The New Hampshire State Library has expanded their Large Print Book Collection.
Talking Books, part of the New Hampshire State Library, has purchased a new collection of circulating large print titles with ARPA funds that libraries can request via ILL.
Please call the library for assistance.
Toddler Story Times
with "Stay and Play" afterward
Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Our Story Time is a fun and interactive program that combines read-aloud stories, songs, rhymes, flannel boards, and some dancing!
This Story Time is designed for ages 18 months to 5 years, with babies most welcome!
After the activities, we provide a "Stay and Play" component. This is a great opportunity for children to play and moms/dads to meet and mingle.
Please look to the library's Facebook page
for any updates/cancellations.
Friday, March 1, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
You bring the imagination, and we bring out the massive LEGO collection (thanks to the many donations we have collected over the years).
Come on down to free-build with your friends during vacation week.
See you here!
New Hampshire 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless.Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler.
The goal is to read 1,000 books before your little one starts kindergarten- and yes you can repeat books! We know that all kids have favorites! If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read 365 books in a year. By the time they start kindergarten, it's possible to have read 1,825 books together!
Not only will your child benefit from having a larger vocabulary, and more interest in reading, but studies have shown that reading to a child daily is an early indicator of academic success. The bonding time while you read to/with a child is possibly one of the most wonderful benefits!
Do you have questions? Need more logs?
Please call the library!
Check out one of our Playaway Launchpads!
Playaway Launchpads are available for checkout.
These pre-loaded tablets have interactive learning apps and games that are just perfect for prechoolers and elementary students. Each tablet is already loaded with games such as math, science, transportation, art.
Orion Starblast Telescope
Did you know that we have a telescope available for you to check out? Adult patrons in good standing can borrow the telescope for one week. The telescope was donated by the NH Astronomical Society as part of the Library Telescope Program. Call for information!
Read to a Dog!
Why read to a dog? Because dogs are friendly and comfy, judgement-free (no pressure!), and they love the attention of being read to.
Kids will gain more confidence in their reading aloud skills, and enjoy the company of a new friend.
Reading to Dogs is a reading program designed to improve children's reading skills, but also a wonderful opportunity to be with a comfy pet.
Read aloud to Mr. T, a registered/certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205.
Children in Grade K-4 who register will have a 20 minute session.
Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule
The following Thursdays, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM:
Thursday, February 22
Thursday, March 7
Thursday, March 21
Thursday, April 4
Thursday, April 18
Thursday, May 2
Thursday, May 16
If you would like more information, or to register, please call the library, 774-3546.
at 9:00 AM
at the DCC Vestry.
Bring your own coffee!
Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
All are welcome to join our lively group.
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Books available now!
Virtual Online Loving Kindness Meditation
with Judy Caron
Join us virtually the following
Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM:
March 6 and March 20
April 3 and April 17
May 1 and May 15
Please let us know if you are interested in attending. The Zoom link will be sent to you.
Chair Yoga with Sherry
Join us on the following
Thursdays at 11:00 AM:
February 29 at 11:00 AM
March 14 and 28 at 11:00 AM
April 11 and 25 at 11:00 AM
May 16 and 30 at 11:00 AM
June 13 and 27 at 11:00 AM
FYI: We will plan to use the upper entry to the Town Hall space. Please be prepared to carry up a chair from downstairs.
Please be prompt... our space is tight and we have a limited number of chairs. If there is a cancellation, we will post on our website and our Facebook page.
All are welcome!
Drew Groves Photography
Presentation, slide show and discussion
Thursday, February 29, 2024
6:30 PM, Upper Town Hall
Drew will be with us to discuss his photography and techniques, as well as some prime locations on Dunbarton Conservation land where he gets many of his great shots.
Overflow parking at the school.
His photography exhibit is up now! Come by to view.
Are We Ready for Wolf Recovery?
Part 2 of Becoming Wolf
Presented by Christine Schadler
Thursday, March 21, 2024
6:30 PM, Upper Town Hall
Maple--New Hampshire's Medicine of Connection
Presented by Damian Costello
Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 11:00 AM
Upper Town Hall
Few things evoke the identity and values of New Hampshire more than maple syrup. It also bridges the many divisions facing our communities. In this presentation, Damian Costello explores how the practice of maple sugaring connects us to the land, our ancestors, and all that surrounds us. In conversation with Robin Wall Kimmerer’s bestselling Braiding Sweetgrass, he suggests that sugar making—which is informed by indigenous wisdom—is a communal medicine of connection that teaches mutual reciprocity with the land.
Thanks to New Hampshire Humanities for making this program possible.
Estate Planning Workshop
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
NOON, Upper Town Hall
Donohue, Beasley and Ferber, PLLC
Estate, Tax and Elder Law Attorneys
During this educational seminar, the attorney will share a range of important estate-planning information. Sit, listen and take in information often complex and confusing. This presentation is not firm promoting, but truly aimed at education.
Tracking Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease in New Hampshire
Thursday, April 11, 2024, 6:30 PM
Upper Town Hall
Presented by Dr. Kaitlyn Morse
of Bebop Labs
Dr. Morse will present the findings from a community engaged project tracking ticks and tick-borne diseases. Answering questions like what time of year do you find ticks, and what specific diseases do they carry. These findings are related to climate change, and this presentation will spark hands-on science and participants empowered to be an advocate for their own health.
Big Trees of Northern New England
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
6:30 PM, Upper Town Hall
Presented by Kevin Martin, Author, Outdoorsman and Boatbuilder
Please join us as we host Kevin Martin. He will discuss his book, his short hikes, bikes and paddles to the biggest trees in New England, as well as how he uses similar lumber in wooden boat building.
The library offers an opportunity for you to discover your family genealogy and ancestry information. Please drop by the library during open hours to use this resource. Call ahead to block out a time!
It's Puzzle Exchange Time!
Puzzles galore to swap out, trade, or just take!
Thanks to all for all the great donations.
We currently have most all levels and sizes.
Community Art Wall
The long-awaited photography exhibit by Drew Groves is up!
Come on by to view these beautiful photographs.
Our Seed Library is OPEN!
During the cold month of January, it is a great time to let you know that our seed library is up and operating once again.
If you had extra seeds from your harvest last fall, PLEASE consider bringing them to the library. We will process them and then put them into the library collection so others can check them out and grow this year.