Library Hours for Curbside Pick-ups

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Thursdays: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Fridays: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

(these hours are subject to change due to construction)

Demo and excavation wrapped up.
Forms and concrete arrive this week!
Things are going smoothly.

 The Dunbarton Public Library is operating in a Curbside Pick-up Mode for the duration of the construction project.

Please find our exterior book drop in the front of the building.
Curbside pick-ups and library staff will be on the front porch of the building--Route 13 side.
If no one is outside to assist, please call 774-3546, and we will come right out.

In good weather (ie no wind, rain), we will bring books outside for you to browse!

Please park at town offices and walk across the lawn. The way is clearly marked. The construction site is very active. Please stay behind the cones.
Thank you!

Our hours will remain the same:
T-Thurs, 10-6, Fri 10-4, Sat 10-2,
but are subject to change due to construction activity. Things are fluid!

All programs, including our Summer Reading Program events, will be held outside around the band stand, or virtual.

Construction updates will be posted on our website, in this weekly newsletter, and on our Facebook page.
We also have an outside Information Board.

 If you need any assistance:
help with curbside pick-ups, or the use of a tablet, or what have you,
please call us at 774-3546.
 Thank you for your patience, kindness and support as we go with the flow.

Wi-Fi is still available.

The library is unable to accept any donations at this time.
Thank you for understanding.
Electronic Resources

We can help you easily navigate our "Curbside Pick-up" Services:

To access our materials, click to see our full online catalog HERE .

HOW TO PLACE A HOLD: To place holds on items currently in our catalog for outside pick-up, please log in to your library account in the upper right with your card number and PIN. With the construction impact, please expect 24 hours for your hold to be processed. You will receive a message (phone call or e-mail) when it is ready. Please pick up promptly. Thank you!
Need some help, call 774-3546 or email
Please do not reply to this email because we will not see it.

Holds will be filled only during hours of operation, T-W-Th 10-6, Friday 10-4 and Sat 10-2. Thank you.
Do you need a password? Call the library and we can get you set up!
New Hampshire Downloadable Book Content
Open Virtually 24/7
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. It’s free and easy to get started for new users, and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at

Call the library to set up your password.

ATTENTION Kindle Fire Users!
The Libby app is not available in the Amazon app store for your device, BUT you will be able to use the webapp version of Libby using the Silk browser on your Kindle Fire device.
Visit the Libbywebapp on your Silk and then follow the prompts to add a library and a library card to Libby. Once configured, the webapp version of Libby is good to go. It will approximate the mobile app. Call the library for help if needed!

As of 2/23/22, the legacy Overdrive app is no longer available to download from app stores. Users who have the OverDrive app installed will still be able to use it without disruption. Later in the year we will share more details on how the OverDrive app will be retired, and users will be encouraged to switch to Libby.

Inter-Library Loan
Deliveries NOW on Wednesdays!
Due to the large volume of deliveries to libraries on Fridays, the Dunbarton Public Library's delivery date has been changed to Wednesdays.
Children's Programs
Story Time
with a fun take home craft!

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM
Rhymes, stories, music and play.

Story time meets on the Town Common band stand! I will watch the weather and let you know (via the library's Facebook page) the day before if we need to revert to a Zoom presentation. Keep fingers crossed for good weather.

More spring-time crafts this month!
They are outside for pick-up, or available at story time.

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!

NEW StoryWalk!
Our new StoryWalk has been installed.

Our start location is located on the north side of the front porch area and avoids the construction area. Finish up on the south side. ENJOY!!
Reading to Dogs!
Mr. T and his handler Nancy
will be back for one more Thursday afternoon this May. We will then take a break until SRP in July.
Reading to Dogs is a reading program designed to improve children's reading skills.
Read aloud to Mr. T, a ​​registered/certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, Chapter 205.
Children in Grade 1-4 who register will have a 20 minute session.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

We start at 2:45 PM and have three 20 minute/1:1 sessions each meeting. Please find us on the band stand.
Call to set up your time!
We are working on our Summer Schedule!
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. A new experience with every Launchpad checked out. They come with a durable cover. No internet connection or camera. They are hassle and worry-free.
Purchased with grant funding from ARPA, made possible through the IMLS and the New Hampshire State Library.
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!
Coming in late JUNE!
Oceans of Possibilities
 Summer Reading Program
Our Summer Reading Program will run June 28- July 29. Oceans of Possibilities promises fun for the entire family and activities for all ages. All special events will be held outside on the Town Common utilizing the band stand due to the construction project. Keep posted for more info!
Adult Programs
Men's Coffee

Every Friday at 9:00 AM
Starting May 13th, we will be meeting outside on the band stand.
Would you like to join us?

If the weather is looking iffy, a Zoom link will be sent out on Thursday for a virtual meeting.

Bring a chair!
Dress warmly.

Adult and Children
Book Bundles TO GO!
Book Bundles might be for you if you are not comfortable requesting books online, or like surprises!! We will handpick books from our shelves with your special requests in mind. Please call the library, or email for service.

FYI: This is not an on-demand service. We ask that you please kindly give us 24 hours to get your book bundle ready for curbside pick-up. Thanks so much.
Virtual Loving-Kindness Meditations
Hosted by Judy Caron
of Living Mindfully NH

Join us for our simple, guided loving- kindness meditation via Zoom.
Email the library to register and the link will be sent to you by the presenter.

Thursday, May 12, 2022
7:00 PM

See you in the fall!

Book Discussion
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Either virtual or outside on the band stand.
Books are available!

Your Kids Don't Want It
-What can you do?

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
6:00-7:30 PM
via Zoom
Co-hosted with Baker Free Library

We hear it every day.
“My Children Don’t Want It. What Can I Do?”. And it’s happening all over America. In this session Mike will give you 15 Tip and Strategies designed not only to help you deal with your “Stuff”, but hopefully help you make some good money when selling it.
Mike Ivankovich has been involved in some phase of the Antiques & Collectibles business for more than 40 years. He is a frequent lecturer and spoken before groups too numerous to list. He has authored more than twenty books and eBooks in his areas of specialty and has written articles and columns for most major national trade paper.

Email if you are interested in attending.
Dunbarton Public Library to receive NH State Library ARPA grant funding in 2022.
We are pleased to announce that our library was one of 42 NH libraries selected to receive ARPA grant funding through a competitive grant round. The library will be awarded $13,745.03 in funding through the Institute for Museum and Library Services' "Grants to States" program. The grant funding is part of the American Rescue Plan Act Plan of 2021 and is being facilitated by the NH State Library.
The library will use the grant award to purchase mobile book shelving platforms that roll away to increase floor space, and to purchase a Meeting Owl Pro. The flexibility that mobile shelving offers will be beneficial in getting back to offering many of our traditional in-person programs. The Meeting Owl Pro will allow any program or meeting to be virtual.
Estimated arrival time of our shelves has become undetermined due to steel availability. UGH!
 1004 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Phone: (603) 774-3546