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New Hampshire Downloadable Books



New Hampshire Downloadable Audiobooks &  eBooks

To take advantage of this service, patrons need to have an up to date library card and the library's login code. Please call or stop by for this information. Instructions are available at the Library, if needed. Enjoy!!

Trustee Meeting

The next meeting of the BPL Board of Trustees will be on Monday, September 15 at 6:00 pm. 

The Board of Trustees meets each month in the Children's Room of the Library. Meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in the Library is welcome to attend.
 
 

What to Read
Do you have a favorite author, but you've read everything they've put out? Are there certain subjects you enjoy reading about, but aren't sure where to go next? Stop by and check out our "What to Read" binder, where we have hundreds of suggestions based on author read-alikes, awards, genres, and subjects. From circus booklists to culinary mysteries, you will be sure to find something new and interesting.

















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Next Book Group meeting is Monday September 29



The BPL Book Group will meet on Monday September 29 at 6:00 pm. (change from our usual schedule). Our September book is Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. Copies are available at the library.


Why join a Book Discussion Group?
A Book Discussion Group offers individuals an opportunity to read and share ideas and opinions of books in a friendly, relaxed environment. It encourages participants to read different types of books that they might otherwise overlook, and it gives everyone a chance to enjoy talking about the books that are read.  Please consider joining our group and enjoy the lively exchange of ideas.
          
        


September Newsletter

September is almost here, school is back in session, and the new issue of The Belmont Bookmark is out! Read it here



Labor Day

Please Note:
The Library will be CLOSED
on Labor Day
Monday, September 1st



Summer Reading Pizza Party!


All of our Fizz Boom READ participants are invited to celebrate this summer of reading with a pizza party on Friday 8/15 at 1:00 pm! Award certificates will be handed out to all participants who attend. Thank you to Brookside Pizza and Coca-Cola Bottling for supplying the food & drinks for the party!



Fizz... Boom... Crafternoon!
Time Change: we're doing the program at 4:00 so still time to come down!

Don't miss this exciting Crafternoon - today at 4:00 we will be experimenting with making our own snow globes. Come in for some crafty/science-y fun!



Summer Events


July was a very busy and very exciting month at Belmont Public Library!


On July 10 we held a ceremony and Open House to commemorate the 86th anniversary of the library building, and to unveil a National Register of Historic Places plaque donated by the Belmont Heritage Commission. We also welcomed new Library Director Becky Albert, who was appointed in October of last year. View the complete program for the event: Belmont Library Heritage Program. For images of the newspaper coverage and old photos of the library and downtown Belmont, click on the Recent Event Photos page on the left side of the screen. Thank you to everyone who attended the event for helping to mark this special occasion in the library's history.



Fizz Boom Read!, our 2014 Summer Reading Program, is well underway, with over 120 participants! Magician Peter Boie kicked off the summer on July 7th by entertaining approximately 100 children and adults on the library lawn with his confounding "magic for non-believers!” To see some pictures from Peter’s performance, and other summer events, visit the Recent Event Photos page.


Peter Boie’s performance was supported by a Kids, Books and the Arts grant from the New Hampshire State Library. Funding for Kids, Books and the Arts is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



August Newsletter
Read this month's edition of the Belmont Bookmark!



Fizz, Boom... Read!
Summer Reading Program
July 7 - August 15 2014

Please stop by the library to register!
More info on events on the Children's Page.



New Teen Advisory Group

Tuesdays at 4 pm

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to join!  Help plan fun events, discuss books and movies, and make new friends. Please let us know if you are interested in participating. We look forward to your new ideas!

 


Storytime!
Wednesdays ~ 10:30 am



 Preschool Storytime 

is held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 with stories and simple crafts for kids and parents.  Please join Miss Jenny as she guides children on a weekly adventure! The program is appropriate for children ages 2 to 6 with a parent/caregiver for a pleasant time with books, tales, and projects.

 


New Hampshire Downloadable Audiobooks & eBooks
Now offering book lending for Kindles!
The Belmont Public Library is excited to offer audiobooks and ebooks from New Hampshire Downloadable Books

To take advantage of this service, patrons need to have an up to date Library card and contact the Library for password number to use as well. Instructions are available at the Library, if needed. Enjoy!!