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May 2017   <                   >Thank you Barbara Bald and Beth Fox. Thank you Friends of the Effingham Library for your donation of “Other Voices Other Lives” by Barbara Bald

February 2017  <          >      Thank you Louise Taylor for the donation of your latest book “Nantucket Sleighride”,  at our February Writers’ Night

December 2016  <          >   A very special THANK YOU to Mr. Claus for cleaning the snow off of your sleigh early and visiting us at the library!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and safe travels back to the pole.

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 October 2016  <           >         Thank you to all who came out to our annual Open House on Saturday 10/15/16.

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A big thank you to Mr. Eric Potter for donning the hat of “Mr. Effingham” and answering any and all questions about Effingham history!

A very special thank you to the following donors, who supplied us with some fantastic raffle prizes this year!

Nail Care -North Conway, NH ($10.00 gift certificate)

New Hampshire Mushroom Company – Tamworth, NH (One case of fresh mushrooms $36.00 value)

Country Goods & Groceries – East Wakefield, NH ($25.00 gift certificate)

Shear Art – Ctr Ossipee, NH (One Shampoo, Cut, & Style $25.00 value)

Ye Olde Sale Shoppe – Effingham, NH ($25.00 gift certificate)

Assets Jeans – North Conway, NH ($25.00 gift certificate)

Cindy’s Place – East Wakefield, NH ($25.00 gift certificate)

Congratulations to all raffle winners. We hope to see you again at our open house next year on Saturday October 21st!

October 2016  <           >         Thank you Friends of the Effingham Library for the purchase of: The “Penny Poet of Portsmouth” by Katherine Towler, “One of Us Is Lost, selected poems” by Robert Dunn, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” CD by Peg Loughran, and “Crossing Over” CD by Peg Loughran. Borrow any of these and many other Local Author items here at the library!

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Writer, Katherine Towler and Singer/ Songwriter Peg Loughran

September 2016   <           >          Thank you Friends of the Effingham Library for the purchase of “Sing: and other short stories” & “The Nepal Chronicles” by Dan Szczesny.

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August 2016     <             >    Thank You Friends of the Effingham Library for once again hosting a wonderful book sale!

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August 2016   <       >     Thank You Preservation Society & the many volunteers who helped bring folks into Drakesville!

1816 ~ Bicentennial Celebration ~ 2016

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Sponsored by the Effingham Preservation Society

July 2016   <      >    Thank you TJ Wheeler!

Mr. Wheeler’s amazing performance would not have been possible without receiving our Kids, Books and the Arts grant. This grant is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  This wonderful show was also made possible with additional support from the Friends of the Effingham Library.

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Our summer reading program theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read”

encourages us to incorporate reading and physical activity this summer.

What better way to stay active than to dance!

July 2016   <    >  Thank You Mr. Hansen

Thank you very much Mr. Carl Howe Hansen for your donated copy of “Destiny : How humanity’s ignorance will lead to nature’s ultimate response” following your performance at our July Writers’ Night. We are delighted to circulate this gem of a novel among our patrons.

Sincerely, Crystal Hoyt Library Director

 

April 2016  <     >    The “Love Your Library” winner is..

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Congratulations to Samantha Perry for winning the Friends of the Effingham Library Love Your Library ‘One of a Kind’ Designer Cards Contest

November 2015  <   >    Thank You!

The Trustees & Staff of the Effingham Public Library would like to thank the following organizations, businesses and individuals for their generous contributions, which have made restoration of the Dr. Oren Sanders portrait and related programming possible: Effingham Historical Society, Friends of the Effingham Library, Erik Jones, Sheila Jones, Carol Pfister, William Taylor/Ye Olde Sale Shoppe, and Kathleen Maguire.

January 2015    <  >    Effingham Library in the Carroll County Independent

August 2014   <  >   Dr. Sanders Portrait Conservation Project

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The Library Trustees and Friends of the Effingham Library are raising funds to restore the Sanders Portrait hanging in the Meeting Room. Martha Cox of GreatWorks Painting Restoration in Shapleigh, Maine can restore the Sanders portrait and, following the restoration (to take about two months), would give a lecture on the conservation process and how the average individual can take steps to protect paintings they may own from similar risk.

The painting will be cleaned, where necessary in-painted, and the frame will be cleaned. To cover Ms. Cox’s estimate for the restoration and speaker’s fee, $1,000 must be raised as this cost does not fit within the Library’s normal operating budget.

The Friends of the Effingham Library will collect and hold the funds raised. Any size donation would be of great help! Donations can be made to The Friends of the Effingham Library are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and may be dropped off at the Library during business hours, or mailed to: Friends of the Effingham Library, Attn.: Sanders Portrait Project, PO Box 1, Effingham NH 03882.

The Library Trustees, Staff and the Friends of the Effingham Library thank you in advance for your gift!