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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Neighborhood Egg Hunt THIS Saturday - in the Event of Rain,

Seems like there's a chance we may be indoors for Saturday's Egg Hunt. We have plans for crafts, refreshments, stories & hunt indoors in the event of rain. If it is pouring we will do the whole event indoors at Frost Free with our Neighbors from Federated Church of Marlborough.
Parking is limited, overflow parking is available at the church and roadside.  Feel free to unload at library - Stay Safe.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Marlborough History Buffs - Help Needed - ISO (In Search of ) History of Frost Free by Shelley Part I

The Library has Part II, Staying the Course, 1898 - 1954, Copy I of
A History of the Frost Free Library 1867-1990, of Marlborough, NH by Harold K . Shelley

Do any of our fans out there have Part I they'd be willing to share? I'd be happy to spring for photocopies. We'd also be grateful for someone with the special skillset of Closet Organizing to go through upstairs Library closet to organize and search. Small window of time when the eaves are not too cold or too hot ;>

The Library copy is Blue Spiral Bound with Yellow Cover. Thanks for checking.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Kathleen's out sick today - Rainy Day toys & crafts available - Next Week - Mary's little lamb

Frost Free Library
Jaffrey Rd, Marlborough
Coming for school vacation week:
 Mary’s Little Lamb’ 

Thursday, April 25 @ 10:30

Come to meet Mary’s lamb and join for stories, songs, and more!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Elizabeth Richards Summer Concerts Season - Donations Welcome

This season will be SHINE ONLY outdoors at Bookside Terrace, No last minute shuffling.

Please watch for the postcard coming soon if you would like to support continued summer concerts.

2019 Elizabeth Richards Concert Season
@Bookside Terrace, Frost Free Library
Mark Your Calendars
  • Tuesdays at 7 pm
  • July 2 Junction 1-3-5, Quartet of the Cheshirement Chorus
  • July 9, Nelson Town Band
  • July 16, Tropical Sensations, Steel Drums
  • July 23, Cheshiremen Chorus
  • July 30, 20th Century Pops, American Popular Music, @20thCenturyPops on Facebook
  • August 6th, Westmoreland Town Band
  • August 13th, Legendary King Snakes - Blues, Jazz, Popular American 20s, 30s, 40s, New to the Lineup @legendarykingsnakes on Facebook

Friday, March 15, 2019

On the chopping block, again


The White House budget proposal for FY2020 targets elimination of federal funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL). Both of these funding streams are important to our NH libraries. The bipartisan "Dear Appropriator" letters are starting to circulate in the House, asking Representatives to preserve more than $210 million in federal library funding. There is one letter for support of LSTA funding, and one letter for IAL funding. Right now, we are asking you to call your Representative and ask for their support of federal library funding by signing both of those letters (see below for additional information from ALA).

To determine which Representative you should call, visit https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/NH#representatives and click on the district maps to see where your library/hometown is located.

The best way for this message to reach Representatives Kuster and Pappas is to call their Washington DC offices and speak to one of their staff:
Representative Kuster: (202) 225-5206
Representative Pappas: (202) 225-5456

Here are the talking points for your phone call:
Point 1: The White House fiscal year 2020 budget proposal eliminates federal funding for libraries. The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) funding are both crucial to New Hampshire libraries and their communities.
Point 2: I'm asking Representative _____________  to sign the two bipartisan "Dear Appropriator" letters before March 27th. There is one letter for LSTA funding, and one letter for IAL funding. Please sign both of those letters on behalf of your New Hampshire constituents.
Point 3: Thank you very much for your support of literacy, libraries, and our New Hampshire communities. [Important to say this last one!]
Please make this call by next Friday 3/22. The “Dear Appropriator” letters need to be in the committee by early the following week. NHLA is also a sending letters to our two Representatives, asking them to sign the “Dear Appropriator” letters.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ribbit, Ribbit

Did you know the Nongame Program of NH Fish & Game is looking for Frog Survey Volunteers? Here in the southern part of the state, Fowler's toads are found in wetlands near sandy soils. If you are interested in conducting focused species call surveys, contact Biologist Melissa Doperalski at melissa.doperalski@wildlife.nh.gov or 603 271 1738 by May 15th.

Vernal Pools and wildlife can be reported to nhwildlifesightings.unh.edu

For General frog call survey information and profiles on each frog species, visit wildnh.com/surveys/frog.html

Also download the iNaturalist app and watch for more information from the Conservation Commission and Sam Jaffe at the Caterpillar lab.  There is a Marlborough Citizen bio inventory project for all those citizen scientists out there.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Hey, Look over there > It's a DONATE NOW button ;> →

Things I'm noticing this week, days are getting longer, snow is sliding off the roof, shiny new sap collecting vessels are appearing.

Preliminary drawings for the addition of accessible program space are up at the library. 
The 150 committee is meeting with friends, neighbors and supporters to continue the first phase of fundraising.

NO TAX DOLLARS will be pinched for this project. In the fine tradition of our benefactor, Rufus S. Frost, the committee is charged with raising private funds, securing grants and managing sustainability to grow this Frost Family tradition for the Marlborough Community.

If you have an employer who matches contributions, know someone working on planned giving who LOVES the work of public libraries or the Marlborough Community, please reach out to a committee member.

In your service,

150 Committee; Rufus Frost, III,
Douglas Hamshaw, Maidli Hill, Charlton MacVeagh, Jeffrey Miller, Robert K Sweet, Sara Wardell

 Kristin Readel, Director 

A few pictures from Frost Free