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CURBSIDE PICK-UP
And Children's Summer Reading Program

We know it has been a long wait and we appreciate your patience. Patrons will finally be able to check out books, videos, and magazines. Starting on Monday June 22, we will offer curbside pick-up of these items.
Patrons can place holds on items in our catalog (found on our website (colbymemoriallibrary.org.) Just look for the Browse Our Catalog button on the top right corner. You may also email us titles at orders@colbymemoriallibrary.org or call us at 603-382-6733. (Leave a message, as we may be assisting other patrons.)
Once we have prepared an order, we will let patrons know when they can pick them up. We’ll ask patrons to call when they are on their way so we’ll have everything ready for easy pick-up in our back lot.
The hours of curbside pick-up will be as follows:

Mondays: 3 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesdays: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Saturdays: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Items will be limited to ones that we own. The state Interlibrary Loan system has not resumed
We know people love to browse the shelves and it stinks to have to do things this way. We have created several curated lists of suggested titles to make it a little easier. We'll be adding more. You can find them in the catalog under "Lists."
Holds can be placed directly from the list.
When placing holds, you will need your card number and your password. Email me at director@colbymemoriallibrary.org for assistance with requests!
We, and our peers at other NH libraries, are now in the planning stages for the next phase which will include limited access to the building and computer access. Stay tuned.
 
SUMMER READING PROGRAM

It's not too late to sign up for our Summer Reading Program! The program kicks off Monday June 22nd with a special virtual program, for registered participants, presented by Squam Lake Natural Science Center - "Stories on the Wild Side."
This year we are offering the traditional reading logs for keeping track of reading as well as a new virtual program called READsquared. It’s an online program that allows your children to track reading and earn badges and raffle tickets for prizes. There are also games and themed book lists with titles from our collection.
More detailed information will be provided to you once you’ve registered for the summer  program. When you do, you’ll receive email updates about the various activities that we’re planning throughout the summer to keep your kids involved in reading as well as weekly take-home bags with loads of activities and crafts.
Please see more information here:
Summer Reading 2020

WiFi is available in the front parking lot. 

Email me if you are having trouble with an expired card, if you want to register for a card, or if you need the passwords for Overdrive downloadable books and audiobooks,  EBSCO databases, or Ancestry - now available at home. I am happy to arrange a telephone call if I can't help you via email.


My email address is director@colbymemoriallibrary.org


 

  • LIBRARY CLOSING
    The Colby Memorial Library will close effective Saturday March 14th at 1PM in response to the Coronavirus emergency. The Board of Trustees met on March 5th and enacted a policy to close the library if certain criteria dictated, including the closure of local schools.
    We are deeply sorry to have to make this decision, but the health and safety of our community has to be our first priority.
    You will not be charged for overdue materials. All fines will be waived.  Please do not put materials in the book drop.
    Please take advantage of our online digital books and audiobooks (Overdrive) as well as the EBSCO database that features up-to-date newspapers and magazines. Your library card number is your user ID for Overdrive.
     Check back for for updates and news. We will be looking for additional ways to provide digital resources.
  • While we are closed
    Please email me with questions about accessing the Overdrive ebooks and Audiobooks. My email address is director@colbymemoriallibrary.org 
    We can arrange a time to talk on the phone.

    Also email me if you need password information for EBSCO. Our licensing prohibits us from posting passwords  but I can email it to you upon request.

    The user ID for the Downloadable ebooks and digital books is the number on the back of your library card.

     
  • Ancestry Finally Available From Home
    We are now able to temporarily offer Ancestry at home!  Normally this is an in-library use only tool,. Ancestry includes millions of census, immigration, military and vital records as well as historical images, maps and more.

    You must sign into your library account to access Ancestry. Click on the Manage Your Account link in the upper right hand corner of this page. Your username is your library card number. If you do not know your password, email me at director@colbymemoriallibrary.org and I can set up up with a new one.
     







     

     
  • CENSUS 2020

    Make sure Danville is fully counted!

    The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade.

     
    Please visit below for all the information you need

    https://2020census.gov/en


     
  • DIGITAL BOOKS
    In addition to Overdrive downloadable books and audiobooks check out Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.org/
    Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 
    free ebooks that can be read on your computer or a reading device such as Kindle. You will find the world's great literature here with a focus on older works for which copyright is expired. Search for books using their catalog, 

     
  • Virtual Story Time and Colby Crafts From Home on Facebook!
    for Virtual Story TImes and children's crafts!. 
    You can help us reach more users by following our page. Thank you!
     
  • NEW DANVILLE ONLY DIGITAL COLLECTION!
    Digital readers and listeners - the long wait may be over! We are pleased to announce that we now have a Danville-only collection in Overdrive. This means you will no longer have to compete with residents from other towns for popular titles that we have purchased.
    You don't have to do anything differently - just browse as usual. Our collection is integrated within the statewide collection but can only be seen and borrowed by Danville cardholders. If a title is checked out, place a hold and know the wait will be much shorter than in the past. All you will need is your library card.
    Some of the titles we have added include:
    Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd
    If it Bleeds by Stephen King
    End of October by Lawrence Wright
    Camino Island by John Grisham
    The Great Influenza by John Barry
    Weather by Jenny Offil
    The Wedding Dress by Danielle Steele
    What titles would you like us to add? Just email me or comment here and we'll do our best. Please specify if you like to read or listen.
    You can access Overdrive at https://nh.overdrive.com or via the link on this page under Explore!
     If you are a Danville resident and need a card please email me at director@colbymemoriallibrary.org.
    If you have not tried Overdrive, give it a shot! It is a great resource with thousands of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. You can access them on your desk top computer, a laptop, devices or phone, Please reach out to me with any technical questions.
    We hope this helps!
  • LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
    Have you always wanted to learn to speak another language? Here is your opportunity.
    Rosetta Stone is now free from home. (For a limited time only, so act fast!)
    "30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests
    Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
    Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more
    Mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce language on the go"
    Just click on the link below and then create an account!
    Ciao!

    https://secure.rosettastone.com/lp/ebsco/index.html?custid=nhstate
  • TRUSTEES MEETING
     
    Notice of Meeting
    The Trustees of the Colby Memorial Library will be holding a virtual meeting on Friday June 26th at 9AM. If you would like to view this meeting, please email Ann Massoth at director@colbymemoriallibrary.org for meeting login details.
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/