Monday, February 13, 2012

Telescope for Loan!

I often promote library displays with materials grouped by category for visitors to peruse. "Looking to the Stars" is one of the themes right now featuring astronomy, the moon landing, space exploration, star maps, planets and Pluto's fate. On the fiction side are novels containing stars in the title or topic. I even get to fit in my favorite genre of Science Fiction with stars and space as the focus.

The inescapable portion of this display is a 2 x 2 foot telescope sitting on the bookshelf. Yes! The library will be lending out a telescope for a week at a time. Thanks to the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, several local libraries are participating in this program. The "scope" is an Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope. Reservations taken NOW! Look up "Telescope" or "Orion StarBlast" in our catalog and place your request, or give us a call and we'll sign you up.

Here's looking at you, Big Dipper!!

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