June 28, 2016

Town library closings for 2016

The Friends have noted the new naming of the October 10 holiday. 
That's thanks to the town's 8th graders.

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June 25, 2016

What's your four?

Did you know that kids who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer? Proof.

Help the kids in your life be more successful in their lives. Check out Read Four.

June 24, 2016

Beyond Mr. Lemoncello: Books About Books…

Here's a little list of books about books for the young book nerd in your life on his or her summer break looking for something to read.

June 23, 2016

Hopes and dreams, folks. Hopes and dreams.

What do you love about the Jones? What would you change about the Jones? Advice from the hive. Help the good people at the library brainstorm the future of the library. Click here to contribute your thoughts.

photo credit: Larry Kelley

And thanks, Friends!

June 22, 2016

June 14, 2016

Literary Feast thank you!

Dear Friends,

To all those terrific local-restaurant-supporters and Friends-of-the-library-supporters and folks who just happened to eat out last Wednesday night and serendipitously support the two... THANK YOU! You're wonderful!

And in case you weren't able to make last Wednesday's lovely feast, you've got two, count 'em TWO!, more chances this summer.

Or, if you had such a grand time last Wednesday that you're looking to relive it, we'll see you next month at Chez Albert.

Thanks, Friends. You guys are the best.

your Friends

8 Sweet Picture Books that Celebrate Fatherhood

This Sunday, sit down with your kid and read a couple of these
Whether you're a dad or not.

And, by the way, the CW/MARS system has all of these...

June 13, 2016

Doesn't just have to be for Dad....

Here are 12 magical Father's Day gift ideas for the Harry Potter-obsessed father in your life. But the Friends would like to point out that moms would like these, siblings would like these, teachers would like these, librarians would like these...

C'mon. Who wouldn't like these?

June 7, 2016

To buy or not to buy --

That is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the wallet to suffer
The slings and arrows of diminished fortune ($261.19)

Alas, poor Shakespeare, the Friends apologize for that misappropriation.
(But holy moly is that a cool dress.)

June 5, 2016

You know this sounds familiar...

15 things book nerds are guilty of Doing During The Summer.

Um. Yeah. Some Friends have been known to do that.

June 4, 2016

Name the Book Titles Without Vowels or Spaces

Can you decode them in 4 minutes or less?

Because Friday is pretty much the weekend already. And work schmerk. 
Plus? It won't take you that long because you, dear Friend, are so bookly. 


June 3, 2016

Next Wednesday, don't cook dinner!

Let the lovely folks at Vespa cook it for you. 
And support your Friends in the process.

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Dining out -- FTW!

June Mystery of the Month

Here's what we know: This photograph is from the Amherst Record Collection. The students are from Wildwood School, but we don't know the exact location of the photograph. It was taken on June 16, 1974. Do you recognize anyone in the photograph?

Want more info? Click here
Think you know something about this photo? 

June 2, 2016

And you, dear Friends?

Do you use bookmarks, dust jackets, or do you dog ear? Do you look for characters who share your name? Do you have a page limit before you give up on a book? Here's what some folks do...

June 1, 2016

Want to go to the library?

Because we sure want you to! Just so you know, here's the Jones Library special closing schedule for this month:

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And in case you didn't know them by heart, 
here are the town library hours when they are open.

You know what's always open, though?