Museum Passes

New in 2017, borrow a day pass for one of seven area museums. Phone us or visit our museum page to reserve.

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You may remember awhile back that I shared information about the federal budget proposal and what it would mean to you and the services we are able to provide. While I was doing that, a little birdie ... See more

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, slated for elimination by the Trump administration, supports education and cultural resources around the nation.

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Some good suggestions here!

24 Books to Read This Summer - an awesome list of books from Bethany to dive into this summer.

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Excuse me... There's a little something in my eye.

Don't think libraries matter this day in age? Check out our top 10 reasons you should care about the library, and be sure to celebrate National Library Week with us April 9–15! fountaindale.org/nlw ... See more

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IMLS, the Proposed Federal Budget, and the Washington Post

You may remember awhile back that I shared information about the federal budget proposal and what it would mean to you and the services we are able to provide. While I was doing that, a little birdie who I know phoned Joe Davidson at the Washington Post. His story on the subject came out today: Support grows for small agency with big reach on Trump’s budget death row.

A excerpt from the story:

In his budget message, Trump said he aims to create “a Government that puts the needs of its own people first.” The people apparently don’t need library and museum services enough to meet his requirements.

He should listen to the library and museum officials from throughout the country who told us how the cuts would affect their operations.

David Smolen, Conway, N.H., public-library director: “There are a number of ways elimination of IMLS and LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act grants) would damage our libraries.” He cited talking books for the blind, downloadable books, research databases and staff positions subject to layoffs.

Lots of sponsored books this month

Lots going on in the literary world of the Jackson Library this month. March seems to have been the month of giving books. Author Dawn Beebe gifted four books to us from our Amazon wishlist in response to Readurday. As far as I understand it Readurday is a project designed to encourage people to buy the books libraries need. We were thrilled to be included and psyched to have received some books!

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An evening of storytelling and Didgeridoo music

Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library for an evening of storytelling and didgeridoo music with local musician Brian Charles, on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7 pm at the Jackson Public Library, located at 52 Main Street in Jackson, NH.

Using the instrument and traditional Australian aboriginal dreamtime storytelling, Brian Charles invites you into the unique and powerful world of the didgeridoo. The didgeridoo, a simple, five foot long end-blown instrument, … Read more