The author of The Orchid & the Wasp emailed us!

Dearest Librarian,
A Google Alert just informed me that Smyth Public Library is having a book club event this evening about my novel, Orchid & the Wasp. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me. I’m pretty sure you’ll be the first book club discussion of the novel, besides perhaps my mum’s friends!
If there was a specific librarian behind this choice, please tell them I say thank you! In case it’s useful for readers after, I put together a few of the links to essays and interviews I did about the book here: https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/17506525-essays-interviews-for-orchid-the-wasp
Anyway, I just wanted to wave across the continents to say: thank you & my heart-cockles are warmed!
Very best,
Caoilinn Hughes

For problems casting Kanopy from your device to a TV:
You can find detailed instructions on casting and using other apps on the Kanopy help page (or by scrolling to the bottom of any Kanopy webpage and hitting “Support”).

Pass to Children’s Museum in Dover
available until April 30th!

Perfect for an afternoon trip with the family!

1040 tax instructions are in! Located on the display next to the magazines.


Museum of Science- Boston, MA Tickets
New museum pass! Admission for $10 for up to 4 people.

Kanopy is a popular on demand film streaming service that will be available for free with your library card! You can get 4 titles per month.
Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films on instantly by visiting smythpl.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any device.

ATTENTION LIBRARY PATRONS! We need 5-10 minutes of your help!  Please complete the survey below and help us reach our goal of 500 responses. Every member of the family is welcome to complete this survey.  You can also pick up paper copies at the library.

Click on the link for the survey below:


Thank you!


Borrow a cake pan for a birthday, Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and more! Pan shapes include bears, a cross, bunny, crown bundt pan, flowers, snowman, letters, numbers, monkey, Mickey Mouse, a football, big and small hearts, and doughnuts.

Located in the kids room. Limit to 1 pan per family at a time. Loan period of 1 week- no renewals. Return your cake pan to the circulation desk. Please do not put pans in the book drop.

We will now hold a PJ story time on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6pm! Come in your PJs and hear a story!
First story time: Thursday, January 24th at 6pm!

Check out a Ukulele!
The library now lends a ukulele! Kit also includes a harmonica for duets! Lending period is 1 week! Located at the front desk.

Check out our telescope to view the winter sky!

You can also print out the monthly calendar to view:

Please visit our new Volunteer Your World Page for information on who in the town of Candia is looking for volunteers.

I am neither walls nor shelves,
Nor even the books that stand in rows;
I am the wisdom of the universe
Captured and arranged for you;
I am an open door…Enter!

Welcome to the new website!

Welcome to your library!