I have changed all Jackson card holders' preferences so that you will receive an email when you check out items. This helps us in two ways.
If you check out in person at an appointment, you'll get an email so we don't have to touch your materials to stamp it.
When we put an item in the hallway for you to pick up we won't have to manually email you to let you know it's ready.
You can alter this and all your settings for yourself from your library account. Login with your 14-digit card number and the password provided when you set up your account. If you didn't get a password try clicking the reminder link and the system will allow you to reset it.
I've been offered the opportunity to offer live online American Sign Language classes for members of the Jackson Library community. Before making a decision I would like to get an idea of how many might be interested.
Would you be interesting in learning sign language online?
Meredith made an extra special ski last weekend to debut Snow Comes to the Farm on the story book trail on the Ellis River Trail. You do need a trail pass to ski out there and we can provide that too!
The trail behind the library is free and available to the whole family - however many feet they may have and however those feet are shod. It currently features The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren. We change both bi-weekly.
I really enjoyed taking this quiz to see how 'well read' I am. I believe reading is a highly personal thing and reject the judgement implied by the phrase 'well read'. BUT it was fun to go through and remember when and why I read the ones I have. I got 17%. What's the opposite of well-read? Poorly-read? Trashily-read? Widely-read? Anyway, doesn't matter what you read, only matters that you DO, right?
The Fussy Librarian is an email list of free or super cheap eBooks available everyday. Not sure where the 'fussy' part comes in because it doesn't seem like this librarian is curating the list for 'quality' so actually it's the opposite of fussy. Words matter, right!? Anyway, whatever you're into, you may find some good free reads there.
The trivia we offered over the vacation week was a resounding success. To beef up the competition we offered it to all the area libraries. We had an amazing 65 teams register representing libraries from Freedom, Fryeburg, Jackson, Madison, Moultonborough, North Conway, Sandwich, and Tamworth. Approximately 45 of those teams played all the way to the end.
The Jackson teams, led by The Three Masketeers, held the top spot throughout the contest, but after a surprise upset in the final round, Donnydowoop won the day. In their honor a book went to the Freedom Public Library in their honor. Freedom also won the contest among each library's to three point's earners. Two books commemorating their victory are on their way into the Freedom Library's collection.
One of our generous Friends writes trivia questions and hosts contests for his friends and then allows me to repurpose them for these contests. Many thanks to him for doing the heavy lifting.
If you are interested in sampling remote trivia, you can review the questions on our trivia webpage. I also introduced a single page signup for our various email subscription and newsletter lists and there is one for trivia.
Thanks for wearing your mask when you're in the hallway picking up items. Be a hero and protect your library staff!
I have been doing periodic new book pageants when I have a stack. If you like this way of seeing what we have, bookmark our YouTube channel.
We are enjoying watching the checks roll in after posting the Friends' Annual Appeal. This is the Friends of the Library's major fundraiser for the year. This year their support will be especially important as the Library is not bringing in the money we depend on at the desk. That money supports our printer, book and DVD purchases, and programming.
If you would prefer to help us out in another way, we are looking for thank you note writers! The Friends like to send a handwritten note with a receipt to all supporters and many hands make light work. If you're willing to write ten thank you notes to express your appreciation to folks who have given to the Friends please contact Melinda Foley-Marsello or myself and we will arrange it.
We are planning some remote programming in the next months and hope you will stay tuned and join in.
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