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 September 8, 2016
Mysteries September 8, 2016
Non-Fiction September 8, 2016
DVDs September 22, 2016
Fiction September 22, 2016
Children’s September 29, 2016
Mysteries September 29, 2016


bumblebee2copyBUMBLE BEE READ-TO-ME AFTERNOONS are starting again!
FRIDAYS at 3:00 PM

September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9

Come & read to our fluffiest volunteer, Bumble Bee! Bumble Bee is a dog who loves when children read to her. Bumble Bee is a 6 year old, miniature labradoodle & a certified therapy dog. Take a book from our shelves or bring one from home. Either way, Bumble Bee loves a good story!


kidsWe are looking forward to another fun-filled and exciting 2016-2017 season at the Abbott Library’s “After School Kids” (ASK) program.

Students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 5 who reside in the Sunapee School District. Sunapee Elementary students will be bused from the school and met by library staff at the bus stop on Sargent Road and walked to the library.

An exciting After-School Enrichment Program:
• Stimulating activities: Arts & Crafts, Games, Hands-on Projects
• Group reading and exposure to quality children’s literature
• Healthy snacks
• Scheduled time for Homework

* Students must be willing to participate in a group oriented environment.

Kindergarten and First Grade – MONDAYs – Starting September 26, 2016
Second and Third Grade – WEDNESDAYs – Starting September 28, 2016
Fourth and Fifth Grade – THURSDAYs – September 29, 2016

Program does not take place on holidays, snow days, early release days, teacher workshop days or during school vacations.

Abbott Library!

Please return the permission slip found HERE to the Abbott Library by September 19, 2016 to ensure a space for your child. Also be sure to inform the school that your child will be attending the program. Please contact us at 603-763-5513 with any questions or concerns regarding this program.


coachOn Thursday, October 6, the Abbott Library Foundation is the beneficiary of Thursday’s Child at the Coach House Restaurant (at the New London Inn). A portion of the revenue for that night goes to the Abbott Library Foundation. So make plans to go and have a big meal that includes dessert! Please call 526-2791 to make your reservations.


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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!



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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newsIf you’re not signed up to receive our email newsletter, you can click this link to read it here.


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.



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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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