Monday, September 20, 2021

IT’S HERE!’



Haverhill Library and Woodsville Free cardholders can now access Creativebug by Jo-Ann, the award-winning destination for high-quality online arts and crafts video classes. With it, you can enjoy unlimited access to over 1,000 video classes taught by experts with new classes added daily. Here are a few key features:



Over 1,000 ad-free, concisely edited classes in HD video including:

Drawing

Painting

Sewing

Knitting

Crocheting

Quilting

Baking

New classes from top artists released every day

Downloadable patterns, templates, and recipes

Access to Creativebug community galleries and forum

HOW IT WORKS


Creativebug is currently available on laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile phones via the Creativebug app or web browser. The Creativebug app is available via the App Store and Google Play. With the app, you can download your class and take it on the go.


Create a Creativebug account here using your library card number. For Haverhill Library patrons you will need to add an A in front of your number for adults or C if you hold a children’s library card.


https://www.creativebug.com/portal/login?library=hliba


Once you’ve created an account, you will use that to access the features such as My Library, My Watchlist, and My Gallery.


Please call Nanci at the Haverhill Library if you need assistance setting up your account.  603-989-5578

Woodsville Free patrons can call Kevin at 747-3493

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Homeschool Connect


 We love to support home-schooling! If you are interested in using the library on Tuesdays from 10-12pm for get togethers with other home-school families please give Nanci a call at the library!  

Read stories, make crafts and connect with other families.  We also have tennis/badminton/basketball courts out back for some fresh air and exercise! (If available) Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch.

Stay tuned for info on our Summer Reading Program on Tuesdays in July complete with make and take crafts and snacks. This year’s theme is

Tales and Tails!

For more info call 603-989-5578

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Building renovations





 Greetings:

Haverhill Corner residents and friends have seen a lot of uncharacteristic activity around the library beginning Wednesday of this week. You are probably wondering what gives.  Here's an explanation.  Don't hesitate to share it.

Background:

Those who visit Haverhill Library comment on its historic charm. They are intrigued with its history and feel welcomed by our friendly librarian. The 180 year old building feels rock solid and appears well preserved, yet closer observation reveals some sagging floors and bookcases pulling away from walls. The weight of books over the last 105 years has taken its toll on framing and foundations.

Outside, the Federal-style brick building with slate roof still appears sound, yet the roof, not yet leaking, requires repair, and brick walls need repointing and cleaning. Locals miss the building’s shutters, removed three years ago due to disrepair.

For years, the library has struggled with space concerns and accessibility. Space for research, study and meetings is very limited. The single “water closet” is not handicapped accessible or family friendly and the septic tank must be replaced. Private space for public access computers is unsatisfactory.

Last spring the library undertook a historic building conditions assessment, financed in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. The resulting architectural report includes recommendations for rehabilitating the building in several phases, all consistent with its historic preservation.

Last fall the library was awarded a rehabilitation grant from the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) to address what we consider to be the highest priority structural issues for our library. This “Phase I” project will only address the first floor framing and foundation issues to stabilize the building. The Library will be addressing the building’s external issues (roof, external walls, etc) in “Phase II” beginning next year. A future “Phase III” will address repair and preservation of the main floor of the library and Phase VI will address the library’s space needs with an addition for new stairs and an elevator to the second floor and a new accessible rest room.

Current Status

Due to COVID, our library is closed except for curbside pick-ups  or returns--Nanci, our librarian, is in Tuesdays (10-2) and Thursdays (3-7) to take care of book requests and Inter Library Loans. To prepare for the project work, library volunteers moved our non-fiction and local history collection from the Adult Vault Room to storage, (Thanks to all who contributed!) 

Now we've contracted with American Barn & Building (AB&B) for Phase 1 work on first floor framing and foundations as approved by LCHIP and local officials (building permit). In order to preserve historic flooring and to minimize the disruption to library operations, AB&B is undertaking the repair from the cramped crawl space under the building. Their access is through the south window of the vault room, and down an access hole cut in the floor of the vault.  It's exacting work and we are confident that it's being done right to last into the next century.  When repairs are complete insulation and a vapor barrier will be installed (currently in the trailer parked on the lawn.)  

If you have questions or would like to know more about our project, please contact me.

Best to all;

Joe Kirkpatrick

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Icy roads

 Due to icy road conditions and sleet we will not be opening at 10am.  If weather permits we will open for a couple of hours from 12-2pm. Please check back here, our Facebook page or call 603-989-5578 to check if we are open before heading over. Stay safe