• G.A.R. BOOK GROUPS

    Nonfiction Book Club -
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    We will be meeting Thursday, October 13, 10:30-12:00. 
    For all you readers who love nonfiction, join our newest book group.  We will be discussing
    The Court and the World by Stephen Breyer.


    For more info visit our Book Club Page.



    Adult Book Group -
     
    For the September 12th meeting we will be reading A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

    Looking ahead to October 3rd, we will be reading and discussing Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead.

    Visit the Book Club Page for all the details.



     
  • Children's Room Remodeling Update!
    During the week of September 12, the Children's Room will be remodelled. We expect the room to be closed during this time. During this week:
    • DVDs will be available (the collection has already been moved to the left of the circulation desk)
    • New and seasonal books will be available in the lobby area
    • All other books will be retrieved for patrons by staff if possible
    • No toys will be available
    • Please ask staff for help!
    The schedule for this remodelling is as follows:
    • Monday, Sept. 12 - current bookcase holding the beginning of the J Fiction and the end of the JJ Fiction will be removed. All tables and chairs moved out of the room.
    • Tuesday, Sept. 13 - New mobile  bookcases delivered and installed!
    • Wednesday, Sept. 14 - all other standing bookcases removed and books are shifted into their new home!
    • Thursday and Friday, Sept. 15 and 16 - new carpet installed
    We are grateful for the support shown at Town Meeting! The Library will  remake the Children's Room into a dynamic early learning space.

    The  Book Launch with Elizabeth Atkinson, supported by the Friends of the West Newbury Library, Page School students and teachers, and many more, kicked off this project by installing new shelving for books on CD, on the right as you enter the Children's Room.

     
  • Friends of the West Newbury Library
    Book Drop Off
    Drop off your books and donations on Saturday, September 3 from 10:00 - Noon.


    On the First Saturday of each month (except Jan & Feb) the Friends gratefully accept donations of gently used, newer books, dvds and cds and books on cd from 10:00 am - Noon at the old Town Hall across from the library.  Sorry, we cannot accept encyclopedias, textbooks, moldy or damaged books, magazines, condensed books or vhs videos.
    Because of space limitations, the library cannot accept donations at any other time.  Please do not leave boxes outside the library.


    FALL BOOK SALE - October, 2016

    Our book sale will be here before you know it. 
    Check back for further information.


     
  • NEW at the Library
    The Library has many online resources for you to use from downloading a book or song to learning a language. Sometimes it may be overwhelming to try to learn which resources are most useful to YOU.

    The Library now has quick videos on how to get started on some of these resources. In most cases, there is a short introduction with additional videos on how to get started. Instructions on how to download books also include specific devices. We list these resources below with links to the  videos. You'll also see them on Resources and Databases and Downloadable Books as a nifty side slider page! And within those pages, there are also links to the videos. We hope they will help you!


    Ancestry Library (Genealogy) - Video
    Axis 360 (Downloadable Books) - Video
    Biblioboard (downloadable Books) - Video
    Freegal (downloadable Music) - Video
    Gale Virtual Reference (online encyclopedias and reference sources) - Video
    Learning Express Library (sample tests) - Video
    Mango Languages (learning languages online) - Video
    Novelist (read-alikes, books, authors) - Video
    Overdrive (downloadable books) - Video
    Rocket Languages (learning languages online) - Video
    TumbleBooks Library (ebooks for kids)  - Video


    Also videos on how to use some of the more common social media!
    Facebook - Video
    Goodreads - Video
    Instagram - Video
    Twitter - Video
  • Summer Reading at the Library!
    For All Ages!
    Summer Reading has come to an end! Everyone who read this summer is a winner but we do have the weekly and grand prize winners to congratulate!
    Good job, everyone!


    Congratulations to the -

    Grand Prize Winners (grand prizes purchased by the Friends of the West Newbury Library - Thank you!):

    Children's Program - Mirabel Elias and Ari Bloom
    Teen Program- Claire Breger-Belsky and Janet Dickens
    Adult Program - Kim Coffin-Watson and Annie Sterling


    Seventh Week Winners:
    Children's Program - Penelope Friend
    Teen Program- Kinneal Dickens
    Adult Program - Heather Conner

    Sixth Week Winners:
    Children's Program - Olivia Schneider
    Teen Program- Sydney Babb
    Adult Program - Monique Landry

    Fifth Week Winners:
    Children's Program - Katie Watson
    Teen Program- Sabine Smith
    Adult Program - Lynne Smith

    Fourth Week Winners:
    Children's Program - Morgan Dewey
    Teen Program- Jaden Vuylsteke
    Adult Program - Paula Breger

    Third Week Winners:

    Children's Program - Ari Bloom
    Teen Program- Claire Breger-Belsky
    Adult Program - Pat Westin

    Second Week Winners:
    Children's Program - Caroline Tedeschi
    Teen Program- Janet Dickens
    Adult Program - Amy Friend

    First Week Winners:
    Children's Program - Dominic Anella
    Teen Program - Hannah Grinnell
    Adult Program - Kimberly Quinlan 


     

     

          




Ideas?
We welcome your suggestions and comments on programs and activities you'd like to see here at the library.  Stop in and see us or email Susan Babb, Library Director, at sbabb@mvlc.org