volunteerIf you enjoy the library, you may enjoy serving the library in a very important library volunteer role: Alternate Library Trustee!

The job of the Alternate Library Trustee is to fill in for Library Trustees as needed. Like a Library Trustee, when at a meeting you will be a part of the governing body that helps decide library policy, oversees financial matters and generally gives input on library issues as needed. It is a great way to get to know other library supporters and to have a say in how the library grows for the future.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact jillsonins{at}comcast.net. For an application Click here. Send completed applications to jillsonins{at}comcast.net or drop off at the library.


The library will be open Monday, April 13 at 2:00 PM. We will be closed for part of the day to attend a staff workshop. We will be open from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
We apologize for any inconvenience.


Read-a-thon 2013 013Friday – March 27 – 5:45 PM- 9:00 PM
Support the Abbott Library by participating in the Library Read-A-Thon. It’s fun and easy. For students in Kindergarten through Grade 12

Get pledges from family, friends and people you know. Pledges can be for every minute you read or a fixed amount. For example, you might promise that you will read for 125 minutes, and a pledge of 20 cents a minute would mean a donation of $25.00. Click here for a Read-a-thon permission & pledge sheet The 5 participants who gather the most donations will receive a certificate and a small prize.


5:45 PM – 6:00 PM: Arrive & Get cozy
6:00 PM – 6:25 PM: Quiet Reading Time
6:25 PM – 6:45 PM: Read-a-loud Time
6:45 PM – 7:00 PM: Break – Snacks and Stretches
7:00 PM – 7:25 PM: Quiet Reading Time
7:25 PM – 7:45 PM: Read-a-loud Time
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM: Break – Snacks and Stretches
8:00 PM – 8:25 PM: Quiet Reading Time
8:25 PM – 6:45 PM: Read-a-loud Time
8:45 PM – 9:00 PM: Farewells

Participants are welcome to start and end the evening whenever it is convenient for them and their parents/caregivers. (Could be a great night out for Mom & Dad!)

We are in need of some adult volunteers throughout the evening. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact us.

This is a joint program with the Abbott Library & the Abbott Library Foundation.


Click on the links below for lists of new materials that have been purchased by the library this month. You can subscribe to these lists and they will automatically be emailed to you when they are published. Other categories will be added as the month goes on. The lists will also be posted to the new materials link on our web page.

Fiction March 5, 2015
Adult Audio Books March 5, 2015
Children’s March 5, 2015
DVDs March 5, 2015
Young Adult March 12, 2015
Non-Fiction March 12, 2015
Fiction March 12, 2015
Mysteries March 12, 2015
Children’s March 12, 2015
Non-Fiction March 26, 2015
DVDs March 26, 2015
Children’s March 26, 2015


IMG_8664Our 2015 Stuffed Animal Sleepover was a wonderful success! Thanks to everyone who allowed their stuffies to stay overnight at the library. A good time was had by all!

Click here to see some great photos.


Click on the links below for lists of new materials that have been purchased by the library this month. You can subscribe to these lists and they will automatically be emailed to you when they are published. Other categories will be added as the month goes on. The lists will also be posted to the new materials link on our web page.

Fiction February 5, 2014
Non-Fiction February 5, 2014
Children’s February 5, 2014
DVDs February 12, 2014
Fiction February 19, 2014
Mysteries February 19, 2014
Children’s February 19, 2014



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Newsletter Sign Up Link (You can sign up for new material updates, too!)


The New Hampshire Downloadable Books service now offers a small — but growing — collection of eBooks with automated narration. Find the titles on our homepage in a showcase collection.

The eBooks are typically storybooks for young children. They will need to be downloaded to a tablet or phone in the “READ” format for the narration part to work. Some computer browsers are also compatible (Chrome, Safari, IE11).

After checking out an eBook with embedded narration, select the “READ” format.
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The eBook will load in the browser. Click the “Start Narration” and the pages will turn automatically to keep up with the narrator.

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See how the word being read turns red?
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The narration can be paused and resumed at any point.


LibraryInteriorWelcome to the NEW Abbott Library! Thank you for your patience during our move. Please stop in to see the NEW library. Our hours are still the same:

Mon 9am-8pm
Wed, Thurs & Fri 9am-6pm
Sat 9am-3pm
Tues & Sun Closed

SAVE THE DATE! Our Grand Opening Celebration will be held on Saturday, November 15th at 10:00 AM.


OverDrive, the company we use to loan eBooks and digital audiobooks, has implemented some changes to our site.

Hold Options
When it rains, it pours, right? All of a sudden, you find yourself with five available holds and only three available checkouts. The good news is now you can suspend your holds for a period of time and not lose your place in line. You also have the option to edit and cancel the suspension.

Note that you can set specific titles to automatically checkout when they become available. If there is no available room in your checkouts, you will still be sent an email notification. Nothing will change if you do not change this option.

Maturity Levels

Within your Account >> Settings, you’ll see the option to reduce the visibility of titles based on the maturity level. Furthermore, you can now turn off cover images for adult titles.

Recommended Titles

When you are signed into your account, the system now tries to recommend titles for you based on your current checkouts and holds. This is found on the home page of the site.


Watch this quick video on our website to see how easy it is to access Mango and learn a new language. (Click on the lower right hand corner of the screen shot to find the enlarge screen button)

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Did you know that the library has many Museum passes to loan out? You can reserve online by clicking on the Museum Pass link on the left side of our web page or just give us a call!

* VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science) – Quechee, VT
* The Fells – Newbury, NH
* Boston Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, MA
* The Currier Museum of Art – Manchester, NH
* Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum – Warner, NH
* The Sea Coast Science Center – Rye, NH
* The See Science Center – Manchester, NH


freegal_ad_largeDon’t forget you can download music for FREE through Freegal. Click on the button located on the left side of our website marked “Freegal.” You will need your library card number and your pin number. New additions include songs from Justin Timberlake and Adele. Some music videos are available for downloading, too. Click here for listing of the latest chart toppers available through Freegal.


ipadIf you own a mobile device or a computer you can get eBooks and audiobooks for *FREE*!

Some devices that are supported included:
* iPAD
…and many more devices, too.

Please ask about your particular device.


Set up an appointment and learn how easy it is. Call the library and ask for Mary or email director{at}abbottlibrary.org


indieflix logoFounded by filmmakers, IndieFlix curates the best (or possibly the weirdest, depending on your taste) from worldwide film festivals to make sure indies have an audience. Independent filmmakers have worked hard to create these incredible films—movie lovers deserve to be able to see them! Patrons of the Abbott Library have unlimited access to the IndieFlix streaming library. Thousands of films, including shorts, full-length features and documentaries, available wherever and whenever you have time to watch!

You can build your own movie queue, rate films, and customize your experience. Sign up to receive alerts when your favorite films are added to the site.

Thank you to the Friends of the Abbott Library for supporting this program.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Go to this website: indieflix

2. Click on the blue button labeled “CREATE ACCOUNT”

3. Enter your library card number.

4. Next, enter a valid email address, a password of your choosing and your name.

5. You will receive a confirmation email shortly.

6. Verify your account by clicking on the link provided in the email.

7. Now you can login at https://www.rbdigital.com/abbottlibrarynh/indieflix, finish creating your account and start enjoying the films!

Watch IndieFlix movies on any internet enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a web browser! Also available on Roku, xBox, and AppleTV (when played from your Apple device). Be advised that films on IndieFlix have not been rated by the MPAA and may contain offensive language, scenes of violence and sexual situations.


Kill A Watt
Take the first steps to lowering your electric bills and making a smaller carbon footprint. With your library card you can check out a KILL A WATT ENERGY DETECTOR. Plug in your devices and appliances into the KILL A WATT ENERGY DETECTOR and find out exactly how much electricity each device or appliance is using.


Story time
For preschool aged children and their caregivers.
Drop in and join Miss Joyce for entertaining stories and fun craft projects.
No sign up necessary!


Bonjour! ¡Hola! Ciao!Little Pim bear

Thanks to support by the Friends of the Abbott Library we are proud to offer Little Pim.(powered by Mango Languages)

Little Pim, an award winning multimedia company, introduces children to foreign language in a way they can understand and enjoy. Accessible and engaging for young children, the method incorporates words and themes that are relevant to the child’s daily life, and research shows that early language learning enhances verbal development, social and cognitive skills.

Each course includes:
• Little Pim’s Entertainment Immersion Method™ combining animation and video.
• Created by Julia Pimsleur Levine, award-winning filmmaker, educator and mother of two.
• Teaches 180 kid-friendly words and phrases per course (60 per session)
• Memory building exercises that are fun and engaging for kids

Click on the Mango logo on the left and then enter your library number. Select one of the languages below and start the Little Pim Module. Or just add the app to your mobile device. Search for “Mango” in the app store.



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CalculatorThe Abbott Library saves you money! Check out our Library Value Calculator. How much does your family save a month? $500.00? $1,000.00? More? You might be surprised!


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