Children’s Book Week At Gilmanton Corner Library
Children’s Book Week, May 12 - 18, is the national celebration of
books and reading for youth. Established in 1919, Children’s Book
Week is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country. Each
year books for young people and the joy of reading well be
celebrated at libraries, museums and bookstores from coast to coast.
The following winners of 2012 Children’s Book Week will be featured
at the Gilmanton Corner Library in April: Grades K - 2: Three Hens
and a Peacock by Laminack, Grades 3 - 4: Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by
Bruel, Grades 5 - 6: Okay For Now by Schmidt, Teen: Clockwork
Prince: The Infernal Devices by Clare. Best Book of 2012: Diary of
Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever and this years winner (2013) for best
illustrated book: Where The Mountain Meets The Moon by Lin.
Our new DVDs for the month: The Queen with Helen Mirren, The Hobbit
and The Life of PI.
Reminder of summer hours: Mondays & Thursday 2 - 8, Tuesday 2- 4,
Wednesday & Friday 2- 6. Please phone the library for more
information on books or our free museum passes to the SEE Science
Kids Museum, Currier Museum (Samurai Weapons and Armor Exhibit
$5.00 charge) and the New Hampshire Historical Museum at 267-6200.
Gilmanton Year-Round Library Moves Forward
The Gilmanton Year-Round Library Board of Directors is pleased to
announce that since a new fund raising goal of $45,000 was
established on March 13th in order to keep the library open beyond
Nov. 1st over $10,000 has been raised through donations.
One fund raising initiative is the 400 Club. This is an opportunity
for 400 people to donate $100. To date 47 people have already signed
on. Remember, obligations of membership are simple: promise to
inform neighbors and friends about the Library and urge them to
support the Library as a vital asset to the Town.
Another fund raising opportunity is to donate the dollar value your
taxes would have been if the library had received Town funding. Some
supporters have doubled that amount to cover a neighbor who might
not be able to afford a donation at this time.
The GYRL board and staff thank all those who have
already donated to this important cause. If you still haven’t had a
chance to contribute, you may send a check made payable to the
Gilmanton Year-Round Library, or if you prefer, visit our web site,
www.gyrla.org, where you can make a donation through your PayPal
account or with your credit card. Donations are tax deductible.
Gilmanton Year-Round Library
Save the Date!
May 9th - Sports Lover Crafternoon, 3 – 5 p.m.
Spring is here and it’s a great time to get out and enjoy the
sunshine! The weather doesn’t always cooperate though, so come
learn how to play indoor versions of your favorite sports for those
rainy days when you’re stuck inside. We’ll show you how to play
shuffle caps, ping pong basketball, paper golf, tabletop football
and 3 penny hockey. You’ll even make a tabletop soccer game and a
thumb-wrestling ring to take home!
May 15th – An Afternoon at the Movies, 1:15 – 3:15
We will be showing 20th Century Fox’s “Life of Pi”, dubbed “a visual
miracle” by TIME magazine. Although the film is rated PG, the
movie’s subject matter may not be suitable for all viewers, so
please use your discretion when deciding whether or not your child
should attend. Popcorn will be served. (This is a Gilmanton School
early release date.)
May 23rd – Lego Club, 3 -5 p.m.
Enjoy building with other Lego enthusiasts. Choose free play or one
of Miss Pam’s many challenges. All ages and abilities welcome!
Send in a permission slip to the school on the date of the program,
and a staff member will walk your child to the Library after school.
Questions? Call Miss Pam at 364-2400