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Spring is in the air! Join facilitator Mary Katherine McNamara for an evening of poetry to celebrate National Poetry month on Thursday. April 22nd at 6:30pm. Call 673-7888 or email the library dalandlibrary@comcast.net to register for the Zoom invitation. Please bring a spring poem to share. It can be an original or a favorite.

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The Friends of the Library published a monthly newsletter to keep members up on all the good news from the library. Please click on the link below for the latest publication and member information. New members are always welcome!

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Don’t miss the Hide & Peep Scavenger Hunt! We’ve hidden 8 GIANT PEEPS all around town for you to find. Pick up a clue sheet at the library or print your own with the link below and start hunting! The hunt starts Saturday, March 27th and ends Saturday, April 3rd. Find all the Peeps and drop off your clue sheet for a chance to win a GIANT PLUSH PEEP!

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Good news! The Daland Memorial Library was one of 20 recipients of a Rural Libraries and Social Wellbeing Project Grant. The library will be granted $500 to develop a project that will have a direct impact on the social well-being of the community. Through a process of interviews, surveys, and shared tools, the staff will be guided over a two month period to create and execute a project that best addresses a need in Mont Vernon. Research from past grant projects, points to data that supports “public libraries located in rural locations have unique capabilities to generate social well-being outcomes in their communities”. In addition, some key findings of the research team found

  • Rural residents prioritize social connection and nature over access to amenities.
  • Rural libraries connect residents in a variety of ways, over time, impacting core vitality and security in their unique communities.
  • Rural library directors are bonded to the community, described as selfless and engaged, and are seen as both belonging themselves and active in creating belonging in others.

We are excited to be working with such an amazing team and have already benefitted from our early meetings. As move forward in the process, we will share with the community the final project proposal and be looking for feedback. For more information about this opportunity visit https://rurallibraries.org.

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We missed you in February and are catching up with a full episode for March. Spring is in the air, the vaccine is rolling out, and we are looking forward to better days. We welcome the new principal of the Mont Vernon Village School, Dr. Kim Sarfde to the podcast and look forward to hearing good news from the school.


  • Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  • The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • Who is Maud Dixon by Alexandra Andrews
  • Sparks Like Stars by Nadia Hashimi
  • Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
  • Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge


  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson


  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

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Click on the link below for an official entry form and rules.

Have fun creating!

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Library Closing

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Teen Cupcake Wars


Calling all TEENS grades 7th Grade & Up.

Ready to go to war?

Register for a cupcake decorating kit and decorate your best cupcake for prizes! Pick up your kit in Curbside Pickup and join Miss JoAnn by ZOOM!

Registration Required!

Call 673-7888, email dalandlibrary@comcast.net or visit our Facebook Event page and click ”GOING”

Space is limited to 10 BAKERS!

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Do you love baseball? Fan of the Red Sox? Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book. This presentation features videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history. The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. It will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Author Martin Gitlin will present on Zoom Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00pm

UPDATE: REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ZOOM INVITE. Please email the library at dalandlibrary@comcast.net for the link to the presentation.

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NH Audubon Presents

Backyard Bird Habitats: Creating a Wildlife Sanctuary

Join us on Zoom Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 6:30pm to learn all about bird habitats from a NH Audubon educator. While feeders may entice our feathered friends, there are many additional things we can do to encourage them to linger longer. From native plants to bird baths and everything in between, this program will cover the wants and needs of a variety of songbird species while offering tricks and tips to convert your current outdoor space into a birding oasis. Beginner and experts welcome!

Registration required. Email the library at dalandlibrary@comcast.net for Zoom link.
Program Sponsored by The Friends of the Daland Memorial Library.

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