The Libraries Are Closed, But You Can Still Access Books

The State Library has digital resources available

By Lee Wells and Priscilla Poulin

Greetings, What a difference a couple of weeks make!  Last month we decided to try to get the Andover Libraries’ monthly newsletter into the Beacon, which meant that the newsletter needed to be completed two weeks ahead of press time. In the intervening two weeks the world has been turned upside down by COVID-19, and […]

Lee Woodman Remembers Life in India and in Andover

Homescapes publishes on May 22

Press release

Lee Woodman went to New London High School, and her family used to have a home on Ragged Mountain in Andover. Her father, Everett Woodman, was president of Colby-Sawyer College (then Colby Junior College) in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Lee’s new book, Homescapes, traces her experience of growing up in India, moving to New Hampshire […]

Bachelder Library New Book List For April Reading

By Lee Wells, Librarian

Adult Fiction The Country Guesthouse, by Robyn Carr Dear Edward, by Ann Napolitano The Long Petal of the Sea, by Isabel Allende Oona Out of Order, by Magarita Montimore Treason, by Stuart Woods Victim 2117, by Jussi Adler-Olsen We Must Be Brave, by Frances Liardet Adult Nonfiction Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, […]

Andover Library New Acquisitions for March 2020

By Janet Moore, Trustee

ADULT FICTION Sleep No More, P.D. James Varina, Charles Frazier The Ambassador’s Daughter, Pam Jenoff Golden in Death, J.D. Robb Westering Women, Sandra Dallas The Institute, Stephen King A Good Day For a Massacre; A Hill of Beans, William W. Johnstone Unsolved, James Patterson and David Ellis The Missing Piece; Second Sight, Sharon Sala Wolf […]

Through the Reading Glasses April 2020

By Janet Moore

As a former English major and educator, I’ve always had an affinity for and an ease with literature – as my kids would say, “Well, duh…” Yes well, for whatever reason, the older I get, the more I like to read non-fiction and tackle the subjects that used to stymie me in school. Science and […]

Andover Libraries April 2020 Newsletter

Lots of book, film, and activity offerings for all interests

By Lee Wells and Priscilla Poulin

Greetings! In checking the calendar, I’ve discovered that April is a month with all kinds of interesting historical, cultural, and literary events, many of which we can celebrate at our libraries. April is Poetry Month! Be sure to check out our poetry collections. Everyone can find a poem that is meaningful to them. Reading Casey […]

Instructions For Using The Libby App To Read Books Online

You Tube has an instructional video that is useful

By Lee Wells and Priscilla Poulin, Librarians

Get started with Libby You might want to watch this YouTube video about Libby: STEP 1 Install the Libby app from your device’s app store. • Apple App Store • Google Play • Windows Store Or, visit in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser. STEP 2 In Libby, follow the prompts to […]

The Andover Libraries Are Closed Due to the COVID-19 Virus

We have online resources, and can get books to you

By Priscilla Poulin and Lee Wells, Librarians

Dear Patrons, The Andover Libraries are closed until further notice. We will most likely reopen when the schools reopen. We apologize for the inconvenience, but safety and health for all of us must come first. However, we would like to provide books, audiobooks, and DVDs for you. Please be willing to be flexible and patient […]

Acquisitions for the March Beacon for the WABL

Library Acquisitions

By Lee Wells

Adult Fiction Abigail, Magda Szabo American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins Disappearing Earth, Julia Phillips Girl, Women, Other, Bernardine Evaristo Hitting a Straight Lick with a Stick, Zora Neale Hurston Long, Bright River, Liz Moore Lost, James Patterson Such a Fun Age, Kiley Reid The Survivors, Kate Furnivall Adult Nonfiction The Blue Zone Kitchen: 100 Recipes to […]

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