EPL Selected for Hannaford’s Reusable Bag Program

2021 is off to a great start as Effingham Public Library was selected as the January 2021 beneficiary of the reusable bag program by store leadership at the Ossipee, NH Hannaford!

Every time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during January, EPL will receive a $1 donation! Thank you for your support!

GMCG Offers Nature Story and Discovery Time Series 

Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) is excited to announce their new Nature Story and Discovery Time series for children in pre-k through first grade! This series will begin on Thursday, January 7th and occur every Thursday at 10:30am ending on March 25th. The series will take place on Zoom and include a live reading of a nature themed story and a follow up activity such as a craft, song, or outdoor exploration. GMCG is collaborating with local libraries in Conway, Madison, Freedom, Tamworth, Fryeburg, Effingham, and Ossipee and welcomes the public to attend. To find information about Nature Story and Discovery Time and to acquire the Zoom link, please visit GMCG’s website http://www.gmcg.org/nature-story-and-discovery-time/ or email our Education and Outreach Assistant EB at education2@gmcg.org with questions.

The Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) is a community-based, charitable organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of natural resources in the Ossipee Watershed in central Carroll County including the towns of Eaton, Effingham, Freedom, Madison, Ossipee, Sandwich, and Tamworth. Founded in 1997, GMCG is a networking and referral resource for area residents concerned about land use issues in their communities. It encourages individual and small group activism based on common sense and science based approaches to resolving problems. To learn more about GMCG and volunteer opportunities write to info@gmcg.org.

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.