Wednesday, October 5, 2022
HomeCommunityPublic Library: Weekly Update

Public Library: Weekly Update

Published on

Submitted by Stephanie Piro Nolan

When you are out enjoying the spring weather, why not stop by the Library for a browsing appointment and grab a few books to inspire your do-it-yourself projects? We have a lot of gardening books and home improvement titles to get you started.

Expanded Hours
We are aware that as more people go back to work and school, there is a need for us to expand our Pick-Up and 45-minute Browsing hours for your convenience. Our new hours are:

Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 -12:00 and 1:00-7:00. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10:00 -12:00 and 1:00-5:00. Saturday: 9:00 -12:00 and 1:00-4:00

Please wear your mask to keep everyone safe.

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.

Tired of Streaming Fees?
It seems like everything is moving towards separate streaming fees. If you’re tired of cable costs and service charges for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ and Acorn, then come to the Library, and enjoy a lot of what’s offered on those channels for free! You just need a library card. We have a wide variety of BBC and other TV series available, as well as Disney movies, Hallmark movies, and series, documentaries, independent and foreign films, sci-fi, and horror. Have your own home film festivals! Explore new genres. Need a recommendation? Just ask! We are happy to help!

Nonfiction Challenge
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.

Overdrive – Big Library Read
The Rochester Public library is helping readers embrace humor to reduce stress together during the next Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From April 5-19, readers can learn stress-managing techniques from psychologist and stand-up comedian Brian King’s The Art of Taking It Easy ebook from their public library. Rochester Public Library cardholders can borrow the ebook by visiting nh.overdrive.com or downloading the Libby app. Readers can then discuss online at https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion.

SYNC for Teens: Teens who enjoy reading audiobooks will have the ability to download, read and keep a number of titles over the summer through a teen program called SYNC. Sign-ups start in late April. Go to this website for all the details: https://audiofilemagazine.com/sync-faq/

Bridging the Remote Learning Gap:
We are continuing to offer these project-based activity packages, available each month through June. Geared towards school-age children, the packages include a “how-to” video for children, a “how to help” video for adults, written instructions, and most of the supplies needed. Some items, such as scissors, staplers, or glue, are not included. Fifty activity kits will be available each month. Families wishing to participate can call the Children’s Room at 335-7549 to subscribe to the program. Please go to our website https://www.rpl.lib.nh.us/children for further information, or give us a call!

Downloadable Resources
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.

Visiting Appointments
Make an appointment to visit the Library to browse the shelves, read the newspapers or use a computer.  Call 332-1428 extension 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 rochesterlibrary.togo@gmail.com with your requests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest articles

WATCH: City Council Meeting – 10/4/22

VIDEO: City Council Meeting - 10/4/22. Agenda items included: City Manager’s Report, Communications from...

UPDATE: Police locate Tiffany Vigneau safe and unharmed

UPDATE: After receiving a call from an individual who thought they saw someone that...

Arts & Culture Commission adds more art to downtown, Mayor approves

The Rochester Arts and Culture Commission is pleased to announce the addition of two...

Finally! Bigfoot Scavenger Hunt winners revealed

Rochester Main Street is pleased to announce the conclusion of the Bigfoot Scavenger Hunt...

More like this

WATCH: City Council Meeting – 10/4/22

VIDEO: City Council Meeting - 10/4/22. Agenda items included: City Manager’s Report, Communications from...

UPDATE: Police locate Tiffany Vigneau safe and unharmed

UPDATE: After receiving a call from an individual who thought they saw someone that...

Arts & Culture Commission adds more art to downtown, Mayor approves

The Rochester Arts and Culture Commission is pleased to announce the addition of two...