New small free libraries installed


Posted: 10/07/2021 21:17:26 PM

Belmont Library is now the proud steward of two small free libraries.

Additionally, in Weare, John Stark High School now has a small free library thanks to Nathan Marquis, who built and donated the small library to the school as part of his Capstone project last year.

Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that promotes neighborhood book exchanges, usually in the form of a public library. Over 90,000 public book exchanges are registered with the organization and under the Little Free Libraries brand.

The motto of the Little Free Library project is “Take a book, leave a book”.

In Belmont, one library is located on the Village Rail Trail and the other at the entrance to the Town Forest walking trails on Wildlife Boulevard.

Belmont Libraries were made available through IMLS funds administered by the NH State Library. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for libraries and museums across the country.

Other news from the Belmont library

The Halloween Storywalk will take place on the Village Rail Trail on October 18 and will be available until November 1. This story is “The Scariest Book of All Time” by Bob Shea. StoryWalk is an innovative and fun way for kids and adults! – to enjoy both reading and the outdoors. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden stakes, which are set along an outside path.

Choose from two Take n ‘make projects in October. A generous library supporter has donated a limited number of 6 inch tall decorative wooden pumpkins just begging to be personalized. You can also celebrate fall with a four foot wire pumpkin garland. Stop by the library or call for curbside pickup to make these fun projects your own. One of each kind per family, please.

Our Friday Fiction Reading Group meets in person outside weather permitting on October 15 at 10:30 am to discuss Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”. “Heart of Darkness” is the story of an English sailor, Charles Marlow, who is hired by a Belgian company to command a steamboat in the newly established Congo Free State. Almost upon arriving in Congo, Marlow begins to hear rumors about another company employee, Kurtz, who is stationed deep in the country, hundreds of miles upstream from the Congo River. Contact the library for meeting information.

The library will be closed from October 8 to 11.

The Belmont Public Library is open six days a week and anytime on belmontpubliclibrary.org, serving the community with books, digital resources and cultural programming.


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