Due to the predicted storm we have decided to reschedule tomorrow’s program, “The Abbott Library Project from A-Z,” for Tuesday, March **24th**. The time will remain the same 10 AM – Noon. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

homework
TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 10th – 6:30 PM
Are you so frustrated with homework that you dread evenings in your home? Is homework a battleground in your house? Would you like some help?

In this program, Susan will offer tips, tools and strategies for reducing stress around homework for all ages. This program will be interactive and you will be invited to share your real-life situations and struggles. Susan’s warm, caring nature and attentiveness to all participants will leave you feeling heard and understood. You will leave this program with new ideas and knowing that you are not alone in your frustration.

Susan Cowan Morse is an educational coach and consultant based in New London, NH. She enjoys working with students of all ages through a strengths-based approach. While her specialty is AD/HD and executive functions, she works with a broad range of needs.

 

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 January 10, 2015
Adult Audio Books January 10, 2015
Children’s Books January 10, 2015
Non-Fiction January 15, 2015
Mysteries January 15, 2015
DVDs January 15, 2015
Children’s Books January 15, 2015
Fiction January 22, 2015
Non-Fiction January 22, 2015
Large Print January 22, 2015
Children’s January 22, 2015
Young Adult January 22, 2015
Adult Audio Books January 29, 2015
DVDs January 29, 2015

 

Check out our newest newsletter:

JANUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER Link

If you want to sign up to receive our newsletter directly to your email inbox, sign up here:

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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museum

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
* DROID
* LAPTOP
* MP3 PLAYER
* iPHONE
* TABLET
…and many more devices, too.

Please ask about your particular device.

THOUSANDS of BOOKS are AVAILABLE!

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
THURSDAYS – 10:00 AM
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.

*SPANISH*FRENCH*ITALIAN*HEBREW*JAPANESE*ARABIC*GERMAN*MANDARIN CHINESE*RUSSIAN *

 

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!

 

Book Sale Committee Meeting Agenda 02-11-15

 

Trustee Agenda 01-20-15