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It’s February and love is in the air! Join us for an episode with lovely news and love stories from around tiny town. We’ll chat about some recent literary controversy, books we love, and with an interview Mont Vernon Village School PTA. Don’t miss a minute!


Children on the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Further Thoughts, Opinions, and Alternative Recommendations related to American Dirt by Jeanine Cummings


  • Starless Sea by Erin Morganstein
  • Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz


  • Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

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Valentines Day Flower Arrangement Class

We are inviting 12 lucky men to come make Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Bouquets for their loved ones on Tuesday, February 11th at 7pm!

Florist, Sue Ries, will teach participants step by step how to make a beautiful Valentine’s Day arrangement in a vase. Space is limited to 12 men!

Call 673-7888 to reserve your spot! $30 material fee.

Just in time for Town Meeting….the Daland Memorial Library presents Moved and Seconded on Saturday, February 29th at 1:00pm in the Mont Vernon Village School MPR. Drawing on research from her book, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future, Rebecca Rule regales audiences with stories of the rituals, traditions and history of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution. Come early from 12:00pm-1:00pm for an informal “Meet the Candidate” social hour. Candidates running for elected town offices will be invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

About the Speaker:  Rebecca Rule tells and gathers stories in New England, especially New Hampshire. Her books include The Best Revenge: Short StoriesCould Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments, and Outright Lies; and a new book Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller’s Guide to New Hampshire. She hosts the New Hampshire Authors Series on NH Public Television

This program is brought to you by a generous grant from New Hampshire Humanities and is free and open to the public.

Happy New Year! Great Progress was made in 2019 towards the goal of a new library for the town of Mont Vernon. Library trustees Cindy Raspiller, Jane King, and Jill Weber join us as we catch up on the project and talk about next steps for 2020.

Book Recommendations for 2020:

  • American Dirt by Janine Cummings (January 21)
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (March 24)
  • All The Ways We Said by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White (January 14)
  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (May 19)
  • One of Us is Next by Karen McManus (January 7)
  • The Night Country by Melissa Albert (January 7)

The library trustees have moved their regularly scheduled monthly meeting to Tuesday, Jan. 14th at 7:30pm in the library. Meetings are open to the public.

Winter Lapsit

Come get cozy at Winter Lapsit! Children ages 0-3 are invited with a caretaker to share stories, sing songs, play and have fun on Thursday mornings at 11am. Registration recommended. Call 673-7888 to sign up today! 6 week session begins Thursday, Jan 16th.

Winter Storytime

Bundle up the kids and join Miss JoAnn for an hours of stories, crafts, and fun! 6 week session begins Thursday, Jan. 16th at 1pm. Preschool ages 3-5 welcome. Registration recommended. Call 673-7888 to sign up today!

Winter Reading Program


Mont Vernon Library Charitable Foundation Announces Major Gift Supporting New Library Project

Mont Vernon Library Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 25 / Mont Vernon / NH / 03057

Cindy Raspiller, President MVLCF
603.673.2667 or 603.321.1770

David G. Sturm – Sturm Law PLLC
15 Union Street #3 / Milford / NH / 03055

— Mont Vernon, NH December 18, 2019

The Mont Vernon Library Charitable Foundation is delighted to announce a major gift in support of their commitment to build a new library for the town of Mont Vernon. Upon her death earlier this fall, Sherri Conyers, a Mont Vernon resident bequeathed the sum of one million dollars to the MVLCF in support of the project in memory of her late husband, David Lawrence Moore. At their meeting on Monday December 16th, the MVLCF board of directors voted to accept this very significant gift and to honor Sherri’s generosity by naming the adult reading room in the new library in honor of her husband, David Lawrence Moore. This gift represents the single largest commitment to the project to date.

This gift will continue a tradition started by the late Sophia Daland when she left the town the funds to establish the existing library in her 1899 will. The Sophia G. Daland Trust has continued to support the library that bears her name for more than a century. The Daland Trust has also pledged significant financial support of the new library project and to continue to maintain the new library in the future as they have the current facility. The new library (see graphic) was designed in 2018 by Dewing Schmid Kearns Architects + Planners of Concord, MA and is expected to be built on town owned land on Grand Hill Road in Mont Vernon, NH.

The Mont Vernon Library Charitable Foundation was established as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization in 2015 specifically to support this project.