Saturday – July 30 – 11:00 AM
The Luneaus Basketball Family

A performance event for all ages!

You will be amazed with never before seen basketball ball handling tricks with three, four, five, and six basketballs. Ilze Luneau dribbles, juggles and spins basketballs on a balance board, along with lots of music and dancing. Volunteers get to spin multiple basketballs at once, eat a pudding while a ball spins on a spoon, and much more.



Calling all artists of all ages in Sunapee – professionals, amateurs and hobbyists! Showcase your finest art piece at the library for the month of August.

Submissions should be in a frame, ready to hang and brought to the library on Thursday, July 28 between 9:30 AM and 5:30 PM or Friday, July 29th between 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Questions? Contact Mary at 763-5513


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Children and their caregivers can stop by the library to sign up for summer reading or go to the tab marked “Summer Reading 2016.” Read and exercise to earn entries for cool raffle prizes.

• Wednesday July 6th: 6:00 PM Sign-in; 6:15 PM – Performer – Storyteller Simon Brooks
• Wednesday July 14: 6:00 PM Sign-in & Story Time; 6:15 PM – Let the Olympic Games Begin
• Wednesday July 21: 6:00 PM Sign-in; 6:15 PM – Community Sports Presenters
• Wednesday July 27: 6:00 PM Participation and Awards Night for Reading Groups
• Saturday July 30: 11:00 AM Performer – The Luneaus Basketball Family
• August 15 – Last day to turn in Reading & Fitness Minutes and earn entries to win raffle prizes
• August 17 – Raffle prize drawing at 5:30 PM. You need not be present to win.

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Read books and exercise to earn chances to win raffle prizes! It’s simple and easy. Just fill out an entry for every hour of reading and for every hour of exercise. On August 22nd we’ll pull winners to choose from our raffle prize stash.

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Read books and exercise to earn chances to win raffle prizes! It’s simple and easy. Just fill out an entry for every book read and for every hour of exercise. On August 18th we’ll pull winners to choose from our raffle prize stash.

Thank you to the Friends of the Abbott Library for supporting all of our Summer Reading Programs!


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 July 7, 2016
Non-Fiction July 7, 2016
Children’s July 7, 2016
Fiction July 13, 2016
Fiction July 27, 2016
Mysteries July 27, 2016
Non-Fiction July 27, 2016
Young Adult July 27, 2016
Children’s July 27, 2016



We are always in need of cheerful and helpful volunteers at the library. Currently we are looking for:
* Substitute Shelvers – Comes in as needed to fill in for our regular shelving volunteers
* Book Repair Volunteer – Comes in about once a week to repair books
* Advertising Volunteer – Helps with making program posters and general marketing tasks



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
* The Sea Coast Science Center – Rye, NH
* The See Science Center – Manchester, NH


ToteBagCarry your books in style and support the Abbott Library. Our new tote bags are available now. They make wonderful gifts for the holiday season. Made of sturdy canvas and manufactured right here in New Hampshire. Only $15.00!


Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate our “Library of the Year” award.

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Thank you to YCN NEWS for the wonderful piece about our “Library of the Year” award.


ipadClick here for the latest additions to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books-OverDrive website. Don’t forget if you need help learning how to set up your device, give us a call and we’ll set up an appointment.


Watch this quick video on our website to see how easy it is to use Zinio. There are over 50 magazines to choose from. Give us a call at the library if you need assistance setting up Zinio

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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.


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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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}


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, 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.



Library Calculator

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!


In addition to a Sea Plane ride, A steam engine tour around Lake Sunapee, a private party at Morgan Hill Book store & a cocktail cruise around Lake Sunapee, there are many other items that will up for auction. Check out these photos for a preview. Tickets for the Gala can be bought at the Abbott Library or at Morgan Hill Book Store.








whiterabbitTickets are selling fast for the Abbott Library Foundation Gala this Thursday. Don’t miss out on all the fun. Stop by the library to purchase your tickets. The evening promises to be one of great merriment and great community.

There are many wonderful silent auction items to bid on.

heart - CopySee beautiful Lake Sunapee from high in the sky on a sea plane ride for 2 – 3 people

heart - CopyMunch on a delicious lunch with 5 of your friends while aboard a real, wood-fired steam engine boat on Lake Sunapee

heart - CopyCelebrate a special event with a private party at Morgan Hill Book Store

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…plus lots of gorgeous artwork, gift certificates to local businesses, a cord of firewood, and more!

Don’t be late for this very important date! See you there!


The library will be closing at 4:00 PM on Thursday, July 14th. We apologize for any inconvenience.