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.



The New Hampshire Library Trustee Association will be presenting the Trustees of the Abbott Library with the LIBRARY OF THE YEAR AWARD. Please join us for the brief ceremony, light refreshments and celebration!

Thank you to John Wilson for the beautiful banner!


October 2, 2015

To Abbott Library Patrons and the Sunapee Community,

Last week, the Abbott Library Trustees learned that the New Hampshire Library Trustees’ Association selected the Abbott Library as the recipient of the 2015 Library of the Year Award.

The New Hampshire Library Trustees’ President and Board will present the award on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Abbott Library.

Please join us for the presentation!

Thank you to the entire community for all you do to support our library. Together, we have invested in a valuable, community resource.


Terri Jillson White, Chair
Abbott Library Trustees


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 November 6, 2015
Audio Books November 6, 2015
Young Adult November 6, 2015
Children’s November 6, 2015
Mysteries November 12, 2015
Non-Fiction November 12, 2015
Children’s November 12, 2015
DVDs November 12, 2015
Fiction November 19, 2015
Children’s November 19, 2015


The Currier Museum of Art has two very special paintings on display for a limited time.

LesPremierPasPierre-Auguste Renoir’s Les Premier Pas (The First Step) (1876) has not been seen in public since 1914! It offers a universally familiar scene: a mother helping her child take its first steps.

DanceRehearsalEdgar Degas’ (1834-1917) La Répétition au Foyer de la Danse (The Dance Rehearsal at Home) (about 1882) is a masterful painting featuring one of Degas’ favorite subjects: ballet dancers.

These two beautiful works are now on view in the Currier’s European Gallery next to Claude Monet’s The Seine at Bougival (1869).

Click here to reserve your pass!


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.






Our Summer Reading Program ended Wednesday with a wonderful celebration. There were lots of great prizes and lots of delicious ice cream for the participants! We are very grateful for the support of the Friends of the Abbott Library which enables us to put on such a spectacular program. We are also grateful to Sanctuary Dairy Farm and Gary Summerton Photography for their donations. There’s still a few more weeks of summer left, so keep on reading!


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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Thank you to all the community heroes who helped with our Summer Reading Program last night. It was a great event and we would like to acknowledge the organizations and folks who gave so generously of their time:
~ Sunapee Police Department – Chief Cahill
~ Sunapee Fire Department – Danny Ruggles, Howard Sargent & Mark Scott
~ Wendell Veterinary Clinic – Dr. Allen Wachter
~ Ben Holobolwicz, Physicians Assistant
~ Michael Bressette, United States Army
~ Lake Sunapee Protective Agency – Nancy Heckel
~ Sunapee Highway Department
~ Abigail Brown and her therapy dog, Bumble Bee

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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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The narration can be paused and resumed at any point.


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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