The Nichols Library Podcast: The Book Report Episode 2

In this episode, Aisilyn and William provide a new reader’s rundown and discuss six new arrivals including, Five Survive by Holly JacksonThe Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan, The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacey Schiff, and The Last Chairlift by John Irving. The two then discuss the unique challenges of reading in 2023 – specifically why many of us often don’t read as much as we would like to. Yes, technology is a major factor. Aisilyn and William go over Nicholas Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” share their own experiences with regards to technology and reading,  react to some statistics, and examine a library program that may hold the key to developing better reading habits. 

Links to articles cited

21 Captivating Reading Statistics and Facts for 2022

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/306868/

https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/learning/global-reading-challenge

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Weather Closure : January 23rd

The James E. Nichols Memorial Library will be closed Monday, January 23rd due to the weather.

Be sure to check out our digital services to keep warm on this lovely snow day!

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Martin Luther King Day: Closed Monday, January 16

The Nichols Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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New Kids Books at The Nichols Library!

For the month of January, new kids’ books will be on display at The Nichols Library! Come in from the winter weather and check them out!

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Floorwork Update

We are so excited about our new floors and can’t wait to welcome patrons back into the Library!

With that being said, we have found that the floor work will take longer than expected, meaning we will have to postpone reopening until Saturday, January 7th. Staff will be in the Library to finish re-setting the space on Friday, January 6th and will be offering curbside services.

Please call the Library at 603-253-6950 or email centerharborlibrary@gmail.com with any questions!

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Happy Holidays to All!

Happy Holidays to all! We will be closed until January 3rd for renovations (Our internet services will go down at 1:00 today).

See you all in the New Year!

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Closed Dec 26 Through Jan 2nd – Phone and WiFi Services Will Be Unavailable

The Nichols Library will be closed from December 26th through Jan 2nd due to renovations. Our WiFi  and phone services will be unavailable for that time. If you need to reach the library, please email us via the email address centerharborlibrary@gmail.com. Hoopla, Kanopy, and Libby will still be available for our patrons. All normal services will resume when we reopen on January 3rd.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Introducing The Nichols Library Book Report!

The Nichols Library is excited to announce the launching of a podcast series hosted by head librarian, Aisilyn, and assistant librarian, William. The podcast is entitled, The Nichols Library Book Report. The show consists of two major segments: a little heads-up on some of our new arrivals called “The Readers’ Rundown” and a discussion based around contemporary trends in public libraries and the core values of the American library as an institution. Click this link to listen!

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With Winter on the way, snow is surely to follow!

In the case of inclement weather, please call the Library at 603-253-6950 before venturing out in case of closure.

Stay warm!

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Holiday Fun at the Library

Many thanks to our special winter visitors this morning: children’s author & book illustrator Karel Hayes and over a dozen kids, moms & a dad! Ms. Hayes delighted everyone by reading The Christmas Visitors, Santa’s Tatty Old Boots & Who’s Been Here? A Tale of Tracks. What could have been better on a cold December Saturday than good stories, crafts, cookies & hot cocoa in our Nichols Memorial Library?!

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