Mont Vernon

Daland Memorial Library

Summer Reading Program: Tails & Tales 

      196 of your best friends signed up to read all summer so far!  It’s never too late to register to read all summer at the library and have fun doing crafts, attend Storytime, and head out on planned field trips. Come play BINGO!, watch an outdoor movie, and play in the library fairy garden. Read and record your books to win PRIZES!. Children ages newborn-18 welcome!  Stop in during open hours to register for our FREE 8 week program.  Happy Reading!

New Story Walk!

      The library invites residents of all ages to visit Carleton Pond on Grand Hill to enjoy the latest Story Walk title “Over and Under the Pond” by Kate Messner.  Special thanks to the Mont Vernon Conservation Commission for permission to install and share our story. This activity was made possible by a generous donation from Friends of the Library Jane & Peter King. Thank you to our craftsman Bruce Schmidt for his time and talent creating the story stands. Enjoy!

Adult Book Clubs 

      The Daland Memorial Library offers 4 Adult Book Clubs. There is no attendance requirement for any group – attend meetings that are of interest. Books are available to borrow at the library. New members always welcome! If you have any questions about book clubs, please call the library at 673-7888. 

      Morning Book Discussion Group – Meets the 1st Monday each month at 10:00AM . The group reads a mix of contemporary fiction and non-fiction titles.  

Monday, August 2nd: “The Indigo Girl” by Natasha Boyd 

      Just the Classics Book Club – Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. This book group is focused on reading classic titles selected by group members.  

Thursday, August 19th: “The Last of the Mohicans” by James Fenimore Cooper 

      Black Books Matter – Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM . This is a newly formed book club that will focus on books by black authors and race relations. 

      Thursday, August 12th: The Black Books Matter Book Club has been meeting for one year to share books by black authors. Fiction and non fiction titles were read and discussed. Join us for a new year of titles and discussions starting with “Why Are All the Back Kids Sitting Together In the Cafeteria?” by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D. The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 12th at 6:30pm under the library event tent. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the library. We also encourage readers to buy books to support black authors. 

      Cookbook Club Summer Edition – Love to cook and read? Pick up a copy of “Recipes from a Small Island” by Linda Greenlaw, choose a recipe to cook, and join us for a potluck meal under the tent in the backyard of the library on Monday, July 19th at 6:30pm. The library will set the table and take care of all the dishes. Bon Appetit! 

Hooks & Needles 

Join the Friends of the Library social handwork group on the 2nd Friday of the month from 12-2pm. Experts and beginners are invited to bring their projects to work on. Group will be be lead by Eileen Naber and Meg Baker. Group will meet outside under the library event tent on Friday, July 9th 12-2pm. Chairs available. 

Hoopla Digital 

Hooray for Hoopla Digital Streaming Service! Summer is the perfect time to download an ebook, audiobook, television series, movie and more all with your library card on Hoopla. Open 24/7, huge selection, no holds, no waits. All you need is your library card number to start borrowing! Log into to get started. Your library card gets you 4 checkouts a month. Happy Reading!!

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MV Church Anniversary Celebration – Sunday, July 11
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The New Meetinghouse Interior

      MONT VERNON – This July marks the 125th Anniversary of the dedication of Mont Vernon’s “New Meetinghouse,” the current sanctuary of the Mont Vernon Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) at 4 South Main Street. 

      The Congregation will celebrate this milestone on Sunday, July 11, 2021 during a  9:30 AM  worship service, and you are invited! (Please note the earlier summer hour).

      This worship service will include a retelling of how the “New Meetinghouse” came to be built, with enthusiastic town-wide support, and will feature a slide show of its architect, George Wilton Lewis’s other designs, including churches, mansions and apartment buildings across New England. 

      The unique architectural and acoustic features of the “New Meetinghouse” will be noted, and attention will be drawn to its impressive stained-glass windows, with their stories being told. Elements of the original July 7, 1896 Dedication Service will be part of this Anniversary Service, including two hymns written specifically for the occasion.  The Sanctuary, Round Room, Women’s Parlor and restored Pastor’s Office will be available for viewing after worship. 

      In his 1907 History of the Town of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, local historian Charles J. Smith describes the “New Meetinghouse” as “one of the chief attractions of the village” and “one of the loveliest in the country.”  He was right on both counts! Please join the congregation in celebrating this milestone of church and Mont Vernon history on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 9:30 AM. (Please note: for the health and safety of all, worship services are socially distanced and participants are asked to mask). 

Mont Vernon Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts Enhance the Margaret Clark Bird Sanctuary and Garden
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      MONT VERNON – Girls from Troops 59205 and 60240 of Mont Vernon worked together to weed, mulch, plant and create new features in the “Margaret Clark Bird Sanctuary and Garden” at the Mont Vernon Village School. The garden is already a well-established fixture in the community and many others have

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worked on the garden in the past. The girls from both troops worked incredibly hard to not only bring the garden back to life after a long winter, but to add some fun new kid friendly pieces to entice more kids and community members to enjoy the garden. Some of the new fun features include a gnome garden, a kindness rock garden, and tire planters. “The troops wanted to give back to the Mont Vernon community, and particularly the Mont Vernon Village School which has been such a welcoming and positive place for them,” said troop leader Lauren Conroy. 

JULY 2021