Shaws Reusable Bag Program

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Frozen T-Shirt Challenge

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Shooting Star Keychain Craft

On Monday July 22nd, at 2:00, make your own shooting star!

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Local Author Night is next Thursday, July 18th at 6:00!

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Wanted: Community Donations for Got Lunch! Newport

Got Lunch bags ready to go.
Got Lunch is an all-volunteer program that delivers weekly groceries for Newport-area children who miss school breakfast and lunch when school is out for the summer or for vacation weeks.
We need: Unsweetened cereal,
quarts of Mayo, squeeze jars of jelly,
6 packs of applesauce.

Drop-off points: Richards Free Library, Richards School, SAU 43, South Congregational Church. Contact Charen Urban, Got Lunch Coordinator, to volunteer or for more information on how you or your organization can help. 603 995-1248 OR
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Summer Sidewalk Chalk event cancelled

Unfortunately our Summer Solstice Sidewalk Chalk event scheduled for this morning is cancelled due to the rainy wet weather. Stay warm and dry, everyone!

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Big Library Read!

What would you risk for a complete stranger? When widow Millie Sanger finds an injured enemy pilot on her farm, she offers shelter to keep him from being killed. The two forge an unexpected and passionate bond. But consequences of her compassion prove deadly.

From June 17–July 1, booklovers can borrow LP Fergusson’s harrowing wartime love story as an ebook with no waitlists or holds.

Big Library Read is an international reading program that simultaneously connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. A Dangerous Act of Kindness is the 19th selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at The free program runs for two weeks and only requires a Richards Free Library card to get started.

A Dangerous Act of Kindness can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®.” The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

Borrow ‘A Dangerous Act of Kindness’ from Libby and join the #BigLibraryRead:

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Pass to NH State Parks

The Library has purchased a pass to the New Hampshire State Parks.

Each pass is valid for the date listed on the pass. 
The pass grants admission for two adults and four children to any day-use park at no additional charge. 
The pass is not valid at the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, the Flume Gorge, Hampton Beach State Park – South Beach, Wallis Sands State Park, or metered parking.
The pass may not be used for camping fees.

You may reserve the pass for a day by calling the library. You will have to stop in and pick the pass up. Like a airline boarding pass, you will turn it in to the gate attendant for admission. You do not have to worry about bringing the pass back to the library.

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Seeing the snow this morning brought winter activities to mind. The library would love to have snowshoes to check out next winter. Just imagine families headed into the town forest to enjoy the trails on snowshoes. So, we are looking for your unused snowshoes. If you have any snowshoes that are in good shape that you don’t want anymore, please donate them to the library for the snowshoe project. Simply bring them to the front desk. Thank you!

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