NH State Submit-a-thon open to all NH Teens!

Join other students from across New Hampshire at this fun event! Find the encouragement you need to take your next steps toward becoming a published writer! Join your hosts, Taylore
Aussiker, English teacher at White Mountain Regional High School, and Alexandria Peary, New Hampshire State Poet Laureate and English professor at Salem State University, along with your fellow New Hampshire students as we usher your creative writing into the publishing world:
• Find literary journals for your work
• Exchange tips on cover letters
• Gain advice on dealing with literary rejection
• Cheer on your fellow writers as they send out work
• Enjoy cameo appearances by published authors who’ll drop by to give
• Participate in publishing games for

Click the Event Info link to learn how to register for this virtual event on December 2nd 6-7:15pm (register by November 30th): Submit-a-thon Event Info

Find more info here: https://newhampshirepoetlaureate.blogspot.com/2020/10/submit-thon-for-new-hampshire-teens.html

Program: Book Making for the holidays!

Hello Patrons,

Welcome to our Fall/ Winter take home program. You are invited to join us at the visual library for a creative bookmaking activity!  We will provide you with supplies to make a folded book and you will turn it into your own creation. Supplies are limited.

Use this folded paper format (pictured left) to make a book of your poems, seasonal pictures, journal writing, recipes to make with your children, etc. Anything goes!  This can be a family activity or a personal one. It can be a gift you give to someone or keep for yourself. Just have fun!

Enclosed in the packet from the library will be paper, watercolors, colored pencils and cardboard covers. Also included are print outs of directions and diagrams.  (Feel free to use Diagram 1 to practice cutting and folding, it may take a few tries to get just right).

Please let a Librarian know you would like to participate and we will put together a bookmaking packet for you that you can pick up at the library. You will make the book at home, but please take pictures of your project so we can share them on our website. Thank you and have FUN!

To pick up a bookmaking packet from the library please email effinghamlibrary@gmail.com or call 603-539-1537. Please send pictures of your progress as you move through the instructions, or of the completed project to the above email address.

Welcome new Library Director!

We want to give a warm welcome to Lee Shaw, Effingham Library’s new Library Director.

Originally from North Carolina, Lee received his master’s in information science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to working as a public librarian in Raleigh, NC and Brooklyn, NY, Lee has worked as a car photographer, web developer, and at a magic library in Manhattan. Lee has travelled throughout Latin America and studied in Buenos Aires.

He received a grant in 2019 to create a collection of books by Ecuadorian authors for his neighborhood library in Brooklyn. Lee believes in the public library as a space to foster community, learn, and explore. He is excited for the opportunity to further the Effingham Public Library’s mission and vision. When he’s not at the library, Lee enjoys playing guitar, hiking, soap making, and listening to records.

Call to make an appointment and meet the new Director!

Event: Cemetery Tour!

On October 24th the Effingham Public Library hosted a cemetery tour at the Center Effingham Baptist Church cemetery. Erik Reading Jones gave a presentation highlighting interesting facts about the families buried there and local history. It was a great event and we thank all who came!
Also, a HUGE thank you to the Center Effingham Baptist Church, The Effingham Historical Society, The Effingham Preservation Society, and our Effingham-native history buff, Erik Jones!
Effingham really does have a remarkable history and we treasure the opportunity to preserve and honor our town and its past.
Please keep an eye out for more cemetery tours in the future.