Library Hours
for the holiday week:

Tuesday 10-6
Wednesday 10-4
and Saturday, 10-2
Closed on Thursday and Friday
No ILL services
or Men's Coffee Chat on Friday.


·       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!

For safety during our outside programs, groups should be spaced 6 feet apart to account for social distancing. Bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on, except for chair yoga.
Read Phase Three Modified of our Pandemic Service Plan 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 Pandemic Service 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 for Curbside Pickup!
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 Please do not reply to this email.

Holds will be filled during hours of operation, T-W-Th 10-6, Friday 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.
Inter-library Loan Deliveries
Please be aware of a disruption to our Friday delivery services. Due to several holidays falling on delivery dates, NO van services on:
Friday, November 26,
Friday, December 24 and
Friday, December 31.
New Hampshire Downloadable Book Content
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!

Important Information about
Ancestry Library Edition
After nearly two years of temporary remote access generously provided by ProQuest/Ancestry, remote access to ALE will come to an end on December 31, 2021.
DO NOT FRET! Library patrons will still be able to access ALE on the library's computer. We ask that you call ahead to book a half hour appointment. Thank you.
We are very grateful to have had these remote services for so long.
Children's Programs
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!

Toddler Story Time
with a take home craft!

We will meet on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

At the request of our families, we will continue to hold story time outside/in person (in front of/or on the band stand) Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.
If the weather is too cold, or too bad, I will send a virtual link out on Tuesday afternoon. See you there!
PLEASE dress very warmly and bring something to sit on.
Creepy Carrots
by Aaron Reynolds

Such a fun book! Enjoy a late fall jaunt with our new StoryWalk. Pages 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.
Reading to Dogs
Our next visit with Mr. T and his handler Nancy will be:

Thursday, December 2, 2021
2:45 PM-4:00 PM
Two sessions are filled, and one session is pending.

If you would like to be on the wait list, please contact the library. If you need to cancel, please let us know. Thank you! Please dress warmly.

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
Playaway Launchpads!
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
VIRTUAL Men's Coffee

No Coffee Chat
on Friday
 November 26, 2022

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 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!
Our annual puzzle swap is back! Find nearly new puzzles for adults and children to grab and go or swap out. Please take just one per family each time.
Thanks so much for the great donations!
Virtual Loving-Kindness Meditation
Hosted by Judy Caron
of Living Mindfully NH
Participate in our last of the year virtual hour-long Loving-Kindness Meditation via Zoom.
Thursday 7:00-8:00 PM:
December 9
Call or email the library to register, and the link will be sent to you. Thanks!
We will be back in January! Schedule coming soon.
"Outside in the Parking Lot"
In-Person Chair Yoga
Join us as we host Sherry Gamble for one more Chair Yoga on

Thursday, December 16, 2021
11:00 AM

Dress warmly! We will provide chairs and an awesome time. If the weather is bad, we will cancel.
Chair Yoga will be back in the spring.
Virtual Getting Started
with Bird Watching
Thursday, January 6, 2022
6:30 PM via Zoom
Join us as we host Dr. Stephen Hale of
Open World Explorers

Less about birds, this presentation provides valuable pointers, tips and shortcuts for an interested person to quickly get the most out of birding and to become a skilled birder.
Great for both beginners and intermediate birders.
Email to obtain the Zoom link.
Virtual Soup Night
with Leslie Cercier,
the Organic Gourmet
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
6:30 PM via Zoom
Come on and join us as we make a comforting vegetarian soup straight from the heart.
Please to obtain the link.
Virtual Author Visit
with Anders Morley
This Land of Snow: A Journey Across the North in Winter
Thursday, January 27, 2022
6:30 PM
A passionate skier since he was a child, Anders Morley dreamed of going on a significant adventure, something bold and of his own design. And so, one year in his early thirties, he decided to strap on cross country skis to travel across Canada in the winter alone.
Please email dunlib@gsinet for the Zoom link.
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 virtual events.

Save the dates!

Limited copies of both books from NH Humanities are available now for library patrons.

Perspectives Book Groups are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the 2021 American Rescue Plan.
Dunbarton Operation Secret Elf
Operation Secret Elf is a long-standing DCC effort to help families in Dunbarton during a financially challenging year. Assistance is given to the families who choose to participate in the form of a gift for their child. These gifts have been secured. This year the library is teaming up with DCC to offer an opportunity to other residents who would like to contribute in a small, but meaningful way. We are specifically looking for Gibson's Book Store Gift cards. If you are interested, gift cards should be returned to the library by December 10th. For more information, please call the library. Thank you!
 1004 School Street
Dunbarton, NH 03046
Phone: (603) 774-3546