Summer Aide Application Now Open!

Description: The Nichols Library Board of Trustees is searching for a friendly, reliable and detail- oriented person to work temporarily for our Library as Summer Aide under the direction of the Librarian during July and August.

Supervisor: The Summer Aide is accountable to and reports directly to the Librarian

Recommended Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of one (1) year of library or other relevant experience. Learns quickly, accepts direction easily, and follows instructions well. Ability to reshelve items based on the Dewey Decimal System and alphabetization. Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Familiarity with current library software (Atriuum) or willingness to learn.

Pleasant, helpful and cooperative disposition.

Responsibilities: Primary duty is to help with circulation desk tasks as directed by the Librarian, such as answering phone calls and email, checking materials in and out, placing reserves on materials, assisting and registering new patrons, processing interlibrary loan requests, and reshelving materials. Other tasks may include providing computer assistance to patrons, organizing materials, updating social media and assisting with story times and reading incentive programs. Additional duties may be assigned by the Librarian.

Wages: Commensurate with education and experience. This is a temporary position for 10 hours/week for 10 weeks.

Position Closing Date: June 1, 2022.

Starting Date: Week of June 27th. If you have any questions or for more information and a complete job description, contact Aisilyn Guivens, Librarian at 603-253-6950 or chlibrarynh@gmail.com. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and two (2) letters of reference.

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Weather Closure: Tuesday, March 14th

We will be closed Tuesday, March 14th due to the weather. For those venturing out for Town Elections, drive carefully!

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Closure due to Weather: Saturday, March 4th

**Weather Alert**

Due to the impending storm, the James E. Nichols Memorial Library will be closed Saturday, March 4th.

Cozy up to Hoopla or Libby for all your reading needs!

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Nichols Library Podcast Episode 3: Graphic Novels and the Future of The American Library

This episode of the Nichols Library Podcast runs the gamut of the past, present, and future. Aisilyn and William kick off the show with a special edition of the Readers’ Rundown focused on perhaps the most popular kind of texts in libraries today – graphic novels. The two discuss the importance of graphic novels for developing readers and the unique aspects of the graphic novel as a form. The Readers’ Rundown itself highlights four important historical nonfiction graphic novels including John Lewis’s March (which will soon be in The Nichols Library collection) and Art Spiegelman’s Maus. As always, the second portion of our discussion is about the public library. In the second part of this episode, Aisilyn and William discuss the important trends, questions, technologies, and developments that are driving the future of the American public library. The talk will give you a glimpse of what the public library may look like in the coming decades… there probably will be robots!  

Articles referenced in this Episode

https://time.com/6108581/internet-archive-future-books/

https://worldarchitecture.org/architecture-news/egfnf/libraries-are-thriving-in-the-new.html

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Weather Closure : February 28th

The James E. Nichols Memorial Library will be closed Tuesday, February 28th due to the weather.

Be sure to check out our digital services (Hoopla, Kanopy and the Libby App) to keep warm on this lovely snow day!

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Presidents Day: Closed Monday, February 20th

The Nichols Library will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents Day.

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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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