Exeter Public Library

eNewsletter Sept 2019 Vol 1

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Library Links

Exeter Public Library - our website

Exeter Public Library on Facebook

Exeter Public Library Children's Dept on Facebook

State-wide Library Catalog - check your account, place requests for items

Rhode Island eZone - download ebooks and audiobooks with your library card

AskRI.org - lots of information, research databases and more!

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Programs for Children

Tuesday Storytimes

Tuesday Mornings starting September 10th

Toddler Time

for our littlest friends up to age 3 with their participating adult

10:30 - 11:00 am

Share books, rhymes, movement and more!

No registration required

Preschool Storytime

for ages 3-5

11:15 am - 12 noon

Stories, songs and movement activities!

A new theme and craft each week

Children are encouraged to participate on their own, but their grownups are always welcome!

No registration required

Friday Storytime

Fridays mornings starting September 1

10:30 - 11:30 am

Children up to age 5 are invited to drop in to learn and play!

No registration required

Kids Council

Saturday, September 21

3:00-4:30 pm

Kids Council is open to kids in grades 4-6.

We talk about how the library works, what books you want to see in the library and what programs you want to come to!

And there are always snacks, games & art!

Join us if you’d like to be a part of what makes our library great!

Contact Miss Aimee for more information youth@exeterpubliclibrary.org


Harry Potter Book Club

Kids in grades 3-6 are invited to enjoy discussion, treats and a magical craft focusing on Book Four in the Harry Potter series:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Please register for this program so we have enough supplies and refreshments!

Email Miss Aimee youth@exeterpubliclibrary.org

or call 294-4109

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Programs for Adults

Exeter Writing Group

Wednesday, September 18

6:30 pm

No registration required

Come write and discuss all things literature.

Bring a notebook, pen and your creativity!

Letter Writing Social

Thursday, September 19th

7:00 pm

Join us to rediscover the joy of writing letters and sending cards.

Create your own stationery and cards. Use our stationery to write a letter or postcard.

Enjoy refreshments and good company!

This is an adult program, but teens over the age of 12 are welcome

Please register in advance (even if it's last minute!) Call 294-4109 or email Amy, director@exeterpubliclibrary.org.

Pen Pal Program

The Exeter Community Library in Reading, Pennsylvania has a very successful Letter Writing Social program going on at their library.

In conjunction with their monthly events, they also facilitate a Pen Pal Program and some of their patrons have been corresponding with Exeter England! There are so many participants in PA looking for someone to correspond with, , that they've reached out to our library to see if anyone would like to participate!

There is an application available in our library or online, fill it out, bring it to us and we'll send it along to Pennsylvania where the staff there will hopefully find you a match among their lively bunch!

This program is related to, but not necessarily part of our Letter Writing Social. We just think it's a fun idea!

National Voter Registration Day

We are participating in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 24th

There are no major elections happening this year, but we want you to be ready for 2020!

Come to the library to check your registration information, change your address, or register to vote for the first time. No appointment necessary.

You will need your state ID or the last 4 digits of your social security card to update your information. If you live in Exeter, we will deliver all paper forms to the Board of Canvassers for you. If you live out of town, we'll provide you with a stamp to mail your forms in.

Yoga Class

Monday evenings
7:00 - 8:15 pm

$10 per class​

Take some time to relax and join Aimee Fontaine of sun star yoga in the library for a mixed-level yoga class for adults

New students are always welcome! Modifications and variations make this a perfect class for beginners as well as experience yoga practitioners.

Please bring your own yoga mat.

No registration required.

If the weather is questionable, please check the library's Facebook page for cancellations.

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Library Tips & Tricks

Calendar of Events

We've added an improved Calendar of Events to our website. You will be able to share events on your social media and add them to your personal calendars.

We do not usually share community events on Facebook (there's just so much coming at you on Facebook already!) But we are adding a feature to our calendar where you can share your own community events there. We are working on the specific approval guidelines, but they most likely will be the same as our community bulletin board - events must be open to the general public, be a community event or fundraiser. For-profit business events will not be immediately included, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Click here for the full calendar

Shoutbomb Text Notifications

With Shoutbomb text messaging service:

· You will receive text notices about available holds, items that are due soon, overdue items and fines
· You can see what is out on your card and send a text to renew items
· You can get notices for all members of your family sent to one number
· You will only receive automated messages about activity on your library card. Library staff will not have the ability to text you

To sign up:

Text SIGNUP to 401-298-2013

Follow the prompts to text your library barcode number (14 digits—no spaces)

and your account’s PIN number (4-8 numbers)*

Once you receive confirmation that you are registered, you will automatically start receiving notifications. Your mobile plan’s standard messaging rates apply.

*Please see library staff if you do not have a PIN or have forgotten what your PIN is.

Click here for the commands you can use with Shoutbomb

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Community Connections

Health Source RI Open Enrollment

Did you know that you can sign up for health insurance any time your life changes and you need health insurance?

Special Enrollment Event

Thursday, September 19

10:30 am - 3:30 pm

This program is meeting here, but is not a library event. For more information please visit


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