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LIBRARY FACELIFT

From the Issue: 
September 2011
Volunteers Kathy Marrotte, Julie Luopa and Lynn Smith took a look at the library grounds with an eye to take on some easy updates to make the area more appealing.   The first project was the signpost, and with a couple of hours work and some donated plants, a lovely circular garden was created.  Some spring flowering bulbs would be nice to add — Anyone have any extras?
   
And keep an eye on the main entrance door … changes are coming there too!

SUBMARINE HEROES

From the Issue: 
July/August 2011
Bob Hall was serving on the submarine USS Parche the night of July 31, 1944 when the USS Parche’s Commander Ramage kept his submarine on the surface and defiantly charged into the midst of a large Japanese convoy. Ramage's close-in, furious surface rampage became the talk of the submarine force, both in terms of its boldness and its destruction of the enemy shipping.  Remarkably, Parche's crew had managed to reload their torpedo tubes while their skipper twisted and turned the boat through the chaos of machine gun bullets, exploding heavy shells, and Japanese ships trying to ram them. 

Cmdr. Ramage was among an elite group of just seven U.S. submariners who were awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II and the first not to die in the course of his heroic exploits.  A new book has been written about this exciting event in WWII history called Battle Surface: Lawson P. "Red" Ramage and the War Patrols of the USS Parche by Stephen Moore (thank you to Amazon.com for book description information). 

GAY-KIMBALL LIBRARY

From the Issue: 
July/August 2011
The Summer Reading Program has begun!!  Getting prizes for reading is super easy.  Sign-up, read an age appropriate book, get a prize (while supplies last).  Get a special prize for completing a reading passport!  It’s THAT simple.  Adults don’t worry, we’ve got a program for you too.  Everyone gets a prize just for signing up.

Check out all the amazing things we have going on this summer!

Librarian will Kiss a Snake! Saturday, July 30 at 11AM @ Troy Elementary School   If you and the adults can read 2,000 books by July 30th, I will kiss a snake at the Reptiles on the Move Program!

Reptiles on the Move:  Saturday, July 30 at 11 AM @ Troy Elementary School.  You'll meet all sorts of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and even alligators!  Don’t forget if you meet the reading goal you’ll also get to see the Librarian Kiss a Burmese Python!!!  Sponsored by the Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, NHLA, & NH State Library. 

GAY-KIMBALL LIBRARY

From the Issue: 
June 2011
On Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 PM silent movie accompanist Richard Hughes will present "The Golden Age of Silent Films" which will feature some of the funniest stars of the silent film era - Laurel & Hardy, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.  Hughes will talk about the 'Golden age of silent films' plus introduce each film before playing an original musical score on his keyboard to accompany the three comedy shorts.  So bring your popcorn and join us for a night of laughter and music.  Sure to fill up fast, so come early!

Have your children outgrown their Legos??  The Library would be happy to take them off your hands to use for our very successful Lego Block Party events. 
Summer is coming and we’re planning lots of cool stuff here at the Library including a reptile show on July 30th.  The Librarian will Kiss a Snake at the show, if 2,000 books are read during the 6 weeks of the Summer Reading Program that will start on June 25th.  We’ll also have more Lego Block Parties, Wii Wednesdays, Story Time, a Chicken Naming event, and much more!! 
 

GAY-KIMBALL LIBRARY

From the Issue: 
May 2011
Our annual Spring Book Sale will be on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28.  Preview sale hours are Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm and admission is $3.  Saturday hours are 9AM to 2 PM with no admission charge.  There will be books, puzzles, movies, music and audio books.  Most hardcover books are priced at $1.50 and paperbacks  $0.50 each or 3/$1.  The sale will be held at the library building on 10 South Main Street (Route 12) in Troy.  Please plan to stop by and find bargains while supporting the library.  Donations accepted until May 24.

Join the fantabulous Sheila Depew Tuesday, May 3rd at 4 PM for Mother’s Day themed story time with a craft.  Sure to be a bunch of Fun!!

Our Lunch @ the Library was a big success!!  The following sponsors made it possible:  Inn at East Hill Farm, Troy Minute Mart, Hannaford in Rindge, Eva’s Bakery & Café, Sunflowers Café.  THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

LEGOS!

From the Issue: 
May 2011
The Library Lego® block party on April 21st was a big success—Look at all the happy faces and terrific creations.  Legos are a perennial favorites, and not just for kids —-


GAY-KIMBALL LIBRARY - Chick Us Out!

From the Issue: 
April 2011
Once again we have an incubator in the Library!  It's filled with chicken eggs slated to hatch on March 30th.  The chicks will be adorable!  Come see them.
WAHOO!!  We have been selected for a sponsorship by the Children's Literacy Foundation.  This means we will receive $2,000 worth of brand-new children's books.  The books will be presented at a celebration and storytelling program for all the town's children at the Troy Elementary School (date to be announced).  The award also includes books and literacy support for the Tender Shepherd Preschool.

GAY-KIMBALL LIBRARY

From the Issue: 
March 2011
Learn more about Keeping Backyard Chickens Wednesday, March 16th at 6 PM.  Our own Lily Plasse will tell you all about the joys and challenges of raising backyard chickens for eggs, meat and show.  Learn about different breeds, coops, costs and care.  Will feature actual chickens!  Sure to fill up fast, so come early.

Join the fantabulous Sheila Depew Thursday, March 17 at 4 PM for a St. Patrick’s Day themed story time with a craft.  Sure to be a bunch of Fun!! Please come to Town Meeting and support the Library.  If it’s a contentious meeting your support may just make the difference in getting our budget passed as written.

Enter our Email address raffle this month and win a $5 coupon you can use towards fines or lost items.  Just give us your email address (to be used for email notifications and updates) and you could be a winner.  The drawing will be on March  8th.       
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