NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

April 25, 2014

Don't miss the library's used book sale tomorrow

Seabrook Town Notebook
Angeljean Chiaramida

---- — Thousands of gently read books will be on sale tomorrow for a pittance at the Seabrook Public Library Book Sale running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library.

According to librarian Ann Robinson, there is no shortage of adult fiction novels of all genres, as well as non-fiction books, hard-to-find video cassettes and children’s books. Those looking for a good summer read or books for children to keep up their reading skills over summer vacation should definitely stop by, Robinson said, for the prices can’t be beat.

Adult hardcovers are only $1, with adult paperbacks coming in a 50 cents. All children’s book are 75 cents and special items like coffee table books will be sold as marked.

Those who can’t get to the library tomorrow should try to drop by on Monday morning at 10 when the library opens. What ever is left will be sold at good prices, Robinson said.

But the book sale isn’t the only thing Seabrook Library has coming up. Thanks to the N.H. Humanities Council, the library will host “Firefighters of the Civil War,” at t 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1.

It will be presented by Lew Gage, who explores the formation and exploits of Col. Elmer Ellsworth’s 1st Fire Zouaves, and his relationship with President Lincoln. Also examined is the Philadelphia Fire Department’s role in using the first fire department-based ambulances during the Civil War.

The program is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

For more information on this or the book sale, call the library at 603-474-2044.

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Seabrook Middle School and Winnacunnet High School teamed up for the first annual Interact to Interact Day on April 17, when 13 eighth-grade Interact Club members visited the high school to spend the day shadowing Winnacunnet Interact Club members. The day was designed by Cindy Fagan, WHS Interact facilitator, and Bryan Belanger, SMS Interact facilitator, with hopes of allowing the two clubs to develop a stronger bond and encourage middle schoolers to continue their participation in Interact Club as they transition to the high school this fall.

“We strive to do all that we can to connect our students as they transition to Winnacunnet,” said SMS Principal Les Shepard. “Our Interact and National Junior Honor Society Clubs are two great new connections.”

Interact is a club, founded by Rotary International, for students ages 10 to 18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out community service projects and learning about the world. Each Interact club organizes at least two community service projects a year: one that benefits their local community and one that encourages international understanding.

“I was able to visit a class that I signed up to take next year” said SMS Interact Club president Morgan Kelley of her experience. “I am excited to join Interact at Winnacunnet next year.”

This is the first year for the Seabrook Interact Club, which was chartered in late December through the support and sponsorship of the Hampton Rotary Club. The Winnacunnet Interact Club, also sponsored by the Hampton Rotary Club, has been in existence for over 10 years.

Many of the Seabrook students also participate in the newly formed chapter of National Junior Honor Society.

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Angeljean Chiaramida covers Seabrook for The Daily News. She can be reached at achiaramida@newburyportnews.com or at 978-961-3147.