In July, 2016, the Nichols Library received 19 inter-library loans in one week, a haul that surpassed the previous record of 16 deliveries made in 2014. We wondered if we ever get to twenty. Well, last Friday, it happened! The van from the NH State Library dropped off a bin with twenty items. Inside were book club picks, crime series chapters, a stack of DVDs, and three non-fiction books (no audio CDs this time, but we can get those, too). This is a great service, just waiting there for you all to take advantage of. If there is a book you want to read, a DVD you want to see or a CD to listen to that we do not own, we can get it for you, often in the space of a week. It’s no trouble at all. All you have to do is ask!
A Message from the Nichols Library Board of Trustees on Reopening the Library.As you may have heard, the Governor recently announced that libraries, among other services and businesses, may reopen on June 15th. What you may not know is that the Governors’ Economic Reopening Task Force has issued guidelines specific for libraries. We ask for your continued patience and understanding as we begin to implement these guidelines [continue reading].
We are now taking requests and putting them outside for you to pick up. You can get your loans between 10am and 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday [continue reading].
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