Superintendent Mike Berry invites all Mont Vernon parents and community members to join him at the Daland Memorial Library for a community conversation and listening session on November 8, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. The purpose of this evening is to discuss the budget process, direction of SAU 39, and goals for the Mont Vernon Village School, Amherst Middle School, and Souhegan Cooperative High School.  Additionally, Mr. Berry would like to hear from parents and residents their perspective of our schools, especially areas of concern.

This October has been sooo busy!  Listen in to the librarians chatter about the Friends of the Library fundraiser, epic Halloween preparations, and the final fundraiser of the Mont Vernon Library Charitable Foundation “One for the Books” Charity Auction. Catch up on all the good news and meet one of our newest resident, Megan Upperman, from MVLCF Auction Committee.

Amy’s Recommendations

Books I’ve read recently I enjoyed:

Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson Nov. 2022 (also wrote Nothing to See here) 

Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott Dark July 2022


The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga 2008 Booker Prize winner

Incidentally, Booker Prize 2023 Shortlist was announced at the end of September:

  • Study for Obedience. Sarah Bernstein.
  • If I Survive You. Jonathan Escoffery.
  • This Other Eden. Paul Harding.
  • Prophet Song. Paul Lynch.
  • Western Lane. Chetna Maroo.
  • The Bee Sting. Paul Murray.

Winner will be announced November 26th.

New releases I’d like to read:

The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennett, Witch by Melinda Taub Oct. 3

A Winter in New York by Josie Silver Oct. 3 (she wrote One Day in December)

Upcoming books I’m looking forward to reading:

The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters Oct. 31

The Future by Naomi Alderman Nov. 7 (she wrote The Power)

Same Bed Different Dreams by Ed Park Nov. 7

The Madstone by Elizabeth Crook Nov. 7






Check out this article about the benefits of reading and libraries to older adults.

Article Link: https://www.mvlcf.org/news-events.

The Library Trustees invite Mont Vernon residents to drop in to the library to share questions,concerns, and feedback about the new library project on the following Saturdays from 10:00-12:00. New to town? Come see the site plans and vision for a new library for the Town of Mont Vernon.

Library Listening Sessions @ the Library
Saturday, October 14th
Saturday, November 18th
Saturday, December 9th

Episode 35: Harvest Time

It’s fall in New England! The leaves are starting to change and it’s time for fall programs at the library. On this episode, we will be highlighting all the fun things happening at the Friends of the Library Harvest Market event. Don’t miss Amy’s book recommendations for new and upcoming releases.

Amy’s Book Recommendations

Books I’ve Enjoyed Recently:

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

Fairytale by Stephen King

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese


New Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading:

The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff

Learned by Heart by Emma Donoghue

Mother Tongue: A History of Women’s Words by Jenni Nuttall

Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll


Emma Donoghue’s other books I liked:

The Wonder

The Pull of the Stars



Other upcoming books that haven’t been published yet:

Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward – Oct. 3

People to Follow by Olivia Worley – Oct. 31

Class by Stephanie Land Non fiction (Maid) – Nov. 7

The Mystery Guest by Nita Prose (The Maid) – Nov. 28






We are kicking off the fall edition of Cookbook Club with one of our favorites from Ina Garten “Modern Comfort Food”.

Stop in for a copy of the book and pick a recipe to make for our potluck meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26th at 6:30pm.

The library will supply the tableware and water you supply the dish to taste. New members always welcome!

Back to School, Back to Book Clubs

Junior Book Clubs are back at the library just in time for the start of school.  Miss JoAnn has picked amazing books and activities this year! Books are available to borrow at the library starting in September. Groups will meet on Wednesdays after school from for a snack, book discussion, and a craft.  Meetings will begin in October.

Space is limited!  Registration is required!!

Call 673-7888, email dalandlibrary@comcast.net, or stop in the library to sign up and get more details.

See the list below for the name of your group.

Which group are you in?

Eager Readers: 1st & 2nd grade (1st Wed. of the month 3-4pm)


Bonkers for Books: 3rd & 4th grade  (2nd Wed. of the month 3-4pm)


Page Turners: 5th& 6th grade (3rd Wed. of the month 3-4pm)


Wings of Fire Series : 4th-6th grade (3rd Friday of the month 3-4pm)




Sign up to paint sunflowers on Tuesday, Sept. 12th at 6:30pm. All supplies included. Just 12 spots! Registration required. Click Call the library at (603)673-7888 to hold your spot.