We are having an Art Show---a TINY (and not so tiny) Art Show

This summer we distributed tiny canvas during our Summer Reading Program. Pieces received back are now on display in the library on top our new shelves.
There are several canvas pieces still out in the community, so now is the time to return them if you want to be in the show. Thanks!
Stop in to take a quick peek. They are displayed on our new shelves.
September is
Library Card Sign-Up Month
when libraries nationwide join the American Library Association to encourage their community members to sign-up for a library card. Community members of all ages can find a variety of educational resources and activities to pursue their dreams and  explore new passions and interests at the Library.
Please drop by and we can get you a card quickly!
We also dropped off library card applications at DES this week. They will go home in backpacks, if they haven't already.
You may return the application to your child's teacher, or directly to the library. Thank you!
Town Hall Construction News

Current 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

Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Please note that we will be operating in "curb-side mode"
for much longer than anticipated.

Thank you for your patience, kindness and support.

**A Reminder from the
Dunbarton Board of Selectmen:**

The construction of the build-out is very active and dangerous, as is the construction area surrounding it. The selectmen ask ALL to stay well behind the safety cones and fencing at all times.
Major site work will *hopefully* begin this week, or shortly.
There is also a considerable amount of debris on the ground, including hundreds and hundreds
of nails of all shapes and sizes.

Please stay out of the area.
Do not park in our old parking lot. THANK YOU!

You may safely view and take photos of the construction work and the workers from School Street.

Bobby Chagnon, who is the working foreman on the construction job, is building the front portico for the new entry way. He is currently building (and showing off) the decorative fencing that will adorn the top of the new entry. It is beautiful work.
Library Operations during Construction
 The Dunbarton Public Library is operating in a
Curbside Pick-up Mode for the duration of the construction project.

per Dunbarton Board of Selectmen.
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.

Please park at town offices and walk across the lawn. The way is clearly marked.

All programs and events, will be held outside around the band stand,
or virtual until further notice.

  Need assistance??
Need help with curbside pick-ups? Would you like the use of a tablet, or what have you?
If so, 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. If parking on School Street, please be considerate of our neighbors. Please do not block their driveways. Thanks!

The library is unable to accept any donations during construction.
Thank you for understanding.
ONGOING Construction Book Sale
21 weeks and counting!

We have something for everyone! Bring your own bags. Thanks!
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 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, 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.

Children's Programs
Outdoor Toddler Story Time
Rhymes, Stories, music and activities, and "Stay and Play".
Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM
(weather permitting)

Story time meets on the lawn in front of the town offices. It is nice and shady!
Please bring a blanket to sit on, bug spray, sunblock, water and 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:
September 29
October 13
October 27
November 10
December 1

Please call the library to register!
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!

Walk around and read our new StoryWalk

Our start location is located on the north side of the front porch area which avoids the construction area. Finish up on the south side near the memorial benches. ENJOY!!

StoryWalks were created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT in partnership with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

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 in 2021 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!
Adult Programs
Men's Coffee

Every Friday at 9:00 AM
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.
More Chair Yoga!
Chair Yoga with Sherry Gamble:

Thursday, September 29, 2022 and
Thursday, October 27 at 11:00 AM

Join us on the band stand.
Wear comfy clothes and bring water. We will provide the chairs.
MORE Adult Programs this Fall
Save the dates for these great VIRTUAL programs.

*Please note that due to the construction project exceeding 20 weeks,
all library programs will remain virtual, or meet outside until further notice*

Upcoming Book Discussions
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Outside on the band stand.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Outside on the band stand
Books are now available!
NH Humanities - Virtual Perspectives Book Discussions
We are pleased that we will again host humanities presenters as book club facilitators for our January and February adult book groups.

Thanks to a Perspectives grant from NH Humanities, we will host
Damian Costello on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 6:30 PM for a discussion of Black Elk Speaks by Nicholas Black Elk and John G. Neihardt.

On Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 6:30 PM we will host Ann McClellan for a discussion of White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

Books for these discussions are ready for pick-up!
New England Folk Tales... and the Women Who Wrote Them
Hosted by Erin Moulton
THIS Thursday, September 22, 2022
6:30 PM

In the 1930's, the New Hampshire Women's Federation, spearheaded by Mrs. Moody Gore and Mrs. Guy Speare, wrote two compilations of New Hampshire Folk Tales. Erin will share a few re-tellings, introduce you to the women who wrote the stories--and share her belief that the intersection of fact and fiction is often the best hope for public interest in local history.

Please email dunlib@gsinet.net for the link. Thank you.
Virtual Meditation
Join an hour-long Loving Kindness Meditation with host Judy Caron.
The following Thursdays at 7:00 PM:

September 29
October 13
October 27
November 10
December 1
December 15

If you would like to join us, please let us know and we will get you a link.
Streamer Flies of Sunapee
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Hosted by Scott Biron virtually on Zoom

Much of the NH history surrounding the art form of fly tying has been lost. For years it was and continues to be passed down by word of mouth. As a result, many of the patterns that were tied by NH fly tyers have been forgotten. Every once and a while someone generates interest in an old pattern tied by a NH tyer but for the most part their tying methods and patterns have disappeared. The greater New London area has a unique history and connection to streamer flies and this class will focus on uncovering much of its lost history. Lake Sunapee has a history of being a great fishery. Many flies were specifically developed for this lake. learn about these flies and their history fishing the lake.
Please email dunlib@gsinet.net to obtain the link.
A Celebration of Animation Presentation:
"Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time"
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Hosted virtually by Marty Gitlin on Zoom

Award-winning author and pop culture historian Marty Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening presentation for all ages based on his book, A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History. He is the only author to actually rank the greatest cartoon characters ever, such as Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo, Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants. He will show funny cartoon snippets of characters from the past century, play trivia with patrons, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and speak about their impact on American pop culture. Adults, teens, kids …. this program is fun for everyone!
Please email dunlib@gsinet.net to obtain the link. Thank you!
Banned Books Week is an annual week-long event celebrating the freedom to read, highlighting the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community--librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types--in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
A list of the American Library Association's Top 10 Most Nationally Challenged Books of 2021 is HERE
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Coffee with a Cop is fast approaching! We hope that you'll join the Dunbarton Police Department on Wednesday, October 5th from 11 AM - 1 PM at the School Street Cafe for an opportunity to interact with your Officers while enjoying some free coffee and food. The Dunbarton Police Department will also be passing out some free Coffee with a Cop coffee mugs!
Many thanks to the School Street Cafe for their willingness to host this event again! Any questions may be directed to Chief Chris Remillard at chrisremillard@gsinet.net.
See you there!
 1004 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Phone: (603) 774-3546