, Kingston, NH


February 14, 2013

Plaistow Library News

PLAISTOW — The Plaistow Library will be closed Mon., February 18, for Presidents Day.

Mark your calendars for Candidates Night: Tues., February 19 at 7:00 p.m. The Board of Trustees of the Plaistow Public Library cordially invite you to meet all 2013 candidates running for office in Plaistow. This event will be broadcast live on Plaistow Access and is an opportunity for candidates to meet constituents. If you are a candidate who plans to attend, contact Jennifer Kiarsis at 603-382-7483, or Catherine Willis at 603-382-7289. You may also email at

Two new children’s programs begin this week: Superhero Saturdays begins Sat., February 16 at 11:00 a.m. Ages 4-8 may join Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, and Captain Underpants for an adventure of books, activities, games, crafts, and Legos. Superhero Saturdays will meet the third Saturday of every month, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please register in advance.

Silly Science, also begins this week on Wed., February 20, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Ages 5-8 may join the fun for wacky experiments, learning activities and more in the wonderful world of science. Snacks will be provided. This program will meet every third Wednesday. Please pre-register.

Winter Reading Program: read to your child, in grades K-2, every day from February 1-28 and keep a log. When you visit the library, share your reading log and receive stickers for each day of reading! Children who read every day will get a free book! See Miss Nancy for a reading log.

This month marks the One-Year Anniversary of the Southern New Hampshire Library Cooperative. One year ago, local libraries Plaistow, Sandown and the Kimball Library in Atkinson formed a coop to share materials and resources to benefit patrons from all three towns, including the option of accessing the three collections through a shared Koha catalog . In honor of this anniversary, the library is expanding our Monday Tech Talks (at 12:00 and 6:30 p.m. every Monday) to feature options available through our Koha catalog. Come to Tech Talks to learn more about your eReader and/or about how to use the Koha library system.

Last call for VHS tapes! The library is selling our remaining VHS tapes at the cheap price of ten for $1.00. If you use a VHS player, don’t miss your chance to pick from the selection.

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  • Velma J. Reid

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