May 31, 4- 6 pm

We’ve had lots of new people join our team. Let’s  get together and introduce ourselves. All are welcome to attend, please meet us in the library from 4-6pm.


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 May 4, 2017
Audio Books May 4, 2017
Large Print May 4, 2017
Children’s May 11, 2017
Fiction May 18, 2017
Young Adult May 18, 2017
DVDs May 18, 2017
Fiction May 25, 2017
Non-Fiction May 25, 2017
Children’s May 25, 2017


Book Discussion Group Presents: A Manual for Cleaning Women

                             Monday 5/15 at 6:30pm

Readers will revel in this remarkable collection from a master of the form and wonder how they’d ever overlooked the author in the first place.


Artist of the Month: Susan Parmenter

A realist painter and award winning artist, Susan Parmenter lives and works in Sunapee, New Hampshire.Interested in art since childhood, her professional career began in illustration and transitioned to fine art painting. Susan likes to work primarily in oils or pastels but often
sketches outdoors and from life with gouache, watercolor, charcoal, and ink. Small studies become reference material and expressive ideas for larger paintings done in studio.

Susan enjoys painting a variety of subject matter from landscape to still-life but finds particular inspiration regarding the elements of nature. Through these paintings, Susan hopes to stimulate public awareness and civic action regarding the rapid effects of climate change and industrial impacts on birds, wildlife and vanishing natural habitats.

“ I paint and draw what I love and feel. I treasure the experience of creating art as well as the
experience my art creates.”

Susan’s art will be available on display at the library for the month of May.
Please visit Susan’s website to view more of her work



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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


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.


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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.


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!


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!


                           Author Meet up: Laura Piazza

Free educational program about Lyme disease

Author Laura Piazza of Sunapee, New Hampshire, has chronic Lyme disease, a condition that changed her life, and is speaking out. Laura will give a demonstration at the Abbott Library May 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm.




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.

Audio Books April 13, 2017
Young Adult April 13, 2017

Children’s April 13, 2017

DVDs April 13, 2017
Fiction April 20, 2017
Non-Fiction April 20, 2017
Children’s April 20, 2017
Fiction April 27, 2017
Young Adult April 27, 2017
Children’s April 27, 2017
DVDs April 27, 2017