How delighted we are to welcome the month of April… The warming days of spring, longer sunshine in the afternoons, our lawns and gardens waiting for attention. The ladies at Byron G Merrill Library are ready and able to help you make the most of this month. Our Seed Catalog is up and going, Earth Day is just around the corner, Family Fun Days continue, and did I say books? We have many new reads waiting for you.
We have converted our card catalog into a “Seed Catalog”. We have been collecting hundreds of packages of seeds to help you get your garden started. Just stop by and make your selection… it is all free! And in a few months, you will be harvesting the best fruits and vegetables ever!
April 22nd promises to be a very special day when we again celebrate Earth Day. What is Earth Day? It is a day when people around the world hold events to honor our home planet… and to remind everyone about the importance of our ecosystem. This year, at the library, we plan to celebrate this day all thirty days of April and we hope you will join us. We will make everyday Earth Day.
Founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a former US senator from Wisconsin, Earth Day has grown into a global event. In 1970, 20 million Americans demonstrated in streets, parks and auditoriums for a healthier, cleaner environment. This year, hundreds of millions of people in more than 180 countries are expected to participate in Earth Day activities around the world.
You don’t have to look far to find a host of Earth Day activities and projects. Check the newspaper and your phone, look for posters, and, of course, stop by the Byron G Merrill Public Library in Rumney and check out our website at rumneylibrary.org . We are busily putting together displays and planning activities for our patrons of all ages. And, we welcome your ideas to make our environment healthier as well.
Our Monday morning family time downstairs in Merrill Hall will continue this month each Monday morning from 10 until noon. Jane will be reading a story, introducing a fun craft, and leading the gang in yoga. There will also be time for play inside and out as the temperatures warm up and the mud disappears. We hope that you will join us.
And here are a few of our new fiction books by your favorite authors that are ready for you… Check the post below for the complete April list!
Benedict, Marie – The Personal Librarian – Here we have the remarkable story of J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian who was forced to hide her identity and pass for white. Famous for her intellect, style, and wit, Bella da Costa Greene, was one of the most powerful people in the art and book world…. A good read!
Box, C. J. – Storm Watch – Yes, a brand-new Joe Pickett mystery… Wyoming Game Warden, Joe Pickett, investigates a mysterious death at a secret remote high-tech facility.
Child, Lee – No Plan B – Jack Reacher returns and for Jack, there is never a plan B! A woman dies under the wheels of a moving bus… a Suicide? Or something much bigger???
Doiron, Paul – The Poacher’s Son – This is the very first novel in the series featuring Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch. So many of you have been enjoying these books that we decided to acquire the rest of the series one book at a time… #2 is on order!
Grisham, John – The Boys from Biloxi – Rich with history and with a large cast of unforgettable characters, this novel is a sweeping saga of two sons from immigrant families who grow up as friends, but ultimately find themselves on opposite sides of the law.
We Wish You a Wonderful April!
Susan and the Library Ladies
Merrill Library is located at 10 Buffalo Road in Rumney Village.
We are open Mondays 10 – 1, Wednesdays 1 – 5, and Saturdays 10 – 1
Find us at rumneylibrary.org