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: richards.advantage-preservation.com.
* 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.
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 http://nhwomensheritagetrail.org/.
- 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.
HeritageQuest has been updated and is now powered by Ancestry. You can search anything from books to databases to the census to get information on your ancestors. There are all-new research aids and interactive census maps, and more improvements are coming. All this is available to Richards Library patrons while at the library or at home. Visit Proquest for more information. Stop in at the library for your login information.
The Library’s 2015 Winter Carnival parade float won 3rd place in the small float catagory! Congratulations and many thanks to all of the girls who joined us on the float on Saturday, with your costumes and cheerfulness. Thanks for telling stories and singing along, and making the Parade an absolute blast!
Special thanks to the Hagebusches for the use of the pick-up, and the Snow Queen costume! Thank you also to Cam Churchill for driving the float!
The Friends of the Library have begun a new activity. They will gather on the first Monday of each Month from 9:00 – 11:00 while the library is closed to work on various projects. This month they took down the holiday decorations and then proceeded to make sure that books were in the correct order on the shelves. Projects will vary each month and there are always books to be dusted and arranged. If you would like to participate, join the Friends on the First Monday in February (2nd) at 9:00.
Congratulations on some stellar reading so far! Parents are signing up their little ones for this program, and are doing a super job attempting to read 1000 books to their children before each child reaches kindergarten. Two kiddos have already earned their 100-book stars, and others are close behind!
If you have a child age 0-4 (or just not in kindergarten yet) don’t miss out! You can sign up to participate at the Children’s Desk any time.
The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is part of a national initiative to encourage parents to read 1000 books aloud to their children before each child begins kindergarten. The more parents read aloud to their children, the more prepared the children will be to learn to read in school. The goal of this program is to increase our children’s vocabulary and develop important early literacy skills, such as visual decoding and the ability to sit still and listen. Did you know that children need to practice reading in order to work on simple physiological abilities such as page turning, and tracking lines of text with their eyes? The children’s department at the Richards Free Library is dedicated to helping children and their parents at every step of the process.
Participants in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program receive a special booklet to record all of the books they read. Since children love and need repetition, each time you re-read the same book, of course it counts toward the goal. For every 100 books read, children get their booklet stamped, and a chance to show off their “stellar” reading by decorating a star to display on the program bulletin board. The booklet also includes tips for reading to young children, and lists of recommended titles.
Stop by the Richards Free Library children’s desk to sign up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten to give your infant, toddler or preschooler a bright start in life.