February 15, 2017

LR and NC Van Routes Shortened today (2/15)



The North Country (NC) and Lakes Region (LR) routes are both being shortened today (2/15) due to hazardous driving conditions.  Your library may or may not get a delivery as scheduled today.


February 13, 2017

No NHSL van service Mon. 2/13



Sorry, folks, but there’ll be no State Library vans on the roads today.  You can see a list of the Monday routes here

February 9, 2017

No SW, LR vans Thurs. 2/9



The Southwest (SW) van route and the Lakes Region (LR) van route are cancelled for today (2/9/17) due to inclement weather. The libraries affected are:

Southwestern Area (SW)
Andover
Canaan
Enfield
Etna
Lyme
Grantham
Springfield
New London
Newbury
Sunapee
Newport
Washington
Hillsborough
Henniker 


Lakes Region (LR)
Franklin
Tilton
Ashland
Holderness
Tuftonboro
Ossipee
Sanbornville
Milton
Farmington
New Durham
Barnstead
Pittsfield
Concord PL


~Rebecca

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Rebecca Stockbridge
Reference Librarian
New Hampshire State Library
20 Park St. Concord, NH 03301

February 8, 2017

No North Country (NC) Van Delivery Today - 2/8/17



The North Country (NC) van route is cancelled for today (2/8/17).  All other routes have gone out as scheduled, although they may be running a little later than usual.  The libraries affected are:

Plymouth
Rumney
Wentworth
Warren
Lyme
Orford
Piermont
Haverhill
North Haverhill
Woodsville
Bath
Lisbon Regional High School
Lisbon
Littleton
Bethlehem

February 7, 2017

SE-B Van Route Truncated Today (2/7/17)



Due to the deteriorating travel conditions the SE-B van delivery route is cancelled for the remainder of the  day.   The following libraries will receive delivery on their next scheduled delivery day (weather permitting):

Hollis
Brookline
Milford
Amherst
Merrimack
Bedford
Manchester
Manchester Community College

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Van Delivery News, February 2017 - President's Day Closing

The New Hampshire State Library will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of President's Day.

There will be NO VAN DELIVERY on that date. 

For a complete list of all of the holidays the State Library is closed, please visit http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/van_delivery/instructions.html (the van delivery instructions) and scroll down to "NO Van Service".

If for any other reason (e.g. bad weather) van service on a particular route(s) does not operate, libraries will be notified via an e-mail message and this blog. If your library does not receive van service on a particular day, please check your e-mail and this blog before calling the State Library.

Please remember to properly label each item which you are sending via the Van Delivery Service. This will help ensure these items make it to the correct destination in a timely manner.

If you need a refresher on how items should be marked for the van, please refer to the Van Delivery Service - Instructions, http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/van_delivery/instructions.html, and scroll down to number 3 of the guidelines, "Addressing material to be sent on the van".

To print a current van directory list arranged in alphabetical order by library, please use the PDF version which is available at http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/van_delivery/documents/vandirectory.pdf
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this pdf file. If you do not have it installed on your machine, you may down load it for free from http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Due to the ever increasing load of materials transported by the New Hampshire State Library van delivery system, our vans can reach maximum capacity before the end of a van route, especially following long weekends and holidays. Our drivers can decline to accept materials if they feel they cannot fit them safely on their van. We are also asking libraries to please be aware of volume during times when there is likely to be a problem. You should prioritize your materials to be picked up, in case some items must be left until the next van pick up. That will allow us to immediately transport the most important items as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions you may contact Diana DeCota at 271-2206.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

February 1, 2017

No CD Van Route Today (2/1/17)



Today’s (2/1/17) Capital District (CD) van delivery route is postponed until tomorrow (2/2/17).  The affected libraries are:

Hopkinton
Bow
NH Hospital
Talking Books Division, NH State Library
Allenstown
Pembroke
Chichester
Loudon
Canterbury
Boscawen
NH Law Library
NHTI, Concord Community College