Moultonborough Library News
September 24, 2020
With the advent of fall, we are coming into a nice time of year to take a hike on one of our many local trails. If you’re looking for some new places to go, take a look at the “Community” tab on the library website and click on the “Local Hiking Trails” heading for a selection of forty nearby natural areas with hiking trails.
The Mystery Book Club discussion which was postponed on September 16 will be held on Wednesday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. The book is “Before the Fall,” by Noah Hawley, so if you have not read it, you now have an extra two weeks to get it finished and be prepared to discuss. There will be a sign-up for the Zoom session on the library website under the Calendar of Events for September 30, and the Zoom links will be sent to participants the day before.
New in fiction this week are “Chance of a Lifetime,” by Jude Deveraux; “The Book of Two Ways,” by Jodi Picoult; “The Coast to Coast Murders,’ by James Patterson; “The Return,” by Nicholas Sparks; and in mystery, “Next to Last Stand,” a new Longmire novel by Craig Johnson. New in nonfiction are “Melania and Me,” about Melania Trump, and “Stay Woke: A People’s Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter.” Also new in mystery, thanks to a donation from one of our patrons, we added three more episodes of the Lady Hardcastle cozy mystery series. We just opened two big boxes of new books, so stay tuned for more details.
New on DVD are season 3 of “Killing Eve” and “No Safe Spaces,” about the First Amendment. New in audiobook is “All the Devils Are Here,” by Louise Penny.
Statewide interlibrary loan service restarted as of Tuesday, September 15 Books will be quarantined both entering and leaving the library, so the process will take a bit longer than usual, but we are happy to be able to offer the service once again. Just call or ask at the front desk if you need a book or movie that we do not have in stock.
The book for the October 22 discussion will be “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas, led by Rev. Gina Finocchiaro. We currently have three copies on hand, and more are on the way via interlibrary loan. Visit the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the meeting. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in, and Megan has created a guide to using Zoom that can be found on the library website. We have print copies of the book available for borrowing, or readers may download it via the New Hampshire Downloadable Books program.
Do you love to talk about the books you have read or are reading now?  The “Book Talk” group meets monthly to discuss what they have been reading during the month.  It is a great way to build your book list and get recommendations. All readers are welcome, and you can join in at any time. The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.
The “Go Slow Photography Club,” with technology librarian Megan Greenbaum, will meet again on Friday, October 2 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Go to the calendar of events on the library website to sign up. Megan has also brought in some of her beautiful photography and other artwork, which is on display in the glass case here at the library.
There will be a Readathon for children in grades 1-4 on Friday, October 2, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Space will be limited, so sign up by noon on Friday, no exceptions. Each child will need to bring their own book to read, and wear a mask. The library will provide plain pizza and snacks.
Beginning the week of September 28 we plan to be back to our “regular” hours of Monday through Thursday 10-8, Friday 10-5, and Saturday 10-2. with up to ten patrons in the building at once. The toys and play area in the children’s room remain closed at this time.
 “Porch Pickup” service will continue for those who prefer not to come into the building, during our regular open hours. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table in the lobby for a quick in and out pickup. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
For social distancing purposes, we have just three public-use computers currently available for our patrons, plus wi-fi if you have your own device and just need to get online or print. Wi-fi is also available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets.
We have discount passes to several area cultural attractions, including the Science Center, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium Please call the library for details as many of the museums are limiting the number of visitors per day.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot, patio, front porch, or picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users.
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
September 17, 2020
If you have a preschooler at home, the most important thing you can do for your child to prepare for learning to read, is to read aloud to them frequently. Research has shown that hearing 1,000 books before they start reading independently will increase vocabulary, listening skills, and self-confidence. The beginning of the school year is a good time to sign up your preschooler for the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program here at the library. Depending on the age of the child, reading a book a day for three years, or three books a day for one year, will get you to the goal of 1,000 before kindergarten, and we have incentives along the way. Speak to children’s librarian Sharon Gulla for more details, and sign up next time you visit the library.
Statewide interlibrary loan service will start up again on Tuesday, September 15 Books will be quarantined both entering and leaving the library, so the process will take a bit longer than usual, but we are happy to be able to offer the service once again. Just give us a call or ask at the front desk if you need a book or movie that we do not have in stock.
The book discussion of “Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen will be a “Zoom” online program on Thursday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m., with Dr. Suzanne Brown, retired Dartmouth professor, to lead the discussion. Visit the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a Zoom link will be sent to you. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in, and Megan has created a guide to using Zoom that can be found on the library website. We have print copies of the book available for borrowing, or readers may download it via the New Hampshire Downloadable Books program. The book for the October 22 discussion will be “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas, and we currently have three copies on hand. More will be on the way as soon as interlibrary loan resumes in mid-September.
The next selection for the Mystery Book Club will be “The Silent Patient,” by Alex Michaelides, and the discussion will be via Zoom on Wednesday, October 21, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. The interlibrary loan system will be starting up again as of September 15, so we should have extra copies by the end of September.
Do you love to talk about the books you have read or are reading now?  The “Book Talk” group meets monthly to discuss what they have been reading during the month.  It is a great way to build your book list and get recommendations. All readers are welcome, and you can join in at anytime. The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m.
The “Go Slow Photography Club,” with technology librarian Megan Greenbaum, will meet again on Friday, October 2 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Go to the calendar of events on the library website to sign up.
There will be a Readathon for children in grades 1-4 on Friday, October 2, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Space will be limited, so sign up by noon on Friday, no exceptions. Each child will need to bring their own book to read, and wear a mask. The library will provide plain pizza and snacks.
The library continues to gradually re-open to full-time hours. For the week of September 21, we will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and for the week of September 28 we plan to be back to our “regular” hours of Monday through Thursday 10-8, Friday 10-5, and Saturday 10-2. with up to ten patrons in the building at once. The toys and play area in the children’s room remain closed at this time.
This week’s new book selections include “The Abstainer,” by Ian McGuire; “Shadows in Death,” by J.D. Robb; “The Evening and the Morning,” by Ken Follett, a prequel to “The Pillars of the Earth;” and “Monogamy,” by Sue Miller. New in mystery is “A Question of Betrayal,” by Anne Perry, the second volume in her new Elena Standish series. We have also added several nonfiction titles about dealing with racism in our society.
“Porch Pickup” service will continue for those who prefer not to come into the building, during our regular open hours. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table on the porch outside the main doors to be picked up by 5 p.m. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
For social distancing purposes, we have just three public-use computers currently available for our patrons, plus wi-fi if you have your own device and just need to get online or print. Wi-fi is also available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets.
We have discount passes to several area cultural attractions, including the Science Center, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium Please call the library for details as many of the museums are limiting the number of visitors per day.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot, patio, front porch, or picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users.
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
August 13, 2020
We added a whole batch of new DVDs this week, including “Onward,” “The Way Back,” “Survive the Night,” “The Invisible Man,’ “I Still Believe,” and “Scoob!,” about the Scooby-Doo cartoon characters, plus seasons four and five of “Grantchester,” “Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears,” based on the Australian mystery series by Kerry Greenwood, and for children, two PJ Masks episodes and a Paw Patrol.
New in fiction are “Choppy Water,” by Stuart Woods; “The Midwife Murders,” by James Patterson; “A Private Cathedral,” by James Lee Burke; “Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop,” by Roselle Lim; “The End of October,” by Lawrence Wright; “The Last Mrs. Summers,” by Rhys Bowen; “Devolution,” by Robin DiAngelo; and “Always the Last to Know,” by Kristan Higgins. New in nonfiction is “Too Much and Never Enough,” by Mary Trump.
The library continues to be open for walk-in visits of up to one hour, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with up to ten patrons in the building at one time, no appointment necessary. The adult fiction and nonfiction stacks, the children’s room, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines are open for browsing.  The toys and play area are not open at this time due to the need to clean after each visit.
“Porch Pickup” service continues for those who prefer not to come into the building, Monday through Friday, 10-5. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email us at library@moultonboroughlibrary.org (new email address), or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table on the porch outside the main doors to be picked up by 5 p.m. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Thanks to Libby Tuttle for making such pretty and comfortable masks for the staff, and for the patrons if they need one. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
For social distancing purposes, we have just three public-use computers currently available for our patrons, plus wi-fi if you have your own device and just need to get online or print. Wi-fi is also available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets.
Those in need of quiet study space may call to reserve one of three available rooms, for up to three hours, 10-1 or 2-5, with an hour in between to allow the desks to be sanitized. 
Technology help with Megan is available Tuesday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, by appointment. Megan can be reached at technology@moultonboroughlibrary.org if you have a technolgy question that can be answered by email.
Library director Deb Hoadley, is starting a “Mystery Book Club” via Zoom, beginning on Wednesday, August 19, with sessions at 10:30 am and 7 pm. The first book selection is “The Guest List,” by Lucy Foley. There are extra copies available in ebook or audio format through the New Hampshire Downloadable Book service, thanks to a CARES grant through NH Humanities. Find the Zoom link to participate in the discussion in the Calendar of Events on the library website.
For a fun summer activity, enter our “Fairytale Pool Noodle Competition.” Use one or more noodles to assemble a creation inspired by a fairy tale or fantasy, (dragons, anyone?) and submit to the library, with a title, by 3 pm on August 28 for a chance to win a gift certificate for ice cream. You may alter the shape of the noodle or noodles and use additional materials to create your character. A limited supply of noodles will be available at the library.
We have discount passes to several area cultural attractions, including the Science Center, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium Please call the library for details as many of the museums are limiting the number of visitors per day.
Don’t forget to log your summer reading minutes or books at the ReadSquared link on the library’s website. All you need to do is log 1,000 minutes of reading to qualify for your goodie bag before the Summer Reading Program ends on August 21.
The book discussion of “Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen will be a “Zoom” online program on Thursday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m., with Dr. Suzanne Brown, retired Dartmouth professor, to lead the discussion. Visit the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a Zoom link will be sent to you. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in. The books borrowed via interlibrary loan back in March are still available to be borrowed, or readers may download it via the New Hampshire Downloadable Books program.
To download audiobooks or ebooks, visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks. To log in you will need your library card number, plus another number that may be obtained by calling the library. If your library card needs to be updated, just call 476-8895 and we can update your contact information and account right away. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. You will need to download the books to a Kindle or Kindle app on your device in order to read them.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot, patio, front porch, or picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users.
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
August 6, 2020
Beginning Monday, August 3, the library will be open for walk-in visits of up to one hour, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with up to ten patrons in the building at once, no appointment necessary. The adult fiction and nonfiction stacks, a portion of the children’s room, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines are open for browsing.  The toys and play area are not open at this time due to the need to clean after each visit.
“Porch Pickup” service continues for those who prefer not to come into the building, Monday through Friday, 10-5. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table on the porch outside the main doors to be picked up by 5 p.m. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Thanks to Libby Tuttle for making such pretty and comfortable masks for the staff, and for the patrons if they need one. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
For social distancing purposes, we have just three public-use computers currently available for our patrons, plus wi-fi if you have your own device and just need to get online or print. Wi-fi is also available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets.
Those in need of quiet study space may call to reserve one of three available rooms, for up to three hours, 10-1 or 2-5, with an hour in between to allow the desks to be sanitized.  Technology help with Megan is available Tuesday and Friday mornings and Wednesdays afternoons, by appointment.
New library director, Deb Hoadley, is starting a “Mystery Book Club” via Zoom, beginning on Wednesday, August 19, with sessions at 10:30 am and 7 pm. The first book selection is “The Guest List,” by Lucy Foley. There are extra copies available in ebook or audio format through the New Hampshire Downloadable Book service, thanks to a CARES grant through NH Humanities. Find the Zoom link to participate in the discussion in the Calendar of Events on the library website.
 
The regular monthly “Book Talk” book discussion will be on Thursday, August 13 at 10:30, and the Zoom link for the discussion can also be found on the library website calendar of events.
For a fun summer activity, enter our “Fairytale Pool Noodle Competition.” Use one or more noodles to assemble a creation inspired by a fairy tale or fantasy, (dragons, anyone?) and submit to the library, with a title, by 3 pm on August 28 for a chance to win a gift certificate for ice cream. You may alter the shape of the noodle or noodles and use additional materials to create your character. A limited supply of noodles will be available at the library.
Our new “Fairy Tales in Motion” activity walk around the library grounds is a hit with our younger patrons, with over 20 fairy-tale themed stations. Each stop invites our patrons to perform some activity pertaining to well-known fairy tales, such “Red Riding Hood says Skip to the Next Stop” or “Hercules says Flex Your Muscles.”
There will be no online storytimes during the week of August 10.
New in fiction this week are “The Last Flight,” by Julie Clark, “When We Believed in Mermaids,’ by Barbara O’Neal; “The Wedding Date” and “Party Two,” both by Jasmine Guillory; “Beach Read,” by Emily Henry; “The Guest List,” by Lucy Foley; and several more. New in nonfiction is “The Art of Her Deal,” a biography of Melania Trump, and “How the South Won the Civil War,” by Heather Richardson.
We have discount passes to several area cultural attractions, including the Science Center, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium Please call the library for details as many of the museums are limiting the number of visitors per day.
Don’t forget to log your summer reading minutes or books at the ReadSquared link on the library’s website. All you need to do is log 1,000 minutes of reading to qualify for your goodie bag before the Summer Reading Program ends on August 21.
The book discussion of “Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen will be a “Zoom” online program on Thursday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m., with Dr. Suzanne Brown, retired Dartmouth professor, to lead the discussion. Visit the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a Zoom link will be sent to you. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in. The books borrowed via interlibrary loan back in March are still available to be borrowed, or readers may download it via the New Hampshire Downloadable Books program.
To download audiobooks or ebooks, visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks. To log in you will need your library card number, plus another number that may be obtained by calling the library. If your library card needs to be updated, just call 476-8895 and we can update your contact information and account right away. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. You will need to download the books to a Kindle or Kindle app on your device in order to read them.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot, patio, front porch, or picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users.
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
July 30, 2020
The library is now open for one-hour walk-in visits on Tuesdays and Fridays, for up to ten patrons at a time, and the adult fiction and nonfiction stacks, as well as a larger portion of the children’s room, are available for browsing, along with the DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines.  We have three computers currently available for public use, plus wi-fi if you have your own device and just need to get online or print. Please call to reserve a quiet study space for up to three hours. Technology help with Megan is also available on Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment.

All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby to be used before entering the main building, and also throughout the library building. 

Our new “Fairy Tale Footpath” around the library grounds is now available, with over 20 fairy-tale themed stations. Each stop invites our patrons to perform some activity pertaining to well-known fairy tales, such as “The Big Bad Wolf Says Howl Like a Wolf,” or “The Frog Prince Says Hop on One Foot Ten Times.”  Also for our younger patrons, there are suggested summer reading lists and scavenger hunt handouts on the book pick-up table near the main entrance.

Among this week’s new acquisitions in fiction are “Outsider,” by Linda Castillo; “The Lost and Found Bookshop,” by Susan Wiggs; “The Order,” by Daniel Silva; “Near Dark,” by Brad Thor; “Half Moon Bay,” by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman; “The Geometry of Holding Hands,” by Alexander McCall Smith; “The Vanishing Half,” by Britt Bennett; “The Girl From Widow Hills,” and “Come Find Me, both by Megan Miranda; “Playing Nice,” by J.P. Delaney; “The Lies That Bind,” by Emily Giffin; “The Guest List,” by Lucy Foley; and several more besides. New on DVD are “Call of the Wild,” “Dark Waters,” and “Jojo Rabbit.”

For the other days of the week, or when you would rather not come into the building, “Porch Pickup” will continue Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email library@moultonboroughlibrary.org, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table on the porch outside the main doors to be picked up by 5 p.m. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.

To view 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, and your library card number is your password. Click on the title you want to check out and the reserve button and the bookbag button will be displayed in a pop-up window. Use Bookbag as a wish list for future reading; use reserve if you want them saved for you as soon as they are available.  It is also now possible to reserve books directly from your previously saved list in your Bookbag. If your card is not working, call us at 476-8895 and we can update your account in just a few moments, or create a new account if you need one.

Children and adults can sign up for the online Summer Reading Program, and begin logging books or minutes read, using this link: http://moultonborolibrary.readsquared.com.  New this year, adults are welcome to log books as they are read, and there will be prizes for children in three age groups. The Summer Reading Program will run through August 21. Please check the calendar of events on the library website for details of all our online programs and to sign up.
If you always wanted to read aloud to a fairy, there is one more session via Zoom, to read to a fairy here at the library, on Wednesday, August 5, at 10:30 a.m., limited to the first five children to sign up. Check the calendar of events on the library website for the signup link.
Live Facebook storytimes are on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m., and will be posted on the Facebook page following the live event.

The book discussion of “Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, previously scheduled for April, is now planned as a “Zoom” online program on Thursday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m., with our friend Dr. Suzanne Brown, retired Dartmouth professor, to lead the discussion. Visit the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a Zoom link will be sent to you. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in. The books borrowed via interlibrary loan back in March are still available to be borrowed, or readers may download it via the New Hampshire Downloadable Books program.

To download audiobooks or ebooks, visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks. To log in you will need your library card number, plus another number that may be obtained by calling the library. If your library card needs to be updated, just call or email and we can update your contact information and account right away. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. If you have any questions about downloading books or other technology that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at technology@moultonboroughlibrary.org.

Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot, patio, front porch, or picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users.
 
Moultonborough Library News
July 23, 2020
Among this week’s new acquisitions in fiction are “A Walk Along the Beach,” by Debbie Macomber; “Cajun Justice,” by James Patterson; “One Last Lie,” by Paul Doiron; “The Sweeney Sisters,” by Lian Dolan; “The Mercies,” by Kiran Hargrave; “It’s Not Al Downhill From Here,” by Terry McMillan; “The Last Act,” by Brad Parks; “Her Last Flight,” by Beatriz Williams; and “The Book of Lost Friends,” by Lisa Wingate. We have added extra copies of “28 Summers” by Elin Hilderbrand. Call or go online to reserve for your reading enjoyment. New on DVD are “Trolls World Tour,” “Richard Jewell,” “Hobbs and Shaw” (from the Fast and Furious series); “Cats,” and “Unplanned.”

Coming soon to the library grounds for the “Imagine Your Story” summer reading theme, we have created a “Fairy Tale Footpath” around the library, with over 20 fairy-tale themed stations. Each stop invites our patrons to perform some activity pertaining to well-known fairy tales, such as “Meow like Puss in Boots,” “Comb your hair like Rapunzel,” or “Twirl like Snow White.” Also for our younger patrons, there are suggested summer reading lists and scavenger hunt handouts on the book pick-up table near the main entrance.

Children and adults can sign up for the online Summer Reading Program at http://moultonborolibrary@readsquared.com,  and begin logging books or minutes read.  New this year, adults are welcome to log books as they are read, and there will be prizes for children in three age groups. The Summer Reading Program will run through August 21. Please check the calendar of events on the library website for details of all our online programs and to sign up.
If you always wanted to read aloud to a fairy, there is one more session via Zoom, to read to a fairy here at the library, on Wednesday, August 5, at 10:30 a.m., limited to the first five children to sign up. Check the calendar of events on the library website for the signup link.
Live Facebook storytimes are on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m., and will be posted on the Facebook page following the live event.

The book discussion of “Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, previously scheduled for April, is now planned as a “Zoom” online program on Thursday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m., with our friend Dr. Suzanne Brown, retired Dartmouth professor, to lead the discussion. Visit the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a Zoom link will be sent to you. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in. The books borrowed via interlibrary loan back in March are still available to be borrowed, or readers may download it via the New Hampshire Downloadable Books program.

The library is now open by appointment for one hour sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays, for up to ten patrons at one time. Please call the library at 603-476-8895 to make an appointment. Magazines, newspapers, new adult books, DVDs, audiobooks, and a portion of the children’s room will be available for patrons to browse.  Sign up to use computers, printers, copier, or fax machine, or reserve a quiet study space. Technology help with Megan is also available on Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment. The library stack areas will not be open, but staff members will be glad to retrieve any books that are requested. All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby to be used before entering the main building, and also throughout the library building. 

For the other days of the week, or if you prefer not to come into the building, “porch pickup” will continue Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email library@moultonboroughlibrary.org, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number,  to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table on the porch outside the main doors to be picked up by 5 p.m. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.

To view 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, and your library card number is your password. Click on the title you want to check out and the reserve button and the bookbag button will be displayed in a pop-up window. Use Bookbag as a wish list for future reading; use reserve if you want them saved for you as soon as they are available. If your card is not working, call us at 476-8895 and we can update your account in just a few moments, or create a new account if you need one.

To download audiobooks or ebooks, visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks. To log in you will need your library card number, plus another number that may be obtained by calling the library. If your library card needs to be updated, just call or email and we can update your contact information and account right away. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. 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.

Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot, patio, front porch, or picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users.
Moultonborough Library News
July 16, 2020
The book discussion of “Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, previously scheduled for April, is now planned as a “Zoom” online program on Thursday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m., with Dr. Suzanne Brown, retired Dartmouth professor, to lead the discussion. Visit the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a Zoom link will be sent to you. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in. The books borrowed via interlibrary loan back in March are still available to be borrowed, or readers may download it via the New Hampshire Downloadable Books program.

In honor of retiring trustee Sue Bucknam, we have added “The Women with Silver Wings,” by Katherine Sharp Landdeck, about the women who flew military aircraft on the home front during WWII. Also new are “Riviera Gold, ‘by Laurie R. King, and “28 Summers,” by Elin Hilderbrand, “Dance Away with Me,” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and “The Room Where It Happened,” by John Bolton, along with over 25 new children’s books including easy readers, chapter books, and young adult fiction.

The library is now open by appointment for one hour sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays, for up to ten patrons at one time. Please call the library at 603-476-8895 to make an appointment. Magazines, newspapers, new adult books, DVDs, audiobooks, and a portion of the children’s room will be available for patrons to browse.  Sign up to use computers, printers, copier, or fax machine, reserve a quiet study space, or make an appointment for technology assistance.  The library stack areas will not be open, but staff members will be glad to retrieve any books that are requested. All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby to be used before entering the main building, and also throughout the library building. 

For the other days of the week, or if you prefer not to come into the building, “porch pickup” will continue Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email library@moultonboroughlibrary.org, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number,  to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table on the porch outside the main doors to be picked up by 5 p.m. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.

To view 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, and your library card number is your password. Click on the title you want to check out and the reserve button and the bookbag button will be displayed in a pop-up window. Use Bookbag as a wish list for future reading; use reserve if you want them saved for you as soon as they are available. If your card is not working, call us at 476-8895 and we can update your account in just a few moments, or create a new account if you need one.

Patrons young and old are invited to sign up for the online Summer Reading Program at http://moultonborolibrary@readsquared.com,  and begin logging books or minutes read.  New this year, adults are welcome to log books as they are read, as well as children in three age groups. The Summer Reading Program will run through August 21. Please check the calendar of events on the library website for details of all our online programs and to sign up.

There is a signup on the website for the next two “take and make” crafts, to pick up the craft materials to make at home. “How-To” videos will be posted on our website and Facebook, and all are welcome to make the crafts at home with the materials provided or if you have the materials around the house.
If you always wanted to read aloud to a fairy, there are two more sessions via Zoom, to read to a fairy here at the library. The sessions will be on July 22, and August 5, at 10:30 a.m., limited to the first five children to sign up each time. Check the calendar of events on the library website for the signup link, and please sign up for just one session. Live Facebook storytimes are on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m., and will be posted on the Facebook page following the live event.
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.

To download audiobooks or ebooks, visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks. To log in you will need your library card number, plus another number that may be obtained by calling the library. If your library card needs to be updated, just call or email and we can update your contact information and account right away. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. If you have any questions about downloading books or other technology that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at technology@moultonboroughlibrary.org.

Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot, patio, front porch, or picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users.
 
Moultonborough Library News
July 2, 2020
Beginning on Monday, July 6th, the library will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment only, as we progress with our phased reopening plans. For the other days of the week, and for those who are still feeling cautious about entering public spaces, “porch pickup” will continue Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All books will be returned through the outside book return and will be quarantined before they are checked in and made available for another checkout.
 
All staff and patrons will be required to wear masks while in the building, except for children under the age of two, and masks will be provided if necessary. Hand sanitizer will be available in the lobby, as well as throughout the library building, and patrons will be asked to use hand sanitizer before coming into the main library.
 
Patrons will be able to browse the magazines and newspapers, new adult books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and a limited area of the children’s room, use computers, printers, copier, and fax, reserve a quiet study space, and make an appointment for technology assistance.  To begin with, the library stack areas will not be open, but staff members will be glad to retrieve any books that are requested.
 
Library visits will be limited to one hour, one visit per day, except for quiet study spaces, which can be booked for up to three hours. During each appointment time, up to ten patrons can be in the library building at once, not counting people using the quiet study space or getting technology help.  To make an appointment, patrons must call the library at 603-476-8895. Appointments will run from 10-11 a.m.; 11:15-12:15; 1:30-2:30; 2:30-3:30; and 3:30-4:30.
From 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., the library will be closed to allow for proper disinfection of surfaces prior to afternoon appointments.
 
The three quiet study spaces will be booked from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., with an hour break to disinfect between use.  Two at a time may use the Heritage Room and the “Big Table” room, and one may use the Cell Phone Room. There will be one public restroom available for use.  The restroom will be locked at all times, and patrons will need to ask a staff member for the key. 
 
When waiting to enter the building, please maintain social distancing and do not congregate around the front porch.
 
Children are now welcome to sign up for the online Summer Reading Program through the ReadSquared program and begin logging their daily reading minutes at http://moultonborolibrary@readsquared.com. Children are encouraged to read or be read to for at least 20 minutes daily, which is also the recommendation from the school. The Summer Reading Program will run through August 21, and there will be prizes in three age groups: “Read to Me,” for the youngest children that are not yet able to read on their own; ages 6 to 10, and 10 and up. There is also a signup on the website for “take and make” crafts during the program, which can be picked up to make at home.
The monthly “Book Talk” group will meet via “Zoom” on Thursday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 for login information. Marianne Rapp is the moderator of this discussion of anything and everything our patrons have been reading lately.
For “Porch Pickup” delivery of books, movies, and magazines Monday through Friday, please call 476-8895, email moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog using your last name and library card number to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table on the porch outside the main doors to be picked up by 5 p.m. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.
To view 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, and your library card number is your password. Click on the title you want to check out and the reserve button will be on the pop-up window. Use Bookbag only to save titles for future reading; use reserve to get them as soon as possible.
All library cards expire once each year so that we can update our records with your 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, or create a new account if you need one.
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.
Readers with an internet connection can access audio books, e-books online using OverDrive and/or the Libby app through our website, and up to three titles may be borrowed at one time.
Visit our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks. To log in you will need your library card number, plus another number that may be obtained by calling the library. If your library card needs to be updated, just call or email and we can update your contact information and account right away. We can also create a new library account for anyone who needs to access digital books. If you have any questions about downloading books or other technology that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot, patio, front porch, or picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users.