Monday, November 23, 2020

Updated Information about the library


Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the area and state,  we have decided to move the library back to curbside services. Beginning Monday, November 30th we will no longer offer in-person browsing of items in the  library.  We will revisit the status of in-person browsing after the New Year.  All other services will continue, including curbside and Inter-Library Loan.  The book drop slot in the door is open for the return of library materials.  We are making this move in anticipation of the gathering happening around the holiday and the unfortunate increase in community spread throughout NH and surrounding states.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

New series for kids

 We have a new series of easy chapter books. Fans of Magic Treehouse books will enjoy the "I Survived" series, by Lauren Tarshis.

"Each book in my series tells a terrifying and thrilling story from history, through the eyes of a kid who lived to tell the tale."

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Story Time via Zoom

 As some of you know, our children's librarian Kris Finnegan has been doing Story Time and puppet shows on Facebook. Since some people don't use Facebook, she is going to try to move her programs to Zoom. They will be on Wednesdays. We are trying to get as many people to join in as possible and we'd like to know what time/times might be best for your families. Please let me know what you think and I will pass the info on to her.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

New books for Middle and High School students


Some new books n the Adult collection

 Here are a few of the recent additions to the Adult collection: 


Quick and Delicious: 100 Recipes to Cook in 30 Minutes or Less by Gordon Ramsay

Rage by Bob Woodward

If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future by Jill Lepore

The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack

Storey’s Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills: 214 Things You Can Actually Learn How to Do

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown


Monogamy by Sue Miller

The Big Door Prize by M. O. Walsh

We Germans by Alexander Starritt

Ghost Stories: 36Spine-Chilling Tales of Terror and the Supernatural edited by Bill Bowers

Daughters of Darkness by Sally Spencer

Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women’s Olympic Team y Elise Hooper

Sleeping Beauties by Jo Spain

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

The Less Dead by Denise Mina

Privilege by Mary Adkins

Jack by Marilynne Robinson

The Orphan’s Guilt by Archer Mayor

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny

The Searcher by Tana French

Snow by John Banville

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
* 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)
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!