Thursday, July 16, 2020

Opening by Appointment

Hi all,

Good news! We are moving into our next phase of "re-opening". Please keep in mind that due to the nature of the pandemic, we may go "back and forth" a bit depending on the risk level in our community/area as well as compliance by patrons in adhering to the following protocols.

Beginning on Tuesday, July 21st.


* The library will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 3 until 6 p.m. Anyone interested in coming in must make an appointment first by calling the library, 603-827-2918 or emailing the director at sweaver@harrisville.lib.nh.us
* Only one person or family/household group, up to five people in all, will be allowed in at a time, and visits will be limited to 20 minutes. Please arrive promptly and leave after your 20 minutes is up, in order for surfaces to be wiped down before the next party arrives.
* All people entering the library must wear a face covering, please put it on before entering the building.
* When you first come in, there is a hand sanitizer dispenser mounted on the wall. Please sanitize your hands before coming into the main room.

*The bathroom is closed to the public at this time.

* Any items that you touch/handle but don't take out will need to be placed in the "Quarantine bin" which will be located in the center of the room. Items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the shelf.

* Computer usage must be arranged in advance. The librarian will not be able to assist patrons at the computer or printer/copier, and you must also bring your own "office supplies": staplers, pens, tape, etc.
* Curbside pickup of library materials will continue, and will be available Monday through Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
*Returned items should be put through the Book Return slot in the front door. (All returned materials are quarantined for 3 days before going back on the shelf.)

* Although we will be taking every precaution possible, we cannot guarantee that library material is free of the COVID-19 virus.



 ( Please no book sale items or donations at this time)

Saturday, July 4, 2020

A few new picture books for kids

Ready to be checked out! Call, email, or place a hold through our OPAC



Here's the info about how to see what we have.

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/signin.php
Enter: Harrisville (no password needed). Call if you need help figuring out how to use it.
When you click on the link you will see the drop down menu where you can select searching by Title, Author, Subject, etc. Then when you find what you are looking for, you will see that we have 1 Holding, and 1 available. If it says 1 Holding, 0 available, then our copy is checked out. You can place a hold directly from the catalog, or call or email me a list of what you want and I will be in touch about what time you should pick it up. Thanks!



New Adult Nonfiction

New nonfiction for adults.

NON-FICTION
Winterlust: Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season by Bernd Brunner
The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II by Antony Beevor
Pandemic: Tracing Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond by Sonia Shah
White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World out of Balance by Laurie Garrett
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry
The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move by Sonia Shah
Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life by Lulu Miller
Entangled Life: How Fungi Make our Worlds, change our Minds, and Shape our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake
For All Who Huger: Searching for Communion in a Shattered World by Emily M. D. Scott
The Museum of Whales you will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland’s Most Unusual Museums by A. Kendra Greene
Falastin (a cookbook) by Sami Tamimi, Tar Wigley and Yotam Ottolenghi
Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love by E. Dolores Johnson
Surviving Autocracy by Masha Gessen
The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World’s Favorite Insect by Wendy Williams
Pelosi by Molly Ball
What You Need to Know About Voting and Why by Kim Wehle
Galileo and the Science Deniers by Mario Livio
Hell and Other Destinations by Madeleine Albright


Thursday, June 11, 2020

Some new books for kids and adults

Here you go!

ADULTS


NON-FICTION
Winterlust: Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season by Bernd Brunner
The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of World War II by Antony Beevor
FICTION
The Bone Fire by S. D. Sykes
Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles
The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey
The Engineer’s Wife (based on the true story of the woman who built the Brooklyn Bridge) by Tracey Enerson Wood
The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni
The Love Story of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morry
The German Heiress by Anika Scott
KIDS
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Finn and the Intergalactic Icebox by Michael Buckley






OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/signin.php
Enter: Harrisville (no password needed). Call if you need help figuring out how to use it.
When you click on the link you will see the drop down menu where you can select searching by Title, Author, Subject, etc. Then when you find what you are looking for, you will see that we have 1 Holding, and 1 available , which means that it is on the shelf. If it says 1 Holding, 0 available, then our copy is checked out. You can place a "hold" directly from the catalog, or you can call or email me a list of what you want and I will be in touch about what time you should pick it up. Thanks!


Monday, June 1, 2020

Summer Reading Program

"Imagine your Story"

This summer the library is promoting reading and nature. We are encouraging all children and families to get outside more and to read more. There will be prizes for all young people who do 3 things for 10 days (you may do this multiple times for more prizes).

1. Read a book (youngsters can be read to), or a chapter each day, or share a book with someone (your dog, cat, grandma, tree or anyone else). How to get a book from the library:  http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/signin.php
Enter: Harrisville (no password needed).
-When you see an item in the catalog that you would like, please call (603-827-2918) or email Harrisville Library  to reserve it and have it checked out to you.

2. Do a nature activity each day. These can be from the list or you can create your own.

3. Keep a nature and reading journal. Write down the date, what you read and what you did outside, add a picture if you want to. After you complete 10 days (you may skip days if you want to) email a picture of your journal page or write to the library at our email Harrisville Library . Please include your mailing address and age. We let you know how to get your prize.

Nature Activities (at least 15 minutes each or more if you are really having fun!):
1. Go outdoors and decorate your nature journal.
2. Forest bathing: Quietly walk or sit in the outdoors and listen and watch.
3. Take off your shoes and feel the ground under your feet.
4. Lay on the ground and watch the clouds.
5. Eat a meal outdoors.
6. Gather treasures and build a nature sculpture. You could use acorns, leaves, rocks and more.
7. Lay on your belly and focus on the ground. What do you see?
8. Go on a litter clean up walk.
9. Find a seed pod and a stick and examine them.
10. Lift up a rock and see what is underneath.
11. Help a neighbor by performing an outdoor chore for them.
12. Go birding: see how many feathered friends you can see.
13. Go outside and see how many different trees you can find.
14. Plant some seeds in a garden or a pot.
15. Go for a hike or nature walk.
16. Look at the stars.
17. Make a mud pie.
18. Sit next to a tree and feel it’s aliveness.
19. Climb a tree.
20. Paint or draw a picture of a plant.
21. Build a fairy house.
22. Find some water and watch it.

“Nature-deficit disorder describes the human costs of alienation from nature, among them: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, and higher rates of physical and emotional illness. This disorder can be detected in individuals, families, and communities.”
― Richard Louv , Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder




This is a fairy house.



Here are Tansy. Phlox and grassy. Tansy is the one with a sense of humor and the leader of the group. Phlox  is just a well-meaning stick and grass he is shy and unassuming. I am going to have these characters show up and more weekly postings.


Saturday, May 23, 2020