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Bertucci’s & the Nevins Library: Dining for Dollars!

Join us at

Bertucci’s Restaurant

of 275 Rockingham Park Blvd, Salem, NH

Wednesday, April 25th from 11:00AM to 9:00PM

for a “Dining for Dollars Fundraiser”.

Bertucci’s will donate up to 25% of all pre-taxed food and beverage purchases to the Friends of the Nevins Library. Dine in or carry-out, whatever fits your schedule.

Please make sure to present the required coupon to your server at time of payment so that a percentage of your pre-tax food and beverage purchases are donated to the Friends by Bertucci’s. See below for the aforementioned coupon.  You may also get the required coupon online at or at the Reader Services Main Desk. Do share this invitation with your family and friends so we may make this a profitable event!



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Play golf in the library!?!

INDOOR Miniature Golf Tournament

Sunday January 14, 2018


Do you yearn to play golf among the books? Or see what the library’s like on a Sunday?

Come support our Friends of the Library while enjoying a day of fun and play on our 18 hole course located on our main and lower floor of the library.

Tickets to the event can be purchased at the Circulation Desk starting January 2nd.

The cost is $5.00 per person & Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit Phase II of our Garden Project

For more information, contact Carla at 978-686-4080 ext. 31  or

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Order online from B&N and support the Nevins Library

Image result for barnes & noble bookfairIt’s not too late to order items online from Barnes & Noble and support the Nevins Library. Even if you missed the grand event on Dec. 2nd at the Salem, NH Barnes & Noble store, you can still order items online from B&N today and a percentage of the proceeds will go to benefit the Friends of the Library.

All you have to do is visit and enter Bookfair ID 12252177 at checkout.  It’s a win-win situation!

Last year the library was able to purchase a replacement set of Shakespeare plays, more how-to books, and extra bestsellers with the proceeds from the previous year’s B&N book fair.

I know many of my friends and family will be getting books from me for Christmas this year! 🙂




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Barnes & Noble Holiday Bookfair & the Friends of the Nevins Library

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again…

the Friends of the Nevins Library

Barnes & Noble Holiday Bookfair!

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books and that’s kind of the same thing.


Click here to print out the voucher & bring with you!

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Ways to Help

The Atlantic (or Poseidon or Neptune) has decided that this year is going to be a big Hurricane year. With Harvey, Irma, impacting a wide swath of people and places.

Not everyone can take time and volunteer, or donate goods. But, as many charities in Houston, Florida, and beyond have said, donating money is a big help as well.

This post is only a partial list of the many organizations that are out there to be donated to. For a more complete list, please visit the full list that’s on our website (Seriously, there are a lot, lot more organizations that are doing amazing things listed there, and I’m keeping it updated as well).


There are always the big national charities that you can give a donation to help the relief effort, like the Red Cross, AmericaresSalvation Army. (Americares is one of the charities that operates in Puerto Rico and is helping them out).

GoFundMe has set up a page of campaigns that have been put up for Irma and Harvey. And again, they say that if people see Campaigns on there that don’t look legit to use their Report Campaign button so that they can take it down.

Also, please remember to check if your church, synagogue, mosque, etc. has something that they’re contributing to. A lot of places of faith already have large networks throughout the country (and world) that can get help to those who need it sometimes faster than the large national charities.

Most importantly, if you ever have a question about whether a charity is legit or not, the first place to go is Charity Navigator (I urge you to even check the charities I have listed here if you’re at all worried). They have all sorts of information about the charities, and if you can’t find the charity that has you feeling uneasy, perhaps think about giving somewhere else.

To all those in the areas hit, our thoughts and prayers are with you.