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The Library is Hiring!
Circulation Team Members wanted - apply within

This is a great time to join our team.

Help us re-invent the Plaistow Public Library as THE place to connect, discover and learn.

The Plaistow Public Library is seeking two friendly, energetic, and organized individuals to join our Circulation Team.

Thirty-eight (38) total hours have been budgeted for both positions in order to provide coverage at the library’s main and children’s Circulation Desks.

Full details and application instructions available here:

Application deadline is October 1.

Upcoming Fall Children's/Young Adult Programs
LOL (Library Out Loud) Mondays @ 3:30 pm  All Ages
Knitting & Crochet  Tuesdays @ 4:00 pm Ages 7 - adult
Alphabet AdventuresThursday 9/25 @ 4:00 pm  Ages 6 & Up
                        Silly Science Saturday with The Children's Museum of Dover               Saturday 9/27 @ 10 am Grades 1-4
Paws for a Cause  Saturday 9/27 @ 11 am Grades 5 &Up
Let's weave a leash to donate the the NHSPCA for our furry friends.
American Red Cross Babysitter Training class with First Aid & CPR Certification
Saturday, 10/25 & 11/1  9-3 pm  Must attend BOTH dates  $50
Game On Thursday, 9/25   5-7:30 pm
Get your Minecraft game on and come down to the library.  We have the Wi Fi and a place to hangout with your friends and play.  Bring your laptop and get your game on!  Snacks will be served!
FREE!!  SAT Practice Test  Saturday, 11/15   9-1 pm  SAT Practice Test Follow-up 11/19 6-7 pm
Please check out the calendar for more engaging programs....

Next Book Group Selection ~ pick up your copy today!
The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty

Please join us on Wednesday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m. for our next great book discussion, featuring Ron McLarty's debut novel, The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty.

During September's meeting, we enjoyed amazing coffee (well, pretty good coffee), a few pastries, and lots of interesting talk and animated laughter. Don't miss out again!

October's selection runs a mere 358 pages and features a cast of quirky characters, a cross-country bike trip, the pain of being a Red Sox fan, and a whole lot more.

McLarty had had no luck finding a print publisher for his novel until Stephen King praised the novel in Entertainment Weekly and chastised the publishing industry for being unwilling to publish it.

Check out some reviews at GoodReads and read an excerpt on NPR's website.

As always, we have a number of copies available for pickup in a wide variety of formats at the main Circulation Desk.

Can you help?

Can you help?
Our little furry friends from the NHSPCA are in need of
pet supplies, food and even office supplies. During the
month of September, the Library is accepting donations for
our local branch of the Society for the Protection of Cruelty
to Animals in Stratham. If you would like to help, please

bring your donation to the library and help our little
furry friends. No cages, please.
Thank you for your kindness!

New England Aquarium Passes are back!

Each coupon admits up to 4 people with a $10 per person admission fee, reduced from $17.95 - $24.95, a 45 to 60% savings! Children under the age of 3 are always admitted free.

This coupon does not include discounts on tickets to the IMAX Theater or other special programs.

To reserve a pass for a specific date, please visit the Museum Pass page of the Library's website.
This pass has been generously donated by the Friends of the Library. New members and visitors are always welcome at the Friends' monthly meetings on the 4th Monday of every month at 6 pm.

Please visit the New England Aquarium's website for more information about their hours, parking, and current exhibits.

NEW Museum Pass Policy

Patrons from Plaistow can now check out museum passes from our coop friends at the Atkinson and Sandown libraries. However, Plaistow patrons may only pick up passes in-person after 10AM on the same day of use.
Patrons may not reserve or pick up museum passes from these libraries ahead of time.

For more information about the museum passes available at the Kimball and Sandown libraries, please visit the following websites:

Kimball Library (Atkinson) museum passes

Sandown Public Library museum passes

Library Now Offering Notary Services

Raven Gregg, our cataloging librarian, is now a commissioned Notary Public, offering free notary services on a limited basis.

Please call (382-6011) prior to your visit to confirm that she will be available.
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