- G.A.R. BOOK GROUPS
Nonfiction Book Club -
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:
The schedule for this remodelling is as follows:
- 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!
We are grateful for the support shown at Town Meeting! The Library will remake the Children's Room into a dynamic early learning space.
- 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
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
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 email@example.com