We are pleased to announce that the Jackson Public Library is ready to welcome back patrons by appointment only beginning October 20th. Adult cardholders may now register online or by calling (603-383-9731) for a 20 minute visit to the Library to browse or use a computer. Appointments are available on Wednesdays from 2-5 pm, Fridays from 2-5 pm or Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm. A family with young children may schedule a visit (the last appointment of the day will be reserved for a family group), provided children remain under adult supervision in the children’s area at all times. Masks are mandatory for visitors age 2 and up, and hand sanitizing will be required upon entering the building. You must agree to health guidelines when making an appointment.
Curbside pick-up service will continue on Tuesdays from 2-6 pm, Thursdays from 2-6 pm and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm. Borrowed materials must be returned in the depositories outside the building; returns are held in quarantine for 72 hours before reshelving. We have several laptops and wi-fi hotspots available for checkout. In addition, wi-fi is available outside the Library building 24-7. Printing and faxing services continue, as do reference services. Downloadable books are another option available for patrons.
We thank you for your patience and support as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, and look forward to a time when we can resume normal operations. The health and safety of our patrons and staff remain a top priority for us at all times.
Lichen J. Rancourt, Library Director
Linda M. Terry, Chair, Board of Trustees
We are pleased to announce that, once again, SYNC is offering free audiobooks to Teens this summer. Each week from now through July 29th, participants are able to download two new audio titles. For more information, and to sign up, visit SYNC Audiobooks for TEENS. Happy listening.
Wow. Ya'll know your geography. Border Patrol (Jackson) and The Trivia Twerps (North Conway) both made a perfect score which means I have failed as a triviasta. Congratulations to both teams. Overall standings have shifted again and The Trivia Twerps take over the third position.
I love rounds like the Maps because there's not subjective scoring. The good old lappy scores everything up for me. Easy peasy lemon squeezey.
6. East Timor
7. Papua New Guinea
9. New Zealand
3. El Salvador
6. Costa Rica
17. Puerto Rico
18. Dominican Republic
21. Equatorial Guinea
Next up is a Greater than, Less than, Equal to challenge with a fun twist at the end. Due tomorrow 5/8 by 7pm. One more regular round to be released tomorrow night and then the big finale on Saturday night. I scored a sweet grand prize today for the winning team.
Also, I put some new info up on the standings page about the Library scores. I calculated the team averages per round and it looks like Fryeburg's high scorers puts them on top! Someone check my reasoning please.
Team Tyrol from Jackson handily won this round with 17 out of 21 possible points. It was a tough outing for lots of you. Overall Madison's Logix is holding onto their lead after the Order Round and Jackson's Boarder Patrol stays in second. We have a new contender on the Board from Madison in the third position. Welcome to Silver Lake Literary and Shepard's Pie Society. All standings are up.
The Order Round is always a tricky one. Here is the correct order for each:
Put these athletes in order from tallest to shortest.
Zdeno Chara is 6' 9"
Jayson Tatum is 6' 8"
Chris Sale is 6' 6"
Jared Stridham stands 6' 3"
Put these events in order from earliest to latest.
Bay of Pigs Invasion 4/17/1961
John Glen, first man in orbit 2/20/1962
Kennedy Assassination 11/22/196
Beatles on Ed Sullivan 2/09/1964
[Put these events in order from earliest to latest.] This was an error. When I copied over the question, I forgot to change this. It should have asked for the books in order of publication. I will give credit for the events too.
The Hobbit 1937
Fellowship of the Rings 7/1954
Two Towers 11/1954
Return of the King 1955
Put these places in order from largest to smallest.
Maine 35,385 sq miles
Lake Ontario 7320
Put these island chains in order (all of them) from most to least.
I got an email tonight that warmed my embattled little heart: "Even though I don't know many answers I am already looking forward to your emails." Those are the things that make everything worth it, aren't they?
We have a new leader, folks! Team Logix playing for the beautiful Madison Town Library is now leading by a point and a half. The current standings show that it's still anybody's game - the final round upon which we are all hinging our Saturday night - is a bidding round. Three questions. Max bid of ten point per question. The whole game can change.
Nothing like a music round to remind you what a geek you are, right? If it had been a musicals round or folk music round, I would have killed it. Here are your answers:
I haven’t updated you about our progress bringing you updated library services. Our reintroduction of material pickups on Tuesdays and Saturdays was a smash. On Saturday I took almost 100 items off the shelves and put them in the hallway. I was exhausted but happy.
If you would like to request library books to pickup, there are several ways to do so:
1. go to your account and log in with your full, 14 digit library card number. If you are used to using only four numbers then precede them with 2424700000xxxx and you should get in. (Please do note that because the State Library has cancelled the book courier service we rely on, we cannot borrow items from other libraries at this time. You will be limited to only putting holds on items we own in our collection.)
3. Go to our chat page and if it shows we are online, we may even get a chance to have a wee catch-up in real time. I feel like I am logged into the chat 22 hours a day so you have a good chance of catching me.
Even if you miss us on chat, the staff and I have been working on setting up schedule during which you can either reach us or expect to hear back from us in whatever format you prefer. Those times are Tuesday – Saturday from 9am – 12noon. During those hours one of use will be at our computers waiting to fulfill your needs. If you phone, someone will be picking up messages and returning your call during those times.
All the best during these difficult times. We miss you all and are working just as hard to support you. Our Guide to Service is constantly updated with the latest we are doing. Lichen
Hello, Friends! Please know that we at the Jackson Library continue to think of you all. In an ongoing effort to connect with as many of you as we can during this time of social distancing, we are pleased to begin our daily online Story Program with Petunia and Meredith. Each weekday morning we will share a story with you, which will be posted on our website at 9 am (technology willing) and it will be accessible until the following morning when the next story replaces it. Starting Monday morning, you will find the link to our Story Program just above the Story Walk information on the front page of our blog. We hope you’ll tune in and enjoy! Stay well.
I was so preoccupied turning phrases yesterday, I made a mistake on the most important thing – the pickup hours. How typical!
The correct materials pickup windows are: Tuesdays 2-6 and Saturdays 10-2. Please do not come until you get an email or phone call to say your pickups are ready to fetch on the next open window.
The staff and I had a Zoom meeting this morning – it was amazing to hear all their voices and see most of their faces – one was audio only. We are planning to role out a set schedule for you to be able to reach one of us as well as some really sweet children’s events so stay tuned.
Chins up, gang, we have your backs even when you can’t see our faces!
With some alterations for safety purposes, we are pleased to resume materials picks beginning this week. Pickups will available Tuesdays 2-6 and Saturdays 10-2. Because staff are only in the building on those two days and for your safety, items will be pulled on one day for pickup the following day. This means that if you place a hold today, Wednesday, we will wrap it up for you on Saturday and you can pick it up on Tuesday so planning ahead will be worthwhile.
All book courier services have been cancelled so transfers and inter-library loans are not available at this time. If you want something we don’t have in our collection, please email us with the title, author, and what formats you will accept (eBook, downloadable audio, Kindle, paperback or hardcover, anything else).
If you are interested in why I made the decision to restart pickups and the kind of research I did, you are welcome to review the document I created to keep track as well as the strict procedures the staff will follow in order to ensure their safety and yours.
I am always here to help you in any way I can. The easiest way to reach me is to email and tell me how to get back to you – I can phone or email or whatever you wish.