This year, we are once again the happy recipients of donated library passes from the Libby Museum, New Hampshire’s oldest and only remaining natural history museum. Built in 1912, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Libby Museum overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee, at 755 North Main Street, Wolfeboro, and keeps regular hours Wednesday through Sunday from July 15th to Labor Day. Please consider supporting the Libby Museum, as they are currently conducting The Libby Museum Restoration Project. The Town of Wolfeboro and the Friends of the Libby are seeking to raise funds to restore the main building and introduce insulation and a heating/cooling system and build a 1000 square foot addition that will stabilize the main building. The addition will be for mechanical systems, storage, a meeting room, and an office. Details of how you can support the Libby Museum website can be found on their website at https://www.thelibbymuseum.org/. If you would like a Libby museum pass for your family, you may reserve online though our catalog, or call the Gilman Library at 875-2550.
THE GILMAN LIBRARY MUSEUM PASS REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM - In lieu of any other specific library passes - Gilman Library cardholders may visit any museum or educational attraction of choice and return with a receipt within thirty days, to request a reimbursement of up to $20 per visit, up to three times per calendar year. Call the library for details, or view the Gilman Library Pass Reimbursement Program rules posted on our library website at https://gilmanlibrary.org/programs-and-services.
THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 15th.
The Gilman Library is pleased to announce that Summer Reading has begun. Please register now to participate. This year the program theme is 2020 Imagine Your Story, sponsored in part, by the New Hampshire State Library. The dates are July 1 – July 31, 2020. We invite readers of all ages to participate in our 2020 Summer Reading Program. This year, we are introducing a virtual reading platform, READsquared, developed specifically for public libraries nationwide. You can register through our website or by downloading the ReadSquared app available for mobile devices.
The 2020 Imagine Your Story program, open for all ages is managed by our Children’s Librarian, Leann LaPlante. The four programs are designed to encourage life-long reading. The Pre-K program is designed for kids age 0 to 4, the Children's program is for kids age 5 to 12, the Teen program is for youth, age 13 to17, and the Adult program is for age 18 and older. Once you've earned enough points you'll receive a completion certificate you can print and share.
1. Access READsquared at http://gilmanlibrary.readsquared.com
2. Or get the app available for both Apple and Google Play.
3. For every minute of reading, you earn 1 point.
4. Mini-games are awarded throughout the program.
5. For every 100 points, earn a chance toward the raffle prize.
6. For every 300 points, earn a take-home craft. (continued below)
We are pleased that the Governor’s Economic Reopening Task-force has provided guidance for reopening libraries. The Gilman Library Trustees are adding that to the many items they must consider in formulating a phased reopening plan. At present, we are accepting returns even though library materials are not due until 30 days after we open our doors. You may return books through the book drop located at the main entrance. Please call the library at 875-2550 to make an appointment to return
DVD’s and CD’s as they may be damaged by books that are returned in the book drop. Please bear in mind that these steps could be reversed at a moment’s notice, should circumstances change. Although we appreciate your consideration, we are not accepting donations currently. We appreciate your patience and understanding. The safety of the staff and public is of the utmost importance. We miss you, stay well!
Holly Brown, Library Director
7. Earn 5 points for answering the weekly riddle.
8. Patrons need to be a library cardholder for the program.
9. There are additional activities within the program, appropriate for each age.
10. The program includes a suggested Reading List for each participant.
There are two ways to earn additional points. You may earn 20 points by submitting an entry on our library blog : Alton Community Blog: History in the Making. Visit our website, gilmanlibrary.org, for more details.
You may also earn 20 points for every time you attend our live-streaming Virtual Story Time with Miss Leann. Every time you attend, you will be given a new code to enter at our READsquared website. Each code earns 20 points. Sign-up by email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be provided log-in information.
THIS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM. DOWNLOAD ZOOM TO ACCESS.
Join us on your phone, tablet, or computer.
* Download the Zoom app
* Follow the link and log in by entering the
meeting ID number and password
* and Enter the Gilman Library Zoom Room.
Every time you attend, you will be given a new code to enter at our READsquared website. Each code earns 20 points.
GET YOUR VIRTUAL CARD
Use our free wireless to apply for a 30-Day Virtual Card ~ use your virtual card to access our free electronic resources and downloadables ~ enjoy the downloadables at home ~ return and repeat. Your wireless card will continue to renew until 30 days after re-opening.
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Governor extends State of Emergency through 6/26: https://www.governor.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt336/files/documents/2020-10.pdf
Travel Guidance for Businesses (from NH DHHS): https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/employee-travel-guidance.pdf
Posters from NH DHHS and CDC (on School Resources page; scroll down for posters): https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/schools.htm
2020 CENSUS ~ MAKE IT COUNT!
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