Services Update
New Resources & Virtual Programs
9/20 - 9/26
Library Services Update

The Library may be closed, but your access is still open! Your Librarians are hard at work curating new content and planning virtual programs to sate your intellectual curiosity.

Keep reading for info on this week's newly curated content and updates to existing services. Have questions about these or other services, need a library card, or just need to connect? Don't hesitate to reach out!

Remember that overdue fines will continue to be waived until further notice and that our 3 book drops (2 in the Library parking lot; 1 at the fire station on Naticook Road) are open for returns. Library kits should be returned by calling the library at 603-424-5021 (ext 101 or 102) during our operating hours.
Late Opening This Thursday

The Library will be opening at 10:30 this upcoming Thursday, September 24th, for an all-staff meeting. Telephone, notary, and laptop lending services will be unavailable until this time.

Access to our online catalog, virtual library, and remote printing services will be unaffected by this delayed opening.
NH State Library Poetry Reading via Zoom

Monday, September 21, 2020
7:00pm-8:00pm

Join writers from across New Hampshire as they read from COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems, an anthology edited by New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary.

This event is sponsored by the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library.
Libraries Transform Book Pick

Book of the Little Axe
by Lauren Francis-Sharma

The New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium will provide unlimited copies of the above title until Monday, September 28th.

This title can be downloaded instantly via the OverDrive website or the OverDrive and Libby smartphone applications. No waiting necessary!
Title of the Week

Poison Study
by Maria V Snyder
 
"Adventure, friendship, love, and intrigue kept me turning the pages and quickly reserving the second book in this series. This story reminds me a bit of Sarah J Maas's Throne of Glass series because of the strong female leads who make you want to root for them."
Resident Fast Facts

The Merrimack Town Council has voted to build a fence between Watson Park and the Souhegan River in light of safety and health concerns caused by park visitors during the pandemic.

Governor Sununu issued Executive Order 2020-18 this past Friday, September 18th. This order effectively extends NH's State of Emergency status for an additional period of 21 days.

Merrimack and Litchfield state representatives are drafting legislation that would place several requirements on companies found to be responsible for polluting local groundwater. Such requirements would include connecting private wells to commercial or municipal water lines, as well as paying for those water bills.
We're Just a Click Away!

Connect with us via email at merrimackpl@merrimacklibrary.org and through Facebook and our Ask Us service. Staff will be in the Library answering phone calls during the following times:

Monday-Thursday 10:00am to 7:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm

Remember that our 3 book drops are open for returns and that overdue fines will continue to be waived until further notice.
Merrimack Public Library | 470 Daniel Webster Highway | 603-424-5021 |