Stop by the Library for all your summer reading, listening and viewing needs! We have something for everyone and all free with your library card! Plus your Library card gets you extra items through our downloadable resources, Libby, Overdrive and hoopla!
Beginning July 6th returned items will no longer be quarantined. You can continue to put your returned books and magazines in the drive-up drop box and DVDS and audiobooks in the drop box next to the building by the Children's Room entrance. You may also bring your returns inside and place them in the Main Desk drop slot if you are here to browse.
Go to https://www.rpl.lib.nh.us/downloads to see our downloadable resources and find out how you can enjoy a variety of media, from audiobooks and ebooks to movies and TV shows.
The Libby app has had an update and they have added a few features and changed the layout a bit. They also added wish lists to Libby that will Sync to the Overdrive app and the website.
Whether you are heading to the beach, or just chilling in the backyard, our Beach Reads display will have something to keep you entertained. Choose from some of our most popular authors and enjoy summer romances and escapades from the comfort of your lawn chair or beach blanket.
Summer Reading: Children's Room Librarian Christina shares: "The Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales started June 21 with a very hot afternoon Kick Off! Pictures and text from Lola Plants a Garden, By Anna McQuinn, lined the sidewalk around the lawn of the Library. Families enjoyed a follow-up hands on activity and a frozen treat from our ice cream cart."
Information on how to sign up for the Summer Reading Program can be found on our website https://www.rpl.lib.nh.us/summerreading or call us with questions. 335-7549
Following us on FB @RPLChildrensRoom or signing up http://eepurl.com/bmuU6f to receive our emails will keep you up to date on all of our SRP activities.
Adult Summer Reading
Read anything you want: read for fun, for comfort, to explore new genres, or to learn something new. You can read novels, nonfiction, graphic novels, YA, middle grade, picture books, magazines, articles, essays, it doesn't matter. Reading is great for your brain, and we want to reward you for doing it! Track your reading using the Beanstack app (or website). All you have to do is keep track of how many minutes you've read (paper logs are available in the Library and on our website). The Beanstack app has a built-in stopwatch, but you can also use any form of timekeeping and then enter that number of minutes into your Beanstack account. In the app you will win badges, prizes, and raffle tickets as you go. Some examples of prizes include Friends of the Library tote bags, protective book sleeves, a super soft and cozy reading cushion, and the grand raffle prize of a Samsung tablet (compatible with both Overdrive/Libby and hoopla).
For more information and to register, head on over to the Library's website: rpl.lib.nh.us
Teen Summer Reading Program
The Teen Summer Reading Program, Tails & Tales, will run through August 6 and is free for any teens entering Grades 6-12. Pick up a reading log in the library or on our website. Read at least 2 hours a week for a small prize and a chance to win the weekly raffle. You can read anything including books, magazines, newspapers, and graphic novels. Read to yourself or read aloud to someone. You can even listen to an audio book. And do not forget, there are PRIZES! Answer Trivia questions and do book reviews to win candy. Reading logs are entered into a raffle at the end of the program. The more weeks you participate, the greater your chances of winning!
Assistant Librarian Kait shares some more of her recommendations: "June was Queer Pride Month and one of my favorite ways to celebrate it was by reading queer books! When it comes to books in the LGBTQIAP+ lineup, some letters have more representation than others. Today I'm recommending ten of my favorite books that feature Transgender characters. Several of them are #ownvoices, which means that the author identifies with the representation as well!"
The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith
George by Alex Gino
Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lord
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms by Crystal Frasier
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon
For more book lists like these and other bookish fun, follow Kait Plus Books at kaitplusbooks.com or @kaitplusbooks on social media!
(Most of Kait's list recommendations can be found in the library. Some are available on the Libby app.)
The Lazy Gardener
The Lazy Gardener is back with a new post about sharing the garden with wildlife.
To read this and other LG posts go to: https://www.rpl.lib.nh.us/lazy-gardener
Anyone needing help with Library related technology can call the Library to schedule an appointment.
The Rochester Public Library is now open for browsing without needing an appointment. We are open Mon-Wed 9:00-8:00, Thur.-Fri 9:00-5:00, but will be closed July 5 for the
Visit the Library's website: https://rpl.lib.nh.us/
Email the reference librarian: Rplreference@rochesternh.net.
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Edited and compiled by RPL main desk assistant Stephanie Piro