“Check our Facebook pages for information on Pop-Up Programming! Looking for something to read? Check out our displays for suggestions.”
Edited by Stephanie Piro Nolan
On Display on the Main Floor
We are celebrating mothers all month with our display of Books Featuring Moms! Our selections include every possible Mom: kind Moms, caring Moms and killer Moms along with mothers-in-law and grandmothers. Also on display in our Movie Room are DVDs Featuring Moms!
Financial Literacy Display
Need advice on planning for retirement, saving to buy a house or paying off your college loans? Or maybe on creating a budget? Check out this display of books that can help you learn what to do to manage your money.
Music CD Display
Currently, we have a display of the Billboard Music Award Performers from 2021 and 2022 including Alicia Keyes, the Jonas Brothers, and Khaled Kahled.
Teen Room Book Display
It is Mental Health Awareness Month. We have books to help with the problems teens face plus helpline contacts.
Red Cart Book Sale
The Little Red Book Sale Cart on the first floor has become a destination for our patrons and others visiting the Library! Stop by next time you’re in and see what surprises we have for sale that day.
True Crime Book Club
Hosted by Programming Librarian, Abby. Join us for a discussion about this month’s book, The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Gunn on Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. Copies of the book are available for pickup at the Service Desk on the top floor. Questions? Call 607-335-7550 or email@example.com
Tune in for a Library Podcast featuring RPL director Marie Lejeune and Patron Services Supervisor Katherine Parker-Wright. Lejeune and Wright invite listeners to enjoy twice-monthly, light-hearted conversations full of humor, information, interviews, and much more. The podcast is available on various podcast platforms including Spotify, Google, and RadioPublic. A link to the podcast can also be found on the Library website (www.rpl.lib.nh.us).
Main Desk Librarian, Stephanie, is a big fan of hoopla downloadable audiobooks. She has this to say about a recent one she listened to: The Perfect Son by Freida McFadden is a creepy twisty tale of a family that seems perfect from the outside but has problems not seen by most of their neighbors. Erika Cass is a mom who works part-time as a local journalist. She devotes the rest of the time to her family, her handsome computer tech husband and her two children, 14-year-old daughter Hannah, a bratty teen, and her 16-year-old brilliant, handsome son who is adored for everything he does in school from the debate team to running track. When a local girl goes missing, Erika is panicked. What causes this caring mom to act this way? You will have to download and listen to this addictive thriller to find out what happens.
Children’s Room Book Recommendations
Bringing up Bookmonsters is a new book in the Parenting section in the Children’s room. It is a great tool for caregivers to learn how to instill a love of reading in children.
Kait and Amy, in the Children’s room, love the book Archimancy by J.A. White. This spooky book is about friendship, mystery, & ghosts! Cordelia Liu moves to NH from California and enrolls in a public school that happens to be haunted! A trio of kids you wouldn’t have guessed would end up together, solve a complicated mystery and make decisions that could have disastrous consequences if they are wrong.
We are also excited to be offering a fun new fantasy series, Dragons in a BAG by Zetta Elliot. This chapter book is geared toward young readers who are looking for more than Magic Treehouse but aren’t quite ready for Harry Potter. Jaxon is a young boy living in Brooklyn who suddenly finds himself helping a witch deliver baby dragons to a magical world.
We will be offering occasional Pop-Up programming outdoors on the lawn starting mid-May. Pop-Up programs will be announced on our Facebook page and Instagram by 9:15 a.m., and email subscribers will also get a notification in their inbox.
The Summer Reading Program
The SRP begins Monday, June 13 and will run for seven weeks. A calendar of summer events will be available toward the end of May at the Children’s Room desk and on the library website.
Join us for a Summer Reading Program kickoff on the lawn from 2:30-4:00pm on Wednesday, June 15. We will have ice cream, a Storywalk™ and a visit with Rochester Police Dept. Community Engagement Officer Brandon Kimbrough. Should inclement weather occur we will have a smaller event inside the Children’s Room.
We will use Beanstack again for logging minutes read. Register on the website rplnhreads.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack App on the Play or App store. Log what you read and be eligible to win prizes. The program will run for 7 weeks, ending Friday, July 29. All children 2 and up are welcome regardless of their reading abilities or any other limitations. If you have any questions, please ask us.
We now have a great selection of Playaway audiobooks for checkout! You can listen to some of your favorite YA titles and authors. No CD player or WiFi required! These self-contained cases come with a AAA battery and offer you 30+ hours of listening. There is a universal audio jack so you can use either your own headphones or listen in the car with your own auxiliary cord!
RPL Animated Recommendations
Main Desk Librarian (and syndicated cartoonist) Stephanie, and Main Desk Librarian, Karyl, have created a series of weekly animated videos recommending book, DVD and other titles available at the Library. Check them out on our website, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Have problems with a new smartphone or tablet? Want help setting up Libby or hoopla so you can read or listen to free ebooks and audiobooks? Emerging Technology Specialist, Jessica, is here to help you if you need it! Give us a call to make an appointment at 603-332-1428 or RPLReference@rochesternh.net.
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