The season of the Davis Library.

The season of the Davis Library.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Manchester City Library will be holding a $5.00 Bag Book Sale on Saturday, January 30th from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The Library is located at 405 Pine Street in Manchester. The sale will take place in the Winchell Room.

Books for all ages are available, in addition to audiobooks, VHS tapes, DVDs and musical cds. We have books on many different subjects and a good amount of fiction.

If there are any questions about the sale, contact Eileen Reddy at or (603) 624-6550 ext. 319 (Reference Desk).

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Welcome to the Davis Public Library. We got books. Loads & loads of books. And magazines. And monkeys. Just kidding about the moneys. Sometimes there are babies. They are cute. Unfortunately you can't check them out.

Today's discussion is not about babies, however. It's about books. We have a bunch of books here. Some of them are really good. Many of them are current bestsellers. Fun books. Interesting books. Books that make you think & cry & wonder what the heck we're doing to the world. Some are just pure mind-candy. Which is totally okay by me. I have a serious weakness for my favorite flavor of mind-candy.

The point is, I am not here to judge. I am here to provide you, the people of Stoddard, with the books you want. If nobody comes in to get them, and nobody reads them, and nobody tells me what they want to read... well, then I'm just going to have to resort to drastic measures.

Did you know we have a bulletin board? It's outside the library. It currently has autumn leaves on it. I didn't figure snowflakes would show up against the background.

Tell me what you want!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Stuff at the Toadstool in Peterborough (which shall henceforth be called P'bro because I am lazy.)

Like this:

IPods, cell phones,
computers, television ... kids want it all. Their friends have it all. And the "all" gets worse every year - to the point we must ask who is raising our children? Parents or the media? Jean Rogers, with the assistance of Bob Farquhar, has written a book to help parents take back the role of raising their children. Through humorous, poignant stories of her own children and those of families she has coached, Jean reveals an easy step-by-step process that works.
A professional parent educator, Jean Rogers leads workshops and consults with
families to tailor media plans for their unique circumstances.

Monday, January 11, 2010

This Month: Audiobooks!

Anybody have any suggestions for audiobooks for January?

The kids selection is pathetic. The adult selection is mostly TAPES for cryin' out loud.

Whatcha want?


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Help Wanted! Library Assistant Needed!

The Davis Public Library is accepting applications for Library Assistant.
Position is for 2 hrs/wk, evening only.
Must be 18 or over, good with people, love books.
Duties include reshelving, checking books in & out, helping patrons find books & materials, some light collection maintenance, cleaning & organizing. Computer skills, library experience a plus.

Please send a resume and cover letter (including
name, address and phone number) to:
Kelly Taylor
Library Assistant Search
PO Box 749
Stoddard, NH 03470

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to the real world! Now that we've gotten all that chocolate and peppermint out of our systems, it's time to settle back down...with more books!

Just before we closed for the winter holidays, we got another shipment of books! In this case, they were mostly the ones I'd originally ordered back in November, but had had some sort of shipping issue with Amazon.

I'm going to be using the Toadstool from now on, I think, so that shouldn't happen again, folks! In our big box of fun stuff included:

This is an amazing book that I couldn't put down, even when I was sure something TERRIBLE was about to happen. There's magic, kings, queens, murder, betrayal (lots), princes trapped in a tower, and it's all (mostly) true! I can't wait for the rest of this series, and am thinking we need to get the Tudor series (which I'm assuming picks up either later or at least follows Henry & his family).

I read the first of this series over vacation, and I have to say, it's pretty darned good. Two smart, sassy, powerful & sorta ultraviolent highschool girls that aren't your average badass vampire/vampire-guardian chicks... Plus, of course, tragic romance. What's not to love?

And more!

Come see!