The Official Blog of the New Hampshire Downloadable Books Service
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
We are disappointed to share with our readers that Amazon is not providing the Kindle Book format to popular bestselling titles recently purchased for your digital collection. We hope that Amazon recognizes the importance of their partnership with public libraries and their readers and will choose to reinstate the Kindle Book format to all new titles in the digital collection.
Please contact your local librarians for assistance with using the Libby app to read eBooks on newer iPads, iPhones, and Android devices or to request books in print from your local public library.
Posted by Bobbi at 1:07 PM
We have RESUMED OUR FORMER BUSINESS HOURS, by appointment:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturdays: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
We will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th, in observance of Thanksgiving. On Saturday, November 28th, we will be open by appointment, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
We are pleased to announce that we will have returned to our former business hours, by appointment. We are limited to a capacity of ten, including staff, at any given time. Curbside service also remains available by appointment.
Call, Email or Text for an appointment between these hours:
Tuesday & Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
There is a seven-item limit on checkouts.
Books and audios check out for three weeks and videos and magazines check out for one week.
The Book Drop Return Box is open for library books only.
Please call to make an appointment for returns of library CDs and DVDs.
No donations are being accepted at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
OUR VIRTUAL LIBRARY NEVER CLOSES
Location 100 Main St., Alton, NH 03809
Phone: (603) 875-2550 ~ FAX: (603) 651-0737 ~ Texting SMS: (603) 267-4302
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through the process of providing library services during this challenging time. As always, if you have questions or concerns please call 875-2550. We hope to see you soon!
IF YOU FEEL SICK please use library services safely from home.
HOLIDAY and WEATHER CLOSINGS
In extreme weather conditions, tune to WMUR or your local radio for updates regarding the library closing. Please note that the Library closes and programs are canceled when Alton Central School and Prospect Mountain High School have a weather closing. In the event of a delayed opening, all morning programs are canceled. Please tune to WMUR or your local radio for updates. If Alton Central School and Prospect Mountain High School are closed due to inclement weather conditions, the Gilman Library will be closed and all library-sponsored programs will be canceled. If there is a school delay, the library will be open. If inclement weather and poor travel conditions occur in the evening, on a weekend, or on a school vacation day, the library may be closed or close early, at the discretion of the Library Director. In all cases of library weather closings, please check with WMUR for the latest updates.
2020 HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
Holiday Closings (when a holiday falls between Tuesday and Saturday)
NORMAL OPEN HOURS
Letterboxing is similar to Geocaching. Both are like a treasure hunt, taking place outdoors and on public property. These sports are enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts of all ages all over the world. With letterboxing the goal is to find a small weatherproof box or bag containing a logbook and a rubber stamp hidden in a discreet location. Directions and clues can be found on Atlasquest.com or letterboxing.org. You can log in to record where you went and what you found, report any missing or damaged letterboxes, or learn how to ‘plant’ your own!
Adventurers bring their own logbook, stamp pad and unique stamp. Once the Letterbox is found, they make an imprint of the letterbox’s stamp in their logbook and leave an imprint of their signature stamp in the box’s logbook. Your logbook is like a passport, showing where you’ve traveled. Many participants make their own hand-carved stamps.
The fun part of Letterboxing is keeping it a mystery. Here is some general “Letterbox Etiquette”
· Put the box back exactly where you found it so others can find it using the clues
· Be discreet when looking around for a letter box so you don’t draw attention to others who don’t participate in the sport
· Respect the environment where the box is hidden
Look for a hidden treasure (outside) here at the Gilman Library and in other areas close by!
Good Luck and Have Fun!
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