Edited by Stephanie Piro Nolan
If you’re wondering what to read or listen to next, our librarians have got you covered. Just ask us, and we’ll be happy to recommend something. Or you could use the Nonfiction Challenge and a display on the Main Floor to get you started.
Virtual Spaulding Art Show
Art Coordinator, Melissa, says: “The Library is pleased to present the artwork of the students of Spaulding High School during the month of April. Due to current circumstances, this year’s exhibit will be available to view as an online slideshow. This impressive collection of images includes drawings, paintings, digital art, and sculptures created by students during the 2020-2021 school year. When asked to share their thoughts on this year’s exhibit, the Spaulding High School art teachers said, ‘Even remotely, Spaulding students’ artwork shines. They continue to amaze us even with the difficult year they have had. They truly are incredible kids.’ The Spaulding High School online art exhibit can be viewed on the Rochester Public Library website, www.rpl.lib.nh.us and the Rochester Public Library NH YouTube channel.”
Children’s Room Librarian, Kaitlyn, says: “I am loving YA contemporaries right now, and these are some of my favorites! I think you’ll enjoy them if you like: smiling so much it hurts, shedding a happy tear (or two), and feeling like the future is full of hope.”
1. Zara Hossain is Here by Sabina Khan
2. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
3. The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton
4. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
5. Follow Your Arrow by Jessica Verdi
6. A Shot at Normal by Marisa Reichardt
7. Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan
8. Lucky Caller by Emma Mills
9. Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein
10. Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson
Main desk librarian, Stephanie, says: “I just listened to an audiobook on hoopla that has become one of my very favorites! The Wildlands by Abi Geni is captivatingly read by Carol Monda, who inhabited the characters so realistically, you felt like they were right there in the room with you, telling you their story! Darlene, Jane and Cora McCloud and their brother Tucker, were the only survivors when a tornado rips through their farm and the surrounding area, taking with it all their beloved animals and their father, who had not made it down the storm cellar where the siblings had taken shelter. In the aftermath, in order to keep her family together, Darlene makes the decision to talk to reporters and sell their story, although Tucker refuses to take any part in the interviews. She uses the money to keep the family together and rents a trailer in a run down trailer park also taking a job at a supermarket to keep them going. Tucker, on the other hand, takes off. Darlene is left to raise her teenage sister and six-year-old Cora on her own.
Three years later, on the anniversary of the tornado, the town is rocked by an explosion at a local cosmetics factory. The lab animals had all been freed beforehand. Nine-year-old Cora is home alone, when a stranger shows up, badly injured. It’s Tucker, the brother she adored and whose departure devastated her. Now an animal rights activist, he’s on the run and he needed her assistance. He then convinces her to leave her sisters behind and join him on an adventure. One that can and will change her life. Forever! This story will keep you listening (or reading) until the very last page. *There’s no waiting for content with hoopla. You can listen to this title (or any) right away!”
If you enjoy a challenge, we have one for you! The Rochester Public Library’s Nonfiction Reading Challenge was created to encourage patrons to step out of their normal reading realms and venture out of their comfort zones. To narrow down the choices, there are six categories to choose from: Astronomy/space, Finances, True crime, Self help, Gardening, and Cooking/food. The more books you read, the more chances you will have to win a prize! Check out our Main Floor display showcasing some books from the subject list for you to try. Please visit our website, social media accounts, or the Main Desk to enter.
Go to https://www.rpl.lib.nh.us/downloads to see our downloadable resources and find out how you can enjoy a variety of media, from audiobooks and ebooks to movies and TV shows. The Libby app has had an update and they have added a few features and changed the layout a bit. They also added wish lists to Libby that will Sync to the Overdrive app and the website.
We have expanded our Pick-Up and 45 minute Browsing hours for your convenience. Our hours are now:
Monday and Wednesday: 10-12 and 1-7.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10-12 and 1-5.
Saturday: 9-12 and 1-4.
Walk-In Appointments Welcome
Sometimes you just need to grab something to read, watch or listen to and happen to be near the Library but forgot to make a browsing appointment. Don’t let that stop you! Just drop by the Greeter’s Station and we’ll see how we can accommodate you.
Make an appointment to visit the Library to browse the shelves, read the newspapers or use a computer. Call 332-1428, ext. 2 to set up an appointment.
RPL-To-Go is available for anyone uncomfortable choosing books in person. You can request books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks and even magazines. Just place items on hold in our catalog, call 603-332-1428 ext. 2, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requests.
Please wear your mask to keep everyone safe.
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