Library Lines September 2017

Library Lines September 2017

The Hill Library would like to thank George Preston and Allison Keough for their service to the library. George will be moving on to another Directorship closer to his home, and Allison will be returning to school to complete her MLS in New York. They both will be greatly missed! We also have some new faces in the library. Stop by to welcome Kat Paiva as our new Youth Services Librarian and Holly Dustin as a new Library aide. They are both eager to meet patrons and stir up some excitement in the library! We will also be hiring a new Director over the next month. We will introduce our new Director next month, so stay tuned.

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! Help Strafford receive the coveted “Granite State-Library Card Challenge” trophy! Come in and sign up for a Library card for yourself or your children, age 5 and up. The library with the largest percent increase in new library cards wins.


New Youth Programming is coming in September! We will be adding a Bouncing Babies lapsit on Thursday mornings at 11:15; this will run September 14 to November 16. This new story time is perfect for any baby under the age of two and his/her grown-up. Our Preschool Story Time will continue on Monday mornings at 10:30 am from September 11 to November 13.Come in and sign up for a session today. Lego Creation Challenge: September 7 from 3:30-4:30. This program is open to kids of all ages. Choose a challenge card and create a Lego masterpiece.  Bookmark Party: September 14 from 5-6 pm. Stop by to make a cool bookmark and have a snack. Snap Circuit Engineers: September 18 from 3-4 pm. Kids aged 8 and up can work through simpler projects and work towards more advanced projects. Tween Graphic Novel Book Club: September 28 from 3:30-4:30. We are kicking off the school year with an exciting new graphic novel book club. Come discuss the book, Drama by Raina Telgemeier and have a snack. Kids grades 5 and up are welcome to attend. Sign up and check out a copy of the book, available September 13.


The next Trustee Meeting is Wednesday, September 13 at 6 pm. Interviews are ongoing for a new director. We are hopeful to have hired someone by September 13. Additionally, we have some new trustees. Next meeting will focus on getting to know the library trustees. All Trustee meetings are open to the public. Stop by or call for more information: 664-2800.


Looking for a new book to read? On Thursday, September 7, Killing Floor by Lee Child, will be discussed at 6:30. Come in and check a book or audio out and join in the discussion. The next Book Club will meet October 5 and be discussing A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman.

The Artist’s Group will meet Tuesdays, September 12 and 26 from 5-7 pm.  Need some help with your computer or device? Computer Help with Matt will be Thursdays, September 14 and 28 from 6-7 pm. Remember, you can use our new Meeting Room for your programs or meetings. Call for availability.

All Hill Library events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.

Do you need help downloading your e-books or audios? Stop by for Tech help on Mondays from 12-3 pm or Tuesdays from 4-7 pm. Bring in your device, and we will help you download an audio or e-book. The overdrive website is and download e-books from NH Downloadable Books Consortium, accessing thousands of titles.

New materials from SILC – the Suncook Inter-Library Cooperative – arrived on July 12th. Stop in and check out our new titles! New audios: Blood and Thunder by Max Collins, The Whole Town’s Talking by Fannie Flagg, The Serpent of Venice, by Christopher Moore, The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson. New DVD’s: Unfinished Song, Jane Got a Gun, Magie, The Paper Boy and A Promise. We also have three Kindles that can be checked out for eBooks of your choice.  Check our website: and our facebook page: Hill Library, for our new titles and program offerings. And remember, you can renew your books online from our OPAC. Visit the website to find out how.