
The latest word from our library board of trustees is to cancel all programs that were scheduled during the month of May, including library-sponsored events, outside groups using the meeting room, and appointments for assistance with the New Hampshire property tax relief form.  If we are able to open sometime in May, we will reschedule at that time. This is not to say that we will not open in May, just that there is so much uncertainty that it seems better to cancel until we know how Covid-19 will be at that time.
The library building will remain closed until at least the beginning of May, in accordance with Governor Sununu’s stay-at-home advisory, and the book drop has been sealed. Please keep your materials in a safe place until we are able to reopen, and don’t be concerned about renewal. We don’t charge fines anyway, but we do want the books back when we reopen, so don’t forget where you put them.
We do miss seeing each other and all of our patrons, but staying well is the imperative at this time, and we hope all our library friends are feeling fine, have some books at home to read,  and are able to enjoy the spring weather. We are all well so far, knock on wood, fingers crossed, and making good use of our unexpected free time. Certainly my windows have never been washed in such a timely manner, and I’ve also enjoyed daily walks on my road and seeing the birds arriving back for the summer. If you want to take up birding while confined to you own yard,  I can recommend the “Merlin” birding app, which is free and shows each bird in various plumages, plus sounds and range map.
The trustees are interviewing several candidates for the library director position due to Nancy’s impending retirement in June, and we will let you know as soon as a decision is reached.
Meanwhile, our hard-working children’s librarian, Mrs. Gulla, continues to create storytimes from home, and is posting a new read-aloud story every day on the Moultonborough Library Facebook page and on YouTube. She is planning to  upload a LapSit story for very young children on Wednesdays, and will begin reading a chapter book for older children on Mondays, plus a simple DIY craft whenever she has time.
For children of all ages, get your Harry Potter fix this month through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books program. The first in the “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” will be available for the month of April, for an unlimited number of readers and listeners. The Harry Potter website at www.wizardingworld.com also has a variety of games and puzzles for Potter fans.
Access to a digital collection of over 25,000 audio books, e-books, and magazines is available online using OverDrive and/or the  Libby app through our website, and you may borrow up to three titles at one time. You can set your preference for a checkout period of 7 or 14 days and titles can be returned early to make them available for others as soon as you have finished. Due to the limited budget of the State Library, not all books are available at all times to download, so if your first choice book is already in use, try the “available now” search feature.
Visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org  and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks to learn more. You can log in using your library card number, preceded by the numbers 4582. If your library card doesn’t work in Libby it may need to be updated, and we can do that remotely if you get in touch with a librarian online by emailing us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. For a list of new titles added weekly, user tips for various devices, troubleshooting, and other updates, visit the blog at nhdbooks.blogspot.com.
Junior Literary Guild is offering free ebooks and audiobooks for three grade levels, plus links to author interviews and other added content. Google Play Books has a limited number of free children’s books available. Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive National Emergency Library have thousands of titles for all ages, but you probably need to have a title or author to search for, as their content also includes lots of academic and foreign language material that can be rather daunting to browse through.
The Scribd website offers 30 days of free online magazines, ebooks, and audiobooks though the following link:  scribd.com/readfree. Make sure to use this link to get to the 30 days free offer and you won’t need your credit card. 
The publishers of Tumble Books have made their catalog of ebooks and audiobooks including many children’s books and some titles in Spanish available online for free, and links to their website with the login information can be found on the library website.
The IRS has announced that all income tax payments will now be due on July 15, so don’t be too concerned about missing your AARP appointment. When we find out availability of the AARP volunteers we will call everyone who has missed an appointment due to the library closing.
Technology
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot when the library is not open.  If we experience warm weather, wifi is also accessible outside the library building on the patio, front porch, and picnic table, but please continue to maintain a safe distance from other users.
If you need help getting up to speed with all things digital, we have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac, Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive.
If you have any technology questions that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at mpl.megang@gmail.com.
 
Moultonborough Library News
April 9, 2020
It takes more than a month-long library closure to stop our preschool story times. Our excellent children’s librarian, Mrs. Gulla, is very busy working from home, creating a whole range of online storytimes and activities. She will post a new read-aloud story every day on the Moultonborough Library Facebook page and on YouTube, entitled “Mrs. Gulla Reads A Story.” She will also be uploading a LapSit story for very young children on Wednesdays, and will begin reading a chapter book for older children on Mondays, plus a simple DIY craft whenever she has time. She even recorded “Mighty, Mighty Construction Site” while sitting in one of JG Landscaping’s backhoes. No word on whether John let her drive it!
For children of all ages, get your Harry Potter fix this month through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books program. The first in the “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” will be available for the month of April, for an unlimited number of readers and listeners. Even if you read or listened to Harry years ago when it first came out, it’s well worth a second visit.
Access to a digital collection of over 25,000 audio books, e-books, and magazines is available online using OverDrive and/or the  Libby app through our website, and you may borrow up to three titles at one time. You can set your preference for a checkout period of 7 or 14 days and titles can be returned early to make them available for others as soon as you have finished. Due to the limited budget of the State Library, not all books are available at all times to download, so if your first choice book is already in use, try the “available now” search feature.
Visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org  and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks to learn more. You can log in using your library card number, preceded by the numbers 4582. If your library card doesn’t work in Libby it may need to be updated, and we can do that remotely if you get in touch with a librarian online by emailing us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. For a list of new titles added weekly, user tips for various devices, troubleshooting, and other updates, visit the blog at nhdbooks.blogspot.com.
Junior Literary Guild is offering free ebooks and audiobooks for three grade levels, plus links to author interviews and other added content. Google Play Books has a limited number of free children’s books available. Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive National Emergency Library have thousands of titles for all ages, but you probably need to have a title or author to search for, as their content also includes lots of academic and foreign language material that can be rather daunting to browse through.
The Scribd website offers 30 days of free online magazines, ebooks, and audiobooks though the following link:  scribd.com/readfree. Make sure to use this link to get to the 30 days free offer and you won’t need your credit card. 
The publishers of Tumble Books have made their catalog of ebooks and audiobooks including many children’s books and some titles in Spanish available online for free, and links to their website with the login information can be found on the library website.
In addition to these services, there are thousands of other author and celebrity read-alouds available online. Just try Googling your favorite author or title and see what you can find.
The library building will remain closed until at least the beginning of May, in accordance with Governor Sununu’s stay-at-home advisory, and the book drop has been sealed. Please keep your materials in a safe place until we are able to reopen, and don’t be concerned about renewal. We don’t charge fines anyway, but we do want the books back eventually, so don’t forget where you put them.
For those who had scheduled tax preparation appointments at the library with AARP, the IRS has announced that all payments will now be due on July 15. When we find out availability of the AARP volunteers we will call everyone who has missed an appointment due to the library closing.
Links to current and reliable information regarding COVID-19 can be found on the library website. Thank you for your understanding. All of us at the Moultonborough Public Library wish you and your family health and peace during this difficult time.
Digital Resources
Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab. Under the “Community” tab on the website there are many maps of local hiking trails if you are able to get outdoors, practicing social distancing, of course. Also under the Community tab there is lots of information about town history to read up on, including links to Historical Society presentations recorded by the late Norman Atkinson and uploaded to YouTube.
Technology
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot when the library is not open.  If we experience warm weather, wifi is also accessible outside the library building on the patio, front porch, and picnic table, but please continue to maintain a safe distance from other users.
If you need help getting up to speed with all things digital, we have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac, Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive.
If you have any technology questions that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at mpl.megang@gmail.com.