IMPORTANT NEWS about our DOWNLOAD LIBRARY

Maine Infonet Download Library is changing platforms: Overdrive will become cloudLibrary.

You will need to download the cloudLibrary app.

Available content will remain largely unchanged.

You will need to place new holds on your items.

Kindle E ink devices will no longer be supported.

For more information you can click http://www.maineinfonet.org/downloadlibrary/

As always staff is available to help you make the switch.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE

On July 16, the day of Lovell Old Home Days, the library is inviting community members to join them on the front lawn of the library for a big yard sale. If you want to donate items you can drop them off at the library or if you would like us to reserve you a space so you can sell your own yard sale items, please fill out this form.

QUESTIONS: call Lynn Hurd at 925-1101.

Garden Training Opportunity with Barbara Murphy

We are so excited that we have the opportunity to once again work with Barbara Murphy and the newly formed non-profit Gardeners Growing Healthy Communities (GGHC). This coming summer will be our third year of having a vegetable garden that supplies our local Sweden food pantry with fresh produce. Gardening with friends for the purpose of helping communities, makes gardening that much more fun. GGHC is a new, grassroots effort committed to growing, harvesting and distributing fresh garden produce to those with limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

In conjunction with GGHC we will offer an 8-week gardening course on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3:30 pm at the library. Cost for the course is $100. In addition to learning valuable gardening skills, such as building healthy garden soil, pest management and season extension, training participants will become part of the library’s community garden and help grow, harvest and distribute throughout the summer.

To learn more and apply, please got to GGHC’s website, www.gardernersgrowinghealthycommunities.org and click on the training tab at the top of the page. There you will find the course agenda as well as the application. If you need an application and agenda mailed to you, please call Barbara Murphy at 890-1626 or contact the library.

 

Our library has a limited amount of scholarships available. Please contact Rosie or Anna if you would like to apply for one.

STEPHEN KING BOOK RAFFLE

This December we will raffle off 5 signed Stephen King books. One ticket costs $5 and 6 tickets cost $25.Each ticket gives you 5 chances to win. You can download tickets and mail them with your check to Charlotte Hobbs Library, PO Box 105, Lovell, ME 04051. Drawing will be on December 23 at 12 noon. We will call you if you won a book.

WIN ONE OF THESE 5 SIGNED STEPHEN KING BOOKS AND HELP SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE SAME TIME!

WIN ONE OF THESE 5 SIGNED STEPHEN KING BOOKS AND HELP SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE SAME TIME!

February 5, 2015

INTERNET SAFETY POLICY

We are in the process of updating all our current policies. Our goals is to publish all of them on our website after close review. The first policy we tackled is our Internet Safety Policy. We will discuss and possibly adopt this revised policy at our next  board meeting on February 20th at 9 am. If you have any questions or concerns about this proposed policy you are welcome at our meeting. You do not need to notify us in advance.

Click here to download the proposed INTERNET SAFETY POLICY.

January 25, 2015

Master Gardener Class Canceled.

 

June 20, 2014

More than 50 children signed up for our Summer Reading Club FIZZ, BOOM ...READ! and enjoyed the Mad Science Show. Great way to start the summer.

May 29th, 2014

Our vegetable garden has been planted!


May 7, 2014

Cribbage Players Make Whopping Donation!

Thanks are in order to the Hobbs cribbage players who donated $900 to the library by collecting a few dollars from each player during their Wednesday sessions in the Skunk Den. This contribution was gratefully received by the library at the year-end party. The Skunk Den will be closed for the summer and will open again in the Fall after the Fryeburg Fair.

April 5, 2014

Technology Petting Zoo to visit Hobbs Library during National Library Week

To celebrate National Library Week (April 14-18) the Charlotte Hobbs Library will be hosting a Technology Petting Zoo!

E-books and tablets are growing in popularity and devices are widely available with many different types from which to choose from. For the purpose of providing hands-on familiarization and training with e-readers and tablets, the Maine State Library created a "Technology Petting Zoo" of devices.

The petting zoo contains one of each of the following devices: Nook SimpleTouch (e-reader), Kindle Fire (tablet), Kindle PaperWhite (e-reader), Back:Apple iPad Mini (tablet), Nook HD+ (tablet), and Google Nexus (tablet).

On Friday April 18 from 1 - 2:30 PM staff from the Maine State Library will be on hand to demonstrate and instruct.

Stop in anytime during the week to play with our high-tech 'pets'.

February 24, 2014

Mark Your Calendars:

SUCCESSFUL GARDENING FROM SEED TO PRESERVATION

WITH BARBARA MURPHY OF OXFORD COUNTRY EXTENSION

Our library is pleased to announce a “hands on” gardening course to be held here at our library.  We plan to work right on site and raise vegetables for the Sweden Food Pantry.  Beginning gardeners are urged to participate.  We hope to involve other businesses in devoting some space to help Maine’s hungry. We are lucky to have Barbara Murphy, educator extraordinaire, from the Oxford Country Extension lead each of our six monthly sessions.  Please sign up at the library Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.  There will be a $10 fee to cover the cost of materials. For further information, contact Rosie at 925-3177 or Barbara Murphy at 800-287-1482. 

All sessions will begin at 10:00 to 12 noon at the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library in Lovell.

May 22 – Planting your garden

June 19 – Maintenance of your garden (weeding, fertilizing ,and watering)

July 17 - Bugs and diseases in your garden

August 14 – Succession planting of crops and harvesting

September 18 – Food preservation workshop led by Eat Well Volunteers and a Master Food Preserver.

October 23 – Getting ready for next year and wrap up session.

February 22, 2014

Reminder - Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Ends March 31

If you have questions about your options under the Affordable Care Act or would like some assistance with the on-line enrollment process, please call 925-2022. Dan Ouellette is a Maine certified health care Navigator and can schedule an appointment free of charge to discuss your needs.

February 1, 2014

Library to accept food donations for the Sweden Food Pantry.

The Sweden Food Pantry is held at the Sweden Community Church the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 11:00-1:00.  It has been serving people from Stoneham, Stowe, Lovell, Fryeburg, Sweden, and Waterford since November 2008.  Almost 100 families visited the food pantry each month in 2013.
The Food Pantry welcomes donations of canned foods or non-perishable dry goods.  The following are especially needed:  canned meats, canned fish, and peanut butter.   It also welcomes donations of other canned goods, rice, pasta and soups.
Starting February 1st the Hobbs library will have a box for donations near the circulation desk.

If you are interested in making a monetary donation, you may make a check out to the Sweden Community Church with Sweden Food Pantry in the “memo line”.   For every dollar that is donated, the food pantry receives $10.00 worth of food from Good Sheppard in Auburn.  This is a charitable donation.  Send any donation to Sweden Community Church, 137 Bridgton Rd., Sweden, ME 04040.  If you would like further information or to volunteer, please contact Shirley Crowe at 207-647-4429.