Tentative Library Hours
(pending trustee approval at September 13th meeting)

OPEN Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Friday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
and Saturday, 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

·       Curbside Pick-ups for ALL will continue indefinitely!
·       Book Bundles available!
·       VIP Hour:10:00-11:00 AM every day!

Current occupancy is 5 people/or one family
for a brief 30-Minute Browsing or computer session.
Please do not bring in food, drinks or animals. Thank you.
Masks are required
for all over the age of 3 while inside the library building. Thank you!

Walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly encourage families, or anyone wishing to use the computer, to call ahead to schedule an appointment, so that a preferred time is reserved. Thank you!

Several of our programs this month will be held
in-person/outside around the band stand---weather permitting, BUT check out our line up of virtual programs below!
For safety during our programs, groups should be spaced 6 feet apart to account for social distancing. Bring your own chairs to sit on, except for chair yoga.
Read Phase Three Modified HERE

We appreciate your patience as we work to keep the library a safe place for all patrons.

It is important to note that our plan is a working document.
Details are fluid and subject to change.

Be safe and be well.
Mary Girard, Director
 and the Dunbarton Public Library Board of Trustees
Electronic Resources

What’s New?
Check out our catalog.
Place your holds!
Browse our catalog HERE .
Place holds on materials by logging in to your library account with card number and password, calling 774-3546, or emailing a list to dunlib@gsinet.net.

Please note that holds will be filled during hours of operation, T-F 10-4 and Sat 10-2. Please expect a wait time of up to 24 hours. Thank you.
Need a password? Call the library and we can get you set up.
New Hampshire Downloadable Book Content
Just a reminder that we
are OPEN virtually 24/7.

Download books, audios and magazines anytime with your card, PIN and Libby app available from your app store.
Call the library to set up your password.

FYI: You may notice several changes and updates to Libby. It's all good!
Ancestry Library Edition
This fabulous resource is still available for card holders to use at home! To access, please log in to your library account with card number and password. Scroll down through our Electronic Resources listed to the ALE link. Need help? Please call the library.
Children's Programs
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

You can do it!

Toddler Story Time RETURNS!
Story Time will return outside/in person (in front of the band stand) THIS Wednesday, September 15th at 10:30 AM. If the weather is bad, we will be virtual. I will send the link out on Tuesday afternoon if needed. See you soon!

"Let's Go to the Library"
by Charles M. Schulz
September is National Library Card Signup Month!
This story is all about getting your very first library card! Yay!
The joy of reading in the outdoors is a wonderful experience for all ages. Story Walks are set up for walkers to read each laminated page of a story (attached to stakes) and installed around the library. This is a great way for readers to enjoy and interact with a story in an outdoor setting, while promoting physical activity. Start right outside our door on School Street, and make your way around the building. Please social distance. Thank you!
StoryWalks were created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, in partnership with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!
Yay—September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth! Celebrate by getting your very own library card! These kids just did!
Library Card Sign-Up Month is a national campaign to emphasize the importance of library cards to a child’s education and to combat illiteracy. The campaign first started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education, William Bennett, who stated: “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.”
To obtain a library card, please come on over to the library! See you here.
Reading to Dogs
Visit with Mr. T and his handler Nancy!
Thursday, September 16, 2021 and Thursday, September 30, 2021
3:00-4:00 PM
Outside and in-person on the band stand.
If the weather is poor, we will cancel.
Call the library to schedule your 15 minute session. Thank you!

Book Bundles for Children
Children's Book Bundles To Go!

We know everyone is busy. Let us help! We will handpick books from our shelves with your special requests in mind. Please call the library, 774-3546, and we will do the rest!
Kindly give us 24 hours, and then we will have your book bundle ready for curbside pick-up.
Check out one of our new
Playaway Launchpads!
Our new Playaway Launchpads are now 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. Stop in and ask about it!
Adult Programs
Men's Coffee

Every Friday at 9:00 AM

Men's Coffee will meet outside every Friday morning.
Find us around the band stand, or tailgating in the parking area!

Bring your own chair and your own coffee!

Adult Book Bundles TO GO!
Our Book Bundles for children have been a big hit, so we are extending this offer to adults!
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.
2021 New Hampshire Traditional Arts Grant Project
sponsored by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
on display at the library
Currently on display at the library is a display by FY21 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Team, Master Artist Scott Biron and Apprentice Chuck Fritz.
Their Apprenticeship focused on sharing and learning Northern New England Fly patterns, the originators and their methods of tying the patterns.
Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants help communities preserve their cultural heritage through the learning and passing on of traditional arts and folklife–including crafts, music, dance, and foodways–so that future generations can continue to benefit from them. Apprenticeship grants fund a master traditional artist to teach a qualified apprentice in one-to-one sessions for a minimum of 65 hours over a period of six to ten months.
Close-up photo of one of the beautiful New England streamer patterns on display. This is a Bonbright streamer fly, adapted by Bert Quimby. It is one of Maine's earliest salmon flies.

If you would like more information about the display or the flies, please reach out to Scott Biron, nhflytyer@icloud.com or by visiting his website HERE

Scott Biron will virtually present "Fishing NH Remote Ponds with a fly rod and float tube" on September 23.
Please see the details below!
Leslie Cerier, Organic Gourmet
THIS Tuesday, September 14, 2021
at 6:30 PM.

Join as we virtually host the "Organic Gourmet, Leslie Cerier", organic farm to table, vegetarian chef, teacher and cookbook author in an organic farm to table, vegetarian cooking class. Leslie will prepare a meal from her bountiful garden harvest.

To register
please email dunlib@gsinet.net
Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
at Noon.

Join us around the band stand, weather permitting. Bring your own chair and lunch. If the weather forecast is poor, we will meet virtually and I will send the link out Tuesday afternoon.
Copies of Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, our book choice for October, are now available for pickup!
Outside Chair Yoga!!
Thursday, September 16, 2021,
11:00 AM
Join us around the band stand for outside Chair Yoga.
Sherry Gamble will be back!
Sherry and I will set up the chairs, and we ask that you bring your own mat.
Please let us know you are coming! Thanks.
Fly Fishing Remote NH Ponds with a fly rod and float tube
Thursday, September 23, 2021
6:30 PM via Zoom

Scott Biron (you know him from NH Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing Program") will virtually present a program on fly fishing remote NH ponds in a float tube.
Sit back and enjoy!
Call or email the library to register. Filling up very fast!
Loving-Kindness Meditations
Hosted by Judy Caron
of Living Mindfully NH
Participate in a virtual hour-long
Loving-Kindness Meditation via Zoom
the following Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 PM:

September 30
October 14
October 28
November 18
December 9
Call or email the library to register. Thanks!
A Funny Program about Funny Programs:
The Greatest Sitcoms of all Time
Presented virtually by Marty Gitlin
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
6:30 PM via Zoom
Award-winning author and pop culture historian Martin Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening presentation based on his book, The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time. He is the only author to actually rank the best of the best, including I Love Lucy, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, Seinfeld, Frasier and Modern Family. He will show funny snippets from those shows and others, challenge patrons with sitcom trivia (including identifying cool theme songs!), discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best and talk about how sitcoms have evolved over the decades in humor, presentation and content. This program is really entertaining so join in on the fun!
Understanding Bobcats
in New Hampshire
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
6:30 PM via Zoom
Presented by Don Allen
of New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Learn the history of wildlife in New Hampshire, with a special focus on the bobcat. Learn about the ongoing research in the state, and some helpful tips for dog owners.
To register, please call or email the library.
New Hampshire Humanities
 "Perspectives" Book Discussions
January 19, 2022, 6:30 PM
facilitated by Damien Costello
February 16, 2022, 6:30 PM
facilitated by Ann McClellan
New Hampshire Humanities recently launched a book group initiative called Perspectives. Our library was awarded two grants to host these wonderful facilitated events.

Save the dates!

Limited copies of both books will be sent to us from NH Humanities, and are due to arrive in a few weeks.

Perspectives Book Groups are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the 2021 American Rescue Plan.
National Coffee with a Cop Day!
Contact Sgt. Chris Remillard to make your appointment or for more info.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Noon - 2:00 PM
School Street Cafe
 1004 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Phone: (603) 774-3546