Abbott Library Trustee’s Booksale Subcommittee is having a meeting on
Oct 4th at 10:00am at the Sunapee Town office meeting room.


moving vanThe library will be CLOSED
Wednesday – OCTOBER 8th
Tuesday – OCTOBER 21st

We will re-open at our
*NEW* location on
Wednesday – OCTOBER 22nd

In the interim, the Richards Free Library in Newport & the Tracy Memorial Library in New London have computers with internet connection available for public use.

SAVE THE DATE! Our GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION will be held on Saturday, November 15th.


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.

Non-Fiction September 5, 2014
Large Print September 5, 2014
DVDs September 5, 2014
Adult Audio Books September 11, 2014
Fiction September 11, 2014
Mysteries September 11, 2014
Young Adult September 11, 2014
Children’s September 11, 2014
Children’s September 18, 2014
Children’s September 26, 2014


???????????????????????????????Signed Copies of: The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, An Abundance Of Katherines & Looking For Alaska

The Fault in Our Stars Gift Set:
Knapsack, Keychain, Pin, Movie Poster, Sunglasses, Tissues, Stickers and more!

$ 1.00 – 1 Ticket
$ 5.00 – 6 Tickets
$ 20.00 – 25 Tickets

Thank you to John Green & Meredith Danko. Proceeds benefit the Abbott Library Foundation.
*Drawing will be held August 29, 2014


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.


???????????????????????????????Signed Copies of: The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, An Abundance Of Katherines & Looking For Alaska

The Fault in Our Stars Gift Set:
Knapsack, Keychain, Pin, Movie Poster, Sunglasses, Tissues, Stickers and more!

$ 1.00 – 1 Ticket
$ 5.00 – 6 Tickets
$ 20.00 – 25 Tickets

Thank you to John Green & Meredith Danko. Proceeds benefit the Abbott Library Foundation.
*Drawing will be held August 29, 2014


9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

***Please note, the library will close at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, May 7th for a staff meeting.


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


Starting on May 1st our hours will change. We will close at 6:00 PM on Wednesdays but will be open until 3:00 PM on Saturdays.

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

For babies, preschoolers and their caregivers.
Drop in and join Miss Mindy for entertaining stories and fun craft projects.
No sign up necessary!

The Third SATURDAY of Every Month at 10:00 AM
May 17 – June 21 – July 19 – August 16



Snuggle under this beautiful and warm handmade quilt while reading signed copies of “Strega Nona Does It Again” by Tomie dePaola and “Stars” by Mary Lyn Ray.
Proceeds benefit the Abbott Library Foundation. The raffle drawing will be held on May 31st at 2:30 PM.

$ 1.00 – 1 Ticket
$ 5.00 – 6 Tickets
$ 20.00 – 25 Tickets

Thank you to Virginia (Jean) Molloy and Morgan Hill Bookstore!



The Town of Sunapee Selectboard invite you to participate in a visioning session on the future of the Old Abbott Library Building.
March 31, 2014
7:00 PM
Sherburne Gymnasiuim


Trustee Agenda 03-18-14


Thanks to all the wonderful stuffies that slept over at the library last night. There was a wee bit of mischief and fun was had by all. We hope to do it again next year at the *NEW* Abbott Library! (You can see more photos on our Facebook Page:






We’re beaming about steel, that is! Delivery of steel for the *NEW* Abbott Library arrived this week and the building skeleton is forming. Take a look at new pictures under the “NEW LIBRARY” tab on the website. There are more web cam photos, too.


We have some new photographs posted under the “NEW LIBRARY” tab on our website. Also under the “NEW LIBRARY” tab find the link to our “WEBCAM PICTURES.” These are photographs captured from the on-site webcam courtesy of Trumbell-Nelson construction


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.


Bruce and Mary look out at the excavating work 11-4-13Excavation work continues for the *NEW* Abbott Library! In this photo Bruce Summersall of Trumbull-Nelson, Project Superintendent and Mary Danko, Library Director look out at the newly placed stakes. Stakes have been placed to map out the library building, parking lot, wetlands, etc. These stakes will help to guide the rest of the excavation. Ledge continues to get exposed and there will likely have to be some blasting done to break up this ledge. Photos will continue to be posted on the website. Look under the tab marked “NEW LIBRARY.”


ALFThe Abbott Library Foundation is pleased to announce they are accepting letters of interest for new Board Members!

The Abbott Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with a key mission of supporting the Abbott Library in Sunapee, New Hampshire. Having just met their incredible Capital Campaign fundraising goal of $1.325 million for the *NEW* Abbott Library, the Abbott Library Foundation is excited to be embarking on the next stages of concluding the capital campaign and helping to see the construction of the new building completed. Board members attend monthly meetings, assist with fundraising, advise on strategic matters and advise on financial matters.

If you love libraries, consider supporting the Abbott Library by volunteering on the Abbott Library Foundation Board. Please apply for this wonderful opportunity by sending a letter of interest to:

The Abbott Library Foundation

PO Box 66

Sunapee, NH 03782


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}


Groundbreaking 2
Click on the image to enlarge.

Sue Gottling, Selectboard Member; Peter Urbach, Library Trustee; Mindy Flater, Chair of the Abbott Library Foundation; Jim Gottling, Library Trustee; Jean Molloy, Library Trustee; Terri White, Chair of the Library Trustees

Groundbreaking 1

Todd Thompson, Trumbell-Nelson Project Manager; Peter Urbach, Library Trustee; Peter Tennant, Architect for the Project; Jim Gottling, Library Trustee; Larry Ufford, President of Trumbell-Nelson; Terri White, Chair of the Library Trustees; Sue Gottling, Selectboard Member

Thank you to all who came to the Groundbreaking Ceremony! It was a wonderful event. More photos available for viewing under the “NEW LIBRARY” tab.

Click here to view a congratulatory letter from Governor Hassan!


On our webpage, near the top, find the tab marked “NEW LIBRARY.” When you click on it, a menu will appear and you can then select “NEW ABBOTT LIBRARY PICTURES.” Click on this link to see great photos of the construction project. Click on the individual pictures to view in a larger size. Keep checking back for updates! Special thanks to Tim White for these photographs.


hard hat

Please join us for the groundbreaking ceremony
to begin construction on the
*NEW* Abbott Library!

Friday, October 18th at 3:30 PM
(At the site of the *NEW* library – just off Sargent Road, next to Sunapee Center.)

Reception with light refreshments to follow at the Abbott Library, 542 Route 11.
Call for more information.


Signing websiteThis morning at the Sunapee Town Office Meeting Room, Fred Gallup, Chair of the Board of Selectmen; Terri Jillson White, Chair of the Abbott Library Trustees and Melinda S. Flater, Chair of the Abbott Library Foundation met to sign the Tripartite Agreement which will allow construction of the “New” Abbott Library to begin.

In addition, Chairman Gallup signed the contract with Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company who will be serving as Construction Manager of the new Library project. Peter tenant of Tennant-Wallace Architects in Manchester is the architect for the project.

Construction will begin within the next couple of weeks with a completion date in the summer of 2014.

The public will be invited to a ground-breaking ceremony as soon as a date has been selected.


September 26, 2013

A picture is worth a thousand words. wrap it up 128

Last week, the Abbott Library Foundation held a “Wrap it Up” Campaign event which was held on the grounds of the Abbott Library. The event was hosted by Ray & Cyn Barrette and Harry & Suzanne Tether.

The event was held to seek the remaining, private donations needed totaling $1,325,000 to aid in construction of the new, Abbott Library.

The event was a success and thanks to the generosity of so many, the goal has been reached!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many donors who have given generously to this and prior campaigns and also Sunapee taxpayers. The combination of funding established by the Trustees three years ago worked in bringing a new library to our community.

I’d also like to thank Melinda Flater, Chair of the Abbott Library Foundation who led this Capital Campaign, The Abbott Library Foundation Board, my fellow Abbott Library Trustees, the Abbott Library Staff and the many volunteers which whom I have had the pleasure to work with over the past 4 years. Everyone has given of their time and talents to support the new library.

The next steps will be finalization of documents among the Selectboard, Trustees and the Abbott Library Foundation with the goal of beginning construction as soon as possible.


Terri Jillson White, Chair
Abbott Library Trustees


Presentation1KNITTING GROUP every MONDAY at 6:00 PM *Please note new time

Bring any fiber project that you are working on – knitting, crocheting, spinning, etc. Enjoy an evening of creating and camaraderie!


After the successful Town vote in March, the Trustees began working with the Architect Peter Tennant of Tennant-Wallace and the Construction Management firm Trumbull-Nelson to finalize building plans and construction pricing. The bidding closed this month and the cost to build the new library is in direct line with the construction budget of $2.4 million. The total budget was $2.7 million which included the $300,000 for the land which was purchased in 2012.

In addition, a group of Trustees, Foundation Members and Town staff are working together to compose and compile the various financial and management components of the project.

Since December of 2011, the Abbott Library Foundation has been fundraising for $1,325,000 of the cost of the new library or that portion of the construction cost which is funded through private donations. As of August 25, of the $1,325,000 goal, only $130,000 remains to be raised with nearly $100,000 in pledges and donations coming in over the last week! “As we get so close to reaching our goal, we are pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors, all donations up to a total of $30,000 will be matched,” explained Mindy Flater, Foundation Chair.

It is a very exciting time as we look to bring this campaign across the finish line and look to begin construction of the “New” Abbott Library,” explained Terri White, Chair of the Trustees. “Everyone involved with the project is hopeful that all of the funds will be raised in time to allow construction to begin before winter.”

For more information about the building project, please contact Terri White, Chair, Abbott Library Trustees at jillsonins{at} For more information about ways to give, please contact: Melinda Flater, Chair, Abbott Library Foundation at m_flater{at} Information is also available on the Foundation’s Web site: and the library’s Web site: www.


TasteofSunapeeposter2011The “Taste of Sunapee” Cookbook is still available for purchase. The sale of the cookbook will benefit the Friends of the Abbott Library. The cookbook contains over 550 favorite recipes from friends around Lake Sunapee. The cookbooks are selling for $20.00 and are available for sale at the Abbott Library. They make wonderful gifts!

Cook books can also be ordered by mail. Please print out the order form for more information about mail order.


Paul Howe has a beautiful display of photographs at the library. All framed photographs are for sale and part of the proceeds benefit the library.

Paul Howe has been photographing most of his life. He first started taking pictures when he received a Polaroid Swinger camera one Christmas when he was eight years old. In Paul’s sophomore year at Kearsarge Regional High School, he took a course in black and white photography and had his first pictures published in a local newspaper that same year. Starting in April of 2011 Paul Howe has taken a part time position as the staff photographer for the Eagle Times and Argus Champion. Paul has received awards for his photography including a second place for a ski racing photograph, and a second place for Community Journalism from the New Hampshire Press Association. He also received a Kearsarge Athletic Service Award in 2005 from Kearsarge Regional High School and in February of 2013 Paul was awarded the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award.

Please stop by and enjoy these wonderful photographs.


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!


Thank you to Bumblebee who listened intently while children read to her this Friday. Bumblebee will be at the library on Fridays for the next few months. Please stop in and meet her!

Bumblebee is a 4 year old, miniature labradoodle & a certified therapy dog. Take a book from our shelves or bring one from home. Either way, Bumblebee loves a good story!


The library will be closed in observance of

September 1