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Checkout notices

I have changed all Jackson card holders' preferences so that you will receive an email when you check out items. This helps us in two ways.
  1. If you check out in person at an appointment, you'll get an email so we don't have to touch your materials to stamp it.
  2. When we put an item in the hallway for you to pick up we won't have to manually email you to let you know it's ready.
You can alter this and all your settings for yourself from your library account. Login with your 14-digit card number and the password provided when you set up your account. If you didn't get a password try clicking the reminder link and the system will allow you to reset it.
Thanks!

Library Trustee meeting 12/15

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA
Jackson Public Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 4:00 pm

Jackson Public Library
TO PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM,

CONTACT (603) 383-3100 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Approval of minutes from prior meeting.
  • Pandemic Service Plan - Status and discussion of modifications required, if any.
  • Consideration of adoption of town employee COVID-19 policies.
  • Other Business.
  • Non-Public Session: If applicable.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 4:00 pm.

New Online Storytime Posted

A  new Storytime is now available on the Jackson Library's website!  New storytime programs are posted on the first and third Thursday of each month  Join Petunia and Meredith for songs, finger rhymes and some storytelling fun. Previous programs are also available.  If you haven't been on the Story Book Trail behind the library, now is a fabulous time to get out!  The current story is The Very Best Bed by Rebekah Raye.  Enjoy!

Honor a friend, gift a book

Do you have someone on your list that you struggle to buy for? Why not honor them with a book in the Library? We have created two fun ways to buy a book to both honor a loved one and contribute our collection.

We have a wish list with White Birch Books, our unbelievable local book store. Simply buy a book we need, support a local business, and donate the book to us when you're done. Everyone wins!

If instant uplift is what you crave, we also offer a direct sponsorship. Donate a flat fee for a book for our collection. We'll order it and process it for our collection with a book plate honoring your generosity. We can even make sure you're first on the hold list so you can wrap it up - just be sure to return it by the due date!

More information on gifting items for our collection on our sponsorship page.

Library Board meeting 12/1 @ 4pm

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA
Jackson Public Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 4:00 pm
Jackson Public Library

PLEASE NOTE: MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE MEETING IN
PERSON; TO PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM, CONTACT (603) 383-3100 FOR

FURTHER INFORMATION

Approval of minutes from prior meeting.
Reports: (a) Library Director; (b) Treasurer; (c) Friends.
Old Business: Pandemic Service Plan – Status and discussion of
modifications required, if any.
New Business: Consideration of adoption of town employee COVID-19
policies.
Other Business.
Non-Public Session: If applicable.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 4:00 pm.

Update from the Jackson Emergency Management Department

With the holidays fast approaching and COVID cases increasing at startling rates here in NH and across the US, we must remain vigilant regarding the health and well being of our community. Our businesses are working hard to follow NH’s Safer at Home Universal Guidelines, both with their employees and their patrons, so that they may remain open. The Jackson Emergency Management Department would like to remind everyone of the following recommendations and resources to keep our community safe and healthy:

  1. WEAR A MASK
  2. PRACTICE SOCIAL-DISTANCING: Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
  3. WASH YOUR HANDS
  4. The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to remain home and celebrate with people in your household. If you plan to spend Thanksgiving with people outside your household, or have people coming to visit from out of town, please follow the CDC guidelines posted here. You do not want your holiday celebration to be the source of the virus entering into our community or to bring the virus home with you when you return.
  5. Jackson Public Library (JPL) offers an online forum and community listserv called Jackson Bridge, designed to help unite helpful people with neighbors needing a boost. This will become even more important as the weather grows colder and virus cases continue to increase, resulting in some of our residents not being able to access necessary services and supports.
  6. The Jackson Emergency Management Department has additional information and resources about the COVID-19 pandemic on the town website.

Only by working together as a community will we be able to stop the spread of the virus and get through these challenging times.

 

Trustees meet on Tues 11/10

PUBLIC HEARING AND MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA

Jackson Public Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 4:00 pm

Jackson Public Library

PLEASE NOTE: MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE MEETING IN PERSON; TO PARTICIPATE VIA ZOOM, CONTACT (603) 383-3100 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Public Hearing pursuant to RSA 202-A: 4-c to accept a grant in the amount of $10,000 funded by New Hampshire Humanities and made possible by the National Endowment for Humanities and the federal CARES Act.

Approval of minutes from prior meeting.

Reports:
(a) Library Director;
(b) Treasurer;
(c) Friends.

Old Business:
Pandemic Service Plan - Status and discussion of modifications required, if any.

New Business:
(a) Library Director’s Job Description and Evaluation - Review and discuss drafts;
(b) 2021 Budget - Preliminary discussion.

Other Business.
Non-Public Session: If applicable.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 4:00 pm.

Full agenda is available.

RIP, Mr. Connery

Sean ConneryI defy anyone to say they dislike Sean Connery. You may not like a film he was in or a character he played, but no one dislikes all films and characters. That, to me, is a testament to his versatility and his long career.

I was sad to hear of his death today so I am inspired to assemble a list of Connery-related materials in the library's collection and access.

First, of course, the movies and I am red-faced to tell you the Jackson Library owns but one movie: The Untouchables. No OO7. No Indiana Jones. Not even any romcoms or dramas in which he plays a kindly grandpa. No straight-to-video kids movies! No Hunt for Red October!? Thankfully our relationship with them provides access to the collections at the Conway Public Library, Madison Library, and Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth and between all of us there's lots of Connery to be had.

While you're waiting for cinematic satisfaction to arrive from the other libraries, our databases have some nice background reading on the Man. For access, Patron ID is your JPL library card number.

Book group returns… with modifications

Are you one of those who have been missing our book groups? I know I have.

The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Join us for a book discussion

I'm not sure how we are going to do it, but I have 15 copies of The Library Book by Susan Orlean on the way. I could collect articles, photos, and commentary into a blog post and invite you to leave comments. We could have a regular online meeting. A few of us could get together to talk about it at social distance and invite you to chime in from home or record it to YouTube and invite comments? I'm just not sure what would be best.

If you're interested in reading it and then joining a discussion, please fill out my handy dandy form and I will create a list and then be in touch about how it will work. Sometimes it's best to just get started, right?