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Snap Circuits Robot

Come to the library today and also the 28th at 3:15, to build cool things with Snap Circuits! Miss Mo made Crawley the Bug Robot today!

Experiment with Snap Circuits!

Snap Circuits programs will be at 3:15 May 19th and 28ths

Teen Book Group

Teen Book group meeting today, 3:15

You asked for it! Now we’ve got it. Come to the library today, May 14th, to help us kick off a Teen Book Group– open to everyone under 21 who reads Young Adult books!

Movie Wednesday!

Come watch a new family movie about a big friendly hero who looks like a marshmallow! 3:15 Wednesday afternoon.

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Water Water Everywhere

3:15 Tuesday, May 12th Come to Water Water Everywhere, and educational program through the Laske Sunapee Protective Association

Make a May Basket

May basket with yellow ribbon and flowersMake a May Basket! Thursday, April 30th, 6:00. This evening craft is open to adults and children alike. Baskets and decorations are provided!
Don’t miss your chance to find out about this charming old tradition, and surprise a loved one with a May Basket this May Day!




Exploding Chains of Popsicle Sticks!

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Historic Newport Newspapers


Newport’s historic newspapers can now be searched online!

The library’s 123 rolls of microfilm have been scanned and indexed. You can search by name, event, date or key word.  GO to:

Getting Started

* Recommended browsers:  Firefox, Explorer, Safari, Chrome.

* Make sure the most recent version of Adobe Reader is installed on your computer. See the HELP page for Firefox and Chrome.

* Install Adobe Reader tools on the toolbar, especially Snapshot, Advanced Search and Find.

* Search by word, “phrase” or OR


* To search, type in word or “phrase” and hit Enter. Results are returned by relevancy or frequency of occurrence.

* Use the Search tool to find your word on the page. First occurrence of term will be highlighted. Press Enter for next.

*Use Snapshot to print a section of the page. Highlight selection, release mouse, click OK. Click on Print tool to print, or copy to another document.

*To search by date click on Title, Year, Month, Day.

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Sarah Josepha Buel Hale Named to the NH Women’s Heritage Trail

The New Hampshire Women’s Heritage Trail and the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation celebrated Women’s History Month by announcing the first twenty-seven inductees to the New Hampshire Women’s Heritage Trail. In 2008 the NH Commission on the Status of Women created the Women’s Heritage Trail with the mission to “give visible recognition to the historic women of New Hampshire and celebrate their significant contributions to the life and culture of the state since its founding.”A call for nominations was sent throughout the state, and for the past seven years considerable research was conducted into the lives of those recommended for this honor. Newport’s Sarah J. Hale was nominated by the Richards Free Library, and selected for her literary work, editorship of Godey’s Lady’s Book, and her fight for higher education, better medical care and higher wages for women. A list of all women on the Heritage Trail can be found at


Now You Can Download Magazines!

NHWebGraphic1Starting today you can download magazines using the Nook app to any of these supported devices:

  • iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches
  • All Android tablets and phones
  • Nook HD, HD+, Nook Tablet, Nook Color

Magazines can be found on the NH Downloadable Books Site front page showcase or by performing an Advanced Search. If doing an Advanced Search, simply change for the format to “Nook Periodicals” and click the search button. Once you find a magazine that you would like to check out, click on “Send to Nook app.”

More information about downloadable magazines may be found on the NH Downloadable Blog.