The Library has just added the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to our collection of free and discounted museum passes. This new pass entitles two people to $7 MFA general admission. It does not include discounts on parking, shopping, dining, films, concerts, lectures, or other courses. The Museum is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Call the library to reserve the MFA pass and visit the Museum, including the new Art of the America’s Wing, for less than half price!
The New Hampshire Downloadable Audiobook website has a new look! The front page now highlights the new ebooks collection. The collection currently contains 154 titles, and more will be purchased each week. To read ebooks you will need to download the free Adobe Digital Editions software. Ebooks can be transferred to a compatible device such as a Sony Reader or a Barnes and Noble Nook or read on your PC or Mac computer. To get started reading ebooks, check out the following slideshow tutorial.
The Library is partnering with nhsaves, a collaboration of New Hampshire’s electric utilities, and the NH State Library to educate our patrons about their electricity use. Nhsaves has donated two Cut the Carbon kits to KPL. Each kit includes a Kill A Watt meter along with instruction sheet, energy tips brochure, and a bookmark. Each kit can be checked out at no charge for two weeks, just like any book or movie you check out from KPL.
To use, simply plug the Kill A Watt meter into a wall outlet and plug an electric appliance (i.e., computer, television, refrigerator) into the meter. Each kit comes with a worksheet you can use to calculate the energy costs associated with running each of your electric appliances.
Teen Advisory Group Members Wanted
If you’re in grade 6 and up and want to make a difference in how the library serves Kensington teens, we want your help. Join TAG, our new Teen Advisory Group, and let us know what kinds of books, movies, music, and programming for teens you’d like to see at KPL. Email, call us, or post your ideas here. It’s your library too!
The New Hampshire State Library contracts with vendors to provide access to a number of databases selected to meet the needs of New Hampshire’s libraries, schools, and citizens. These include: newspapers, magazines, academic journals, books reviews, health resources, business journals, ancestry databases, and much more. All databases are available, without charge, at the Kensington Public Library. Even better – most of these databases may be accessed directly from your home or office computer! Contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for login information.