Dunbarton Public Library


The library will be closed

Thursday, November 23

and Friday, November 24, 2023

in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The library will be OPEN 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

on Saturday, November 25, 2023.

Library Hours:

Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Curbside pick-up is available only by request through the catalog.

Please find our pick-up tote

on the south corner of the building at the book drop, OR inside the entry if raining.

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

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

More Download Info

Attention Kindle Fire Users!

Libby is now available to download from the Amazon Appstore HERE. Going forward, users with Amazon Fire tablets should download Libby directly from the Amazon Appstore instead of manually sideloading the app. Woo hoo!

Additional details:

  • The old OverDrive app was removed from the Amazon Appstore in June. Fire tablet users who already have the OverDrive app installed can continue to use it for now, but it is no longer in active development. The OverDrive app will display messaging encouraging those with compatible devices to upgrade to Libby.
  • The web page that hosted OverDrive’s Libby APK instructions will redirect users to the Amazon Appstore to download Libby. Users with OverDrive’s Libby APK on their Fire tablet can continue to use that version. If a user would like to switch to the Amazon Appstore version of the app, they can follow these steps. Note: Users who switch from the APK version to the Amazon Appstore version of Libby may lose their Libby timeline activity, search history, and app customizations. They will not lose their loans, holds, or tags.
  • The Kindle Book format remains available to users in the U.S. only.

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.

New Hampshire Talking Books Program

The Talking Books Program exists to meet the reading needs and interests of New Hampshire residents who are physically unable to see, handle or process printed material comfortably. Talking Book Services provides library materials to over 2,000 New Hampshire residents and lends over 70,000 audio and braille books each year. Borrow the easy-to-use audio player and get books through the mail, OR listen anytime on your mobile device and many e-readers.

For more information or a downloadable application, click HERE.



Story Time WILL meet on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

at 10:30 AM.

Get ready to gobble til you wobble!

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.

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.


Mr. T will be here on the following Thursday afternoons, 2:30 PM-4:00PM:

November 30

December 14


If you would like more information please call the library, 774-3546.

Thank you.

Cookies and Cards

Drop In Craft

Saturday, November 25, 2023

and Saturday December 2, 2023

10:30 AM to Noon

All the materials are ready for you!

Please help us send a little love and cheer to some very special senior Veterans.

Please drop by to create a simple and lovely card that shows support and appreciation. Cards will be delivered to the NH Veterans Home.

Thank you!


Men's Coffee

Every Friday

 at 9:00 AM

at the DCC Vestry.

Bring your own coffee!

Chair Yoga with Sherry

Join us on the following

Thursdays at 11:00 AM:

November 30 at 11:00 AM

December 14 and 28 at 11:00 AM

January 11 and 25 at 11:00 AM

February 8 and 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 Town Hall space. Please be prepared to carry up a chair from downstairs (the chairs upstairs do not lend well to our routine). Thank you.

Please be prompt... we have a limited number of chairs.

Please wear comfy warm clothes. It is chilly upstairs.

All are welcome!

Online Loving Kindness Meditation

Judy Caron returns to us online

at 7:00 PM on the following

Wednesday nights:

December 6

January 10 and 24

February 7 and 21

March 6 and 20

April 3 and 17

May 1 and 15

The Concord Coachmen Chorus is COMING!!

Join us on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 6:30 PM

This will be a Holiday Concert extraordinaire!

Wear your Christmas sweaters!


Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 20, 2023


Join us as we wrap up the year, share a few snacks, and choose our books for next year.

New Hampshire Humanities presents

Henry Dearborn


From Captain to Cabinet Secretary

Presented by George Morrison

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Upper Town Hall

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the New Hampshire "Humanities to Go".

The Dunbarton Public Library and

New Hampshire Fish and Wildlife Stewards present

The Survival Story of Moose

 in New Hampshire

with Carrie Carbonneau, Wildlife Steward

Thursday, January 25, 2023

6:00 PM

Upper Town Hall

(Snow date will be Thursday, February 8th)

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.

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!

Check out our Art Wall

More from Bob Jamback now on display!

It's Puzzle 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 Happenings

We wish you all a very safe and happy holiday!

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