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Weekly Update: August 3-7

Teen Summer Reading Wrap Party: Virtual Poetry Slam! Thursday, August 13, 2 PM. Register online. Submit poetry by emailing Molly at mpevna@nesmithlibrary.org!
Adult Summer Reading Wrap Party: Trivia Night, Thursday, August 13, 6 PM. Register online to receive the meeting link and trivia materials.
 
Join Adult Summer Reading to enter to win one of these prize baskets!
Participants must register through this online form, then download our bingo card to track reading and enter to win prizes. Hurry: prize drawings will happen this week after the Adult Summer Reading Trivia Night Wrap Party!
Windham Caregivers: Please respond to our Children's Fall Program Survey!
We are hosting our very first in-person, outdoor program at the library! Children and families of all ages are invited to our Youth Outdoor Party, Friday, August 21, 10:30 AM at Nesmith Library! Registration is required online.
Nesmith Library will host reading groups to discuss the WHS Summer Reading assignments for 9th, 11th, and 12th grades. Register for Tues August 18 or Weds August 19 for our 9th Grade discussions.
Register for our 11th Grade discussion on Thurs August 20, and learn more about the WHS Summer Reading assignments on our website, or on the WHS website.
Register for our 12th Grade discussion on Friday, August 21, and learn more about the WHS Summer Reading assignments on our website, or on the WHS website.
View Our Full Event Calendar
On August 1, Hoopla borrows stepped down to 6 per month per library card. On September 1, Hoopla borrows will return to 4 per month. We will be slowly returning to our original borrow limits now that we are lending physical materials through curbside borrowing and GMILCS holds are available again. Visit our Digital Reading page for details about all of our digital reading services.

Sharing Between GMILCS Libraries Has Resumed


We are thrilled with how well lending and borrowing from fellow GMILCS libraries has been going since resuming on July 13. Your Nesmith Library card allows you to request items from GMILCS libraries, to be delivered to our branch or for you to pick up at the other libraries.
Please consider responding to our community survey: we are looking for submissions from residents of all ages of Windham. Respond using our Google Form, or visit our website to learn more!
CURRENT STATUS OF LIBRARY SERVICES:
  • The library building remains closed to the public except for computer appointments, but library staff are available. You can call us (603-432-7154) Mondays-Thursdays, 9 AM-8 PM, Fridays, 9 AM-5 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM-4 PM. You can email (info@nesmithlibrary.org) any time. We also have a new web chat service on our website: look for the Ask a Librarian block when we are online! We are continuing to work on a phased reopening plan.

COMPUTER APPOINTMENTS

  • Appointments on weekdays, and Saturdays starting 8/1!
  • Call the library (603-432-7154) to make an appointment to use our public access computers.
  • Appointments will be limited to 1 hour per person per day.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn for the duration.
  • Computer stations will be cleaned between appointments.

CURBSIDE BORROWING

  • We are lending items and offering print/copy services using the process described in our Curbside Borrowing instructions.
  • Curbside pickup hours are currently Monday-Thursday, 10 AM-7 PM, Friday, 10 AM-4 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM-3 PM!
  • Homebound deliveries have resumed.

BOOK DROP

  • The exterior book drop is open 24/7. You may return items from any GMILCS library in the book drop at any time. Please contact us if you have an item to return which will not fit in the book drop. We are not accepting book donations at this time.
Please continue to check our website, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for further updates.
Visit the Curbside Borrowing & Services page
Available on Hoopla
Use our new Ask a Librarian web chat service to ask questions directly from our website! When this block is visible on our website, it means one of our dedicated librarians is available to chat.
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD:
  • We have shared a lot of updates as the situation has evolved in town and in the world. We hope we have reached a lot of our patrons, but we know there are people who use the library who won't see our posts on Facebook, etc. Please call your neighbors, friends, and family who may have missed these updates, and who may benefit from our services and resources. Please encourage them to reach out to us with any questions at all and we will do our best to help!
  • We hope everyone in the community knows that Nesmith librarians are still here to support you, whether it's through exciting programs for all ages on our Event Calendar, grab bags of recommended reading selected by library staff, virtual browsing videos, or digital reading apps you can access with your library card.
Please continue to check our website for resources and updates, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Thank you.
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