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A Message from the Nichols Library Board of Trustees
January 4, 2021
We are reviewing recommendations issued by the State of New Hampshire and “best practices” put forth by the State Library to ascertain how to best serve the public while providing a safe workplace for our employees. We are being careful and thoughtful as we move towards reopening our Library. Hopefully, this will happen in the near future on a limited basis. Your continuing patience and understanding is much appreciated.
We welcome hearing from you during these challenging times. Please feel free to email the Trustees at email@example.com or call the Library at 603-253-6950 with your ideas, comments and suggestions about reopening.
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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January 4, 2021 Dear Library Patrons, Members of our Community and Visitors: We hope you and your families are doing well and staying safe as the pandemic unfortunately persists into the New Year. During this difficult time, the Trustees and … Continue reading
80s slackers Bill and Ted, now middle-aged dads, discover that the hit song they are still trying to write is the only thing that will save humanity! Will the Wyld Stallyns save the day again? Find out in Bill and … Continue reading
Earlier this fall, library assistant Glenn Walter retired after eight years at the Nichols Library. Read Glenn’s farewell letter to the Center Harbor community, in which he expresses his joy and gratitude for his years here.
I am not able to be in Center Harbor Monday (12/14), but am planning a make-up day for new requests on Tuesday.
Allen Jon Kinnaman, director of the James E. Nichols Memorial Library from 2005 through 2020, will retire at the end of the year. Library Assistant Glenn Walter retired earlier this year. Circulation Assistant Lois Brady will provide interim services while … Continue reading
The Nichols Library will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Nov 25th, 26th and 27th) this week. We will be back open for curbside delivery on Monday, 11/30. We will also be getting an inter-library loan delivery.
Things Fall Apart by Nigerian novelist, essayist, and poet Chinua Achebe (1930; d.2013) is a book group perennial.
From pieces of eight to tales of Gothic horror, Robert Louis Stevenson (11/13/1850) was a masterful teller of tales. Tight plotting and memorable characters don’t grow old. Treasure Island‘s voyage for pirate treasure is made memorable by John Silver’s loveable … Continue reading
Tracy Kidder‘s (11/12/1945) non-fiction stories offer snapshots of life as it is lived. He is the author of House, Home Town, A Truck Full of Money, Strength in what Remains, Mountains beyond Mountains, My Detachment, and Among Schoolchildren.
Authors of note with early November birthdays. James Jone’s WW2 novels (From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line) spoke from the common soldier’s point of view. Bram Stoker, theater impressario and staunch rationalist, helped invent the Gothic horror genre … Continue reading