Through the Reading Glasses – December and January

Library Director retires, new one hired

By Janet Moore

Priscilla Poulin has been the Andover Library director for 16 years, having taken over when Tay Clark retired. In that time, she has been the cheerful and welcoming face greeting patrons, the model for learning new technology at any age, and the enthusiastic purveyor of books. “Oh, you liked that series? Try this one.” “Isn’t […]

Andover Libraries’ Newsletter Reveals Good News

Welcoming new Andover Librarian and new Trustee

By Lee Wells and Michaela Hoover

Congratulations to the Andover Public Library on their new Director, Michaela Hoover!  Michaela grew up in Andover and has been familiar with both of our libraries for many years.  One of her favorite childhood memories was when one of her favorite books, a book about bears, was removed from the collection, and the Director, Mary […]

Bachelder Library October Newsletter

October is Banned Book Week; check out display

By Priscilla Poulin and Lee Wells

The month of September ended sadly for the Andover Libraries. Gene Poulin, Priscilla’s husband of 55 years, died peacefully on September 23.  Those of us fortunate enough to know him will miss his kindness and his signature smile and wave.  Thanks are due to Pat Goodwin and especially to Michaela Hoover, Gene and Priscilla’s granddaughter, […]

Bachelder Library New Acquisitions for November 2022

By Janet Moore

Adult Fiction All Good People Here, Ashley Flowers The Case for Jamie, Brittany Cavallaro Fall Guy, Archer Mayor Fox Creek, William Kent Kruger It’s a Wonderful Woof, Spencer Quinn It Starts With Us, Colleen Hoover Maybe Now, Colleen Hoover Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover Our Missing Hearts, Celeste Ng The Rising Tide, Anne Cleeves Tender is […]

Andover Library New Acquisitions for November 2022

By Janet Moore

Adult Fiction The Molly Murphy Mysteries #11-14, Rhys Bowen Tom Clancy: Enemy Contact, Mike Maden An Ivy Hill Christmas, Julie Klassen Left to Die Series #1-4, Lisa Jackson Vince Flynn: Oath of Loyalty, Kyle Mills Lucy By the Sea, Elizabeth Strout Desperation in Death, JD Robb Fox Creek, William Kent Krueger The Winners, Fredrik Backman […]

Through the Reading Glasses November 2022

By Janet Moore

Once upon a long time ago, there lived a boy named Harry Potter. Well, not exactly. How about: once upon a time there lived two penguins, Silo and Roy, in the Central Park Zoo. That’s better, because at least they’re real, the penguins are, and they helped raise a penguin chick named Tango.  But Harry […]

Through the Reading Glasses October 2022

By Janet Moore

Last month I mentioned three books I was hoping to read in August; so far I’ve only managed to complete two. “The Luminaries” will no doubt keep me occupied this fall.  Annie Proulx’s “Barkskins” ticked many genre sub-category boxes, including historical fiction, environmental science, indigenous people’s history, and economic policy. From 1693 to the present, […]

Bachelder Library New Acquisitions October 2022

By Janet Moore

Adult Fiction Bark to the Future, Spencer Quinn Bruno’s Challenge and Other Stories of the French Countryside, Martin Walker Every Summer After, Carley Fortune Horse, Geraldine Brooks Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting, Clare Pooley The Locked Room, Elly Griffiths November 9, Colleen Hoover Rizzoli and Isles: Listen to Me, Tess Gerritsen Sparring Partners, John Grisham […]