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Our Annual Everyone Is Reading Program is in full swing!
Reserve a copy of A Walk in the Woods & join a book discussion.

Free Digital Magazines

New to the NH Downloadable Book Consortium: digital magazines! Check out the most recent issue from 40 popular publications using your Nook tablet or Nook reading app on your tablet or smartphone. Check out this guide to downloading magazines. Questions? Ask at the information desk.


The Howel Classic

Scores a Hole in One!


Many thanks go to the individuals, familie
s and businesses of the Upper Valley that came together to support the 2015 Howel Classic mini golf extravaganza. In its fifth year, The Howel Classic has become THE Howel Classic Saturday night minglingevent to attend. The weekend was quite a success, with more than 500 people attending and the library raising over $36,000. 134 people came to Saturday’s festivities, including many who had never attended the event before. We had a great mix of people and the library was humming with good conversation and jazz music. We also had a few kids downstairs having their very own pajama party while their parents enjoyed the festivities. And let’s not forget the scrumptiouHowel Classic Sunday golfings food and libations that rounded out the festive evening.

Sunday was a different event entirely with 368 family members coming to enjoy golf, pizza and burritos. There were so many kids running around it was hard to keep track of them (although we knew they were here from the loud noises emanating from the course and café). They ate their way through 26 pizzas, 200 mini-burritos and 500 cookies! Several people said, my child has never had this much fun in the library. And one mother relayed, “The kids have been asking about this for months. We are so happy to be here on this cold and windy day!"

View pictures from this fun-filled event here.

A special thank you to our sponsors
Rare Books:

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation

Mascoma Savings Bank

First Editions:

JMH Wealth Management

Lake Sunapee Bank

Merrill Lynch

White Mountains Capital, Inc.

Best Sellers:
Baker Orthodontics / Bayson Hanover Properties / Bella Clothing & Shoes / Charter Trust Company / Chase Brook Software, LLC / Chippers / Coldwell Banker - Redpath / Computac / Estes & Gallup / Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP / Granite Value Capital, LLC / Housing Solutions Real Estate / Hypertherm / Ledyard National Bank / Northeast Credit Union / Norton Asset Management / RiverRun Medical Offices / Roger Clarkson Realtors / Steerforth Press / Von Bargen’s Jewelry / Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC / Wheelock Terrace

Gifts in-kind & Other Donations:
Blue Sky Restaurants / Boloco / Candela Tapas Lounge / Cape Air / Carpenter & Main Restaurant / Co-op Food Stores / Fore-U Golf Center / Game Set Mat / Hanover Improvement Society / Hanover Inn / Jake's Market & Deli / Jean Brown & Company / Lou’s Restaurant & Bakery / Market Table / Morano Gelato / My Brigadeiro / Ramunto’s Brick & Brew Pizzeria / Red Kite Candy / Residence Inn Marriott / Sandra's Gourmet Bakery / Simon Pearce / Six South St Hotel / Sushi Ya /  Systems Plus Computers, Inc. / Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company, inc./ Umpleby’s Bakery & Café


Spotlight on the arts
We're spotlighting local Arts! Read the play, listen to the music, review the libretto before attending the performance at one of our local arts venues. Find this display across from the circulation desk.

Take a book, leave a book! The new Howe Little Free Library was installed outside Town Hall on Monday, August 11. Later this year, we'll be launching another Little Free Library near the Hop. Anyone may take a book from the Little Free Library - you don't have to be a Howe cardholder. If you have a book in good condition that you'd like to share, you may leave it for someone else to enjoy.

Howe Library is pleased to announce the "Expand Your World" collection, encompassing a wide variety of items beyond books that are available for checkout.
For some time, we have offered museum passes, art prints, a telescope, and Kill-A-Watt energy meters to library cardholders. Now, thanks to the generous support of The Howe Library Corporation, the library is adding some new items:

- two ukuleles
- a birding kit, including binoculars and an electronic bird call identifier
- a VHS-to-digital conversion kit including cables and Elgato conversion software
- a vinyl-to-digital conversion kit including a USB turntable and Audacity conversion software

These new items will be available for checkout in early May.

Howe Library’s Borrowers’ Brochure is now available as a .pdf through our website. The Borrowers’ Brochure provides basic information on some of our policies and services for library cardholders. Click here to see the brochure.

No more lemons
Thanks to a generous donation from the Sunup Foundation in memory of Joy Lange Boardman, we now offer a subscription to the online edition of Consumer Reports. Have your library card number handy and begin exploring.

We are thrilled to announce that Howe Library, in partnership with the Norwich Public Library, has been selected for the 2013 Business Innovator of the Year Award given by the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the libraries' ingenuity and creativity in enhancing the vitality of the community.  A special celebration will be held on Tuesday, November 12 with cocktails from 5:00 to 6:15pm at the Top of the Hop (Hopkins Center for the Arts) and dinner from 6:30 to 9:00pm at Alumni Hall (Hopkins Center for the Arts).

This award acknowledges everyone's love and support for the Howe, Hanover and other Upper Valley residents, our many volunteers and generous donors, the dedicated board of trustees, and our top-notch staff.  This truly is your award and we are very grateful for your help in making the Howe such a vibrant community center.

Chamber Awards Event Co-Chairs, Doug Wise and Sandy Torget, stated, "It is without question Howe Library is a critical and vibrant contributor to the cultural, academic and lifestyle dimensions for all residents and visitors."

Howe Library supporters wishing to join us at this special event may purchase tickets online, via the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce website, at or by calling the Chamber at 603-643-3115.

With gratitude,
Mary H. White, Director           Steven Lubrano, Chair, Board of Trustees

 Indieflix logo
In partnership with RB Digital from Recorded Books, we are proud to offer this new online video streaming service. IndieFlix provides award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.

When you sign-up for your Howe/IndieFlix account you will have access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca and more.  IndieFlix is available on all Internet-enabled computers and tablets, Apple and Android devices, TV, Roku and Xbox. 
             No Downloading! No Waiting!
See our step-by-step help: Getting Started with IndieFlix  OR
                    Start Streaming Now!

Borrow a Howe Library Museum Pass and visit Billings Farm, the Shelburne Museum or the American Precision Museum for FREE or you can visit the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston) for $5.00. This program is generously funded by an anonymous donor
Keeping up to date with new titles is just a couple clicks away! Now it's possible to subscribe to our lists of new titles via email. Are you a new fiction fan? Or are audiobooks your cup of tea? Register for this service to receive lists of new titles from your favorite genres. Get lists of new fiction, nonfiction, DVDs, audiobooks, graphic books, mysteries and science fiction or staff favorites. Subscribe to one list or many and enjoy perusing our virtual new bookshelves from the comfort of computer or mobile device inbox! Subscribe here.

You can get a telescope from the library! Ask at the Circulation Desk and check the telescope out for two weeks, with no renewals. We are appreciative of the New Hampshire Astronomical Society's efforts in providing us with the telescope and arranging for its maintenance.Our purchase of the telescope from the NHAS was made possible by funding provided by The Sunup Foundation in memory of long-time Howe volunteer Joy Lange Boardman.