DECEMBER 2020

Mont Vernon

Daland Memorial Library Reopens

      The Daland Memorial Library has reopened to the public.  The staff welcomes you back to the library for Walk Through Service.  A maximum capacity of 3 patrons at a time are allowed in the building. Social distancing rules apply and masks are required. Curbside Pickup Service remains open for those who prefer touch free service.  The building remains closed to indoor programs and public meetings. We have provided an outdoor space in the backyard of the library with lawn seating and FREE WiFi as an alternate meeting and programming space that follows social distancing rules. Open hours are as follows. Tuesday- Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm, Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm, and Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm.

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Letters to Santa

      Drop off your letters to Santa at the library from Dec1st-Dec. 19th for speedy delivery to the North Pole. Children can look forward to a return letter from Santa by Christmas Eve. Mailbox located in the library lobby during open hours. 

Holiday Storytime

      Miss JoAnn will be posting Holiday Storytime on the library Facebook page every Thursday in December. Love picture books? Stop by the library to pick up a pre packed bag of picture books with a Take–N-Make craft. Limited supplies. Look for bags in Curbside Pickup.  

Inter Library Loan - The NH State Library has reopened and our ILL services have resumed. If you need an item that is not in our collection, simply make a request in person at the library, online, by phone or email.  The library receives once a week deliveries and will call you when it arrives. Questions? Call Amy at the library at 673-7888. 

Adult Book Clubs - The Daland Memorial Library offers three Adult Book Clubs. There is no attendance requirement for either group – attend meetings that are of interest. Books are available to borrow at the library. New members always welcome! 2021 titles will be announced in January. If you have any questions about book clubs, please call the library at 673-7888.

Morning Book Discussion - Meets the 1st Monday each month at 10:00AM by ZOOM. The group reads a mix of contemporary fiction and non-fiction titles. 2020 titles listed below. 

      December 7th: “The Christmas Train” by David Baldacci

Just the Classics - Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM by ZOOM. This book group is focused on reading classic titles selected by group members. 2020 titles listed below. 

      December 17th: “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton

Black Books Matter - Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM by Zoom. This is a newly formed book club that will focus on books by black authors and race relations. 2020 titles listed below. 

      December 10th: “Stamped ” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Join the Friends!

      Join the Friends of the Daland Memorial Library between now and the end of 2020 and your covered for the 2021 year! The Friends of the Daland Memorial Library are a group of people joined together for the well-being of the library, who express this through annual donations and/or by volunteering their time and talent. Through fundraising, the Friends support a variety of library programs including the children’s summer reading program, passes for library patrons to area museums, treats for Trick-or-Treaters who visit the library on Halloween, the “Books for Babies” program, and children and adult programs. Members also volunteer to maintain the library gardens.  Membership information is available on the library website at www.dalandlibrary.com or at the circulation desk at the library.  

Evergreen Centerpiece Workshop

      Florist and Mont Vernon resident Sue Ries will be offering an Evergreen Centerpiece Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 15th at 6:00pm by ZOOM.  Sign up to learn step by step how to make a beautiful centerpiece that starts with a vintage wood box and is filled with a boxwood tree, mixed greens, and flowers.  Registration required.  $35 material fee includes all supplies. Call 673-7888 to sign up. Space is limited to 10 creators. 

Digital Streaming Services

      The library offers two ways to borrow materials digitally online with a valid library card.  Log into www.hoopladigital.com to set up a Hoopla account for access to 750,000 titles including movies, E books, audio books, magazines, television shows, documentaries and more! You can also use your library card number to borrow books from NH Overdrive.  Visit www.nhoverdrive.com to borrow eBooks and audio books for children and adults. Need a library card? Stop in the library to sign up during open hours or visit www.dalandlibrary.com for more details.

I Spy Dollhouse 

      The library has a very special Victorian Dollhouse on display just for the month of December. The custom made 3 story dollhouse is on loan from a generous community member and is filled with miniature treasures and decorated for the holidays.  Stop in to look inside the decorated rooms and try to find all the items on our “I Spy” list.   Can you find a wrapped present, a gingerbread man, a telephone?  All ages welcome!  Don’t miss the chance to take a peak inside…house will be on display from Dec. 1st- 31st.

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