Head Start is accepting applications for children under the age of 3
and for prenatal women. Fun activities, information, support, and
learning experiences are provided through home visiting and
playgroups. It is free for income eligible families. For further
information and to jump start your childís learning, please call
Foss Memorial Library News
Oscar Foss Memorial Library and Barnstead Adventure Zone program
have been approved for a VISTA grant! VISTA stands for Volunteers In
Service To America. As a VISTA, you will work for a minimum of one
year to build programs, create change and fight poverty in NH
communities. The VISTA for our program will work to grow our
volunteer base, develop sustainable programming and fundraising and
create marketing campaigns that engage the community and increase
involvement. For more information please contact Danielle at the
library or visit our website.
Celebrating 100 Years!
on Saturday, October 21 for our Centennial Celebration! Festivities
begin at 10am and will continue throughout the day for the whole
family. Come help us celebrate our 100th anniversary with cake, a
history walk, special activities, raffles, and more! We will be
unveiling our used book store and our Little Free Book Exchange.
Childrenís book characters will also be visiting and available for
pictures throughout the day.
call the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for
more information about any of our programs or events. There is
always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library!
Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and
Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday and Monday: closed.
Democrats and Independents,
sure that most of you are frustrated with the Republican-controlled
administrations, both at the Federal and State levels. Rather than
sit by and observe the shenanigans from a distance, why donít you
at the local and state level. I will bet that some of you do not
know who represents you at the town, county, or state level. Next
March, only 6 months away, towns will hold their elections before
Town Meeting Season begins. It is not too early to start to know
who the incumbents and challengers will be. Attend one or two
selectmen and school board meetings and see what is happening.
Attend Get to Know Your Candidates events. Make a note of who shows
up, and, more importantly, who does not. Listen to what they have to
say. Perhaps when you cast your ballot in March 2018, you will make
a more meaningful choice. Maybe you will even decide to go out and
take the time to vote, since the turnout at these local elections is
about our State Senator, Legislators and County representatives?
Do you even know who they are? Do they represent more than one town?
Where do they live? Is your town part of a gerrymandered district?
We are all aware of the political situation at the national level,
however, we sometimes pay very little attention to who is
representing us at the county and state level. These people have a
direct effect on our daily wellbeing.
month, I will tell you how to find out who those folks are, how they
have voted in the past, how many times they failed to attend or vote
on important issues.