Dunbarton Public Library


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Thank you for reading!

Bill Zeller captured the beautiful sunrise over the building on Friday, 2/9/24.

Library Hours:

Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

All scheduled evening programs will run

Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Please note that curbside pick-up is still available, but only by request through the catalog.

Please find our pick-up tote inside the entry doorway this winter. Thank you!

Books not picked up after one week will be returned to circulation so that others may borrow.

PLEASE NOTE: the library will be closed on

 Saturday, February 17, 2024

in observance of the President's Day holiday.

Electronic Resources

New Hampshire Downloadable Book Content

Open Virtually 24/7

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide.

More information is HERE

Looking for Large Print Titles?

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.

LEGO Party!

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.

Thank you.


Men's Coffee

Every Friday

 at 9:00 AM

at the DCC Vestry.

Bring your own coffee!

Book Discussion Group


Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

at Noon.

All are welcome to join our lively group.


Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

at Noon

Books available now!

Virtual Online Loving Kindness Meditation

with Judy Caron

Join us virtually the following

Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM:

February 21

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

****DATE CHANGE!!!!****

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

presented by

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.

AncestryLibrary Edition

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.

Thank you! Think Spring!

 1004 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Phone: (603) 774-3546
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