• G.A.R. BOOK GROUPS
    Adult Book Group -

    We will next meet on September 10th at 6:30. No August meeting. We are reading Two Sisters: a father, his daughters, and their journey into the Syrian jihad by Asne Seierstad.  The riveting story of two sisters' journey to the Islamic State and the father who tries to bring them home. This is a relentless thriller and a feat of reporting with profound lessons about belief, extremism, and the meaning of devotion.  Click here to order a copy.


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    r October book will be Little Fires Everywhere by New York Times best selling author Celeste Ng.    Click here to order a copy for yourself.

    Please join us.

    Visit the Book Club Page for all the details.




    New Book Club! - Who Done It?
    Do you love mysteries?

    We meet on Thursday, August 16th, at noon in the Fireplace Room. The Mystery Book Club has chosen to read The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey! Tey wrote this book in 1929 and introduced her character Inspector Alan Grant.

    For extra reading, if you have time, read the next book in the series

     Library will supply beverages.
     
  • Friends of the West Newbury Library
    No book drop until September
    Book Drop Off
    September 8th from 10:00 - Noon across the street at the old Town Hall
     
    Please donate your newer, gently used books, dvds, books on cd, and puzzles.  Our next Book Drop Off will be in September.  Click on the Friends page for all the details.  Please do not leave boxes outside the library. 

    Support your library.  Fundraisers and donations to the Friends of the Library pay for over a dozen discount museum passes for your use and programs and entertainment for all ages.
    The Friends are a 501(c)(3) corporation and donations are tax deductible. 


    JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
    Many of you joined last year at this time, so it's time to renew!   Join now, support your library.  Download this form and mail it or drop it off at the library.
     
  • Library Update!
    July

    Check our Calendar of Events for programs for all ages! something for everyone!

    "Libraries Rock!"
    2018 Summer Reading Ends this week, August 9th
    Programs for all ages - click on your link to find out the reqirements and all the programs and happenings.  Sign up at the library where you can also pick up programs, reading logs and BINGO Sheets.

    Adult Program   -  Download and Print your BINGO Sheet
    Teen Program  
    Summer reading started June 25th and ends August 9th.  Submit the requested data to be entered for weekly prizes. 

    The winners for Week 7 are:
    Lily Friend (Teen Program)
    Penny Friend (Children's Program)

    The Grand Prize winners are:

    Amy Martel (Adult Program)
    Timothy Friend (Teen Program)
    Olivia Schneider (Children's Program)

    Libraries Rock! is sponsored by the G.A.R. Memorial Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • New Resource for the Library!
    If you love checking out our cookbooks, you'll love this!
     
    New Database!
     
    174 Country Cookbooks in One Online Resource!

    Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. It's a moveable feast in a digital cookbook.
    Keep topics include:
    • Daily Meals
    • Food Inventions
    • Food Quotes
    • Herbs and Spices
    • Recipes
    • Sauces
    • Tea and Coffee
    • and More!
  • NEW in OVERDRIVE

    NEW!  Now magazines can come to you!
    Overdrive now offers a collection of popular magazines.  These are available in digital format alongside the ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video already found in the Overdrive shared collection.  50 popular titles are available.
    Magazines are searchable by title and also in the collection.  These are able to be borrowed simultaneously so no waiting list!  Click here to see all the available magazines.

    Magazine titles are accessed and read through the OverDrive app, in a web browser (via OverDrive Read), or in the Libby app. Readers can also download magazines on Libby for offline use.

    Just in!  Overdrive now has a collection of 25 Gaiam workout videos including some kid-friendly ones.  These are also simultaneous use.  Check them out!
  • Job Opening! Come join our team!
    Senior Library Assistant – Circulation Services
    The Senior Library Assistant is responsible for clerical and direct service work in connection with circulation, reference, and related activities.
    We seek a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Senior Library Assistant – Circulation Services.  Other duties may include:
    • Assist patrons in using computers, copiers, etc.
    • Perform library opening and closing tasks
    • Manage and track patron bills and overdues
    • Perform any other tasks as requested
    Schedule: 27 hours per week. Monday – Wednesday evenings, Fridays, and Saturday rotation.  Other hours as fill in for vacations, etc. as needed.  Flexibility appreciated.
    Qualifications:College strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be detail oriented, work well with the public and other library staff, and be able to solve problems and work independently. Previous library experience strongly preferred, especially working with SirsiDynix. Must be able to kneel, bend, use step stools and carry heavy loads.

     $15.10 – 18.50 per hour, depending upon experience.  Benefits.   (A/A EOE)

     Send or email resume and letter of application to:
                                 Susan C. Babb, Director
                                 G.A.R. Memorial Library
                                 490 Main Street
                                 West Newbury, MA  01985
                                 Email: sbabb@westnewburylibrary.org

     Applications due September 12.