ROCHESTER - Browsing is by appointment is back! There are a limited number of appointments per hour, so make sure to call before coming to the Library. Daily hours vary so please see the website for a current listing. Remember that masks which completely cover the nose and mouth must be worn for the entirety of your library visit. Curbside pick-up and appointments for computer/copier/Wi-Fi use will continue to be available. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 332-1428 ext 2.
RPL-To-Go is still available for anyone uncomfortable about choosing books in person. You can request books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks and even magazines. Just place items on hold in our catalog, call 603-332-1428 ext. 2, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requests.
Children's Room Programs
Book Character Scavenger Hunt:
RPL Children's Room will be holding a scavenger hunt over February school vacation. Start at the Library, where Scavenger Hunt Riddle Packets can be picked up in the ground floor lobby starting Sat, Feb 20 through Sat, Feb 27. Solve the riddles to find downtown businesses or city buildings where small book character silhouettes are in a window. Identify the character and move on to the next riddle! The hunt is designed for all ages. Younger children may need assistance. Allow approx. 45-90 min to complete the hunt. This is a no contact program, and can be completed even if a business is closed. We hope that while families are searching for their next book character, they will also get excited about visiting downtown businesses! To be entered for randomly drawn prizes, return your completed form no later than Monday, March 1.
Blind Date with a Book
Blind dates can be iffy, but have no fear! We have chosen a selection of entertaining reads for any adult. Request them through RPL-To-Go email: email@example.com, call us at 603-332-1428 or choose one when you make your browsing appointment. Hopefully you'll fall in love with your blind date, and be ready to try another! Book Blind Dates will be available through the end of February.
Virtual Book Club
Our next title will be Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen. Our discussion will be Tuesday, March 9th at 1pm and will be held via Webex Meetings. Registration is free but space for this program is limited. E-book copies are available to download through hoopla. (This format can be read on a computer, any tablet, a Kindle or other electronic reader, or on a smartphone). This title is also available through hoopla as an audio book! Send us an email at RPLBookGroup@gmail.com to register!"
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.
Tax Forms and Info
We have tax forms available to pick up in the lobby by the Children's Room entrance.
To make an appointment with AARP Tax Help call 211. The Library does not make any appointments for tax help.
Vaccine Sign Ups
Signing up for a vaccine appointment but don't have a computer? We have computers, so make an appointment to use one and if you get stuck, we can help. Call 603-332-1428 ext. 2 and speak to a librarian to schedule an appointment.
The Library continues to offer appointments for Computer, WIFI, and Copier use. Call 603-332-1428 ext. 2 and speak to a librarian to schedule an appointment. Photocopies cost $0.15 each and printouts are $0.10 per copy
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Stephanie Piro is a main desk library assistant at Rochester Public Library.