Nell Grant, Donald Bienvenu, Bonnie Randall, Mo, Eric and Renee
Boudreau, Nicole LaPlante, Marge Rudolph, Ginny Timmons, Susan
Nadeau, Beverly Green, Cheryl Geiger, Josie Nichols, Don MacDonald,
Tricia Beauchesne, David Rodrique, Volunteers take care of our
inside and outside plants, recycling, and homebound delivery among
other things. They contributed more than 860 hours of their time to
the library and we thank them all for their generosity.
library produced 255 programs this year, ranging from weekly story
times, to booktalks at the middle and high schools. We have
experienced knitters who teach beginners to knit, and book discussion
groups which stretch our reading habits by encouraging us to read
beyond our normal interests. People play Scrabble and chess here on a
weekly or monthly basis. There is always something happening within
are your source for up to date information via the internet, on our
databases, or within the covers of our reference materials. Down
loadable audio books offer the newest popular titles and old
favorites for you to listen to on your MP3. Magazines and local
newspapers are available for to read here or, if they aren't the
latest issue, at home.
building itself is a draw for locals and tourists alike. Nearly
every week someone stops in to tour the library and hear about its
the older structure has developed leaks in several places, and it is
likely that the water is coming in because the bricks need to be
re-pointed. The chimney, which is also original, must be rebuilt as
the sandstone which forms its base has deteriorated over the last 120
years. Both of these repairs will require specialized and costly
attention. We are applying for grants to help pay for these projects.
numbers of materials that we circulate have been going up: in 2008 a
total of 66299 items of various kinds were checked out at our
circulation desk. That is an increase of nearly 10,000 since 2007. We
order new books, DVD's and books on CD regularly to keep our patrons
current and happy. We would like nothing more than to see you join,
use, and enjoy the library in 2009.