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Manchester Public Library 1887-2012
Help us celebrate 125 years of service to the community. The Library Trustees announce a capital campaign to renovate the Children’s Room. Join us Tuesday, May 1, 7 PM to learn about the plans and hear the fascinating history of the McKim building by local historian Bill Cross.
Additionally, join us on the Library Lawn Saturday, April 14, 1:30 PM (rain or shine) for a Library Flash Mob photo shoot. Bring your favorite book, CD, movie, etc., to show what your library does for you. Local photographers Bob Juliano and Penny Boling will capture the moment.
Manchester residents have access to Safari Books Online Library that contains a subset of 4,001 titles from Safari Books Online’s overall content.
Go to the Online Library page to log in using your library barcode number and PIN. (If you have not done so already, MVLC is requiring a 7 digit PIN which you will need to update first.)
Newly Added Books
Barbara Klein; Diane Goff; John Butterweck; Kenny Blackman; Margaret Wilson; Moira McFadden Lanyi; Rick Long; Sandy Sherrill; Steve Nathan
Scott Kelby; Matt Kloskowski
Tuesday, May 17, 7 AM – 8 PM, at Memorial School.
Boy Scout Troop 3, led by Eagle Scout Connor Howlett, transformed the Children’s Room over the weekend. As part of his Eagle Scout project, Connor planned and executed the final phase of the Children’s Room space reconfiguration. Begun last summer with the move of the Reference collection into the stacks, the Children’s non-fiction collection moved into the Reference Room. The final phase involved moving thousands of books and removing the old metal shelves in the middle of the room. The goal was to make more space for crowded story times and other children’s activities. Connor planned the steps necessary for a smooth transition. The physical work was accomplished with Connor’s crew, Alex Taliaferro, Erik Arntsen, Chris Dumont, Corey Barstis, Will Burgess, Piper Browne, Kevin Cellucci, Colin Babikan, Mike Chlumecky, Josh Christopher, and Kyle Marsh. Together these young people donated 100 hours Saturday night and all day Sunday. It was a huge accomplishment and the Library Trustees are extremely grateful to have this community service project benefit the Library. Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Howlett for supplying snacks, ideas, and windex.
Several citizens and members of the Friends, Staff and Trustees of the Library turned out Tuesday night in spite of the deep snow and frigid temperatures to enjoy a wonderful presentation of the new website by Paul Clark of the Library Friends. Mr. Clark enlightened the gathering on aspects of the site with which they might not be familiar, including the language learning tool Mango, new music download service Freegal, Overdrive, which allows download of ebooks and audiobooks to your computer, and all the other tools which are now easily accessible from the library’s website. Delicious refreshments were provided by members of the Friends of the Library, and a raffle drawing netted a new Nook reader for lucky winner Candy Bergquist.
The Library introduces Sharon O’Connor’s Menus & Music, a boxed kit containing themed recipe cards and a music CD. A great combination of food and music. Located in the new non-fiction section.
Lori Dumont Earns Certificate of Librarianship
Lori Dumont, Head of Circulation and Interlibrary Loan at the Manchester Public Library, was recently awarded a Certificate of Librarianship by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Over the course of four years Mrs. Dumont attended Basic Library Skills classes offered by the Board of Library Commissioners. The “BLT” coursework provides training in library administration, reference, cataloging, and materials selection. Congratulations Lori.
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