We are open for appointments and curbside pickup!
-To set up an appointment, please call us @ 603-734-4587. If we are closed, leave a message and we will call you back to set up the appointment. Please arrive at the library at or before the start of your appointment.
-Appointments will be for up to 5 patrons at a time. Patrons will be able to browse, check out materials, and use our services (copy, fax, etc.) for 30 minutes. We will also have appointments for computer use and study rooms that will last an hour. Study rooms can be used by a max of 2 patrons.
-A mask or appropriate face covering is REQUIRED to enter the building. We have masks here if you forget to bring one. Patrons will also be required to pass a health screening consisting of a temperature reading and short questionnaire (similar to Town Hall) before entering the library.
-Appointments are only for patrons 13 years and older for the time being. The youth room will be open for parents to use. We are willing to be flexible with underage patrons. Please call with any questions.
-We will continue to provide curbside pickup service as well (Details below)
-Our hours for appointments and curbside pickup are as follows:
Let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you again!
To make a request for library books and DVD’s, simply email email@example.com or call 603-734-4587 and include your name and title(s) you would like. We’ll get back to you within the next day or two to tell you when you can pick up your materials. Please first visit our catalogue online to confirm the book or DVD you’re looking for is available: https://harveymitchell.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?context=saas06_2800519
To return: Simply place your items in the drop box outside the library, as usual. When we collect the materials, we will quarantine and clean them before redistributing. Expect that the turn-around time on new arrivals and other popular materials may be longer than usual because of the new process.
For a list of our New Books and DVDs check the New Materials Page
Inter-library loans are not currently available; it is a state-run operation and won’t be back until a majority of NH libraries resume patron services. Once the state decides to bring it back, we’ll let you know!
Requests at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (603) 734-4587
Pick-up in Community Room
Returns in the drop box
The Scarecrow Festival is back! Materials to make scarecrow heads (pre-sewn burlap heads and lots of colorful felt for facial features) are available as a library fundraiser for $20. Please call to schedule a time to pick up your kit at 734-4587. We accept cash and checks to Friends of the Library. We’d love to see the town filled with fun scarecrows by the beginning of October for all to enjoy!
Brick Engraving to Support HMML
Want to have your name or that of a friend or family member engraved in the library? The Friends of the Library are accepting donations to have the name(s) of your choice engraved in brick on our library building or our future patio area. Click here for more information:
“A room without books is a body without a soul.”
The Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library aims to be Epping’s center for culture, entertainment, and knowledge. We offer a wide array of books, films, audio and other media along with regular events for all ages.
During the building’s closure, we’re allowing sign-up online to get a library account. If you are interested in opening an account to check out materials, access our Overdrive service or Kanopy, please email email@example.com with your name, address, and phone number, and we’ll set you up with a library account. The cards issued online will be temporary until we reopen, at which point you can continue to use your account after providing proof of Epping residency.
Next HMML Trustee Meeting on Tuesday, October 13 @ 7 PM
You can join by phone OR through your computer using the free Zoom software. Zoom is available for download here: https://zoom.us/download
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: TBA
To listen, call: 1-646-876-9923
To phone in public comments: 603-679-5441 EXT. 22
Available to watch any time, Kathy Stoughton has created a virtual program with an overview of several programs available today that can help families lower their costs for college along with some alternatives to traditional college that are becoming more popular. Kathy Stoughton, M. Ed, is an independent author and tutor who has over 10 years and 10,000 hours of experience teaching students. Simply click the link below to view the free hour-long program:
Reducing the Costs of College
Many of us are wondering how we can take action to make positive changes regarding racial inequality and excessive police force. Here is a brief list of websites illustrating some of the steps you can take, resources you can seek out, and also an in-depth toolkit on how to approach improving our justice system and public safety for everyone. We hope these resources are helpful in bringing about meaningful change in our community and throughout the country.
Kanopy is a streaming video service with over 30,000 films to choose from. You’ll find releases from major studios, indie films, classic cinema, award-winning documentaries, film festival favorites, educational videos, and films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere. There is also a special Kids’ section with movies and animated children’s books. There are Kanopy apps on Android, Apple, Roku etc. so you can watch on most any device.
To get started, visit https://eppinglibrary.kanopy.com/ and click “login to eppinglibrary.” To sign in, put 4554 followed by your library card #, for example card #1111 would log in with 45541111. (This is the same number you used for Overdrive). Then click “Log in” at the upper left hand corner and enter your email, google, or facebook account to create your personal Kanopy account.
Daily newsletter with a schedule of virtual learning events: Reading Connects Us @ https://us19.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=5b876333808499090787c390e&id=454bd22741
Story time read by actors and other notable people: Storyline Online @ https://www.storylineonline.net/