The roundabout at Village and Washington Street in Penacook has been base paved along with Village Street just south of Coral Street. The curbing for the roundabout and the splitter islands will be installed next week beginning on Monday as well as the center landscape island. Brochu Landscaping has installed several more trees, bushes, and plants along the corridor and will continue next week as well. Drain work will also continue heading southerly. One lane of traffic will continue to be maintained through the work zone.
The Penacook Village Association is leading an effort to build a new gazebo in the reconfigured Poulin Park in the center of the Village. Visit www.penacook.org/PoulinParkGazebo/ for a brief history of the park and efforts to replace the gazebo. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with construction and fundraising ideas or to join the committee.
Heavy rains earlier this week slowed progress down a bit and delayed the installation of the new drain work in the vicinity of the Washington Street roundabout. Drain work will continue next week along with other utility installations in the roundabout area. Brochu Landscaping is scheduled to begin with the streetscape/landscape work through the project area as well. Paving operations in and around the roundabout is currently scheduled for the week of July 28th to August 1st. A temporary traffic detour for northbound and southbound traffic will be established utilizing Community Drive, Beede Road, and Allen Street during the actual paving operation. Detour signs will be in place to direct traffic through the detour. Motorists are advised to watch for the paving schedule on the message boards.
Our Summer Reading Program will be kicking off in July.
Salisbury Free Library offers a five-week Summer Reading Program for all children, age newborn to high school. The program is intended to motivate children to read while school is out and encourage them to use their public library. The theme of the 2014 program is “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Come to the library to sign up for Summer Reading!
~ Younger children can join us on Thursdays for Storyhour. In addition to stories, we will make a different craft each week. Children are encouraged to keep track of how many books they read each week and prizes are awarded to all who attend Storyhour.
~ The Borrowers Club is for those who are able to read on their own. Children are asked to keep track of the number of minutes they read and then can enter a raffle for a prize of their choice. Participants in the Borrowers Club are also welcome to attend storyhour and/or NEW this year, our Discovery Workshops.
~ Middle and high school students can also participate in our Summer Reading Program. Weekly raffles for great prizes. Please ask for an information sheet.
Tuesday, July 8 at 6 p.m. Discovery Workshop #1
The Magic of Science folks return to Salisbury Free Library to present the hands-on workshop “Straw Rockets.” Parents are asked to plan to remain in the library during the workshop.
Tuesday, July 15 at 6 p.m. Discovery Workshop #2
Join special guest, Bill Tetreault, Laconia Middle High School’s Library Media Specialist, for a fun and educational presentation about arches. Children will work together to build their own arch.
Tuesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. Discovery Workshop #3
“Fizz, Boom, Think!” will be presented by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire and will focus on recycling, saving the earth and learning about the human footprint. Fun “up-cycle” craft to follow. This presentation is made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor.
Tuesday, July 29 at 6 p.m.- Discovery Workshop #4
Science Fair night! A variety of STEM-themed stations will be available for kids to enjoy including Legos and more.
Thursday, July 10 at 10 a.m.- Storyhour
Float in for some fun stories and a craft about bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!
Thursday, July 17 at 10 a.m.- Storyhour
Join us for stories and a craft focused on inventors both real and pretend!
Thursday, July 24 at 10 a.m.- Storyhour
Recycling will also be the focus of this week’s storyhour. After some stories we will make a craft out of a plastic shopping bag!
Thursday, July 31 at 10 a.m.- Storyhour
Rainbows will be the topic of this week’s storyhour. We will read several books and then enjoy a craft.
A reminder that we now have available a museum pass to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord to check out. The pass provides free admission to the museum for up to 4 people to visit the exhibition galleries. The pass is valid Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays, 11:30 am to 5:00 pm, the 1st Friday of the month, 6:30 to 10:00 pm. Thank you to the Friends of the Salisbury Free Library!
We offer public access computers with high speed internet access and WiFi. We are open on Tuesdays 11 to 7, Thursdays 9 to 4, and Saturdays 9 to 1.
Please don't forget that we have a telescope available to borrow! Thanks to the Friends of SFL, we now offer a beautiful telescope for check out. The telescope is perfect for beginning astronomers and can be checked out for a week. Stop by or call with any questions!
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With school out for the summer, local families are seeking additional help feeding their children who would normally eat breakfast and lunch at school. The Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., in cooperation with local school districts and community organizations is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program.
Click here for a list of sites that are hosting food programs for children, 18 years and younger, enrolled at these sites are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch.
New Hours Beginning July 1st
Due to increased demand for client services, FOFC has expanded it's hours of operation. Beginning July 1st, we will be open:
Wednesdays 9:00am to 3:30pm
Thursdays 9:00am to 5:30pm
(closed 12:30pm to 1:30pm for lunch)
Fridays 9:00am to 1:00pm
All other times by appointment.
At the Telephone Museum
Friday, July 25 – 5-8 p.m.
Free popcorn & soda s 50/50 Raffle
Ice Cream scooped by the Velvet Moose
NH Telephone Museum
One Depot Street, Warner NH
Breaking News from Concord, NH as well as Boscawen, Canterbury, Penacook, Salisbury, Warner and Webster, NH