Gilmanton Corner Library News
National Library Week is the celebration of contributions libraries
and librarians have made to American societies. Libraries stimulate
the mind, encourage people to read, teach young children that books
are exciting, and provide an endless source of information. National
Library Week encourages people to take time to acknowledge the
benefits of supporting the local library.
National Poetry Month has been held every year in April since 1996,
when publishers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and
poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its
vital place in American culture. Please join the Gilmanton Corner
Library in observing this event by dropping by the library and
checking out a new poetry book: Lunch Money by Carol Shields,
Bilbo’s Last Song by J.R.R. Tolkien, or The Monsterologist by Katz,
or a favorite poet.
The Gilmanton Corner Library has renewed its 3 museum passes to the
Currier Museum, Manchester (Shogun Exhibit), SEE Science Kids
Museum, Manchester, and The New Hampshire Historical Museum,
Concord. Plan to take the kids soon!
To reserve a book or request a book call the library on Mondays and
Wednesdays 3 - 5 pm, and Saturdays 10 am - 12 pm. Reminder: Summer
hours start May 1. They are Mondays and Thursdays 2 - 8 pm, Tuesdays
2 - 4 pm, Wednesdays and Fridays 2 - 6 pm.
Scenes From Ancient Pompeii
Andrew Periale during a performance at the school
Sixth graders at Gilmanton School have been hard at work this past
month, researching, writing, constructing, and rehearsing a puppet
performance about life in ancient Pompeii, the Roman city buried
under volcanic ash in the year 79 A.D. Using simple and recycled
materials such as newspaper, cardboard boxes, and masking tape,
students built puppet characters that told the story of life in
Pompeii before Mt. Vesuvius erupted. Their research and
script-writing grewn out of their study of ancient cultures,
including Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Rome, Egypt, and Greece. With
help from Artist-in-Residence Andrew Periale of Perry Alley Theatre,
students recreated the ancient culture.
Andrew Periale and his wife, Bonnie Periale, are co-founders of
Perry Alley Theatre, and have brought their combination of puppetry,
music, dance, theatre, and design to audiences for over 20 years.
They also produce a puppetry magazine, Puppetry International, and
have received several awards for their work, including an Emmy
nomination. The couple shares their love of puppets and drama with
students during school residencies like the one in Gilmanton.
For more information about Perry Alley Theatre,
please visit their website,
The Artist-in-Residence program at Gilmanton School is made possible
by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the
National Endowment for the Arts, kind support from the Gilmanton
School PTA, and the generosity of the Gilmanton community.
A library plan for Gilmanton as proposed by Dr. Philip Ray in his
March 27 letter is laudable, but such a plan must be grounded in the
reality of current conditions. First, contrary to what Dr. Ray
implies, there has been cooperation among the libraries; e.g., a
joint effort that determined the lack of financial viability for
offering e-books to library patrons through the New Hampshire State
Second, I concur with Dr. Ray that it is unrealistic “to expect that
a growing town like Gilmanton can have adequate library service
without taxpayer support.” Specifically, it’s unlikely that the
three libraries working together could do so effectively with an
annual allocation of only $3,700.
However, third, only one of the three libraries, the Gilmanton
Corner Public Library, operates with a popularly-elected public
board of trustees that evidences financial accountability to the
electorate through the Town of Gilmanton’s budgetary process and
annual auditing. Perhaps if the other libraries were to operate
similarly that might be enough to tip the balance in favor of wider
public financial support.
Dear Suncook Valley Sun:
It has come to my attention that as of the Gilmanton voting in the
beginning of March, the Gilmanton Year-Round Library will not be
receiving the 45,000 dollars it requested to help with electricity
and book costs. As a 14 year old who loves to read, this upsets me
and my friends who also share my passion in books. I rely on the
library for interesting books and resources for projects.
Many people come up to me and ask “why don’t you just use the school
library?” Well the answer to that is simple, though it’s convenient,
the school library is small and doesn’t contain very much
information on any one given topic. Plus, it’s not open to use after
school when it is needed most.
If the library doesn’t get the money it needs to continue, then the
set closing date will be in November of this year. I just don’t
think it’s fair for a library that helps so many people to be denied
the one thing it needs to continue to help people. Please help this
library stay in business for the sake of the kids and families who
rely on this library for its resources. I am sure that if everyone
donates just a little we will be able to keep this library available
for everyone to use. I thank everyone who is in support of keeping
this library open.
2nd Trimester Honor Roll
Carol N. Locke, Principal Gilmanton School, congratulates the
following students for achieving Honor Roll status for the 2nd
trimester of the 2012-2013 school year:
Alexis Boisvert, Brendan Bushnell, Tommi Butts, Alex Cameron,
Cameron Chamberlain, Michael Eisenmann, Abigail Fillion, Bailee
Gallant, Jennie Gannon, Mariah Gardner, Persephone Knipping, Rachel
Langlitz, Joseph Laurendeau, Michael Maltais, Katherine Paris,
Garrett Patch, Haylee Perry, Noah Presby, Ansel Randall, Samuel
Ruchti, Emily Sanborn, Karly Sanborn, Hannah Waite and Isaac
Katharine Dade, Melody Davies, Sarah Jansury, Erika Mosher and Emily
Connor Adel, Jenna Baumeister, Jackson Brulotte, Nicholas Bugnacki,
Julianna Coulstring, Camryn Drew, Sarah Fillion, Sandor Gamache,
Anthony Gentile, Samantha Johnson, Mitchell Juneau, Samantha
Knowles, Emily Kordas, Lydia Meserve, Cameron Steenbeke, Molly
Vallee, Ryan Waring and Carly White.
Taryn Breton, Cian Brown, Lauren Dean, Nathan Hudson, Olivia
Trindade, Ethan Warren and Sophia Wrobel.
William Baldwin, Victoria Brasil, Savannah Brunelle, Brendan Carkin,
Danielle Clairmont, Cameron Crane, Kyle Davies, Moriah Davies,
Katelynn Duval, Caledonia Hackley, Brian Hogan, Duncan Howland,
Evelyn Johnson, Kassidy Morris, Abigail Nielsen, Marlon Pacheco,
Hayden Peaslee, Victoria Skelley, Tyler Thibodeau and Rachel
Jennifer Hancock and Alexa McNamara
Perfect Attendance For The Second
Congratulation to the following Gilmanton students having perfect
attendance for the second trimester of the 2012-2013 school year:
Claire Bartley, Elise Bartley, David Boyajian, Zackarie Brown, Mara
Bugnacki, Alex Burnham, Brendan Bushnell, Alexander Cameron, Keith
Cameron, Cameron Chamberlain, Jodi Chamberlain, Moriah Davies,
Arturo Delgadillo, Joseph Demers, Riley Demers, Tristan Dow, Cameron
Eaton-Bean, Cassidy Glaude, Kathrine Gosselin, Brady Hayes, Connor
Hayes, Natalie Hurst, Tricia Jarry, Gianna Knipping, Cayden Krupnik,
Gracey LeBlanc, Lily Locke, Lydia Meserve, Paige Meserve, Erika
Mosher, Adam Rague, Emma Ramsey, Ansel Randall, Colin Randall,
Kylie Rector, Maddison Rector, Michael Richardson, Maegan Shute,
Jovie Smith, Noah Smith, Cameron Steenbeke, Cailin Tarr, Olivia
Trindade, Emily Waite, Jerry Waldron, Clarissa Wirth and Blake Zarta.
Good Citizen For The Second Trimester
Carol Locke, Principal of the Gilmanton School, congratulates the
following students for being selected as Good Citizens for the
second trimester of the year 2012-2013.
Kendal Heyman, LaCroix - K; Alexander Gordon, Swiezynski - K;
Jonathan Gancarz, Hollingsworth - K; Kaytlin LaValley, Smith - 1;
Brook Kimball, Comeau - 1; Madison Talbot, Zach - 1; Jacob Crossman,
Akerstrom - 2; Gianna Knipping, Day - 2.
Ethan Rodrigue, LaCroix - K; Emily Roberts, Swiezynski - K; Isabelle
Knibbs, Hollingsworth - K; Jacob Young, Smith - 1; Elise Bartley,
Comeau - 1; Aidan Mini, Zach - 1; Nathan Rawlins, Akerstrom - 2;
Jessica Gannon, Day - 2.
Blake Zarta, LaCroix - K; Anthony Burnham, LaCroix - K; Aidan
Burnham, Swiezynski - K; Brooke Clark, Hollingsworth - K; Lily
Hufschmid, Smith - 1; Mason Cotnoir, Comeau - 1; Arturo Delgadillo,
Zach - 1; Hannah Gannon, Akerstrom - 2; Alex Burnham, Day - 2;
Peyton Vachon, Friend - 3; Jaiden McKenna, Friend - 3; Dylan
Gardner, Perrin - 3; Danielle Giardini, Perrin - 3; Nathan
Baumeister, Phillips - 4; Autumn Clarke, Phillips - 4; Jennifer
Laurendeau, Tothill - 4; Alexis Flynn, Tothill - 4; Rachael Shute,
Harbilas - 5; Zachary Brennan, Harbilas - 5; Baylee Gill, Osmer - 5;
Nicholas Rowe, Osmer - 5; Michael Maltais, Grade 6; Haylee Perry,
Grade 6; Emily Waite, Grade 6; Sarah Fillion, Grade 7; Lydia Meserve,
Grade 7; Ethan Warren, Grade 7; Ryan Waring, Grade 7; Duncan
Howland, Grade 8; Hayden Peaslee, Grade 8; Kassidy Morris, Grade 8;
Rachel Williams, Grade 8.
Gilmanton Year-Round Library Children’s Room
Save the Date!
• April 4th, 3 – 5 pm: Ed Emberley Crafternoon. Using what Ed
Emberley calls “The Drawing Alphabet,” we’ll learn to sketch 8
things the artist says anyone can draw, including mice
and all kinds of creatures, cars and trucks too! We’ll
also practice “thumbprint drawing."
• April 17th, 1:15 – 2:45 pm: An Afternoon at the Movies. This
month’s feature is 20th Century Fox’s “Rio.” The tale of Blu, a
macaw who, with the help of his friends, find the courage to spread
his wings and follow his destiny. Popcorn will be provided. (This is
Gilmanton School early release date.)
• April 18th, 3 – 5 pm: Lego Club. Come enjoy building with other
Lego enthusiasts. Choose free play or one of Miss Pam’s many
Did you know that April 14th – 20th is National Library Week? Stay
tuned for ways you can help us celebrate!
Belknap County Republican Committee Announces
Guest Speaker For
April Monthly Meeting
The next meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee will be
held on Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 pm at the Top of the Town
Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd, Belmont. Guest speaker at the meeting
will be Greg Moore of Americans for Prosperity (AFP). Moore, who
was recently named NH Director of AFP, will share his plans and
goals for AFP under his leadership. Also, the Committee will
continue it’s planning for the upcoming annual Mount Washington
Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee scheduled for Friday, May
All Republicans and like-minded Independents are invited to attend
Belknap County Republican Committee meetings. Although the meeting
begins at 6:30 pm, if you’re interested in having dinner (at your
option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, please plan to
arrive as early as 5:00 p.m.
Once again, in an effort to help those in the community who are less
fortunate, the Committee asks that each attendee bring a
non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local
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