Library Services during Construction

We are operating curbside for the duration of the construction project. Our exterior book drop and pick-up bin are located in front the town offices---right side, near the Building Department entrance. It is a spot that patrons may safely drop off and pick-up. It is well-plowed and is underneath one of the parking lot lights.
Pick-ups are available until 4:00 PM.
On Saturdays, please plan to pick-up prior to 1:45 PM. Thanks!

Call 774-3546 for any assist you may need.
FYI: Materials not picked up will be brought inside overnight. We will put them back out the next day.

Hours for Library Services:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM,
Friday 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM and
Saturday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

The library will continue operating curb-side for longer than expected. All programs will remain virtual, with Story Time and Chair Yoga moving to the DCC Vestry.

If you need help or assistance, please call 774-3546. If you do not reach us, please call us back. Thanks! We will post any schedule change (or snow closure or delay) to our website, Facebook page and WMUR.

For more information on the library
and construction status
click HERE.

Wi-Fi is available in our parking lot.

The library will not be able to accept
any donations until further notice.
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 winter adding a challenge to curbside pick-ups, 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 dunlib@gsinet.net.
Please do not reply to this email because we will not see it.

Holds will be filled only during hours of normal operation. Thank you.
Do you need a password? Call the library and we can get you set up!
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.
 To search for titles:
·   Open the NHSL catalog, click on “Advanced Search” in the upper-left corner.
·        From the “Item Type” tab, Select “Large Print” from the Format section…
·        And from the “Collection” tab, select “Talking Books Services” to limit the selection. 
·        If you find something you like, you may request through ILL. Call the library for any assistance with that process.
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!
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One More FYI! If you are still using the old Overdrive app, just a reminder that it will sunset in April of 2023. OverDrive is only shutting down so that they can focus more energy on Libby, the free Ebooks and Audiobooks library. This means Libby will likely receive more content, and more frequent and streamlined updates in the future. If you would like to know more about this, click HERE to read their FAQ regarding the situation. And if you're currently an OverDrive user, we suggest you start to get familiar with Libby. If you need assistance, there are plenty of online tutorials, or you can ask us for help. Thank you!
 
Children's Programs

Toddler Story Times are On the Go!

We are now meeting at the DCC Vestry.
Rhymes, stories, music, activities, a "Take Home Craft" and"Stay and Play".
Wednesday mornings 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
on the first floor of the DCC Vestry.
Thank you, DCC!
Please continue to park in the town parking lot---it is much safer than unloading on Route 13.

Please bring a blanket to sit on, water and very light snacks. 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. All are most welcome!

Read to a Dog!
Mr. T is back!
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.
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 on the following Thursdays, from 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM:

February 2, February 16, March 2, March 16, March 30, April 13, April 27 and May 11.

Please call the library to register!
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? 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!
Adult Programs
Men's Coffee

Every Friday at 9:00 AM.
Due to the construction project, this program will continue to meet in the Vestry of the Dunbarton Congregational Church.

Bring your own coffee.





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 dunlib@gsinet.net 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.
Jigsaw Puzzles TO GO!
We got em! The puzzle swap is back! Find nearly new puzzles for adults and children to grab and go, or swap out.
Currently we have one set up to work on in the foyer.
VIRTUAL Hawks and Hawk Watching
THIS Tuesday, January 24, 2022
6:30 PM via Zoom
Presented by Steve Hale

A virtual presentation of the region’s vultures, hawks, eagles, and falcons that can be regularly observed on Fall migration. High quality images of each species in flight, as they might appear passing by or overhead at a favorite hawk watch location are provided. Technical tips on species shape, coloration, and behavior are provided to boost your own ability to ID these fabulous birds. Migration-timing data for some regional sites will be presented for different species so you can know when to expect certain species. An introduction to some regional hawk watch sites is given along with information on how to participate.
Please email dunlib@gsinet.net PRIOR to 5:00 PM to obtain the link. Thanks!
Chair Yoga with Sherry Gamble
Last Thursday of each month
at 11:00 AM.
We are now meeting at the DCC Church Vestry. Wear comfy clothes. We provide the chairs.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Thursday, March 30, 2023

All are welcome!
Healthy Decadent Chocolate Desserts--Virtual!
With Leslie Cercier!
Thursday, February 9, 2023
at 6:30 PM
In this baking demonstration on zoom, Leslie will teach us how to make two healthy, decadent, chocolate desserts from scratch:
  • Best Chocolate Chip Brownies
  • Honey Hazelnut Treats 
And of course, Leslie will introduce Eco-Friendly Baking tips and organic ingredients to use for your health and pleasure.
Discover:
  • The Sweeteners and Healthy Fats to Use
  • How to Make your own Nut Flours
  • And Much More
Time for Q&A
Please email dunlib@gsinet.net PRIOR to 5:00 PM February 9th to obtain the link. Thanks!
Join us as we host presenter Ann McClellan
for a New Hampshire Humanities Perspectives Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 6:30 PM
for a discussion of White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

Books are available!
If you are interested in joining this discussion,
please email dunlib@gsinet.net to obtain the link.

Interested in joining our monthly book discussion?
We meet the third Wednesday of the month at Noon.
2023 Book Selections HERE
Penning the Perfect Obit--Virtual!
Thursday February 16, 2023
6:30 PM presented by Erin Moulton.
No one likes to think about writing an obituary, and yet this small contribution to the weekly newspaper is a vital narrative. Obituaries can celebrate life, personality, struggles and triumphs. And yet, often obituaries are left to the last minute, relying on the most willing family member to dig up details. We will examine a variety of obituaries. We will brainstorm big life highlights and, finally, we'll scribble it all down. Participants will leave with a rough draft to polish.
Please email dunlib@gsinet.net PRIOR to 5:00 PM February 16th to obtain the link.
Virtual Loving Kindness Meditations
Join an online very relaxing, hour-long Loving Kindness Meditation with host Judy Caron.
We will meet the following
Thursdays at 7:00 PM:

February 23
March 9
March 23
April 6
April 20
May 4

If you would like to join us, please let us know and we will get you a link.
 1004 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Phone: (603) 774-3546