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The Colby Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday August 17th at 1 PM at the library.
Here are current events and news as reported in this week's Carraige Towne News online edition. Also follow us on Facebook for more. 
 All Age Summer Reading Program
This year’s Summer Reading Theme is Oceans of Possibilities. Our program for adults, teens, and children will feature lots of reading, fun programs, and prizes. The Friends of the Library are generously donating grand prizes in each category including a $50 gift certificate to Newick’s Lobster House, a $50 gift card for teens, and a giant stuffed sea turtle and book for kids. Check out the calendar for special events.

The Cookbook Club -  Cookout! The Cookbook Club is back. Check out our cookbooks and magazines for inspiration and then bring an entree for the group. This month the group will meet July 16th at 11:30. The theme is summer cookout. Please call to register and let us know what you are bringing.
hoopla is here! 
Over a million free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, and music are available with no wait! 
Go to hoopladigital.com to get started. 
You will need an email address and your library card number. 
Selections may be viewed or listened to on your computer or on a host of digital devices. Items may be downloaded with WIFI and then streamed later on a device without a connection.
Borrow up to ten items a month and also Bonus Borrows that don't count against your total.

Knitting Group 
After a long break, the library's knitting and handcrafting hour is returning every second Saturday at 10:15 downstairs in the library. These gathering are not intended as lessons but Dottie BIllbrough will be on hand to offer encouragement.
Curbside Pick-up Available on Request
As covid cases continue we would like to remind everyone that curbside pick-up is available upon request. Thanks!
Colby Display
The Colby Memorial Library and the Danville Heritage Commission invite you to the library to view their exhibit celebrating Lester Colby, the library’s greatest benefactor. Visitors will enjoy stories about the family and view numerous personal artifacts that were donated to the library by Colby family members and to the Town of Danville by the Hawke Historical Society.
Items curated by The Heritage Commission include a Colby family bible, Lester’s great-great grandfather’s military canteen from the 1800s, Lester’s mother Lucy Spofford Colby’s handcrafts including a quilt and needlework bookmarks as well as photographs of the family homestead and mill. The library also has a detailed book of family history compiled by descendants. Lester Colby’s replicated journal entries, from when he was 12, offers a rare glimpse at life in Danville in the 1870s.

We Need More Friends!
If you are a library lover or new to town and looking to get involved, consider joining the Friends of the Colby Memorial Library. The Friends sponsor several fundraisers a year and support the library by donating funds for museum passes, programming and more. Last year, the Friends paid for the design of our library logo that you may have seen on the cover of our new brochure, which was paid for by American Recovery Plan Act funding.
The Friends meet every third Saturday at 10 a.m. at the library.  Annual membership is $5. The Friends do not meet in the summer.
Curbside Pick-up
With Covid-19 cases not declining in Danville, we'd like to remind you, that in addition to being open our regular hours, we also offer curbside pick-up. Please call us at 382-6733 to arrange services.
Patrons may place holds directly in the library catalog, by emailing us at orders@colbymemoriallibrary.org or calling 382-6733. We will call you when your order is ready.
Not sure what you want? We can help! We're happy to make recommendations based on what you like. We also have lists in our catalog of our newest titles as well as lists curated by genre. Holds may be placed directly from the lists.
 Storytimes
Join Nancy and and Carolyn for their popular Thursday  Storytimes - fun stories, activities and crafts.
Toddlers at 10:00 a.m.
Pre-K -K at 11:30 a.m.
Storytimes are held indoors and outdoors depending on weather and other conditions. Please call us at 603-382-6733 to register or for more information.
Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30. Call Carolyn for more information on the current book. 
 


Information on Coronavirus


Up-to-date announcements on the Covid-19 virus from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

http://dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/alerts/han.htm

https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/