Wild Reads at Southworth Library – “The ADULT Version”

June 12, 2008

Summer Reading Punch Card

This summer, for the first time, adults and young adults are invited to join a summer reading club at Southworth Library. The theme this summer is “Wild Reads at the Dartmouth Library.” To participate, just fill out a short registration form at the library, pick up a punch card, and start reading. For every 30 minutes that you read, mark off an X on your punch card. When you have read for 6 hours and marked off all 12 Xs, print your name and phone number on the card and drop it into our Wild Reads container. Cards will be drawn from the container to award restaurant gift certificates to lucky summer readers. You may enter a card for every 6 hours of reading, including reading newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, etc. Keep track of your reading this summer and the library may treat you to dinner!


Ring in the New Year with Books/Movies for a New You

January 4, 2008

Happy New Year 2008! Reach all your goals in the new year with the library as your personal trainer.

J. K. Lasser's tax book

Save money by borrowing library materials for free instead of buying them. Find your tax forms and tax advice books. We now have federal IRS and Massachusetts state tax forms in the front lobby of the library. Find help in doing your taxes with J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax.

Biggest loser book

Dive into the advice of the weight loss and fitness experts. Read the book from the popular TV show The Biggest Loser. Read The Biggest Loser fitness program : fast, safe, and effective workouts to target and tone your trouble spots-adapted from NBC’s hit show by Maggie Greenwood-Robinson.

Happiness is an inside job book

Pursue self-improvement for more happiness and knowledge. Read Happiness is an inside job : practicing for a joyful life by Sylvia Boorstein, a Buddhist perspective on finding more happiness in your life.

Borrow these titles and more at the library. Search the keyword subjects of weight loss, happiness and fitness in the online catalog.


Don’t Wait – Rent that Bestseller Instead

September 7, 2007

books-for-rent.jpg We have a new rental collection available for you so that you don’t have to be number 403 in the waiting queue for the latest bestseller. The collection is a gift of the Dartmouth Library Foundation. For 2.00 per week, go to the head of the line and the money will supplement our book budget.


Watch Animated Talking Picture Books

July 23, 2007

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The library now provides animated talking story books for children to watch on any computer. This new service subscribed to by our library network is called TumbleBooks. Visit them through our library website anytime you wish. The stories are for different age levels such as kindergarten through second grade and you can have the pages turn automatically or timed by the child manually. Popular children’s picturebooks come alive through this online read-aloud storytelling. Try it today and you will be reading a book from the library without even having to come to the building.


Final Countdown to Harry Potter

July 19, 2007

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The hour approaches for the final book in the series. Local events in Dartmouth include a party at Baker Books which begins at the Buttonwood Zoo during the day. For fun activities related to the book how about this crossword puzzle?

The Dartmouth copies of the book will be available on Monday since we are closed on Saturdays this summer. Enjoy!


Friends Booksale on Thursday July 19th

July 13, 2007

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Sally Brownell and Janet Sherwood
prepare for the Friends Booksale.

On Thursday, July 18th from 1-8 p.m., the Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries will hold a one day summer booksale. Many items are in new condition – hardly “used” at all. This summer’s sale also features a good selection of local history, rare books and old oddities. Fiction books include numerous first editions and some are signed by the author. Of special note is a book of Currier & Ives reprints of exceptional quality. The prints are sharp and suitable for framing. Be sure to mark your calendar and browse the wares in the Southworth Library Auditorium. If you are not already a member, you can join the Friends for 5.00 per year, 10.00 per family.


One Dartmouth resident’s opinion

June 21, 2007

Ellen Hamilton, a Dartmouth resident, expresses her support for the public libraries in town.

Tenderly, I swept my hand across the last smooth book cover from my library return stack. For nostalgia of good old, well-funded library days, I flipped open the pages for a final glance at the story and drawings.

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