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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.

The generous folks at The Fort at No. 4 have given us a free pass for the summer. Cardholders at Howe Library can borrow the pass for free admission (2 adults and accompanying children) to this open air museum in Charlestown, NH. If history's not your thing, borrow one of the other eleven passes available.

Fort at No. 4

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.


The Howel Classic

Scores a Hole in One!


Many thanks go to the individuals, families and bus
inesses of the Upper Valley that came together to support the 2014 Howel Classic mini Howel Classic Saturday night golfinggolf extravaganza. In its fourth year, The Howel Classic has become THE event to attend. The weekend was quite a success, with more than 400 people attending and the library raising over $35,000. 125 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. And let’s not forget the scrumptious food and libations that rounded out the festive evening.

Sunday was a different event entirely with 307 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 kHowel Classic Sunday golfingnew they were here from the loud noises emanating from the course and café). They ate their way through 26 pizzas, 200 mini-burritos and 400 cookies! Several people said, my child has never had this much fun in the library. And one mother relayed, “This is THE most fun family event. I just texted my friends and told them all to get over here and join us!”

See what the buzz is all about. Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual Howel Classic mini-golf extravaganza, March 21-22, 2015.

A special thank you to our sponsors:
Rare Books:

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation

Dartmouth Coach

Mascoma Savings Bank

First Editions:

Gateway Motors, Inc. & White River Car Wash

JMH Wealth Management

Lake Sunapee Bank

Merrill Lynch

Best Sellers:
Bella Clothing & Shoes / Charter Trust Company / Chippers / Computac / Estes & Gallup / Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP / Hypertherm / Ledyard National Bank / Northeast Credit Union / RiverRun Medical Offices / Von Bargen’s Jewelry / Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC / Wheelock Terrace

Gifts in-kind & Other Donations:
Blue Sky Restaurants / Boloco / 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 / My Brigadeiro / Ramunto’s Brick & Brew Pizzeria / Red Kite Candy / Residence Inn Marriott / Sandra's Gourmet Bakery / Six South St Hotel / Systems Plus Computers, Inc. / Trumbull-Nelson Construction Company, inc./ Umpleby’s Bakery & Café / Yama Restaurant

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

You may notice something new at the Circulation Desk in early May: the Howe Library Awesome Box.

The Awesome Box is a way for you to share books, CDs, and DVDs that you enjoyed with other patrons. It doesn't matter what format it's in or what age it's aimed at; if it's awesome, we want to know. Just return your item to this "Awesome Box" or tuck a "Howe Awesome!" bookmark in the item when you bring it back. We'll keep a list of everything that has been returned in this way.
You can see what's "Recently Awesome" by:
- visiting the "Howe Awesome" website at
- following @howeawesome on Twitter or liking Howe Library on Facebook
- picking up a printed list near the Awesome Box
- signing up to get lists e-mailed to you through our "New Books In Your Inbox" service
- looking for "Howe Awesome!" stickers on materials in the library

Howe Library's Awesome Box is inspired by, and presented in collaboration with, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. 
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.
Howe Library staff annually review a mix of new books, old books, fiction and nonfiction.  Here is the list presented at Hanover Rotary Club in March 2013.  2013 List of Titles

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.