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Monday, December 27, 2010

Snow! Library Closed Today

My late mother always used to say, "The best-laid plans of mice and men do oft go awry." I'm not sure if she knew she was quoting the poet Robert Burns, but her use of the phrase was warranted on many occasions. Today is a day she probably would have used it.

After being closed for a week for renovations and the holiday, we had planned on getting back to business as usual today. Well, mother nature had other plans! We will be closed for the day, today.

A blizzard is never the best time to return library books, so if it isn't safe for you to be out, please don't make a trip to return your books in the bookdrop.

You can renew your books from home, in most cases, by visiting our website and clicking on "Library Catalog," then "Sign In," or "Create an Account" if you don't already have an account. (You will need your library card.)

If you ever have questions about whether or not the library is open, give us a call. If the answering machine picks up then we are most likely closed as we try to answer the phone before it rings four times.

You can also check WMUR, channel 9, or the WMUR site, for closings and delays. Look for the listing under "N" for "Nesmith Library," rather than "W" for Windham.

We will try to post closings on our Facebook page, but it may not always be possible to do so in a timely manner.

The next time you come into the library, pick up one of the hundreds of "snow" books we have in our collection. I'd recommend starting with Snow in America by Bernard Mergen [551.57 MER] which is a cultural history of snow. It covers everything from snow shovels to the ski industry.

Stay warm!

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