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Rochester Public Library Weekly Update

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The Library offers several ways to enjoy downloadable services for ebooks, audiobooks, movies and more. Be sure to check out these additional services described on our website.

The Lazy Gardener

Did you know we have a garden advice feature? Our Lazy Gardener has posts about everything from how to grow beans to building raised beds to creative ways to keep everything watered. Her columns are filled with useful tips and easy to follow directions. Be sure to check out her posts on our website under Events or https://rpl.lib.nh.us/lazy-gardener .

Children’s Room Programs

Bridging the Remote Learning Gap:

We 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  are 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.

Story Time To GO: Story Time To Go continues with some new themes! Reserve a pre-packed bag with library books, a simple craft idea with directions, and a set of activities based on a certain theme by calling 332-1428 x2 or by calling the Children’s Room at 335-7549. These kits are geared for kids age 2 through 6, but the whole family can participate! Please let us know which theme(s) you would like, and for what age range.

On Display

In the Library this week, you will find a display celebrating the Grammys with books about musicians and CDs featuring the music of nominees. Next time you are in for a browsing appointment be sure to see these featured items. If you prefer to do RPL-To-Go, just request a title or let us choose something for you

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. 

Downloadable Resources

If you haven’t checked out our downloadable resources yet, go to 

https://www.rpl.lib.nh.us/downloads and start enjoying all they offer. hoopla

is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone (and even some Smart TVs). Titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded for offline enjoyment later. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. 

With OverDrive or its app, Libby, you can borrow and enjoy free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a Rochester library card. At Overdrive.com, the OverDrive app, or the Libby app, you can enjoy many titles immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed ebooks to a compatible eReader.

Hoopla Audiobook Recommendation

Main Desk Librarian, Stephanie, says: “I am hooked on hoopla audiobooks!  Wrong Alibi was the first Christina Dodd book I’ve listened to and it had me from the first sentence! It was grippingly narrated by Vanessa Johansson. A good narrator makes or breaks an audiobook and Ms. Johansson definitely made this a listen to the end experience from the start!

It is set in Alaska, a place I have always found fascinating as a setting for a story, and begins with Petie, a young woman caretaking at a fishing camp in the wilderness, she is dealing with a wild winter storm and a power outage but is self-sufficient enough to be able to get things working again.  How she came to be living such a solitary existence unfolds as we learn that not long before she had been a resident of a juvenile detention home in California, and her name had been Evie Jones. Abandoned by her mother and sister, her caseworker helps her find a job as an assistant to a wealthy antiquities dealer in a small town in Alaska. What happens next will hook you into reading, or listening to the very end, as Evie/Petie finds herself framed for a double murder and the story takes off from there and is filled with some surprising twists and turns and reveals! If you love a good thriller filled with great characters, a unique setting and that wraps everything up perfectly, then this book is for you!

Tax Forms and Info

We have tax forms available to pick up in the lobby by the Children’s Room entrance. 

To make an appointment with AARP Tax Help call 211. The Library does not make any appointments for tax help.

Contacting RPL

Visit the Library’s website: https://rpl.lib.nh.us/

Email the reference librarian: Rplreference@rochesternh.net.

Message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rplnh/

or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rochesterpubliclibrarynh

Edited by Stephanie Piro Nolan

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